Our Sponsorship with the NLTA

Keep up to date with our sponsorship with the Norfolk Lawn and Tennis Association

14/05/2017

We were lucky enough to be invited along to an Inclusive Open Day held by the NLTA at the East Anglia Tennis and Squash DSC_1151Club. The Tennis and Squash club have made great changes to enable wheelchair access throughout since our last visit. The open day allowed us to see firsthand where our funding has gone and the impact it has had for disability tennis in Norfolk.

DSC_1152The open day hosted the opportunity, whatever age or ability, to come along and try tennis from 10am-1pm which included an hour slot for people with Downs Syndrome to play tennis from 12pm-1pm.

The weather stayed fine and there was a great turnout on the day with many people turning up at 12 to join DSActive and coach Derek Perry.

The NLTA have informed us that they will be hosting multiple Inclusive Tennis Sessions throughout the year at the Squash Club, the dates can be found below. We can’t wait to see how these sessions will evolve!

Inclusive Tennis Sessions:

  • Sundays – 28th May/ 11th & 25th June/ 9th & 23rd July/ 10th & 24th September/ 8th & 22nd October/ 5th November
  • 10.30am-12pm, £20 for five sessions or £5 on the day. More Info 

Head over to our Instagram for some exclusive photos from the day!

 


28/02/2017

We were honoured to be invited to present medals and certificates at the Complex Needs Schools Competition organised by the NLTA. The event took place throughout the day at the UEA sportspark where there was a great turn out with 5 complex needs schools taking part; John Grant, Clare, Hall, Sidestrand and Harford Manor. IMG_2097The9resize schools were separated into two groups where they were able to take part in 5 different activities including rallying and balls into baskets. Clare School took home the gold medals with Harford Manor a close second in Group A. In Group B, Sidestrand School were the winners and Harford Manor were second again.

We were fortunate enough to present all of the children with a certificate and the winners and runners up with a medal to take home for all their hard work. Norma Bowen, Disability Coordinator for the NLTA, had told us that the competition was a great success and they hope to run it again next year. We would like to say a huge thank you to Norma and everyone else who made the competition happen and volunteered to help out. We can’t wait for next year!

For more information about our sponsorship with the NLTA click here.

For more information about Disability tennis in Norfolk head over the the NLTA website here.