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 Friday tennis sessions was deemed essential to safeguard our players and volunteers.
Therefore, the sessions planned for the 20th March and 3 April will not go ahead as planned.
Due to 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 Vision Impaired 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! Fridays are for B2,3,4 and 5 players 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.
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Linda Almond
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 fluorescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.
Link to our video on blind tennis below
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/