ALL Berkshire Leagues in Summer 2020; Berkshire Vets League, Berkshire Summer League and Berksire National League (Adult and Junior) have now been postponed to next year due to the guidance around the developing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more HERE
Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs for Competitions - Players (23/3/20)
1. Can County & District leagues continue?
We have advised counties to suspend activity up until 20 April, however this is a local decision.
2. How is the National Premier League affected?
The decision has been made by the Tournament Director, Mike Dixon, to postpone the 2020 finals (due to take place at the end of April). The finals will be rearranged to take place later in the summer, and the new date will be communicated in due course.
3. How is this Seniors Tennis GB Inter-club Championships event affected?
All age groups have been postponed until July when there will be a review in light of circumstances at the time.
LTA National League (all tiers)
1. We have matches scheduled prior to 20 April 2020, can these fixtures go ahead as planned?
No – if any venues have arranged matches between now and Monday 20 April 2020 they should be cancelled with the view to re-arrange at a later date when it is hoped the situation will be a little clearer.
2. Should we go ahead and re-arrange cancelled matches that were due to take place?
No – at this stage please do not rearrange any cancelled matches. We are currently working on a contingency plan as to when the cancelled matches could take place and this will be communicated at a later date by your league organiser
3. What about fixtures scheduled to take place after 20 April 2020?
As things stand, all fixtures scheduled to take place after 20 April can go ahead as planned, however, if the situation changes, further communication will be sent to team captains.
4. Will the National League Summer 2020 season be cancelled?
This is currently not an option that the LTA has taken. All guidance in the questions above should be followed for the time being, however, we are monitoring the situation as things develop.
5. We have matches scheduled in the National League Winter, what should we do?
The majority of matches for the 2019-20 winter season should now be completed, however, if matches are scheduled to take place between now and 20 April 2020, they should be cancelled. Please contact your league organiser directly for further guidance.
To find out more click HERE
Further information with regard to Covid-19 is provided on the NHS.UK website.
Please keep an eye on our website: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BerkshireLTA/CLUBLEAGUE or the LTA website: https://www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus as the situation is changing fast
BERKSHIRE LEAGUE - All you need to know
All Berkshire league results are an embedded link direct from the LTA Tournament Software website with results automatically updated to this website.
Berkshire Adult Summer League
Format: 2 pair with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed doubles event - 4 sets played. Promotion and Relegation across all divisions.
Matches played on fixed dates.
Unless mutually agreed otherwise by the clubs concerned, the time of commencement of play shall be 1.30pm on Saturdays.
Contact: John Farrow E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07970 311504
Berkshire National League Summer 2020 (formerly Team Tennis Berkshire)
This league is a singles based team competition open for all LTA Registered Venues. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against similar standard players in a competitive team environment.
Contact: Competition Team E: email@example.com
Berkshire Adult Winter League
Format: 2 pair with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed doubles event - 4 sets played. Promotion / Relegation across all divisions.
Matches played on fixed dates.
Contact: Winter League Team E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkshire Veterans League
Format: Competition form Ladies’ O40 and O50 and Men’s O45 and O55 – all doubles.
Matches played Weekdays/evening s- April To July.
Contact: Rob Sim E: email@example.com
LTA National League Berkshire (formally Bershire Junior Winter Legue)
Berkshire have trasferred the existing Berkshire Junior Winter League acorss to the LTA National League this winter. However, the event formats and rules for Berkshire league had already been set up to be the same as in the summer, to provide consistency for players, clubs and coaches, before the Rules book, with different formats, sent out by the LTA.
- 8U Red - at a central venue (details TBC)
- 9U Orange - 4 players with any gender - best of 3 tie break (to 7 points, with 2 clear)
- 10U Green - 4 players - first to 4 games (with 2 clear), tiebreak at 4-4, 3rd set (if necessary a match tiebreak (to 10 points, with 2 clear)
- 12U - 18U - 2 players - best of 3 sets, tiebreak at 6-6 with 3rd set match tiebreak (to 10 points, with 2 clear)
Berkshire will use our own match dates and NOT the ones designated by LTA. This will enable us to accommodate both Adults and Juniors matches without causing any issues.
Current Rules (note Berkshire Formats above)