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. Blind Tennis video link here
Want to know more about Blind Tennis?
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/