june, 2019

05jun10:30 am1:00 pmTennis in Welwyn Garden CitySports Wheelchairs Provided10:30 am - 1:00 pm Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6XEEvent Type :Tennis


(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Gosling Sports Park

Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6XE


Event Details

Tennis at Gosling Sports Park
Sports Wheelchairs and Training Provided
Wednesday 5th June 2019


This June You could be taking part in one of our very special tennis events for wheelchair users with Philip and the posse at Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City.

Whether you are ambulant, use crutches or sticks, or a wheelchair user, you can come along and give it a try – sports wheelchairs are provided.

Gosling Sports is recognised as a leading hub centre in the LTA/Tennis Foundations Disability Network. The centre itself is the largest tennis facility in the country with seventeen indoor and five outdoor courts. It is a ground-breaking 50-acre sports and leisure complex Welwyn Garden City, and hosts a diverse range of sports and leisure facilities making it one of the most prestigious developments of its kind in the UK.

And don’t worry if you have never even thought about, or heard of, wheelchair tennis before. The rules are the same with one concession – the wheelchair user can allow the ball to bounce twice before striking. That’s it! Same space, same techniques, same fun, and the beauty is that matches can be played with non-wheelchair users on court. So playing with friends or even mixed doubles is eminently do-able.

Moreover, the Gosling guys will supply sports wheelchairs for added mobility around the court.  These specialist chairs have a wide wheel base for easier, safe mobility (fast turns are a great aid to better play) and safety strapping to help those with low or no abdominal strength. But, the main attributes are not strength, but timing and technique and there is expert tuition provided.

So novices and never-evers are absolutely welcomed
. It’s what Phillip and the team do best! They’ll be on hand to tutor you from the most basic beginnings to the finer details of the game.

And if you have played before this will be the ideal opportunity to re-engage with the sport.

It’s different, fun and exciting, You may even surprise yourself! We will meet at 10.30am for a 11 o’clock start and go on until 1.00pm

The full address is:-

Gosling Sports Park
Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City

For directions to the site check out their website here.

So make a note of the date:

Wednesday 5th June.

We’d love to see you there, so if you want to join please contact Valerie or Ann at the Sportability office on 020 8959-0089; or email us at info@sportability.org.uk

Best Wishes,

The Sportability Team

Please note: Sportability wishes to point out that the events and activities are operated by established Service Providers. For the purpose of clarification, it should be understood that all participants in the sporting events and activities referred to on our website, in our newsletters or in any written or verbal communication, will be deemed to be clients of the Service Provider, and must adhere to that Service Provider’s Terms and Conditions, instructions and operating procedures.

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