Empowering Visually Impaired Young People in India through Blind Tennis (113AIC grants 2016)

3 November 2016

Sector: Sport
Country location: India, Australia
Grantee: Mr Christopher Shrowder

Rick from Global  Community Sports coaching in India
Rick from Global Community Sports coaching in India (Credit: Global Community Sports)

Project Description

Global Community Sports in partnership with the India Vision Institute is excited to be delivering a program of tennis for visually impaired young people in Chennai, India. The program of activities will include introductory sessions for participants progressing to modified matches. We will also be connecting the participants in Chennai with young visually impaired people in Australia through various mediums such as video diaries, coaching manuals (including some in braille) and skype sessions.

Global Community Sports will work with local coaches in Chennai to discuss ways to further develop the program with the view to creating more opportunities for interaction between young people in both countries through sport.
Everyone involved in the creation and planning of this project is thrilled and excited to be working together to bring young people in India and Australia together.

Key dates

  • Blind Tennis Introductions session with kids in Chennai, Chennai, 11 October 2016 to 13 October 2016
  • Blind Tennis Coaching for teachers and coaches, Chennai, 14 October 2016 to 15 October 2016
  • Formal celebration event, Chennai, 15 October 2016
  • Presentation of manuals, Adelaide, 01 December 2016

Social media accounts: www.gcsprojects.org, @GCS_Projects

Australia-India Council grant offer: $15,910.00

Total project value: $31,820.00

Last Updated: 3 November 2016