National Championships

2019 Culford Girls National Championships

The aim of this competition is to provide players with the opportunity to compete for their school and become the best team in the country. The winners of the National Championships win the Aberdare Cup (Girls) and Glanville Cup (Boys). On a bi-annual basis the winners of the National Championships are invited to compete in the ISF World Schools Championships where schools from England and Scotland have recently placed among the very best school tennis teams in the world. 

Entries for the 2020 competition will open 1 December 2019 and close on 15 January 2020.

For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email

Fixtures are played from March through to July. Teams compete in a knockout stage, which leads to a four day national final.

2020 Eligibility, Format and Scoring

  • Players must be in Years 7-13 and born between 1st September 2000 and 31st August 2008 inclusive
  • There are two events to enter; boys and girls. Both events require 4 players with the format being 4 singles and 2 doubles rubbers
  • Each rubber is 2 sets, with a match tiebreak in place of any 3rd set
  • Matches are Grade 6 at the knockout stage and Grade 3 at the Finals
  • All rubber results from the knockout stage will be included in the Summer Season for the purposes of British Tennis Ratings. Singles results will be loaded from 1st April 2020.