London Sport has been appointed by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, to undertake new analysis to highlight opportunities to increase disability tennis participation across 21 Local Authority areas in the south, east and north east of London.
The project, which will be delivered as part of London Sport’s insight consultancy service, will build on previous work conducted by London Sport on behalf of the Tennis Foundation, which used secondary data analysis to identify participation growth opportunities in the west of the capital.
The Tennis Foundation exists to make tennis inclusive and accessible to all people and communities. Working across a range of core areas, including empowering and enabling disabled people to play tennis, supporting young people in education to reach their potential on and off the tennis court, and uniting, educating and inspiring young people in disadvantaged communities in in communities in which tennis is not usually played, the Tennis Foundation’s work supports thousands of young people across the country through its range of programmes and interventions.
Tim Copley, London Sport Director of Insight and Performance, said:
We are excited to be working to support the Tennis Foundation’s work in London in this new assignment. Tennis is an important part of London’s sporting fabric, and I am pleased that through this project we will be able to contribute to the important work that the Tennis Foundation delivers across the capital.
David Hardman, Disability Development Manager – London, South East & East for the Tennis Foundation, said:
We are pleased to be working with London Sport on this project. Having worked with the team on a prior opportunity analysis for west London, we were eager to expand this work to other parts of London. Through this project, we hope to expand the already significant impact of our work across the capital, and to support more people to enjoy the benefits of tennis in London.