Major Events volunteering in tennis

2019 Nature Valley Open volunteers

Volunteers have a strong presence at most of our Major Events, transforming them into unforgettable experiences for players and fans alike, with their boundless energy and enthusiasm for tennis. We believe that volunteers are fundamental in being able to create an exciting and fun environment at our events.

Opportunities to volunteer will vary from year to year but the following tournaments often have an open-recruitment process:

  • Nature Valley International, Eastbourne (a small number of roles available)
  • Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham
  • Nature Valley Open, Nottingham
  • Manchester Trophy
  • Ilkley Trophy
  • Surbiton Trophy
  • Davis Cup & Fed Cup ties (Limited roles available. Venue dependent)
  • British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Opportunities to volunteer at these events are usually advertised on the LTA website three to four months before each event. 

Nature Valley Open Nottingham

The Nature Valley Open combines a women’s WTA International with a men’s top level ATP Challenger Tour event, attracting the starts of women’s and men’s tennis as they finalise their grass court preparations for The Championships, Wimbledon. We would like friendly, fun and enthusiastic volunteers to join the #TeamNotts volunteering programme to help support the delivery of the tournament! 

Please email if you have any questions.

Nature Valley Classic Birmingham

The Nature Valley Classic is a women’s grass court tennis tournament featuring the world’s top players. The event has an illustrious 38-year history of attracting the biggest names in the sport, including Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Naomi Osaka.

We are looking for a team of 150 volunteers to play a vital role in delivering this major international event. You don’t need any previous tennis or event experience, but plenty of enthusiasm and a passion for helping others is a must.  

Please email if you have any questions.

Surbiton Trophy

In June 2020 the LTA is hosting a week-long international tennis tournament at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club. The tournament, the Surbiton Trophy, will combine a women’s ITF World Tennis Tour $100k event with a men’s ATP Challenger Tour 125 event.

We would like friendly, fun and enthusiastic volunteers to help support our delivery of the event! We are looking for volunteers from Sunday 31 May 2020 to Sunday 7 June 2020 and we ask for a minimum commitment of two days across the week.

British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Nottingham Tennis Centre
21- 26 July

Want to get close to the action this summer and be amongst Grand Slam and Paralympic Champions? 

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to make this event an unforgettable experience for players, officials, sponsors and spectators. We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved and help the event run successfully.

  • General Volunteer: help with ticket desk, stewarding, accreditation checks and more
  • Volunteer Driver: player airport pickups and daily shuttle runs, you need a valid D1 driving licence
  • Ball Crew (under 18's): be on court with the players.

To register your interest as a general volunteer or volunteer driver please complete the Volunteer form.

To register your interest as part of the ball crew please email

If you have any questions or wish to find out more information please email

As a volunteer you will be provided with lunch and afternoon tea each day, as well as an event t-shirt and sweatshirt.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

A number of community events and competitions are held throughout the year that require the support of volunteers, and are great fun to get involved with. If you would like to hear first about these opportunities, please register your interest on the Volunteer Enquiry Form and we’ll notify you when applications open.