Inclusion & Diversity

Find out about how to get involved in tennis today.

Wheelchair
Wheelchair players, Australian Open, 2014. JAIMI CHISHOLM
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Deaf & Hard of Hearing
A hearing-impaired player enjoys a Hot Shots session on court at Australian Open 2014. JAIMI CHISHOLM
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Intellectual Impairment
Intellectual
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Visually Impaired
Blind
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Indigenous
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09:  during day X of the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival at Darwin International Tennis Centre on September 9, 2018 in Darwin, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
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Coaching
Coach Greg Crump passes on some tips to wheelchair tennis player Sarah Calati; TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Multicultural
club tennis
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AO Community Grants
Community Grants
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Our aim is that tennis reflects Australia’s diverse communities and people, so everyone has the opportunity to get involved in tennis in a way that is meaningful for them. We believe that diversity is a strength and inclusion is a human right.

If you would like to learn more about tennis for players of differing abilities, please contact [email protected].

How we can help

  • Provide opportunities for people from underrepresented to be involved and participate in tennis, including but not limited to people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, multicultural communities and LGBTI communities
  • Make available a variety of tennis playing options at all levels from a recreational to competitive level, from local to elite international standards
  • Provide advice, information, guidance, support and resources for all clubs and communities that want to become inclusive to people from underrepresented groups
  • Promote tennis for people from underrepresented groups in all areas of the community
  • Provide access to opportunities aligned to those offered to mainstream tennis players
  • Encourage tennis clubs and associations to undertake or to be involved in inclusive programs for people from underrepresented groups
  • Provide greater support to encourage people from underrepresented groups to take on roles across the whole of the sport, including as players, coaches, administrators and officials

CLUBS

> Officiating and volunteers
> Administrators

COMMUNICATION

> Best ways to communicate
> Appropriate terminology

PLAYERS, PARENTS AND CARERS

> Tennis players

COACHES

> Coaching tennis
> Modify activities for players with a disability (TREE)

Here you can find out what programs Tennis Australia has for:
> Indigenous players
> Multicultural (CALD) groups