Information for players with a disability

Wheelchair Players
Wheelchair players, Australian Open, 2014. JAIMI CHISHOLM
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Deaf Players
A hearing-impaired player enjoys a Hot Shots session on court at Australian Open 2014. JAIMI CHISHOLM
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Players with an Intellectual Disability
Damian Phillips, Archie Graham, Mitchell James and Joshua Holloway at Pat Rafter Arena.
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Blind Players
Tennis, Melbourne Park. GEORGINA LEEDER
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Coaching Players with a Disability
Coach Greg Crump passes on some tips to wheelchair tennis player Sarah Calati; TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Sally Fitzgibbons enjoys playing Hot Shots with some special young players. JAIMI CHISHOLM
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Associated Organisations
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How we can help

  • Provide opportunities for people with a disability to be involved and participate in tennis, including sensory, physical, psychological and intellectual disabilities
  • 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 to access who want to get involved or who are already involved in providing tennis to people with a disability
  • Promote tennis for people with a disability in all areas of the community
  • Provide access to opportunities aligned to those offered to able body tennis players
  • Encourage tennis clubs and associations to undertake or to be involved in inclusive programs for people with a disability
  • Provide greater support to encourage people with a disability to take on roles across the whole of the sport, including as players, coaches, administrators and officials

Got a question?

If you would like to learn more about tennis for players with a disability, contact a program coordinator from your state or territory.

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