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Poland Tennis Tournament 2022

Full Metro Team outside the tennis centre - Poland Tournament 2022

Poland Tennis Tournament 2022

On 7th September, 6 Metro players and 1 Metro staff member met up at Stansted airport to start their journey to Gdansk for the Friendly Blind Tennis Tournament.

These Metro players were made up of Helen Potter (B3), Amanda Green (B3), Oliver Cousins (B3), Anil Kanani (B2), Tracy Compton (B1) and Naqi Rizvi (B1), along with staff member Lucy Simper.

Having arrived at Gdansk airport, the group headed to the tennis conference, where the future of blind and visually impaired tennis was discussed, along with areas of development. Lucy and Amanda did a speech representing the UK along with Metro Blind Sport. This included the history of the sport, where the UK is up to and areas for development going forward. The conference gave a great insight into where the sport is currently at in different countries.

The conference is on YouTube below

 

There were 78 players playing in the tournament across 3 sight classifications- B1, B2 and B3 split into male and female players. These players were from countries worldwide, including Mexico and Lithuania, just to name a couple. All players and officials stayed in the same hotel in Gdansk, creating a good chance to mingle with players from other countries and build friendships.

On Thursday 8th September, at 9 am the bus arrived to take the 78 players to the tennis courts, and the first round of matches began. Each player was competing in a round-robin within their category. Metro finished off the day with 3 wins and 3 losses.

On Friday 9th September, the round-robin matches continued. Once finished, Naqi Rizvi, Anil Kanani and Helen Potter had all finished among the top two players in their group, meaning they were through to the next rounds.

Photos from the Poland Tournament 2022 are below!

 

On Saturday 10th September, the doubles and next rounds commenced. This resulted in some great tennis. Helen Potter and Amanda Green won their doubles in a nail-biting tiebreak. Naqi Rizvi and Tracy Compton were pipped to the post by the Lithuanian pair in a friendly doubles match. In the singles Anil Kanani, unfortunately, lost his quarter-final, however, Helen Potter and Naqi Rizvi were through to the semi-finals.

All the players finished with a position for their category, they were as follows- Tracy came 5th in the B1 singles, Oliver came 9th in the B3 men’s singles, Amanda came 6th in the B3 women’s and Anil came 5th in the B2 men’s category.

Semi-finals and finals day had arrived, and Metro was ready.

Helen and Naqi both played spectacularly to win their semi-finals, meaning Metro had two finals to cheer on. Helen started her B3 women’s final first, with the Metro crew behind her.

Helen played an amazing match, winning the final 4-0, 4-0 against her opponent who was from Italy. Naqi was then the final match on, with a large crowd he went on to win 4-3 (11-9), 4-2 against his Italian opponent.

With two gold medals in the bag and a great time had by all, we set off to the airport to come home with a big smile on our faces.

Lots of new friendships were formed, and lots of great tennis was played. We even managed a lovely trip to the local beach and park. The trip will be remembered with fond memories, and we look forward to keeping in contact with those connections made.

All matches across the week can be viewed on YouTube via on this channel-link

Report by Lucy Simper

Congratulations to all of those who took part.

 

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Bowls in Paddington – 6 Oct 2022

Photo of a bowler bowling outside on the green at the Paddington sports club - Text says Outdoor bowls at the Paddington sports club on Thursdays at 3 PM
Venue:
Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ
Time:
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
06th October 2022
Cost:
Free


Bowls at Paddington Sports Club

Our bowls sessions at Paddington Sports Club are on Thursday at 3 pm.

Again, newcomers are very much welcome to come along and try bowls. please  Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

Also, for our regular bowlers, we look forward to welcoming you back to the green and please register attendance with Lucy.

Outside bowls continue, weather permitting!  Unfortunately, we cannot go indoors because the indoor Green is not open yet due to works being undertaken.

Event Details

Bowls at Paddington Sports Club!

Date: Thursdays   Time: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ

Booking is required

Meet and greet available, with prior arrangement at 2:30 pm,  please contact Lucy below.

Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

How to play Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate how to play bowls for blind and partially sighted people

 

If you have any other questions or want more info on blind and partially sighted sports, please contact  our sports development officer: Lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

 

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Outdoor Bowls in Paddington – 29 Sept 2022

Photo of a bowler bowling outside on the green at the Paddington sports club - Text says Outdoor bowls at the Paddington sports club on Thursdays at 3 PM
Venue:
Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ
Time:
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
29th September 2022
Cost:
Free


Outdoor bowls at Paddington Sports Club

Our bowls sessions at Paddington Sports Club are on Thursday at 3 pm.

Again, newcomers are very much welcome to come along and try bowls. please  Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

Also, for our regular bowlers, we look forward to welcoming you back to the green and please register attendance with Lucy.

Outside bowls continue, weather permitting!  Unfortunately, we cannot go indoors because the indoor Green is not open yet due to works being undertaken.

 

Event Details

Outdoor Bowls at Paddington Sports Club!

Date: Thursdays   Time: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ

Booking is required

Meet and greet available, with prior arrangement at 2:30 pm,  please contact Lucy below.

Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

How to play Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate how to play bowls for blind and partially sighted people

 

If you have any other questions or want more info on blind and partially sighted sports, please contact  our sports development officer: Lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

 

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Outdoor Bowls in Paddington – 22 Sept 2022

Photo of players on the green in the late afteroon sun -Outdoor Bowls session at Paddington Sports Club
Venue:
Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ
Time:
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
22nd September 2022
Cost:
Free


Outdoor bowls at Paddington Sports Club

Our bowls sessions at Paddington Sports Club are on Thursday at 3 pm.

Again, newcomers are very much welcome to come along and try bowls. please  Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

Also, for our regular bowlers, we look forward to welcoming you back to the green and please register attendance with Lucy.

Outside bowls continue, weather permitting!  Unfortunately, we cannot go indoors because the indoor Green is not open yet due to works being undertaken.

 

Event Details

Outdoor Bowls at Paddington Sports Club!

Date: Thursdays   Time: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ

Booking is required

Meet and greet available, with prior arrangement at 2:30 pm,  please contact Lucy below.

Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

How to play Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate how to play bowls for blind and partially sighted people

 

If you have any other questions or want more info on blind and partially sighted sports, please contact  our sports development officer: Lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

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

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Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

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Outdoor Bowls in Paddington – 15 Sept 2022

Photo of a bowler bowling outside on the green at the Paddington sports club - Text says Outdoor bowls at the Paddington sports club on Thursdays at 3 PM
Venue:
Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ
Time:
3 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
15th September 2022
Cost:
Free


Outdoor bowls at Paddington Sports Club

Our bowls sessions at Paddington Sports Club are on Thursday at 3 pm.

Again, newcomers are very much welcome to come along and try bowls. please  Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

Also, for our regular bowlers, we look forward to welcoming you back to the green and please register attendance with Lucy.

Outside bowls continue, weather permitting!  Unfortunately, we cannot go indoors because the indoor Green is not open yet due to works being undertaken

 

Event Details

Outdoor Bowls at Paddington Sports Club!

Date: Thursdays   Time: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ

Booking is required

Meet and greet available, with prior arrangement at 2:30 pm,  please contact Lucy below.

Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

How to play Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate how to play bowls for blind and partially sighted people

 

If you have any other questions or want more info on blind and partially sighted sports, please contact  our sports development officer: Lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or  Phone:07966 260089

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

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

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

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