COUNTY TEAMS

Adult Teams 2022

Ladies Summer County Cup Team 2022
The Summer County Cup will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 July 2022

Captain: Holly Richards        Vice Captain: Jacqueline Darby

Mens Summer County Cup Team 2022
The Summer County Cup will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 July 2022

Captain: Alastair Filmer       Vice Captain: Sean Thornley

Junior Teams 2022

18U Girls County Cup Team 2022
Alaia, Amelia, Chloe, Daniella, Eloise, Emma, Iris, Niamh 

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Captain: Pippa Lane        Vice Captain: Holly Richards

Result - Finished 3rd

Lost to Essex 5-4, Lost to Cheshire 6-3,

Beat Somerset 7-2

18U Boys County Cup Team 2022
Alexis, Angus, Ben, Hugo, Josh, Martino, Matt, Pranav,  Seb, Timmy

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Captain: Max Robinson       Vice Captain: Tom Jarvis

Result - Finished 1st

Beat Yorkshire 7-2, Beat to Lancashire 6-1, Beat Middlesex 7-2

The girls captained by Pippa Lane and Holly Richards, experienced such fine margins in their matches, as they finished 3rd in the group and stayed up. Losing a tight 5-4 to eventual runners up, Essex on the first day, was a tough start to the weekend. However, things got even tighter against Cheshire the next day as they lost an 11-9 and 13-11 match tie-break in the doubles, losing the tie 6-3, which could have quite easily been a 5-4 win. On the last day, the girls finished up with a comprehensive 7-2 win over Somerset.

The boys captained by Max Robinson and Tom Jarvis, kicked off their weekend by defeating Yorkshire 7-2, followed up with an impressive 7-2 win over the eventual runners up, Middlesex on Saturday and rounded off their title winning campaign by taking an unassailable 6-1 lead over Lancashire on Sunday. The boys were absolutely ruthless in their complete domination over the weekend.

A good start to the LTA County Cup 2022 for the Kent juniors, with a national title in the bag already. We hope for more silverware over the course of the coming months.


















14U County Cup 2022
Qualifying – Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2022 
 

Kent fielded two relatively young teams, with the majority being made up of 13Us. Both teams finished runner up, but that is only part of the story, I’m not sure I’ve seen two Kent teams get so close to winning and qualifying for the finals. 

The younger boys’ team were always going to be up against it versus an older Welsh side, they forced the match to a deciding shoot-out, but unfortunately went down 10-4, missing out by the smallest of margins. I say the smallest of margins, somehow the girls got even closer!  When coaches say every point, game and set in county cup matters, it could not be more applicable to this moment. As Sussex had beaten Dorset on Saturday, it gave the girls a chance to qualify on a mathematical count back, an opportunity that they may not have ordinarily got. They lost to Dorset 4-2, finishing in a tie for matches won, a tie for sets won and the identical game winning %. The only difference between the team was the head-to-head!!

Heartbreak for both teams and the captains, but no doubt they will both be back next year and will not only be contenders to qualify, but at the finals too.

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14U Girls County Cup Team 2022
Bella, Eva, Charlotte, Leticia, Ruby 

14U Boys County Cup Team 2022
Alex, Arran, George, Matt, Nate, Tommy

Captain: Martin Whitehouse       Vice Captain: Ellen Cramer-Todd

Captain: Tom Jarvis     Vice Captain: Lewis Whiteley

Result - Finished 2nd

Beat Gloucestershire 6-0, Beat Hampshire & IOW 5-1, Beat Sussex 6-0, Lost to Dorset 4-2

Result - Finished 2nd

Beat Sussex 5-1, Beat Dorset 4-2, 

Beat Hertfordshire 4-2, Lost to South Wales 3-3

12U County Cup 2022
Qualifying – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022
Finals (Venue TBC) – Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2022 

11U Girls County Cup Team 2022
Isabel, Yanziye, Milena, Isla, Zarina,

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11U Boys County Cup Team 2022
James, Tom, Zak, Nathan, Timothee

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Captain: Sarah Wray       Vice Captain: Chloe Taylor

Captain: Shane Theobald   Vice Captain: Toby Churchill

Qualifying – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2022
 

Result - Finished 2nd

Lost to Essex 4-2, Beat South Wales 6-0,

Beat Surrey 4-2, Beat Hampshire & IOW 5-1

Result - Finished 2nd

Beat Essex 4-2, Lost to Surrey 4-2,

Beat Hertfordshire 5-1, Beat Sussex 6-0

10U Girls County Cup Team 2022
Alaia, Amelia, Chloe, Daniella, Eloise, Emma, Iris, Niamh 

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10U Boys County Cup Team 2022
Darnay, Matyas, Tony, Luke, Eoin 
 

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Captain: Harry Bushnell        Vice Captain: Sasha Hill

Captain: Brett Spencer-Stephens        Vice Captain: Sam Smith 

Result - Finished 2nd

Beat Surrey 5-1, Beat Essex 5-1, Beat Hertfordshire 6-0, Beat Sussex 6-0

Qualifier Result - 1st 

Beat Surrey 5-1, Beat Essex 5-1, Beat Hertfordshire 6-0, Beat Sussex 6-0

 

Finals Result - National Champions

The boys dominated their regional group and qualified for the National Finals, they will now compete at the national finals in Bath 10-12th June.

 

The girls suffered another agonisingly close group, finishing in the runners up spot to Surrey after losing a shoot-out at 3-3. 

9U Girls County Cup Team 2022
Claudia, Eva, Kayla, Milla, Tilly

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Captain: Tom Samson        Vice Captain: Lucy Morice-Jones

Result - Finished 2nd
Beat Essex 4-2, Beat Sussex 5-1

Lost to Middlesex 6-0 

9U Boys County Cup Team 2022
Harrison, Henry, Jake, Lewis Matyas

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Captain: Tom Samson        Vice Captain: Lucy Morice-Jones

Qualifier Result - 1st 

Beat Middlesex 4-2, Beat Sussex 5-1,

Beat Essex 6-0

Finals Result - National Champions

Beat Berkshire 4-2, Beat Hertfordshire 4-2, Beat Avon 6-0, Beat Warwickshire 5-1

The weekend of the 20th March saw the start of the 9U county cup regional qualifying event at the NTC. The boys carried on from where they left off last year, by cruising through the event with comfortable wins over Middlesex, Essex and Sussex. They now once again qualify for the National Finals (South) and will be looking to retain the title won last year.

 

The girls put in a gallant display to finish runner up to a very strong Middlesex team, who will be clear favorites at the National Finals. They won a crunch match with Essex 4-2 in the opening round, which secured them the chance to finish 2nd. They followed this up with a loss to Middlesex and a win against Sussex.

8U Girls County Cup Team 2022
Elizaveta, Madeline, Mia, Zofia

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Captain: Greg McNally       Vice Captain: Lucy Morice-Jones

Result - 2nd place
Beat Surrey 5-1, Beat Sussex 6-0,

Lost to Middlesex 6-0

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8U Boys County Cup Team 2022
Daniel, Derek, Oliver, Jason

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Captain: Greg McNally         Vice Captain: Lucy Morice-Jones

Result - 2nd place
Beat Surrey 5-1, Beat Sussex 6-0,

Lost to Middlesex 4-2

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The 8Us is a new event that will run in October, however the LTA were keen to trial the event in March with any counties wishing to do so. Along with the other London and SE counties, we hosted such an event at BTC on Saturday 11th March.

 

Each county selected a team of 4 boys and 4 girls to play in separate events, that ran at the same time. Eight courts for 3hrs of continuous tennis, singles and doubles for these young children starting out on their tennis journey. The day was expertly run by Luke House and Jonathan Dawes, with all children having a great time playing alongside their friends.