About Us

Hertfordshire LTA Ltd (“Herts Tennis”) works with the national governing body (the LTA) for the support, guidance and development of tennis activities across the county.

We support tennis venues, the coaching workforce, players, parents, the education sector and community venues in Hertfordshire.  We work to get more people playing tennis more often.

Safeguarding Policies

Herts Tennis Grants & Loan Scheme

Herts Tennis are pleased to offer a range of grants and interest free loans available to registered venues that meet the criteria, subject to approval. Grants are available for Small Facility Development (for clubs with 4 courts or fewer), Girls into Tennis/Women into Coaching programmes, Disability Tennis Development, Increasing Participation (including match funding for Great British Tennis Weekend/Open Days and Developing School-Club Links. Interest Free loans of up to £5,000, repayable over a five year period are available.

Herts Tennis Funding

Volunteering in Tennis

Volunteers make tennis happen throughout Britain – they give their time and energy to help more people play tennis and are vital to our game. There are a number of resources to support, recognise and reward volunteering in tennis https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-volunteer/ 

There is also a new volunteer community group on Facebook for all venue volunteers to connect and share knowledge – ask to join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/517145319449375

LTA Tennis Awards

Each year, the LTA Tennis Awards highlight the incredible achievements and contributions of people across Britain. Nominations are sought from the public across all areas of tennis and winners are judged first at county level. County winners are then put forward for the Regional Awards, Finally the Regional winners are put forward to the National Awards. More information here  https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/lta-tennis-awards/

Herts LTA Monthly Draw (200 Club)

The County runs a 200 Club to increase the funds available to support tennis at both junior and senior level. The 200 Club is open to all members of affiliated (registered) bodies and to individuals that are interested in supporting the aims of the county. To join the 200 Club and be entered into the monthly prize draw each member pays a subscription of £1 per month or £12 per year which is payable by standing order. A member may increase their chances of winning by holding more shares at £1 per month per share. Each month a draw takes place for prizes of £40.00, £30.00, £20.00, £10.00, £10.00. Twice a year there is an additional prize of £100.00

Applications can be made by contacting the Herts Tennis office at hertstennis@gmail.com

Find out more about our Herts Management Committee

Herts Management Team

You can contact the Herts Management Committee by emailing HertsTennisCommittee@gmail.com
and a member of the committee will get back to you.

Herts Tennis Sub Committees

In addition to the Herts Management Committee we have a great number of volunteers who contribute
to the successful management of many areas of tennis in the county and sit on our sub committees:

Herts Sub Committees

Herts Tennis County Captains

Find out more about our County Captains for our junior, Open and Seniors teams here

County Captains 2023

Working with the LTA

Responsibilities County Region/LTA
LTA Councillor / Lead Volunteer Bridie Amos Jill Osleger
Treasurer Hicks & Co., Martin Corrie Jill Osleger
Secretary Helen Elliott Participation Support Team
Club Support Carole Draper / County Office Leo Tutt, Josh Dashwood
Education & Community Pam Burrage Participation Support Team
Facilities Carole Draper / County Office LTA Facilities Team
Commercial/Sponsorship Kelly Baker
County Team Manager County Captains / County Office; Plus Age Group Captains; Juniors and Vets; Liaison County Office
Disability Tennis Carole Draper / Phil Martin Lauren Smith, Leo Tutt
Competitions Lee Evans Mark Padfield
Coaching Bridie Amos; Herts Tennis Coaches Forum (Alison Allard/Tom Dyball/Ian Zellner/Megan Godfrey Evans) Josh Dashwood
Talent Enhancement (Performance) Teresa Lilley / Janet Corrie
Marketing & Communication County Office Leo Tutt

Meritorious Service Awards

This award is one of the highest honours given by the LTA.  It recognises the substantial contribution made by an individual over their lifetime to tennis at a County, Regional or National level.  When making the award the awarding panel use the following criteria:

  • An individual who has made a significant impact in tennis over several years in County, Regional or National activities.
  • Someone who has helped to provide more opportunities for people to participate in tennis.
  • Someone who has developed a legacy in tennis in their County, Region or at a National level.
  • An individual who has shown excellent teamwork skills throughout their involvement and been inclusive of people from different backgrounds.

Hertfordshire have had a number of recipients over the years:

2000  John Harris

2011  Jean Gates

2012  Gavin Masterton

2014  Sybil Howgego

2016  Jenny Thomas

2020  Jennifer Keates

Honorary Members

Trevor Adamson John Banham Janet Corrie
Ian Duncan Jean Gates Sybil Howgego
Mike Hudson Jennifer Keates John Livock
Hope Mailer Gavin Masterton Frances Parsons
Stephen Rubin Liz Sanders Roger Shead
Fred Sturgeon Kathie Tillin Ann Toogood
Jenny Thomas Sarah Tricks Graham Westwell
Sue Wolstenholme

Our Staff