Visually Impaired Tennis

 

Our Impact

Since 2013 we have run approximately 300 visually impaired tennis sessions.

100% of people who play VI tennis said they have felt better physically and emotionally.

VI tennis is the fastest growing disability tennis (Tennis Foundation 2016).

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Our Blind / Visually Impaired Tennis Tournaments

Since 2013, we have run an annual Blind/visually impaired tournament for UK players of all abilities in Cambridge.

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Exciting New International Blind Tennis Tournaments 2017

The world's first international blind tennis tournament will be held in May 2017. Countries across the world will come together to engage in a week's blind tennis.

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The National Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

This is held annually at the National Tennis Centre, London. Qualification is through Regional tournaments and within specific sight classifications.

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Regional Visually Impaired Tennis Tournaments

Since 2016 the Tennis Foundation has supported the structure of regional tournaments across the UK. In 2017 there will be 6 regional tournaments.

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V I Tennis Juniors

We have run various juniors programmes across the East of England

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VI Tennis Hertfordshire

Working in partnership with Gosling Sports Park

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V I Tennis Ipswich

Working in partnership with Ipswich Tennis Centre and Ifit Suffolk to establish regular sessions

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Out-Reach work

We have delivered in Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge and Hertfordshire on various projects

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National Blind/Visually Impaired Tennis Awards

Vision 4 Growths Director of Operations and Fundraising supports this new project sponsored by the Tennis Foundation to honour people involved in VI tennis.

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V I Tennis Consultants

Both Alex Wheen and Fiona Musgrove have a vast knowledge of delivery of VI tennis. They have worked with coaches and volunteers across the UK.

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V I Tennis Camp

Last year we ran our first VI Tennis Camp at Hills Road Tennis Centre. This encouraged players and coaches to learn new skills and techniques.

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Background Information

Blind Tennis, as it is referred to internationally, was originally developed as a rehabilitation activity for people suffering from sight loss in Japan.

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How to play?

The National Advisory Committee and the Tennis Foundation have always maintained that visually impaired tennis should be as close to the game as possible.

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International Blind Tennis

Today visually impaired tennis is enjoyed by over 400 people in the UK (Tennis Foundation 2016) and 43 countries globally.

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The National Visually Impaired Tennis Advisory Committee

We meet 4 times a year to discuss the domestic and international development of VI tennis.

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Sight Classifications

All players in Regional and National tournaments must be registered with British Blind Sport and receive a Sight Classification.

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Press releases

Here are some Press Releases generated from our events.

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Useful Links

Here are some other organisations you might be interested in.

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