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County Competitions

Inter County Events

Inter County Events give players the opportunity to represent their county in team competition in national/regional stages. The age group categories range from 8U to Open. Events are held at different times of the year and in order to compete players have to be selected by their County.



Junior County Cup

Junior County Cup information

Selection Policies

Selection is done through a Selection Panel consisting of:

  • County captain
  • Essex Tennis Chair of Performance

Junior County Selection and Criteria 










The 12 Counties Championships

Category:  Junior

Age ranges 10U – 18U – Boys and Girls.  Players are invited to play by the Team Captains in conjunction with the EPLCO.

Current results and overview


The Lionel Cox Trophy

Category:  Junior

Age ranges:  9U, 10U,  12U,   Players are invited to play by the Team Captains in conjunction with the EPLCO.  Finals are  currently played at the Queenswood Club, Herts.

Lionel Cox 2022 photos and results


Junior Team Captains 2023/24

TeamTeam Captain(s)
U8 BOYSTom Higgins
David Wright
U8 GIRLSTom Higgins
David Wright
U9's BOYSPiers Nightingale
U9's GIRLS Piers NIghtingale
U10’s BOYSDavid Wright
U10’s GIRLSHelen Parish
U12’s BOYSPeter Richmond
U12’s GIRLSHelen Parish
U14’S BOYSDarren Rogers
U14’S GIRLSHelen Parish
U18’S BOYSTom Higgins
Simon Harston
U18’S GIRLSDavid Wright
Nigel Parsons


Adult County Cup

2024 Summer County Cup

Monday 22 to Friday 26 July 

  • Team Nominations Open – Monday 17 June 2024
  • Team Nominations Close – Monday 1 July 2024
2024 Winter County Cup

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November 2024

  • Team Nominations Open – Monday 21 October
  • Team Nominations Close – Monday 11 November

County Cup Information and results 

2024 Groups and venues 

Mens Team Selection

Chair: Tom Higgins, Captain.
Simon Harston, Graham Ray, Richard Wire, David Wright

Ladies Team Selection

Chair:  Helen Parish, Captain
Mandy Wainwright, Helen Crook

O’35s team Selection

Sophie Cockell Captain Mandy Wainwright, Helen Crook

Richard Barham Captain, Tom Higgins


Selection Policies

Essex Tennis Men’s,  Ladies and O35’s Selection Committees are responsible for the selection and organisation of the Adult County Teams.

Current Selection Committees

Sophie Cockell (Captain) Mandy Wainwright

Women’s Over 35s County Cup  Saturday 3 to Monday 5 August 2024. 

  • Team Nominations Open – Monday 1 July
  • Team Nominations Close – Monday 22 July

Richard Barham (Captain), Tom Higgins

Men’s Over 35s County Cup Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August 2024. 

  • Team Nominations Open – Monday 1 July 
  • Team Nominations Close – Monday 22 July  

More information on O35s County Cup


O35 Captains

For enquiries relating to the Over 35 Captains where an email address has not been provided below, please call the Essex Tennis Office on 0208 502 6364 and your enquiry will be passed on to the relevant Captain.
LadiesSophie Cockell
MensRichard Barham

Seniors Tennis GB

Seniors Tennis GB is dedicated to promoting the game of tennis for players of all standards aged 35 years and over.
Follow the link to start competing, more information, events and results 

Seniors County Cup

The Seniors County Cup is played over two stages – a qualifying event, followed by a Finals. 

Who can play? 

There are seven events for both men and women:  

  • Women – Over 40s, Over 50s, Over 55s, Over 60s, Over 65s, Over 70s, Over 75s, Over 80s
  • Men – Over 45s, Over 50s, Over 55s, Over 60s, Over 65s, Over 70s and Over 75s 

Teams are made up of a minimum of four and a maximum of five players. 

Players are selected / nominated by their county. If you wish to be considered for selection, please contact them directly. Details of county offices can be found here. 

Current information on Seniors County Cup


Current Seniors Coordinators

Ladies: Sarah Ball         E mail: seniors@essextennis.org.uk

Men:  Selwyn Jones       E mail: seniors@essextennis.org.uk


Seniors Captains 2023/24


For enquiries relating to the Ladies Senior Teams, please contact the the ladies seniors coordinator Sarah Ball (e mail below)
O35'sSophie Cockell
040sNell Mead
050sSarah Ball
O55s Gillian Sanderson
O60sMel Harling
O65sIsabel Holmes


For enquiries relating to the Mens Senior Teams, please contact Selwyn Jones the Mens Seniors Coordinator on seniors@essextennis.org.uk
O35'sRichard Barham and Tom Higgins
O45sJon Lee
O50s Simon Payne
O55s Richard Stephens
O60sErnie Stoker
O65sRick Klein
O70s Alan Rayner
O75sJeff Burditt
O80sTerry Stevens