Sports for people with disabilities
Find a sport or leisure activity
If you are looking for sport, social or activity ideas for a child or young person with a disability, you can find them on our SEND Local Offer website. The Local Offer contains information for people with a disability up to the age of 25 years. Many of the activities listed on the site are also suitable for adults over the age of 18 years.
Sport club directory
You can also search our online sports club directory. This has information on local sporting clubs and societies, including clubs for people with disabilities.
If you are 8 or older and have a learning disability, you can try the Special Olympics. This has sports training and competition opportunities all year round. You can develop your physical fitness, learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and take part in competitive sport. In Kingston, Special Olympics Surrey trains in the following sports:
- ten pin bowling
Weir Archery Academy for multisports
You could try out a sport with the Weir Archery Academy charity (formed by David Weir and Jenny Archer). The charity helps those with disabilities get into sporting activities:
- it offers new opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport
- it increases regular participation in inclusive sport
- it has a mentor programme to up-skill existing coaches and increase the number of disabled people coaching and delivering sports opportunities
- it delivers multisport events in partnership with Motivate East and Wheelpower, to raise the profile and encourage disabled people to try sport and physical activity
Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club
You could try the weekly tennis sessions for children and adults with a learning disability at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club. The club also offers specific Downs Syndrome tennis. All sessions are led by licensed Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) coaches and include a range of skills to best help the participants enjoy the game of tennis. All equipment is provided although we do ask that players bring appropriate footwear.
London Youth Games
Young people with disabilities across London can take part in the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.