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 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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.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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"Its been a great contest and I will certainly been playing again in the new year"

Michael Sanders

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

Paul Cunningham

"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

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

Kirstie Caneparo

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

Adam

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Collapse AllSt Albans & Harpenden Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 15 February 2018 to Wednesday 11 April 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 March 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Liam Baldwin [W1] 2
  2. James McGaughey 10.1 [L1] 1
  3. Andrew De Csillery 7.2
  4. David Gormer
  5. Kevin Lomas
  6. Laurence Hubbard 7.1
  7. Nick Bunstead
  8. Pavel Novotny 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiam Baldwin bt James McGaughey (Feb 21) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I started the match well and was hitting deep with my forehand and managed to dictate the first set, from this point James defence chipping balls back into play was working well and I lost my consistency, in the decider I got my consistency back but wasn’t hitting as hard as I did in the first set so lots of long rallies developed, I managed to come out on top in the big points in the 3rd set taking it 6-3. Thanks for the game and the lift much appreciated :)"  -- Liam

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Chin 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Richard Washbrook 9.1 [L1]
  3. Christopher Perry 10.1
  4. James Proctor-Owen
  5. Justin Gilbert 9.1
  6. Miles Robinson 8.2
  7. Stuart Mackay 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Chin bt Richard Washbrook (Feb 17) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Richie in really great conditions for tennis. First match after a while for both of us so a bit of rust to shake off and first set went my way as I was a little more consistent in the rallies. The second set was much closer with lots of tiring rallies and great retrieving on both sides. Richie broke early and was 5-2 up and I managed to save set points on my own serve and then again on his serve before breaking. The momentum was then with me and I managed to win the remaining games to take the set and the match. Always a pleasure, till next time!"  -- Phil

Current Rankings:

  1. George Booth 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Simon Phillips 10.1 [L1]
  3. Ben Thornhill
  4. James Booth
  5. Michael Andrews 9.1
  6. Peter Barenthein
  7. Usman Khan 9.2 withdrawn
  8. Zac Sargusingh 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Booth bt Simon Phillips (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant competitive match with some great shots from both of us, really enjoyed it. Good luck for the rest of the season Simon"  -- George

Current Rankings:

  1. Lucy Webster 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. James O'neill [L1]
  3. Ashley Guinn 9.1
  4. Dave Martell 9.2
  5. Ed Blake 10.1
  6. Jonathan Sandars 9.2
  7. Tim Kidd 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLucy Webster bt James O'neill (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match, I am glad that I played James early in the league as I am sure he will improve with every match."  -- Lucy

Current Rankings:

  1. Avril Brownell
  2. Christopher Lowe 10.2
  3. Lola Agoro
  4. Mark Dugdale
  5. Sophie Stack 9.2
  6. Tim Smith

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the St Albans & Harpenden archive.
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

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)