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Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria - in partnership with Tennis Victoria - are proud to continue the Junior Blind Tennis program. Children aged 5 to 15, who are blind or vision impaired, are invited to join us.
Participants are instructed by qualified, professional coaches and all equipment is supplied. Free parking is provided for parents of participants at the venue – Melbourne Park Tennis Centre.
During school terms, a six-week blind tennis program is held on Friday nights at the National Tennis Centre on indoor courts.
People with varying levels 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: Friday evenings from 5.30pm - 6.30pm during school terms. Please contact us for the dates.
TERM 2 - 29th April, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd June.
TERM 3 - 15th, 22nd, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th August
TERM 4 - 14th, 21st, 28th October, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November.
Where: The Junior Blind Tennis programs (as well as the adult 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: $20 per term.
Contact: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.