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Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria and Tennis Victoria
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!
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria - in partnership with VicHealth and 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.
Adults: Friday evenings commencing at 6.30pm to 8pm.
Juniors: Fridays evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
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
2024 term dates:
Term 1: 9th Feb – 22nd March
Term 2: 19th April – 28th June
Term 3: 19th July – 20th September
Term 4: 11th October – 14th December
Both adult and 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.
Adults: Unemployed/Concessional: $60 per year. Employed: $80 per year. Occasional participants: $5 per session
Juniors: $20 per term
Blind Tennis Junior Tennis programs are also available at Lalor, Keilor, Williamstown and Cheltenham.
Please enquire for further details by calling or emailing Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria:
03 9822 8876
If you are interested in participating in this program or would like to volunteer your time to assist, please contact Susan Marshall by phone or email:
03 9822 8876
Interested? Please fill out the below form to enquire.
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