Yearly Archives: 2017

VI Tennis – NTC – 20 Feb 2018!

VI Tennis at the National Tennis Centre
Venue:
National Tennis Centre (NTC), 100 Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JQ
Time:
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Phone:
02084877043
Date:
20th February 2018
Cost:
£5 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.

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:

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 (£5 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/

 

VI Tennis – NTC – 6 Feb 2018!

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:
02084877043
Date:
06th February 2018
Cost:
£5 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.

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:

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 (£5 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/

 

VI Tennis- NTC – 23 Jan 2018!

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:
02084877043
Date:
23rd January 2018
Cost:
£5 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.

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:

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 (£5 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/

 

Cricket: Hampshire v Devils 26 May

Metro Devils Cricket Team
Venue:
Petersfield
Time:
1pm - TBC
Phone:
07742 323224
Date:
26th May 2018
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

Metro has two cricket teams – Metro and the Metro Devils.

Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

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

Blind Cricket

Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a normal junior football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket. Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc..

Metro is one of the founder members of the National Domestic Blind Cricket League and also competes in the BBS Knockout Cup Competition. Metro has been very successful in both competitions, winning the BBS Knockout Cup on 11 occasions since 1990. Metro has two teams, Metro and Metro Devils (Metro’s second team), taking part in both league and cup competitions in the 2012 season.

Want to know more?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/

For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
http://www.bcew.co.uk

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk

Northampton v Metro Away 20 May

Metro Cricket Team
Venue:
Away
Time:
1pm - TBC
Phone:
07742 323224
Date:
20th May 2018
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

Metro Cricket Fixture List 2018!

You can download the full Metro Cricket Fixtures 2018 and Availability Form – link here:http://bit.ly/VICricketFixtures2018
Cricket team players please let Paul Toplis know your availability for these dates by sending this completed word form to Email: BCEWSCORER@gmail.com

Metro has two cricket teams – Metro and the Metro Devils.

Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

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

Blind Cricket

Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a normal junior football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket. Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc..

Metro is one of the founder members of the National Domestic Blind Cricket League and also competes in the BBS Knockout Cup Competition. Metro has been very successful in both competitions, winning the BBS Knockout Cup on 11 occasions since 1990. Metro has two teams, Metro and Metro Devils (Metro’s second team), taking part in both league and cup competitions in the 2012 season.

Want to know more?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/

For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
http://www.bcew.co.uk

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk