BENENDEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2017

Juniors
Wednesday - Friday
19th - 21st July 2017

JUNIORS ENTRY ADULTS ENTRY
welcome

Welcome

Founded in the 1930s, the Benenden Tennis Tournament takes place annually in July in the grounds of Benenden School in Kent, by kind permission of the Headmistress.

Over the years, three generations of tennis players have enjoyed friendly, competitive tennis on the eleven all-weather courts in this beautiful setting.

The tournament has gone from strength to strength, raising thousands of pounds every year with all proceeds going directly to predominantly local charities. Benenden is a very sociable tournament and families come for the day, enjoying their picnics under the trees.

There is a wonderful atmosphere; home made cakes and hot and cold drinks are served in the tea tent and there are exclusive Benenden Tennis Tournament t-shirts, caps & bottles on sale, a racquet-stringing service and an exciting raffle, with prizes donated by local companies. All proceeds go to charity.

durtnell-logoOur main sponsor, R Durtnell & Sons Limited, is Britain’s oldest building company (established in 1591!), with an enviable reputation for quality work, fine craftsmanship and business integrity.

 

  • Dates for next year's junior tournament: 19th, 20th and 21st July 2017.

    Benenden Tennis about 115 days ago

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juniors

Junior Tournament 2017

Wednesday 19th July - Year 7 & below Girls and Boys Doubles
Thursday 20th July - Year 8 & above Girls and Boys Doubles
Friday 21st July - Junior Mixed Doubles - All Ages
Registration is at 8.45am. Play starts at 9am. We aim to finish at 5pm each day.

Junior Entry Form 2017

Applications for this year’s Juniors Tournament open on April 10th 2017.

JUNIOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

This is an informal, social and fun event for the children.
All matches for this year’s tournament will be played at Benenden School.

The tournament is run in a round-robin format with medals for all court winners and runners-up. Each court is made up of children who are in the same age group.

Volunteers

All courts are supervised by parents who kindly volunteer to help us. The tournament could not happen without the dedicated team of umpires, court supervisors and tea tent helpers who ensure that the juniors’ match days run as smoothly as possible. 

If you can help us either on the court or in the tea tent on the day your child is playing, please contact Georgina Stephenson at juniorbenendentennistournament@gmail.com.

Winners of 2016 Junior Tennis Tournament

Girls Trophy

Poppy Thorne and Emma Turner

Boys Trophy

 Henry Killick and Rufus Ross 

Mixed Doubles Trophy

Rosie Kelly and Jake Van der Gaag 

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adults

Adult Tournament 2017

Saturday & Sunday - July 22nd & 23rd
Play starts at 9.15am each day. Please be prompt.

Adult Entry Form 2017

Applications for this year’s Adult Tournament open on April 10th 2017.

 ADULT ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Events

Saturday 22nd – Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles – Divisions 1 & 2
Sunday 23rd – Mixed Doubles – Divisions 1 & 2

The adult tournament is played in two divisions. This allows for all standards of tennis player, giving enjoyment at all levels. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis before the closing date. On the tournament days, players will play in a first to arrive, first to play basis in order not to keep anyone waiting.

The tournament is run in round-robin format with prizes for all court winners. The winners and runners-up of all courts then go into a knockout tournament and there are prizes and trophies for all divisions.

The round-robin phase is usually completed by 4.00pm (weather permitting) and the knockout final is usually played at approximately 6.00pm.

Winners of 2016 Adult Tennis Tournament

Mens Division 1

James Langworthy and Tim Fitzpatrick 

Mens Division 2

 David Stephenson and Graham Nicholls

Ladies Doubles 1

 Charlotte Dahl and Gilly Turner 

Mixed Doubles

 Andy Heath and Jane Frankel 

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charities

Charities

Every penny from the tournament goes straight to charity. Over the years the tournament has raised many thousands of pounds for both national and local charities. In 2015, sixteen charities benefited from the tournament.

£1,000

Kent Kindness
Childhood First
Caldecott Foundation
Hospice in the Weald
Teenage Cancer Trust
Demelza House

£750

Teenage Bus 

£500

Riding For The Disabled – Staplehurst
Riding For The Disabled – Woodchurch
Women’s Refuge
Maidstone Mencap 

£300

St. George’s Church
St. Theodore’s Chapel
Congregational Church
Merry and Bright Maidstone 

£250

Benenden Scouts

supporters

Thank you to our supporters!

If you are interested in becoming a supporter or sponsor of the tournament, please contact Penny Cunningham at benendentennistournament@gmail.com.

Jackson Stops
Benenden School
Cinque Port Vets
Fridays
Harrington Foods

Jubilee Hire
Cox
Wolfgangsee
GoWestPhotography
Hopscotch Studios

directions

Directions

Getting Here

All matches for this year’s tournament will be played at Benenden School.

Benenden School is situated on the B2086 in the village of Benenden, between Cranbrook and Tenterden in Kent. The postcode is TN17 4AA.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Dogs (except guide dogs) are not permitted on the school grounds.
  • Unauthorised access into the school buildings is NOT permitted

Parking

Parents please be advised that there is a car park at Benenden School which children may choose to cross when walking to the lower courts.

Players’ parents will be using this car park all day so please be aware of reversing cars and ask children to be especially vigilant.

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committee

Committee & Contact Us

For anything relating to Juniors Tournament contact
juniorbenendentennistournament@gmail.com

For anything relating to Adult Tournament contact
benendentennistournament@gmail.com

Penny Cunningham

Penny Cunningham

Chairman & Adult Tournament

07879 498877

Eleanor Cochrane

Eleanor Cochrane

Adult Tournament
Georgina Stephenson

Georgina Stephenson

Junior Tournament

01233 758159
07790 909960

Sally Bennie

Sally Bennie

Junior Tournament
Nicola Timlin

Nicola Timlin

Treasurer
Anna McDonald

Anna McDonald

Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize please contact annamcd1@gmail.com

Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

Publicity
Tash Woods

Tash Woods

Catering
Susie Woods

Susie Woods

Catering
Jo Killick

Jo Killick

Merchandise
Ian Read

Ian Read

Benenden School Liaison
Penny Cunningham

Penny Cunningham

Chairman & Adult Tournament

07879 498877

Eleanor Cochrane

Eleanor Cochrane

Adult Tournament
Georgina Stephenson

Georgina Stephenson

Junior Tournament

01233 758159
07790 909960

Sally Bennie

Sally Bennie

Junior Tournament
Nicola Timlin

Nicola Timlin

Treasurer
Anna McDonald

Anna McDonald

Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize please contact annamcd1@gmail.com

Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

Publicity
Tash Woods

Tash Woods

Catering
Susie Woods

Susie Woods

Catering
Jo Killick

Jo Killick

Merchandise
Ian Read

Ian Read

Benenden School Liaison