BENENDEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2018

Juniors
Wednesday - Friday
18th - 20th July 2018

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: 18th-20th July 2018

Dates for Adults Tournament: 21st-22nd July 2018

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juniors

Junior Tournament 2018

Wednesday 18th July - Year 7 & below Girls and Boys Doubles
Thursday 19th July - Year 8 & above Girls and Boys Doubles
Friday 20th 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 2018

Applications for this year’s Juniors Tournament open on April 9th 2018.

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 Becca Borowski at [email protected].

Winners of 2017 Junior Tennis Tournament

Girls Trophy

Phoebe Bennie and Emily Beaugie

Boys Trophy

 Oliver Mitchell and Salus Germaine-Shaw 

Mixed Doubles Trophy

Abi Angell and Victor Thorne 

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adults

Adult Tournament 2018

Saturday & Sunday - July 21st & 22nd
Play starts at 9.15am each day. Please be prompt.

Adult Entry Form 2018

Applications for this year’s Adult Tournament open on April 9th 2018.

 ADULT ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Events

Saturday 21st – Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles – Divisions 1 & 2
Sunday 22nd – 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 2017 Adult Tennis Tournament

Mens Division 1

Zane Cheeseman and Kevin Turner 

Mens Division 2

 Andy Chapman and Will Paget

Ladies Division 1

 Elaine Povey and Irina Newman 

Ladies Division 2

 Karen Gipps and Sian Astley

Mixed Division 1

 Zane Cheeseman and Elena Holland 

Mixed Division 2

 Dan Waghorne and Gemma Hutchinson 

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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 2017, sixteen charities benefited from the tournament.

£800

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

£650-£500

Maidstone Winter Churches
Maidstone Mencap

£300

Merry and Bright 

£250

Riding For The Disabled – Staplehurst
Riding For The Disabled – Woodchurch
St. Theodore’s Chapel
Congregational Church
St. George’s Church
Choices
Look Ahead Care and Support

supporters

Thank you to our supporters!

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

Jackson Stops
Benenden School
Cinque Port Vets
Fridays
Harrington Foods
Cox & Sons Construction Ltd
Jubilee Hire
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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Benenden School

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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

07879 498877

Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman

Adult Tournament Organiser

07816 069994

Eleanor Cochrane

Eleanor Cochrane

Adult Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize, please contact Eleanor at [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

Junior Tournament Raffle
Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

Publicity
Susie Woods

Susie Woods

Catering
Ian Read

Ian Read

Benenden School Liaison
Penny Cunningham

Penny Cunningham

Chair

07879 498877

Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman

Adult Tournament Organiser

07816 069994

Eleanor Cochrane

Eleanor Cochrane

Adult Raffle

If you would like to offer a raffle prize, please contact Eleanor at [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

Junior Tournament Raffle
Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

Publicity
Susie Woods

Susie Woods

Catering
Ian Read

Ian Read

Benenden School Liaison