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Latest News 4 June 2021

The Invictus Games Foundation launch new Wheelchair Tennis opportunity

Calling all Wounded Injured Sick, serving or Veteran!

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง is keen to promote continuing recovery through sport. Wheelchair Tennis is no longer part of the Games but recognise it is still a great foundation for recovery, be it for physical or phycological injuries.

The Foundation, with support from the LTA, are hosting 4 taster days to offer an I๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ฌ.

During these days you will be shown how to set up and use a tennis wheelchair, shown the correct movement patterns for pushing a chair, forehands, backhands, serving and then have the opportunity to play a match.

After these events, two WIS members from each location will be invited to participate in a 2-day tournament at the National Tennis Centre, London in November. Here you will be partnered up with similar players from the Netherlands and each UK-Dutch partnership will compete to become the Invictus Champions for 2021.

The taster days will be held in:
๐†๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ ๐จ๐ฐ ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐ฎ๐  ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ‘๐ฉ๐ฆ
๐Ž๐ฑ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ‘๐ฉ๐ฆ
๐–๐ข๐ซ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ‘๐ฉ๐ฆ
๐‹๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ (๐๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐“๐๐‚)

This opportunity is open to UK WIS members only, All Invictus members whether a games participant or not, Serving or Veteran, wheelchair or walking, novice to experienced. All kit will be provided on the day. Just turn up and wear appropriate sports kit.

Please register your interest with the online form below and choose your taster day:

Online Form

Please note, Blesma is sharing this opportunity and not involved with arranging it.

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