Riverside held its first Wheelchair Tennis Open Day in 2009 and started regular drills sessions and individual lessons for our wheelchair players.
The club has since purchased its own sports’ wheelchair which is available for any new player to try out the game. If you are interested in taking part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Carolyn on 01722 501557.
Carolyn now does a joint wheelchair & improver’s lesson on Thursday morning at 10.30-11.30am and Carolyn is available for private lessons.
Our second Wheelchair Open Day on Sunday 3 April was a great success. Most of the attendees were trying wheelchair tennis for the first time and were soon rallying with the help of the inspirational local wheelchair player, Louise Hunt (number 18 in the world!) Louise came along to help the Riverside’s coachesand also played a very impressive single’s demonstration game.
The newly formed Salisbury Wheelchair Awareness Group helped promote the event and were well represented on the day; one of their members commented: “Brilliant day at Riverside Wheelchair & Amputee Tennis open day! Great turn out, everybody did really well !”