Tag Archives: Blind Tennis

Rules & History of Blind Tennis by Martin Etheridge

Rules & History of Blind Tennis by Martin Etheridge

“Ikimasu.” “Hai”: Blind Tennis Rules 2021

This is the first book ever to be written in English about blind tennis. It charts the amazing story of Takei and of the legacy he has left. It also brings together and introducing you to the rules of blind tennis!

Kindle: https://tinyurl.com/IkimasuHai
Hardback: https://tinyurl.com/Ikimasu

Miyoshi Takei was glad that he never gave up on his dream to play tennis. After becoming blind at the age of one and a half, there was a moment he realised he was somehow different. He had always thought his brothers saw things the same as him but he was wrong.

The author Martin Etheridge has over 40 years experience of officiating – across three different sports. He first came across tennis for the blind and visually-impaired six years ago and was hooked. He is passionate about the power of sport to make a difference for players with a disability.

This book will open your eyes to blind tennis by:

  • celebrating the achievements of Miyoshi Takei;
  • bringing together and introducing you to the rules of blind tennis;
  • highlighting a range of cases and decisions to interpret these rules;
  • inviting you the reader to play a role in helping to shape the future of the sport.

This book takes you on a journey of discovery to find out how blind tennis first started. It is about one man’s determination and perseverance and will appeal to players, coaches, officials and volunteers alike.

Two words are all you need to play. “Ikimasu”. Hai”. So “Are you ready?.” “Yes”. ….. Play.

 

History of Blind Tennis

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

 

LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 Update!

LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 Update!

As you can imagine with varying restrictions across the UK at the moment it has been tricky to finalise a competition calendar. Understandably many venues don’t want to commit to any events early in the year due to uncertainties, so you will notice most events start a little later than usual.

Below are the events booked in so far, more dates will be added in the New Year and thank you very much for your patience on this. All dates are provisional and are subject to change depending on lockdown restrictions in 2021.

Dates and well as entry links will be added to the Disability Competitions Calendar which can be found here: https://www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/competing/disability-competitions-calendar/

 

Learning Disability

  • 20-21 February

Leeds Learning Disability Tennis Competition

JCCS Tennis Centre

  • TBC

Gosling Learning Disability Tennis Competition

  • TBC

Wrexham Learning Disability Tennis Competition

  • 29-30 May

Bradfield Learning Disability Tennis Competition

Bradfield College

 

Visually Impaired

  • 10-11th April

Newport Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

Newport Tennis Centre (NP19 4RA)

  • 17-18th April (provisional, trying to move as its close to Newport Event)

Loughborough Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

Loughborough University

  • TBC

Newcastle Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

  • 5-6th June (provisional)

Brighton Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

Virgin Active, Brighton

 

Wheelchair

  • 20-21 March

Newport Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Newport Tennis Centre (NP19 4RA)

  • 10-11th April

Loughborough Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Loughborough University

  • 8-9th May

Taunton Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Taunton Tennis Club

 

Claire McCulloch
Disability Competitions Co-ordinator

Claire.McCulloch@lta.org.uk

 

Blind & VI Tennis Every Thursday in Sutton!

Vision Impaired Tennis at Sutton Tennis Village for B1and Beginners

Blind & VI Tennis Every Thursday in Sutton!

Date:  Every Thursday    Time:  10.30  – 12.00  pm   Term time only

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Venue: Sutton Sports Village, Rose Hill, Sutton, SM1 3HH

Nearest Transport:

Bus Stop = Rose Hill Park West,

Buses = 151, 154, 164, 280.

Nearest train station = Sutton Common 0.2 miles away.

Nearest Tube = Morden 1.5 miles away

Cost: First time FREE,  thereafter a monthly direct debit of £18.41  

Contact to book & register interest: Andrew.jeffery@gll.org

Venue  telephone: 02086416611

 

Blind & VI Tennis Every Thursday in Sutton!

Vision Impaired Tennis at Sutton Tennis Village for B1and Beginners

Blind & VI Tennis Every Thursday in Sutton!

Date:  Every Thursday    Time:  10.30  – 12.00  pm   Term time only

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Venue: Sutton Sports Village, Rose Hill, Sutton, SM1 3HH

Nearest Transport:

Bus Stop = Rose Hill Park West,

Buses = 151, 154, 164, 280.

Nearest train station = Sutton Common 0.2 miles away.

Nearest Tube = Morden 1.5 miles away

Cost: First time FREE,  thereafter a monthly direct debit of £18.41  

Contact to book & register interest: Andrew.jeffery@gll.org

Venue  telephone: 02086416611

 

Blind & VI Tennis in Sutton 17 Dec

Vision Impaired Tennis at Sutton Tennis Village for B1and Beginners
Venue:
Sutton Sports Village, Rose Hill, Sutton, SM1 3HH
Time:
10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Phone:
02086416611
Date:
17th December 2020
Cost:
First time FREE,  thereafter a monthly direct debit of £18.41  


Blind & VI Tennis Every Thursday in Sutton!

Date:  Every Thursday    Time:  10.30 am  – 12.00  pm   Term time only

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Venue: Sutton Sports Village, Rose Hill, Sutton, SM1 3HH

Nearest Transport:

Bus Stop = Rose Hill Park West,

Buses = 151, 154, 164, 280.

Nearest train station = Sutton Common 0.2 miles away.

Nearest Tube = Morden 1.5 miles away

Cost: First time FREE,  thereafter a monthly direct debit of £18.41  

Contact to book & register interest: Andrew.jeffery@gll.org

Venue  telephone: 02086416611