LTA Youth Matchplays

LTA Youth Matchplay is Grade 6 competition that coaches and competition organisers can deliver at their own venues. Some key points about it are:

· ‘Open’ Grade 6 competition – for club members and non-club members – great for your players to compete at their own venues, but against different players outside of their coaching programmes

· Counts towards players ratings (and soon to be World Tennis Numbers)

· Can be run at any age group, 8&U – Adults

· Aimed primarily at players new to competition, as a fun introduction to individual events, but can be run for any level player

· LTA provide free resources (organiser sweatshirt / certificates / stickers etc) for the events

· An additional income stream for venue and organiser

· The events will provide a fun warm up for players, followed by their singles matches, and then finishing off with some fun doubles

To be able to deliver LTA Youth Matchplays at your venue, you just need to be a coach or a competition organiser, and do the 45 min (or so) online LTA Youth Compete CPD session in your own time.

After this you’ll be able to order your free organiser start pack, and get planning your events in!

Because they are Grade 6 events, you’ll add them to the LTA competition search page, and use TTP (Tennis Tournament Planner) to do record the results. If anyone needs any training in any of these areas, this is something I can help with one a 1:1 or group basis.

If you are interested in this, please do book on to do the online CPD training or contact Christine Klee at the LTA at christine.klee@lta.org.uk