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Metro Blind Sport Tennis Tournament 3 April 2022

Photo of a tennis player throwing the ball up into the air for a serve and inset photos of tennis trophies and participant receiving thier medals - Metro Blind Sport Tennis Tournament 2022
Islington Tennis Centre. Market Road, London N7 9PL
11.00 am - 5.00 pm
03rd April 2022
£5 Registration starts at 10:45 am until 11:15 pm (subject to change).


This event is open to current Metro Blind Sport members only aged 16+.

By popular demand, the day will consist of a B1 singles competition and a B2-B5 mixed doubles competition. Doubles partners will be drawn out of a hat.

Main Event Details

Date: Sunday 3rd April  2022  Time: 11 am – 5  pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre. Market Road, London N7 9PL

Cost: £5 per player payable on the day.

To register:

Please use this link to sign up: https://www.tfaforms.com/4912801

Meet and greet:

This will be available from Caledonian Road at 10.30 am. Please inform martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org if this is required. 


For General enquiries Please email Martin Symcox, martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call on 07508958927.



Registration will commence at 10:45 am until 11:15 pm in the upstairs Gallery (subject to change).

Play will start promptly at 11:30 pm and finish by 5 pm.  We have three courts booked; two will be set up for B2-B5 doubles, and one for B1 singles. 

Trophies will be presented in the upstairs gallery after 5 pm. 



£5 per player payable on the day. 


Competition format:

We are hoping to play a round-robin format for B1 and B2-B5’s events. This will be determined by the number of entries and will be confirmed nearer the time. We aim to have a schedule of play available one week prior to the tournament. We expect this event to be popular. In the event of having to restrict numbers, preference will be given in order of receipt of entries.


Tournament rules:

B1 players must wear eye shades. These will be inspected by the umpires before play starts.

B1 players will be allowed up to 3 bounces, B2 up to 3 bounces, B3 up to 2 bounces and B4/B5 one bounce.


Dress code:

White tops must be worn by all players.



A packed lunch will be provided for players, umpires and volunteers. Please bring your own water bottle.



Additional support makes a big difference by helping us deliver a great tennis tournament for all. Please let us know of any volunteers/umpires who are free to help along with any family, friends and colleagues who may also be able to assist on the day. 



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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