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Dates of Forthcoming sessions  

Starting September 2016, We will have 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 Beruighton & Hove to play.

See Full list of dates

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



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

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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



Weekly outdoor sessions at Sussex County Lawn Tennis Club, Kingston Lane Southwick (weather permitting) Monday 11am - 12.30pm with coaching on second and fourth Mondays of each month, see this link for more detail


Other sessions in Sussex

Eastbourne, Sports Park, Friday 10.30 am - noon

Seaford, Wave Leisure, Mondays 12-1pm (term time)


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 including results  

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

See 2015 Tournament video



The 2016 Tournament is being planned for saturday 2nsd 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!


Click here to see guidelines for playing sound tennis including advice on gripping the racquet and some exercises to prepare for the game


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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