People often ask me how I can hit the ball, but as a Category B3 I do have partial sight, so with the added noise from the bell, it’s not impossible and I also get two bounces before I have to return the ball too, which obviously helps.
The Friday night session (6pm – 7pm) at Nottingham Tennis Centre is the only visually impaired one in Nottinghamshire, as far as I know, and the facilities are great. Without it, I’d have to travel much further to train and that probably wouldn’t work for me, as I need to fit it in with studying at Derby University.
Other than playing tennis, I love walking and try and keep as fit and active as I can, as having a strong core can help with balance. It's not just about that though, it's also about how good exercising makes me feel and competing in the sport I love playing really makes me happy.