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City Community Tennis

Blind and low vision tennis - soundball tennis

Where
Alexandria Park
Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria NSW 2015
City Community Tennis Alexandria Park Tennis Courts, Park Road, Alexandria, NSW 2015
When

Saturdays, 9am to 10am Saturday 6 November to Saturday 31 December 2022

Cost

Standard: $37Advantage Member: $31

This is a tennis session run by qualified professional tennis coaches that is open to players of all ages and abilities with blindness, vision impairment or low vision.

Drills and tips to take you to the next level, so come along and have some fun on court.

Blind and low vision tennis is also called Soundball Tennis. It uses a brighter sponge ball that makes a noise and a smaller court and junior tennis racquet so that everyone can enjoy a fun and adaptive version of tennis.

Standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications:

  • Totally blind players are allowed three bounces and those with partial sight are allowed two bounces. Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles.

  • Sighted players can play against visually impaired players, but they’re allowed only one bounce and no volleying.

  • Run by qualified professional tennis coaches, these sessions will teach the basics of the game through the use of modified equipment and extra bounces.

Contact us for information on how to use your NDIS funding towards these sessions.

Covid-safe information

We are a registered Covid-Safe tennis facility

  • This event is open to fully vaccinated people or those with medical exemptions only.

  • Please follow the NSW Office of Sport 'Turn up, Play and Leave' policy and check in with the NSW Covid App on arrival.

  • All players and spectators are excluded from City Community Tennis facilities if ill or waiting for results of a Covid test.

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