Learn Blind Tennis 1 April is now Cancelled
Following a continuous review of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, recognition that the situation has escalated over the weekend and observance of government advice, the requirement to suspend Wednesday tennis sessions was deemed essential to safeguard our players and volunteers. Therefore, the sessions planned for the 18th March and 1st April will not go ahead as planned.
Whilst the LTA and other physical activity sector organisations are suggesting that we continue activity normally, the unique nature of our game, has meant that participants are potentially exposed to greater physical contact and less likely to be able to perform social distancing.
We understand that this will be difficult news for many of our participants and would like to thank our membership for its continued support and understanding. I know that there have been concerns from participants about the session continuing.
Further communication will be circulated to members and volunteers in due course regarding future sessions after the Easter break.
Please find below the latest advice from the government and information from the LTA.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/