BENENDEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2021

Adults
Saturday & Sunday
24th - 25th July 2021

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.

Dates for Junior Tournament: 22nd-23rd July 2021

Dates for Adults Tournament: 24th-25th July 2021

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juniors

Junior Tournament 2021

Thursday 22nd July – Junior Girls Doubles and Junior Boys Doubles – All Ages
Friday 23rd 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 2021

Applications for this year’s Junior Tournament open on April 1st 2021.

JUNIOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Events

Thursday 22nd July – Junior Girls Doubles and Junior Boys Doubles – All Ages
Friday 23rd July – Junior Mixed Doubles – All Ages

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 Becca Borowski at juniorbenendentennistou[email protected]

Winners of 2019 Junior Tennis Tournament

Girls Doubles Winners

Maddie McDonald and Alice Durtnell

Boys Doubles Winners

Will Liggett and Alexander Howells 

Mixed Doubles Winners

Milly Bruce-Smythe and Alexander Johnson 

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adults

Adult Tournament 2021

Saturday & Sunday - July 24th & 25th
Play starts at 9.15am each day. Please be prompt.

Adult Entry Form 2021

Applications for this year’s Adult Tournament open on April 1st 2021.

 ADULT ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Events

Saturday 24th July – Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles – Divisions 1 & 2
Sunday 25th July – 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. The winners and runners-up of all courts then go into a knockout tournament. 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 2020 Adult Tennis Tournament

Mens Division 1

David Newson and Peter Smithson

Mens Division 2

Jim Wixley and Stuart Haslam

Ladies Division 1

Sara Nudd and Liz Robinson

Ladies Division 2

Ginny Gregory and Clare Hooton

Mixed Division 1

Jane Frankel and Andy Heath

Mixed Division 2

Ollie Kent and Flora Macpherson 

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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.

 

supporters

Thank you to our supporters!

If you are interested in becoming a supporter or sponsor of the tournament, please contact Penny Cunningham at [email protected].

Benenden School
Fridays
Cox & Sons Construction Ltd
Wolfgangsee
Hopscotch Studios
Jubilee Hire
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
[email protected]

For anything relating to Adult Tournament contact
[email protected]

Penny Cunningham

Penny Cunningham

Chair and Adult Tournament Organiser

07879 498877

Charlotte Cunningham

Charlotte Cunningham

Adult Tournament Organiser
Eleanor Cochrane

Eleanor Cochrane

Adult Tournament Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize, please contact [email protected]

Georgina Stephenson

Georgina Stephenson

Junior Tournament Chair

07790 909960

Becca Borowski

Becca Borowski

Junior Tournament Organiser

07979 808765

Sarah Rees

Sarah Rees

Junior Tournament Organiser

07767 826137

Hayden Judd

Hayden Judd

Treasurer
Anna McDonald

Anna McDonald

Junior Tournament Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize, please contact [email protected]

Antonia Wood

Antonia Wood

Social Media and Junior Tournament Raffle
Dawn Johnson

Dawn Johnson

Publicity
Lettice Hagan

Lettice Hagan

Catering
Penny Cunningham

Penny Cunningham

Chair and Adult Tournament Organiser

07879 498877

Charlotte Cunningham

Charlotte Cunningham

Adult Tournament Organiser
Eleanor Cochrane

Eleanor Cochrane

Adult Tournament Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize, please contact [email protected]

Georgina Stephenson

Georgina Stephenson

Junior Tournament Chair

07790 909960

Becca Borowski

Becca Borowski

Junior Tournament Organiser

07979 808765

Sarah Rees

Sarah Rees

Junior Tournament Organiser

07767 826137

Hayden Judd

Hayden Judd

Treasurer
Anna McDonald

Anna McDonald

Junior Tournament Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize, please contact [email protected]

Antonia Wood

Antonia Wood

Social Media and Junior Tournament Raffle
Dawn Johnson

Dawn Johnson

Publicity
Lettice Hagan

Lettice Hagan

Catering