Youth (K-12) Adaptive Tennis Workshop
A sports workshop for youth with disabilities.
Date: September 16
Time: 10:00-11:30am (please arrive by 9:45am)
Location: The Plaza Tennis Center, 4747 JC Nichols Parkway
$10 registration fee (Cash/Check due before play - checks can be made out to "Midwest Adaptive Sports")
The Youth (K-12) Adaptive Tennis Workshop is hosted by The Whole Person and Midwest Adaptive Sports.
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To ensure a fun and safe event, children must be:
- Ages K-12 and able to actively participate in workshop
- Seizure free for at least two months
- Caregiver presence needed for assistance if participant is not physically independent
- Having participants be able to push a manual wheelchair independently is preferred.
If your child has a disability that prevents them from playing “regular” tennis, they can still enjoy all of the benefits the game of tennis provides with adaptations designed to meet their individual needs. Tennis is truly a game for everyone. If they can swing a racquet, your child CAN play!
According to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the goal of adaptive tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with differing abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge, and support, and by providing, where needed, adaptive programming, equipment, and teaching techniques.
The objective of the workshop is:
- To allow children with a variety of physical limitations and special needs to be introduced to and explore basic tennis skills in a fun, recreational environment.
- Explore the child’s and parent’s interest further developing tennis skills by participating in group or individual tennis lessons.
- Provide the opportunity for children with a variety of disabilities to play tennis.
Goal of the workshop:
- To assess the community interest in the creation of a competitive adaptive youth tennis program