Grow our inclusive sessions to over 1000 disabled young people and transform lives through the life-changing benefits of tennis

We are looking for a partner to help launch Grow – a new project that will maximise the reach of our disability-inclusive tennis offer.

By collaborating with us, you can change the face of disability grassroots tennis and ensure that 1000 disabled young people can access the transformative benefits of tennis in 2024.

Through Grow community tennis clubs will be trained, equipped and upskilled so that they can confidently run impactful disability-inclusive sessions for local young people.

Tennis can act as a powerful force for good for disabled young people’s lives. By supporting this project you can maximise the reach of this amazing sport. 

Your generosity will go towards supporting clubs like Team Bath Tennis. We have been working with Team Bath over the last 6 months to establish a disability-inclusive programme for local young people. Despite their enthusiasm, the club had been unable to establish a thriving inclusive session in the past.

Led by our on-the-ground team, we arranged disability inclusive training for all the coaches at the club, organised an inclusive tennis festival to recruit local disabled young people and established a permanent pan-disability session.

Two participants who have markedly benefited from this work are Max and Izzy. Max is 16 and Izzy is 15. Max is on the autistic spectrum and Izzy has DDx3x Syndrome which leads to intellectual disability and developmental delays. The duo are best friends and have been loving their weekly sessions.

Max is the youngest of four brothers and has been regularly excluded from participating in the same activities as his siblings due to the pace of the sessions. However, through Team Bath Tennis, Max has found a welcoming environment where he can be active and learn new skills. Max’s mum has even mentioned that the tennis sessions have quickly become one of the highlights of Max’s week.

Izzy has never regularly participated in sport as she found mainstream environments to be overwhelming and was socially isolated due to a lack of extra-curricular activities. Izzy’s mum said, “She wouldn’t do anything sporty or active at home because she feels foolish. She has a very low opinion of her ability”. As the tennis sessions focus on socialising and having fun, Izzy has started to build up her confidence and enjoy herself. Through these sessions, Izzy has completely changed her perspective of sport and is now considering organising some work experience at the University of Bath, so that she can become a sports coach after she finishes college. 

By supporting this project you are empowering disabled young people like Max and Izzy, to transform their lives through tennis. Together we can radically expand the reach of this programme and ensure that all disabled young people have the opportunity to access inclusive tennis.

If you would like to discuss supporting this project please contact: [email protected]