Davis Cup player delivers disability coaching course at 10is Academy

Former Great Britain Davis Cup player Danny Sapsford visited 10is Academy to help train coaches and volunteers in a pioneering new programme. Sapsford, founder of Bright Ideas for Tennis, recently set up ‘I PLAY 30’, a charity to develop disability coaching in tennis clubs throughout the UK.
He teamed up with Mark Bullock, National Sports Development and Inclusive Advisor and Coach, to deliver the training to The coaching team and 5 volunteers all members at Ely Tennis club.
On a sunny day, the group was guided through a complete range of disabilities that they may encounter in the future, following Mark’s overriding message regarding disability in sport that anything is possible. 10is Academy, was selected as one of only five clubs in the county to undertake the Bright Idea sessions following a successful pilot scheme in Surrey.
Academy director, Sebastien Scaux, thanked Danny and Mark, who worked for a long spell with one of Leicestershire’s and Great Britain’s top wheelchair players, Jayant Mistry.
The Academy will begin their disability programme in May, working with the nearby Highfield school, offering free sessions to the school for a full school year.

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