Leeds Beckett University was the venue for one of ten wheelchair tennis talent days run across the country over the weekend of the 20th and 21st September. “Ticket 2 Tokyo” is a scheme run by the Tennis Foundation, in partnership with local providers such as the university and Leeds City Council to provide a day of free wheelchair tennis coaching for new and existing players of all ages and all ability levels.
On top of this players are assessed and those deemed as talented will be invited down to regional and national training camps, with the ultimate aim to be representing Great Britain at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Players travelled from across the county and experienced a full days play, from warm ups and mobility drills, through to ball/racket skills, technique based coaching and singles and doubles matchplay. Alongside the coaches on the day was top GB wheelchair tennis player and Leeds Beckett student, Ed Holt who provided some invaluable advice and guidance for all the players. Players were given information about the regular weekly wheelchair tennis sessions at the John Charles Centre for Sport and the opportunities available at Leeds Beckett University. For further information go to: www.leeds.gov.uk/disabilitysport