Blind & Low Vision
Tennis Victoria is proud to have an award winning Blind Tennis Program in partnership with Blind Sport and Recreation Victoria.
ADULT & JUNIOR BLIND TENNIS PROGRAMS
Adult Blind Tennis Program
Junior Blind Tennis program
Blind and Low Vision Tennis follows the same rules as mainstream tennis with the exception of some modifications depending on the classification.
Some modifications include;
- Net height
- Racquet size
- Ball (Audible balls)
- Number of bounces (depending on category)
For further detail on equipment modification and Game rules- visit the IBTA Website.
There are 4 classifications/categories of Blind and Low Vision Tennis according to the International Blind Tennis Association (IBTA)
B1Visual acuity poorer than LogMAR 2.60
B2Visual acuity ranging from LogMAR 1.50 to 2.60 (inclusive)
B3Visual 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)
B4Visual 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)
HOW TO GET CLASSIFIED
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]
To participate in Blind and Low Vision tennis in Victoria
|Blind Sports Victoria||National Tennis Centre (Melbourne Park)||Melbourne||[email protected]|
|Meehan Tennis Academy||Hoppers Crossing Tennis Club/ Eagle Stadium||Tarneit||[email protected]|
|POWA Tennis||Eildon Park Tennis Club||Rowville||[email protected]|
|Viss Tennis||Keilor Tennis Club||Keilor||[email protected]|
BLIND & LOW VISION TENNIS COACHES
|Riley Thompson||Blind Sports Victoria||Melbourne||[email protected]|
|Tennis World||Melbourne||1300 836 647|
|Stefan Visser||Keilor Tennis Club||Keilor||0422 227 346
|Stefan Wooley||Eildon Park Tennis Club||Rowville||0404 226 713
|Ryan Meehan||Hoppers Crossing Tennis Club||Tarneit||0439 304 250|
NATIONAL BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED NATIONAL TENNIS CAMP
Future National Blind and Visually Impaired Tennis Camps will be displayed here please contact Holly Tawse at Tennis Australia on [email protected] or call 03 9914 4045 with any questions relating to the camps.