Sound Tennis Sussex is part of East Sussex Vision Support
Regd Charity no 209535
Dates of Forthcoming sessions
Regrettably Virgin Active was closed on 21st November; .
This news came as a shock to us,
but we remain committed to providing accessible coached VI Tennis
sessions. We have since arranged sessions at Withdean Leisure Centre,
details can be found on our diary page
Please note it is helpful to know numbers of players and
volunteers attending each session Please ensure you
let us know which sessions you wish to attend
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
See a Report from our regional Tournament held on 1st and 2nd June 2019 including a list of winners and links to the results
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.
Donate to Sound Tennis Sussex
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 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
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
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:
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
Other Highlights including awards
Radio Reverb interview with Keith & Paul
Sound Tennis Sussex is not responsible for the content or accessibility of external sites
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