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. The 2018 National Champions will be invited to compete in the 2019 ISF Championships.

Entries for the 2019 competition opens 1 December 2018 and will close at 2pm on 16 January 2019. 

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

2019 Information

  • Entry is FREE for all schools & colleges in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Online Entry closed at 2pm on Wednesday 16 January 2019
  • Draws and Fixtures sent to all entered schools on 24 January 2019
  • For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email

2019 Eligibility, Format and Scoring

  • Players must be in Years 7-13 and born between 1st September 1999 and 31st August 2007 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 2019

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