Inclusion & Diversity
Tennis is a sport that can be played from grassroots to Paralympic level by athletes with disabilities. Whether you want to get back into sport after an accident, are looking to become more active or want to achieve at the highest level, there are multiple organisations in NSW that can help you reach your goals.
Evonne Goolagong Foundation
Dream, Believe, Learn, Achieve program runs ‘Come and Try’ days across each State and Territory with some participants chosen to receive assisted coaching. Progression to a Goolagong State Development Camp (GSDC) can follow with the aim of selection to the Goolagong National Development Camp (GNDC) held each January in Melbourne during the first week of the Australian Open. Mentored school scholarships are awarded from the GNDC. To date, almost 4900 youngsters have entered the program and in 2017 thirty youngsters have progressed to the GNDC 2018.
For more information head to: http://www.evonnegoolagongfoundation.org.au/
Blind Sport NSW
Blind Low Vision Tennis
- 5:30-7pm every Tuesday at ACPE
- 6-7pm every Thursday at City Community Tennis
For more information and to register visit https://www.blindsportsnsw.com.au/events/70002/
Contact Sonja Balic: [email protected]
NSW Wheelchair Tennis Development Hub
City Community Tennis is running coaching and social tennis every Saturday from 10am-11am for advanced players, and 11am-12pm with no experience needed. Click here for more information.
Wheelchair Tennis – Royal Rehab
Wheelchair tennis squad (for competitive players); Tuesday 5.00 – 6.00 pm
Wheelchair Cardio Tennis (for anyone); Tuesday 12.00pm – 12.45pm and Wednesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Contact Kathy Fahim: 0410 044 577
For more information on Wheelchair Tennis, visit www.wsnsw.org.au
‘Let’s Roll – learning wheelchair tennis with the Pros’ is a video tutorial resource put together by Wheelchair tennis legend David Hall and long-term coach Rich Berman.
The tutorial covers all areas of the wheelchair game, such as basic strokes and mobility, advanced strokes and mobility, mental toughness, wheelchair selection and injury prevention.
Return2Sport Tennis Development Clinics are offered monthly, free of charge at Royal Rehab in Ryde on the first Saturday of every month. Classes are from 11-12 noon and are for all abilities. You do not need to be in a wheelchair.
To register, please email the team at [email protected]
Intellectual Disabilities – Special Olympics NSW
Deaf Tennis Australia
To find out about how you can get involved in Deaf Tennis, please contact:
Kelly Sakellarios – Secretary, Deaf Tennis Australia