Blind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.
Here is an overview of how Blind Tennis works: The game is played either on a badminton court or on the service courts of a tennis court. A specially adapted sponge ball is used. There is a noise-making device inside the ball. Short tennis rackets are used. The server shouts “Ready?” and then “Play!” before serving. … Continue reading Blind Tennis Guide & Rules →
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Introduction to Blind Tennis The idea of Blind Tennis started in 1984. It was born out of Miyoshi Takei’s, a blind student, wish to play tennis with fully able-bodied people. The invention of a special ball that makes a distinct sound when it is hit and bounces, has made tennis for the blind reality.
However at club or recreational level, some suggested dimensions are given. As a guide the recommended minimun distances should be: the space behind each baseline 5.48m (18ft) and the space at the sides 3.05m (10ft). > Download the court and enclosure dimensions information sheet
Like tennis for sighted people, the game requires speedy court coverage and precise shot-making. Blind players rely on their ears to follow a foam ball filled with ball bearings that rattles when ...
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Blind Tennis (Sound Ball) Blind Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a short tennis racket and an adapted spongy ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or fluorescent green to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. The standard rules of tennis apply with ...
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