National League - Summer

2019 National Open League Summer

National League Summer is a singles based team competition open for all LTA Registered Venues. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against players of a similar standard in a competitive team environment. Currently we have over 25,000 players taking part in the competition each year.

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2021 Competition Flyer
2021 Match Dates

County Tier (8U – Open)

Entries open on 10th December and close February 2021
View your 2021 County Entry Information Page here

Premier Tier (12U, 14U & 18U)

Entries open on 10th December and close on 21 February 2021
2021 Premier Entry Information

Regional/National Tier (Open)

Entries open on 10th December and close on 8 February 2021
2021 Regional/National Tier Entry Information

Seniors (Over 35’s to Over 75’s)

Entries open on 10th December and close on 21 February 2021
2021 Seniors Entry Information

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The Premier 12U-18U tier provides the opportunity for teams to compete outside of their county on a regional and national level. This allows stronger players and teams to play in a more appropriate league. Teams are accepted to the Premier 12U-18U events based on the rankings of nominated players at entry stage. There are three age groups: 12U, 14U and 18U. 

Applications for the 2021 season open on 7 December 2021 and close 23:59 on 21 February 2021.

Acceptances are confirmed by 25 February 2021.

Draws are sent out by 2 March 2021 with league fixtures taking place in April, May and June, and National Finals in July.

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All Open (adult) teams are part of a promotion & relegation structure whereby successful teams can earn promotion between county, regional and national tiers. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 season, there will be no promotion & relegation therefore, all teams will remain in the same divisions for 2021 (dependant on entry being received).

The majority of the 1,000+ Open (adult) teams play in the county tier where over 5,000 teams are involved. All teams in the county tier compete in leagues within their county boundary with the aim of becoming league champions.

From 2020, we introduced a new Mixed Open event in the County Tier only (2 men & 2 women per team). Check your Online Entry page to see if your County is running this event and for further information. 

The National/Regional Open tier of National League features many aspiring, current and former professional players.

Read more about the National Open League

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New for 2021, the Seniors Tennis GB Inter club Championships is now being promoted through the LTA National League Competition, with entries being taken through the LTA systems.

This is a knock out competition regionalised in the early rounds. With the exception of the Over 35’s events, all matches are two pair doubles. Events and age categories to be run are:

Men’s – 35, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75

Women’s – 35, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70

Mixed – Junior, Senior, Super Senior & Medley

Knock out rounds begin in April leading to a National Finals weekend held in November.

Individual captains are responsible for arranging matches at their own convenience with play by dates for each round. Each event will have an Event Organiser who is responsible for deciding the venue for each match.

The winners of the Men’s and Women’s events qualify for European Championships.

View the Seniors Entry Information and Entry Form here

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Paul Hutchins was one of the most committed people to the game of tennis you could ever meet. Paul was a true hero of tennis in Britain, first as a player, then as a coach, captain, commentator and administrator – dedicating over 50 years of loyal service to the sport. He is also Britain’s longest servicing Davis Cup Captain. Paul was clearly committed to the game.

For anyone who didn’t know and for those who will remember, Paul established the National League competition that we all love (formerly National Club League and Team Tennis), which has now become the biggest team competition in the country.

In memory of Paul, each year we will be awarding the ‘Paul Hutchins Commitment Award’ for someone who has shown real commitment to the Team Tennis Competition. This could be a player, team captain or league organiser. Paul clearly showed so much commitment and dedication to the sport, in many different capacities, inspiring so many people – and we would like to recognise this each year, and award someone who has shown some of the qualities Paul clearly showed so well throughout his life and career.

In 2019 the very first winner of this award was announced. Tony Lawson from Holcombe Brook Sports Club was the inaugural award-winner. In the very first year of the competition, Tony led his team to victory to win the Finals and he's never looked back. Over the last 26 years, Tony's entered teams of all ages and abilities, and has provided endless support to them all, regardless of the divisions they've played in. 

You can nominate a player, team captain or league organiser for the 2021 award. Please view the online nomination form below.

Paul Hutchins Commitment Award Nomination Form

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