[AI] Invite for soundball lawn tennis workshop in Mumbai

Avichal Bhatnagar coolavichal at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 12:03:34 EST 2019


Sir, this workshop sounds so amazing!
Try organizing one in Delhi, please.
I am deeply interested in teniss and hence would participate with
great enthusiasm.
I am sure there would be many others like me eagerly awaiting such a workshop.

On 2/5/19, Ekinath Khedekar <ekinath at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear friends on the AccessIndia list,
>
> Hope you are doing well.
>
> I, as promised earlier, on behalf of Indian Blind Sports Association,
> extend a warm invitation to you and your friends, for participating in
> the very first three-day sound ball tennis workshop scheduled to be
> organised from 19th February 2019 in the city of Mumbai. This workshop
> is absolutely free, with decent arrangements for lunch and high tea at
> the courts of Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association campus at
> Colaba, Mumbai.
> Please note that we’re unable to provide accommodation. Thus, it would
> be most feasible for folks in and around Mumbai.
>
> Background:
>
> Upon returning from London, I introduced soundball tennis in Mumbai in
> September 2016 and as stunning it may sound, soundball lawn tennis is
> being played by about 12,000 visually impaired men and women around
> the world. A sight of an airborne jingling sound ball being hit
> accurately by a totally blind person is a sight to behold. The rallies
> are not very long but when they occur, they are awe-inspiring. The
> competitive tournaments of soundball tennis are played under the aegis
> of International Blind Tennis Association (IBTA) which regulates sound
> ball tennis in its 18 member countries. Have a look at our Mumbai
> practice sessions and official website of IBTA:
>
> Practice sessions in Mumbai-
> https://www.sendspace.com/file/3sbi7a
>
> Official website of International Blind Tennis Association-
> http://ibta-takei.com/
>
>
> I hold the position of Head Finance (probono) with IBTA and have been
> identified as the lead for the proposed event by the Indian Blind
> Sports Association, Delhi (IBSA), as you might know, a premier body
> for organising blind sports in India-
> http://blindsportsindia.org/
>
> We have invited well-established coaches Mr. Simon McFarland and Dr.
> Davinder Kapur from Windsor Lawn Tennis Club Belfast, United Kingdom
> to conduct the aforesaid training. Simon is a level 2(ITF Advanced)
> Lawn Tennis Coach and Squash Director at Windsor Lawn Tennis Club in
> Belfast. He is accompanied by celebrated doctor Davinder Kapur, a
> recipient of the MBE (MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE) for
> his outstanding services to Medicine and Charity. He’s also associated
> with other charitable organisations in India.
>
> Please do take note of important dates and other details given below
> and confirm participation with my colleague Mr Tony Kurian or with me
> on-
>
> +91 8451976069
>
> +91 7303178758
>
>
> Important Dates:
>
> 1.        Feb 08, 2019- Email or whatsapp us the estimated number of
> participants with details such as - name, age, gender, t-shirt size,
> vision classification (B1/B2/B3...).
>
> 2.        Feb 15, 2019- We will confirm the names of participants
> selected for the workshop as we can only admit maximum of 15 players
> in all.
>
> 3.        Feb 19, 2019- Only sighted or partially sighted persons
> interested in becoming coaches of soundball lawn tennis for training
> visually impaired, arrive at the venue at 9:30 AM.
>
> 4.        Feb 20, 2019 (For players) - Visually challenged
> participants are expected to arrive at the designated venue at 9:30
> AM.
>
> 5.        Feb 21, 2019- Visually challenged participants are expected
> to arrive at the designated venue at 9:30 AM.
>
>
> How the day will pan out during the workshop:
>
> Day 01- 19th Feb, 9:30 to 12:30 (Only for sighted participants) –
> Introduction to master coaches, modified kit and court, and soundball
> tennis rules
>
> Day 01, 12:30 to 14:00 – Lunch and interaction
>
> Day 01, 14:00 to 17:00 - Introduction to basics, how to train visually
> impaired and Q&A session with concurrent tea breaks
>
> Day 02- 20th Feb, 9:30 to 12:30 (For VI players) – Players’
> Introduction with coaches, modified kit and court, and soundball
> tennis rules
>
> Day 02, 12:30 to 14:00 – Lunch and interaction
>
> Day 02, 14:00 to 17:00 - Listening, tracking and hitting the ball with
> introduction to basics, with concurrent tea breaks
>
> Day 03 (21st Feb), 9:30 to 12:30 – Day of fun and play, rules and
> corrections by main coaches
>
> Day 03, 12:30 to 14:00 – Lunch and interaction
>
> Day 03, 14:00 to 17:00 – Some friendly matches and valediction with
> certificate distribution.
>
>
> Note:
>
> *We are ensuring certification for trainee coaches, world-class
> training for players on the best courts in the city along with
> wholesome lunch for invited participants. There is no other commitment
> for accommodation or any other reward or compensation.
>
> *All players are expected to wear loose track pants and trainer shoes
> while they enter the tennis courts
>
> *In case of any doubt, do feel free to contact Mr. Ekinath Khedekar at
>
> Ekinath at gmail.com
>
> Or +91 7303178758
>
>
> With warm regards
> Ekinath Khedekar,
> Head, Event, IBSA-MSLTA Sound Lawn Tennis Workshop Feb 2019
>
>
>
>
> --
> With best regards,
> Ekinath Khedekar.
>
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Avichal Bhatnagar
M.Phil research scholar at
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University



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