Year 7&8 and Year 9&10 Competition

The Year 7&8 and Year 9&10 Competition is the priority schools tennis competition for secondary schools in Great Britain. The aim of this competition is to provide players of all abilities with the opportunity to compete in a school team tennis competition, with more successful teams able to progress on a pathway to a National Final.

Local league matches are played in the Summer Term between April through to July. The local league stage is organised by local league organisers where teams compete in localised leagues. The majority of teams play in Division 2 where winning teams can progress through to a Regional Finals Day in the Autumn Term.

Division 1 winners from the local leagues will progress through to knockout rounds from September, Regional Finals in November, with the National Finals taking place in December. The LTA Support Centre then organises the subsequent Knockout Stage; Regional Finals and the National Finals.

2019 Information

  • Online Entry opens on 1 December 2018 and closes at 2pm on 16 January 2019. If you still wish to enter, email as it may still be possible to include you in a league if space allows
  • Entry is FREE. The first 400 schools that enter will receive some FREE Babolat Tennis balls in mid-March 2019
  • All teams that enter will receive a printed Captains' Guide in mid-March including scorecards
  • League Organisers will contact all entered teams in their area in late January. League organisers aim to send out draws and fixtures to all entered teams in February
  • For all enquiries, please contact 020 8487 7000 or email

2019 Eligibility, Format & Scoring

  • A player must be a registered member of the school on 23 April 2019
  • There are four events to enter; Year 7&8 Boys, Year 7&8 Girls, Year 9&10 Boys and Year 9&10 Girls
  • Each event requires 4 players in a team with the format being 4 singles and 2 doubles rubbers
  • Year 7&8 Boys and Year 7&8 Girls - A player must be in Years 7-8 or born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2007 inclusive
  • Year 9&10 Boys and Year 9&10 Girls - A player must be in Years 7-10 or born between 1st September 2003 and 31st August 2007 inclusive
  • All matches are Grade 7
  • Players can play in one event only
  • Each rubber is one set

2019 Resources