BBC star comes to Cambridge for deaf tennis and more pics!


BBC Breakfasts’ Mike Bushell was in Cambridge today interviewing players from the Great Britain Deaf Tennis team who are preparing for next month’s world championship. Here he’s talking to Beth Simmons about the sport and the interview should be aired this or next week.

UK Deaf Sport arranged the event in conjunction with the Tennis Foundation. UK Deaf Sport are the UK’s leading organisation making sport accessible for deaf people from begineers all the way to elite performance athletes. UK Deaf Sport have been working in Peterborough to make sport accessible – more soon.

You will be able to see the interviews and the action on BBC Breakfast on 4th July at 7:30am

CDA was proud to organise communication support for the event and BSL interpreter Emma Lipton is pictured as the camera rolls.

More pictures:

Esah Hayat calmly strokes the ball back from the baseline
Mike Bushell puts on ear defenders to simulate playing without the benefit of any sound
Esah explains what makes him so good!