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Founded in the 1930s, the Benenden Tennis Tournament takes place annually in July in the grounds of Benenden School in Kent, by kind permission of the Headmistress.

Over the years, three generations of tennis players have enjoyed friendly, competitive tennis on the eleven all-weather courts in this beautiful setting.

The tournament has gone from strength to strength, raising thousands of pounds every year for national and local charities.

Benenden is a very sociable tournament and families come for the day, enjoying their picnics under the trees in the Lime Walk.

There is a wonderful atmosphere; home made cakes and hot and cold drinks are served in the marquee and there are sports equipment stalls, a racquet-stringing service and an exciting raffle, with prizes donated by local companies.

Photos of Thursday's play can be found here...

And Friday's here...

The photos are heavily degraded for speed of downloading. Any prints ordered will be much sharper.

A generous percentage of proceeds from any sales (print or digital) will be donated to tournament funds.