Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent's side of the net, striking it with a tennis racquet.
Offering tennis to your athletes does not necessarily require access to tennis courts and it is one of a few sports that can provide athletes of all ages and abilities a learning environment to suit their needs.
For those starting out, mini tennis red is ideal as it uses light weight rackets, sponge balls and is played on a badminton sized court enabling athletes to learn new skills that encourages success. As players progress, introducing an orange or green transition ball on local school courts or in a sports hall, ensures further development.
With the simple rating form, coaches/volunteers can easily see the standard each athlete is. As a guide, athletes rated between 1.0 & 2.9 play mini red, 3.0 & 3.9 mini orange, 4.0 & 4.9 mini green, 5.0 & 8.0 full court tennis.
For many years, Special Olympics GB and the Tennis Foundation have worked closely together. Each year the Special Olympics GB National Tennis Competition is run in November in conjunction with the Tennis Foundation.