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Seniors' tennis competitions

Compete at the top end of the national seniors' tennis calendar.

British Open Seniors' Clay Court Championships

The British Open Seniors' Clay Court Championships have grade A ITF status and they are held on the clay courts of the West Hants Club in Bournemouth. 

The 2017 event will be held 27 May to 3 June.

View the 2016 draws

Contact wooding.sarah@googlemail.com for details. 

2016 singles title holders

Men's singles

35

Barry Fulcher

60

Stephen Cargo (NZL)

40

Colin Bennett

65

Kasper Rud (DEN)

45

Timur Shadiev

70

Petr Kolacek (SUI)

50 Chris Hearn 75 Henk Nijeboer

55

Graeme Adams 

80

Don Shears 

 

 

85

Adrian Alle (AUS)

Women's singles

35

Holly Mowling

60

Pauline Fisher

40

Gillian Brown

65

Marjory Love

45 Delphine Rive 70 Ellie Krocke (NED)

50

Liselot Prechtel (NED)

75

Ruth Weston

55

Hazel Lindfield

80 June Pearce

British Closed Seniors' Grass Courts Championships

The British Closed Seniors' Grass Court Championships are the most popular event in the Seniors' calendar.

The 2016 event, from 15 to 20 August, will be held at two venues. Age groups 35 to 55 will be held at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club, Berrylands, Surbiton KT5 8JT and those from 60 to 85 will be at the East Gloucestershire Club, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7DF.

This is a Closed tournament and entries will be made via the LTA entry system. The tournament code for Surbiton is SUR16S1528 and that for East Gloucestershire is GLO16S1529. 

2016 Draws:

2016 singles title holders

Age Group Winner (Women) Winner (Men)
35 Frances Brewester Damien Connolly
40 Eilidh Smith Mark Beim
45 Chrissie Runnicles David Collins
50 Monica Becerra Chris Hearn
55 Anne Clark Martin Gillam
60 Pauline Fisher Paul French
65 Shirley Fox Jonathan Leslie
70 Christine Lockhart Chris Ornstien
75 Joan Hassell Henk Nijeboer
80 Alma A’Court Don Shears
85   Albert Gabizon

British Open Seniors' Indoor Championships

British Open Seniors' Indoor Championships have grade 1 ITF status. 

Tournament fact sheet.

2017 Dates

20 to 28 January 2017

New closing date for entries: 9 January 2017

2016 Draws

View the draw.

2016 title holders

Age

Winner (Men)

Winner (Women)

35

Barry Fulcher

Candida Reid-Harrop

40

Nnamdl Ehirim NGR

Eilidh Smith

45

Jeffrey Hunter

Chrissie Runnicles

50

Chris Hearn

Rosemary Dennis

55

Graeme Adams

Joy Tacon

60 

Paul French

Jane Rushby

65

Boyd Brackstone

Marjory Love

70

Nigel Barker

Ellie Krocke NED

75

Henk Nijeboer

Felicity Thomas

80

Donald Shears

June Pearce

85

John Draper

 

South of England Seniors' Championships

The South of England Seniors' Championships have grade 2 ITF status and are held on the grass courts of the International Tennis Centre at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.

Dates

29 August to 3 September 2016

2016 Singles Title Holders

Men's    
35 Paul Siviter 40 Michael Ellames
45 Doug Keen 50 David Shann
55 Federico Lenzi 60 Arun Vethakkan
65 Jeremy Woods 70 Chris Ornstein
75 Clive Hutchings 80 Don Shears
85 John Draper    
Women's   
35 Candy Reid-Harrop 55 Hazel Lindfield
60 Elizabeth Bamber 65 Gillian Clayton
70 Melita Froelich-Jorgensen 75 Ruth Weston

See full results

National Inter-County Championships

The National Inter-County Championships is a divisional competition which starts in April and culminates with the winners of the top 2 divisions contesting the finals in November.

Download the National Inter-County Championships rules.

Download the National Inter-County Championships Finals regulations.

Dates

1 April - 8 November 2016

How to enter

Entry forms are sent out to county Seniors’ organisers (CSOs) at the end of October for completion and return online by the end of the year.

2016 draws and order of play

View the 2016 draws

View the 2016 Finals Order of Play

Scorecards

2016 title holders and finalists

Age group Champion Finalist Score

Women 40

Middlesex

Devon

3-1

Women 50

Norfolk

Essex

3-2

Women 55

Surrey

Hampshire & IOW

3-0

Women 60

Surrey

Hereford & Worcester

3-2

Women 65

Surrey

Suffolk

3-1

Women 70

Surrey

Yorkshire

3-1

Men 45

Surrey

Yorkshire

4-1

Men 50

South Wales

Essex

3-0

Men 55

Lancashire

Middlesex

3-2

Men 60

Surrey

Hereford & Worcester

3-0

Men 65

Cheshire

Surrey

3-2

Men 70

Middlesex

Bedfordshire

3-0

Men 75

Surrey

Essex

3-1

National Inter-Club Championships

The National Inter-Club Championships start in the spring and culminate in finals in November at the David Lloyd club in Dudley. The winners and runners-up, in certain events, have the opportunity to represent Great Britain in the European Seniors Club Championships.

How to enter

Entry email for 2017

Application and entry form for 2017

Competition Rules

View competition rules.

2016 draws

View the 2016 draws

2016 Results

Category Winner Finalist Score

Men 35

Worcester

Westside

3-2

Men 45

Gidea Park

South North Churchill

4-0

Men 50

South North Churchill

Gidea Park

39-37 games

Men 55

Leicestershire

West Hants

4-0

Men 60

Florence

Leicestershire

32-30 games

Men 65

Roehampton

Leicestershire

3-1

Men 70

Streetly

Winchester

3-0

Men 75

Forty Five Club

Surbiton

3-1

Women 35

Westside

Queen’s

3-2

Women 40

Walmer

Ealing

38-34 games

Women 50

Woodford Wells

Rawdon

4-0

Women 60

Byfleet

West Bridgford

3-1

Women 65

Forty Five Club

Warwick Boat Club

4-0

Women 70

Forty Five Club

Bridgwater

39-30 games

Junior Mixed

Purley

Leicestershire

3-1

Senior Mixed

Leicestershire

Forty Five Club

4-0

S Senior Mixed

West Hants

West Bridgford

3-1

Medley

Warsash

Florence

W/O

35s Inter-County Championships

The men’s & women's 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the expertly-maintained grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.

Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year. 

Dates

Women's Event:

5 to 7 August 2016.

Men's Event:

26 to 28 August 2016.

Regulations, nominations and order of play

Internationals / Selections

Young Seniors ITF World Team Championships 2017

The teams have been selected for the Young Seniors ITF World Team Championships in South Africa from 19-24 March 2017.

The following teams were selected (team members are listed in alphabetical order and captains in bold).

Age group

Team

Reserves

Women 35

Kate Gower, Lydia Perkins, Candy Reid, Abigail Tordoff

Frances Brewester,

Leyla Ogan

Women 40

Lucie Ahl, Karen Cross, Julie Hobbs, Eilidh Smith

Frances Brewester,

Leyla Ogan

Women 45

Michelle Oldham, Chrissie Runnicles, Jo Shepherd, Clare Wood

Barbara Griffiths

Men 35

James Auckland,  Simon Dickson, Barry Fulcher, Chris Lewis

Anthony Perkins

Damien Connolly

Men 40

Mark Beim or Philip Fowler, Colin Bennett, Andrew Burgoyne, Luke Milligan

Beim or Fowler

James Smith

Men 45

Dave Collins, Jeff Hunter, Seb Jackson, Timur Shadiev

Dan Ahl

Paul Scullard

Selection criteria for Seniors' Tennis GB Teams