The Invictus Games Foundation launch new Wheelchair Tennis opportunity
Calling all Wounded Injured Sick, serving or Veteran!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 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 I𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐓𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐬.
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:
𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐠𝐨𝐰 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐀𝐮𝐠 𝟏𝟎-𝟑𝐩𝐦
𝐎𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩 𝟏𝟎-𝟑𝐩𝐦
𝐖𝐢𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩 𝟏𝟎-𝟑𝐩𝐦
𝐋𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 (𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐓𝐁𝐂)
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:
Please note, Blesma is sharing this opportunity and not involved with arranging it.