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Disability tennis festival returns to Lee Valley

15:00 21 January 2016

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosted the NEC Wheelchair Masters last year

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosted the NEC Wheelchair Masters last year

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Hockey and Tennis Centre to host event for second time

Local school kids are set to take to the courts at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre as the venue hosts its second annual disability tennis festival on January 29.

Coaching sessions will take place on the four indoor courts which were used by the world’s best players at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters last year.

Students will enjoy a range of fun tennis games, activities and tasks including drop and catch and speed of serve challenges, with each session adapted to suit the abilities of participants.

Primary chools that have already signed up to take part include Grange Park, Vicarage, Ravenscroft, Tollgate, Hartley, Cleves and Southern Road (all Newham), Stebon, Malmesbury and St Mary & St Michael (all Tower Hamlets).

Professional tennis coaches will lead the sessions and will be supported by students from St Angela’s Ursuline School and Eastlea Community School, who volunteer as young tennis leaders following an inclusive Step into Sport Camp held at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

“We’re excited to host our second disability tennis festival. Building on the success of our first event in 2014, we want to inspire children from all walks of life to pick up a racquet and take part,” said sports development officer Jack Pringle.

The disability tennis festival is run in partnership with the Tennis Foundation, Britain’s leading tennis charity with additional support from the Lee Valley Community Access Fund.

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre offers a range of sessions tailored for disabled adults, children with special needs and for specific community groups.

The centre offers weekly wheelchair and learning disability tennis sessions, in addition to monthly visually impaired camps.

Visit www.visitleevalley.org.uk/hockeytennis for more information.

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