Diversity Tennis

Ilona at Walking Tannis

Everything we do at Diversity Tennis is completely inclusive, and that means everyone.

Walking Tennis encompasses not only those with disabilities, but also those with injuries or those who just thought their tennis playing days were over and are looking for a way to recapture some of that old magic.

One of our initial supporters,Cambs LTA, were keen to see Walking Tennis participants also take up full membership at Ely Tennis Club. As our regulars have gained in fitness and confidence, that’s exactly what has happened – at least for a few!

Ilona has been with us for most of the year. Gradually – and we give one of our marvelous helpers Brenda all the credit for this – Ilona was persuaded to go along to try a game at Ely Tennis Club with a group of other ladies. She loved it and is now a fully paid up member. She’s also still a regular at our Walking Tennis sessions!

In her own words..

I decided to join the walking tennis group after I saw it advertised on Facebook back in January. I had always enjoyed tennis as a youngster and represented my school in tournaments. However, it had been many, many years since I’d last played and I wasn’t sure if I’d have enough stamina for regular tennis, so felt this would give me the opportunity to find out. The walking tennis group then gave me the confidence to try the regular tennis group on Mondays after I was invited to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to run around more than I expected.

I really enjoy both the walking and regular tennis and it keeps me fit. Having had a brain haemorrhage back in 2015, I fell very lucky to still be able to play.”

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