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With great excitement, Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria (BSRV) attended the Victorian Tennis Awards dinner at The Pullman, Albert Park. We were thrilled to win the award for ‘Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative - Victorian Blind Tennis Program’. Chris Cypreou, who is a player in the blind tennis program, was also a finalist in the ‘Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability’ category’.
The blind tennis program offers people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired safe and inclusive opportunities to participate in tennis.
With support from VicHealth, Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia, our aim is to increase participation levels amongst people who are blind and vision impaired. The program has helped to change the lives of some participants by giving them confidence, increased fitness, a sense of independence and positivity.
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria President, Maurice Gleeson OAM, was thrilled to receive the award on behalf of the Blind Tennis Program.
“This is wonderful acknowledgment of the blind tennis program and everyone who has contributed in making it such a success. Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, coaches and those who have supported us. Congratulations to all finalists and winners in all categories,” Mr. Gleeson said.