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.
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 (£4 per session)
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/