Everyone for Tennis!
The Mencap Grand Slam Challenge
Sarah and Dominic who were part of the CLTC team that took part in the recent Mencap Grand Slam Challenge proudly display their certificates of achievement from the event. Well done Sarah and Dominic!
Cambridge Rare Disease Network‘s regional community group ‘Unique Feet’ is a collective of children and families affected by rare conditions. They meet regularly for fun, inclusive activities, to share experiences and to be the voice of rare families, improving local services. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Eleanor’s words “The sessions are “amazing”. The coaches are supportive, encouraging, help build confidence and ensure they learn about the game whilst making it fun.
George’s words “I like playing tennis with Daisy and hitting the ball over the net”
Phoebe’s words “The tennis is really fun and we get to do lots of different activities. It really builds up your strength and skills and is fun to play with your friends.”
We are lucky to have Steve Shaw “LTA National Finalist-Disability Volunteer of the year 2019” helping us make tennis a more inclusive sport at CLTC
Our students visit CLTC every week , for many this is the highlight of the week. The students skills and level of confidence whilst playing tennis has improved immensely, this confidence transfers into other aspects of the students life. The pupils enjoy practicing many different skills in the lessons and playing games and on a full sized court in a beautiful setting.
Pupils from Gretton have been lucky enough to receive some excellent coaching at CLTC. This helped with preparing students for a wonderful festival also held at CLTC. Pupils enjoyed an afternoon of practicing skills in the sun ready for games. Match play was a fantastic showcase of student expertise and sportsmanship. It was wonderful to see students form Gretton and Castle playing games both collaboratively and competitively. Thank you 🙂
Testimonial from Nicky, Liam and Jesse
I would like to thank the Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club for creating a valued opportunity for my two boys to participate in racquet sport. They both look forward to their inclusive tennis sessions on Saturday afternoons. These sessions provide space for the boys to both learn new ball skills, and develop their social skills. Coaches Steve and Teresa pull out all the stops to provide learning experiences that bring my sons’ potential to life. These include opportunities to exercise their skills in a group context, like playing in tennis matches. The sessions allow both boys to learn the game at their own pace, in relaxed settings. We look forward to getting back into the swing of things later this month!
Thank you, Teresa and Steve, for teaching me to aim the ball when I hit it. I really enjoy serving now that I know how to do it.
Special Needs Schools Tournament
Cambridge Lawn tennis Club is proud to support the annual special needs schools tournament. This event provides an opportunity for the children to come to the club and compete in teams against other schools, to make friends and develop camaraderie and sportsmanship skills. The next date scheduled is 24 June 2022.
Castle School – Testimonial 2021.
Castle students had a fantastic time at this event and were delighted to use the great CLTC facilities. This was the first time many students had visited anywhere for a social event in over 18 months so this really was a special experience. At Castle we are very thankful for this great relationship we have with the Tennis club.
John Willis – Founder and CEO of Power2Inspire
“I love my tennis at CLTC. I joined a couple of years back following some lessons from James Mills (the then pro), as part of my Road2Rio challenge, tennis being an Olympic and Paralympic sport. Steve Shaw helped integrate me into the club and I have found it a friendly, engaging, sociable space. I often play social doubles with only a few adaptations to the rules – having two bounces can create hilarity! I feel welcome and look forward to my roughly weekly visits. I urge anyone, regardless of ability – disabled or not – to join, to have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of sport.”