Blind Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre
The Metro Blind Sport Wednesday sessions are open to blind players.
Booking is required, please check the event details link below.
We are very happy to say that our tennis sessions are for blind or partially people who are new to the game, they occur fortnightly, on a Wednesday for blind (B1) players and for partially sighted (B2-B5) players on a Friday.
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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.