On Tuesday 27 November, London Youth Games in partnership with the Tennis Foundation hosted a Wheelchair Tennis Festival at the National Tennis Centre.
The event was a huge success with 13 participants from a variety of boroughs across London, engaged in a range of interactive tennis games run by a team of Tennis Foundation coaches.
A teacher from Hillingdon,
“It’s the students first time playing tennis, and the event is a great opportunity to take part in the sport. They are all very excited.
As some of the young participants on the day had never tried Wheelchair tennis before, this event was a perfect way to introduce young people to the sport.”
A teacher from Barnhill Community High,
“The London Youth Games is still quite new to them. Their events are so prestigious. The locations are amazing, and that makes the students excited to take part.”
Alfie Hewett, Paralympic tennis player and 2018 US Open and Wimbledon Doubles Champion, was present on the day to inspire future generations to get involved in the days’ festivities. Alfie even got involved in a Q&A session with the young people discussing his journey in the sport.
A Special educational needs coordinator from Reach academy
“It’s great for the students to take part, I can see the confidence boost from these sort of events.
The day was a huge success and both the London Youth Games and Tennis Foundation are very eager to continue to grow this event year on year.”
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