Eleven players with U.K. university links are set to compete at The Championships, Wimbledon 2022.

Eleven players with U.K. university links are set to compete at The Championships, Wimbledon 2022.

As the oldest tennis tournament in the world, The Championships have been held in Wimbledon, London since 1877.

Over the years, it has played host to the most decorated names in tennis including Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, and Serena Williams. This year’s Championships will be played from Monday 27th June until Sunday 10th July and will feature the next generation of emerging stars such as Emma Raducanu, Iga Swiatek, and Carlos Alcaraz.

To mark the start of Wimbledon 2022, we look at players participating in the 145th edition of the showpiece event who have competed at the UK university level.

Meet the former BUCS Champions competing at Wimbledon 2022

With eleven players having connections to U.K. universities at this year’s tournament, it highlights that there are some fantastic opportunities for the most ambitious tennis players to further their careers in the sport.

We look at some of this year’s Wimbledon participants who have represented U.K. universities and been successful in BUCS competition as student-athletes below.

Loughborough University

Lloyd Glasspool

After reaching the final of the Queen’s Club Championships last weekend, current Loughborough student Lloyd Glasspool is competing in this year’s Men’s Doubles event.

Whilst pursuing his MBA at Loughborough, Lloyd earned Gold with his university team and was crowned BUCS Doubles National Champion in 2021.

University of Stirling

Maia Lumsden

As part of the University’s high-performance tennis programme, Maia studied for her bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling.

During her time at Stirling, she helped the women’s tennis team win back-to-back BUCS Tennis National Championships in 2018 and 2019.

Loughborough University

Olivia Nicholls

Loughborough alumna, Olivia Nicholls is featuring in the Women’s Doubles event at this year’s Championships.

Whilst at Loughborough, Olivia studied Sports Science and Management, and won the women’s singles title at the BUCS Tennis Individual Championships in 2015.

Many of the UK’s premier tennis institutions own their own indoor facility to offer year-round training as well as offering access to well-qualified coaches.

As well as opportunities to compete at the highest level, tennis clubs at universities throughout the U.K. cater to players of all ability levels, ranging from beginners to those with professional aspirations.

Playing Tennis at a University in the U.K.

U.K. university tennis can offer something for players of all ability levels and aspirations. With 360 teams playing over 12,000 matches each academic year, players of all abilities have the opportunity to join and complete regularly alongside their studies.

Learn more about U.K. University Tennis via the link below.

U.K. University Tennis

Find out more about the wide variety of playing opportunities offered throughout the U.K. university sport system.


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