Disability Tennis

We are proud to be a Disability Hub and supported by the Tennis Foundation. Our growing Disability Tennis Programme caters primarily for young people with learning disabilities; however, we have an open door policy where we adapt and cater for persons with varying disabilities. Our wheelchair tennis sessions run every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-2pm for £12.50 per session, on our indoor courts, with equipment provided and our highly qualified coaches, Andy Jeffery and Luke Mulvihill who holds a third place award in the National Visually Impaired Coach of the year. 
 
 
 
Timetable:
 
 
Click here for our Disability Timetable. 
 
 
If you would like to find out more information please contact 020 8641 6611 or email luke.mulvihill@gll.org.
 
Our Philosophy
Sutton Tennis Academy embraces inclusivity while making provisions for increasing disabled participation. We have a flexible approach in order to best meet the needs of our disabled customers. For example, although we offer a specific disability tennis course we find that some of our disabled players are best suited to a mainstream session.
 
Coaches
Two of our tennis coaches have completed the LTA Disability Awareness course and are therefore better equipped to teach disability groups or individuals. Head Disability Coach Luke Mulvhill finds coaching the disability tennis course “enjoyable but also rewarding to see the progress that the players make on the court and also in themselves in a relatively short space of time”.
 
Benefits 
Our principal goal is to provide an opportunity for those with disabilities to play tennis that they might not otherwise have had. However, disability tennis has numerous coinciding benefits. We have seen in our current disabled players improvements in tennis ability and co-ordination but also confidence, self-esteem and concentration.
 
Schools
Sutton Tennis Academy offers a successful tennis and fitness program for special schools delivered during term-time. For details on this program or general disability enquiries please email luke.mulvihill@gll.org or call 0208 641 6611.