Tennis Wales Box Leagues are Launched – Enter Now

02/07/2020

| Tennis Wales

Junior players who are regular competitors (LTA approved competitions, junior club teams, county training etc.) are invited to join the new LTA Youth Box Leagues.

It's a great way to play some competitive tennis matches this summer. The leagues are open to juniors aged 10 to 18 years playing with a yellow ball rated 8.2 - 1.1 

Entries are now open and will close on Sunday 12th July.

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What are the LTA Youth Box Leagues?

  • The leagues are open to juniors aged 10 to 18 years playing with a yellow ball rated 8.2 - 1.1 in England - Scotland & Wales will follow at a later date subject to government guidelines
  • The entry fee is just £5 per player
  • Players will be organised into groups of a similar standard and location; there are generally 6-8 players in each group (occasionally between 5 and 9)
  • Contact details of the other players in your group will be emailed before the league starts
  • Players arrange their own matches at a mutually convenient time between mid-June and end of July
  • Players share the cost of courts (where relevant) and any court that suits both players can be used
  • Players should follow the Covid-19 LTA Guidelines
  • Players submit their results online via the LTA website and League Tables will be updated on a regular basis
  • Matches will count for Ratings as a Grade 6 event
  • Matches will be played using the FAST4 format to keep time at the venue to a minimum
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each group

Please note that in order to get a rating you need to be an LTA Member.

What is FAST4 Tennis?

FAST4 Tennis provides a simple, exciting way of speeding up a conventional tennis match. The fundamentals of tennis remain the same, but there are four innovative rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive, exciting and can be completed in a reasonable period of time.

In summary the rules of FAST4 are:

  • First to 4 games wins.
  • Tie-break at 3 games all to 7 points, 2 clear at 6-6.
  • Match tie-break at 1 set all to 10 points, 2 clear at 9-9.
  • No-ad scoring.

Find out more about FAST4 Tennis.

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