When we refer to learning disability (LD) tennis at a recreational level, we are including learning difficulties as well. This includes: Down’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
It is important to understand that each person’s learning disability has different symptoms and characteristics and the goal is to tailor tennis to suit their learning needs. The level of support an individual needs depends on specific factors, including the severity of their learning disability. For example, a person with a mild learning disability may only need support with simple tasks such as joining a sports club or getting directions to a venue. However, someone with a profound learning disability may need full-time care and support with every aspect of their life – they may also have physical disabilities.
Whether as a player or organiser, if you would like to get involved please contact either:
the County Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Matt Elkington, Disability Development Partner on 07961 267607 (email@example.com)
Further information can be found at LTA Disability Tennis