The Walmer Tennis Open  2022 will take place over the week 24th July to 31st July .

The Walmer Open Tennis Tournament was established in 1903 and is one of the oldest grass court tournaments in the country.

It is a friendly but competitive tournament with 5 main open events, comprising Men's Singles, Ladies Singles, Men's Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles. In addition, it is proposed to hold 9 various age group events ranging from Men's Over 40 Singles to Ladies Over 60 Doubles and Men's Over 75 Doubles. Competitors are mainly from Kent and local clubs but there are some who travel from further afield, including a small contingent from overseas.

The tournament runs from Sunday to finals day on Saturday and the dates this year are Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th July, with Sunday 31st July as a reserve day in the event of inclement weather. Play usually commences at 11:45 am each day and runs through until dusk.

The weather is usually excellent at this time of year and families and supporters are more than welcome to picnic. The bar is open all day and the kitchen provides great snacks throughout the day. Traditionally, the Club holds a Catered Event on the Friday of the Tournament; competitors and friends are encouraged to support this.

The week normally coincides with Deal Carnival and the sailing club regatta so plenty of alternative entertainment.

The entry forms and rules for 2022 will be published in May

Brian Moleshead

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Tournament Organiser