WE'RE SO SORRY!
Unfortunately it is with great regret that we have to inform you that due to the current pandemic we have taken the painstaking decision to cancel our Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival for 2020
Such a tennis festival requires huge efforts from so many, and as much as we wanted to give the tennis community of Cranleigh and Surrey a ray of sunshine this summer – it has become more evident that to organise what is essentially a ‘pop up tennis festival’ with huge set up costs and lead times it is nigh impossible with the current restrictions and timelines available to us.
We hope that we’ll all meet again, one day very soon and do hope that you will all continue to play tennis wherever you can – whether that be touchtennis in the garden or the full game at your local club or park! And we do hope that we will be back on the cricket ground at Cranleigh next year from 1st – 6th August 2021.
With best wishes
Johnny Barr – Tournament Director
Alison Batista – Tournament Referee
& on behalf of all the team at www.cranleighgrasscourttennisfestival.co.uk
Cranleigh Grass Court Junior Tennis Festival Sun 2nd – Fri 7th Aug 2020 (Voted 2018 LTA Tournament of the year)
Set in the heart of Surrey as a pop up Summer junior tennis tournament on the cricket green in the heart of Cranleigh, our aim is to create a packed week of tennis tournament play and fun for 1 week every August for children from 8 – 18 years old.
Voted ‘Voted best Tournament in Surrey, South East of England & the whole of the UK & featuring best Surrey Referee Alison Battista’ by the LTA. Check out our Tournament Video here from last year.
Fantastic opportunity for children to experience tennis
Our idea is that The Cranleigh Grass Court Junior Tennis Festival should be a grade 4 junior tennis tournament held annually for 1 week every August in surrey and on grass where children 8 – 18 years of age not only just come for their match and go home, but instead they come to Cranleigh with their parents each day and play not only in the tournament but our daily coaching clinics and fun play. So even when you’re knocked out of the tournament side of things , you can still play on the grass courts with fellow competitors and enter our 2 hrs of daily coaching, touchtennis, cardio and other fun tennis activities. Voted ‘Best Tournament in Surrey, South East of England & whole of the UK in 2018 featuring the best Surrey Referee 2019 – Alison Battista’ by the LTA. Check out our Tournament Video here from last year.
A TRUE JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Experience tennis in a fun environmentThis is a true Junior Tennis Festival in every sense of the word. Enter today and be part of this ‘must be seen at’ grade 4 event of the Summer Junior Tennis Surrey Calendar.
Marcus Willis / Tennis star and Wimbledon Sensation
Anne Keothovang / GB Fed Cup Captain
Leon Smith / Head of GB Men’s Tennis and GB winning Davis Cup Coach
Ben Draper / Surrey & Top British Junior and Junior Wimbledon Player 2016
Chris Eaton / Ex GB Davis Cup player and Wimbledon Star 2008
Dan Lobb / Ex World ranked tennis player and TV presenter
Danny Sapsford / Ex World Ranked Player / GB Davis Cup Player
James Cluskey / Ex Irish Davis Cup Player and was ranked 145 in the world only 4 years ago
Johnny Barr / Tournament Director - Represented Scotland / GB / David Lloyd Raynes Park
Lewis Burton / Ex Junior Wimbledon Finalist / Pro player and part time model
Melanie South / EX GB Fed Cup Player and top 100 in the World
Michael Wilson / Headmaster of Cranleigh Prep School and Ex Davis Cup Coach to Kenyan National Team
Paul Hutchins / Ex World ranked player / Stalwart of GB Tennis and Former GB Davis Cup Coach
Ross Matheson / Ex Top Scotland & GB International / Wimbledon star from 1993-1998
Sean Thornley / Former Player and top 150 ranked doubles player in the world
Steve Batchelor / Olympic Gold Medallist and former tennis pro
Clare Wood / EX GB Fed Cup Player / GB #1
Katie Obrien / Ex GB #1 & ranked number 84 in the world
John Peers / Doubles player and currently ranked #9 in the world
Josh Goodall / ex Davis Cup player and GB #2
POP UP TENNIS
Grade 4 Junior Tennis Tournament
The event will effectively be a ‘pop up’ Surrey junior tennis tournament with a grade 4 rating on Cranleigh Cricket green in the heart of Cranleigh village in Surrey, surrounded by some of the most fabulous shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs.
For 82 years there was a tennis tournament in Cranleigh and our aim is similarly to make people return every year to Cranleigh and make it a ‘must attend’ Junior Summer Tennis Tournament in Surrey together with a vibrant tennis festival environment for all the family. Voted ‘Best Tournament in Surrey , South East of England and the UK in 2018’ by the LTA. Check out our Tournament Video here from last year.