The programme is managed by former two-time French Open champion, Sergi Bruguera, in co-sponsorship with the Catalan Tennis Federation and Acell Federation. Over 50 participants with learning disabilities receive regular tennis coaching and undergo a life skills programme. This programme offers year-round sports training and an opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, have fun and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families. The sports and leisure activities boost self-confidence and skills; the players create new social connections and feel integrated into the community. The Acell Federation coordinated all online activity during the pandemic, which enabled all participants to keep active both physically and mentally. The coaches maintained day to day follow up on the players in support of their new online activity.

IC Philanthropy

  • Building self confidence
  • Team work
  • Teaching respect
  • Benefits of good nutrition
  • Working with goals and within the rules

IC Philanthropy currently has a portfolio of 17 programmes and start-ups taking place across the world.

IC Philanthropy Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1167925) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company number 09395678). Registered office: 6 Hillbury Gardens, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9TQ.