Quorn Family Tennis Cup Red Ball

The Quorn Family Tennis Cup (QFTC) is an informal, family doubles competition. Junior players (10U) play with an adult family member in a fun atmosphere at local venues. It encourages families to play tennis together, and eat healthy food to complement an active lifestyle.

Nearly 600 club events ran in 2018 with more than 6,000 players taking part and having fun!

How do the Red Ball Club Events work?

  • Adults play alongside their 10U child, grandchild, niece or nephew in doubles matches
  • All matches are played on Mini Red courts with red balls, and all players use 21” or 23” rackets
  • Rules are modified to get the ball in play quicker and for longer making games fun and exciting
  • Round robin formats are used with matches usually timed using tie-break scoring
  • Events usually last 1-2 hours and there are plenty of prizes and certificates to be won.

Winners of club events are also invited to play in a Red Ball Festival Day which are similar to QFTC red ball events, the festival days are held at summer grass court LTA events across the UK during June. 

Who are these events for?

Players of any standard can play in these events!

The formats are designed to be fun and informal with adults on courts to help out if needed (and to have fun themselves!). Beginners to advanced players will all have a great time.

The junior player must be 10U and the adults player must be 18+ and related* at the time of competition.

*Parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, sibling, carer, guardian

How do I sign-up?

  • Exact dates will be advertised by your local tennis venue
  • Simply contact your tennis venue to register your space, or request they register to run an event if they aren’t yet doing so (it’s free for clubs to register and receive resources)
  • The QFTC red ball events usually run between February to May.

Junior Competition events

The new Junior Competition replaces the old ‘Yellow Ball’ events and is designed for 11 – 18 year old players.

Clubs receive a ‘Competition pack’ specifically designed for 11-18 year olds to support running a fun one day event that can be tailored to suit the players in a variety of ways – it’s up to you!

The Junior Competition also features a social media element whereby clubs can win an exclusive clubhouse BBQ package by showing your players skills and completing challenges or tricks shots and posting them* on our social media channels using #QuornTennis.

To be eligible for a Junior Competition pack, clubs must have run a Red Ball event the same year.

*competition terms and conditions apply.

View the competition terms and conditions.

Are you a venue and want to find out more?

Head to our Quorn Family Tennis Cup venue page for more information!


If you have any queries about the Quorn Family Tennis Cup please email: familytenniscup@LTA.org.uk