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Re: Sport

Postby jabra » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:59 pm

No. 12 is Pat Gaskins not Haskins
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Re: Sport

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:04 am

Big event in Shankill next week

IRISH people are set to fall in LOVE-all with blind tennis when the World Championships are held here for the first time next week.
Up to 60 players will descend on Shankill Tennis Club in South County Dublin for the DLR TAKEI Blind Tennis World Championships from April 26 to 30.

BLIND tennis was created by Mr Miyoshi Takei in Japan in 1984.
The blind student wanted to try the sport, so he and his physical education teacher tried to adapt it for his abilities.
It’s played on a normal court and the players locate the ball by the sound made by a bell inside it.
They are allowed either two or three bounces depending on their level of vision.
Every player is divided into Paralympic sight classes – from B1, for those with no vision, to B3, for those with a less severe visual impairment.
Currently, Blind Tennis is played in more than 30 countries on five continents.
It’s hoped the game will grow in popularity and eventually meet the requirements to become a Paralympic Sport.

Well done Shankill.
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