Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trio win singles and doubles at Loughborough VI Tennis Tournament

Loughborough VI Tennis Tournament

Original article on the tennisfoundation.org.uk

 Loughborough Vision Impaired Tennis Tournament

James Currie, Brenda Cassell and Rosie Pybus all secured singles and doubles titles as the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre at Loughborough University hosted the first Tennis Foundation Visually Impaired Tennis Regional Tournament of 2017.

Currie and Neil Fradgley lived up to their seedings in the men’s B3 singles to reach the final with relative ease, with Currie winning his quarter-final and Fradgley winning his semi-final without dropping a game.  Both players were well matched in the final, but Currie gained the decisive break of serve to prevail 7-5.

The two players also teamed up in the men’s visually impaired doubles, reaching the final without dropping game. They were then awarded a walkover ahead of their title decider against Ralph Aldred and David Donnelly.

Chris Blake and his partner Matthew Tearle were the semi-finalists beaten by Currie and Aldred in the doubles, but Blake still left Loughborough with one title to his name. He won the men’s B4 singles for the loss if just one game. Blake followed up his 6-0 semi-final win over David Pickering by defeating Shane Downing 6-1 in the decider.

Brenda Cassell
Brenda Cassell

While Cassell had a bye into the women’s B3 singles semi-finals, the remaining three semi-finalists all won their opening matches 6-0. Thereafter, Cassell defeated Gillian Currie 6-2 and Odette Battarel overcame Sarah Fortescue 6-3 to also book her place in the final. A second successive 6-2 victory for Cassell clinched the title.

Pybus came out on top in a three-way round-robin contest for the women’s B 4 singles as the North East player defeated runner-up Saran Whelan 7-5 and Minerva Ainsworth 6-2 in her two singles matches.

Cassell and Pybus gained their doubles victory for the loss of just one game in the final. After defeating Ainsworth and Joanne Turnbull 4-0, Cassell and Pybyus earned a comfortable 4-1 win over fellow doubles finalists Currie and Fotescue.

Nikhil Nair
Nikhil Nair

Nikhil Nair added the Loughborough title to his collection of B1 singles victories at regional tournaments after winning three tie-breaks. Nair edged out Peter Bosher 4-3(4) in his quarter-final before defeating Yvette Priestley 4-3(5) to reach the final. There was an even closer finish to the final as Nair gained a narrow 4-3(6) victory over Naqi Rizvi.

However, Nair was denied a brace of titles after finishing runner-up in the B1 doubles alongside Christopher Jeffries as Bosher and Rizvi claimed victory. Nair and Jeffries booked their place in the final after another tie-break, defeating Nadeem Mughal and Daniel Owen 4-3(5), but Bosher and Rizvi made it successive 4-1 wins to take the title.

View all the Final Draws online

Singles Draws (PDF) 

Doubles Draws (PDF)

We kick-started the new tennis year with the first regional tournament taking place at a new venue, Loughborough University.   32 players took part which was a fantastic entry.  Congratulations to all the winners & I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

The next tournament is taking place from 8 – 9 April in York.  If you are free & haven’t entered yet please click on the following link & enter now!

https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-9XONTZ4

If you need any help entering please call me on 0208 487 7068.

The closing date is Sat 11 March. 

A full list of the all the tournaments this year & links to enter can be found on the Tennis Foundation website by clicking here

If you need any further information or have any questions please let me know.

Kind regards

Kirsty Thomson
Disability Tournament Director

084587 20522   D: +442084877068     M: +447432732202

Tennis Foundation, The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JQ

www.tennisfoundation.org.uk

Art workshop for families – with Sight for Surrey

Pushy Pigments - Art workshop for families sight for surrey
Venue:
The Christian Centre, Church St, Dorking RH4 1DW
Time:
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
01372 377701
Date:
25th March 2017
Cost:
FREE


A tactile art workshop for families; in conjunction with Mole Valley Arts & Alison Carlier

Open to VI children and their siblings.

This is a FREE event but places are limited so BOOK NOW

Pushy Pigments – Art workshop for families

Event Date: Saturday 25th March 2017   Time: 2-4pm

Venue: The Christian Centre, Church St, Dorking RH4 1DW

For more info:

Contact Michelle mwinstone@sightforsurrey.org.uk 01372 377701

Entry form download: Art Workshop Entry From

please send completed form to mwinstone@sightforsurrey.org.uk

 

Tactile Art Workshop for Families – Book by 10 March – Sight for Surrey

Pushy Pigments - Art workshop for families sight for surrey
Venue:
The Christian Centre, Church St, Dorking RH4 1DW
Time:
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
01372 377701
Date:
10th March 2017
Cost:
FREE


A tactile art workshop for families; in conjunction with Mole Valley Arts & Alison Carlier

Open to VI children and their siblings.

This is a FREE event but places are limited so BOOK NOW

Booking deadline: Friday 10th March

Pushy Pigments – Art workshop for families

Booking  by date: Friday 10th March

Event Date: Saturday 25th March 2017   Time: 2-4pm

Venue: The Christian Centre, Church St, Dorking RH4 1DW

For more info:

Contact Michelle mwinstone@sightforsurrey.org.uk 01372 377701

Entry form download: Art Workshop Entry From

please send completed form to mwinstone@sightforsurrey.org.uk

 

Dates for National Eye Health Week 2017

National Eye Health Week 2017
Venue:
Multi venues
Time:
N/A -
Phone:
N/A
Date:
18th September 2017
Cost:
N/A


Source: Eye Health UK

Eye Health UK today announced that National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2017 will take place 18 – 24 September.

To find out whats on where!

Visit the website: http://www.visionmatters.org.uk

Building on the success of the 2016 campaign, which saw thousands of healthcare professionals, organisations and charities join forces to transform people’s attitudes and behaviour towards looking after their eyes, this year’s awareness week will once again focus on promoting mass participation from national and regional stakeholders.

David Cartwright, Chair of Eye Health UK, the charity responsible for running the Week, said: “We hope to encourage everyone with an interest in vision and eye health to come together this September to promote engaging eye health messages.”

David continues: “Over recent years we have seen how NEHW can connect with people and promote positive action. Last year 39 per cent of UK Adults said they recalled reading, seeing or hearing NEHW media and 87 per cent of these (over 16 million people) said it had encouraged them to take better care of their eye health. We plan to harness the momentum we have created to make an even bigger impact in 2017.”

There are lots of ways individuals and organisations can get involved in the Week, from joining the NEHW mailing list and using the free resources to share advice about the importance of regular sight tests and how healthy lifestyle choices can benefit vision to sponsoring an activity or becoming an official partner of the Week.

To join the NEHW mailing list or for information about sponsorship opportunities please email info@visionmatters.org.uk.

 

Dates for National Eye Health Week 2017 Announced

National Eye Health Week 2017 18- 24 September

Source: Eye Health UK

Eye Health UK today announced that National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2017 will take place 18 – 24 September.

Building on the success of the 2016 campaign, which saw thousands of healthcare professionals, organisations and charities join forces to transform people’s attitudes and behaviour towards looking after their eyes, this year’s awareness week will once again focus on promoting mass participation from national and regional stakeholders.

David Cartwright, Chair of Eye Health UK, the charity responsible for running the Week, said: “We hope to encourage everyone with an interest in vision and eye health to come together this September to promote engaging eye health messages.”

David continues: “Over recent years we have seen how NEHW can connect with people and promote positive action. Last year 39 per cent of UK Adults said they recalled reading, seeing or hearing NEHW media and 87 per cent of these (over 16 million people) said it had encouraged them to take better care of their eye health. We plan to harness the momentum we have created to make an even bigger impact in 2017.”

There are lots of ways individuals and organisations can get involved in the Week, from joining the NEHW mailing list and using the free resources to share advice about the importance of regular sight tests and how healthy lifestyle choices can benefit vision to sponsoring an activity or becoming an official partner of the Week.

To join the NEHW mailing list or for information about sponsorship opportunities please email info@visionmatters.org.uk.

Further details about the 2017 campaign including its official partners and this year’s supporter resources will be announced in the coming weeks.