MADONNA & WOODS TENNIS CENTER PRESENT YOUTH ADAPTIVE TENNIS CLINIC
Sixteen Week Series, Thursdays May 11-August 31, 6-7 p.m. (no practice on May 18 and July 27) at Woods Tennis Center, 401 South 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
If you have a disability that prevents you from playing “regular” tennis, you can still enjoy all of the benefits the game of tennis provides with adaptations designed to meet your individual needs. Adaptive tennis is just that-tennis that is adapted to your individual needs. With the proper instruction and equipment designed to accommodate your needs, tennis is truly a game for everyone.
According to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the goal of adaptive tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with differing abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge, and support, and by providing, where needed, adaptive programming, equipment, and teaching techniques.
The objectives of the clinic are:
- To allow children with a variety of physical limitations and special needs to be introduced to and explore basic tennis skills in a fun, recreational environment.
- Explore the child’s and parent’s interest further developing tennis skills by participating in group or individual tennis lessons.
- Provide the opportunity for children with a variety of disabilities to play tennis.
To ensure a fun and safe event, children must be:
- Ages K-12 and able to actively participate in workshop
- Seizure free for at least two months
- Caregiver presence needed for assistance if participant is not physically independent
- Having participants be able to push a manual wheelchair independently is preferred
Fee & Registration Deadline Information
- $75, financial assistance is available. No cost to the caregiver.
- Payments accepted online or via US Postal Service
- Make checks payable to: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
- Mailing address:
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Attn: Rick Haith, Adaptive Sports & Recreation
5401 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68506