Rosie Pybus started playing Visually Impaired tennis in 2010 at the insistence of her good friend Wendy. Quite soon Rosie was hooked, and tennis has been a major part of her life since. Tennis became Rosie’s career and her first job was as a trainee sports development officer which also allowed her to move out of home and get her own place to live. Rosie also gained her Level 2 LTA coaching accreditation and is also working as a self employed coach.
Rosie was one of the first members of the UK VI Tennis Advisory group which was set up to help steer the direction of Visually Impaired tennis not just in the UK but internationally. With VI Tennis being a relatively new form of Tennis, Rosie and her peers have made a great contribution to the development of the game.
Rosie has also competed for Great Britain at two international tournaments and can’t wait to get back into international competition once it resumes.
Rosie is passionate about encouraging others to start playing VI tennis, not only for the physical benefits but also for the mental health benefits and the social side of the sport. Rosie has a big circle of friends she has made for life thanks to tennis, some are her team mates in the GB squad and others just play for fun at their local sessions, but all support each other on and off the court.