There are a range of events that are available for deaf and hard of hearing participants in both social and competitive opportunities.
Tennis Clubs across Australia have various programs on offer such as Open Court Sessions, Cardio Tennis and Hot Shots (for kids).
For those who are keen to elevate their skills into national and international competitions, there are also additional pathways that lead into the Australian Deaf Games, World Deaf Tennis Championships and Deaflympic Games. In order to represent Australia at sanctioned deaf sports events, all participants will be required to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined below:
|Code||Hearing level loss||Eligibility||Tennis Australia events|
|AU0||0-39 dB 3FAHL||Not eligible to compete in DSA- or ICSD-approved events||
|AU1||40-54 dB 3FAHL||Eligible to compete in DSA-approved events – e.g. Australian Deaf Games, National Deaf 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||
Australian Deaf Tennis Team
If you are interested to try out for the Australian Deaf Tennis Team, please email Daniel Norris, Head Coach on [email protected].