Grantham Tennis Club has won Disability Programme of the Year Award at the Aegon British Tennis Awards.
British Tennis announced the good news earlier this week, as part of Volunteers’ Week.
The Aegon British Tennis Awards celebrate the volunteers and communities who dedicate their time to creating endless opportunities for people to play tennis.
Grantham Tennis Club has an “everyone welcome” approach, an ethos which has no doubt contributed to the amount of weekly disability tennis participants doubling in twelve months between September 2015 – September 2016.
The club holds a number of inclusive events, and has recently held two Tennis Foundation disability camps for both wheelchair and learning disability players, and supported two disabled tennis players to gain coaching qualifications so they can join the committed coaching team.
The Tennis Foundation, the LTA’s charitable partner, said the club really is a leading example of how tennis can be a sport that is inclusive and accessible to all.
Joanna Farquharson, Deputy Executive Director of the Tennis Foundation said, “We’ve seen through our support for our network of venues that participation in tennis among disabled people is at record levels, and nowhere is that more evident than at Grantham Tennis Club. We are delighted to see the outstanding work at Grantham being recognised with this thoroughly deserved award – huge congratulations to all involved!”
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