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Sound Tennis Sussex is part of the East Sussex Vision Support

Regd Charity no 209535

 

 

2021 Brighton Tournament

Participation details

Venue Info

 

 

VI regional tournament - Virgin Active, Brighton

21 August 2021
Venue Information

This page will provide details about the venue and how to get there. If you need to know any other details please contact Paul Gillett at Sound Tennis Sussex

The competition will take place on 21st August at Virgin Active in Falmer, the venue is close to Falmer Station and  the Amex Stadium with plenty of buses running close by

See map for Virgin Active
Website for Virgin Active

Getting to the Venue

Brighton is well served by buses and Rail

By train
There is generally a regular train service between Brighton and Falmer Station with a 10 minute journey time, Virgin Active is just over 5 mins. walk from Falmer Station.

We will seek to arrange a meet and greet at Brighton train station on the Saturday subject to demand

It will be necessary to know in advance how many would like to meet there

 

By Bus
Brighton is well served by buses with the number 23, 25, 28 and 29 buses stopping near to Falmer Station, buses take about 20-25 minutes from the City Centre

The nearest bus stops are Sports Centre for the 25 or 23 or Falmer Station  for 28 or 29

Buses from the City Centre go regularly from The Old Steine,  bus stop F, this is one of the stops in front of the Royal Pavilion.  The No. 25 or 25X bus alight at Sports Centre on the University of Sussex campus which is a 10 minute walk from Virgin Active

Website for Bus timetables.
 

Walking from bus stop via train station

When getting off bus at Sports Centre

Turn right (direction of bus)
Follow road to Zebra Crossing
After crossing follow path (with cycle track) to underpass and then to Falmer Station

When arriving at the station, on your right there is a footbridge which takes you across the tracks, it has 5 sets of stairs with railings between them, each contain 4 sets of 8 steps.

At the top of the steps turn left and, after crossing the railway, sharp left again

Go down any of the ramps (facing the Amex stadium) then veer right and turn right again onto a wide footpath

After about 200 metres take the first turning on the left onto a footpath to Virgin Active

Just before you get to the car park there is a narrow path to a gate which is generally open

Turn to your left and follow the path round the building there is a zebra crossing just outside the building entrance

 

By Taxis
Virgin Active is over 4 miles from Brighton City Centre, a fare to or from there is likely to be at least 17 most taxis can take 6 - 8 passengers so ask for the number of seats required

Local taxi companies

Streamline 01273 747474
Southern Cabs 01273 205205

Please note - The taxi rank at Brighton station is now at the back of the station, you turn to your left when exiting through the barrier, at the end of the station, turn left and follow the path parallel to the tracks

Taxis will be straight ahead if there are no replacement buses running or further on and to the right if there are bus replacement services in operation

By Road

There is plenty of car parking spaces available at the venue

Accommodation

Visit Brighton - details of accommodation and things to do in Brighton.

We are not able to make recommendations but can advise on proximity to bus routes etc

    Guide to Accessibility in Brighton

As an alternative to staying in Brighton or Hove. Lewes has easy access to Falmer by Rail and bus (number 28 or 29 stop at Falmer Station) 

If travelling to Brighton by car you might find it worth looking at locations out of town which may be cheaper and have better parking facilities

 

Wifi
There is an open guest Wifi for Virgin Active, this may require registering
 

Lockers

Should you wish to keep items securely at the venue you will need to bring a padlock to use on the lockers which  are located in the changing rooms

Toilets including accessible toilets are located in the changing rooms and next to the cafe

Fire Exits

In the event of fire, exits are located next to the courts, at the entrance to  the venue or by the side of the cafe or gym, meeting point is in the main car park in front of the main entrance,  this is straight ahead if exiting from the carpet courts

First Aid

Staff at the centre are all first aid trained and should be contacted in the event of an incident

Food and drink on courts

All players and volunteers are requested not to take any drinks other than water or food that may stain onto the courts