BBC Sport - Get Inspired: Meet the blind/visually impaired people enjoying playing tennis

'I never thought blind people could play'

Paul Ryb loved all forms of sport before he lost his sight in 2007. Monica Smith never got into sport until later in life because she thought, in her twenties, "I can't see so I can't do anything."

Both - and many others who are visually impaired - are enjoying playing tennis.

"It's quite liberating to play, because sometimes you forget that you can't see," adds Ekinath Khedekar.

If you'd like to find out how you can get into tennis, read our special guide.

The 2016 Visually Impaired and Blind National Tennis Championships take place at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton on 15-16 October.

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