Yearly Archives: 2016

Let’s play! A guide with toy and play ideas for children with vision impairment!

Lets Play Guide RNIB

Play is essential for all children. For children with vision impairment, it is a key part of growing and learning.

Whether you are a parent, teacher or carer of a child with vision impairment, our guide will help you create fun-filled playtimes for your child to develop and explore their senses.

Download the Play Guide now

 You will discover stimulating toys and find out how to create play environments to help you support your child as they grow, have fun and find out about the world around them.
The guide has been written with two parents, Karen Newell and Rebecca Atkinson, who both have extensive expertise in play for children with vision impairment. Karen co-ordinates the Facebook community Playful Explorations for children with vision impairment and Rebecca is founder of the #toylikeme campaign, which is calling on the global toy industry to positively represent kids with disabilities.
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Blind Tennis Practice Session – Islington Tennis Centre – Wed 26 April

Islington Blind Tennis banner 2017 close up of player waiting to hit the ball
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
+44 7775 894136
Date:
26th April 2017
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

  • 2 courts on Wednesdays
  • 3 courts on Fridays

Important! if you are a Totally Blind  or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

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

For more information contact: Linda  Email: almondall@aol.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Linda Almond

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 Linda Email: almondall@aol.com

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 – Islington Tennis Centre – Fri 28 April

Islington Blind Tennis banner 2017 Monica hitting the ball
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
28th April 2017
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis  Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

  • 2 courts on Wednesdays
  • 3 courts on Fridays

Important! if you are a Totally Blind  or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let the contact below know by Wednesday for the Friday Session

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

For more information contact: Odette Battarel  Email: odetteb@pocklington-trust.org.uk
or Amanda Green: amanda.green@metroblindsport.org 

If  you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Linda Almond
Email:  almondall@aol.com

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 Email: 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 – Islington Tennis Centre –Cancelled Fri 14 April

Islington Blind Tennis banner 2017 Monica hitting the ball
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
14th April 2017
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis  Session 

Cancelled Fri 14 APRIL due  to Easter holidays   Now moved to 21 April, we are sorry for any inconvenience

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

  • 2 courts on Wednesdays
  • 3 courts on Fridays

Important! if you are a Totally Blind  or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let the contact below know by Wednesday for the Friday Session

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

For more information contact: Odette Battarel  Email: odetteb@pocklington-trust.org.uk
or Amanda Green: amanda.green@metroblindsport.org 

If  you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Linda Almond
Email:  almondall@aol.com

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 Email: 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 Practice Session – Islington Tennis Centre – Wed 12 April

Islington Blind Tennis banner 2017 close up of player waiting to hit the ball
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
+44 7775 894136
Date:
12th April 2017
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

  • 2 courts on Wednesdays
  • 3 courts on Fridays

Important! if you are a Totally Blind  or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

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

For more information contact: Linda  Email: almondall@aol.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Linda Almond

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 Linda Email: almondall@aol.com

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/