LTA to stage ‘Battle of the Brits Team Tennis’

Event will feature Britain’s best women’s and men’s players over a week in an innovative format

Last Updated: 09/07/20 5:12pm

Jamie Murray and the LTA are partnering together to stage the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis

Jamie Murray and the LTA are partnering together to stage the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis

Jamie Murray and the LTA are partnering together to stage the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis

Jamie Murray and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) are partnering together to stage the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis, which will feature Britain’s best male and female tennis players.

The format will feature two teams selected by team captains to contest eight matches (singles, doubles and mixed) across two courts every day.

Each team will be comprised of six women and six men, with the overall winning team crowned at the end of the week based on an increasing points system.

We will continue to raise funds for charity during the week of competition.

Jamie Murray

Tournament director Jamie Murray, said: “It is hugely exciting to be bringing Battle of the Brits Team Tennis to the British fans at the end of July.

“Battle of the Brits Team Tennis will be showcasing the best of British tennis in a unique team competition. We will continue to raise funds for charity during the week of competition.”

We want to do all we can to support elite players during this period and keep tennis in the public eye over the summer.

LTA chief Scott Lloyd

LTA chief Scott Lloyd, said: “Innovation is a key part of the LTA’s five-year plan to grow tennis in this country and we are delighted to partner with Jamie on this exciting new team event, showcasing Britain’s best men’s and women’s players in a unique format.

“Over recent weeks, the LTA has been actively engaged with UK Sport and the government in developing guidelines for behind-closed-doors events and we are pleased to be a partner and host of another tournament at the National Tennis Centre. We want to do all we can to support elite players during this period and keep tennis in the public eye over the summer.”

The full calendar of behind closed doors events at the NTC includes:

July 2-5 LTA British Tour week 1
July 9-12 LTA British Tour week 2
July 14-18 Progress Tour Women’s Championships
July 16-19 LTA British Tour week 3
July 23-26 LTA British Tour week 4
W/C 27 July Battle of the Brits Team Event

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