Monthly Archives: August 2017

Blind Tennis Session – Fri 27 Oct!

Blind Tennis Session Islington
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
27th October 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.

  • 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 – Fri 13 Oct!

Blind Tennis Session Islington
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
13th October 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.

  • 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 – Fri 27 Oct!

Blind Tennis Practice – Wed 18 Oct!

Blind Tennis Practice Session ITC
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
+44 7775 894136
Date:
18th October 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.

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 Practice – Wed 4 Oct!

Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre 2019
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
+44 7775 894136
Date:
04th October 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.

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 Practice – Wed 18 Oct!

Futsal Training with LMFC – 7 Oct!

London Metro Futsal Club
Venue:
The SCORE Centre on Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY.
Time:
10.00am - 13.00pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
07th October 2017
Cost:
Free


Football Training Session with London Metro Futsal Club

Venue:  SCORE Centre on Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY.

Contact: Gareth.jones@tottenhamhotspur.com

Twitter: @london_futsal

Metro is a partner organisation of London Futsal Club. The objective of this partnership is to provide adult partially sighted footballers with the opportunity to train and compete against other partially sighted teams on a regular basis.

The club has at least two training sessions and one competitive tournament per month. Training is  mostly held between 10am-1pm at the SCORE Centre on Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY.

Quick link to  Metro’s Football Events

Football for Blind and Vision Impaired People

Football is also played both nationally and internationally by blind and Vision Impaired people. Click this link for info from the English FA on disability 

Want to know more?

For more information about football for partially sighted people in London

contact: Gareth.jones@tottenhamhotspur.com

Anyone wishing to play B1 Football in London

contact: dan.slaughter@tottenhamhotspur.com

For more information on football for blind people visit the English FA website at this link for English FA on disability football

BBS guide in Supporting Visually Impaired People in Football

British Blind Sport has produced this resource, in partnership with the Football Association.This resource aims to help mainstream football providers become VI friendly through their provision of training, resources and support. These include:

  • Football clubs
  • County Football Associations
  • Schools