Seniors County Tennis

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Seniors County Cup gives players age 40+ for ladies and 45+ for men, the opportunity to represent their county and to enjoy some competitive tennis within a team environment.

Our Senior County Organisers are Boyd Brackstone for the men's teams and Jenny Watts for the ladies.  Anyone interested in playing for a team is invited to contact Boyd ( or Jenny (



Men's Teams & Captains

Over 45s | Brett Townsend

Over 50s | Neil Darragh

Over 60s | Brian Cooley

Over 65s | Steve Davies

Over 70s | Paul Nation

Over 80s | Stuart Turvey



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Ladies Teams & Captains

Over 40s | Cleo Reid

Over 60s | Annie Mitchener

Over 65s | Helen Crawford

Over 70s | Jenny Watts

county trials and practices

County practices for the men’s and ladies teams are taking place once a month at David Lloyd Club Poole (indoors) until April 2024 (they will resume in October).

Dates – all 1 pm to 3 pm

Men’s Teams
Wednesday, 7th February
Wednesday, 6th March
Wednesday, 10th April

Ladies Teams
Wednesday, 21st February
Wednesday, 20th March
Wednesday, 24th April

If you are interested in playing for a team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Senior County Organisers, Boyd ( or Jenny (

2023 round up

Congratulations to our Men's O70s team who won Division 1b to get them through to the Senior County Cup Finals which took place 27th to 29th October in Sheffield where they were up against Kent who proved to be strong opposition and although each rubber was well contested, the final score was 3-0 to Kent.

The Team
Boyd Brackstone (Captain)
Bob Birchley
Gerard Wherity
Paul Nation

A fantastic season for the team who won all 5 of their matches to make it to the Finals.

2023 Results - Men's

Over 45s | Withdrawn

Over 50s | Captain : Giles Cooper
Division 3 - 1st

Over 65s | Captain : Steve Davies
Group 1b - 3rd

Over 70s | Captain : Boyd Brackstone
Group 1b - 1st

Over 75s | Withdrawn

Over 80s | Stuart Turvey
Group 1 | 4th


2023 Results - Ladies

Over 40s | Captain : Cleo Reid
Division 3, 3b - 4th

Over 65s | Captain : Helen Crawford
Division 1, 1b - 3rd

Over 70s | Captain : Jenny Watts
Division 1, 1b - 3rd

Thank you to all the Captains for all the time and effort put into getting teams out for the matches, some of which are quite a distance to travel, and also to the players for playing and representing the county.

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Seniors Tennis competitions are open to all levels of players aged 35 & over.

Competitions run in five-year age gaps and players first become eligible to compete when they are in their 35th year. After that you can move upwards through the five-year age groups, always from the year in which you attain your new age. There are formal competitions you can compete in right up to the 85+ age group.

Seniors Tennis GB manages GB Seniors Circuit Events and organises the National Seniors Inter Club Championships as well as managing British representation in international team events including the Four Nations and the ITF World Team Championships.

Seniors Tennis GB organises four major national competitions.

  • British Open Indoor Seniors Championships - February
  • British Open Clay Court Seniors Championships - May
  • British Closed Seniors Grass Court Championships - August
  • British Open Seniors Grass Court Championships - August

Find out more about Seniors GB Tennis here