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Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, Tennis Victoria and Tennis Seniors Victoria.
Four times each year, 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: The program is held on Friday evenings in 2019
Juniors: Alternate Fridays during school terms 2 and 3 from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.
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.
A meeting point has been arranged at Richmond Station for those who are travelling by train. Please contact Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria for further information on the number below.
Adults: Unemployed/Concessional: $3 per session. Employed: $5 per session or $50 per year.
Juniors: $20 per term
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
Interested? Please fill out the below form to enquire.
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