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NEW ADDITION: Get Set 4 Tennis in Maple Cross installs wheelchair pathway to club

 Published on: 16th December 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Maple Cross tennis club have made their club even more accessible to everyone by laying a wheelchair pathway.

Get Set 4 Tennis, who recently won the LTA Regional Award for Disability Programme of the Year 2020, invited councillor Phil Williams along to officially open the pathway in December.

The club moved to Maple Cross during lockdown and specifically targets children with disabilities.

Speaking to RickyNews, the clubs manager and director, Lisa Wildman, said: “We realised very quickly that we needed to do something to sort the problem with accessibility for wheelchair users, and the council were very supportive and happy for us to have the pathway.

“We managed to secure funding from the councils and local businesses, and we have been overwhelmed by the support to be honest, especially considering we have only been in Maple Cross for a few months.

“We pride ourselves on being a very inclusive club and we are all about getting as many people as possible to play tennis.”

Despite Three Rivers moving to Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions in mid-December, outdoor tennis is still permitted, but the club coaches are still continuously trying to think of innovative ways for people to keep playing tennis throughout the cold weather.

One of the coaches have been posting videos on YouTube, showing ways of how to get involved during lockdown or if you are self-isolating.

 

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