Inclusive Tennis Coaching

North Elmham Tennis Club firmly believes that everyone should have the chance to participate in sport.

Since 2021, the Club has taken great pride in working with specialist schools and groups (such as the Fred Nicholson School and Nansa - the Norfolk and Norwich SEND Association), by providing weekly tennis coaching to adults and children in Norfolk with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

North Elmham also supports a number of children from underprivileged backgrounds in the local community with weekly tennis coaching. The Club facility includes toilets that are accessible for wheelchair users.

The award-winning Inclusive Tennis program is led by three LTA Level 3 accredited+ coaches, Jonathan Lindner, Jim Biggie and James Buddell, with support from Judy Biggie, who have all received disability tennis training. Each coach teaches tennis to all abilities, and players with a range of learning and physical disability, and/or hearing and visual impairments by using specific sensory equipment.

In late March 2021, the Club welcomed former pro Danny Sapsford, founder of the charity Bright Ideas For Tennis and I Play 30, and Mark Bullock, a leading Inclusive Sports advisor, as well as more than 20 coaches from across Norfolk, for a disability awareness training course. It helped the Club to roll-out a long-held plan to provide tennis for all at North Elmham.

In February 2024, North Elmham was presented with the 'Tennis For All' award by Norfolk LTA.