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Team Tennis Schools Programme & Competitions

Team Tennis Schools is a programme of nationally organised competitions, providing Secondary School and Further Education pupils with the chance to play competitive tennis. All competitions begin locally and culminate in a national final. 

Team Tennis Schools

Secondary schools tennis competitions are growing with 13,700 players from over 3,200 schools' tennis teams competing in the following three competitions in 2017:

  • Year 7&8 and Year 9&10 Competition - Entry Period from 27 November 2017 to 17 January 2018
  • National Championships (18U K/O Competition) - Entry Period from 27 November 2017 to 17 January 2018
  • Year 11-13 Senior Students (Year 11-13 students only, autumn/winter) 

Entry into Team Tennis Schools competitions is free for all schools and colleges in England, Scotland and Wales. The competition team encourage schools to sign up for Schools Tennis Membership where schools can gain access to resources and exclusive offers such as the chance to be part of the Schools Tennis Wimbledon Ballot.

How does being part of Team Tennis Schools benefit your pupils?

  • It provides players with regular team competition over a set time period
  • It offers players the chance to represent their school in competitive team tennis
  • It gives players a chance to be part of a team and enjoy the social element
  • Participation and success in the competitions raises the profile of the school

 Year End Rankings

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Year 7&8 and Year 9&10 Competition

The Year 7&8 and Year 9&10 Competition is the priority schools tennis competition for secondary schools in Great Britain. The aim of this competition is to provide players of all abilities with the opportunity to compete in a school team tennis competition, with more successful teams able to progress on a pathway to a National Final.

Local league matches are played in the Summer Term between April through to July. The local league stage is organised by local league organisers where teams compete in localised leagues. The majority of teams play in Division 2 where winning teams can progress through to a Regional Finals Day in the Autumn Term.

Division 1 winners from the local leagues will progress through to knockout rounds from September, Regional Finals in November, with the National Finals taking place in December. The LTA Support Centre then organises the subsequent Knockout Stage; Regional Finals and the National Finals.

2018 Information:

  • Online Entry will open the w/b 27 November 2017 and closes on 17 January 2018. If you still wish to enquire about entry please email schoolscompetition@LTA.org.uk
  • 2,717 teams have entered the Year 7&8 and Year 9&10 Competition 2017
  • Entry is FREE. The first 400 schools that enter will receive some FREE Babolat Tennis balls in mid-March 2018
  • All teams that entered received a printed Captains' Guide in mid-March including scorecards
  • League Organisers will contact all entered teams in their area in late January. League organisers aim send out draws and fixtures to all entered teams in February
  • For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email schoolscompetition@LTA.org.uk

2018 Eligibility, Format & Scoring:

  • A player must be a registered member of the school on 23 April 2018
  • There are four events to enter; Year 7&8 Boys, Year 7&8 Girls, Year 9&10 Boys and Year 9&10 Girls
  • Each event requires 4 players in a team with the format being 4 singles and 2 doubles rubbers
  • Year 7&8 Boys and Year 7&8 Girls - A player must be in Years 7-8 or born between 1st September 2004 and 31st August 2006 inclusive
  • Year 9&10 Boys and Year 9&10 Girls - A player must be in Years 7-10 or born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2006 inclusive
  • All matches are Grade 7
  • Players can play in one event only
  • Each rubber is one set

2017 Resources

The 2017 competition is still taking place with Division 1 Regional & National Finals in Nov/Dec 2017. 2018 Resources will be available when entry is launched in late November 2017. 

2017 Regional Draws & Results

Division 2 Regional Finals Results

North Region Finals – John Charles Centre, Leeds

Midlands Region Finals – Loughborough University

East Region Finals – Redbridge Tennis Centre

South West (East) Finals – White Horse TC

South West Finals – Taunton Tennis Centre

South East Finals – Sutton Tennis Academy

Division 1 Regional Finals 2016 - 17 November (Girls) & 18 November (Boys)

Division 1 National Finals 2016 - Sat 10 & Sun 11 December at USN Bolton Arena

National Championships

The aim of this competition is to provide players with the opportunity to compete for their school and become the best team in the country. The winners of the National Championships win the Aberdare Cup (Girls) and Glanvill Cup (Boys). On a bi-annual basis the winners of the National Championships are invited to compete in the ISF World Schools Championships where schools from England and Scotland have recently placed among the very best school tennis teams in the world.

Entries for the 2017 competition closed at 2pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017

Matches are played from March through to July. Teams compete in a knockout stage, which leads to a four day national final.

2017 Information:

  • Entry is FREE for all schools & colleges in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Online Entry closed at 2pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017. If you still wish to enquire about entry please email schoolscompetition@LTA.org.uk by Mon 23 Jan 2017
  • Draws and Fixtures will be sent to all schools in late January 2017
  • For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email schoolscompetition@LTA.org.uk

2017 Eligibility, Format & Scoring:

  • Players must be in Years 7-13 and born between 1st September 1997 and 31st August 2005 inclusive
  • There are two events to enter; boys and girls. Both events require 4 players with the format being 4 singles and 2 doubles rubbers
  • Each rubber is 2 sets, with a match tiebreak in place of any 3rd set
  • Matches are Grade 6 at the knockout stage and Grade 3 at the Finals
  • All rubber results from the knockout stage will be included in the Summer Season for the purposes of British Tennis Ratings. Singles results will be loaded from 1st April 2017

2017 Resources:

Draws & Fixtures

 

Senior Students

The aim of this competition is to encourage lower rated players to play competitive tennis and provide the team with an opportunity to compete in a National Final.

The entry period runs from June - September with local league matches being played October through to December. Winners of the local leagues progress through to the knockout rounds from January, with the National Final taking place in March.

2017 - 2018 Entry:

  • Free Entry for all schools & colleges in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Entry closed on 21 September 2017. Draws were sent on Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email schoolscompetition@LTA.org.uk

2017 - 2018 Eligibility, Format & Scoring:

  • Players must be rated between 7.1 and 10.2 as of 21 September 2017, or have no rating. Players must be in Years 11-13 and born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 2002 inclusive
  • There are three events to enter; boys, girls or mixed
  • The boys and girls events require 4 players with the format being 4 singles and 2 doubles rubbers. The mixed event requires 2 boys & 2 girls in a team with the format being 4 doubles rubbers
  • Each rubber is one set
  • All matches are Grade 7

Winning teams from the Knockout Stage in February qualify for the National Finals taking place at USN Bolton Arena on 9-10 March 2018 (Boys & Girls) and 10-11 March 2018 (Mixed)

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Draws & Results

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