Competitive Play

 

The Club organises a number of competitive tournaments throughout the summer and social tournaments throughout the year:

 

  • Club Tennis Championships

 

Club Tennis Championships run for 1 week in mid July starting on the weekend of the Wimbledon Finals. Categories include Ladies’ and Men’s Singles, Ladies’ and Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The Mixed Event is held on the Sunday morning of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final (Sunday 15th July) in a round robin format followed by a BBQ. Players and members can then watch the Wimbledon Final on the big screen.  For all other events, consolations draws are run so allowing first round losers to continue playing in a Plate Event. Junior members can play by invitation.

 

For 2018 the Club Tennis Championships will commence on Saturday 14th July and finals day will be on Saturday 21st July.

 

  • Junior Tennis Championships

 

Junior Tennis Championships dates have yet to be decided for 2018.

 

  • Hardcourt Singles Championships

 

Hardcourt Singles Championships which usually run in May for 2 weeks.

 

  • Road to Wimbledon Qualification Tournament

 

A Qualification Tournament for the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ event takes place annually in May. This is a knockout singles tournament for all boys and girls aged 8-14 years old. Winners progress to the Yorkshire Qualification tournament and then onto Wimbledon!

 

  • Social Tournaments

 

Social tournaments usually run on a Sunday afternoon around the times of the Grand Slam tournaments and at other times throughout the year. These are actively promoted on Tennis and Social notice boards and by staff and committee members. During the summer the social aspects are further enhanced by including BBQs or buffets to enjoy with other members after the tennis.

 

  • Mini Tennis Matchplay

 

Alex Thornton is running a number of Mini Matchplay tournaments at Chapel A on the following dates.  To enter go on to the LTA website and input the relevant tournament code  https://www.lta.org.uk/competitions/

 

  • Mini Red Matchplay. Saturday 20th January. 1.30-3pm. LTA code YOR17W6395
  • Mini Orange Matchplay.  Saturday 3rd February.  1.30-4pm. LTA code YOR17W6396
  • Mini Red Matchplay. Saturday 17th March. 1.30-3pm.  LTA code YOR17W6397
  • Mini Orange Matchplay.  Saturday 28th April.  1.30-4pm.  Unable to enter at present

 

  • External Tournaments

 

A number of tournaments are run by Joe Jeynes, of Tennis Tournaments Leeds.  He organises tournaments all year round, both indoors and outdoors, at a number of tennis clubs in Leeds and West Yorkshire.  All the tournaments, schedules and formats can be found on the website http://tennistournamentsleeds.co.uk/index.php/tournament-schedule/

 

A number of these tournaments are being run at Chapel A on the following dates.  To enter go on to the LTA website and input the relevant tournament code  https://www.lta.org.uk/competitions/

 

  • Friday 29th December. Men’s Singles, Boys’ Singles 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, Girls’ Singles 12U. LTA code YOR17W6065
  • Sunday 21st January. Men’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Boys’ Singles 14U.  LTA code YOR17W6219
  • Saturday 17th March. Men’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Boys’ Singles 12U, 14U, Girls’ Singles 12U, 14U. LTA code YOR17W6224

 

In 2018 we are also hoping to host an LTA Grade 4 Tournament at Easter and an LTA Grade 3 Tournament during the summer holidays.  Dates will be posted on the website as soon as they are confirmed.  These tournaments will be organised and refereed by Alex Thornton.

 

 

Chapel A Leagues

 

Chapel A is well represented in various tennis leagues from the National Club League, Yorkshire League and the local tennis leagues comprising Leeds League (Men’s, Ladies and Mixed) and Barkston Ash (Mixed). Information about each of the leagues and Chapel A’s performance can be found on the relevant websites.

Click here for Leeds Tennis League and here for the Barkston Ash League table

Team practices which comprise an hour of coaching followed by doubles play take place on Mondays from 6.30pm for Ladies and on Wednesdays from 6.30pm for Men (runs from Easter to Sept).