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

Regd Charity no 209535

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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


NEWS Sept 2018

We are currently one of the organisations receiving funding through TESCO's Bags of help community fund, simply vote for us by collecting a token at one of the stores in Brighton and Hove (see list on News page) placing in the appropriate box



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


See a Report from our regional Tournament held on 2nd and 3rd June 2018 including a listr of winners and links to the results


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




Players £5 for coached sessions

£3 for uncoached sessions

Prospective players get first session 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




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


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

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