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Lawn Tennis Association

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General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000

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What is Deaf Tennis?

Deaf tennis has a long history in British tennis and playing the sport requires no adaption apart from making sure communication is clear between players, coaches and officials.

People can play against other deaf tennis players, and alongside or against non-disabled friends and family. Deaf players often compete in tournaments against hearing players, but if you have a hearing impairment of 55db or more in your best ear, you are also eligible to compete nationally and internationally. The National Deaf Tennis Tennis Championships are held annually and a Great Britain squad competes in the Dresse and Maere Cups (the deaf tennis version of the Davis and Fed Cups) and also at the Deaflympics every four years.

Involvement

Every year we run a series of subsidised deaf tennis camps, where licensed coaches will introduce you to the basics of the game, provide equipment for you to use and give you information on where you can continue playing locally. Communication support is available at all of these camps and all coaches are specifically trained to work with deaf people.

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