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Dates of Forthcoming sessions  

Starting September 2016, We have been running twice weekly sessions at the Pavilion & Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, The Droveway, Hove as well as regular sessions at Withdean Sports Complex. This is an exciting opportunity and will hopefully give us more opportunities to promote the sport as well as increasing opportunities in Brighton & Hove to play.

See Full list of dates including dates of regional and National tournaments for 2017

Our AGM was held on June 2nd 2016 at Space for Change, Windlesham Avenue, Brighton. Minutes etc can be found on our news page


Congratulations to our coach Jane Thomas on being awarded National Visually Impaired Tennis Coach of the Year for 2016, the award was presented at the National Championships in October 2016


Jane receivinmg Coach award


Pictured above - Jane receiving award


Sound Tennis Sussex won ESAB cup challenge v Metro
See here for report, pictures and results from our second tournament


Congratulations to Frances Baily who completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 17th April in 6 hours 48 mins raising funds for Sound Tennis Sussex

Go to Frances's sponsorship page to Donate


Details of the run



Sound Tennis Sussex won the Tennis in Sussex Disability Programme Award presented at  ceremony at the Amex Stadium on November 14th 2015

Subsequent to this we heard that we were also regional winners




Tennis in Sussex award winners


Pictured above - receiving the disability
programme award  (l-r) Sue Henning,
Paul Gillett, Chris Baily, Christine Laurence
and Cliff Jenkins



Sound Tennis Sussex is a part of ESAB with support from the Lawn Tennis Association. We are keen to see the sport develop across our county and beyond and have been active in starting groups in Eastbourne and Shoreham as well as our base in Brighton and Hove

Join our Facebook Page            Follow us on Twitter   See latest tweets

View our Youtube Channel      Radio Reverb interview

Click here see reports and photos from the National Championships and a friendly tournament at Eastbourne

Fees:  £3 for players, volunteer support welcomed.
Annual membership £5 (year to Mar 2017), includes 1 free session for new players


We supply the rackets plus sound tennis balls


See a film of Sound Tennis Sussex (below) taken for the Brighton & Hove City Council awards ceremony 2014


We are very grateful to our funders and other supporters, see our news page for details

Page for our tournament held on Saturday 11th April 2015 including results  

Press release relating to our becoming part of ESAB (Mar 2015)

See 2015 Tournament video



The 2016 Tournament was held on Saturday 2nd April 2016


Introduction to Sound Tennis


Sound Ball Tennis aka Blind Tennis is a new and exciting sport for blind and partially sighted people.

The game is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a short tennis racket and an adapted spongy ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent green to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.

Sound Tennis ball and racket


Pictured above - a sound tennis racquet and ball


The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces; and if partially sighted you’re allowed two!



We are grateful for the support of tennis coaches Jane Thomas and Ollie Miller who are leading the sessions, There are also many competitions throughout the year in which you might like to take part. But Sound Tennis is not just for the competitive, it is a very social game and a great way to get or stay fit

Guidelines on playing Sound Tennis

View our Project Plan



Launch day at Sound Tennis
















Pictured above - players and helpers

at the launch on 28th Feb 2014

(c) The Argus, used with permission



Link to Youtube channel through   Google+


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