BENENDEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2016

Juniors
Wednesday to Friday
20th - 22nd July 2016

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.

 

  • Looking forward to seeing year 7 & below tomorrow...with your rackets, hats & sun cream! X

    Benenden Tennis about 5 days ago

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juniors

Junior Tournament 2016

Wednesday 20th July - Year 7 & below Girls and Boys Doubles
Thursday 21st July - Year 8 & above Girls and Boys Doubles
Friday 22nd 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 2016

Applications for this year’s Juniors Tournament open on April 8th 2016.

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 2015 Junior Tennis Tournament

Girls Trophy

Araminta Knight & Sarah Mercer 

Boys Trophy

 Ben Butler Felton & Guy Butler Felton 

Mixed Doubles Trophy

Amelia Allen & Louis Duvoisin 

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adults

Adult Tournament 2016

Saturday & Sunday - July 23rd & 24th
Play starts at 9.15am each day. Please be prompt.

Adult Entry Form 2016

Applications for this year’s Adult Tournament open on April 8th 2016.

 ADULT ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Events

Saturday 23rd – Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles – Divisions 1 & 2
Sunday 24th – 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 2015 Adult Tennis Tournament

Mens Division 1

Duncan Smith and Greg McDonald

Mens Division 2

 Paul and George Harvey 

Ladies Doubles 1

 Suzanne Tully and Lou Jon 

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

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

£400

Hawkhurst Cottage Hospital 

£300

Merry and Bright Maidstone
Mencap Charities Trust Ltd 

£250

Royal British Legion
St George’s Church
St Theodore’s Chapel
Congregational Church Iden Green

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 Ltd
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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Benenden School

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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

07879498877

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

07879498877

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