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VI Tennis Boom & National Results!

VI Tennis Boom

A record number of players will be competing in the 2018 Visually Impaired National Tennis Championships at Loughborough University this weekend as what is already one of the fastest growing disability sports goes from strength to strength.

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Dates: VI Regional Tennis 2019

VI Regional Tennis 2019 Tournament dates

There is one new tournament which is going to be held in Glasgow at the end of July.  It would be great if players can show their support at this one as it’s new to the calendar.

02nd – 03rd March 2019    Loughborough Regional Tournament
06th – 07th April 2019       Cambridge Regional Tournament
04th – 05th May 2019        Newcastle Regional Tournament
01st – 02nd June 2019      Brighton Regional Tournament
27th  – 28th  July 2019      Glasgow Regional Tournament 
24th  – 25th  August 2019  York Regional Tournament
28th – 29th  September 2019   London Regional Tournament

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First Disability Tennis Festival

Middlesex Tennis Disability Tennis Festival

Middlesex Tennis hosted its first ever Disability Tennis Festival at Vicars Moor Tennis Club during the 2018 County Closed Championships.  Led by the County’s Disability Tennis Coordinator Mark Bullock working alongside coach Nick Jacobsen and the Tennis Foundation’s Conor McBrearty the day attracted players with a learning disability, a visually impaired player and a wheelchair tennis player.  If you would like to know more about disability tennis in the county or would like to develop an inclusive/disability offer please contact Mark on mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk  

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Novice to Number 4 in 2 Years!

Novice to one of the best in 2 Years Naqi Rizvi

He explains: “I did VI sessions at Islington Tennis Club but that was only once a month.”I was really, really keen to get more practice and thought I’d give it a go at Globe. Rob Deane, who’s in the committee, was very welcoming and arranged for volunteers to play with me.” The club now puts on fortnightly VI sessions, and Naqi is able to practise at least once a week.

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Tennis Nationals 19-21 Oct!

National Blind & Vision Impaired Tennis Championships 2018

Tennis Nationals Dates:  19 – 21 October 2018 Venue:    Dan Maskell Tennis Centre, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TS Closing date:   Friday 21 September 2018 – Entries are now open

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