The NEC Masters is the culmination of the 2017 wheelchair tennis season and is the most prestigious event on the ITF’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour. The event is organised and hosted by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, as a platform to get more people playing tennis and promote it as a sport that is inclusive and accessible to all.
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters will be based at Loughborough University from 29th November -3rd December and will be the top 8 men, women and quad players in the world competing, including those who won medals in the Rio Paralympics and many hold grand slam titles.
In previous years the event was hosted in Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey Centre, Stratford, London. It has been very successful and has created a lot of opportunities for local groups to engage in the event and follow on activities.
Now moving to Loughborough we are starting all over again and are really looking to get the local community involved and benefiting from it. We have various opportunities for the local community to get involved including day trip packages, ball crew and volunteer opportunities.
GENERAL TRIP PACKAGE
Register your school or college now to enable a whole class to watch the world’s top wheelchair tennis players in action at the NEC Masters at Loughborough University from 29 November – 3 December.
Your school or college will be able to get active themselves and play tennis in our activity zone, where we have inflatable games and qualified coaches at hand! Then take your group through to the main event and watch Grand Slam champions and Rio Paralympians battle it out at the end of year championships!
Tickets to attend the event, including access to the activity zone, cost just £1 for each child, with teachers free.
To register your schools interest complete our form by clicking on the link below:
Community groups can also register for tickets by clicking the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CommunityG
For more details about the event see wheelchairtennismasters.com
For further information please contact Claire McCulloch Claire.McCulloch@tennisfoundation.org.uk
Disability Competitions Coordinator.