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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Primary Venues

The Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5XA Tel: full venue details »

Gosling Sports Park

Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XE Tel: 01707 331056 full venue details »

Rothamsted Park

Leyton Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Venue 360

20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH Tel: 01582 418873 full venue details »

Clarence Park

St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4NG Tel: full venue details »

London Colney Adventure World

Perham Way, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1LB Tel: full venue details »

Marford Road Playing Fields

Wheathampstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AT Tel: full venue details »

Napsbury Open Space

London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1UA Tel: full venue details »

Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9RW Tel: full venue details »

Spencer Meadows Courts

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9DB Tel: full venue details »

Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW Tel: full venue details »

White Horse Lane

Behind Morris Playing Fields, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1GR Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club, Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3HW Tel: full venue details »

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

Sunil Mehra

"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," 

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Anthony

"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

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Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 17 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Claire Morrison [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew De Csillery 7.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Deji Jaiyesimi [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gustavo Farina [W1, L1] 3
  5. Jordan Harp 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Nadeem Rehman [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDeji Jaiyesimi bt Claire Morrison (Jan 4) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After a first set in which Claire dictated play and my serving and game were inconsistent, I finally (!) found some rhythm on serve which helped me find consistency with the rest of my game and led to some engaging, arduous, rallies with Claire, and two tight sets in sets 2 and 3. Good to get the game in before Lockdown! Well played Claire, I'm sure we will play again March time!"  -- Deji
Reveal CommentClaire Morrison bt Andrew De Csillery (Jan 3) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another super match against Andrew. The match honestly could have gone either way, we had some exceptional rallies-I guess today was just my day. Next time... who knows. Thanks Andrew for coming to Hitchin and look forward to the next time we play."  -- Claire
Reveal CommentJordan Harp bt Deji Jaiyesimi (Jan 3) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match. The first set was gruelling with lots of long rallies. The turning point was when Deji missed a shot he wouldn’t normally miss at the net on set point 5-2 up. I clung on for dear life again at 5-4 down needing multiple game points before levelling up and proceeding to take the set on a tie break. The 2nd set was more competitive than the scoreline suggests and also was a lot more expansive with a few more winners. Thankfully the weather held and I came away with the win. Thanks for the game Deji! "  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Deji Jaiyesimi (Jan 2) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tight game, particularly the first set. I kept getting my nose in front, Then Deji came back and levelled things up. Same story in the tie break - I was lucky in the end. Second set was a bit easier, with the sun unexpectedly playing a key role at one end, which I think impacted Deji’s serve in particularly. A nice game - thank you Deji and good luck for your other games. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentClaire Morrison bt Gustavo Farina (Dec 31) 0-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As you can tell for the score, Gustavo unfortunately developed an injury in the 2nd set. However, despite this, he continued to play and we still both thoroughly enjoyed the game! Wishing Gustavo a quick and full recovery and back on court ASAP. We had some cracking rallies and soon warmed up on this very chilly New Years evening..."  -- Claire
Reveal CommentClaire Morrison bt Nadeem Rehman (Dec 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good long rallies and super chasing by Nad. Nad almost grabbed the 2nd set! Always enjoy our games, full of grit and determination and not giving up. We braved the cold and biting wind (both admittedly fair weather players ;) "  -- Claire
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Jordan Harp (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I carried over the good form from the previous match and hit a lot of winners, not giving Jordan many opportunities. But there were some good rallies, particularly when Jordan had the confidence to hit through the ball. Well played and good luck for the remaining matches. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew De Csillery bt Nadeem Rehman (Dec 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A closer game than the score suggests but I hit a lot of winners and focused on Nadeem’s weaker side, which forced errors too. Lots of good rallies and a good way work off some Christmas excess. Thanks for the game Nadeem. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentGustavo Farina bt Andrew De Csillery (Dec 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close game today. I had a number of lucky shots on the first set which I think made the difference. Second set, with new balls, Andrew played more aggressively and should have won the set. I was saved by some good serving at the right times. Thanks for the match Andrew. "  -- Gustavo

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Wells [W1] 2
  2. Stuart Purchase 8.2 [L1]
  3. Ashley Guinn 8.2
  4. Christopher Gorczewski
  5. Constantin Hagiu
  6. Craig Shields 7.2
  7. Dave Martell 8.2
  8. NJ Halley

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoe Wells bt Stuart Purchase (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic to play Stuart again. Stuarts slices were once again difficult to deal with. Much more consistent from myself in the game but some great rallies played. A few fantastic shots from both players. Thanks for the game Stuart "  -- Joe

Current Rankings:

  1. Toby Sweeney [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Amin Dahesh [W1, L1] 2
  3. Alice Neild [L2]
  4. Maria Skomorowska-Chwastek [L1]
  5. Leslie Okomi 8.1
  6. Tim Kidd 9.2
  7. Tim Smith

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Sweeney bt Maria Skomorowska-Chwastek (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to get the better of Maria, in cold conditions. Looking forward to seeing more of Maria at OA's in the coming months!"  -- Toby
Amin Dahesh bt Alice Neild (Dec 24) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentToby Sweeney bt Amin Dahesh (Dec 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After being unable to play at Gosling we switched the venue to OA’s. It was enjoyable match against Amin, who had an excellent forehand with lots of topspin; the conditions at OA’s certainly suited me over Amin, with the lower bounce & quick conditions hampering Amin’s forehand. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Sweeney bt Alice Neild (Dec 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The conditions were not ideal, given the torrential rain earlier, but we managed to get the game finished at OA's. It was a pleasure to play Alice, we had some entertaining rallies! "  -- Toby

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:
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