National League - Summer

Seven female tennis players standing in a line holding their trophies from the National League summer 2021

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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Watch our video to find out from some top players as to why they love this team competition. 

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2022 Competition Flyer

2022 Match Dates

County Tier (8U – Open)

Entries open in December and close 14 February 2022
View your 2022 County Entry Information Page here

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

Entries open in December and close on 31 January 2022
2022 Premier Entry Information

Regional/National Tier (Open)

Entries open in December and close on 14 February 2022
2022 Regional/National Tier Entry Information

Seniors (Over 35s to Over 75s)

EEntries open in December and close on 31 January 2022
2022 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 2022 season open in December 2021 and close on 31 January 2022.

Acceptances are confirmed by 9 February 2022.

Draws are sent out in late February with league fixtures taking place in March, April, May and June with the National Finals in July.

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All Open (adult) teams are part of a promotion and relegation structure whereby successful teams can earn promotion between county, regional and national tiers.

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.

In 2020, we introduced a Mixed Open event in the County Tier only (two men and two 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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Previously named the Seniors Tennis GB Inter club Championships, Seniors 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 35s 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 and 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.

You can nominate a player, team captain or league organiser for the 2022 award. Please view the online nomination form below.

Paul Hutchins Commitment Award Nomination Form

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