We are back! After an enforced Covid hiatus we held our first Festival of Inclusive Tennis post-lockdown on Saturday 3rd July.  With over 50 participants at the Cambridge University Sports Centre, it was wonderful to see so many people having fun, playing tennis regardless of ability. The tennis festival brought smiles, laughter and lots of fun!

Rob Ellis of the Cambridge Tennis Academy, with his coaching team encouraged, taught, played and engaged with a wide range of participants, instilling fun into tennis. We had wheelchair users, people with learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, prosthetics users, and older and younger non-disabled players. Some of the youngsters played for well over two hours –  clearly they had the Wimbledon bug!

The key was, and is, inclusion.  Our mission is to embed inclusive sport, bringing all to play together, regardless of age, gender, faith, sexual orientation or ability, in the community.  Watching groups of players with a range of abilities and backgrounds playing together at this event showcased this mission in action.

“My son and I have just been to the Power2Inspire Inclusive Tennis festival. I had been to many P2I events before, but this is the first time I took my son as he is now grown up.

As always with the other P2I events, we had a lot of fun playing tennis indoors with people from different age groups and alternative skills. There were many courts and ample space for all of us to join and enjoy. They have other events lined up too. You can find out what’s coming up below.”

Such was the fun – after all Power2Inspire’s No.1 Rule is “To have FUN!” – we have already booked to host the festival in 2022: Saturday 2nd July, the middle Saturday of Wimbledon.  So put a date in the diary, and if inspired to play tennis more regularly, get in touch with Rob at CTA as they have accessible sessions throughout the year.

See you next year!

If you’re now inspired for Inclusive Sport then do join us at our next big event:

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John Willis

CEO & Founder, Power2Inspire