New documentary highlights Swindon visually impaired tenpin group

By Barrie Hudson - 6 February 2024

Clubs & ActivitiesSportArts and Culture

Swindon Bats Sports and Social Club for the Visually Impaired is celebrated in a new film available on YouTube.

The club, a charity, was formed in 2006. It has won a number of trophies over the years and is a member of the British Blind Sport Tenpin organisation.

The BATS' aim is to provide regular activities for visually impaired people aged 18 and over. Its tenpin bowling sessions regularly take place at Tenpin Swindon on the Shaw Ridge Leisure Park.

Other activities for members over the years have included acoustic rifle shooting, skittles, and indoor curling.

The new film, called Blind Ambition, Bowling for the Visually Impaired, is the work of Kaitlyn Cooper, who made it as part of her university course in Film and Media. 

It can be viewed at

The Swindon BATS website is


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