National League - Summer

2019 National Open League Summer

IMPORTANT - Please note that all LTA National League competitions are cancelled due to Coronavirus (Covid-19). For further information please visit our dedicated page with updates. 

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.

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

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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.

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.

New for 2020 - This year we have introduced the 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. Please note that official dates have not been published for the Mixed event as it is a pilot for 2020. League Organisers will confirm dates dependant on entries.

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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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 ratings of nominated players at entry stage. There are three age groups: 12U, 14U and 18U. 

Applications for the 2020 season open on 16 December 2019 and close 23:59 on 24 January 2020.

Acceptances are confirmed by 4 February 2020.

Draws are sent out by 14 February 2020 with league fixtures taking place in April, May and June, and National Finals in July.

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For more information on the new competition age group changes which come into effect from 1 April 2020, visit our dedicated page. These are implemented across the National League competition. 

2020 Competition Flyer 

2020 National League Summer Match Dates


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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 2020 award. Please view the online nomination form below.

Paul Hutchins Commitment Award Nomination Form

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More information to follow.