National Development Deaf and Hard of Hearing Tennis Camp
Tennis Australia is excited to announce that it will host a National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Development Camp. This will be an opportunity for players from across the country to learn new skills, access great coaching, and meet new friends. The camp will include both on-court and off-court activities.
Where: National Tennis Centre (Level 2), Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard, Richmond VIC 3001
When: Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October 2019
Age: 18 and under
Minimum eligibility to participate: Players must be at a green ball standard to participate.
Travel grant: Interstate players will be provided a $250 travel grant.
Camp Hotel: Quest East Melbourne, 48 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
*Group block has been set aside for interstate players.
Register now through this link: National Camp Registration
Registration Deadline: 20 September 2019
Any questions further questions, please email Holly Tawse: [email protected]
Eligibility for competing in deaf and hard of hearing tournaments:
|Code||Hearing level loss||Eligibility||Tennis Australia events|
|AU0||0-39 dB 3FAHL||Not eligible to compete in DSA or ICSD approved events||Mainstream tennis tournaments|
|AU1||40-54 dB 3FAHL||Eligible to compete in DSA approved events – e.g. Australian Deaf Games, National Deaf Championships||Mainstream tennis tournaments, Australian Deaf Games, Australian Deaf Tennis Championships|
|AU2||55 dB or more 3FAHL||Eligible to compete in AU1 events plus ICSD approved events (e.g. Deaflympic Games, World Deaf Championships) and Australian National Sporting Organisation controlled events||Mainstream tennis tournaments, Australian Deaf Games, Australian Deaf Tennis Championships, World Deaf Tennis Championships, Asia Pacific Games for the Deaf, Deaflympic Games|
If you cannot attend the National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Development Camp in October but are interested in trying out for a state or national squad, we would still like to hear from you.
Please submit the following video to coach Daniel Norris ([email protected]):
- Short clip of you serving
- Short clip of you rallying
- And state what level of tennis you currently play at (i.e. Pennant level if possible, etc.).
For more information on these events or being part of state and national squads for deaf and hard of hearing, please email Holly Tawse ([email protected])