VICTA activity update: We are planning ahead and continue to design activities for people to look forward to. While we aim to run this activity in July, in light of the current situation we will be monitoring all updates and events closely and will keep you informed as to any changes to our calendar and your applications. But for now at least, make an application, put a placeholder in your diary and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Come and join VICTA to make a racket as we team up with the Lawn Tennis Association, The Tennis Foundation and the Nottingham Tennis Centre to have a go at visually impaired tennis!
The day will begin with learning the basics of B1 (blind) and B2 – B5 (partially sighted) tennis in a fun and safe environment. From the different court sizes to the different styles of playing the game, you’ll have a chance to learn from the best coaches in the country.
After your time playing tennis, you can then hang around and meet one of the country’s best VI Tennis players, to talk to them about their experiences of playing VI tennis.
For Parents, there will be a chance for you to play some VI tennis against your child, just before the lunch break or the end of the day.
There are two sessions available to chose from a morning and an afternoon session, please indicate which session you would prefer to attend in the application form. Please note, lunch is not provided but there is a cafe on site where you can buy your own.
- A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired young people
- Learn or develop new or existing tennis skills in a safe, fun environment
- Grow in confidence
- Develop new and existing skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving
- Increase your mobility and independence skills
- Gain all of this while having a fun day in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere
Who can apply?
You must be:
- Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
- At least 5 on 18 July 2020
- Aged 17 or under on 18 July 2020
- Willing and physically able to take part in a couple of hours of tennis
- Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
- Able to independently take medication (if applicable)