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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

Key points

  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls).
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Clarence Park

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4NG
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Colney Heath Recreation Ground

Colney Heath, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0NP
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Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club, Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3HW
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London Colney Adventure World

Perham Way, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1LB
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Marford Road Playing Fields

Wheathampstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AT
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Napsbury Open Space

London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1UA
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Rothamsted Park

Leyton Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU
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Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9RW
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Spencer Meadows Courts

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9DB
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The Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5XA
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Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
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White Horse Lane

Behind Morris Playing Fields, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1GR
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"Cannot wait till the next round, I really enjoyed myself in this round. Overall, the concept of Local Tennis Leagues is a wonderful idea....",

Pavel Novotny

"Very enjoyable thanks. Everyone really friendly. And the organisation was excellent so thank you," 

Adam

"Am really pleased to have joined the St Albans version of what I used to play at Highbury Fields. Great that Ed is a member at Townsend TC as we got to play on clay. A competitive match with some long rallies. I look forward to playing Ed again sometime," 

Alun Davies

"I very much enjoyed playing in the league, they were all tough competitive matches," 

Kirstie Caneparo

"This round was a lot of fun! I was really glad to get to play all my matches and have met some really nice people. What I love about the league is all the contacts you make!" 

Calvin Paul

"Thanks for the fun I’ve had over the past couple of years," 

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Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 30 March 2017 to Wednesday 24 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew De Csillery 7.2 [W2] 4
  2. Pavel Novotny 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Peter Shearman 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Thomas Abrahams [L2] 2
  5. Steven Dunn [L2]
  6. Darren Guy 8.2
  7. James Douglas 8.2
  8. Sunil Mehra 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Shearman bt Thomas Abrahams (Apr 23) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ideal conditions, and at 6-3, 3-1 Tom was dominating the match. He had a break of serve in the 1st set and two more in the 2nd, hitting winners on pretty much everything. I made some adjustments to my serve and return game and switched from slice to topspin backhand. Tried my best to avoid his deadly forehand and keep the match centred on cross court backhand exchanges and net play. Still he very nearly took this match and at 5-5 in the 3rd it was extremely close. Well played mate!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Steven Dunn (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "One of those matches where everything came off the middle of the racket and most of the shots went where I wanted. I think Steve struggled a bit with an unfamiliar surface. But there were some nice rallies. Thanks for the game Steve. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Thomas Abrahams (Apr 9) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match, somewhat erratic (both of us would say due to playing outside for the first time this year and the very strong sun at one end), but with a lot of good rallies and winners. Well played Thomas."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Steven Dunn (Apr 7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, close all the way, many thanks Steve."  -- Pavel

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonny Hatchman 10.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nick Evans [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dan Spicer 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Philip Jacobs 10.1 [W2] 4
  5. Susan Hoblin [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Miles Robinson [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Aaron Paul 9.2 [W1] 2
  8. Amir Karbalaei Ebrahimi [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhilip Jacobs bt Susan Hoblin (Apr 22) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was the nicest game I have had in the leagues so far. Susan has got gorgeous ground shots and if you give her a short ball you can kiss the point goodbye. The first set was even and in the second set Susan had a lapse for 15 minutes before we had some good games again at the end. A very enjoyable match even though I got passed by about the best running backhand down the line I have ever seen. It was past me before I moved. "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentJonny Hatchman bt Dan Spicer (Apr 19) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy game! Really tight until the very end. Manage to save a match point from Dan at 6-5 then somehow i won the tie break."  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentNick Evans bt Miles Robinson (Apr 18) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A competetive match on a gloomy court. Miles got off to a flying start and had me 5 3 in the opening set, but I managed to claw my way back in and squeeze it 7 5. There were plenty of close games in the second but I managed to find a little more consistency on my serve, which was perhaps the difference. Thanks for the game Miles and I hope we can play again soon!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPhilip Jacobs bt Dan Spicer (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than is it sounds. I just had a bit more consistency. Played in a very nice spirit. "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentSusan Hoblin bt Miles Robinson (Apr 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun match, with lots of deuces and hard fought games. Thanks for the match Miles, I look forward to a rematch in the future!"  -- Susan
Reveal CommentAaron Paul bt Jonny Hatchman (Apr 11) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Lots of good rallies with Aarron! I think i lost energy in the last set and i was playing too carefully. Aarron was patient and took full advantage and sealed the 3rd comfortably."  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentNick Evans bt Amir Karbalaei Ebrahimi (Apr 9) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great, hard fought game which stayed neck and neck throughout the first set. Amir had a 4 to 1 lead in the second set but I was able to somehow claw may way back in and avoid the tie break. Thanks for the match Amir."  -- Nick
Jonny Hatchman bt Amir Karbalaei Ebrahimi (Apr 8) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentDan Spicer bt Miles Robinson (Apr 8) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match which Miles started strongly with a good serve throughout. A lot of games kept going to deuce and back again but every game was hard fought. Second set was a tense affair. Good luck with the rest of the league Miles"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentNick Evans bt Susan Hoblin (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Sue for a good match. The score line flatters the closeness of the games with a number going to deuce. I look forward to another game!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJonny Hatchman bt Susan Hoblin (Apr 3) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great opening game! My raquet broke right at the start of the match but Susan kindly let me use one of her spares. Very close match. Susan just played a few too many unforced errors today"  -- Jonny

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Chin 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Washbrook 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Nigel Stevens 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Charles Whitehead 9.1 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Dave Martell 10.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  6. Joao Cal 10.2 [L1]
  7. Samantha Calderwood [L2]
  8. Chris Bryson 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Washbrook bt Samantha Calderwood (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer first set than the score suggests, at 2-2 I just held my serve which ended up being an important game. Sam pretty much won all the long rallies early on which forced me to try shorten the points. I got off to a good start in the second which i managed to keep on to the lead with lot of close games. A fun match in the sun with some good rallies, Sam's whipping cross-court forehand for me to try and retrieve from the side fence a few times was tough going! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Charles Whitehead (Apr 23) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A long and hard fought match, the first set was very tight and tense with breaks of service consistently being swapped throughout before crucial holds for both took the set to a tie break which I managed to sneak 7-4. I managed to break for a 3-1 lead in the second set before a crucial long service game of my own which went to deuce many many times, saving many break points, managing finally to fend off the break back and take the momentum to seal victory."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentNigel Stevens bt Dave Martell (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. Dave started off like a steam train going 3-1 up but managed to get some consistency and win the next 5 games. The second set was a bit more straight forward. Ended up having a knock up which ended the night well. Look forward to catching up again in the future."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentCharles Whitehead v Dave Martell (Apr 11) 6-2, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, evenly matched and lots of deuce games. I took advantage of a few unforced errors from Dave in the 1st set but Dave hit back in the 2nd set with some great net play in particular. To be continued....."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentRichard Washbrook bt Chris Bryson (Apr 11) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I took a quick 3-0 lead in the first set, then Chris soon got his rhythm to level. Both of us had chances to win the set, which ended up to be long tense set with some long fun rallies and I definately had the top of the net in my favour tonight! I managed to get ahead in a rushed second set before the lights went out on the courts. Well played Chris."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Samantha Calderwood (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match on a beautiful day for tennis. The first set went my way thanks to a couple of breaks but the second set had to be hard fought with Sam dictating the play and switching the ball around the court to great effect. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Dave Martell (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard fought victory, lots of titanic deuce battles which went both ways. Breaks were traded early in both sets but I managed to be slightly more consistent on my own serve in the end of the sets which gave me the edge to victory. A really enjoyable match!"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Joao Cal (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play with Joao, a good match which took a few games to shake off the rust from not playing since the last round. First set was on serve until a decisive break my way. Second set went on serve to 2-2 until a run of games went my way, Joao not helped by breaking a string on his main racket. Best of luck with the rest of the round."  -- Phil

Current Rankings:

  1. Lucy Webster 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Sandars 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Dodd [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tim Smith [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ed Blake 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Kidd 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. George Sanders 10.1 [W1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Dodd bt Tim Smith (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with consistent ground strokes from both of us. Thanks"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentEd Blake bt Tim Kidd (Apr 23) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, in warm and sunny weather on artificial grass at Greenwood Park LTC. I managed to play some or my best tennis in the 1st set to win in straight games, but Tim came storming back in the 2nd when his serve started working really well, with fast first serves and impressive topspin on the second. My serve took a bit of a dip at the same time and Tim broke twice in the first 4 games. I then staged a bit of a comeback, getting one break back, but Tim managed to serve it out at 5-4. We both struggled with our serve in the third set, every game going to the returner up to 5-4. I then finally managed to pull my serve together to hold and take the match. Tim it was great to meet you, thanks for the match and I hope we meet again soon."  -- Ed
Reveal CommentTim Smith bt Tim Kidd (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good, close game. Thanks again Tim."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentLucy Webster bt Jonathan Sandars (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game. "  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Webster bt Richard Dodd (Apr 15) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match, very close with some epic rallies."  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Webster bt Tim Smith (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match "  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Tim Kidd (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game on a nice spring evening. The first set started with a series of breaks with the first service not until the 5th game. I took the set and then managed to turn around an early break in the second set to close out the match. Thanks for the game Tim!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Sandars bt Ed Blake (Apr 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good, competitive game to start the new round. I managed to get a break in the first set, and close it out. The second set hinged on an epic game at 4-4 that felt like it lasted forever; the advantage swung one way, then the other and at one point it felt like neither of us would be able to win it, but i eventually managed to scrape the break and close out the set. Ed played really well, getting almost everything back and hitting some good, big serves. Thanks for the game Ed!"  -- Jonathan
George Sanders bt Richard Dodd (Apr 9) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLucy Webster bt Ed Blake (Apr 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match"  -- Lucy

Current Rankings:

  1. Sophie Stack 9.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Zac Sargusingh 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matt Ralph 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Tasker 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonno Spreckley 10.2 [W1] 2
  6. David Brocklebank [L2]
  7. Renee Pocock [L2]
  8. Robert Ellis-Paul

Match Results:

Zac Sargusingh bt Sophie Stack (Apr 23) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentSophie Stack bt Matt Ralph (Apr 22) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, lots of deuces in glorious sunshine"  -- Sophie
Zac Sargusingh bt David Tasker (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt David Brocklebank (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some decent rallies."  -- Matt
Matt Ralph bt Renee Pocock (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-3
Jonno Spreckley bt Sophie Stack (Apr 15) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Sophie Stack bt David Brocklebank (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-2
Zac Sargusingh bt Renee Pocock (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSophie Stack bt David Tasker (Apr 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful spring weather and a good match with some fun rallies! Thank you David."  -- Sophie
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt David Tasker (Apr 5) 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match, some long rallies and close points."  -- Matt

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