The LTA has implemented an immediate suspension of activity it delivers, with this suspension now in place for the foreseeable future. This includes all LTA organised training sessions, training courses and competitions. As a result, the LTA Padel Tour (grade 1 to 3) up to June 28th, 2020 must be cancelled, with the status of future competitions under constant review.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) alert from LTA Padel
Suspension of LTA activity
The LTA has implemented an immediate suspension of activity it delivers, with this suspension now in place for the foreseeable future. This includes all LTA organised training sessions, training courses and competitions. As a result, the LTA Padel Tour (grade 1 to 3) up to September 30th, 2020 has been cancelled, with the status of future competitions under constant review.
Unfortunately, in line with the Government and LTA Competition guidelines, we will not be permitted to run indoor competition for players aged 18 years and older in all Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas.
As all LTA Padel competitions are planned within these areas it means that we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel all remaining LTA Padel Tour and GB Seniors events in 2020.
We are very disappointed that we are having to cancel however unfortunately, after exploring alternative options, we are unable to allow these competitions to proceed.
Planning for the 2021 LTA Padel Tour and GB Seniors Tour competition calendar will begin soon and confirmed events will be announced in early 2021.
LTA PADEL TOUR: EXPLAINED
The LTA Padel Tour provides a circuit of tournaments designed to give up and coming players the opportunity to gain experience at a national level. The tournaments are grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3, therefore primarily aimed at performance players with a padel rating of 5.0 or better, although any rating may enter. The LTA Padel rating table can be viewed below.
Both men’s and women’s events are run at each tournament. Most tournaments start on a Friday evening. Qualifying draws feed through to the main draw which usually commence on the Saturday with the Finals normally scheduled on the Sunday. Matches are scheduled throughout the entire day (if required).
An LTA Licensed Referee will be responsible for the running of each event.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Access the LTA Padel Tour 2020 outline for info regarding rules & regulations, player categories, tournament formats, ranking points, and more…
GB SENIORS PADEL TOUR
As of 2020 there’s a brand-new circuit just for our Senior players available in two age groups for the Men (+40 and +50), and +40 for the Ladies.
The GB Seniors Padel Tour are competitions open to all levels of play, so whether you are a seasoned regular or new to competing, there’s something for everyone!
The tournament rules and regulations are consistent to those of the LTA Padel Tour. Ranking points for GB Seniors are consistent with the LTA Padel Tour ranking tables, and listings will be categorised accordingly by age group.
Players first become eligible to compete when they are in their 40th year. After that you can move upwards to the next age group, always from the year in which you attain your new age.
Note. Rankings from 2019 that were accumulated in the +45 age-group will be distributed into the correct category upon confirmation of a player’s date of birth.