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Tennis clinic held in Pittsburgh for blind and visually impaired people

Nate Smallwood

The Highland Park Tennis Club, with help from Envision Blind Sports, hosted a blind and vision impaired tennis clinic on Saturday afternoon.

Catering to each participant’s ability, volunteers from the tennis club and Slippery Rock University’s women’s tennis team gave hands-on instruction free of charge.

Jessica Kovacs of Plum watched from the bleachers as her son, Thomas, 9, was given specialized lessons.

She says Thomas gets a great deal out of events like this and will hold onto the memories for years.

In addition, she added it’s good for the average person looking on “to see a kid roll up with a (guiding) cane, and go do stuff like this.”

Nate Smallwood is a Tribune-Review photographer. You can contact Nate via Twitter .


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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Slippery Rock University student Viola Lugmayr and Olivia Warner during a blind and vision impaired tennis clinic hosted Saturday by Highland Park Tennis Club and Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park.
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A specially designed ball that rattles when impacted is used during instruction of participants in a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Viola Lugmayr, 21, left, and Olivia Warner, 21, during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Slippery Rock University student Viola Lugmayr during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Viola Lugmayr, 21, left, and Olivia Warner, 21, during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Viola Lugmayr, 21, left, and Olivia Warner, 21, right, during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Slippery Rock University student Olivia Warner during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Slippery Rock University student Viola Lugmayr during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Thomas Kovacs, 9, of Plum is assisted by Viola Lugmayr, 21, left, and Olivia Warner, 21, right, during a blind and visually impaired tennis clinic hosted by Highland Park Tennis Club along with Envision Blind Sports in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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