Metro Blind Sport

Sports category:

16+ Fitness and Wellbeing
,
50 +
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Athletics
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Bowls
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Cricket
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Football
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Multiple sports available
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Swimming
,
Tennis

Overview

Our sound ball tennis sessions,which are open to all ages and sporting abilities, are fun way to improve fitness and well being whilst giving our members the opportunity to make new friends.

Visually impaired / sound ball tennis is an adapted from the full court version of tennis and uses a smaller court marked out with lower nets and tactile lines, and an audible ball so players can hear it bounce. Depending on a player’s degree of sight loss they may have between one and three bounces of the ball before returning it back to their opponent

Metro runs four tennis sessions, per month at the Islington Tennis Centre. The sessions are run by three of our members who have qualified as Lawn Tennis Association coaches, we also engage a professional coach for two of these sessions.

Whilst most of our members play for fun some of our more competitive players are given opportunities to train and to partake in local, regional and national competitions including the METRO Tennis Tournament and Tennis Foundation’s National Visually Impaired Tennis Championships.

Club features

Impairment types:
Visual impairment
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with people with impairments
We have sessions just for beginners
We have sessions just for fun!
Activity format:
Individual
Four different sports balls on top with Metro Blind Sport on the bottom

Location:

Market Road
Islington
London
N7 9PL
United Kingdom

Telephone number:

0203 475 1062

Email address:

Attending the club:

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Odette Battarel email: Odette.battarel@gmail.com or Linda Almond: laalmond2018@gmail.com

There is a one - off membership of £10 for adults, membership for juniors (under 25) is free of charge and there after small charge of £4 per session.

When we meet:

Wednesdays (beginners) Fridays (experienced) 18.00 - 20.00

Equipment:

Metro Blind Sport supplies all equipment and kit to our members.

Accessibility Information:

Metro Blind Sport Tennis is held at the Islington Tennis Centre Market Road London N7 9PL. This venue is fully accessible with disable toilets, changing rooms and shower facilities and free parking. The nearest tube is Caledonian Road where we arrange a meet and greet service for participants.

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