Activeace was at the Wheelchair Tennis festival to show our support of Wheelchair tennis.
The event ran between 10.30am and 4pm, with 7 members of the Activeace team delivering tennis activities in the wheelchair and our banner flying high.
Martyn Jones, Activeace Director, was also there to oversee the activities. The aim of the event was to help awareness of the wheelchair tennis which currently takes place across the Midlands.
For those of you who have not previously experienced tennis in the chair, it is played exactly the same as if you were standing, with the only difference being that players can take 2 bounces if they need to.
There were an outstanding 2000 spectators on the day, with well over 1000 people trying their hand at tennis. Both able bodied and disabled participants tried out tennis on the day, with the Nottingham Wheelchair Tennis Club providing free use of wheelchairs! Martyn also took to mic for the day!
The fun activities on the day included relay races, racket and ball skills challenges, beat the coach and team games. All of this was completed in the wheelchairs.
At lunchtime, Martyn upped the ante by taking on Jayant Mistry, the former number 1 wheelchair player for a demonstration singles and doubles match. Needless to say the tension was evident throughout the crowd, who seemed to enjoy the match very much indeed.
There was also a very interesting question and answer session with Dave Philipson, who is currently the world number 32 and British number 2 player.
Take a look at the Sport on Wheels website for more pictures and further details of the event.