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VI Tennis Championships – 24 Aug

Middlesex & Surrey County Championships - VI Tennis Event

Middlesex & Surrey County Championships

Visually Impaired Tennis Event

You are invited to take part in this event. Please find below further details and the entry form you need to return:

Date: Sat 24  August 2019  Time: Play Starts – 10.00 am
Venue: Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP
Entry Fee: £20  Contact: Event Organiser: Mark Bullock
Email: mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk
Tournament Referee: Gill Andersson

COMPLETE AND RETURN ENTRY FORM 
Link  to Entry form here:  Entry Form
Email: mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk

SURFACE

Indoor Acrylic at Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP

LIKELY FORMAT

  • Men’s singles    –  Fast 4 sets*
  • Ladies singles  –  Fast 4 sets*
  • Doubles             –  Fast 4 sets*

*please note that the above is subject to change by the tournament director or referee. Sight classifications will depend on the entry.  Doubles pairs will be drawn by lot.

 

 

MSC Disability Tennis Starts 24 Aug

VI Tennis at Westway Sports Centre

Disability tennis events at the Middlesex & Surrey County Closed Championships.

 

  • Saturday 24th August –  Visually Impaired Tennis  Time: 9.30am to 3.00 pm             Venue:  Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP
  • Tuesday 27th August (evening) & Sunday 1st September Wheelchair Tennis
    Venues: National Tennis Centre/Sutton Tennis Centre
  • Thursday 29th August (afternoon )
    Venue: Learning Disability Tennis Vicars Moor Tennis Club

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to Mark Bullock

Contact: mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk  or Call 07496 029 539

 

 

Tennis: IBTT 2019 by Naqi Rizvi

International Blind Tennis Tournament 2019 by Naqi Rizvi

International Blind Tennis Tournament  (IBTT) 2019 by Naqi Rizvi

I got a chance to compete in the World Championships of VI Tennis for a second time, this time around in Alicante Spain. I arrived on the 9th of June and returned back to the UK on the 16th. The seven glorious days I spent there involved chilling in the hotel and the internal water park, practising before the tournament and actually playing! the first two days were full of classification which left me with lots of free time as I am classified as a B1 for life.

My category of B1 males had 20 people from several different countries. The tournament overall had 87 players from 15 countries and six continents, and I was the third seed for the draws. My opponents at the group stage included Italy, Germany and Ireland. I luckily won all my matches by breaking serve and consequently avoiding a tie-break. I came out at the top of my group and then played in the quarterfinals against Argentina.

I won that too and played my semi-final against the worlds number 1 from Japan, which I lost 6-3. However, I gave my great opponent a tough time, and we hugged each other after the match was over. I then went on to play my 3rd and 4th play-off match against another German opponent which I won 6-3. That left me in third place and given that my group was the biggest (20 people), I am very proud of coming 3rd.

Moreover, most countries had managers and coaches who worked with them before and during the tournament, a luxury that I wasn’t afforded as I was the sole representative of my country. As there were eight courts beside each other, quiet was a luxury, but I gave it my best and really enjoyed the experience.

It was great to see so many players and such good tennis in many instances. The overall vibe was also great despite some issues, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself with the GB team that adopted me and also met many players/officials from other countries that I had met last year. I had a great time and would love to go year after year, becoming the world champion soon!

I must say a massive thank you to Metro Blind Sport, Highgate Tennis CLub, the Globe and Stanmore Jaffaries for helping me improve my game and also sponsorship which allowed me to go to Spain and also do well.  I hope to make you all even prouder and hope to become an even better player who consistently does well!  –  article by Naqi Rizvi

Article by Naqi Rizvi

 

Help Naqi raise some funds for not on but 2 Charities

Naqi” I’m abseiling 156m down the Iconic 1CP Building for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal because mental health affects each one of us!
Link to donate: https://blindsport.uk/MentalHealthDonate 

Naqi’s 2019 Prudential RideLondon Surrey 46 page
To help contribute towards research and Raising funds for Children with Cancer UK because I want no child to suffer from this disease
Link to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/naqi-rizvi

 

VI Tennis – Globe TC – 20 Sept

VI Tennis Sessions at the Globe Tennis Club
Venue:
Globe Tennis Club, 190a Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AL
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07951 190 805
Date:
20th September 2019
Cost:
Your first session is free and then £4 thereafter.


Vision Impaired Tennis at Globe Tennis Club, Belsize Park

Join us every other Friday evening to discover the joy of playing VI tennis outdoors on quiet and sheltered courts. Suited to all players in the B2 – B5 categories and experienced B1 players.

VI Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing and you don’t need to be a talented sportsperson to experience the benefits.

Location: Globe Tennis Club, 190a Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AL

(located immediately behind Belsize Park Underground Station)

Dates:  20  Sept    Time: 6 pm – 8 pm.

The Session can be followed by a social get-together.

 How to join us: Belsize Park Underground Station and bus stops for 168, 268 and C11 buses are 1 minute walk from the club. Hampstead Heath Overground Station is a 10 minute walk where we can meet you from 5:30 pm if requested.

Cost: Your first session is free and then £4 thereafter. If you would like to join us or have questions and would like more information please contact.

Contact:  Robert Deane 07951 190 805 (call, text or leave message)

www.globetennisclub.com    020 7435 0248

For further information:

 info@tennisfoundation.org.uk or call 0208 487 7043

amanda.green@metroblindsport.org or call 07790 102147

 

VI Tennis – Globe TC – 6 Sept

VI Tennis Sessions at the Globe Tennis Club
Venue:
Globe Tennis Club, 190a Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AL
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07951 190 805
Date:
06th September 2019
Cost:
Your first session is free and then £4 thereafter.


Vision Impaired Tennis at Globe Tennis Club, Belsize Park

Join us every other Friday evening to discover the joy of playing VI tennis outdoors on quiet and sheltered courts. Suited to all players in the B2 – B5 categories and experienced B1 players.

VI Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing and you don’t need to be a talented sportsperson to experience the benefits.

Location: Globe Tennis Club, 190a Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AL

(located immediately behind Belsize Park Underground Station)

Dates:  6, 20  Sept    Time: 6 pm – 8 pm.

The Session can be followed by a social get-together.

 How to join us: Belsize Park Underground Station and bus stops for 168, 268 and C11 buses are 1 minute walk from the club. Hampstead Heath Overground Station is a 10 minute walk where we can meet you from 5:30 pm if requested.

Cost: Your first session is free and then £4 thereafter. If you would like to join us or have questions and would like more information please contact.

Contact:  Robert Deane 07951 190 805 (call, text or leave message)

www.globetennisclub.com    020 7435 0248

For further information:

 info@tennisfoundation.org.uk or call 0208 487 7043

amanda.green@metroblindsport.org or call 07790 102147