Herts Tennis Membership


LTA VENUE REGISTRATION   LTA Tennis Venue Registration Details

Welcome to the Herts Tennis family and thank you for registering your venue with the LTA.
A major benefit of registration is that by also being a member of Herts Tennis, your local
County Association, your venue will be supported by Herts Tennis, the local volunteer arm
of the LTA.

What we do: Support Clubs, Venues and Organisations including your players, coaches,
officials and volunteers.

Herts Tennis is committed to opening tennis up, making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and
enjoyable to all. Our activity covers all areas of the game (including Padel!) and we are
proud to support our clubs, venues and organisations. Safeguarding runs through
everything we do and we have a dedicated County Safeguarding Officer to support venues
and their welfare officers with visits and best practice guidance. We work with the LTA
Regional team to provide relevant forums, webinars and networking events to clubs,
venues, coaches, welfare officers and volunteers, and offer grant and loan funding to help
with facility and project development.

Herts Tennis has fantastic competition opportunities for players, including county teams
from 8&U to 75+, county championships and team interclub leagues from 8&U upwards,
countywide and all year round. There are also Team Challenge and Play Your Way to
Wimbledon events throughout the county. We support our performance players through
the LTA Player Pathway 10&U Programme and run county training for 8&U to 18&U players.
Many of our clubs are additionally supported through our Herts Inspires Tennis network and
our County Performance Manager works with venues and coaches to develop programmes
and advise on the player pathway.

Our volunteers and professional coach and official workforces are vital to the success of
tennis in Herts. We provide comprehensive coach education and development
opportunities through courses and local networks, and offer support for competition
officials and promotion of official development courses. There is an annual awards
programme for all our unsung heroes culminating in a County Awards Presentation Event
to recognise and reward participation and achievement among clubs, venues, volunteers,
coaches and officials.

Through the Herts Tennis Foundation we provide opportunities for disability tennis through
our large Open Court programme, Women’s & Girl’s tennis development support, and
development of school-club links. We work closely with the Herts Schools’ Tennis
Association enabling many competitions at all ages and stages along the education pathway.
We are also actively searching for grant funding opportunities to increase participation
among communities and in venues where tennis is underserved.

We are passionate about connecting with our Herts Tennis Family via our website, social
media channels, regular newsletters and bulletins, network meetings, forums and general
meetings, and we welcome feedback.

Herts Tennis membership opportunities for LTA Registered Organisations

You can join Herts Tennis as a club, operator/leisure centre, school, higher/further education venue,
park or community site.
To become a Herts Tennis member LTA registered tennis/Padel clubs and operators/leisure centres
in Hertfordshire are asked to pay a small fee which brings a whole range of additional benefits
detailed below. These members are entitled to become voting members of Herts Tennis at
Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings.

Fee-paying Membership Benefits:

  • Involvement in the development of tennis and Padel in the county.
  • Participate in County Inter-club leagues and competitions eg. Seniors Leagues, Herts
    League and Harris Cup.
  • Opportunity to access the Herts Inspires Tennis programme *(criteria applies).
  • Opportunity to access/book county indoor facilities (**additional fees and terms
  • Regular newsletter, bulletins and County communications.
  • Invitation to attend County Club forums held jointly with LTA Regional staff.
  • Invitation to the Annual General Meeting/General Meetings.
  • Access to apply for County Funding
    – Interest free loans of up to £5000
    – Small County Facility Grants and other grants such as Girls in Tennis/Women in
    Coaching, Open Days support grants etc.
  • Support with School-Club links.
  • Access to County support, advice and guidance from County staff and volunteers.
  • Access to expert safeguarding advice and guidance from the County Safeguarding
  • We work with the LTA and act as a conduit to provide information to clubs/venues
    and to feed back to the LTA on issues.


Fees £26 per court including Padel.
Capped at 12 courts
£26 per court including Padel.
Capped at 12 courts
County inter club leagues/competitions X X
Herts Inspires Tennis programme* X X
Access to County Indoor Facilities** X X
Attendance at county club/coach forums X X
Attendance at AGM and voting rights X X
Access to County Funding Opportunities X X
Herts Tennis Foundation support
Support with School-Club Links X
Access to advice from county staff & Volunteers
Access to county communications

* criteria applies
** additional fees and terms apply

Existing Organisations will be contacted/invoiced in the usual manner. If you are a new organisation looking to join Herts Tennis please contact us at hertstennis@gmail.com