Monthly Archives: November 2015

Blind Tennis Indoor Session – Sutton 20 Dec

Tennis Session at Sutton
Venue:
Sutton Tennis Academy
Time:
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
20th December 2015
Cost:
£4


This Blind Tennis Session is Indoors  and costs £4 per session with coaching

Venue: Sutton Tennis Academy, Rose Hill, Sutton, Surrey,  SM1 3HH

For more information contact: Jan Reynolds Email: jan.reynolds8@btinternet.com

Visually Impaired and blind Tennis banner

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Odette battarel odetteb@pocklington-trust.org.uk

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit: http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/

Blind Tennis Session – Sutton 13 Dec

Tennis Session at Sutton
Venue:
Sutton Tennis Academy
Time:
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
13th December 2015
Cost:
£4


This Blind Tennis Session is Indoors  and costs £4 per session with coaching

Venue: Sutton Tennis Academy, Rose Hill, Sutton, Surrey,  SM1 3HH

For more information contact: Jan Reynolds Email: jan.reynolds8@btinternet.com

Visually Impaired and blind Tennis banner

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Odette battarel odetteb@pocklington-trust.org.uk

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit: http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/

Three VIP’s Go Surfing Video!

Three VIPs go Surfing! Video

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Christine Lawrence, Maria Oshodi and Liz Porter all went Surfing with one on one support from TYF Adventures in Pembrokeshire in Wales in St Davids on White Sand Beach.

Below is a video of their Surfing Adventure,  hopefully this will inspire others to try this great sport out!

If you enjoyed the Video  or found it useful ,  Please feel free to share!

GOALBALL UK Transforming People’s Lives -Video!

GoalBall UK Transforming People lives - New Video

Are you interested in playing Goalball? Or becoming a coach or an official?

Then contact your nearest club and Get Involved!

To find a list of all Goalball UK clubs please click here.

Goalball UK are working hard to develop new clubs throughout the country and regularly hold ‘have a go’ sessions.

Dates and venues for future sessions will be announced soon. To register your interest please enquiries@goalballuk.com or call 0330 2020281.

All you need to start a club

  • A quiet gym, and, if it has a volleyball court marked in it it’s a bonus as this is the same size as a Goalball court and you can use these lines for guidance
  • Tape and string to mark out the court
  • A ball that makes a noise, preferably a goalball but if you have youngsters playing it may be advisable to start with a Jingle Ball which is larger and softer than a Goalball, or a Kixz football
  • Padding, to cover elbows, knees, hips, chest (for girls) and groins (for boys)
  • Eyeshades, like ski goggles but sleepshades could be used to start with, these are less expensive although they do not offer the same protection
  • Goals can be formed from gym benches initially but players need to be warned to be careful not to fall over them.
  • Some willing players!!

For information on how to improve your club, Click Here to visit our Club Matters page.  

If you are interested in starting a new goalball club then Goalball UK will be able to support you in gaining all the equipment outlined above and help you develop the club. For more information please email us or call 0330 2020281.