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How to start competing


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Competition is at the heart of our sport. 

We think competing against players of a similar level is one of the best ways to enjoy the game, while also improving your skills and making new friends along the way.  

So, you’re looking to get into tennis and want to know how to start competing?

Here you’ll find everything you need to know before you enter a tennis competition – whether it’s your first tournament or your 100th. 

Find a competition

If you're a parent or carer with a child who is keen to start competing we've put together an online, interactive guide containing key information to help you support your child. 

The guide covers:

  • The benefits of playing in tennis competitions and the life skills your child can develop through competing
  • Things to consider before your child starts competing
  • What to expect at tennis competitions and how to positively support your child
  • What happens after your child has played a competition

Click below to read "Ready, Play" - An online guide to competition for parents and carers

Read the guide

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