Paralympic legacy stronger than ever with tennis ‘agents’

10:00 08 September 2015

The London 2012 legacy continues to grow with tennis activator courses (pic: Tennis Foundation)

The London 2012 legacy continues to grow with tennis activator courses (pic: Tennis Foundation)


Recent course has helped people with a disability or mental health issue deliver the sport

The London 2012 legacy continues to grow with tennis activator courses (pic: Tennis Foundation)The London 2012 legacy continues to grow with tennis activator courses (pic: Tennis Foundation)

There may be less than a year to go until the 2016 Rio Paralympics, but the legacy from the London games three years ago is growing stronger than ever.

The Tennis Foundation, in partnership with Motivate East, have been running inclusive tennis activator training for the Agents at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, which was home to the wheelchair tennis events in 2012.

The courses are designed to get more people with a disability or mental health issue involved in the delivery of sport and helping to support inclusive tennis across East London.

Lasting half a day, they involved basic tennis organisation and delivery skills with a strong focus on making the sport inclusive and accessible to all.

The ‘Agents’ are now trained as activators and will now help support the on-going programme of tennis on the Olympic Park, including the upcoming NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters which is taking place from in December 2-6.

The Tennis Foundation’s Disability Development Manager for London Dave Hardman is delighted the games are still having a positive impact three years on.

“It’s fantastic to see the legacy of the London 2012 Paralympics through the Para-Legacy Agents and their work to grow tennis in East London,” said Hardman.

“They will become a vital part of the volunteering network within tennis including at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters this December and will continue to help make tennis inclusive and accessible for everyone in the city.”


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