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Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

February 20, 2019

Twenty-six blind and partially sighted players came together on Sunday 17th February 2019 to compete in the Metro Blind Sports tennis tournament at Islington Tennis Centre.  Supported by volunteers from Highgate Tennis, who have a very inclusive tennis offer themselves https://www.highgate-tennis.co.uk/inclusive-tennis/, the event was a great success.

The B1 category for blind players was played as a singles event and the partially sighted players played a doubles event.

Results

B1 Winner: Naqi Rizvi

B1 Runner Up: Monica Smith

Men’s Doubles Partially Sighted Winners: Matt Page and Ewan Hayward

Men’s Doubles Partially Sighted Runners Up: Eamonn Shearing and Ivan Rodriguez-Deb

Women’s Doubles Partially Sighted Winners: Brenda Cassell and Amanda Green

Women’s Doubles Partially Sighted Runners Up: Louise Evans and Helen Potter

Middlesex Tennis is delighted to announce that there are plans to stage a visually impaired competition as part of the County Closed Championships later in the year.

For more information on visually impaired tennis: https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/blind-visually-impaired-tennis/

To explore opportunities to play or develop visually impaired tennis in Middlesex contact Mark Bullock on
mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk

For details on existing sessions that run at the National Tennis Centre, Islington and Sutton Sports Village visit: https://www.metroblindsport.org/sports/tennis/

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