Cranleigh Grass Court Grade 4 Junior Tennis Festival 4 - 9 August 2019

Supporters

WHAT THEY SAY

Supporters

Set in the heart of Surrey as a pop up tennis event on the cricket green in the village of Cranleigh, our aim is to create one packed week each year in the month of August of tennis tournament play and fun for children of all ages from 8 – 18 years old.

I’m delighted to support the Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival, it’s because of events like this that I started playing in the first place. Best wishes to JB and all involved.
Marcus Willis
Marcus Willis / Tennis star and Wimbledon Sensation
Get yourself to Cranleigh for the tennis festival where lots of fun and games awaits
Anne Keothovang
Anne Keothovang / GB Fed Cup Captain
The Cranleigh grass court tennis festival is a fantastic opportunity for families to experience tennis in a fun environment. With all the success that is happening across British Tennis in the last few years, now is a great time to pick up a racket and get involved. Great idea JB.
Leon Smith
Leon Smith / Head of GB Men’s Tennis and GB winning Davis Cup Coach
This event is a great opportunity for people to have fun whilst playing tennis! I support the Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival.
Ben Draper
Ben Draper / Surrey & Top British Junior and Junior Wimbledon Player 2016
The Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival is exactly the kind of event that the UK needs to inspire the next generation of tennis players’. Tennis should be fun and in such a wonderful setting as Cranleigh cricket green playing tennis on the grass you are all truly privileged. I might even make a comeback, how about a Wild Card JB?
Chris Eaton
Chris Eaton / Ex GB Davis Cup player and Wimbledon Star 2008
Tennis has been a big part of my life for well over 30 years. It's helped me gain invaluable life skills, given me some incredible experiences and introduced me to some amazing people, many of whom are lifelong friends. But above all else, it's been the source of so much fun and created so many happy memories...and that's what the Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival is all about! It embodies all that's good about sport and is run by someone who understands the value of tennis and community more than most. Come and join us...I’ll be there.
Dan Lobb
Dan Lobb / Ex World ranked tennis player and TV presenter
As a child, I spent many enjoyable summers playing tournaments throughout Surrey. I gained valuable competitive experience, but more importantly formed friendships that last to this day. I welcome the return of the Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival, and look forward to contributing to the fun that is planned for everyone of all ages and abilities.
Danny Sapsford
Danny Sapsford / Ex World Ranked Player / GB Davis Cup Player
The Cranleigh Tennis Festival is an amazing idea and anything that gets people out playing the best sport in the world, is great with me. Tennis is a sport for life and teaches so many life lessons and opens doors to meet some great people. Who knows maybe the next big star of tennis will be introduced to the sport on the day.
James Cluskey
James Cluskey / Ex Irish Davis Cup Player and was ranked 145 in the world only 4 years ago
I’m delighted and proud to say The Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival is my baby, and our aim is to create a pop up grass court tournament for all ages of children in a festival environment. We want as many children playing and for as long as possible and in the most gorgeous village setting of Cranleigh we are sure all the family will love it.
Johnny Barr
Johnny Barr / Tournament Director - Represented Scotland / GB / David Lloyd Raynes Park
There is no better tennis surface in the world than grass, it is tennis events like this that got me playing. Good luck to JB and all The Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival.
Lewis Burton
Lewis Burton / Ex Junior Wimbledon Finalist / Pro player and part time model
This will be a fun and fantastic event for those who love the game and those new to tennis who want to give it a go. Cardio tennis is excellent fun and any level player beginner to experience can join in together. I have taken part myself in a few sessions since I stopped playing professionally. Looking forward to seeing lots of girls playing at Cranleigh.
Melanie South
Melanie South / EX GB Fed Cup Player and top 100 in the World
I have fond memories of the Cranleigh Grass Court tournament both as a junior flying over from Kenya to play the UK summer circuit and as an adult when I started teaching at Cranleigh School, winning the mixed doubles several times and men’s doubles once with the school captain of tennis. Great fun and a real sense of community.
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson / Headmaster of Cranleigh Prep School and Ex Davis Cup Coach to Kenyan National Team
Hi all great idea the grass court tennis festival at Cranleigh and I wish it every success. Fun, social, meeting friends and feeling comfortable with the tennis environment are all key subjects for kids to enjoy themselves. Some may go onto wanting to improve, play tournaments and get a ranking while others may just want to play socially. Both are good. When all of our 4 Romy, Blake, Ross and Lauren were growing up they all ‘mucked in together’ fed off each others improvement, and enjoyed the competitive side. No great dramas and ups and downs keeping a level perspective if win or lose and no ‘blame game’ sessions I feel are important and then to judge if when young how keen the kids are at pursuing tennis to what level i.e. club, county, regional, national or International. All 4 played a ton of tennis when young and had a great experience all the way through with lasting memories and especially in Ross’s case a lifetime career in the game Internationally, and now business career in the game. Enjoy the experience at Cranleigh.
Paul Hutchins
Paul Hutchins / Ex World ranked player / Stalwart of GB Tennis and Former GB Davis Cup Coach
I have tremendous memories of a fun packed Cranleigh tennis week in the early 80’s in which we all enjoyed so many amazing tennis events. I played and won a family event with my Mum when I was 10 years old and in all my time as a professional player it was one of my fondest memories. I picked my partner well as my Mum made the third round of Wimbledon twice and was a Wightman Cup player with Virginia Wade! I can remember a great sense of family, fun and the love of the game. If the parent and child event does take place I would love to come and attend.
Ross Matheson
Ross Matheson / Ex Top Scotland & GB International / Wimbledon star from 1993-1998
There is nothing better than getting outdoors and playing tennis on a grass court in the prime of the British summer. The tennis festival at Cranleigh will undoubtedly be huge amounts of fun, improve your game and a great social event that is not to be missed.
Sean Thornley
Sean Thornley / Former Player and top 150 ranked doubles player in the world
I have very fond memories of the Cranleigh Tennis Tournament held on the Cranleigh Cricket Club Ground with several big named professional players attending and with The Wimbledon referee of the time , Mike Gibson, also running the local tournament. Looking back it makes me smile to remember those matches I played on some rather dodgy grass courts where the cricket out field would have been. Having said that this was one of my favourite tournaments of the year and have many fond memories (although I never won !! Final not bad though) I am so pleased it is being resurrected.
Steve Batchelor
Steve Batchelor / Olympic Gold Medallist and former tennis pro
Tennis is a sport for life, once you start playing you just can’t stop! Give it a try at this fantastic, fun new event in Cranleigh, who knows you might end up at Wimbledon one day?
Clare Wood
Clare Wood / EX GB Fed Cup Player / GB #1
I’m delighted to support Junior tennis and especially Junior tennis for girls, the Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival is a fabulous environment to play tennis.
Katie Obrien
Katie Obrien / Ex GB #1 & ranked number 84 in the world
Get down and play tennis at Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival, it should be a great day!
John Peers
John Peers / Doubles player and currently ranked #9 in the world
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play & enjoy tennis on its most beautiful surface. I always found grass courts to show a more sociable side to the game but be ready to test your eye-hand coordination and reaction skills!
Josh Goodall
Josh Goodall / ex Davis Cup player and GB #2
The Public Schools' Old Boys LTA (known as "The Pubs" is delighted to support this event. Sport can play a huge role in social and athletic development in children and tennis in particular is a sport that can bring enjoyment and fitness for the whole of people's lives. Best wishes to all those involved for a fantastic week.
The Public Schools' Old Boys LTA
The Public Schools' Old Boys LTA / Ashley Tatum, PSOBLTA Chairman
The Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival is simply a wonderful idea! Junior Tennis is crying out for a user - friendly, fun and ‘festival type’ environment for the whole family - and this is it!!
Justin Sherring
Justin Sherring / Surrey County Coach
Cranleigh Tennis tournament was one of myself and many friends favourite tournament growing up as it was so much fun playing on the grass in a relaxed environment. It's fantastic that it's been brought back to the Village Green and provides local players and families a chance to enjoy a fantastic week of tennis!
Matt Trevail
Matt Trevail / Surrey 12U Manager and Head Coach at Shalford and Woking LTCC
It gives me great pleasure to support the Cranleigh Grass Court Tennis Festival. it is a fantastic event and great opportunity for players to have the pleasure of competing on grass courts.
David Collins
David Collins / Head Tennis Professional St Georges Hill Lawn Tennis Club