Walking Tennis offers a great opportunity for coaches to expand their client base and develop their off-peak coaching programme. There is a real movement today towards greater diversity and inclusivity, every coaching programme must offer opportunities for people with different health and social needs to participate. If you want to be at the forefront of this new movement then getting involved in Walking Tennis offers an ideal opportunity to expand your business as well as change people's lives for the better.
"Despite having a background in performance tennis, I would say that my work in Walking Tennis has been the most rewarding thing I've done in my 28-year career." Peter
Walking Tennis offers you a great business opportunity as well as making a real contribution to your club and community.
The growth of Walking Sports has seen significant growth in the interest in simplified versions of traditional games. Sports like football have over 35,000 regular players and Netball has seen a 27% growth in participation. Walking Tennis now offers you as a coach the opportunity to tap into this market too.
With an aging population Walking Tennis will allow you to offer this age group a programme of activities.
Walking Tennis will enable you to cross sell your other coaching activities by bringing in new audiences to your sessions.
Walking Tennis allows you to develop a more inclusive coaching programme.
Walking Tennis will help you develop a new set of skills that will benefit your other coaching activities'.
“I have been coaching a Walking Tennis groups since May 2019. The group has had a variety of players, beginners, older players who haven’t been able to play tennis for a long time and people returning to the game after an injury.
All the players have improved with some even joining the club and moving on to playing standard tennis as well as Walking Tennis.
The sessions being during the off peak times has been very useful for me and they are always enjoyable to coach. Because of the initial success we are now looking to start a second session.”
"Despite having a background in performance tennis, I would say that my work in Walking Tennis has been the most rewarding thing I've done in my 28-year career."
Walking Tennis is a great idea. The simpler rules allow people to play quickly and safely.
"I can see the impact of Walking Tennis immediately. As an inclusive coach I see it as another tool in the tool box to use to attract inactive people from the community to participate in and enjoy Tennis."