Are you wanting to get active, meet new people and participate at your local tennis club?
Tennis can help you connect to a range of opportunities where you can be involved in tennis activities and programs at your local club as well as participate in state blind and low vision competitions. We also have an elite pathway program that offers you the opportunity to represent Australia at the International Blind Tennis Tournament.
Am I eligible?
There are 4 classifications/categories of Blind and Low Vision Tennis:
|Classification||Eligibility criteria||Tennis Australia events|
|B1||Visual acuity poorer than LogMAR 2.60||
|B2||Visual acuity ranging from LogMAR 1.50 to 2.60 (inclusive)|
|B3||Visual acuity ranging from LogMAR 1.0 to 1.40 (inclusive) OR visual fields less than 10 degrees diameter and visual acuity better than 0.5 (B4)|
|B4||Visual acuity ranging from LogMAR 0.5 to 0.9 (inclusive) OR visual fields less than 40 degrees diameter and visual acuity better than 0.5.|
(Source: International Blind Tennis Association)
To get Classified
Download the classification form HERE.
The form is to be completed in English and by a registered ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Attach all medical documentation required on pages 2-3 of the form.
The form and the attached medical documentation may not be older than 12 months at the time of the Player Evaluation.
Once completed please send to: [email protected]
For further information on how to get started playing blind and low vision tennis, please contact: [email protected].