Hertfordshire Lawn Tennis Association (“Herts Tennis”) works with the national governing body (the LTA) for the governance 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.
Herts Tennis Rules & Regulations
County Safeguarding Officer: Tessa Terry mail to CSOHertfordshire@gmail.com
LTA Regional Safeguarding Officer: Alan Hodges
LTA Central Safeguarding Team: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 0208 487 7000
Further information about Safeguarding in Tennis and reporting a concern
County Office Support
Central to tennis in Hertfordshire
Local information and sharing good practice
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.
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 will take place for prizes for a minimum of £40.00, £30.00, £20.00, £10.00, £10.00 Twice per year there will be a prize of £100.00 In addition to this there is a ballot for members who are also affiliated (registered) to the county via club membership or individually for Wimbledon tickets (paid for separately). Applications are made via the form below which can be downloaded and returned to Eileen Cox, 6 Baytree Walk, Watford, WD17 4YX
Competitions – Herts Leagues
Competitive tennis in Hertfordshire
|County Office Support||Carole Draper, Sharon Evans|
|Coach Education and Herts Tennis Coaches Working Group||Alison Allard, Mark Howard, Mike Seymour, Tom Dyball|
|Talent ID and Enhancement – Pathway to Tarbes and HITs programmes||Teresa Lilley|
|County Training and Teams||Teresa Lilley, Janet Corrie|
|Strength and Conditioning Services||Darren Drake|
|County Captain Selection||Teresa Lilley, Janet Corrie|
|County Team Captains||Jeff Wayne, Mens Team;
Alissa Ayling, Ladies Team
|Girls in Tennis programme||Bridie Amos, Carole Draper|
|Disability Tennis||Carole Draper, Phil Martin|
|Herts Tennis Kit & Stock||Office|
|Schools Tennis Programme||Pam Burrage|
|Seniors Teams and Events||Patricia Rayner, Ladies Teams; Malcolm Fraser, Mens Teams|
|Representative for Seniors Nationally||Malcolm Fraser|
|Finances and Funding||Martin Corrie|
|Sponsorship/Wimbledon Tickets||Kelly Baker, Sarah Donovan, Sue Wolstenholme, Eileen Cox|
|Publications & Communications||Carole Draper, Sharon Evans|
|Facilities||Carole Draper, LTA Facilities Team|
Herts Management Committee
|Martin Corrie||Treasurer, Past LTA President|
|Helen Elliott||Honorary Secretary|
|Carole Draper||Community and Office Manager, Disability & Inclusion|
|Bridie Amos||LTA Councillor, Development|
|Lee Evans||Tournaments and Competitions|
|Tessa Terry||County Safeguarding Officer|
You can contact the Herts Management Committee by emailing HertsTennisCommittee@gmail.com
and a member of the committee will get back to you.
|LTA Councillor / Lead Volunteer||Bridie Amos / Trevor Adamson||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|
|County Team Manager||County Captains / County Office; Plus Age Group Captains; Juniors and Vets; Liaison County Office|
|Disability Tennis||Carole Draper||Harry Ash, Leo Tutt|
|Competitions||Lee Evans||Mark Padfield|
|Coaching||Bridie Amos; Herts Tennis Coaches Working Group (Mark Howard/ Alison Allard)||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
Carole joined the county team in 2007. Coming from an administrative and accounting background her primary responsibilities are finance, venue support, venue registration, club development, development of disability and community tennis and county court hire.
Sharon Evans – Administration
Sharon joined Herts Tennis at the beginning of 2016 as office support. Her key areas of working are accounts, county court hire and general office admin.
Teresa joined the county office in 2018. Having previously co-ordinated the provision of County training and managing the junior County Cup teams as well as having a successful coaching career, she has extended her role to include working with clubs and coaches to enable the identification and progression of junior players from across the County.
Tessa has been a volunteer in tennis for over 15 years in a number of previous roles to include Junior Representative and Welfare Officer and is currently Chairperson at Gosling Tennis Centre where she also co-ordinates Club Leagues and Tournaments. She previously held senior positions in Education and Banking.