2021-22 Season Update
Singles Individual Championships
The BUCS Tennis Individual Championships is the single biggest individual-based tennis competition in British university tennis. The competition is comprised of 5 regional singles qualifying events followed by national finals for singles, doubles and wheelchair events.
Full details including entry information will be available shortly.
Western Qualifier: Coombe Dingle, 5-6 March 2022
Scotland Qualifier: St Andrews University, 19-20 March 2022
South Eastern Qualifier: BUCKS, 19-20 March 2022
Northern Qualifier: Leeds Beckett University, 19-20 February 2022
Midlands Qualifier: Nottingham Trent University, 26-27 March 2022
Doubles Championships: TBC
Wheelchair Tennis Championships: Loughborough University, 1-3 April 2022
Main Draw Finals: Loughborough University, 1- 3 April 2022
Holding the event will be dependant on Government, University, Venue & Lawn Tennis Association advice and guidance in relation to COVID-19. Specifically, guidance relating to the holding of indoor tennis competition involving multiple participants. Currently, the guidance allows us to plan the event with the intention of it being permitted to go ahead. Once the event is confirmed, the guidelines will dictate if indeed the event can go ahead closer to the time, and if so, the form it may take in terms of formats, maximum draw sizes and schedules.
Leagues and Knockouts 2021-22
Team entries for many of our programmes opened on 5 May, with the timelines for these below:
Wednesday 5 May: Team Entries open on BUCS Play
Wednesday 11 June: Team Entries close on BUCS Play
Friday 25 June: Provisional Leagues & Appendix 2a published for feedback
Friday 16 July: Provisional Leagues & Appendix 2a feedback window closes
Wednesday 28 July: Updated Provisional Leagues & Appendix 2a published
Friday 13 August: Finalised leagues, knockouts and fixtures live on BUCS Play
University Internal Competitions
In the 2021-22 season (particularly in Term 1), BUCS and the LTA encourage more than ever, University programmes work hard to run their own internal competitions. These should aim to cater for all players in the tennis club, from beginner/social to advanced performance players. The aim is to offer that as much as possible our University players have the opportunity to enjoy competitive tennis. These competitions can be an excellent way to bring all players and the club together. More resources on running internal competitions will be shared with University Tennis Ambassadors and Programmes at the start of term.
Fast4 Development League
The Fast4 Dev. League is scheduled to commence in Term 2, alongside the BUCS Competitive League Calendar from late Jan to end March. Entries for this league will close on 3rd October 2022. You can enter online here
Given decisions regarding involvement in the events and leagues mentioned above are complex and vary from institution to institution, we recommend you contact your institution or tennis programme first to get the most up-to-date information on your institutions situation.
For other information on any of the above regarding BUCS Tennis or the 2021-22 season, please contact [email protected]
BUCS Tennis Season (pre COVID-19 for information)
The BUCS league and knockout competitions run from October to March and sees teams play matches every Wednesday across the season.
The pinnacle of BUCS Tennis is the Men's and Women's National Leagues, who play team matches on regular Wednesdays as well as at two showcase Super Weekends.
Student-athletes can compete internationally, through the GB Students team at the World University Games. Students can qualify through their BUCS league to participate in the European University Student Association (EUSA) Championships. There is also the annual Master'U BNP Paribas event.
For London-based students, the London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) also offers more flexible and social league and knockout competitions for men’s and women’s teams.