016 (April/may) the first Blind Tennis workshop took place in Cologne in cooperation with Gold-Kraemer-Stiftung and the German Blind association (DBSV).
Blind and visually impaired people had the first chance to gain experiences in playing tennis. Two experienced Blind Tennis players from England participated and supported us during the workshop.
After this, some of the german participants took the initiative and tried to find coaches in their hometowns to teach Blind Tennis more intensively. The aim was to find other people willing to learn and play.
In September 2016 we started with a group coaching, because here in Berlin Dennis Scherer had taken the initiative.
Since then we are playing on a regular Basis.
From may 10 to may 12 2018 a Tennis camp took place in Berlin due to a sponsering by “Aktion Mensch” this was made possible.
Patricipants from Lithuania, Poland, England, Italy and Germany had the chance to learn to play tennis and/or improve their skills
- On december 1 we had an open training session on clay inside our inflatable structure. 3 participants played together and gained experience on clay. One of them had never been playing tennis before and enjoyed it very much. She said she hopes to return again any time soon.
A special thank you to Philipp DEininger, who was with us on court for free for two hours. And with his experience in coaching he turned the training session into a success for everyone.
On July 3 11 pupils from Bielefeld and their teachers joined us for our training session. All together we had great fun.
On November 17 Lars Stetten and Bianka Graeming had the opportunity to introduce blind tennis in Chemnitz. Together with the local blind tennis association we organized a tennis day. 11 mainly blind people had the chance to try blind tennis.