Social activities for people with sight loss, in the Brighton and Hove Area
Argus Charity of the year 2008
Dates of Forthcoming sessions
Coached sessions 30th January, 13th, 27th February, 13th, 27th March
King Alfred Leisure Centre,
Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2WW
Fridays 4.30 to 6.30pm (fortnightly)
We are planning our first tournament to be held on Saturday 11th April at Withdean Leisure Centre from 10.30am to 6pm, we will be competing with a team from Metro Blind Sports, London
Sound Tennis will be coming soon to Eastbourne, We plan to have a launch event on Thursday 19th March at Eastbourne Blind Society
Sound Tennis Sussex won the Mytime Active Participation award at the Brighton & Hove Sports and Activity awards held at Brighton Pavilion on 22nd Oct 2014
See a film of Sound Tennis Sussex taken for the awards ceremony
Our inaugural Meeting was held on 10th October 2014. This is similar to an AGM and allowed us to formally set up the club to share some of our plans, elect a committee and formally approve our constitution
5 Sound Tennis Sussex Players participated in the national championship in London on 4th and 5th October, this was an exciting opportunity to test our skills against other players from around the country and we came back with 3 trophies
Pictured above Chris, Keith, Jonathan
& Christine at the National Championships
Pictured above - players and helpers at the launch on 28th Feb 2014
(c) The Argus, used with permission
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 played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a short 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.
Pictured above - a sound tennis racquet and ball
The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces; and if partially sighted you’re allowed two!
We have booked a Tennis Coach to lead some sessions that will give you the opportunity to develop your game or just come along and have fun! There are also many competitions throughout the year in which you might like to take part.
Please contact Sue Fever at firstname.lastname@example.org or mob; 07870 934336.or contact Paul through City Synergy 01273 697339
Fees: £2.50 for players, volunteer support welcomed.
Annual membership £5 (year from Sept 14 - Aug 15), includes 1 free session
We supply the rackets plus sound tennis balls
Sound Tennis is run by Sound Tennis Sussex in association with ESAB and City Synergy and the Lawn Tennis Association