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Blind and low vision tennis - soundball tennis

Where
Alexandria Park
Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria NSW 2015
Alexandria Park Tennis Courts, corner of Park Road and Buckland Street
When

Saturdays, all day Saturday 29 January to Saturday 31 December

Cost

Standard: $37Advantage Member: $31

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

Blind and low vision tennis is also called Soundball Tennis. It uses a brighter sponge ball with a bell inside that makes a noise as well as a smaller court and 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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