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Sound Tennis Sussex was launched in February 2014, this page will highlight some of the key moments in our development


Launch day at Sound Tennis















Pictured above - players and helpers

at the launch on 28th Feb 2014

(c) The Argus, used with permission




In the first year we won the MyTime Participation Award from Brighton & Hove City Council

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


Paul Gillett and Keith Turner did a Radio interview with Radio Reverb in March 2015, click below to listen, Graphics and pictures added by Jonathan Dutton





Christine Laurence and Paul Gillett were also on Mid Downs Radio on Tues 31st March 2015




Sound Tennis Sussex won the Tennis in Sussex Disability Programme Award presented at  a 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



We received the following citation from Gill Andersson:

"I am delighted to have been asked to deliver the good news regarding the Disability Program Award as the recipients are, in my mind, totally deserving of this award. 

In the short time that this Disability Group has been in action they have made amazing achievements.

The club only started in 2014 and its players have already competed and won trophies at National Level.

They have managed successfully to run a tournament against a group from London and have several Sussex coaches helping in their training sessions.

It is a fabulous example of a small group who have worked tirelessly to bring tennis to people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of putting racquet to ball.


For their excellent work in bringing tennis to the Blind and Partially Sighted people of Sussex it is my great pleasure to be able to announce that the 2015 Disability Program Award goes to Sound Tennis in Sussex".




Frances Baily completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 17th April 2016 in 6 hours 48 mins raising funds for Sound Tennis Sussex


Details of the run



Our coach Jane Thomas was awarded National Visually Impaired Tennis Coach of the Year for 2016, the award presented at the National Championships in October 2016


Jane receivinmg Coach award


Pictured above - Jane receiving award



May 2017 saw Success for Chris Baily at the International Championship in Spain

Chris Bailyon podium  with World champion medal


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