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Disability Tennis Festival a Hit

Working with tennis coaches from local clubs the children were given the opportunity to develop new skills as the coaches adapted elements of the Game to suit their abilities. 

The Festival is the second sport specific disability event organised by us and forms part of the our commitment to improve access to sport for all.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said: “Our aim is to help to build strong links between schools and clubs and to break-down any barriers there might be to participation so that children with disabilities can enjoy the same extra-curricular sporting activities as their peers.”

Alan Oliver, Borders Sport and Leisure Disability Development Officer added: “There was great enjoyment and enthusiasm shown by the pupils throughout the morning, they all got stuck in and tried their best.  Credit and our thanks goes to the coaches who delivered the various stations, they were exceptionally professional and I’m sure they will have gained a lot of experience themselves from hosting the sessions. Hopefully the children who attended have caught the tennis bug and will now be pressuring their parents to take them to their local club.“
 

For further information on our Disability Sports Programme contact Alan Oliver on aoliver@bslt.org.uk