We wanted to share the video about Linda, our awesome Tennis Volunteer Co-Ordinator, that was made for the London Sports Awards 2020.
Linda Almond Volunteer of the Year Video Below!
All at Metro want to send Linda and her amazing group of volunteers our heartfelt thanks and never-ending gratitude for all their hard work, Due to you we can offer regular blind and partially sighted tennis lessons at the Islington Tennis Centre!
Tennis Volunteers always welcomed
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Linda Almond
or call 07775 894136
Tennis Volunteers needed for the Metro Tennis Tournament – 17 Feb!
Linda Almond our amazing award winning volunteering co-ordinator needs even more volunteers to help at the Metro Tennis Tournament on the 17 Feb 2019, and here is your chance to join Linda’s great team of volunteers!
So if you’re interested in trying out volunteering and helping with Blind and VI tennis in the Islington area, this is a great way to start.
Linda Almond is a dedicated volunteer for Metro Blind Sport and has been supporting people with sight loss to access and enjoy weekly tennis sessions since 2011. Linda first discovered her love of tennis 20 years ago when she started playing for a local team. One day, she attended the Blind Tennis Championships in Roehampton where she met Roy Smith, Director of Metro Blind Sport, and happened to say “if you are ever in Islington and need a hand” which is where Linda’s volunteering journey began.
Linda first discovered her love of tennis 20 years ago when she started playing for a local team. One day, she attended the Blind Tennis Championships in Roehampton where she met Roy Smith, Director of Metro Blind Sport, and happened to say “if you are ever in Islington and need a hand” which is where Linda’s volunteering journey began.
Linda enjoys an active and varied volunteering role at the Islington Tennis Centre where people with varying degrees of sight loss learn how to play tennis, some progressing on to compete in tournaments.
Linda says that she finds the players’ attitudes to life inspirational and she really enjoys seeing people develop and progress in the sport. “I am very proud of those players who progress on to do well in tournaments but equally as proud of those who just come along to play,” Linda said.
It is clear that Linda loves her volunteering role and the players really appreciate her time, enthusiasm and commitment.
One player travels from Leeds every week just to attend the tennis sessions. Linda sets out the tactile lines so vision impaired people can feel the court, she supports players to familiarise with the environment, teaches new players the rules and keeps score, but most of all Linda collects an awful lot of tennis balls!
All from Metro wish to thank Linda for her invaluable help as Volunteer Tennis Coordinator and all her tennis committee work! It is Linda who keeps the practice sessions running smoothly with the help of her team of amazing volunteers she has recruited, thank you so much to all!
To find out how you can become a volunteer with Thomas Pocklington Trust and help make a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.