NESLTA District Tour

NESLTA Distict Tour (updated May 2021)

We have been busy over lockdown planning a competition programme for our North East junior players in partnership with local clubs and Tennis Scotland. I am pleased to share that after much rescheduling (and back to the drawing board a few times), we are now ready to deliver the first pilot events over the next couple of months...

So what is the NESLTA District Tour?

  1. Matchplay Events: A series of local & accessible junior matchplay events coordinated by NESLTA and delivered by local clubs across the North East.
  2. Team Events: Team competition festivals (Vikki Patterson is organising these and will liaise directly with club coaches).

Matchplay Events:

  • These events are aimed at players who are keen to start competing against other players from across the local area and visit different clubs/venues. They are set-up at Grade 6 - which means they are open to all players to enter. They are run throughout the year and offer players in all age groups the chance to develop their competitive tennis. This grade of competition counts for ratings but not rankings. 
  • Events are scheduled across our network of NE tennis clubs (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire). The club/venue coach or competition organiser will run the event on the day - so if it’s your first event then hopefully you will see some failure faces if you enter events hosted at your club.
  • For an idea on how these competitions will run, check out the information and video on the LTA website-  What is LTA Youth Matchplay (this is really useful!)
  • Entry is online via the LTA* website, competition section. This is how players enter all graded competition. To do this you will need a BTM (British Tennis Membership) number which can be obtained for free - HERE
  • All matchplay events will be named- NESLTA District Tour (age group) (venue). This means if you search 'NESLTA District Tour’ in the search tab of the LTA competition search, all events will show.
    • Above link is the LTA competition search set with the ’NESLTA District Tour’ filter.
    • Please note the closing dates for events - make sure you enter in time. Events with limited capacity are 'first come first serve'.

*LTA = Lawn Tennis Association. The LTA is the National Governing Body for tennis in Britain. Tennis Scotland is the Scottish branch of the LTA. 

If you have any questions, I’m sure your club coaches will be able to help. We are in the process of adding more information to the NESLTA website  Keep an eye on this as we will update it with District Tour and other competition information over the next couple of months.

Enjoy competing this summer πŸŽΎπŸ˜πŸ†