2021 County Championships

March 2021

 

This year’s North and South Wales County Championships are going to look a little different and we’re really excited to share our plans with everyone as competition begins to return this Spring.

 

The County Championships are one of the biggest events in the Competition Calendar here in Wales, giving local players living (or born) in Wales the chance to compete in a unique environment to become County Champion in their age group. We feel that by re-aligning both events across North and South Wales, this will help to give the tournament’s the exposure and place in the calendar that they deserve.

 

We’ve brought both events forward in the calendar to Spring/Summer (moving away from Autumn & Winter) so they fall before the Welsh National Championships in August. You’ll therefore compete on a County level before a National level which makes much more sense to us. We’re also discussing with the LTA how the events can link together, with rewarding those at the Welsh Championships for success in the County Championships.

 

We’re moving from indoor venues to showcase some of the fantastic, picturesque outdoor venues we have across Wales that it is hoped, will be basking in sunshine for the duration of each event. Our vision moving forward is to rotate the competitions across different parts of Wales with new venue hosts each year, so please get in touch with us if this is something your venue would be interested in for future years. 

 

Finally, we felt that this year more than any other, was a good opportunity to make this change. We have all experienced a hugely challenging year and as tennis and competition begins to return this Spring, we really hope that the Grade 4 County Championships can be a huge success in its new environment. The tournaments should be a celebration of tennis across North and South Wales, giving players a platform to smile, compete and catch-up with friends across Wales.

 

Entries for both events will open in Mid April and we would encourage entrants from each and every corner and venue from Wales in 8U – 18U age groups.

 

If you have any specific queries on the competition please feel free to contact Mark Lewis at mark.lewis@tenniswales.org.uk