What is Team Challenge?
Get ready for some fun, competitive team tennis right at your local venue - this is the LTA Youth Team Challenge.
As part of the LTA Youth programme, Team Challenge is specially designed to get more junior players playing and competing with their friends.
Think short matches, small teams, quick ﬁre. We cater for any number, so the more the merrier; mates, school friends or kids from the local club.
Yes, it’s competitive but everyone’s a winner – medals for the champions and certiﬁcates for the challengers.
There are two formats:
- ‘Match Weeks’ are run weekly, usually halfway through a term, and are a great way to play some competitive, fun matches in small teams.
- ’Festivals’ are bigger events that can take place at any time, but often on the weekends or during school holidays. These often involve the whole club and can even be themed around events, like Halloween.
In short, playing with mates is much more enjoyable. And kids agree.
26,000 players took part in 2019 because...
- There’s less pressure when playing with friends and it’s a good chance to make new pals!
- It doesn’t matter what level you are, everyone goes home with something and it doesn’t affect ratings or rankings .
Parents are big fans of Team Challenge too. Match Week takes place during coaching sessions, which makes the ﬁrst step to competition easy. Festivals only last 2-3 hours, so you can relax knowing your kids are playing with friends and experienced coaches in a safe environment. Double win.
Contact the person at your club who organises Team Challenge – that could be your child’s coach or a club volunteer.
Some events are also listed here on the Team Challenge ClubSpark Page (but please check with your club ﬁrst as not all events are listed).
If you would like to organise a Team Challenge event you can find information on the sign up dates, resources and how to enter results on our bespoke organiser page.