Benenden Tennis Festivals are a fantastic opportunity for clubs and venues throughout the country to host fun, themed competitions for local players.
The festivals are a great way to encourage families to lead healthy lifestyles through tennis and be part of a health and wellbeing community that Benenden are at the heart of.
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The inaugural year saw over 870 tennis venues involved in the 2016 Benenden Tennis Festivals programme, all delivering at least one of the following four themed festivals; Davis Cup GB v Japan, Summertime Slam (Grass court season), US Ace (American hard court season) and Monster Smash (Halloween).
This created over 30,000 opportunities for players to take part in fun, local competition.
To recognize the commitment shown by some organisers/venues to the festival programme we will shortly be announcing our ‘Benenden Tennis Festivals Venue of the Year 2016’ – watch this space!
2017 Benenden Tennis Festivals
The 2017 festival calendar has now been confirmed, once again there will be four exciting festival packs available to venues, with refreshed fun prizes and resources to help you run your festival(s).
To make it easier to take part you can now sign up for all 2017 festivals at once, simply check your club calendar to decide which festivals you are going to run and then select the packs you require in the sign-up form.
The themes for the 2017 festivals are;
- Aussie Open – celebrate the first Grand Slam of 2017 by running an Aussie themed festival at your venue in January or February
- Women/Girls – a festival for the female players at your venue – celebrate International Women’s Day by delivering a ladies only event for Women and/or Girls in March
- Summertime Slam – As the professional players take to the grass courts of Wimbledon celebrate the summer of tennis with a Benenden Tennis Festival in June or July
- Monster Smash – spooky but fun! An opportunity for ghouls, witches and skeletons to take to the court in October/November to celebrate Halloween
Sign-up will open on 1st December 2016 and the deadline for Aussie Open packs is 1st January 2017.
(Please note, Aussie Open and Women/Girls packs will be sent in January and Summertime Slam and Halloween packs will be sent to venues at the end of April).