The Feltmakers’ Inter Livery Tennis Competition 2022

The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers’ Inter Livery Tennis Competition will be held on Tuesday 13th September 2022 at the prestigious Queens Club in London. The Competition is open to all Livery Companies and each Company may apply to enter one or two teams of mixed doubles of which at least one member in each pair […]

The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers’ Inter Livery Tennis Competition will be held on Tuesday 13th September 2022 at the prestigious Queens Club in London.

The Competition is open to all Livery Companies and each Company may apply to enter one or two teams of mixed doubles of which at least one member in each pair must be a member of the Livery – Liveryman or Freeman. In all, there is a maximum of forty eight players permitted. The tournament was oversubscribed in 2021 and Companies are encouraged to submit their teams as soon as is possible to avoid disappointment.

The day commences with registration and morning coffee at 11.00am with play commencing promptly at 11.30am. Initially the teams are split into five groups and each team plays against the other teams in their group until 3.00pm. Play is on clay courts with a back-up of indoor courts in case of rain.

There is a running buffet provided for lunch whilst there are breaks during play.

The winners of each group then enter a knock out competition to play for the Feltmakers’ Trophy and other prizes. The losers in each group enter a knock out Plate competition for the Feltmakers’ Plate. The finals of each competition are held at 5.30pm.

There is a cash bar before dinner commencing at 7.30pm which is held in the Presidents Room at Queens. The dinner is a three course meal with a half-bottle of wine included per person. Masters, liverymen and friends are encouraged to join their teams at dinner.

After dinner, the Master of the Feltmakers’ Company will present prizes to the winners and runners-up. The evening normally ends shortly after 9.30pm. The dress code for players on court is predominantly white clothing and for dinner, jacket and ties is required with appropriate equivalent dress for ladies.

The day is intended as an enjoyable event for Liverymen & Freemen and their friends/supporters where they can meet at a sporting occasion.

The charge for the day will be £460 (inclusive of VAT) for each pair entered and includes tennis, match balls, welcome teas/coffees, lunch and dinner. Extra diners are £85 per person including wine.  If you are interested in joining the tournament, please contact the Clerk as soon as possible. Please ensure dietary requirements are included for all players and additional diners.