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

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

The Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5XA
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Gosling Sports Park

Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XE
Tel: 01707 331056
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Rothamsted Park

Leyton Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU
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Other Venues

Venue 360

20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH
Tel: 01582 418873
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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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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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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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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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Club Venues

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club

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

"Local tennis leagues has been for me the perfect way to get back into competitive tennis. It's been great to meet new people and get in some great games. Looking forward to the next round in February," 

James Douglas

"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

"It was great to get so many matches in this time and all were evenly matched and competitive games,"

Paul Cunningham

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

Paul Cunningham

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Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew De Csillery 7.2
  2. Andy Shanks 8.1
  3. Kevin Bocker 7.2
  4. Kevin Lomas 9.2
  5. Laurence Hubbard 7.1
  6. Liam Baldwin 6.1
  7. Pavel Novotny 7.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Perry 8.1 [W2] 4
  2. Gustavo Farina [L1] 1
  3. Dave Martell 8.2 [L1]
  4. Brandon Baldwin
  5. James Duncan 10.1
  6. Miles Robinson 7.2
  7. Phil Chin 7.2
  8. Richard Washbrook 7.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Dave Martell (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great game. I was on particularly good form today but this said it was still a close match with some very long rallies and good running on both sides of the net. Dave was hitting some big winners in our third friendly set which could have tipped the match the other way if they'd come sooner."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Gustavo Farina (Jan 19) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "As always a great game with Gustavo. A typical group 2 battle of momentum shifts!"  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. David Mincer 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Louisa Haszard [W1, L1] 2
  3. Jeff Robinson [L2]
  4. Dainius Lenkauskas
  5. Gytis Lenkauskas
  6. Thang To
  7. Uday Radia

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Mincer bt Jeff Robinson (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nowhere near as one-sided as score line suggests! Jeff has only recently started playing Tennis again after 7 years out. Has all the shots but unsurprisingly lacks a bit of consistency. Being incredibly hard on himself after the game but I'm absolutely convinced that if you stick at it Jeff, and we play again in 12 months time, it would be a different match altogether. Best of luck for the rest of the round and thanks for hosting!"  -- David
Louisa Haszard bt Jeff Robinson (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Mincer bt Louisa Haszard (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Louisa. On a beautiful, sunny (but very very cold) morning in Harpenden! The sun caused both of us huge problems at one end, I managed to nick one game at that end in the 1st set and this proved to be the difference. Definitely feel like the score line flattered me today, we are quite evenly matched as past encounters have shown. But as previously said, always a pleasure to play Louisa, I look forward to the next meeting! Best of luck with your remaining games Louisa!"  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. David Tasker 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Leslie Okomi 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Ashley Guinn 8.2 [L1] 1
  4. Matt Ralph 9.1 [L1]
  5. Angela Anastasiou
  6. Jonathan Sandars 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLeslie Okomi bt Ashley Guinn (Jan 19) 1-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Having played Ashley a couple of times I knew I had to be patient and minimise my unforced errors. Ashley had a better start and took the first set, the second set was close as there were a couple of break of serve then I managed to serve it out. The third set was intense as we both raised our games at which point I was making less errors. Thanks Ashley for a good match, was enjoyable. "  -- Leslie
Reveal CommentDavid Tasker bt Matt Ralph (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable close game with loads of deuce points and some great fun rallies. Matt and I have played a couple of times before and it’s been close before so today was par for the course. Thank you Matt for the great match."  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Egemba 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Rupert Ting 10.2 [L1] 1
  3. Christopher Lowe 10.1
  4. Georgina Self
  5. Joe Bonfante
  6. Simon Mavin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Egemba bt Rupert Ting (Jan 19) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Rupert gave me the biggest scare and has clearly improved since our last encounter. I definitely lost my serve and confidence and had to rely on overcoming Rupert's serve and rally exchanges. I enjoyed playing Rupert and he was a absolute gentleman. Look forward to our next encounter."  -- Richard

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the St Albans & Harpenden archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles 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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)