There are currently no Touch Tennis site. Tennis players in Liverpool will be able to embrace a new unique facility. 100% of people asked expressed a desire for more recreational sports in public places and parks, our project will make an unused facility, into a venue with potential to make tennis accessible to many different user groups. The Touch Tennis founders’ vision was ‘To create a sport that works for every age and every ability, possible to play anywhere, that will foster fun as well as of course getting people fit.’ The ambition is to offer people with disabilities including special educational needs sessions free to defeat the barrier of cost and make tennis inclusive. This project is especially important in re-building after the pandemic, enabling community cohesion, allowing people to have fun, make friendships, improve confideThis can be a blossoming tennis site for at least seven months of the year and turn an existing un-used green space into a tangible community asset.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
A large number of potential users from different user groups are being reached through our project including children, adults, veterans and disabled people. Local tennis clubs have been informed of the project and existing tennis players invited to our taster sessions. Schools will be further targeted as a key to reaching the many children that will benefit and the LTA Youth Schools Initiative will be used to deliver sessions to schools free of charge and have the chance to utilise our facilities during and after school hours integrating our facility into their curriculum. Inter club mini tournaments will be run by our tournament’s organiser. To achieve our ambition of delivering adapted sessions for disabled people we will have specialised equipment and offer them sessions, for free breaking the barrier of cost. Established links have already been made with: Mencap, KIND, WHISC, Daisy Inclusive and ADHD Foundation and new links are continuously being built to make this a diverse venue
Steps to get it done:
Community Cohesion. This project will give everybody the chance in our city to access our sport and benefit their physical and mental health.
About the space
Liverpool City Council