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About Seniors Tennis

About Seniors' Tennis

The Veterans' Lawn Tennis Association of Great Britain was formed in 1974 to develop and promote competitive tennis for, at the time, male players over 45 and ladies over 40.

Now operating as Seniors Tennis GB, they cater for age groups in five-year stages from 35 to 85 for men, and 35 to 80 for women.

Contact us

General enquiries

 vw@seniorstennisgb.org

Office holders

Valerie Willoughby
Secretary
vw@seniorstennisgb.org
020 8875 1773

Keith Bland
Chairman & Chairman of Inter-County Working Group

keithbland1@btinternet.com

07889 670360 

Michelle Barber
Treasurer
mbbstar@aol.com
020 8452 9044

Lenie Vandooren
Inter-County Championship Administrator

seniorstennisgb@lta.org.uk

Jackie Robinson
Tournament Director and Referee of Inter-Club Championships

jackie@saf.co.uk
01789 842151 

Sarah Wooding
Tournament Director

sarahjwooding@tiscali.co.uk

07467 027331
2017 Seniors' Tennis Calendar

The main events in 2017 managed by Seniors' Tennis or those with which it is associated are listed in the following table. 

Date

Event

Venue

Contact

15-16 January

Midlands Invitation - incorporating Ray Temple Trophy
Men's / Women's Doubles

Oxstall, Glos

paulinefisherhandw@hotmail.co.uk

20-28 January 

British Open Seniors' Indoor Championships 
(ITF Grade 1) 

DL Dudley

wooding.sarah@googlemail.com

16-19 February

Scottish Open Seniors' Indoor (ITF Grade 3)

Glasgow

john.stevenson@tennisscotland.org

19-24 March

ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships

South Africa

www.itftennis.com/seniors

10-16 April

English Open Seniors Championships (ITF Grade 3)

Welwyn

Marcus.stapleton@btinternet.com

29 April - 1 May

Four Nations Championships Group A (35, 45, 50)

Scotland

eoakenfull@hotmail.co.uk

3-7 May

Leicestershire LTC Clay Court Championships  (ITF Grade 3)

Leicester

cjatennis@hotmail.com

21-27 May

Everyball Tennis Seniors (ITF Grade 5)

Halton

james@everyball.net

27 May - 3 June 

British Open Seniors' Clay Courts Championships (ITF Grade A)

West Hants Club Bournemouth

wooding.sarah@googlemail.com

20-24 June

The Avenue Seniors Tennis Tournament (ITF Grade 5)

Havant

neilc225@gmail.com

10-15 July

41st International Veterans' Tournament (ITF Grade 2) 

Frinton-on-Sea

enquiries@fltc.co.uk

17-22 July

Regents Park Will to Win Open (ITF Grade 5)

London

hugohutchison@willtowin.co.uk

24-29 July 

St George's Hill Open (ITF Grade 3) 

Weybridge

celiag@stghltc.co.uk

31 July - 5 August

Open Seniors' Tournament (ITF Grade 3)

Tunbridge Wells

jasonbaker1970@tiscali.co.uk

4-6 August

Men's 35 Inter-County Championships  

Eastbourne

vw@seniorstennisgb.org

8-12 August

Felixstowe Grass Courts Seniors (ITF Grade 4)  

Felixstowe

carl.baldwin@btopenworld.com 

13-19
August

British Closed Seniors' Closed Grass Courts Championships
(ITF Grade 2) 

Surbiton (60-85)

East Glos (35-55)

wooding.sarah@googlemail.com

25-27 August

Women's 35 Inter-County Championships  

Eastbourne

vw@seniorstennisgb.org

28 August - 2 September 

South of England Seniors' Championships (ITF Grade 2)

Eastbourne

vw@seniorstennisgb.org

6-10 September

Gerrards Cross International  (ITF Grade 3) 

Gerrards Cross

info@gxltc.co.uk

13-17 September

Woking Open Seniors' Tournament  (ITF Grade 3)

Woking

sec@wltcc.org.uk   

20-24 September 

Welsh Seniors Open Tournament (ITF Grade 5)

Cardiff

tennistom77@yahoo.co.uk

8-13 October

ITF Super Seniors (65-80) World Team Championships  

Florida, USA

www.itftennis.com/seniors

20 October – 3 November

ITF Seniors World Team Championships

Florida, USA

www.itftennis.com/seniors

21-24 October

Northwest Seniors Indoor Championships (ITF Grade 5)   

Bolton

stuartkay@boltonarena.com

17-19 November

Inter-Club Finals 

 DL Dudley

jackie@saf.co.uk

1-3 December

Inter-County Finals 

 DL Dudley

seniorstennisgb@lta.org.uk

Other tournaments supported by Seniors Tennis GB 

Date

Event

Venue

Contact

19 October

22 November

20 December

18 January

14 February

15 March

Elemis County Senior Days at Bromley Tennis Centre

Find out more about the County Seniors Day

Bromley Tennis Centre

01689 880407

Deadline: 1 week before each event or when an event is full

Membership

Membership of Seniors Tennis GB is now available free of charge to all clubs who enter our 2017 National Inter-Club Championships. 

There are 18 categories of Men’s, Women’s and Mixed doubles two-pair teams with singles included for the 35s age group. The finalists of some events are later invited to represent Great Britain in the European Seniors Club Championships.

See the 2017 application and entry form, and visit the Inter-Club page in the Seniors Tennis Competitions section for the rules and more information.

For details of the competition contact Jackie@saf.co.uk.

Participation Fund

Seniors Tennis GB run a Tennis Participation Fund in association with the LTA to support tennis venues in encouraging more adults aged 35 years and above to play more tennis, more often.

Download the funding factsheet for more information and fill out the application form to apply!

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