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Blind Tennis World Ranking!

Metro Members on the Blind Tennis World Ranking List

Blind Tennis World Ranking List Below!

A huge thanks to Odette Battarel who shared this new link with us!

Odette who just happens to ranked 3rd in B3 Women, was instrumental in the development of the sport in the UK. Odette with her friend and Metro trustee, Amanda Green, where the first to bring Blind Tennis to the UK back in 2007. Now, after a lot of hard work by many, including our amazing coaches and volunteers, it is now integrated into the LTA yearly programme of events with national and international competitions for all to enjoy and take part in.

Blind Tennis World Ranking list

Rankings List: https://blindsport.uk/TennisRankings

We are all very proud of our member’s achievements and it is great to see how many of these names on this list we supported at the beginning of their journeys to Tennis excellence.

Many named on the list are still Metro Blind Sports members and they train and share their hard-earned techniques with the next generation of upcoming tennis stars.

List of our current Members on the Blind Tennis World Ranking  list in 2019

  • B2 WOMEN  – Brenda Cassell –  Ranking  9 for Great Britain
  • B3 WOMEN  – Odette Battarel – Ranking  3  for France
  • B3 WOMEN   Jan ReynoldsRanking  4 for Great Britain
  • B1 MEN –  Naqi Rizvi  – Ranking  3  for Pakistan
  • B3 MEN – Paul Ryb –  Ranking  2  for Great Britain
  • B3 MEN  – Chris Baily –  Ranking  6  for Great Britain

Congratulation to all the above, from us all at Metro Blind Sport and many thanks to all the coaches and volunteers that have and still do help keep all our tennis members playing Tennis at this high level!

So If you are thinking of learning to play Blind tennis, then  do check out our Tennis event page: http://bit.ly/MBSTennisEvents

 

Chris Baily and Brenda Cassell, Winner and Runner-Up in the first International Blind Tennis Tournament!

Chris Baily and Brenda Cassell Winnner and Runner up in first International Bllnd Tennis Tournament

Photo above of Chris Baily & Brenda Cassell – original article by tennisfoundation

Winner and Runner-Up in the First International  Blind Tennis Tournament!

Chris Baily and Brenda Cassell completed an historic week for the Great Britain blind and visually impaired tennis team in Spain with winner and runner-up honours in their respective events.

Chris Baily and Brenda Casssell

Baily won the the men’s B3 singles and Cassell finished runner-up in the women’s B2 singles on the last day of competition at the inaugural International Blind Tennis Tournament.

Baily defeated Poland’s Grzegorz Korpinski 2-4, 4-2, (10-5) after a deciding match tie-break in the men’s B3 singles final. He therefore became Great Britain’s first ever champion in international blind tennis competition.

After a nervous first set the Uckfield player settled in the second set, moving his opponent from side to side to win some long rallies. Baily was always ahead in the match tie-break and completed his historic win on his own serve.

Cassell faced Chizuko Hara of Japan in the women’s B2 singles final, with Hara winning 4-1, 4-2. Hara controlled some long points to win the opening set and despite Cassell playing some great points in the second set the Japanese player’s consistency earned her the win.

Yvette Priestley and Martina Dubiel

Yvette Priestley also ended her tournament on a winning note to take victory in the women’s B1 singles consolation event.

After completing her round-robin matches earlier in the week Priestley returned to court to beat both Tina Lowe of Ireland and Martina Dubiel of Poland by a score of 4-1. In both matches Priestley served superbly and made some great returns.

 

Tennis: Chris Baily and Brenda Cassell reach the finals on the international stage!

Chris Baily and Brenda Cassell reach the Finals on the International Stage

Photo above of Brenda Cassell and Chris Baily     – original article by tennisfoundation

Chris Baily and Brenda Cassell added more history to the British challenge in Spain this week as they became the first Great Britain vision impaired tennis team players to reach finals on the international stage.

Chris Baily and Willem Roode

After making it through his round-robin pool without dropping a game Baily won his B3 men’s singles semi-final against Ireland’s Willem Roode 6-3.

In a fast-paced and energetic match both players produced some fantastic shots at key times in one of the best matches of the tournament so far. However, Bailey gained the crucial break of serve to set up a meeting with Grzegorz Korpinski of Poland in Thursday’s final.

Brenda Cassell also went into the knockout stages of the women’s B2 singles having not lost a game in her pool matches. She maintained her perfect record with a clinical 6-0 quarter-final victory over Mayumi Kita.

renda Cassell and Adrianna Sanchez

Cassell dropped her first games of the week in her semi-final, but still held on to beat Adrianna Sanchez of Mexico 6-3. After going two games down Cassell finished with a flourish. She won five games in a row and ended with a good serve to book her place in Thursday’s women’s B2 singles final against Chizuko Hara.

Wendy Glasper’s bid to also reach the women’s B2 singles final started well when she beat Marta Hiniesto 6-2 in her quarter-final. Glasper controlled the match with great accuracy and spin, but her winning sequence came to an end in her semi-final, which Hara won 6-0 to set up her meeting with Cassell.

Glasper’s competition came to an end with a tense bronze medal play-off against Sanchez. In a match that ebbed and flowed Glasper managed to come back from 4-1 down to force a tie-break.

However, Sanchez found the shots that mattered at the right time to win 7-6(3), with Glasper finishing her international debut as the fourth best B2 female in the world

Wendy Glasper and Marta Hiniesto

After making it through his round-robin pool David Deas saw his men’s B2 singles challenge come to an end in his quarter-final. In an entertaining contest Deas lost out to South Korea’s Bye Ongin 6-3.

After becoming the first Great Britain player to win a match on the international stage earlier this week, Nikhil Nair‘s men’s B1 singles challenge came to an end with a 6-1 loss against Oho of Japan, who returned a high percentage of the Brit’s serves.