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British Disabled Water Ski and Wakeboard Association

Teaches people with disabilities to water ski at Ellingham Wake Board and Skiing Lake, near Ringwood. Open to all with a disability, including wheelchair users. All equipment is provided free with expert, qualified tuition. No age restriction  - please contact Peter Viney for details. Open all summer

Whatever your disability, would you like to experience the freedom of the water and forget the restrictions of land?

Our aim is to introduce and inspire newcomers to the sport who, due to their disabilities, may not have considered such a challenge possible. Whether you are visually impaired, a limb amputee, in a wheelchair or have a learning disability we have the specialised equipment and guidance to help you water ski.

Our beginner and improver sessions are held on one Saturday and one Tuesday in the month from May until October on a beautiful lake in the New Forest.

Please bring a friend or carer if you need help with changing or hoisting. You will need to bring with you a swimming costume, tracksuit or similar clothing, plus a couple of towels. If you are usually transferred by hoist, please bring your own sling and carer. On hot sunny days ensure you bring adequate sun protection.


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Venue/Contact Details
Ellingham Water Ski & Wakeboard Club
Ellingham Drove
BH24 3PJ
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Hoist / Changing Bench
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for up to date information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Monthly
  • School Holiday Only
  • School Term Only
£12.00 per Ski Session This includes all skiing equipment, wet or dry suits and tuition. Cheques should be made payable to BDWWA or direct payment using Sort Code 30-97-08 Account Number 00722582 Reference 2017 and Name. When your booking is confirmed you will be given an approximate time for your ski. Please arrive at least 30 min beforehand.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 6 years to 99 years
Booking Information:
Booking is essential please contact provider via telephone or email.
Referral process:
  • Contact the Association by telephone, e-mail or fax
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