I Play 30


Frequently Asked Questions about I PlAY 30

Why is it called I Play 30?

We want to encourage a healthy active lifestyle.  At the time of founding our disability programme, an active person was deemed to be someone who took part in a minimum of 30 minutes activity per day (as per Sport England guidelines).

My child attends an SEN school that are not part of your programme. How can we ink up with a local club to receive free sessions?

Whether you are a local club, a SEN school that wishes to join our programme, or a potential volunteer, please get in touch with Charity Manager, Danny Sapsford at danny@brightideasfortennis.org who will advise of next steps.

My child lives near one of your disability host venues. Can we just turn up to the session?

We encourage all new players to call the club contact prior to your first session.  They will then best advise what session would be most suitable for your child.

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Who runs your I Play 30 sessions?

All of our sessions are delivered by LTA qualified coaches, and assisted by club member volunteers.  All staff are DBS checked, 1st Aid trained, and have received disability awareness training.

Are all of your sessions open to the public?

No, quite a lot of our sessions are specifically organised for the local SEN school pupils, are within school curriculum time, and therefore only they are entitled to attend.  But please call the club contact who will best advise what sessions are available to you.

How will my SEN child benefit from these sessions?

According to our SEN tennis survey conducted in 2022, as well as learning a new skill, making new friends, and getting physically fitter, all of our players felt less anxious, more accepted by their peers, grew in self confidence, and were able to share better with friends.  All IP30 sessions are structured to encourage collaboration, have fun, and learn transferable life skills.

Are IP30 sessions only for children?

No, some of our host venues also provide sessions for local adult support groups, but please check with the coach contact to see exactly what sessions your local club delivers.

I’d love to join in, but I don't have a racket, and think that I wont be good enough.

Don’t worry.  We can provide all equipment, and your playing standard is completely irrelevant, our main goal is simply to have fun.  All of our clubs provide a warm, welcoming, safe environment, and our coaches and volunteers will treat you like family…

We love the IP30 sessions but can’t always attend. Is there anything that we can do at home?

Yes, tennis is so adaptable, and can be played with a frying pan and rolled up pair of socks if necessary..!  We have quite a few ideas for games / exercises on our YouTube Channel.

I love what you do and want to donate / fundraise for your cause. Can you provide any assistance?

Yes, please get in touch with our fundraising who will be happy to help. 

Benefits of Tennis for SEN students

* Results of a survey conducted for Bright Ideas for Tennis by

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Want to get involved, why not volunteer? No coaching qualifications required, just a love of the game and enthusiasm - we'll do the rest! Whether you are a club looking to set up an I play 30 session or an individual just get in touch to find out more.
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