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LTA Youth Matchplay is often a child’s first experience of individual competitive tennis.

What is LTA Youth Matchplay? 

Matchplay is often a child’s first experience of individual competitive tennis. In two- or three-hour sessions they compete in both singles and doubles matches against players of a similar ability. 

  • Quick competitions for kids aged 10 and under, split into different age groups. 
  • Games last two hours for 8U and 9U and three hours for 10U and yellow ball age groups. 
  • The 10U and yellow ball age groups will be using one FAST4 set (see below) whilst 8U and 9U will use one match tie-break to 10 points. 

 What happens? 

  • The organiser will give a friendly welcome, take the kids through an energetic warm up and explain the rules. 
  • There’ll be lots of quick matches against players of a similar ability. 
  • While they aren’t playing in matches will keep score and be ball kids. No hanging around here! 
  • Players will always compete in singles and doubles matches – this develops both their tennis and social skills. 

Enter a LTA Youth Matchplay Competition  

Team Challenge

Team Challenge is a great way to introduce kids to competition at their local clubs.

Local Tour

Local Tour offers a range of tournaments throughout the year for children aged 18 and under.