Sound Tennus Sussex logio

Home

Diary

News

Contact

Links

Join our Facebook Page

2018 regional Tournament Home page

Sound Tennis Sussex is part of the East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially sighted people

Regd Charity no 209535

ESAB llogo

 

Home Page
 

NEWS - We will be holding a regional tournament at Virgin Active on the weekend of 2nd to 3rd June, See details here

 

Dates of Forthcoming sessions  

We have sessions at a number of venues please see full list of dates.

From 2018 most of our coached session will be held at Virgin Active, Falmer

 

The diary page includes dates of regional and National tournaments for 2018

 

NEW - You can find maps of how to get to venues

 

 

 

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 mostly played on 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 coach Jane Thomas and to our fabulous volunteers without whom we would not have achieved anywhere near as much.

 

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

 

Guide to VI Tennis

 

 

Fees 

Players £5 for coached sessions

£3 for uncoached sessions

Prospective players get first two sessions free

No charge for volunteers

 

We provide the Sound Tennis balls
Rackets are available for new players to use, we encourage people starting to play regularly to buy their own racket   

 

Sound Tennis Sussex is a part of ESAB with support from the Lawn Tennis Association in Sussex and Tennis Foundation. 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

 

NEWS - We are grateful for the following for funding received since Aug 2017:


Brighton Lions Club
Brighton and Hove Buses
Co-op Community Fund

Waitrose - Hove

Greggs

 

 

View our Project Plan (Revised Aug 17)

 

See the following pages to see details and photos about Sound Tennis Sussex involvement in tournaments

 

Tournaments 2014-16

Tournaments 2017

Tournaments 2018

 

Other Highlights including awards

 

Report on Chris Baily's successin international championship

View our Youtube Channel

Radio Reverb interview with Keith & Paul

DISCLAIMER

Sound Tennis Sussex is not responsible for the content or accessibility of external sites

Note from Website editor

We make every effort to ensure this website is accurate and up to date. Please contact if there are any errors including broken links, typos and information that is out of date

 

Go to top of page