September 13, 2021

Wheelchair tennis camp hits the headlines

On Sunday, 12th September, The City of Peterborough Tennis Club welcomed wheelchair players and coaches from in and outside the County to take part in a wheelchair tennis camp funded by Cambridgeshire Tennis.

The City of Peterborough Tennis Club teamed up with Tennis no Boundaries to have two experts in inclusive and disability tennis, Mark Bullock and Stuart Wilkinson, come and deliver an inspiring session and help open up tennis clubs and make coaches confident in delivering inclusive tennis sessions.

Both players and coaches were invited so coaches could put their skills into practice as well as the players benefiting from the expert coaching.

A total of 12 players and 10 coaches attended the session and were given a masterclass in delivery from Mark and Stuart.

The session was very much in the spotlight with ITV Anglia in attendance filming for their news feature.

Mark Bullock said, “Thank you to the City of Peterborough Tennis Club for inviting myself & Stuart to lead the wheelchair tennis camp. It was a great day with a fantastic atmosphere with the players and coaches engaging & working hard to develop their skills. The TV coverage was also a brilliant bonus to help spread the word about wheelchair tennis.”

With the US Open successes of Emma Radacanu and wheelchair players Alfie Hewitt & Gordon Reid, this sensational surge will hopefully inspire others to take up the sport, regardless of age, sex, race or disabiility.

Click here to find out about the wheelchair tennis sessions at the City of Peterborough Tennis Club.

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