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Project plan 2014-17
Sound Tennis Sussex is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming sport for visually impaired people of all ages and abilities.
Whilst encouraging players to develop their skills and offering opportunities for competition, we are keen that the sport will promote health and wellbeing reducing isolation by providing an enjoyable environmental for meeting new friends and offering an outlet to support people coming to terms with sight loss.
• Launched Feb 2014
• 14 Fortnightly coached sessions run
• 7 Match Practice sessions
• Participated and Promoted Sound Tennis at local Take Part Sports Festival including a taster session
• Demonstration session for ESAB fundraiser
• Nominated and Won Brighton & Hove City Council Active Participation award
• 5 players and 2 volunteers at National championships achieve 3 trophies
• Inaugurated as Sports Club, Constitution approved
• 14 Players and 6 Volunteers as members as at Jan 2015
• Facebook page created and active, 26 members to Jan 2015
• Created Youtube channel including an information/instructions video
2015 Achieved and commitments at Feb 2015
• Accessible web site launched
• Continuing to run coached sessions and match play practice, currently committed to tennis each week Jan – April 2015
• Organising our First local tournament match for April 2015 v London Metro
• Plans to take part in North-East and National Championship
• Organising and promoting a Sound Tennis session at TakePart Sports Festival and an event for people over the age of 50 with follow up taster session(s) for those contacted
• Assisting in launch of Sound Tennis in Eastbourne
Currently in process
• Securing ongoing funding and sponsorship
• Developing national and regional links
Future plans (as resources allow)
• Plan to target and promote the sport to young visually impaired people. Visiting schools and discussing with relevant professions.
• Taster sessions in schools and colleges and for sight loss groups
• Training members and volunteers as coaches and officials
• Increasing Public awareness through local radio and press, sports clubs and bodies, posters and social media etc.
• Broadening geographic reach – local bases across Sussex
• Attending training camps at home and abroad