NEVITC players delivering a VI tennis demo to national players and coaches at the 2014 Aegon Pro Series.
Founded in 2010 by coach Wendy Glasper, the North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club aims to provide and promote opportunities for people who are blind or have severe visual impairments to participate in tennis.
As well as our own sessions and competitions, NEVITC members are also involved in events across the community. As part of our local Disability Tennis Network we've worked with the Lawn Tennis Association, The Tennis Foundation and the Tony Blair Sports Foundation to help deliver schools tennis programs, with Tyne and Wear Sport and Tees Valley Sport at their awesome schools games and with partner organisations like Henshaws and Useful vision to put on inclusive family fun days.
Members of NEVITC were nominated for volunteer awards in both the Northumberland and Durham and Cleveland LTA 2014 awards and the club itself was nominated for a Durham and Clevaland LTA 'Place To Play' award 2014.
We couldn't have been so successful without the amazing support we've received from a whole bunch of local community groups, charities, businesses and individuals. You can find links to just a few of the fantastic people who've helped us out around the site.
Check out our news page to see what we've been up to recently!