An introduction to Deaf & Hard of Hearing Tennis, including eligibility requirements.
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Deaf & Hard of Hearing

For players who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, there are a number of opportunities to participate in State and National Camps.

View the full list of opportunities here.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing players do not require any equipment modification. However, whilst playing in mainstream competition/tournaments, effective communication is key to ensuring players have the best opportunity to play the game.  Some tips include;

  • Face the player when speaking to them
  • Use hand signals to call the ball out or in
  • Be understanding if players continue playing the point and have not heard the call

Some players who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing may speak Auslan (Australian sign language) – you can find some tennis specific Auslan signs here.

For further information, visit Deaf Tennis Australia: or contact [email protected].