22
Apr

Blind Tennis in South Australia

GCS is very excited to be partnering with Blind Sports Council Australia, Blind Sports South Australia and Tennis South Australia to deliver the state’s first blind tennis program at the South Australian School for Visually Impaired.
Inspired by some friends in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom who were introducing it to their local tennis club, Rick pitched the concept to the Blind Sports Council who keenly agreed to support the eight week introduction program starting next term.
Blind Tennis uses a modified foam ball with a bell in it and a shortened court. Initially, started in Japan, the sport is played in numerous countries around the world as well as several local states in Australia.
All parties involved would love to see the sport introduced at local clubs in South Australia offering an opportunity for more visually impaired people to enjoy the sport of tennis.
For more information about the program or how to get involved in the future contact Rick Shrowder at rick@gcsprojects.org

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