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Teams compete in a league programme throughout the season. Each team’s position in the league pyramid determines whether they qualify for the Championship, Trophy or Conference knockout competitions culminating in the Team Championship Finals.

At the top of the pyramid are the Men's and Women's National Leagues featuring the top six 1st teams in the country. Fixtures for the National League are split across regular Wednesday afternoon fixtures and centrally hosted Super Weekends. Below the National Leagues are the North A and South A leagues, each containing a further six teams and then below these are regionalised Conferences; Scottish, Northern, Midlands, South Eastern, Western, from Tier 1 down.

The Individual Championships are a separate competition to the Team Championships. In the second term, a series of regional qualifiers take place before the finals which are held over four days.

A Mixed Tennis competition is offered as part of the LUSL programme.

The Tennis Sport Advisory Group provides technical and sports specific advice for the BUCS Office to help deliver the programme. To view the membership of the group please click here.

Tennis is part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Championships and European University Competitions. The World University Championships are for national representative teams (GB & NI) and are held every two years in various countries across the world.

EUSA (European Universities Sports Association) events are ’tournament winners’ tournaments for Universities and allow the top Universities in the BUCS Competitions to compete against the best Universities in Europe. EUSA events take place each year, and alternate annually between the EUSA Games (a single multi-sport event) and the EUSA Championships (a series of single-sport events). For more details on competing at these events please click on the relevant links on the sub menu.

The BUCS Development team works in partnership with The Home Nation Sport Councils and with key Tennis partners and stakeholders in the HE sector. The aim is to provide students and members with development support and access to coaching, workforce and volunteering opportunities, participation programmes, NGB interventions and offers, disability sport initiatives plus funding and bursary opportunities. Information on current interventions and opportunities can be found under the 'Get Involved' tab to the left hand side of this page.

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