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 Glanville 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. The 2018 National Champions will be invited to compete in the 2019 ISF Championships.

Entries for the 2018 competition closed at 2pm on 17 January 2018. They will re-open for the 2019 competition in late November 2018.

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

2018 Information

  • Entry is FREE for all schools & colleges in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Online Entry closed at 2pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018. 
  • Draws and Fixtures sent to all entered schools on 24 January 2018
  • For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email schoolscompetition@LTA.org.uk

2018 Eligibility, Format and Scoring

  • Players must be in Years 7-13 and born between 1st September 1998 and 31st August 2006 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 2018

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