Tennis Victoria’s first Blind and Low Vision State Championships are coming to the National Tennis Centre with players coming from across Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales to compete this weekend.
The championships will be Australia’s first ever ranking event for visually impaired players.
Players will compete in a round robin format playing one tiebreak set in both singles and doubles, and play is modified with an audible yellow or black ball and depending on the category of competition. Play is either with one, two or three bounces of the ball.
Following the round robin competition on Saturday, the semi-finals and finals will be played on Sunday.
Tennis Victoria Acting CEO, Adam Crameri, is excited for the first Blind and Low Vision State Championships held in Victoria.
“We wish everyone involved in the Blind and Low Vision State Championships the best of luck for this weekend.”
“Tennis is an inclusive sport and these championships highlight the great opportunities and pathways available for all Victorian Tennis players to access”
“I would like to give a special thanks to Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria, Tennis Australia and all of the volunteers for assisting across the weekend.”
Tennis Victoria Tournaments Coordinator, Lita Trimmings is looking forward to welcoming all players to the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne.
“We are looking forward to hosting players across various ages and abilities in both junior and open categories.”
“There are many talented players featuring this weekend, including Ricky Segura who won a gold medal at the third International Blind Tennis Tournament in Spain in 2019.”
Event information – Blind and Low Vision State Championships
Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2
Saturday: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Sunday: 8.30am – 4:00pm
National Tennis Centre
Draws & Results:
Results and Draws can be found HERE