The HSBC Road To Wimbledon 14 & Under National Challenge, now in its tenth year, officially gets underway for the 2011 edition of the largest junior lawn tennis event in the UK.
The entry forms for schools and clubs who wish to host an event are now available for tournament organisers to download and complete, the organiser packs are ready to be sent out in February. Juniors eligible to play in the 2011 Road To Wimbledon Championships should get in touch with their local LTA County Tournament Organiser to find out when & where to play a Stage One club/school event. Visit www.lta.org.uk/In-Your-Area.
Once again, after The Championships, Wimbledon will re-open its cast iron gates inviting the best of Britain’s 14 & under school children who make it through their local Stage One competition, and qualify via the County Finals, to play at the home of the worlds premier tennis tournament.
It takes three stages of competitive tennis to determine who will be the next HSBC Road To Wimbledon Champion and it starts crucially at the local singles events at schools and tennis clubs across the country.
To help make this year bigger, and better, than before you are invited to organise a Stage 1 competition at your school, park, or club which must be completed before 31st May 2011.
If you are thinking of hosting a tournament for the first time it is an incredibly straight forward process, you will find all of the information you need to bring Wimbledon directly to your talented junior players here
“2011 will be our 10th anniversary and we are keen for as many clubs and schools as possible to enter the event to give more juniors an opportunity of getting competition experience and a chance to qualify to play at Wimbledon in the National Finals. Our online entry form for clubs and schools to enter is now available with a deadline for organisers who wish to hold an event of 31st January 2011.” -Tournament Director, Paul Hutchins
The 2010 champions Freya Christie of Nottinghamshire, and Christopher Morrow of Gloucestershire, enjoyed a fantastic week at the home of The Championships receiving the VIP Wimbledon experience along with all the other boy’s and girl’s that made it to the National Finals. The highlights of a magnificent week are captured in our match reports, daily blogs, player interviews, high quality videos and daily galleries.
As always the tournament is supported by its Ambassador, Tim Henman, who will again be making a special appearance at the finals to present the winners and finalists with their trophies.
Download our Organisers Entry Form 2011 (PDF)