An Interesting Commission
|UK Deaf Sport, in association with The Tennis Foundation, made a decision to host the first World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham. Many sports have world championships every four years but, to date, deaf tennis players have been competing in a competition similar to The Davis Cup. This week England has been the host for the inaugural World Deaf Tennis Championships.UKDS, along with the Tennis Foundation, asked Deaf Direct to produce a daily update of each day’s play in both British Sign Language and International Sign. I have another role as a trustee of UK Deaf Sport so I had a particular interest in supporting this initiative.
As a result we have been creating two clips every day; one in BSL with subtitles and voiceover and the other in IS with subtitles. The updates so far are listed, so you can easily watch them, and we will be filming through to the final on Sunday. Hopefully there will be some medals for Great Britain’s players.
I hope you enjoy watching the BSL clips and why not have a look at the international clips as well to see what you can pick up.
Day 1 BSL https://youtu.be/pmCoOSTzL0Q
Day 1 IS https://youtu.be/TzkmfrmFToo
Day 2 BSL https://youtu.be/7jQUpDf_oew
Day 2 IS https://youtu.be/JjKInW0fLUw
Day 3 BSL http://youtu.be/BnZNdE9KNbA
Day 3 IS http://youtu.be/ksl9UGUAfWg