Project Description

Tennis
  • When: 18 July 2020

  • Who: 5 to 17  years

  • Location: Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2QH

  • Cost: £7.50 per person

  • Closing Date: 31 July 2020

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.

Why apply?

  • 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)

Apply for the VICTA VI Tennis Taster Day

Applicant details

Contact details

Emergency contact (EC)

About you

Medical details

Independence skills


Please indicate your level of independence in the following areas by selecting your response and giving details if the assistance is required.

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

General information


The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

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Declaration, privacy and consent

To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person. This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anaesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. We may need to share your details with third party suppliers in relation to this activity. We may need to share your details with third party suppliers in relation to this activity. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

Agree to payment and T&C's

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