Juniors & Intermediates

Changes by the LTA

From the 1 April 2020, a new competition age group system for players 18 and under will be implemented based on their year of birth, making it much simpler and easier to use and understand. 

The move will provide more flexibility than the current system, with players able to ‘play up’ earlier between red, orange and green ball tennis. An 11U age group is being introduced to aid the transition from Green Ball to Yellow Ball tennis and mitigate any relative age effect. It will also bring national domestic competitions in line with the system used at an international level and with the LTA’s Player Pathway, as well as matching the system already used for in seniors’ tennis to deliver a standardised approach across all age groups.

The change is one of a number of priority improvements to competitions being implemented by the LTA during 2019 and 2020 as part of our desire to make competitions more relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for all players. It follows an extensive review of the competitive landscape and review of our systems which highlighted that players, parents, coaches and officials want an age group system that is straightforward, easy to explain and simple to calculate, and this change delivers that.

The table below shows which age group players will compete in from April 1 to 31 December 2020:

Age Group

For players born in…

8U (Red ball)

2012 or later

9U (Orange ball)

2011 or 2012

10U (Green ball)

2010 or 2011

11U (Yellow ball)

2009 or 2010

12U (Yellow ball)

2008 - 2009

14U (Yellow ball)

2006 - 2009

16U (Yellow ball)

2004 - 2009

18U (Yellow ball)

2002 - 2009

A key advantage of the new competition age group system is that it will provide more flexibility. Red, orange and green ball will remain within certain age groups, although broader than before and without play up rules such as reaching a certain mini tennis rating. Players within the yellow ball age groups will also be able to compete in older age groups. Parents and players are advised to work with their coach to determine when a player should start to compete in the next age group above. It is still vitally important that young players compete in the appropriate age group, to: enable game based development that can be better achieved on a smaller court with lower compression balls, minimise the risk of injury and have a balanced competition programme. 

Benefits of the new competition age group system include:

  • It is easier to explain and simpler to calculate than the current age group system
  • It enables a meaningful performance player pathway by aligning to the same age group system
  • It offers greater flexibility at mini tennis.

 

Introduction of an 11U age group

An 11U age group will be introduced at all levels of competition. This will support players with making the transition from Green to Yellow ball. The 11U age group will compete using a yellow ball, however at some levels we may stipulate the use of a green ball.

Players will be able to play in the 11U age group when their tennis age is 10 or 11. In 2020, players born in 2009 or 2010 will be eligible to compete at 11U. Competitive opportunities will exist at all grades of competition in both a team and individual format.

Players competing in the 11U age group will earn 11U ranking points and the 11U ranking points table will be published in February 2020.



Summer Junior Supervision sessions for Club Members

Summer Junior Supervision sessions have finshed for the year.


ROAD TO WIMBLEDON 2019

Hugo Dighe and Robyn Went represented the Club at the County Finals in this competition. They both did extremely well. Hugo came 3rd and Robyn did one better coming 2nd.

Congratulations to both. We are very proud of you.


TEAM TENNIS 2019

Teams played in the Bucks Team Tennis League this summer. 

We came 1st in 4 leagues and 2nd also in 4 leagues. VERY GOOD.

Congratulations to all players.


The results were,

8U Mixed Div 2 
PointsPlayedRubbersSetsSets %GamesGames %
1Beaconsfield Tennis Club B Team6320-410-283.3%10-283.3%
2Farnham Common 8/U B4316-88-466.7%8-466.7%
3Chalfont St Peter Red A2310-145-741.7%5-741.7%
4Wraysbury Robins 8U032-221-118.3%1-118.3%


8U Mixed Div 2 
PointsPlayedRubbersSetsSets %GamesGames %
1Penn & Tylers Green LTC 8&U 'A'5318-69-375.0%9-375.0%
2Hazlemere Tennis Club4314-107-558.3%7-558.3%
3Halton Tennis Centre A2310-145-741.7%5-741.7%
4Beaconsfield Tennis Club A team136-183-925.0%3-925.0%


9U Mixed Division 1

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Chesham Bois Orange 1

8

4

68

-

12

70

-

16

81.4%

70

-

16

81.4%

2

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

6

4

56

-

24

61

-

28

68.5%

61

-

28

68.5%

3

Halton Tennis Centre B

4

4

38

-

40

45

-

44

50.6%

45

-

44

50.6%

4

Hambleden Tennis Club

2

4

30

-

50

33

-

57

36.7%

33

-

57

36.7%

5

Wraysbury Eagles 9U

0

4

6

-

72

8

-

72

10.0%

8

-

72

10.0%


9U Mixed Division 2

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Gx Bull lane 2

6

4

24

-

16

25

-

22

53.2%

25

-

22

53.2%

2

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

4

2

14

-

6

15

-

8

65.2%

15

-

8

65.2%

3

Long Crendon Orange Team

4

4

18

-

22

25

-

25

50.0%

25

-

25

50.0%

4

Milton Keynes U9 B

0

2

8

-

12

10

-

14

41.7%

10

-

14

41.7%

5

Penn & Tylers Green LTC 9&U 'A'

0

2

6

-

14

9

-

15

37.5%

9

-

15

37.5%


10U Mixed Division 1


Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

 

1

Gx Bull lane

10

5

58

-

2

59

-

3

95.2%

241

-

48

83.4%

2

Stony Stratford LTC

6

3

32

-

4

33

-

5

86.8%

142

-

43

76.8%

3

Milton Keynes U10 A

6

5

36

-

24

38

-

28

57.6%

169

-

141

54.5%

4

Halton Tennis Centre

6

6

32

-

40

37

-

42

46.8%

183

-

183

50.0%

5

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

2

4

18

-

30

20

-

31

39.2%

104

-

151

40.8%

6

Milton Keynes U10 B

2

4

8

-

40

8

-

41

16.3%

64

-

175

26.8%

7

Wraysbury Hawks 10U

0

5

8

-

52

9

-

54

14.3%

74

-

236

23.9%


10U Mixed Division 2



Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

 

1

Beaconsfield Tennis Club B

6

3

18

-

0

18

-

1

94.7%

71

-

13

84.5%

2

Farnham Common 10/U A

4

3

12

-

6

12

-

6

66.7%

50

-

29

63.3%

3

Long Crendon Green Team

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

0

0.0%

0

-

0

0.0%

4

Wraysbury Kingfishers

0

2

0

-

12

1

-

12

7.7%

9

-

47

16.1%

5

Wooburn Park 10U

0

2

0

-

12

0

-

12

0.0%

7

-

48

12.7%


12U Boys Division 1

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Chesham Bois 12U Boys 1

8

5

40

-

20

42

-

23

64.6%

286

-

198

59.1%

2

Halton Tennis Centre

6

5

36

-

24

40

-

27

59.7%

273

-

209

56.6%

3

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

6

5

30

-

30

32

-

34

48.5%

232

-

271

46.1%

4

Gx Bull lane 1

4

5

36

-

24

40

-

27

59.7%

282

-

215

56.7%

5

Aylesbury U12 Boys A

4

5

26

-

34

30

-

37

44.8%

247

-

249

49.8%

6

Wraysbury Finches 12U Boys

2

5

12

-

48

12

-

48

20.0%

110

-

288

27.6%



12U Boys Div 2

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Great Missenden 12&U Boys

8

5

22

-

8

22

-

12

64.7%

142

-

100

58.7%

2

Beaconsfield Tennis Club A

6

4

18

-

6

18

-

7

72.0%

122

-

71

63.2%

3

Long Crendon 12u 'A' Team

4

4

12

-

12

14

-

12

53.8%

95

-

80

54.3%

4

Farnham Common 12/U A

4

4

8

-

16

11

-

16

40.7%

96

-

110

46.6%

5

Richings Park Lawn Tennis club

2

4

10

-

14

10

-

14

41.7%

75

-

93

44.6%

6

Chesham Bois 12U Boys 2

0

3

2

-

16

2

-

16

11.1%

29

-

105

21.6%

12U Boys Division 2


Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

 

1

Wooburn Park 12U Boys B

6

4

20

-

4

20

-

7

74.1%

130

-

77

62.8%

2

Burnham TA A

6

4

18

-

6

20

-

7

74.1%

132

-

81

62.0%

3

Beaconsfield Tennis Club B

4

4

12

-

12

14

-

13

51.9%

110

-

102

51.9%

4

Penn & Tylers Green LTC 12&U 'A'

2

4

6

-

18

6

-

18

25.0%

73

-

122

37.4%

5

Chalfont St Peter 12/U A

2

4

4

-

20

5

-

20

20.0%

65

-

128

33.7%

 

12U Girls Division 2

 

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Stony Stratford LTC

4

2

12

-

0

12

-

0

100.0%

72

-

4

94.7%

2

Halton Tennis Centre

4

4

14

-

10

15

-

10

60.0%

107

-

77

58.2%

3

Gx Bull lane 1

2

1

4

-

2

4

-

3

57.1%

33

-

31

51.6%

4

Beaconsfield Tennis Club A

2

2

6

-

6

6

-

6

50.0%

39

-

36

52.0%

5

Chesham Bois 12U Girls 1

0

3

0

-

18

0

-

18

0.0%

5

-

108

4.4%


12U Girls Division 2


Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Wooburn Park12U Girls

6

4

18

-

6

18

-

7

72.0%

106

-

54

66.3%

2

Beaconsfield Tennis Club B

4

3

12

-

6

13

-

7

65.0%

89

-

57

61.0%

3

Wraysbury Starlings 12U Girls

4

3

10

-

8

10

-

8

55.6%

80

-

56

58.8%

4

Long Crendon 12u Girls Team

2

2

6

-

6

6

-

6

50.0%

36

-

37

49.3%

5

richings Park Lawn Tennis club

0

4

2

-

22

3

-

22

12.0%

31

-

138

18.3%


14U Boys Division 1

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

Gx Bull lane 1

8

4

44

-

4

46

-

7

86.8%

277

-

136

67.1%

Stony Stratford LTC

4

3

18

-

18

20

-

18

52.6%

157

-

133

54.1%

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

2

2

10

-

14

12

-

16

42.9%

99

-

104

48.8%

Halton Tennis Centre

2

4

22

-

26

24

-

29

45.3%

189

-

208

47.6%

Haddenham Boys U14

0

3

2

-

34

2

-

34

5.6%

71

-

212

25.1%


14U Girls Div 2

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

4

2

10

-

2

11

-

3

78.6%

57

-

32

64.0%

2

Penn & Tylers Green LTC 14&U 'A'

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

0

0.0%

0

-

0

0.0%

3

Chesham Bois 14U Girls

0

1

2

-

4

2

-

5

28.6%

13

-

22

37.1%

4

Long Crendon 14u Girls

0

1

0

-

6

1

-

6

14.3%

19

-

35

35.2%


16U Boys Div 2

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1.Beaconsfield Tennis Club

6

4

20

-

4

20

-

6

76.9%

130

-

86

60.2%

2.Great Missenden 16&U Boys

6

4

18

-

6

19

-

7

73.1%

123

-

63

66.1%

3.Penn & Tylers Green LTC 16&U 'A'

6

4

16

-

8

18

-

10

64.3%

122

-

81

60.1%

4.Wraysbury Eagles 16U Boys

2

4

4

-

20

5

-

21

19.2%

71

-

137

34.1%

5.Chalfont St. Giles U.16 boys

0

4

2

-

22

4

-

22

15.4%

60

-

139

30.2%

16U Girls Div 2

 

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Stoke Poges 16U Girls

2

1

4

-

2

5

-

3

62.5%

32

-

21

60.4%

2

Aylesbury U16 Girls A

2

2

6

-

6

7

-

7

50.0%

45

-

47

48.9%

3

GX Dukes Wood 16U Girls

2

2

6

-

6

6

-

7

46.2%

41

-

51

44.6%

4

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

0

1

2

-

4

3

-

4

42.9%

27

-

26

50.9%

18U Boys Div 1

Points

Played

Rubbers

Sets

Sets %

Games

Games %

1

Gx Bull lane 1

4

2

22

-

2

22

-

4

84.6%

135

-

41

76.7%

2

Halton Tennis Centre

2

2

12

-

12

12

-

12

50.0%

72

-

85

45.9%

3

Beaconsfield Tennis Club

0

2

2

-

22

4

-

22

15.4%

54

-

135

28.6%