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Competitions for your child

How to find competitions for your child

1 Go in if you are already have a British Tennis member (BTM) number.

2 Click on : Players and parents

3 Select : Find a competition

4 Click on : Mini tennis for 5 – 10 year olds or Boys/Girls 11 – 18 year olds

(ALL UK events will be listed)

5 Refine your search – Scroll down on the right hand side of the screen and you will see options to complete

e.g.  Enter your post code, limit the mileage from home, choose your age group etc.

(Remember all of these refinements are optional – so if you are unsure don’t select an option.)

6 Click on : Any competitions you are interested in for full details

7 Follow the instructions to enter and pay ( like most shopping web sites your selections are placed in a basket which you can the review before payment.)

Competition Grading


To help players identify suitable competitive opportunities so they can play against others of a similar standard competitions are graded from 7-1, progressing from local club level to county, regional and finally national level competitions.


Grade 7

If you just starting to compete Grade 7 competitions offer a great opportunity to gain some competitive experience in a local environment. These include local competitions such as club or squad box leagues and ladders, club closed tournaments and competition in your coaching programme. This grade of competition counts for ratings but not rankings. To find out more contact your local tennis venue or LTA County Office.

Grade 6

Competitions in this grade are usually matchplays which are open to all players to enter. They are run throughout the year and across the country and offer players in all age groups the chance to develop their competitive tennis. This grade of competition counts for ratings but not rankings. 

Grade 5

These competitions take place at local club or county level and are open to players of all ages and abilities. They might be for specific age groups or cater for different age groups within one tournament. These competitions count for both ratings and rankings.

Grade 4

These are county level competitions giving players the opportunity to gain competition experience at the next level. These LTA approved competitions run year round and count for both ratings and rankings.

Grade 3

These are regional level competitions that count for both ratings and rankings. There are opportunities for players of all ages to compete in grade 3 competitions throughout the year including all school holiday periods. For juniors, the Summer Regional Tour runs from April – August.

Grade 2

These are national level competitions and count for both ratings and rankings. There are two series of grade 2 tournaments a year for juniors, the Winter National Tour, running from September – March, and the Summer National Tour, which features six competitions that take place from April – August. In the open (adult) age group there is a series of grade 2 tournaments called the Aegon British Tour which runs throughout the year.

Grade 1

This is the top level of national competition and counts for ratings and rankings and includes the Aegon Junior National Championships, Aegon British Tour Tier 1 events and the Aegon British Tour Masters.


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Paul Cowie or Christopher Davis.