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National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022: Here’s what you need to know


Introduced in the 1950s, the Deaf Nationals returns for what will be its 71st edition this weekend at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Having played host to the Deaf Nationals for 12 years and counting, the NTC is set to welcome the country’s leading players to battle for glory as they seek to etch their name on the tournament’s decorated list of former champions.

Open to all; the National Championships is inclusive of all levels – from grass roots to the country’s most experienced deaf tennis stars – everyone is encouraged to get involved to experience just what the sport has to offer.

When will the National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022 take place?

The Deaf Tennis National Championships will take place on Saturday 10 September and Sunday 11 September, with the festival to be held on the Sunday. 

What is the format for the National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022?

  • Men’s singles – seven players (compass draw)
  • Men’s doubles – four pairs
  • Women’s singles – two players (straight final)
  • Mixed doubles – two pairs (straight final)
  • 18U singles – four players (round robin format)
  • 18U doubles – two pairs (straight final)

Who is set to play at the National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022?

There's plenty of brilliant players to get excited about at this year's Deaf Nationals - here's just a few of the stars who will be taking to the court at the National Tennis Centre:

  • Men’s singles – Esah Hayat (previous winner)
  • Men’s doubles – Esah Hayat & Lewis Fletcher (previous winners)
  • Women’s singles – Valerie Copenhagen & Beth Simmons
  • Mixed doubles – Esah Hayat & Alex Simmons vs Ethan Carter & Beth Simmons
  • 18U singles – Charlie Denton (2021 winner)
  • 18U doubles – Charlie Denton & Ethan Carter vs Nathan Carmody & Fletcher Coulter

How to follow the National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022?

Check out all the latest scores, results and draws from the Deaf Nationals here:

Results & draws


Things to watch out for at the National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022 festival

Designed to inspire; the Deaf Nationals festival will be led by the LTA’s National deaf tennis coach, and former Deaflympics Gold Medallist, Catherine Fletcher.

The festival will be an eye-opening experience for all, boasting a range of activities for those attending to take part in, including a BBQ to top of what will be an action-packed weekend. There will also be opportunities for plenty of deaf players, aged 5-15, to head on court and get involved themselves - who knows, maybe they could be playing in the Deaf Nationals in the future.

We'll have a British Sign Language Interpreter at the event to make sure that everyone can enjoy everything the festival has to offer.

The GB Deaf Programme

Our GB Deaf Programme consists of a development and national squad. Once players are selected into either squad, they are invited to attend four camps per year to support progression with the potential of participation at their relevant international event. Players will also receive benefits relating to this programme such as coaching, development support and expense claims.

For more information, email: disabilitycompetitions@lta.org.uk

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