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Catherine’s story: Why making a noise about deaf tennis is my burning passion

Deaf Awareness Week runs from 14-20 May 2018. Promoted by the UK Council on Deafness, the week long campaign provides an opportunity to raise awareness of hearing loss and celebrate the year-round projects, activities and support that makes a difference to deaf people’s lives on a daily basis.

To mark Deaf Awareness Week, the Tennis Foundation spoke to National Deaf Tennis Coach, Catherine Fletcher, who is a passionate advocate for the sport.

2018 Catherine Fletcher
Catherine Fletcher is passionate about giving something back to the sport she loves. She has been involved in tennis since she first started playing as an 11 year old.

Catherine was born profoundly deaf. As a player, she was one of the country’s best, competing internationally for the Great Britain deaf tennis team from 1997-2013. As a coach, she is now helping others, with her own coaching business in Wiltshire. Catherine and her husband Lewis are Head Coaches at Ramsbury Tennis Club, which was last month named South West Club of the Year as part of the British Tennis Awards.

Read more: https://ukdeafsport.org.uk/catherines-story-why-making-a-noise-about-deaf-tennis-is-my-burning-passion/

Source: UK Deaf Sport

Photo credit - UK Deaf Sport

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