St Albans & Harpenden Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on St Albans & Harpenden's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Join The League

New rounds for the St Albans & Harpenden league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Rothamsted Park

Leyton Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU

To book ring 01582 767722

FREE 1Life card gives league players a 25% discounton these courts. The 1Life card also gives you access to discounts at places such as Prezzo, ASK, paintballing, ATG tickets, among others so are well worth getting 
 
An excellent facility, with three outdoor, floodlit and recently refurbished hard courts in the beautiful award-winning park, bookable 7 days in advance. An LTA Beacon site, this is a great place to play.

# of Outdoor Courts: 3

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club

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

1 court* available for the general public unless it is being used by the club.

Cost £5, bookable at RA & CA Newsagents at the top of Tippendell Lane, 301 Watford Road, Chiswell Green, 01727 851 954)

A friendly, very inexpensive club is based here with a full coaching programme and doubles teams. 
Information updated 12 January 2015
 

* The public court is unavailable at the following times: 

Tuesdays evenings until 8pm; Wednesdays 7pm-10pm, Thursday evenings until 8pm,  Friday evenings until 6.30pm, Saturdays 9-11am  and Sundays 10am-1pm. There is plenty of availability during the day Monday to Friday,  Saturdays & Sunday afteroon, and outside the times listed above.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1

Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW

3 hard courts and 3 grass courts; no floodlights
 

# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

£5 per hour

League members can use all three courts free on Wednesdays 6pm-8pm and Sundays 9am-11am.

At all other times, they can get a 25 % discount on these courts. 

The Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5XA

Phone: 01727 844 250
Brilliant totally restored performance venue with 6 indoor and 3 outdoor (not floodlit) courts. 
Cost: Indoor courts: 1Life card holder (resident) £18.40, 1Life Card holder (non-resident) £20.30. Outdoor £7.60 (resident) and £8.40 (non-resident).
See the 1Life site for more details 

# of Indoor Courts: 6
# of Outdoor Courts: 3

London Colney Adventure World

Perham Way, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1LB

01727 822447. 2 courts, not floodlit 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Marford Road Playing Fields

Wheathampstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AT

Three, all weather floodlit courts, in a very pretty setting, the heart of this attractive village. The courts are also used by the local club. For more info see http://www.wltc.org.uk/

# of Outdoor Courts: 3

Napsbury Open Space

London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1UA

Two courts, free. For more info please contact London Colney Parish Council on 01727 821314 or email info@londoncolney-pc.gov.uk

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9RW

2 courts, free. 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Spencer Meadows Courts

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9DB

2 multi-use courts. Bookable through D&S Village stores for £5 per hour 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Colney Heath Recreation Ground

Colney Heath, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0NP

one court, free.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1

Clarence Park

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4NG
# of Outdoor Courts: 6

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

"What a lovely write up. It's nice to get mentioned a few times too, even though I couldn't get a single win. Never mind, it was my first go! This was my first ever time playing competitive tennis and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought everybody was really friendly and there was no tennis snobbery to be seen - something that I had previously been afraid of. I have already played Bish again and managed to get a set off him, so there's hope for me in the next round. You guys deserve continued success with this venture, it really works well. I look forward to the next round as my next task is to sign up for the next league," 

David Taske

"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

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

Kirstie Caneparo

"Its been a great contest and I will certainly been playing again in the new year"

Michael Sanders

"Excellent fun, really enjoyed it, met some nice people, am looking forward to the next round,"
 

Sunil Mehra

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Report your results

Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 19 January 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew De Csillery 7.2
  2. David Mincer
  3. James Douglas 8.2
  4. Miles Robinson
  5. Pavel Novotny 9.1
  6. Steven Dunn
  7. Sunil Mehra 9.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Aaron Paul 9.2
  2. Antony Parselle 8.2
  3. Chris Bryson 10.1
  4. Samantha Calderwood
  5. Stuart Mackay 9.2
  6. Susan Hoblin
  7. Thomas Abrahams

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonny Hatchman 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Phil Chin 10.2 [L1]
  3. Charles Whitehead 9.1
  4. Lucy Webster 10.1
  5. Philip Jacobs
  6. Richard Washbrook 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonny Hatchman bt Phil Chin (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great opening game. Felt great to play on some indoor hard courts for the first time. I felt I played well today and a bit more aggressive than Phil. It was close at times, but I managed seal the win at the right time."  -- Jonny

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashley Guinn 10.1
  2. Dave Martell 10.2
  3. Joao Cal 10.2
  4. Jonathan Sandars 10.1
  5. Sophie Stack 9.2
  6. Tim Kidd 10.2
  7. Tim Smith

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Dodd [W1] 2
  2. Anna Marszal [W1] 2
  3. Ed Blake 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. Lucy Healy [L1]
  5. Matt Ralph 9.2
  6. Sarah Webster

Match Results:

Richard Dodd bt Lucy Healy (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnna Marszal bt Ed Blake (Jan 22) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great 3 sets match! lovely weather for the first match of my life :) Ed was tough opponent and he was also very helpful with the rules I did not know so well. Thanks again! Anna"  -- Anna

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the St Albans & Harpenden archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches for St Albans & Harpenden. 

Scoring Information

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments

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