Long Buckby Lawn Tennis Tournament
4th & 5th July 2020
Long Buckby Tennis Tournament 2020
Dear friends of Long Buckby Tennis Tournament,
It will come as no surprise to you that, Long Buckby Tennis Tournament Committee have decided not to hold this year’s tournament, due to Covid-19. This would have been the 113th tournament.
We have left making this decision until now as we hoped there might have been some opportunity to hold the tournament. Early July is not far away, and lockdown is unlikely to be very different by then, making the ability to hold the event very uncertain.
The tournament has a long history and cancellations are rare, with WW2 and the torrentially wet year of 2012 being the only times we have had to make such decisions.
We thank you for supporting the tournament in the past and would like you to help make next year’s event extra special, so please put July 3rd and 4th 2021 in your diary and invite friends and family along too.
We look forward to welcoming you next summer.
Chairman to Long Buckby Tennis Tournament Committee
If you have not played before then here is a quick bit of background. It is played on the Long Buckby Sportsfield, we erect 14 grass courts on the cricket outfield.
On Saturday 4th July we have the Mens doubles, Ladies doubles and Veteran Mens doubles. On Sunday the tournament reaches fever pitch as we host Junior singles, Junior doubles, mixed doubles, and veteran mixed doubles. We are hosting the annual event for the 113th time, so we must be doing something right.
We play in sections in the morning and play a round robin competition, this is a social and family friendly tennis and suitable for all standards, it attracts lots of local players from clubs too, with the winners going through to the knock-out tournament where the standard hots up further. The mini singles (under 11yrs on the day of the tournament) is often where the youngsters have their first taste of tennis competition). The junior section is a mixed or single sex doubles event and attracts lots of youngsters.
It is always a fantastic weekend of tennis, often in the sunshine and family friendly event. So why not enter and have something to look forward to (you can sample some Pimms while you watch the competition progress.
Need to keep the kids entertained?
Bouncy castle and mini tennis available for free on Sunday
The Main Events
The Long Buckby Tennis Tournament has been running since 1907. It is therefore one of the oldest grass tennis tournaments in the country. The courts are erected by a team of volunteers for one weekend only