Tennis Foundation launches Visually Impaired Tennis Awards

Tennis Foundation launches Visually Impaired Tennis Awards
Paul Ryb

The Tennis Foundation has today launched the Visually Impaired (VI) tennis awards. The awards are our way of celebrating the game of VI tennis for those who are blind or partially sighted and the people who help drive this game forward – volunteers, coaches and contributors to the game. It’s our way of saying a big thank you to everyone involved in the sport.

The Awards recognise great work at local, regional and/or national level. Nominations will be made to a panel of VI tennis experts and then the winners decided by an independent panel of 5.

The VI tennis awards will consist of 3 categories; Volunteer Award, Coach Award and Contribution Award. They were launched last year with the winners including David Donnelly, Dawn Fradgley, Leslie Snaith and Odette Battarel.

Visually Impaired tennis has been growing rapidly in the UK with 251 weekly / 446 monthly participants and 6 regional competitions across the country culminating in the National VI Championships at the National Tennis Centre from 15-16 October.

“ We are delighted to support the VI Awards once again this year and acknowledging the fantastic efforts of many individuals who are working tirelessly to promote tennis to the community, without them the game would not be developing so fast and with such momentum,” said Jill Osleger, National Disability Tennis Development Manager at the Tennis Foundation.

Cast your vote in the awards here.