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BREAKING NEWS 12th May 2017

Chris Baily won the first ever international VI Tennis tournament in Spain and with that became world number 1 ranked B3 player, many congratulations to Chris and the rest of the GB team. Full report now available

More details on our facebook page and via the Tennis foundation 

Dates of Forthcoming sessions  

We are running twice weekly sessions mainly 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

NEWS - 2017 National tournament change of date and time,
This will now be held between Friday 6th October and Sunday 8th October at the Dan Maskell Centre in Loughborough 

See a report on our 2017 Tournament held at Withdean on 22nd April

Our AGM This year was held on 26 May 2017 at 5.30pm at Possability Place, Windlesham Avenue, Brighton. Minutes etc from last years AGM can be found on our news page

 

NEW - We are currently receiving funding through the Co-op community fund. If you are a co-op member and select us as your cause then we will receive income every time you use the co-op card in one of their stores (note there may be some restrictions on the area covered)

 

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

 

in 2016, 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 2016 in 6 hours 48 mins raising funds for Sound Tennis Sussex

 

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 2016-17:  £3 for players, volunteer support welcomed.
Annual membership £5 (year to Mar 2017), includes 1 free session for new players

 

Proposed fees for 2017-18 - subject to approval at AGM

£5 for coached and/or indoor sessions (incl. airhall), £3 for uncoached outdoor sessions

 

We provide sound tennis balls and loan rackets for new players

 

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

Funding

We are very grateful to all 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 standard 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: see guide to VI Tennis 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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