BUCS Tennis Season
There are many opportunities to get involved with BUCS tennis with 90 institutions competing, 1918 scheduled fixtures and 363 teams all competing on a Wednesday.
The BUCS league and knockout competitions run from October to March and teams play matches every Wednesday across the season. There is a level for everyone with 25 womens leagues and 35 mens leagues.
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.
Leagues and Knockouts 2023-24
All fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season can be accessed on BUCS Play. Please follow the link on this page to register for the system and navigate to the appropriate community.
For the 2023-24 season teams will be able to enter a FAST4 team. This will be an opt in process. There will be no LTA FAST4 development league this year.
FAST4 Tennis provides a simple, exciting way of speeding up a conventional tennis match. The fundamentals of tennis remain the same, but there are four rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive, exciting and can be completed in a reasonable period of time meaning your court booking time and cost will be reduced
- First to 4 games win
- Tiebreaker at 3 games all
- Match tiebreak at 1 set all
- No ad scoring
University Internal Competitions
In the 2023-24 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.
To view last season’s fixtures and results, please register for BUCS Play and select the 22-23 season on the homepage.
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, please contact Sophie Kitson.