The Australian Open has only just concluded but in November last year some past local tennis champions from the Hunter caught up to give tennis a try from a different perspective, with an adaptive spirit, standing or sitting. The goal was to simply encourage trying something social and something sporting without having to be competitive or expert, but simply to have fun amongst peers.
A second day of adaptive tennis has happened in the Hunter since then and now Amputees NSW is teaming up with Tennis NSW to plan more inclusive and adaptive opportunities for tennis in 2021, both in the Hunter and other locations around the state
This is not the end of the story but rather the beginning as we prepare to introduce other sports to the community. Social sports inclusion helps everyone and creates opportunities for peers to connect.
What sports would you like to try? Would you like to join the social sports adventure?