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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.
The 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 (Melbourne Park) 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 - dates below.
February - Friday 10th, 17th, 24th
March - Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
April - Friday 14th, 21st, 28th
May - Friday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June - Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
July - Friday 7th, 14th
August - Friday 11th, 18th, 25th
September - Friday 1st, 8th, 15th. 22nd, 29th
October - Friday 13th, 20th, 27th
November - Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
December - Friday 1st, 8th
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
Other locations: Blind Tennis Junior Tennis programs are also available at Lalor, Keilor, Williamstown and Cheltenham. Please enquire for further details by calling Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria on 03 9822 8876 or 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.
Phoebe, BLV tennis player and volunteer said "Volunteering is a life changer. Come along - it doesn't matter what your ability is for any sport, you don't even have to like sport... just come along, get involved, meet new people, and feel part of a community... it will change your life!"
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 meeting and talking to the people at Blind Tennis. Without volunteers, I wouldn't play tennis.”