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Metro B1 Tennis Tournament 8th Nov 2020

Metro Blind Sport Friendly Tennis Tournament 8th Nov 2020
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre and Gym
Market Road
London
N7 9PL
United Kingdom
Time:
1.00pm - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
08th November 2020
Cost:
Entry is free of charge


METRO BLIND SPORT B1 TENNIS TOURNAMENT

We are also pleased to announce that we will be delivering an informal Metro Blind Sport friendly tournament on the 8th November at the Islington Tennis Centre.

The tournament will run from 1 pm until 5 pm. The format will be singles for B1’s

Event details

Metro B1’s Tennis Tournament 8th November 2020

Date:  8 November 2020  Time: 13:00 0 17:00

Available places: 4

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

The booking form link is:

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOLeY

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

Tennis Return to Play Guidance below – Please read

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

 

METRO BLIND SPORT TENNIS TOURNAMENT

We are also pleased to announce that we will be delivering an informal Metro Blind Sport friendly tournament on the 8th November at the Islington Tennis Centre.

The tournament will run from 1 pm until 5 pm. The format will be singles for B1’s and doubles for B2-5’s.

We are limiting the number of participants as follows:

B1’s – 4

B2-5’s – 6

Each player will be limited to one guest only from their household or social bubble, where possible, we would like to use players guests as their on-court helpers as well. This will help us reduce the number of additional volunteers we need on-site, which are limited.

There will be no social events, players will be asked to leave the site when their matches are completed for the day.

Entries will be first come first served; a reserve list will be made. Entries will be open from the 7th October. Details will be sent in due course.

Entry is free of charge. Please note that we will not be serving refreshments or providing T-Shirts or trophies as we have done in the past. As results from this event are not being shared with the LTA, we will not be using LTA officials and we will officiate the games using volunteers and/or Metro Blind Sport staff.

However, this friendly tournament is a chance for some practice for those attending the National Finals or a chance for members to have an informal competitive game.

Things may change with localised lockdown rules and government guidance changing, so please keep an eye on all updates we send through and information on the Metro Blind Sport website.

 

DISABILITY NATIONAL FINALS

We have received the following information about the National Finals from Claire McCulloch at the LTA.

We are very happy to inform you that for now, all this year’s National finals will be running for Learning Disability, Visually Impaired and Wheelchair players.

The government has confirmed that organised activity for larger groups, including tennis competitions, is permitted as an exception to the limit of six.  This is provided the activity is in accordance with the COVID-19 Secure guidelines published by the LTA for venues, coaches, players and competitions.

Organised indoor competition at COVID-19 secure venues can continue to take place, given activity on court for individual matches is under six people. Off-court, individuals should limit their social interaction with others and not socialise in groups of more than six.

Competition draw size may need to be limited depending on a range of factors including the COVID-19 secure capacity of the venue.

The above are the current rules and can change depending on government guidance.

With the above points being considered, we have been in discussion with all National Final venues. Each venue has their own rules and limitations, which has allowed us to decide the boundaries in which we can run our events. Please see below details of how National events will operate this year. We understand this is not the perfect outcome for our players, but it allows an opportunity to play and compete to those can and those who wish to. If you have any questions once reading the below, please get in touch.

20-22 November – Visually Impaired National Finals – Wrexham Tennis Centre

The centre has an on court capacity and social area limitations that have determined our scheduling. The event will therefore be singles only.

Each player will be limited to one guest only from their household or social bubble, where possible, we would like to use players guests as their on court helpers as well. This will help us reduce the number of additional volunteers we need on site, which are limited.

There will be no social events, players will be asked to leave site when their matches are completed for the day.

Entries will be first come first served, a reserve list will be made.

We have two plans, depending on if the university close to the tennis centre will be open or not, we will find this out at the start of October.

Please see both plans below, the following are approximate timings and may differ slightly depending on entries. On days where two groups are playing there will be a scheduled “cross over window” and you will be informed exact times in which you can arrive:

PLAN A

Tennis Centre

Friday 20th November

B2, B3, B4/5 Women and B4/5 Men ONLY

 

Saturday 21st November

B2, B3 B4/5 Women and B4/5 Men – 9.00-13.00

B2 and B3 Men 14.30-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B2 and B3 Men ONLY

 

Wrexham University Sport Hall

 

Saturday 21st November

B1 Men and Women, 12.00-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B1 Men and Women, 9.00-18.00

 

PLAN B

 

Tennis Centre only

 

Friday 13th November

ALL Women and B4/5 Men ONLY

 

Saturday 21st November

ALL Women, B1 Men and B4/5 Men – 9.00-13.00

B2 and B3 Men 14.30-18.00

 

Sunday 22nd November

B1, B2 and B3 Men, ONLY

 

Player number caps will be as follows:

B1 – 8 men and 8 women

B2 – 16 men and 8 women

B3 – 16 men and 8 women

B4/5 – 8 men and 8 women

 

If you are a junior and would be interested in a junior only draw, please let me know, and this can be added dependant on demand.

Entries will open in October and you will be given one week notice before they open. It will be first come, first served, with a reserve list. Things may change with localised lockdown rules and government guidance changing, so please keep an eye on all updates we send through.

Kind Regards,

Claire McCulloch

 

Metro Blind Sport Tennis Update 

Following the latest government advice, I am providing you with an update on the current Metro blind Sport tennis provision, and information from the LTA about the National Finals.

Metro Blind Sport tennis sessions at Islington Tennis Centre have been unaffected by the latest changes to the government advice and will continue as planned. Information regarding the measures that we have put in place with regards to COVID-19 can be found on the tennis section of our website.

The sessions require pre-registration, and this can be completed using the links below:

 

Wednesday Sessions – B1’s and new players

 

Wednesday 14th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4c

 

Wednesday 28th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4h

 

Wednesday 11th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4i

 

Wednesday 25th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4m

 

Wednesday 9th December

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4r

 

 

Friday Sessions – B2-B5’s

 

Friday 2nd October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FODPj

 

Friday 16th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4d

 

Friday 30th October

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4n

 

Friday 13th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE4j

 

Friday 27th November

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE51

 

Friday 11th December

https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOE56

 

 

VI Tennis sessions at the Globe Tennis Club on the outdoor courts

Photo of a Blind Tennis player on the outside courts at the Globe Tennis Club

Photo above of a Blind Tennis player on the outside courts at the Globe Tennis Club

VI Tennis 🎾 Sessions at the Globe Tennis Club on the 🌞 outdoor courts

Booking Required

Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Venue: Globe Tennis Club, 190a Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AL

Contact Christina for upcoming dates and availability
cristinapuscas0@gmail.com to confirm & for more info!

 

Metro Blind and VI Tennis has Restarted!

Metro Blind and VI Tennis has Restarted Booking Required!

Blind and VI Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre on Wednesdays and Fridays – Booking  is required

Metro Blind Sport 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

Please check the Event details link below

Event details

 

Latest Tennis Dates: 

  • Learn Blind Tennis:  Wed  30  Sept, 14, 25 Oct,  11, 25 Nov,  9 Dec
  • Practice VI Tennis:  Fri  2, 16, 30 Oct,  13, 27 Nov, 11 Dec

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm   Booking required

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

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

To Book  use tennis event page below
https://blindsport.uk/tennisevents

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

 

 

VI Tennis: Islington Tennis Centre – Friday 11dec

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:
11th December 2020
Cost:
£4 for members    £8 for non-members


VI Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre on Fridays

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 11 December   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=a174J00000FOE56

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.

 

VI Tennis: Islington Tennis Centre – Friday 27 Nov!

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:
27th November 2020
Cost:
£4 for members    £8 for non-members


VI Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre on Fridays

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 27 November   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=a174J00000FOE51

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.