Making a positive difference through Inclusive, Active, Social Tennis in communities, clubs, centres and schools.
Our sessions focus on everyones Ability and what they can achieve.
All our award winning sessions are inclusive, and everyone is welcome. This mindset is key to the success of everything we do, putting everyones abilities first.
Regular activity is proven to be beneficial to physical and mental health. We encourage people to be active and stay active.
Our award winning PROGRAMME and team of coaches run sessions for people with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
We also deliver sessions for people with long term health implications and social and economic inequalities.
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83% of disabled people say that playing tennis has improved their sense of self-confidence.
Founder and Master Coach
Ben is passionate about Inclusive Tennis.
He is able to build positive relationships
with people from all walks of life and
ensures he brings the best out of everyone.
Brad brings great energy and enthusiasm to
every session he delivers.
He has a positive mental mindset that gives
people the belief that they can succeed.
Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club
716 Ecclesall Rd,
South Yorkshire open court lead
Brentwood Tennis Club
Brentwood Rd, Nether Edge,
graves tennis centre
64 Hazlebarrow Dr, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield S8 8AS
Tennis Inclusive for Adults
This is a session for adults with additional needs. The course is designed to build adults confidence in their movement, co-ordination and fitness. Sessions are adult centred and inclusive to give opportunities to play and make new friends through learning new skills and games in a social and positive atmosphere.
Tennis Inclusive for Kids
This is a session for children with additional needs. The course is designed to build children’s confidence in their movement, co-ordination and fitness. Sessions are child centred and inclusive to give opportunities to play and make new friends through learning new skills and games in a social and positive atmosphere.
Serving Autism for Adults 16+
This session is for people who are Autistic and wanting to stay active while playing Tennis. The 45 mins session comprises a warm up, tennis drills followed by a game at the end. Adaptive equipment is used where necessary and coaches run the sessions centred around each individual’s needs.
Visually Impaired Tennis
Ability Tennis works closely with South Yorkshire Visually Impaired Tennis Club (SYVITC) to provide coaching for the club. These sessions use audible tennis balls and varied size rackets and courts to cater for each player’s visual impairment. The sport is one of the fastest growing disability sports and is a great way to stay fit and active in friendly and sociable atmosphere.
Walking Tennis is a slower version of the game; it is tennis, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level. Adaptive tennis balls and rules make this game slower and easier to pick up.
Learn how to play tennis in a friendly, sociable and inclusive group at Graves Tennis Centre in Sheffield. The course of 6 weekly sessions takes you through the movement skills you need, how to hit the ball and how to score and play for singles and doubles. The main focus is to get people active, through tennis.
Organisations we have worked with
“Ability Tennis provides the opportunity for autistic adults to engage in functional exercise while learning important cognitive skills”
Sports Therapist and Special Needs fitness coach from Rotherham
Tennis Inclusive Particpant
Sheffield Mencap and Gateway
Dr Liz Martinez
Post covid many children are more socially anxious and sport like this helps hugely their confidence, fitness and mental health.”
GP Partner at Burngreave Surgery in Sheffield and Honorary Lecturer at Sheffield University
Sheffield Celebration of Disability Sport
“Ability Tennis has delivered inclusive sessions for the last 10 years. Hundreds of disabled people with profound, multiple and complex disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, autism, social emotional and mental health issues have benefitted from their first class coaching methods.
The coaches understand the power of sport, demonstrating a real empathy towards everyones needs and requirements, adapting and overcoming any challenges to meet every individuals needs”
We have been into lots of SEN Schools across Sheffield either for a one off visit/ monthly or a 6 week block of visits.
HAF Kids Camps
We have run sessions at Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) . This is run by the Department for Education (DfE) initiative that provides activity and food provision for children aged 4-16 during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays.