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Sound Tennis Sussex is part of  East Sussex Vision Support

Regd Charity no 209535

 

 


 

2021 Brighton Tournament

Participation details

Venue Info

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Dates of Forthcoming sessions  

 

Updated 25/8/21

 


Please note we seek to manage numbers of players and volunteers attending each session Please ensure you let us know which sessions you wish to attend

We look forward to welcoming new players and volunteers



Coached sessions at Virgin Active  
 

 

 

See Diary page for planned dates


Outdoor Sessions at Pavilion & Avenue Tennis Club


Sessions on Tuesday , weather permitting

 


Social Tennis at King Alfred Leisure Centre

These sessions remain closed for the time being


NEWS - Our regional tournament was held on 21st August 2021, a report will appear here shortly

 

The diary page will includes date of regional and National tournaments for 2021.

 

 

We were thrilled to be presented with the Tennis Sussex award for 2019 competition of the year at the ceremony at the Amex Stadium on 2nd February 2020

 

 

Pictured above: Paul Gillett and Gill Andersson with the award
We were thrilled that Gill also won the Official of the year

 

 

See a Report from our regional Tournament held on 1st and 2nd June 2019 including a list of winners and links to the results

 

 

Maps of how to get to venues

 

Our AGM planned for June 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic, a replacement date will be announced in due course

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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 youíre totally blind youíre allowed three bounces; and if partially sighted youíre allowed two.

 

We are grateful for the support of tennis coach Adam Webb and previous coaches David Vellala, Ollie Miller, Jane Thomas and Kyle Rossi 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

 

Special annual or monthly rates for regular players at Pavilion and Avenue or King Alfred

 

Prospective players get first session free

No charge for volunteers

 

We provide the Sound Tennis balls
Rackets are available for new players to use,   

 

Sound Tennis Sussex is a part of East Sussex Vision Support with support from the Lawn Tennis Association in Sussex and Disability services within the LTA nationally. 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

 

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

Tesco

Chapman Foundation

Dan Maskell Trust

 

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

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