Junior National Tennis Championships: Everything you need to know

14/08/2019

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Junior National Tennis Championships in Nottingham, 2018

Its former champions include Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart, Dan Evans, Jack Draper and Paul Jubb, and from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 August, the Junior National Tennis Championships will be back with Britain's best juniors set to battle. 

Recognised as the pinnacle of the summer domestic calendar, the tournmaent is split across two venues in Bournemouth and Nottingham. The West Hants Club on the sunny south coast in Dorset will play host to the 12&U age category, whilst Nottingham Tennis Centre - Britain’s largest public tennis facility - will welcome players competing in the oldest age groups; 14&U, 16&U and 18&U.

How can I follow the action?

Follow the players throughout the week with live scoring through Tennis Ticker:

Or if you fancy getting up close to the action, head along to either venues for free. Play starts from 9:30am at the West Hants Club and from 9am at Nottingham Tennis Centre. 

Junior National Tennis Championships draws

12&U Girls
12&U Boys
14&U Girls
14&U Boys
16&U Girls
16&U Boys
18&U Girls
18&U Boys

What happened last year? 

The 2018 Junior National Tennis Championships saw 19 budding Brits clinch titles across the 16 events.  Holly Staff made her mark by becoming champion of the 16&U and 18&U Girls' Singles, Eva Shaw won the 14&U Girls' Singles and 16&U Girls' Doubles events, whilst Hugo Coquelin (12&U), Lui Maxted (14&U) and Harry Lazell (16&U) all captured singles and doubles titles in their age category. For the full list of winners, check out the 2018 report

Fun facts 

  • 2015 16&U singles champion and rising star Paul Jubb has hit headlines recently after reaching several career milestones. In May, he became the first British player to become an NCAA champion - an iconic American college title previously won by John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. Then weeks later in Nottingham, he sealed his first ATP Challenger win before successfully qualifying for his first ATP Tour tournament - and on his first attempt - just two weeks later in Eastbourne
  • Two players from GB's winning 2019 Fed Cup team have won National Junior Tennis Championship singles titles -  Heather Watson (14&U in 2006 and 16&U in 2007) and Harriet Dart (16&U in 2011). GB Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong also features in the tournament's illustrious roll of honour (18&U in 1999) 
  • Dan Evans and Jack Draper have also been crowned 16&U singles champions - Dan in 2006 and Jack in 2016 - whilst Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund have both won the 14&U singles event - Andy in 2001 and Kyle in 2009  

Who said what? 

Katie O'Brien, LTA National Coach for 14&U Girls and former Junior National Tennis Championships winner 

"Becoming a Junior National Tennis champion was one of my first major achievements and a key stepping stone in my development as a professional tennis player. Within a year of winning the U18 Girls' Singles event, I competed in the main draw of the Ladies' Singles at Wimbledon for the first time.

"It’s never easy competing amongst your domestic peers, especially as one of the higher ranked players. You will inevitably feel a bit of added tension. However, if you can find a way to enjoy the challenge and thrive under pressure it will only serve to benefit you in future years, both on and off the court. As long as you fight to the bitter end and learn from your experiences (both good & bad), you cannot ask any more of yourselves!"

Chris Wilkinson, LTA National Coach and Boys' GB Captain for U16 Boys and former Junior National Tennis Championships winner 

It was always a priority of mine to compete at the Nationals, to play against the best players in the country and to win titles was a real honour and something I look back on with great pride and satisfaction. Being a national champion is very special and an achievement that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

How can I follow the action? 

Catch courtside action and head along to either venue for free! Play starts from 09:30 at the West Hants Club and 09:00 at Nottingham Tennis Centre. 

Fans can also follow results throughout the week with live scoring through Tennis Ticker (links to live scoring will be published soon). 

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