National cadet and junior league

Aimed at grass roots players looking to experience competition

Entries are now open for the 2021/22 season – please download the forms at the foot of this page.

The National Cadet League (U15s) and National Junior League (U19s) are competitions aimed at grass roots players looking to experience a competition early on in their career. It bridges what was a large gap from beginner to the Junior British League.

The NCL & NJL act as feeder competitions to the Junior British League (JBL), with many players making the leap from one to the other. Players represent a team (often a club) so it also provides a good social activity for our younger players. Competition dates are set by the Tournament Approval Panel (TAP), but may vary due to local venue availability.

If enough entries are received each venue separates the teams into graded divisions. Teams must be made up of a minimum of 3 players – 3 players play in a match. Each team match consists of six single sets with teams listed in a ranking order. Order of play is as follows – A v Y, B v X, C v Z, A v X, C v Y, B v Z. This may be altered to nine singles, which is now the preferred option whenever possible, but this is dependent on the number of teams entered. All matches are umpired by the players, amongst themselves.

2021/22 ball supplier: