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Project plan 2014-17

Introduction
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.

2014 Highlights
     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
     Publicity
     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

Document date
February 2015