Tennis sessions for deaf and hard of hearing children to be held in Coventry as part of awareness week - The Coventry Observer

Tennis sessions for deaf and hard of hearing children to be held in Coventry as part of awareness week

Coventry Editorial 2nd May, 2023   0

CHILDREN who are deaf or are hard of hearing can give tennis a go in Coventry as part of Deaf Awareness Week.

The Deaf Tennis Festival, organised by the Lawn Tennis Association, will be taking place at Woodlands School in Coventry from 9.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday, May 3.

The event will give deaf and hard of hearing children from the ages of four to 16 a chance to put their tennis skills to the test.

Local schools from across the city have been invited to help open up tennis to those who are deaf or hard of hearing to demonstrate how the sport can be adapted to their needs.

Coaches will be on hand to communicate in British Sign Language (BSL) and spokespeople will be available to provide more context and explanation on tennis’ adaptability.

Deaf Awareness Week, which runs from May 1 to 7, is organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society and focuses this year on the theme of deaf inclusion.




The theme highlights how hearing loss impacts daily life and how others can help support deaf people in an effort to understand how being deaf brings unique challenges that not everyone will experience.


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