The lack of inclusive community options prompted Ferntree Gully Tennis Club to create a new all abilities tennis coaching program with the support of Tennis Vic, Vic Sport and Council.
The program offers a fun, active, inclusive program to encourage participants to learn to play tennis and also make new friends, and integrate into the tennis club.
Participants are given free equipment packs with a T-shirts, cap and, anyone who hasn’t played before will be given a racquet to play with.
This pilot program has already seen a strong response from the community and it is hoped that Tennis Vic will promote it to other tennis clubs to incorporate into their coaching programs.
Weekly all abilities tennis program are held at the tennis club on Thursdays, 5.15pm to 6.15pm with coach, Jake Mutton.