Whether you’re a parent or a junior player looking to get involved in your next competition in Scotland, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know.
From LTA Youth to playing on the international stage – check out all the different options available to you in Scotland.
Don’t know where to begin? Check out our ‘How to start competing page’.
To play in any competition you will need an ITF World Tennis Number – find out more, here.
Play for the chance to compete on the famous grass courts of Wimbledon in the biggest junior tennis tournament in Britain – Road to Wimbledon.
New for 2022 there are two Road to Wimbledon junior pathways that take place each year – both coming together for a finals event in the summer:
- Road to Wimbledon Singles (ages 11-14)
- Road to Wimbledon Doubles (ages 11-18)
Anyone can enter at a local tournament, you just need to be an Advantage member.
Local, competitive junior leagues for players of all abilities, offering the chance to compete in singles and doubles against teams from other LTA registered venues in Scotland.
So, grab your friends and get ready to compete against other teams in your area. Team sizes are different for different leagues but are usually around four to six players.
The County Tour is a great place to start for players who want to practice and improve their skills against similar level competitions. With events all across Scotland, there’s always an opportunity to play.
County Tour events are open to all young players from 9U to 18U, including doubles competitions for 11U to 18U.
These events are Grade 5 and 4 competitions, meaning they’re suitable for players competing at a local, county or regional level.
Fancy becoming the champion of Scotland? Well, the Scottish Closed Championships give you the chance to compete against the best players in your Scotland for the coveted trophy.
One of the highlights in our tennis calendar, the Scottish Junior Closed Championships are open to everyone – from newbies to experienced pros – but you can only compete if you play in a Scottish county.
The County Cup is one of the highlights of the tennis calendar. Teams from Counties all across Britain come together to compete to for the coveted title.
18U players compete in a group, promotion relegation format over one weekend, whereas the other junior County Cup events play in qualifiers before heading to the finals.
Players are selected by their nominated county for either the North, South, East or West Scotland’s teams. If you wish to be considered for selection please contact your local county directly. Details of county offices can be found here.
Ready to battle it out with the very best talent in Scotland? Why not enter a Regional Tour competition.
These tournaments are most suitable for players who are getting strong results on the County Tour or competing regularly in regional or national tournaments.
The Junior Regional Tour is split into a summer and winter calendar, with a mixture of weeklong Grade 3 competitions during school holidays, and the LTA Staged Winter Regional Tour that takes place at weekends.
Play regular matches against the top players in Scotland and across Britain with the National Tour.
The National Tour is a combination of Grade 2 and Grade 1 tournaments for players aged 9U to 18U (12U-18U for doubles).
These tournaments are for players who are getting strong results on the Regional Tour or competing in national or international tournaments.
One of the biggest team competitions in Britain and Scotland – the National League has something for everyone.
Anyone in Scotland can compete in the county events but we also have Premier Tier competitions for 12U, 14U and 18U age groups – boys and girls – on a regional and national level. The best teams get the chance to play for the title at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
Teams should be from an LTA registered venue (that could be a park, club, school or university) and should have a minimum of six players – competing in both singles and doubles.
The biggest event in the junior tennis calendar – the Junior National Championships showcase the very best in young British and Scottish talent from 11U to 18U.
Taking place at both the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton and the Nottingham Tennis Centre, players compete across singles and doubles draws for the chance of becoming the national champion.
Former champions include Andy Murray, Heather Watson and Dan Evans, and there are even Wimbledon wild cards on offer!
This year there will be 33 junior international events in Great Britain – including Scotstoun and Craiglockhart – to help more young players than ever before compete against the best talents in the world.
These tournaments are all either part of the ITF World Tennis Tour Junior circuit or the Tennis Europe Junior Tour.
Find out more about what you need to enter and how you can get involved here.