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LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 Update!

Two photos one of a tennis player returning the ball mid height, the other of players and a volunteer shaking hands over the net with the LTA logo top left all above a blue background with stacks of tennis balls, text says LTA: Vision Impaired Tennis National Final 2022 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



  • 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




LTA Suspension of Events

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Immediate Suspension of Events

LTA implemented an immediate suspension of activity it delivers.

In light of the Government’s statement on Monday 16 March, the Lawn Tennis Association the LTA implemented an immediate suspension of activity it delivers.

We have further reviewed our position and a suspension is now in place for the foreseeable future, including all LTA organised training sessions and training courses.  In addition, all LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6) up to 20 April 2020 have been cancelled.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, LTA will remain in communication with the Government and continue to assess the implications of their advice for tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them.

You can find out more, including links to the latest Government advice, via our dedicated web page



VI Tennis Regionals 2020!

LTA - Visually Impaired Tennis Regional Tournaments 2020

VI Tennis Regional Tournaments Calendar 2020

The LTA are really excited to announce that there will be 11 Regional VI Tournaments in 2020!! Most dates are now finalised with just a few of the ones at the end of the year needing to be confirmed by venues.

Hopefully, these extra tournaments might mean some of you don’t need to travel so far to compete as we have a nice spread of where the new ones are taking place.

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

For more information, please contact Liz.Terry@lta.org.uk

Call the LTA Services Team on +44 (0)208 487 7000 for an expert member of the team to assist with any queries you may have.

To use the tournament search on the LTA website you will need to register and become an LTA Member, you will  also need to  tick the disability option and choose your dates ( at the moment of writing this –  2 Dec 2019 – there are No 2020 dates available, but no doubt they will be added)

Website: https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Search/ 


LTA Disability Competitions Calendar and Entry links

LTA Disability Competitions Calendar:  https://blindsport.uk/LTAVIComps

LTA Disability area:  https://blindsport.uk/LTAVITennis

To confirm and for latest updated info please use the contact below

Contact:  Email: disabilitycompetitions@lta.org.uk


Link below to the final points table for 2019!

Visually Impaired Regional 2019 Points Table



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

Link  to Entry form here:  Entry Form
Email: mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk


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


  • 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.




Vision Impaired Tennis Coaching Course London 3 Oct!

Vision Impaired Tennis CPD course - London
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
03rd October 2017

Want to learn some Impairment Specific  Continuous Professional Development Courses for  Coaches on VI Tennis!  This course has been approved by the Tennis Foundation and LTA for 6 CPD credits.

 03 October 2017 – 10:00
  03 October 2017 – 16:00
 7 hours
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
 6 Coach credits


The Blind and Visually Impaired Tennis Course is aimed at accredited Level 2 and above coaches who would like to develop their skills to work with blind and visually impaired tennis players.

The seven-hour course will improve the participant’s knowledge, confidence and delivery of blind and visually impaired tennis sessions. The course involves a large practical element which often involves coaching players with disabilities day.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • An overview of the ranges of blind and visually impaired tennis
  • Inclusion and integration of blind and visually impaired tennis players
  • Knowledge and understanding of blind and visually impaired tennis and how to adapt tennis to suit different abilities
  • Communication with blind and visually impaired tennis players,
  • Activities, drills, match play and tactics.

To book a place on the Blind and Visually Impaired Tennis CPD

please log in  or register and use the quick Link : http://bit.ly/2v4uftn

to VI CPD 03/10 Islington Tennis Centre (North London)


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Blind Tennis Practice – Wed 20 Sept!