Blind tennis tourney to be held in Mission
Mission is the only RGV city to offer blind tennis program
Mission, TX- Players from around the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Mexico will hit the courts at the Boys & Girls Club of Mission Bannworth Unit for the International Blind Tennis Association Tournament on Saturday Jan. 18, 2020.
As many as 20 players between the ages of 8 and 26 who are blind or partially sighted will compete in this unique competition. The Boys & Girls Club of Mission is the only program offering this remarkable sport in South Texas.
Blind tennis is an extremely skilled form of the sport. It is played on a standard tennis court and players locate the ball by the sound made by a bell in the middle of the foam ball. The tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Boys & Girls Club of Mission at 956-585-3606.
Who: Boys & Girls Club of Mission
What: Hosting International Blind Tennis Tournament
Where: Bannworth Gym, 1822 N. Shary Road, Mission
When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.