COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Kent County Championships, always held in the last week of August, are the highlight of the Kent Tennis calendar with over 400 players taking part each year. The emphasis is to celebrate tennis in Kent by bring together players from every part of the county and catering for all ages and abilities. Kent Tennis collaborates with Bromley Tennis Centre as well a number of dedicated volunteers to create a great atmosphere for players and spectators alike.

Chris Mann (Lead Referee), Jason Baker (Referee)

Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th August 2021
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The 2021 Tournament Committee

Harri Izzard (Kent Tennis), Sarah Langford (BTC),
Graham Silvester (Tournament Director), Chris Mann (Lead Referee), Jason Baker (Referee)

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Local Qualifying Events

Why Qualifying?

Qualifying allows the county championship to be opened up to everyone in Kent enabling us to ensure the competition is appropriate and enjoyable for all.  

 

New look Qualifying

Kent Tennis want to make the County Championships a true festival of tennis ensuring it is appropriate and enjoyable for all that participate aiming to attract local players who typically wouldn’t enter the county championships. Due to the size of the county, with its significant player base, we have created a new look County Championships which includes qualifying events across the county. 

 

Qualifying events will be run as a Grade 3 Qualifying Event and will receive qualifying ranking points. Those that win their qualifying draw would qualify through to the County Championships Main Draw starting on Monday 23rd August. The number of linked spaces will be dependent on the number of entries received.

Do I enter Qualifying or Main Draw?

The criteria for entry is based on the following descriptors, allowing player to choose which they enter.

 

Qualifying:       Aimed at players who are new to competition, traditionally play in matchplay or grade 5 events.

Main Draw:      Aimed at players who compete regularly, traditionally playing in Grade 4 events and above.

 

Learning Disability Event (LD)

We are very excited to provide details of the newly added Learning Disability Event as part of the Kent County Championships.

 

Events

Singles and Doubles

(Players enter singles only and doubles pairs will be formed by the referee)

 

Categories

Players will be placed in groups according to the players’ ability

Orange, Green and Yellow balls will be used according to the players’ ability