There are a number of adult competitions across the country providing opportunities for adults to gain competitive experience at an appropriate level. Please see below to find out more information about the different levels of competitions available across the UK.
Play matches in your familiar club environment via box leagues, ladders and club championships. Box leagues provide a great opportunity to compete on a regular basis against players of a similar standard and also meet new people and improve your overall game. Club Championships are normally held annually and feature a number of events including singles and doubles with a progressive draw format leading to an overall winner.
ADULT GRADED COMPETITIONS
If you are ready for a more formal competitive experience then consider an open singles event. These take place at a number of venues and are graded from 6 – 3 to help you identify an appropriate level competition.
Read more about the competition grading structure.
The events take place over one day or a set number of dates, charge an entry fee and are usually part of a larger tournament. They provide a great opportunity to play some singles matches in a competitive environment and results will be processed for ratings and rankings (grade 5 and above) purposes. Prior to entering these competitions you will need a BTM number and Rating.
Use our Competition Search tool to find a competition.
The tournaments above are open to all players aged 11 upwards to enter, however the following tournaments offer specific priority acceptance for adults, meaning that regardless of ability, adult players will be given priority acceptance into the draw (if the draw is oversubscribed acceptances will be based on rating).
GRADE 5 CIRCUITS
In the 2017 Summer Season a number of Adult County Tours are being piloted at Grade 5 level. These tournaments are open to all adults and many use the FAST4 scoring format to ensure the events can be completed within a few hours.
National League is a singles based team competition open for all LTA Registered Venues. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against players of a similar standard in a competitive team environment.
All Open (adult) teams are part of a promotion & relegation structure whereby successful teams can earn promotion between county, regional and national tiers.
The majority of the 1,000+ Open (adult) teams play in the county tier where over 5,000 teams are involved. All teams in the county tier compete in leagues within their county boundary with the aim of becoming league champions.
From 2020, we introduced a new Mixed Open event in the County Tier only (2 men & 2 women per team).
The National/Regional Open tier of National League features many aspiring, current and former professional players.
County and district leagues are hugely popular across Great Britain and it is estimated that it brings in around 100,000 players to compete in local leagues.
Whether you’re dusting off your racket or are a seasoned regular looking to get into a new league, there’s something for everyone!
Events are run for juniors, adults and seniors with varying levels of playing standards. Team sizes change from league to league with the most popular size being teams of 4 or 6.
The league format is decided by the league organiser(s) and/or league committee. The leagues are for the most part home and away fixtures played over winter and summer seasons. Predominantly the leagues are doubles-based although a number of junior leagues in particular run singles and doubles formats.