Blind tennis – playing and volunteering

Can you help with a tennis session for blind players?

Volunteers are needed for regular tennis sessions for blind players at Islington Tennis Centre and for occasional tournaments. Sessions are 6-8pm on alternate Wednesdays.

Sighted volunteers help guide the players around the court, call the lines, pick up the balls and often play in. Tennis can be extremely fast, and it is very inspiring and fun to be involved with.

Sound Ball tennis is played in the service boxes using foam balls with bells in and slightly smaller rackets. Partially sighted players can let the ball bounce twice and blind (B1) players can let it bounce three times.

It is also a perfect volunteer opportunity for teenagers doing the Duke of Edinburgh award. We have already had 35 youngsters complete their award with us.

If you can help, even occasionally or would like more information please email

Image via Metro Blind Sport.