Wheelchair tennis team, 3 members of a team a man on the left, a young girl in the middle and a woman on the right all three siting on a wheelchair

Wheelchair tennis team in East London reopens after Covid pandemic

A wheelchair tennis team in East London has opened its doors for disabled people to join its sessions every Sunday.

Choice International is a not-for-profit, international development organization that runs wheelchair tennis classes for all ages every Sunday from 11.00 to 13.00.

According to Manoj Soma, Founder, and Director of the organization, disabled people need to be active as it improves their mental well-being and psychical health. 

Speaking to SWL, he said: “I want to see young people with disabilities develop an opportunity to play disabled sports better, and that makes me happy, to see players improve.”

According to the government’s official statistics, there are over 14 million disabled people in the UK, which means 20% of the total population. 

At the same time, just 25% of them are actively participating in a sport, while 4 in 5 would want to be, but do not have the option available.

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