County Closed Championship

The County Closed Championship is the leading competition in the county for all age groups and disabilities. It is reserved exclusively for players who qualify to represent Durham & Cleveland only. Qualification criteria require the player to be either born in or be currently resident in County Durham, Tees Valley Combined Authority, South Tyneside, Sunderland or Gateshead local authorities. Players can check their playing county in the membership area on the LTA website.

The Championship is a Grade 3 tournament. In addition to the well-established Junior and ‘All-Ages’ Closed Championship that is played at Yarm Tennis Club, in 2022 we are launching the inaugural County Closed Seniors Tournament, to be held at Blaydon Tennis Club. This offers competition in Ladies and Men’s singles and doubles at O’35, and Ladies and Men’s Doubles at O’45, O’55 and O’65. Both 2022 Championships will take place between 21st and 27th August. Entries are invited from July, and can be made here for Juniors and here for Seniors from 7th July.

We are delighted to announce our 2021 Champions:






8U Boys

Elliot Priestly

Owen Lynch

8U Girls

Sarah Keithly

Ivy Rimmington

9U Boys

Ethan Lax

Ronan Naughton

9U Girls

Ruby Morgan

Amalie Limberick

10U Boys

Will Morgan

Alfie Herington

10U Girls

Agnes Palmer

Ava Rimmington

11U Boys

Oscar Henderson

Toby Flight

11U Girls

Elisha Lax

Charlotte Gregory

12U Boys

Alan Swinney

Stefan Rumble

12U Girls

Elisha Lax

Divine Onuh

14U Boys

George Bowen

Max Westall

14U Girls

Megan Leck

Isobel Smith

16U Boys

Ben Wrann

George Bowen

16U Girls

Isobel Le Clerc

Megan Leck

18U Boys

Joel Gibson

Ben Wrann

18U Girls

Isobel Le Clerc

Lucy Potts

Mens Singles

Joel Gibson

Ben Wrann

Womens Singles

Halle Pringle

Megan Leck


Anthony Harrison

Sidney Tambin   

VI B2-5 mixed

Steve Trewick

Stephen Norcott




10U Mixed Doubles

Will Morgan & Gabrielle Morgan

Leo Burdon & Eliza Stephenson

11U Boys Doubles

Lucas Barton & Toby Flight

Alexander Childs & Raghav Meena

11U Girls Doubles

Grace Armanios & Charlotte Gregory

Briony Heljula & Rejoice Onuh

11U Mixed Doubles

Oscar Henderson & Grace Armanios

Toby Flight & Briony Heljula

12U Boys Doubles

Alan Swinney & Harry Todd

James Lowe & Thomas Richardson

12U Girls Doubles

Laura Cheal & Rachael Szeto

Divine Onuh & Rejoice Onuh

12U Mixed Doubles

Alan Swinney & Elisha Lax

Harry Todd & Laura Cheal

14U Boys Doubles

George Bowen & Max Westall

Andrei Nita & Harry Scott

14U Girls Doubles

Megan Leck & Isobel Le Clerc

Sophie Bannister & Rachael Szeto

14U Mixed Doubles

George Bowen & Megan Leck

Max Hardiman & Isobel Smith

16U Boys Doubles

Ben McEwen-King & Ben Wrann

Adam Armitage & George Bowen

16U Girls Doubles

Isobel Le Clerc & Vineetha Kandikonda

Megan Leck & Katie Thompson

16U Mixed Doubles

Ben Wrann & Megan Leck

Joseph Sweeney & Isobel Le Clerc

18U Boys Doubles

Joel Gibson & Ben Wrann

Adam Armitage & George Bowen

18U Girls Doubles

Isobel Le Clerc & Vineetha Kandikonda

Megan Leck & Lucy Potts

18U Mixed Doubles

Joseph Sweeney & Isobel Le Clerc

Harry Tweed & Megan Leck

Padel Boys

Ben Wrann & James Paluzzi

Max Hardiman & Max Westall

Padel Girls

Isobel Le Clerc & Vineetha Kandikonda

Laura Cheal & Rachael Szeto

Mens Doubles

Adam Barratclough & Joel Gibson

Jake Thomas Cattermole & Ben Wrann

Mixed Doubles

Halle Pringle & Jonathan Shields

Harry Tweed & Megan Leck