As you are aware the UK VI Tennis International Tournament has been postponed but we are pleased to announce that the Tennis Foundation will be sending a GB team to the Blind Tennis International Tournament: Spain 2017.
The GB team will consist of one male and one female in each category (B1, B2 and B3 categories are permitted at the tournament). A Selection Panel has been created and selected six players for the tournament (one in each category).
They have also selected 1-2 reserve players for each category. The Selection Policy for the International Tournament in Spain can be found on the Tennis Foundation website here –
Download: Selection Policy
We are in the process of contacting the players to see if they are available for the tournament and getting them reclassified via the new IBTA classification rules (i.e. using LogMAR).
IBTA will not be accepting individual entries for the tournament and all players need to be confirmed by the representative of each country.
For more information on the International Tournament please visit http://ibta-takei.com/blind-tennis-international-tournament-spain-2017. Please note the Tennis Foundation will be unable to answer individual enquires regarding the international tournament.
Please find a list of Regional VI Tennis Competitions taking place over the next few months below.
Date: 8 – 9 April Venue: David Lloyd Club, York – Online entry form
Date: 13 – 14 May Venue: The Northumberland Club, Newcastle – Online entry form
Upcoming Camps and Taster Sessions
The Northumberland Club, Newcastle will be hosting a VI tennis camp on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April 2017 for B2-B5 Players. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your game in time for a busy few months of competitions.
Download: Vision Impaired Tennis Camp Application form – word Document
Download: Vision Impaired Tennis Camp Information – word Document
The Tennis Foundation will be working with British Blind Sport (BBS) to deliver tennis at their Have a Go Days.
This is a great opportunity for new players to try tennis and be signposted to their nearest sessions. For more information on BBS’ Have a Go Days please visit www.britishblindsport.org.uk/have-a-go-days/enter-title-he.
If you wish to find your nearest VI tennis sessions please enter your postcode on the interactive venue finder map on our website found here – http://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/find-an-inclusive-venue/.
Or alternatively visit our accessible version of the map found here – http://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Venue-and-session-finder-accessible-version.docx.