This Winter Competition Guide has been designed to support you in finding County and Local Tour events in your region taking place during the 2023 Summer competition season (September 2023 – April 2024). This guide for the London & South East region includes competitions taking place in Sussex and the South East.
This guide contains all Grade 4 & Grade 5 one day competitions and has been divided by into 10U age groups (8U, 9U and 10U) and age group and gender for junior and open events (11U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and Open).
LTA YOUTH COMPETE REWARDS
LTA Youth Compete Rewards is a new participation-based rewards scheme for those playing matches at Red (8U), Orange (9U) and Green (10U) to help recognise their progress. Players can earn exciting rewards as they reach the following milestones dependant on number of recorded matches played in a specific ball colour:
Players looking for a great way to play some matches and help earn their next reward should check out the LTA Youth Matchplay competitions. LTA Youth Matchplay provides a great way to play and record some matches in local competitions in a fun, friendly environment against other players of a similar ability.
See the Milestones below
- Players who’ve played in one recorded match in a specific ball colour (Red, Orange or Green) will receive a congratulatory email launching their LTA Youth Compete Rewards journey
- Players become the proud owners of a digital congratulatory certificate once they’ve played in 10 recorded matches in a specific ball colour (Red, Orange, Green) and are well on their way to earning the next reward
- A Youth Compete Rewards exclusive T-Shirt is awarded to players who’ve played in 20 recorded matches (a further 10 matches) in a specific ball colour (Red, Orange or Green)
- A prestigious Youth Compete Rewards Hoodie is awarded to players when they’ve played in 40 recorded matches (a further 20 matches) in a specific ball colour (Red, Orange or Green), which they can proudly wear to their next competition
LTA Youth Matchplay- how to run them at your venue:
LTA Youth Matchplay is an exciting, engaging competition format designed to give players their first experience of individual competition. In 2-3 hour competitions players compete in singles and doubles matches against players of a similar ability. There’s no overall winner, it’s about getting on court and having fun!
LTA Youth Match plays can be delivered by coaches, competition organisers and referees. It’s a great way to enhance the competition programme on offer at your venue and give your players some competitive experience in a friendly environment, helping to retain them in the sport. You can utilise court time at quieter periods and could work with nearby venues to develop a circuit of Matchplay events.
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