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Metro Tennis Tournament 8th Nov 2020

Metro Blind Sport Friendly Tennis Tournament 8th Nov 2020

METRO BLIND SPORT’S FRIENDLY TENNIS TOURNAMENT

We are also pleased to announce that we will be delivering an informal Metro Blind Sport friendly tournament on the 8th November at the Islington Tennis Centre.

The tournament will run from 1 pm until 5 pm. The format will be singles for B1’s and doubles for B2-5’s.

Event details

Metro Tennis Tournament 8th November 2020

Date:  8 November 2020  Time: 13:00 0 17:00

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London N7 9PL

We are limiting the number of participants as follows:

B1’s 4

B2-5’s = 6

The booking form for B1’s is:

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOLeY

The booking form for B2-B5’s link is:

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOLei

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

Tennis Return to Play Guidance below – Please read

Download -Word: http://blindsport.uk/ITCTennisA

 

 

Each player will be limited to one guest only from their household or social bubble, where possible, we would like to use players guests as their on-court helpers as well. This will help us reduce the number of additional volunteers we need on-site, which are limited.

There will be no social events, players will be asked to leave the site when their matches are completed for the day.

Entries will be first come first served; a reserve list will be made. Entries will be open from the 7th October. Details will be sent in due course.

Entry is free of charge. Please note that we will not be serving refreshments or providing T-Shirts or trophies as we have done in the past. As results from this event are not being shared with the LTA, we will not be using LTA officials and we will officiate the games using volunteers and/or Metro Blind Sport staff.

However, this friendly tournament is a chance for some practice for those attending the National Finals or a chance for members to have an informal competitive game.

Things may change with localised lockdown rules and government guidance changing, so please keep an eye on all updates we send through and information on the Metro Blind Sport website.

 

DISABILITY NATIONAL FINALS

We have received the following information about the National Finals from Claire McCulloch at the LTA.

We are very happy to inform you that for now, all this year’s National finals will be running for Learning Disability, Visually Impaired and Wheelchair players.

The government has confirmed that organised activity for larger groups, including tennis competitions, is permitted as an exception to the limit of six.  This is provided the activity is in accordance with the COVID-19 Secure guidelines published by the LTA for venues, coaches, players and competitions.

Organised indoor competition at COVID-19 secure venues can continue to take place, given activity on court for individual matches is under six people. Off-court, individuals should limit their social interaction with others and not socialise in groups of more than six.

Competition draw size may need to be limited depending on a range of factors including the COVID-19 secure capacity of the venue.

The above are the current rules and can change depending on government guidance.

With the above points being considered, we have been in discussion with all National Final venues. Each venue has their own rules and limitations, which has allowed us to decide the boundaries in which we can run our events. Please see below details of how National events will operate this year. We understand this is not the perfect outcome for our players, but it allows an opportunity to play and compete to those can and those who wish to. If you have any questions once reading the below, please get in touch.

20-22 November – Visually Impaired National Finals – Wrexham Tennis Centre

The centre has an on court capacity and social area limitations that have determined our scheduling. The event will therefore be singles only.

Each player will be limited to one guest only from their household or social bubble, where possible, we would like to use players guests as their on court helpers as well. This will help us reduce the number of additional volunteers we need on site, which are limited.

There will be no social events, players will be asked to leave site when their matches are completed for the day.

Entries will be first come first served, a reserve list will be made.

We have two plans, depending on if the university close to the tennis centre will be open or not, we will find this out at the start of October.

Please see both plans below, the following are approximate timings and may differ slightly depending on entries. On days where two groups are playing there will be a scheduled “cross over window” and you will be informed exact times in which you can arrive:

PLAN A

Tennis Centre

Friday 20th November

B2, B3, B4/5 Women and B4/5 Men ONLY

 

Saturday 21st November

B2, B3 B4/5 Women and B4/5 Men – 9.00-13.00

B2 and B3 Men 14.30-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B2 and B3 Men ONLY

 

Wrexham University Sport Hall

 

Saturday 21st November

B1 Men and Women, 12.00-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B1 Men and Women, 9.00-18.00

 

PLAN B

 

Tennis Centre only

 

Friday 13th November

ALL Women and B4/5 Men ONLY

 

Saturday 21st November

ALL Women, B1 Men and B4/5 Men – 9.00-13.00

B2 and B3 Men 14.30-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B1, B2 and B3 Men, ONLY

 

Player number caps will be as follows:

B1 – 8 men and 8 women

B2 – 16 men and 8 women

B3 – 16 men and 8 women

B4/5 – 8 men and 8 women

 

If you are a junior and would be interested in a junior only draw, please let me know, and this can be added dependant on demand.

Entries will open in October and you will be given one week notice before they open. It will be first come, first served, with a reserve list. Things may change with localised lockdown rules and government guidance changing, so please keep an eye on all updates we send through.

Kind Regards,

Claire McCulloch

 

Metro Blind Sport Tennis Update 

Following the latest government advice, I am providing you with an update on the current Metro blind Sport tennis provision, and information from the LTA about the National Finals.

Metro Blind Sport tennis sessions at Islington Tennis Centre have been unaffected by the latest changes to the government advice and will continue as planned. Information regarding the measures that we have put in place with regards to COVID-19 can be found on the tennis section of our website.

The sessions require pre-registration, and this can be completed using the links below:

 

Wednesday Sessions – B1’s and new players

 

Wednesday 14th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4c

 

Wednesday 28th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4h

 

Wednesday 11th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4i

 

Wednesday 25th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4m

 

Wednesday 9th December

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4r

 

 

Friday Sessions – B2-B5’s

 

Friday 2nd October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FODPj

 

Friday 16th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4d

 

Friday 30th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4n

 

Friday 13th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4j

 

Friday 27th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE51

 

Friday 11th December

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE56

 

 

Metro B1 Tennis Tournament 8th Nov Cancelled

Metro Blind Sport Friendly Tennis Tournament 8th Nov 2020
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre and Gym
Market Road
London
N7 9PL
United Kingdom
Time:
1.00pm - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
08th November 2020
Cost:
Sorry this event is now Cancelled due to the new Government Lockdown


Sorry this event is now Cancelled due to the new Government Lockdown

METRO BLIND SPORT B1 TENNIS TOURNAMENT

We are also pleased to announce that we will be delivering an informal Metro Blind Sport friendly tournament on the 8th November at the Islington Tennis Centre.

The tournament will run from 1 pm until 5 pm. The format will be singles for B1’s

Event details  – Now Cancelled

Metro B1’s Tennis Tournament 8th November 2020

Date:  8 November 2020  Time: 13:00 0 17:00

Available places: 4

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London N7 9PL

The booking form link is:

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOLeY

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

Tennis Return to Play Guidance below – Please read

Download -Word: http://blindsport.uk/ITCTennisA

 

METRO BLIND SPORT TENNIS TOURNAMENT

We are also pleased to announce that we will be delivering an informal Metro Blind Sport friendly tournament on the 8th November at the Islington Tennis Centre.

The tournament will run from 1 pm until 5 pm. The format will be singles for B1’s and doubles for B2-5’s.

We are limiting the number of participants as follows:

B1’s – 4

B2-5’s – 6

Each player will be limited to one guest only from their household or social bubble, where possible, we would like to use players guests as their on-court helpers as well. This will help us reduce the number of additional volunteers we need on-site, which are limited.

There will be no social events, players will be asked to leave the site when their matches are completed for the day.

Entries will be first come first served; a reserve list will be made. Entries will be open from the 7th October. Details will be sent in due course.

Entry is free of charge. Please note that we will not be serving refreshments or providing T-Shirts or trophies as we have done in the past. As results from this event are not being shared with the LTA, we will not be using LTA officials and we will officiate the games using volunteers and/or Metro Blind Sport staff.

However, this friendly tournament is a chance for some practice for those attending the National Finals or a chance for members to have an informal competitive game.

Things may change with localised lockdown rules and government guidance changing, so please keep an eye on all updates we send through and information on the Metro Blind Sport website.

 

DISABILITY NATIONAL FINALS

We have received the following information about the National Finals from Claire McCulloch at the LTA.

We are very happy to inform you that for now, all this year’s National finals will be running for Learning Disability, Visually Impaired and Wheelchair players.

The government has confirmed that organised activity for larger groups, including tennis competitions, is permitted as an exception to the limit of six.  This is provided the activity is in accordance with the COVID-19 Secure guidelines published by the LTA for venues, coaches, players and competitions.

Organised indoor competition at COVID-19 secure venues can continue to take place, given activity on court for individual matches is under six people. Off-court, individuals should limit their social interaction with others and not socialise in groups of more than six.

Competition draw size may need to be limited depending on a range of factors including the COVID-19 secure capacity of the venue.

The above are the current rules and can change depending on government guidance.

With the above points being considered, we have been in discussion with all National Final venues. Each venue has their own rules and limitations, which has allowed us to decide the boundaries in which we can run our events. Please see below details of how National events will operate this year. We understand this is not the perfect outcome for our players, but it allows an opportunity to play and compete to those can and those who wish to. If you have any questions once reading the below, please get in touch.

20-22 November – Visually Impaired National Finals – Wrexham Tennis Centre

The centre has an on court capacity and social area limitations that have determined our scheduling. The event will therefore be singles only.

Each player will be limited to one guest only from their household or social bubble, where possible, we would like to use players guests as their on court helpers as well. This will help us reduce the number of additional volunteers we need on site, which are limited.

There will be no social events, players will be asked to leave site when their matches are completed for the day.

Entries will be first come first served, a reserve list will be made.

We have two plans, depending on if the university close to the tennis centre will be open or not, we will find this out at the start of October.

Please see both plans below, the following are approximate timings and may differ slightly depending on entries. On days where two groups are playing there will be a scheduled “cross over window” and you will be informed exact times in which you can arrive:

PLAN A

Tennis Centre

Friday 20th November

B2, B3, B4/5 Women and B4/5 Men ONLY

 

Saturday 21st November

B2, B3 B4/5 Women and B4/5 Men – 9.00-13.00

B2 and B3 Men 14.30-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B2 and B3 Men ONLY

 

Wrexham University Sport Hall

 

Saturday 21st November

B1 Men and Women, 12.00-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B1 Men and Women, 9.00-18.00

 

PLAN B

 

Tennis Centre only

 

Friday 13th November

ALL Women and B4/5 Men ONLY

 

Saturday 21st November

ALL Women, B1 Men and B4/5 Men – 9.00-13.00

B2 and B3 Men 14.30-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B1, B2 and B3 Men, ONLY

 

Player number caps will be as follows:

B1 – 8 men and 8 women

B2 – 16 men and 8 women

B3 – 16 men and 8 women

B4/5 – 8 men and 8 women

 

If you are a junior and would be interested in a junior only draw, please let me know, and this can be added dependant on demand.

Entries will open in October and you will be given one week notice before they open. It will be first come, first served, with a reserve list. Things may change with localised lockdown rules and government guidance changing, so please keep an eye on all updates we send through.

Kind Regards,

Claire McCulloch

 

Metro Blind Sport Tennis Update 

Following the latest government advice, I am providing you with an update on the current Metro blind Sport tennis provision, and information from the LTA about the National Finals.

Metro Blind Sport tennis sessions at Islington Tennis Centre have been unaffected by the latest changes to the government advice and will continue as planned. Information regarding the measures that we have put in place with regards to COVID-19 can be found on the tennis section of our website.

The sessions require pre-registration, and this can be completed using the links below:

 

Wednesday Sessions – B1’s and new players

 

Wednesday 14th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4c

 

Wednesday 28th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4h

 

Wednesday 11th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4i

 

Wednesday 25th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4m

 

Wednesday 9th December

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4r

 

 

Friday Sessions – B2-B5’s

 

Friday 2nd October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FODPj

 

Friday 16th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4d

 

Friday 30th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4n

 

Friday 13th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4j

 

Friday 27th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE51

 

Friday 11th December

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE56

 

 

Bowlers do well in Hastings!

Hastings Bowls Tournament 2019 Wilbert & Gause win the pairs cup

Metro Blind Sport Bowlers do well in Hastings!

10 Metro bowlers travelled to Hastings on the 13th of July and had a roll-up in the afternoon to get ready for the 52nd Annual Hastings Tournament that started on the Sunday morning.

Their helper John arrived on the Monday and stayed until the end of the games on the Friday afternoon.  John and most of the bowlers then stayed for the presentation and buffet on Friday evening, before travelling home on Saturday.

A few photos below

The tournament was divided into 4 sections: Open Triples, Open Pairs, Open Singles and a B1 section for the totally blind bowlers.  On the Sunday, the tournament started with the triples in which Metro had 3 teams.

While these games were taking place, Eric had a radio in his pocket with an earpiece so he could keep up with what was happening at Lords in the cricket final.  The Metro team that did the best, Eric, Junette and John Roulston in his first Hastings Tournament, managed to win all their games until the final on Friday where they lost to Preston.

In the Pairs Tournament, in which Metro had 5 teams, they did even better.  The Metro team of Wilbert and Gause won their way through to the final on Friday and beat the favourites from Preston to lift the cup.

In the B1 tournament, Eric won all his games so retaining the cup which he won last year, and Amit came runners-up again, only losing to Eric.  Constance was in the winning team on the Friday afternoon who played for the Plate.  All found it a very enjoyable tournament, and without a doubt the highlight was Wilbert and Gause lifting the Pairs cup.

The Hastings Tour next year will start on 12 July  .

Eric Bowls organiser