Winter County Tour and LTA Youth Local Tour

The Winter County Tour provides Grade 4 opportunities for juniors from 9U – 18U, with the LTA Youth Local Tour offering local competitions at Grade 5 for players in the 8U through to 18U age groups.

To find upcoming competitions in your region please use the new LTA Competition Management System.

Find a tournament near you

Read more about the new Competition Management System

Winter County Tour and LTA Youth Local Tour Information Pack

Read more about the County Tour and LTA Youth Local Tour.

What is FAST4 Tennis?

FAST4 Tennis provides a simple, exciting way of speeding up a conventional tennis match. The fundamentals of tennis remain the same, but there are four innovative rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive, exciting and can be completed in a reasonable period of time.

In summary the rules of FAST4 are:

  • First to 4 games wins.
  • Tie-break at 3 games all to 7 points, 2 clear at 6-6.
  • Match tie-break at 1 set all to 10 points, 2 clear at 9-9.
  • No-ad scoring.

Find out more about FAST4 Tennis.

Why FAST4 Tennis?

Having listened to players and parents we have adopted this format to:

  • Reduce time – we accept parents lives are busy and you want quicker matches. FAST4 matches take around 45 minutes
  • Play more matches – with the introduction of FAST4 scoring format players can now play up to 4 matches in one day
  • Accept more players – in oversubscribed areas of the country organisers will be able to accept 16 players (subject to court bookings) reducing the number of entries turned away.

Rules and regulations

In relation to LTA Staged Winter Competitions (ie. National Tour, weekend Winter Regional Tour, and weekend Winter County Tour tournaments) a player can enter only one competition at each grade in the same age group taking place on the same weekend.

Read the full competition rules and reglations.