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Rules & History of Blind Tennis by Martin Etheridge

Rules & History of Blind Tennis by Martin Etheridge

“Ikimasu.” “Hai”: Blind Tennis Rules 2021

This is the first book ever to be written in English about blind tennis. It charts the amazing story of Takei and of the legacy he has left. It also brings together and introducing you to the rules of blind tennis!

Kindle: https://tinyurl.com/IkimasuHai
Hardback: https://tinyurl.com/Ikimasu

Miyoshi Takei was glad that he never gave up on his dream to play tennis. After becoming blind at the age of one and a half, there was a moment he realised he was somehow different. He had always thought his brothers saw things the same as him but he was wrong.

The author Martin Etheridge has over 40 years experience of officiating – across three different sports. He first came across tennis for the blind and visually-impaired six years ago and was hooked. He is passionate about the power of sport to make a difference for players with a disability.

This book will open your eyes to blind tennis by:

  • celebrating the achievements of Miyoshi Takei;
  • bringing together and introducing you to the rules of blind tennis;
  • highlighting a range of cases and decisions to interpret these rules;
  • inviting you the reader to play a role in helping to shape the future of the sport.

This book takes you on a journey of discovery to find out how blind tennis first started. It is about one man’s determination and perseverance and will appeal to players, coaches, officials and volunteers alike.

Two words are all you need to play. “Ikimasu”. Hai”. So “Are you ready?.” “Yes”. ….. Play.

 

History of Blind Tennis

 

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Live PE Lessons – Tuesdays 1.30 to 2.15pm

Live PE Lessons Tuesdays 1.30 pm to 2.15pm

Live PE Lessons

The PE and School Sports Network will be streaming LIVE PE lessons every Tuesday until the half-term break from 1.30 till 2.15 pm. The first lesson will focus on individual, fundamental skills using a tennis/sponge ball.

You can take part in any adequate space size depending on numbers including classrooms and at home.

To access the lessons, simply click onto the link below using your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

You can also join the lessons via our Twitter and Instagram pages.

See you then

Wilson Frimpong   – Email: wilson@lpessn.org.uk

Joint Network Manager

 

PE Development Initiative Of The Year – UK 2020

Most Inclusive PE Programme Of The Year – South London 2020

The PE & School Sports Network

0207 237 1928 Ext: 4086 || www.lpessn.org.uk 

 

 

 

Live PE Lessons – Tues 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm

Live PE Lessons Tuesdays 1.30 pm to 2.15pm

Live PE Lessons

The PE and School Sports Network will be streaming LIVE PE lessons every Tuesday until the half-term break from 1.30 till 2.15 pm. The first lesson will focus on individual, fundamental skills using a tennis/sponge ball.

You can take part in any adequate space size depending on numbers including classrooms and at home.

To access the lessons, simply click onto the link below using your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

You can also join the lessons via our Twitter and Instagram pages.

See you then

Wilson Frimpong

Joint Network Manager

 

PE Development Initiative Of The Year – UK 2020

Most Inclusive PE Programme Of The Year – South London 2020

The PE & School Sports Network

0207 237 1928 Ext: 4086 || www.lpessn.org.uk 

 

 

LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 Update!

LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 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

 

Wheelchair

  • 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

Claire.McCulloch@lta.org.uk

 

VI Tennis at ITC – Fri 19 March

Improve your Vision Impaired Tennis at the ITC
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
19th March 2021
Cost:
£4 for members    £8 for non-members


VI Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre

The Metro Blind Sport sessions are open to partially sighted players.  Booking  is required Please check the Event details link below

We are very happy to say that our Sessions for our blind members and for blind or partially people who are new to the game, will occur on Fortnightly on Wednesday’s and sessions for partially sighted players will occur Fortnightly on Friday’s.

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download -Word: http://blindsport.uk/ITCTennisA

Event details

 

Dates: Friday 19 March  Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

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

Cost: £4 for members   £8 for non-members

Booking Link:

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOaLm

Meet and greet is available to and from Caledonian Road Tube Station by arrangement.

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download -Word: http://blindsport.uk/ITCTennisA

 

 

Visually impaired tennis is one of the faster growing VI sports in the UK. Blind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.

The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces, those with partial sight are allowed two. Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles. Sighted players can play against visually impaired players, but they’re allowed only one bounce and no volleying.

These are coached sessions by a qualified LTA coach.