Keep up to date with our sponsorship with the Norfolk Lawn and Tennis Association
The NLTA held a DSActive taster day at Lime Tree Road. The taster day offered a great opportunity for people with Down’s Syndrome and their families to get active, have fun and meet new people! Unfortunately, we were not able to attend but Disability Coordinator, Norma Bowen had this to say
“Thankfully the rain held off and the sun even came out occasionally, which was great. We had 7 playing and even had 2 or 3 call to say they couldn’t come because of illness, so it would have been more.”
We hope everyone who attended the taster day had a great time and we can’t wait to see more of these happen in the future!
We were invited along to the East Anglia Tennis and Squash club for an Inclusive Open Day held by the NLTA. The aim of the Open Day was to get people, whatever age or ability, to try tennis. With a wheelchair/physical disability session from 11am-1pm and an open, inclusive session for all from 2pm-4pm. We popped along in the morning to see the wheelchair and physical disability session and got to see Ali and her assistance dog try tennis for the first time. The weather stayed dry and we got to see the progress that up and coming star Ben has made over the course of a year with his tennis.
We’d like to thank everyone at the NLTA for inviting us along and we look forward to sponsoring many more days like this.
We were lucky enough to be invited along to an Inclusive Open Day held by the NLTA at the East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club. 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.
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!
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. The 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.