The Northumberland Club is passionate about giving everybody the opportunity to play tennis and in 2013 the Club became a part of the Disability Tennis Network.

The Northumberland Club aims to increase access and opportunities for disabled people who want to play tennis with the values of, fun, respect, inclusion and courage being paramount.

Tennis, like all sports, provides more than just an opportunity to play. It can help to improve mobility, co-ordination, fitness and provides interaction with others both on and off the court. The Northumberland Club has an ambitious plan
 to offer tennis opportunities to people who have:
 
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visually impairment (VI)
  • Wheelchair users
  • Learning difficulties



The Club has already established itself as home to the North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club (already established as the UK's largest VI Tennis Club) and sessions led by Coaches and volunteers are held most weekends.  
 

In 2015 The Northumberland Club will be launching sessions for wheelchair users or for those with mobility issues.

If you or someone you know may be interested in trying tennis and has a disability, please contact the Graeme Manwell on gmanwell@googlemail.com; for further information.