NEW SUMMER TOURNAMENTS! Sunday 25TH JUNE 2-4pm - full details below, or ENTER NOW......>


For BOYS AND GIRLS At: Wheldrake Tennis Club
Ages: 5-8: Red ball
8-11 (players will use green balls on a full court)

For GIRLS ONLY At: Sutton-on-Derwent Tennis Club
Girls 10+ Yellow ball

(Players will be matched by age/ ability wherever possible)
Days: Sunday 25th June
Times: 2-4pm (please enter and pay online).
Cost: £6 each (£12 total per team of 2)
Closing date for entries: 3 days before the event.
Enter as a TEAM OF 2 (put a note on your order for the names of the two players)

NB: If we need to change your time (because of number of entries and/ or level of players we will get in touch!)

Team Challenge is a fun, team competition aimed at mini and junior players in club programmes who are new or inexperienced to competition. The competition offers flexible event and scoring formats in addition to a number of fun prizes and giveaways to maximise the experience for the players on the day. All formats are team based and matches do not count for ratings and rankings.
These events will be hosted by Dave Thompson and Alex Gurnell

Have Fun!

Too young for the Futures Cup?

Still want to play competitive matches?

Summer Mini Team Cup (Aegon Team Tennis Division 2):

North Yorkshire/Harrogate
Red- Poppleton Tennis Club- Sunday 26th April, 1pm Start

Orange- Poppleton Tennis Club- Sunday 26th April, 1:30pm Start

Payment for Team Cup will be made on the day to the organiser at the venue.

The format is:
4 players per team (2 players for the North Yorkshire League)

Team Cup format - teams will play out so there will be a winning team on the day

£6 entry per person payable on the day

All players must have a BTM number before the start of the event

You can enter more than one team if you have enough players available, however teams will be taken first come first serve where entries are limited.

Nominations need to be emailed to me by the Tuesday before the event.

Andy Murray
Make your opponent move around. You don’t always have to hit winners,

as players make mistakes when they have to move!

Why tennis is ace!

Tennis is a great sport for everyone – it is much more than just another form of exercise, it is a sport for life.

Arthur Ashe, considered tennis a “life sport”

Tennis is a key instrument to improve the physical and mental health, academic attainment, character and citizenship of our children; it is a lifetime sport and is played globally, bringing people of different backgrounds together.

 Arthur Ashe wrote to his six-year old daughter to leave advice for her when he knew he would not live long enough to give it in person. His letter included the following guidance, “Pay attention to your health, Camera, and do not take it for granted.” He continued: Whatever else you learn in school, I would like you to learn two “life sports,” those you can play long after you are out of school. Sports are wonderful; they can bring you comfort and pleasure for the rest of your life. Sports can teach you so much about yourself, your emotions and character, how to be resolute in moments of crisis and how to fight back from the brink of defeat. In this respect the lessons of sports cannot be duplicated easily; you quickly discover your limits but you can also build self-confidence and a positive sense of yourself.

Tennis has health benefits – physical, mental and emotional.

Scientists and physicians around the world view tennis as one of the most healthful recreational activities. There are other sports that can provide excellent health benefits and some which can provide mental and emotional growth, but tennis is a sport that provides all of these attributes and children can learn it early in life and enjoy for the rest of their lives. 

The game of tennis helps a young person become more self-aware and self-confident; more physically fit and mentally tough; more highly motivated on and off the court, and there are many other benefits: Tennis is sometime described as “chess in motion”. It is simultaneously cerebral, with aerobic and anaerobic benefits. Tennis requires stamina and quickness, sudden conviction and exceptional patience. Tennis helps young players improve their ability to focus their thoughts while developing physical strength, speed and flexibility

Tennis teaches life skills

In addition to the physical benefits, the psychological reasons to play tennis include learning essential life skills such as developing a work ethic, developing discipline, managing mistakes, learning to compete one-on-one, accepting responsibility, managing adversity, accommodating stress effectively, planning and implementing strategies, learning to solve problems, learning sportsmanship, learning to win graciously and lose with honor, learning teamwork, and developing social skills.

Tennis is an individual sport which is competitive and collaborative with an opponent at the same time. In tennis, the greatest shots and matches result from player interaction. Unlike many other individual sports, tennis requires competitive participants to be honest referees as well. Tennis players must be strong and confident individuals, but good sports citizens as well.

Tennis is also a team sport that develops social skills. Doubles requires coordinated interaction with a partner, ideally acting as one with a common goal. Through team tennis in school, clubs plus junior and adult leagues camaraderie, unity, support of others, social interaction and communication are promoted

Tennis promotes peaceful dispute resolution. Aspiring players watching the professional game of tennis do not see disputes erupt into the physical violence which are common in many team sports. Young tennis players tend to develop a higher degree of civility and self-control than many other young athletes.

Tennis demands exceptional mental and physical capabilities from the individual athlete. On the practice court, the tennis player must objectively assess and address his own weaknesses to register real improvement. In match play, the successful player is both coach and student, creating and executing a strategy playing to his own strengths and his opponent’s weaknesses.

Tennis is for everyone, Tennis is for life.

I can play, you can play, we can play!

In order to find details of more tournaments and match play events please visit

And for an overview on junior competitive opportunities in general, visit

compete win graciously learn sportsmanship lose with honour

accept responsibility work hard