Anyone for tennis?

Former World No.2  professional tennis player, Andrea Jaeger, is set to join students at Linden Lodge during the Wimbledon tennis season next month.

Andrea who is President of the Little Star Foundation, which provides international support programmes for children in need, will be holding a Tennis workshop for Students from the school, and the Wandsworth Vision Support Service. She will also be bringing along Wimbledon tennis memorabilia and arts and crafts for the students to explore.

With more and more opportunities for people who are blind or partially sighted getting involved in sport, visually impaired tennis is one of the faster growing VI sports in the UK.
The visually impaired version of tennis is similar to mainstream tennis with only a few adaptations. The ball is larger than a regular tennis ball, and has ball bearings in the centre which make a sound as the ball bounces on the ground. The game can be played on a smaller court using shorter rackets with more bounces depending on your level of sight.
 

For more information about Andrea Jaeger’s Little Star Foundation, please visit: http://www.littlestar.org/
For further information regarding VI tennis please visit http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/sports/tennis/  or http://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/blind-visually-impaired-tennis/