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Esah Hayat in action during the National Deaf Tennis Championships 2022 at National Tennis Centre on September 10, 2022 in London, England.

Deaf Tennis National Finals 2023: Preview, draw & how to follow


The Deaf Tennis National Finals will be making its return to Roehampton this weekend as some of the UK’s most decorated stars with a hearing impairment set their sights on the coveted Nationals title.

Set to take place at what has been home to the Nationals for over a decade, the National Tennis Centre will be a hotbed for talent, with the reigning back-to-back champion, Esah Hayat, among those to be announced in the draw.

The tournament isn’t exclusive to elite players as all levels are encouraged to attend and get involved in the action-packed weekend of tennis.

Find out everything you need to know about the key dates, schedule, who to watch out for, and what to expect upon the return of the Deaf Tennis National Festival.

When will the Deaf Tennis National Finals 2023 take place?

The Deaf Tennis National Finals will take place from Saturday 9 September to Sunday 10 September, with the festival to be held on the Sunday.

Who is set to play at the Deaf Tennis National Finals 2023?

A mix of both experienced and up-and-coming, bidding new talent are scheduled to take centre stage this coming weekend, and here’s a sneak peak into a select few of the stars set to compete:

  • Men’s Singles: Esah Hayat (the reigning champion)
  • Men’s Doubles: Esah Hayat & Lewis Fletcher (reigning champions)
  • Junior Singles: Charlie Denton (nominee for Young Deaf Sports Personality of the Year)
  • Junior Doubles: Alan Bury & Fletcher Coulter

How to follow the Deaf Tennis National Finals 2023?

Check out all the latest scores, results and draws from the Deaf Tennis National Finals.

Results & Draws

Things to watch out for at the Deaf Tennis National Festival 2023?


Running in tandem with the action will be the annual Deaf Nationals Festival ran by the LTA’S National Deaf Tennis Coach, and former Deaflympics gold medallist, Catherine Fletcher.

The festival is one of three, and among them are also the North East Hearing Impaired Festival, and as of May 2023, also the Deaf Awareness Tennis Festival, officially launched at the Woodlands School in Coventry.

The Deaf Nationals Festival will take place on the Saturday 9 September at the National Tennis Centre, and it will boast a range of activities for those attending to take part in, including a BBQ and other various on court opportunities for those aged 5-15.

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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