Competitions

Tennis Competitions…

…are vital for any players’ development. The first taste of competition should be low key, in a familiar environment with familiar people present.

At our competitions, players will be supported by the referee (and umpires at 8 and under) to know the rules and scoring, understand that it’s okay to lose, just go and try again, and of course to push themselves to see how well they can do.

There are 4 levels of competition on offer here:

Quarterly FUN events: Players of any age (5 years old to adult) enter individually and get put in to one of two teams. These are all about FUN and may include singles and doubles, fun challenges like ‘pinata tennis’, ‘splat the coach’, treasure hunts etc.

HLTC Annual Tour: 6 one-week competitions during school holidays, which count towards an annual 'ranking' to qualify for the year end finals! These events are still FUN but there is more emphasis on practising skills learnt in coaching to compete with other players. There is a trophy on the day for the competition winner and rankings points awarded as follows:
Event Competitor: 100 points
Event Winner: 50 points
Match Winner: 25 points
Most Improved Player: 50 points

LTA Team tennis: a team of 2 or 4 players represent Hythe LTC against other clubs in fixtures home and away.

It is fantastic to compete at other venues as well, once the player and parent are ready for that step - we advise to not take this step too early as we have had cases of players giving up tennis completely because they weren’t ready to compete with players who train 6+ hours per week.

Please do speak to any of the coaching team for guidance.

 

18 Feb

Hythe LTC Mini Masters Tour

Play the Hythe LTC Tour, just like the professionals! 6 individual tournaments scheduled through 2019, players collect ranking points from each event. After all 6 events the top 8 ranked players in each age group will be invited to the Year-End Champion's final in December. Enter the whole series or just individual levels. Have a great time with players at your level. Limited places available for each event OFFICIAL T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE

  • 10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Feb
8 Apr

Monte Carlo

Play the Hythe LTC Tour, just like the professionals! 6 individual tournaments scheduled through 2019, players collect ranking points from each event. After all 6 events the top 8 ranked players in each age group will be invited to the Year-End Champion's final in December. Enter the whole series or just individual levels. Have a great time with players at your level. Limited places available for each event OFFICIAL T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE

  • 10am - 4pm
  • Mon 08 Apr