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Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria and Tennis Victoria invite you to join in and come and play Blind Tennis.
During school terms, a six-week blind tennis program, jointly developed by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, Tennis Victoria and Tennis Seniors Victoria is held on Friday nights at the National Tennis Centre on indoor courts.
People with varying level of vision impairment participate in the program, rotating through different tennis exercises with the support of volunteers. Various types of balls are used, including audible tennis balls and different sized and coloured balls.
Prior to the blind tennis program, people with total blindness had no access to any kind of tennis activity. Now, people from a wide range of backgrounds and ages are participating.
Participants can choose to play on a social basis or develop and improve their skills to play at a more elite level. We welcome everyone - of all ages and abilities!
When: Alternate Friday evenings (with the junior program) commencing at 6.30pm. Please contact us for the dates.
Where: Adult Blind Tennis programs (as well as the junior programs) are held at the National Tennis Centre (Indoor Courts), which are located within the Melbourne Park precinct, opposite AAMI Park Stadium, next to Melbourne Arena.
Cost: Adults - Unemployed/Concessional: $60 per year. Employed: $80 per year. Occasional participants: $5 per session.
If you are interested in participating in this program or would like to volunteer your time to assist, please contact Susan Marshall / Phone: 03 9822 8876 / Email: email@example.com
How does a volunteer at Blind Tennis help?
Tennis volunteers help with skills development for players who are blind or vision impaired on the court, as well as ball retrieval, guiding participants to, from and around the venue plus other general activities.
You can make a real difference to someone's life.
Comment from Silvana (Blind Tennis participant)
“Blind Tennis is my weekly event. It is my social activity. I love the walk to the Tennis Centre with my Volunteer and my Guide Dog. I listen to all the different sounds around me. I love the atmosphere. I love meeting and talking to the people at Blind Tennis.”