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Windsor Lawn serves up ace tennis sessions

 

Published 04 June 2015

 

Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club have been providing pupils from Ysgol Y Deri with weekly tennis sessions thanks to a Sport Wales funded Community Chest grant.

 

Ysgol Y Deri tennis sessions at Windsor LawnThe sessions were set up by head coach Rob Wedlake in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sport Development Department and saw 16 pupils from Ysgol Y Deri take part over 4 weeks.

 

The pupils learnt different types of tennis skills throughout the 4 weeks that concentrated on hand-eye coordination and movement around the court.

 

The aim of the sessions was to promote tennis to the local disabled community and advertise local tennis opportunities with the hope of more disabled people taking up the sport on a regular basis.

 

Earlier in the year Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club achieved the Insport Ribbon award for its inclusion work to help make tennis accessible to more people.

 

Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club will also be welcoming Scope Sully Skills Centre to the courts in June where they will be taking part in a number of tennis activities suited to their needs.

 

Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for the Vale of Glamorgan Council stated: “Tennis a great source of physical activity and can provide people with valuable skills. The sessions put on by Penarth Winsor LTC have proved anyone can play tennis. The club is proactively including disabled sports men and women in their plans for the future which is absolutely superb as it creates more opportunities for disabled people to participate in the sports they love.”

 

If you would like to know more about disability sport in the Vale of Glamorgan or the Community Chest grant which funded these sessions please contact Simon Jones on 01446 704728 or email sljones@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.