Junior National Championships 2022: 18U preview, draws, scores and live stream
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The biggest event in the British junior tennis calendar is back for 2022 and better than ever...
Taking place on the outdoor hard courts at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton for the first time this year – the Junior National Championships bring together the best in British tennis talent to compete for the prestigious title.
From trophies to Wimbledon wild cards, there's plenty to play for and this is your chance to see the next generation of British stars in action.
Qualifying for this year’s 18U event will take place from 2-3 April. The main draw will get underway from the 5-8 April.
The boy and girls doubles draws will be played between 5-7 April as well.
Live stream: Court 3
Check out all the live scores from the 18U Junior National Championships here:
- 18U Boys Singles – Draw
- 18U Girls Singles – Draw
- 18U Boys Doubles - Draw
- 18U Girls Doubles - Draw
- All draws
- Order of play
The main draws for the Junior National Championships are played as a straight 16-player knock-out competition. Players will battle their way through each round until a champion is crowned.
The Boys Singles draw is led by top seed and defending champion Will Jansen, who has been in fine form of late as he has boosted his ITF ranking to No.110.
Coached by Ben Haran at Reeds Tennis Academy in Surrey, 17-year-old Jansen finished runner-up at back-to-back J3 events on the ITF circuit at Loughbrough last month. On both occasions he lost out to compatriot Luca Pow in the final, who comes into this year's Junior National Championships as the fourth seed.
The No.2 seed in the Boys Singles at this year’s Under-18 National Championships is Louis Bowden, who achieved a career-high ITF ranking of 88 in January of this year and reached the final of a J3 event in Saint Gregoire, France, last December.
The Girls Singles features Ranah Stoiber as No.1 seed, with the 16-year-old achieving a career-high ITF ranking of 34 after she finished runner-up at a J1 event in Casablanca last month.
Ella McDonald is the No.2 seed in the Girls Singles, with the Sterling-based 16-year-old breaking into the top 100 of the ITF rankings after an impressive win in the J2 event in Santo Domingo last month, where she beat the highly ranked Dane Johanne Christine Svendsen in a final that was decided by a third set tie break.
Wild card 13-year-old Hannah Klugman is another player coming through the ranks at the Reeds Tennis Academy in Surrey and she will be looking to build on her impressive ITF junior debut performance of winning back-to-back J3 tournaments at Loughborough last month.
Former champions of the 18U Junior National Championships include none other than former British No.1 and the current Billie Jean King Cup captain, Anne Keothavong.
Wimbledon wild cards
The big news for the 18U Junior National Championships, is that not only can players compete for the title, but they can also earn themselves wild cards for The Championships, Wimbledon 2022.
Here’s how players can book their place at SW19 this year.
- A wild card into the qualifying event for Wimbledon, as well as a wild card into the main draw of the Wimbledon junior championships will be awarded to the 18U male and female winners.
- A wild card into the main draw of the Wimbledon junior championships will be awarded to the 18U male and female runners-up.
- A wild card for Wimbledon junior championships main draw doubles will be awarded to the 18U doubles male and female winning pairs.