Blind Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Booking Link: https://tinyurl.com/BTennis12Oct22
Meet and greet is available to and from Caledonian Road Tube Station by arrangement.
Contact: Lucy or call 07966 260089
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 fluorescent 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.
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