Totally Tennis has teamed up with DSActive, a programme run by the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA), to provide opportunities for children with Down’s Syndrome to play tennis at the indoor centre.
This sessions, run during term time, take place on Sunday mornings with coach Dom and the group young players between the ages of 10-18 years learn the basic strokes and tactics of tennis as well as developing agility, balance and coordination.
Head Coach James McIntosh said “It’s great to see so many smiling faces and the players enjoying their sessions. He’d added, “Since they have started we have seen a significant improvement in developing their co-ordination skills and their ability to rally with the coach.”
As well as the DS session’s Totally Tennis offers coaching specifically designed for players with disabilities as part of the club’s community programme. The coaches have many aids to help children with disabilities along with fun games and drills to aid learning.