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Upcoming MSSC Events!

Upcoming Merton Sport and Social Club Events

Upcoming Merton sport and social Club Events

Tuesday 19th November: Quiz Night

Come along with your own team of six to eight or join a team on the night.  Pit your wits against our Quiz Master, Andy and stand to win a cash prize.

WHERE: The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX

WHEN:  Tuesday 19th November 2019

TIME:    7.30pm to 10.00pm

Licensed bar, table snacks and tea/coffee will be available.  Please let us know if you will be attending,  if you have any special dietary requirements, or if you would like assistance from Colliers Wood Underground Station or a nearby bus stop.

For further information or to book a place, please email info@mssc.org.uk or phone. 07500 913 223. Merton Vision will be  hosting their own quiz night (tickets £5) on Friday 29th November.  For details, please contact Merton vision directly at info@mertonvision.org.uk or phone 020 8540 5446.

 

Friday 22nd November: Free Soundball Tennis

Whether vision impaired or fully sighted, come and try this inclusive game for the first time or, if you have played before, improve your technique with the help of a qualified coach.  All equipment, i.e. rackets and balls, will be provided, so just bring yourself in comfortable clothes and trainers.

When: 7.30 – 9 pm on Date:  Friday 22nd November

Where: Sutton Tennis Academy, Rose Hill Recreation Ground, Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH (nearest bus stop Cranleigh Gardens)

Travel: Buses 151,154, 164 and 280 stop outside the gates to the centre with a walk through the car park to the centre entrance and reception. The nearest train stations are Sutton Station and Sutton Common, both served by Southern and Thameslink; nearest underground is Morden where you  can get either the 154 or 164 to the Cranleigh Gardens bus stop.

Please note: sighted assistance to and from the centre is available, either from a station or bus stop.  A group will be meeting outside Morden Station at 6.30pm to travel together to the centre.  Please let us know if you would like assistance.

For further information or to register your interest, please email Jan Reynolds at jan.reynolds8@btinternet.com or phone 07986 437 670.

 

Sunday 24th November: Walk from Hampton Court Palace to Kingston and back along the Thames Path

Meeting Place: Hampton Court Station

Time: 10.00am

Length of walk: approx 5 miles in total or about 2.5 miles for those only walking the first leg to Kingston

Total Duration: approx 4/5 hours, including lunch break

Route: Hampton Court Palace to Kingston and back along the Thames Path (north bank).

For further details or to register your interest, please contact Bev at walking@mssc.org.uk or phone 07593452149

 

Tuesday 17th December: MSSC Christmas Party at the Guardian Centre

Save the date – details to follow.

 

Ireland VI Tennis 9 -10 Nov

Ireland VI Tennis Tournament 9 -10 Nov

Tennis Tournament in Ireland!

On November 9th and 10th they will be running an event in Shankill Tennis Club. The event will run over 2 days with an optional training session on Saturday for all adults from 5-7pm.

The tournament on Sunday will run from 9-3pm. There will also be a junior event on Sunday from 2-5pm.

For those that are travelling they can help with transfers from the airport and a contribution towards accommodation, which they can help to organise. Juniors will need a chaperone!

On the weekend itself they will also organise transport to and from your hotel for those staying.  All are welcome so please spread the word. The event will be competitive but the emphasis will be on taking part and playing as many matches as possible!

If you would like to take part please email Olwyn with the following info:

  1. Will you be attending the training session on Saturday 9th?
  2. Will you be attending the tournament on Sunday 10th?
  3. Do you need accommodation?
    1. If yes, do you have a fellow athlete you can share with?
    2. If yes, do you have a family member/partner/friend you would like to share with you?
    3. Any special requirements for the hotel – will you be bringing guide dogs?
  4. How do you intend to get to Shankill – do we need to organise lifts to and from train stations/airport etc?

Contact:  olwyn.rdo@TennisIreland.ie    P: 086 351 4123
 Olwyn O’Toole   Connacht Regional Development Officer
W: www.tennisireland.ie   F: facebook/tennisireland T: @Tennis_Ireland

 

Ireland VI Tennis 9 -10 Nov

Ireland VI Tennis Tournament 9 -10 Nov
Venue:
Shankill Tennis Club,Quinn’s Road, Shankill, Co Dublin
Time:
2.00 pm - 5. 00pm
Phone:
086 351 4123
Date:
09th November 2019
Cost:
Call contact to Confirm


Tennis Tournament in Ireland!

On November 9th and 10th they will be running an event in Shankill Tennis Club. The event will run over 2 days with an optional training session on Saturday for all adults from 5-7pm.

The tournament on Sunday will run from 9-3pm. There will also be a junior event on Sunday from 2-5pm.

For those that are travelling they can help with transfers from the airport and a contribution towards accommodation, which they can help to organise. Juniors will need a chaperone!

On the weekend itself they will also organise transport to and from your hotel for those staying.  All are welcome so please spread the word. The event will be competitive but the emphasis will be on taking part and playing as many matches as possible!

If you would like to take part please email Olwyn with the following info:

  1. Will you be attending the training session on Saturday 9th?
  2. Will you be attending the tournament on Sunday 10th?
  3. Do you need accommodation?
    1. If yes, do you have a fellow athlete you can share with?
    2. If yes, do you have a family member/partner/friend you would like to share with you?
    3. Any special requirements for the hotel – will you be bringing guide dogs?
  4. How do you intend to get to Shankill – do we need to organise lifts to and from train stations/airport etc?

Contact:  olwyn.rdo@TennisIreland.ie    P: 086 351 4123
 Olwyn O’Toole   Connacht Regional Development Officer
W: www.tennisireland.ie   F: facebook/tennisireland T: @Tennis_Ireland

 

Learn Blind Tennis 27 Nov

Learn to play Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07775 894136
Date:
27th November 2019
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

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

Important! if you are a Totally Blind or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

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 contact: Linda  Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and 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. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Linda Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit:http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/

 

 

Learn Blind Tennis 13 Nov

Learn to play Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07775 894136
Date:
13th November 2019
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

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

Important! if you are a Totally Blind or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

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 contact: Linda  Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and 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. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Linda Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit:http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/