Ashley Shepherd never thought she’d be able to play tennis because of her disability, Stuff reports. The 23-year-old Howick resident has low vision and right hemiplegia, which means the right side of her body is partially paralysed. But Ngatira Tennis in Mount Eden, Auckland, has launched New Zealand’s first tennis programme for people who are blind or have low vision. Tennis New Zealand is in the process of setting up a second such programme in south Auckland.