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Competition grades

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Finding the right competition to suit your level is important to get the most out of competing in tennis. 

Playing against other players of a similar level or ITF World Tennis Number is one of the best ways to improve your skills and will give you the best match practice. 

Many of our junior and adult competitions are graded on a scale of 1-7 to help you work out if the standard is right for you – Grade 7 events usually take place at your local venue, while Grade 1 could see you compete for a national championship. 

Here are some more details on each grade to help you decide which tournament is right for you:  

How to enter a competition

Sign up to Advantage to get your ITF World Tennis Number.

Search for your next tournament here.

Select which event you want to enter and complete the process.

Then you’re all set and ready to go – it’s that easy.

ITF World Tennis Number (WTN)

Discover everything you need to know about the ITF World Tennis Number.

Competition age groups

Your competition age is determined by your year of birth – this applies to both juniors and seniors.