Montserratian Brenda Cassell, who is visually impaired won the finals of a new tournament on the island of Gibraltar last week.
Cassell was part of a UK team of visually impaired players who spent last week at Gibraltar’s Sandpits Lawn Tennis Club competing with other players there.
Regional visually impaired tennis tournaments are hosted across the UK, giving opportunities for people who are blind or partially sighted to play tennis. The visually impaired version of the game is played on a smaller court than usual, with a lower net with an audible ball so that the player can hear it bounce. Depending on your sight, you’re allowed up to three bounces before returning.
Cassell said she would love to see similar competitions in the Caribbean for visually challenged tennis lovers.