In April 2001, the Club launched The HSBC Road to Wimbledon, which endeavours to serve as an important stepping stone for young junior tennis players.
The Road To Wimbledon is all about clubs, tennis centres, and BSTA schools organising an HSBC Road to Wimbledon tournament, with the opportunity for their juniors to progress to the county finals and then onwards to the national finals at Wimbledon.
The event is in three stages and encourages boys and girls of all standards to play and enjoy competitive tennis. Entries to host a Stage 1 event are open to local clubs and schools in England, Scotland, and Wales. The 2012 event is open to all boys and girls who are 14 & under during 2012 and have not reached the age of 15 during 2011.
31 January 2012 – closing date for clubs and schools to enter
February 2012 – entered clubs receive entry packs
March/April/May 2012 – Stage 1 events
May 2012 – singles draws completed
June & July on set date(s) – County finals
13-18 August – National finals at Wimbledon