TENNIS - Pershore Tennis Centre to host LTA Regional Learning Disability tournament - The Evesham Observer

TENNIS - Pershore Tennis Centre to host LTA Regional Learning Disability tournament

Evesham Editorial 23rd Mar, 2023   0

PERSHORE Tennis Centre is set to host the LTA’s Regional Learning Disability tournament for the second year in a row.

The United Kingdom’s best tennis players with learning disabilities will descend upon Pershore next month with the tournament to be held on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.

Over 30 players have confirmed their place at this year’s event, which has been organised by the LTA – the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain.

Pershore Tennis Centre’s head coach, Steve Bauer, who is tournament organiser for the event, said: “Pershore Tennis Centre are delighted to be hosting this event again.

“We want to share how tennis competition can be enjoyed by all with our local and broader community.

“Everyone is welcome to come and watch this tournament to see how some of the Britain’s best players with learning disabilities enjoy tennis competition.”

Sophie Hall, LTA Tournament Director, added: “This event forms an important part of our calendar of disability tournaments.

“Following on from last year’s success we are delighted that Pershore Tennis Centre will be hosting this event again.

“Our vision is to open up tennis to more and more people regardless of age, background, ability of disability, and providing opportunities like this for our best players with Learning Disabilities is an important part of that vision.

“Pershore Tennis Centre has been chosen to put on a great tournament and I’m looking forward to it.”

Pershore have been running regular Learning Disability tennis coaching sessions for more than five years with a number of local players to compete in this year’s event.

And Learning Disability tennis is part of the LTA’s Open Court programme, which is one of the biggest disability-specific sports development programmes in the country.

It supports 500 venues in the UK which offer disability tennis sessions to their local community.

Anyone who wants to help volunteer at or sponsor the event should contact Steve Bauer at: [email protected]

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