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Wheelchair tennis in Newquay

Wheelchair tennis in Newquay

An exciting new disability sport will be hitting the courts in Newquay over the next few weeks... wheelchair tennis!

From Sunday March 11, anyone with a disability and aged between 14 and 25 will be able to have a go at playing wheelchair tennis at the Heron Tennis Centre in Newquay, as part of the 'Sportivate Grand Slamivate Wheelchair Tennis' project.

Organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership and the Heron Tennis Centre, the weekly project has been set up as an introduction to the sport and participants will receive six weeks of dedicated expert coaching. And, once the six weeks are up, they will also have the opportunity to keep on playing. The sessions cost £1.50 a week which includes all rental equipment, including the chairs.

Steve Hillman, from the Cornwall Sports Partnership enthuses: "The Sportivate Grand Slamivate Wheelchair Tennis project is a fantastic chance for young people with a disability to give the sport a try. We've set it up to be as informal, friendly and sociable as possible but we'll be on hand throughout the six weekly sessions giving expert training and tips."

The sessions will run from 10.30am to 12noon every Sunday from March 11 to April 15. To find out more: contact Steve Hillman on 07837 311539 / shillman@cornwall.gov.uk, or Paul Roberts at the Heron Tennis Centre on 01637 877555 / herontennis@aol.com