There are a range of competition opportunities available for students of all standards to participate in whilst at university. Ranging from local recreational team competitions, to national events such as BUCS Individuals, there are opportunities available to everyone.
BUCS Leagues and Individual Championships
The Tennis Foundation work closely with BUCS to support the BUCS Tennis Leagues – a team competition for universities.
In the current 2017-18 campaign, almost 350 teams from over 100 universities have entered, providing a high level of competition for all players involved.
The BUCS leagues allow the top players at each university to compete in fixtures every Wednesday during a season that runs between October – March. Teams compete in regional conferences against universities of a similar standard all aiming to gain promotion through the leagues to the summit of the BUCS Tennis league structure – the National League. This is the highest level of university team tennis competition, where the top 6 university 1st teams compete across regular Wednesday afternoon fixtures as well as two centrally hosted Super Weekends during a league season.
To ensure that matches can count towards LTA ratings and rankings, BUCS team captains are responsible for submitting their results to us by midday Friday after each fixture and ensuring that all players in their team have a British Tennis Membership – free for all students – before their first BUCS match. Students can apply for their free British Tennis Membership via the online form here. Please click for the BUCS Captains Guide or watch the online tutorial video here containing details about how to submit results after a BUCS fixture.
To view upcoming BUCS fixtures and BUCS results, please click here.
The BUCS Individual Championships provides students with the opportunity to represent their university in a national individual competition. The event is formed of 5 regional singles qualifying events that take place across the UK followed by a national finals for both singles and doubles competitions. Click here for details on the BUCS Individuals Championships including key information for this year’s competition and results from previous years’ championships.
University Team Challenge
This year, we are introducing a new competition for students who have narrowly missed out on the BUCS teams but would still like to compete against local universities. Our new recreational team competition will see each university team consisting of two men and two women compete against teams from other local universities in an informal and social environment.