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LTA Padel National League 2021 entry opens 1 february AND CLOSES 5 APRIL 2021

Welcome to the LTA Padel National League Entry Information Page

Please read all information below before clicking on the entry link at the bottom of this page

Online entry is from 1 February until Monday 5 April 2021

Tournament Organiser Details

General Information

  • Teams comprise of 6 - 10 players (male or female)
  • Each fixture to involve 3 x pairs
  • Entry is £30 / team, however, due to the 2020 competition being cancelled, no entry fees will be collected at the point of entry this year
  • There are two National divisions (Division 1) - with teams set from the previous year
  • All other and new teams will take part in the Regional divisions (Division 2)
  • Players have to be LTA Advantage Members. Padel membership will be integrated into LTA Advantage at the end of January
  • Deadline for registration: March 8th, 2021
  • Deadline for confirmation of team members for Division 2: April 30th, 2021
  • Deadline for confirmation of team members for Division 1: July 31st, 2021

DIVISION 1 INFORMATION

  • Division 1 comprises of 8 teams playing directly in the National Finals
  • The National Finals will take place from 17th to 19th of September 2021, at the National Tennis Centre, in Roehampton
  • The 8 teams qualified to the National Finals in the 2019 season are directly invited to participate in the Division 1 National Finals
  • The 8 teams invited to participate in Division 1 are (in order of 2019’s classification): Bishops Park, DL Bushey Padelshack, Middlesbrough Padel Club, Stratford Padel Club, Chelsea Harbour Club, Huddersfield LTSC, DL Chigwell and National Tennis Centre
  • Should any of these teams not register to the 2021 competition or reject to participate in Division 1 to participate in Division 2, the organisation will invite another team to take the free spot in Division 1. Eligible teams to be invited are the teams which qualified 3rd in the 2019 season Regional Play-offs (Tennis World, Hyde Park Will to Win, Weybridge Padel Club, The West Hants Club, Hazelwood Padel Club) or new teams with 6 or more players who played in 2019 in any other team
  • Captains should confirm their 6-10 player line-ups before 31st July 2021
  • It’s important that all players have active LTA Advantage memberships by 31st July 2021

DIVISION 1 FORMAT

  • The teams will be randomly allocated in a Round Robin group of 4 teams
  • Seeded teams will be the Winner and Runner-up of the previous season, for 2021 season the seeded teams will be Bishops Park and DL Bushey / Padelshack
  • Six players per team will participate in each team encounter
  • Each team encounter will consist of three matches in total
  • Each encounter will score 2 points for the winner team and 0 points to the losing team, and each match won will count as 1 match-point, within the encounter
  • The pairings must be confirmed 30-minutes before the start of each encounter
  • The team’s classification within the group will be determined by the number of encounters won
  • In case of a tie between two teams, the winner will be based on the winner of the encounter between tied teams
  • In case of a tie between three teams, the winner will be based first on the number of match-points; if tie continues, on the difference of sets won/lost; finally, if tie continues, will be based on the difference of games won/lost. If tie continues, it will be resolved by a championship tie-break (first to 10 points) between the first pair of each team, the captain of each team would choose the two players to represent the team in the tie-breaker
  • The best two teams per group will qualify to Semi-finals of Main Draw
  • The last two teams per group will play Semi-finals of Back Draw
  • A Final round for each position will be played to determine national club rankings and the Promotion / Relegation process

DIVISION 1 PROMOTION/RELEGATION PROCESS

  • There will be no Promotion in Division 1, as this is the top division
  • Winner and Runner-up of the present season (2021) will be top seeded for next season’s (2022) National League
  • The two last placed teams (qualified 7th and 8th in the present season) will be relegated to Division 2 for next season’s (2022) National League

DIVISION 1 MATCH FORMAT

  • All matches will be played to the best of 3 sets, with championship tie-break (10-points) as 3rd set. Subject to confirmation prior to the finals
  • Golden-point rule will be applicable in every game within the match (except the tie-break), scroll to the bottom of this page to view the rule

DIVISION 1 DRAWS

DIVISION 2 INFORMATION

  • Division 2 comprises of the Regional Playoffs and the Regional Finals for Division 2
  • The rest of the teams which haven’t been allocated into Division 1 are directly allocated into Division 2
  • Teams will be allocated into regional groups trying to minimize the travelling hours for the play-off phase
  • Although venues may enter as many teams as they wish, a maximum of 2-3 teams from the same venue would be allowed in each regional group
  • Should a venue register more than 2-3 teams into Division 2, some of the teams will be required to travel to different areas for the Regional Playoffs
  • The Regional Playoffs will take place from 15th to 16th May 2021, at the various locations nationwide to be determined. Venues to be confirmed after the closing date
  • The winner of each regional group will progress to the Regional Finals for Division 2
  • The Regional Finals for Division 2 will take place on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at the National Tennis Centre (subject to change). Dependant on the number of teams, the event may run over two days, however, this will be confirmed after the closing date for the competition
  • Should the winner of the regional group refuse the invitation to the Regional Finals, the invitation will pass on to the next qualified within its regional group
  • Captain should confirm their 6-10 player line-ups before 30th April 2021
  • It’s important that all players have active LTA Advantage memberships by 30th April 2021
  • The format of the Regional Playoff will depend on the number of teams in the regional group, which is to be confirmed once all registrations are received and accepted
  • The Regional Finals will invite between 4 and 8 teams, depending on the number of teams in the Regional groups, and the format of the finals will depend on the number of teams, varying from a Round robin of 4 teams for a 4-team final, or a format similar to Division 1 Finals for an 8-teams finals

DIVISION 2 FORMAT

  • Six players per team will participate in each team encounter
  • Each team encounter will consist of three matches in total
  • Each encounter will score 2 points for the winner team and 0 points to the loser team, and each match won will count as 1 match-point, within the encounter
  • The pairings must be confirmed 30-minutes before the start of each encounter
  • The team’s classification will be determined by the number of encounters won
  • In case of tie between two teams, the winner will be based on the winner of the encounter between tied teams
  • In case of tie between three teams, the winner will be based first on the number of match-points; if tie continues, on the difference of sets won/lost; finally, if tie continues, will be based on the difference of games won/lost. If tie continues, it will be resolved by a championship tie-break (first to 10 points) between the first pair of each team, the captain of each team would choose the two players to represent the team in the tie-breaker

DIVISION 2 PROMOTION/RELEGATION

  • The first two teams (Winner and Runner-up) of the Regional Finals for Division 2 will be promoted to compete in Division 1 during next season’s (2022) National League
  • Relegation process for Division 2 is yet to be determined upon possible creation of Division 3 for next season’s (2022) National League

DIVISION 2 MATCH FORMAT

  • All matches will be played to the best of 3 sets, with championship tie-break (10-points) as 3rd set
  • Golden-point rule will be applicable in every game within the match (except the tie-break)

GOLDEN POINT RULE - BOTH DIVISIONS

  • A maximum of 7-points will be played in every game (except the tie-break)
  • Once finished the 6th point within a game, if score is 40-40, the golden point will be played
  • The team receiving the service chooses the serving side
  • The game will finish after the golden point is played, the winner of the golden point takes the game
  • Refer to FIP Rules for further details

How to enter online

• All teams wishing to enter the competition must complete the online entry form via the link below

• Each club shall register as many teams as desired

• Clubs will then be allocated in Divisions and Regional Groups by the LTA

ENTER HERE

Click here to enter the Padel National League 2021

Next communications

A further email will be sent when the tournament organiser downloads your entry

If you have any further queries please contact the tournament organiser (details above) or email nationalleague@lta.org.uk