Monthly Archives: November 2016

Clubbercise! Free Dance Fitness Class, Hackney – 9 Dec!

Clubbercise Free Dance Classes in Hackney
Venue:
Britannia Leisure Centre, 40 Hyde Rd, London N1 5JU
Time:
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Phone:
020 7613 8136
Date:
09th December 2016
Cost:
Free


Above: photo of dancer waving a glowstick while dancing

Simple & Fun Dance Workout with glowsticks and disco Lights to Club anthems for the 90,s to todays hits!

FREE DANCE FITNESS CLASS FOR DISABLED ADULTS & THE ELDERLY PEOPLE IN HACKNEY ORGANISED BY CHOICE IN HACKNEY.

Date: starting on Friday 9 December 2016  Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM.
then Every Second Friday of the Month
Venue: Britannia Leisure Centre
Address: 40 Hyde Rd, London N1 5JU
Organised by CHOICE IN HACKNEY.

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last minute changes or cancellations.

BOOKING INFORMATION
Email: paul.fosu or call  Tel: 020 7613 8136
Venue Phone: 020 7729 4485

 

Dates for The Vision Impaired Regional Tennis Tournaments 2017

Tennis Foundation 2016
Venue:
Various Venues
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
0208 4877068
Date:
18th February 2016
Cost:
Free


The dates & locations for next year’s VI regional tournaments have been released as below.

18 February 2017 – Loughborough – Jonny Rudge
Contact: jonathan.rudge@hotmail.com / 07903 975 211

9 April 2017 – Birmingham – Simon Lancaster
Contact:simon.lancaster.tennis@gmail.com / 07946 469 506

13 – 14 May 2017 – Northumberland – Steve Trewick
Contact:steve.trewick@icloud.com / 07889762580

15 – 16 July 2017
– Cambridge – Fiona Musgrove
Contact:fionam@vision4growth.org.uk / 07564910651

26 August 2017 – Sutton – Luke Mulvihill
Contact:luke.mulvihill@suttontennisacademy.com / 07734 468 660

3 – 4 September 2017 – York – Andy Crockett
Contact:andycrockett@tennisforallyork.co.uk / 07926172939

The entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Get the dates in your diary now!
For more information contact: Kirsty Thomson
Phone: 0208 4877068
Email: disabilitytennis@tennisfoundation.org.uk

Blind Veterans UK – Christmas Carol Concert 2016!

Blind Veterans UK Carol Concert 2016
Venue:
St Marylebone Parish Church, NW1 5LT
Time:
6.15 doors open / 7pm Start -
Phone:
0207 616 7959
Date:
06th December 2016
Cost:
Concert: £15, Concert & Reception: £55
Contact:


Date: Tuesday 6 December
Venue: St Marylebone Parish Church, NW1 5LT
Time: 7pm (6.15pm doors open)
Tickets: Concert: £15, Concert & Reception: £55

We are once again hosting our spectacular annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Marylebone Parish Church on Tuesday 6 December.

All money raised from this event will help support thousands of blind veterans to find life beyond sight loss. There will be festive carols, celebrity readings, mulled wine and mince pies!

Call 0207 616 7959 or visit: Blind Veterans UK website

National Tennis Centre – Vision Impaired Session – 21 Feb 2017!

Blind Tennis Session at the National Tennis Centre NTC 2016
Venue:
National Tennis Centre (NTC), 100 Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JQ
Time:
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Phone:
07961 267 942
Date:
21st February 2017
Cost:
£4 per session


Blind Tennis at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) 

Our tennis sessions are for blind and partially sighted people who want to learn a new skill, get active and have fun! Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing – you don’t need to be a talented sports person to experience the benefits of tennis. The Vision Impaired game is adapted through the use of smaller courts, a lower net, tactile court lines and audible balls so you can hear it bounce.

If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

For more information contact: Sam Perks
Email: sam.perks@tennisfoundation.org.uk  or Tel.   07961 267 942

Location: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Date: Fortnightly on a Tuesday
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
How to book: No need to book – pay as you go (£4 per session)

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?

You can watch a video of Odette , our Metro Tennis Sport lead 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/

National Tennis Centre – Vision Impaired Session – 7 Feb 2017!

Blind Tennis Session at the National Tennis Centre NTC 2016
Venue:
National Tennis Centre (NTC), 100 Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JQ
Time:
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Phone:
07961 267 942
Date:
07th February 2017
Cost:
£4 per session


Blind Tennis at the National Tennis Centre (NTC) 

Our tennis sessions are for blind and partially sighted people who want to learn a new skill, get active and have fun! Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing – you don’t need to be a talented sports person to experience the benefits of tennis. The Vision Impaired game is adapted through the use of smaller courts, a lower net, tactile court lines and audible balls so you can hear it bounce.

If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

For more information contact: Sam Perks
Email: sam.perks@tennisfoundation.org.uk  or Tel.   07961 267 942

Location: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Date: Fortnightly on a Tuesday
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
How to book: No need to book – pay as you go (£4 per session)

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?

You can watch a video of Odette , our Metro Tennis Sport lead 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/