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

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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 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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Primary Venues

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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Gosling Sports Park

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

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

Paul Cunningham

"Want to say a big thanks to both you and Sally for all your help! You're a credit to yourselves and tennis at grassroots level," 

Anthony

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

Sunil Mehra

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

Adam

"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

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Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Pavel Novotny 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sunil Mehra 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Daniel Gonzalez Garza [L1]
  4. James Douglas 8.2 [L1]
  5. Nick Evans [L1]
  6. Peter Shearman 8.1
  7. Tom Byrne

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Nick Evans (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. The opener - Nick took off to a flying start with a quick 2:0 lead, I somehow collected myself and equalized to 2:2, then a crucial game where Nick had 5 breakpoints but I managed to take it in the end. Nick held back back a little since until 0:3 down in second set when some great serves started coming in. I held nerve though and hit some great winners. Lovely match and a great debut for Nick in Group 1 - a warm welcome and keep going, I am sure you will be knocking on the door of the top of group 1 establishment soon :). Many thanks again."  -- Pavel
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt James Douglas (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great and very enjoyable match, just honest and powerful tennis. As I said in the last round it is for matches like these that I play the league. I am sure that the day will come when James won't serve as many double faults and will be on the winning side and I won't mind :) thank you James, quality as always. Until next round."  -- Pavel
Sunil Mehra bt Daniel Gonzalez Garza (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentPavel Novotny bt Sunil Mehra (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played at Batchwood outdoors under windy conditions, Sunil struggled with the surface and the wind - sincere apologies. We will play indoors next time. Scoreline doesn't make any sense as I know what Sunil is capable of - our last encounter went into a 3rd side and I just about won. It is great to see Sunil back in the league and I am sure he will do well as he recovers from past injuries and gets more practice! Thank you Sunil"  -- Pavel

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Chin 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Miles Robinson [W1] 2
  3. Richard Washbrook 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. David Mincer [L2] 1
  5. Charles Whitehead 9.1 [L1]
  6. Nigel Stevens 10.1
  7. Stuart Mackay 9.1
  8. Wendy Histon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Charles Whitehead (Jun 24) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was extremely close (almost identical to our last match!) with some tense, tentative play and swaps of breaks before a tie break that went back and forth before I managed to nick it. The second set went my way from the start as I managed to open up my forehand a bit more and dictate the points, taking the momentum to win the set quickly. Always a pleasure - best of luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentRichard Washbrook bt David Mincer (Jun 23) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling match with Dave every point was hard fought by both. Some great serving in the first set, Dave had a few early break points but couldnt take advantage, I finally got a break point later in the set, and managed to win the first with only the one break in the whole of the set. I took and early break in the second and was holding well, Dave dug in at 4-3 down and dominating the later games turning it around to take the second. The decider was a totally different game, with tiredness creeping in it became a case of who could hold on to their serve had a good chance of winning! I managed to sneak ahead and just take it. A great match, both of us had chances to win it. Well played David!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMiles Robinson bt David Mincer (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were both a bit rusty and this contributed to a high error count in a close first set which could have gone either way. We were level at 4-4 but I managed to edge the set (on my 5th set point, I think). I took a 3-0 lead in the second set as my serve started to work better, and David couldn't pull it back despite some good winners from him in the scond half of the set. Enjoyable match, hopefully we will both be less rusty when we play next! Thanks for the game David, and good to meet you."  -- Miles
Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Richard Washbrook (Jun 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another close match on a glorious sunny morning for tennis. Service holds were at a premium with a start of five consecutive breaks and only a couple of holds overall in the first set as I let a 5-2 lead slip before sneaking it 7-5. The second set swung back and forth as I let a 3-1 advantage slip before closing out the match. Always a pleasure - best of luck Richie in the rest of your games."  -- Phil

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Perry 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Ben Thornhill [L1]
  3. Zac Sargusingh 8.2 [L1]
  4. George Zouzoulas
  5. Josephine Jim
  6. Richard Dodd

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Zac Sargusingh (Jun 24) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Zac came into form on the second set putting up a real challenge with some long deuce games. Thanks for the game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Perry bt Ben Thornhill (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't entirely reflect the fight Ben put up with one game going to deuce 10. Thanks for the game!"  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. Dave Martell 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Ashley Guinn 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Sophie Stack 9.2 [L1]
  4. Ed Blake 10.1
  5. Paul Andrews 9.2
  6. Rory Geraghty

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDave Martell bt Sophie Stack (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Outdoors at Gosling: not quite the scorcher of last week but a zippy surface and some decidedly odd bounces kept things lively! Thanks for the match Sophie and good luck. Dave."  -- Dave
Reveal CommentAshley Guinn bt Dave Martell (Jun 26) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very topsy turvy match, with momentum switching often. Dave's cross court forehand is deadly and he has a big serve. I just tried to be consistent on return and just keep the ball in play. I got lucky towards the end as Dave's unforced errors increased but I also varied my own play/tactics more. Overall, it was a really tough match and I had to fight hard for the win. Many thanks Dave!"  -- Ashley

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Lowe 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Matt Ralph 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Tim Kidd 10.1 [L2]
  4. Connor Costello [L1]
  5. Lucy Healy
  6. William Beaumont

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Lowe bt Tim Kidd (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close game with many deuces and a lot of breaks in serve. Thank you for the game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Lowe bt Connor Costello (Jun 20) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with several deuces on a glorious summer's afternoon."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMatt Ralph bt Tim Kidd (Jun 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Both players taking a significant lead with each opponent pulling the match back. As competitive as always, thanks Tim."  -- Matt

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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

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