The Whole Person and Midwest Adaptive Sports have partnered together to provide an adaptive tennis workshop for children with a variety of disabilities to come play tennis. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, at Northland Racquet Club, 306 Tennis Court, Kansas City.
It is the goal of the workshop to not only introduce children to adaptive tennis, but to explore the interest in further developing tennis skills by participating in group or individual lessons, and to assess the community interest in the creation of a competitive adaptive youth tennis program.
TWP and MAS want children with a variety of physical limitations to try. The child does not have to be a wheelchair user in their daily life. If a child has a disability that prevents them from playing tennis, they can still enjoy all of the benefits the game of tennis provides with adaptations designed to meet their individual needs. If a child can swing a racquet (even if gripping the racquet is an issue), they can play.
Participation requirements: Children must be seizure free for at least 2 months; have a caregiver present for assistance if participant is not physically independent; and having participants able to push a manual wheelchair independently is preferred.
Registration is required, contact Rick Haith at 816-627-2229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at www.thewholeperson.org/tennis.