INTERNATIONAL BLIND TENNIS
Passing of Mr Hirofumi Ono
The IBTA family has lost a close friend and a legend of blind tennis.
Blind Tennis History
Mr Takei Miyoshi invented Blind Tennis in Japan in 1984. He was a pioneer in a new racket sport and a role model to the visually impaired. He was born in 1968 and lost his eyesight at the age of one and a half. When he was 16, as a high school student, he dreamed of playing tennis with the able-bodied and created tennis for the blind.