LTA Youth Box Leagues

LTA Youth Singles League

LTA Youth Box Leagues are launching in the summer of 2020 for players aged 10 to 18 years of age.

Junior players who are regular competitors (LTA approved competitions, junior club teams, county training etc.) are invited to join the new LTA Youth Box Leagues which will take place around the England, Scotland & Wales. It's a great way to play some competitive tennis matches this summer.

What are LTA Youth Box Leagues?

  • The leagues are open to juniors born 2002 - 2009 playing with a yellow ball rating of 10.2 - 1.1 in England, Scotland & Wales
  • Following the success of the first round, a second round has been announced starting on 3 August finishing on 30 September in England and Scotland. In Wales the second round will start w/c 14 September and finish 30 October 2020
  • The entry fee is just £5 per player
  • Players will be organised into groups of a similar standard and location; there are generally 6-8 players in each group (occasionally between 5 and 9)
  • Contact details of the other players in your group will be emailed before the league starts
  • Players arrange their own matches at a mutually convenient time
  • Players share the cost of courts (where relevant) and any court that suits both players can be used
  • Players should follow the Covid-19 LTA Guidelines
  • Players submit their results online via the LTA website and League Tables will be updated on a regular basis
  • Matches will count for Ratings as a Grade 6 event
  • Matches will be played using the FAST4 format to keep time at the venue to a minimum
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each group

Please note that in order to get a rating you need to be an LTA Member.

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.