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.
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
Bi-annual Venue Cluster meetings
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 Nature Valley Big 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 LTA 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|
|Bi-annual Venue Cluster||
|Coach Education and Herts Tennis Coaches Working Group||Alison Allard, Mark Howard, Mike Seymour, Liz Beak, Tom Dyball|
|Talent ID and Enhancement – Pathway to Tarbes and HITs programmes||Jennifer Keates|
|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||Janet Corrie, Carole Draper|
|Schools Tennis Programme
Herts Schools Tennis Website
|Seniors Teams and Events||Judith Allnutt, 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, Helen Elliott|
|Facilities||Carole Draper, LTA Facilities Team|
|LTA Councillor / Lead Volunteer||Lee Evans / Trevor Adamson||John Golding|
|Treasurer||Hicks & Co., Martin Corrie||John Golding|
|Secretary||Helen Elliott||Janice Roach|
|Club Support||Carole Draper / County Office||Josh Dashwood|
|Education & Community||Pam Burrage||Ali Cope|
|Facilities||Carole Draper / County Office||Darren Clarke|
|County Team Manager||County Captains / County Office; Plus Age Group Captains; Juniors and Vets; Liaison County Office|
|Disability Tennis||Carole Draper||David Hardman|
|Competitions||Lee Evans||Mark Padfield|
|Coaching||Bridie Amos; Herts Tennis Coaches Working Group (Mark Howard/ Alison Allard) ; Cluster Group Coaches|
|Talent Enhancement (Performance)||Teresa Lilley / Janet Corrie / Jennifer Keates||Sarah Hylton|
|Marketing & Communication||County Office/Helen Elliott||Nina Bridge|
|Herts Management Committee|
|Trevor Adamson||President. LTA Vice President|
|Martin Corrie||Treasurer, LTA President|
|Helen Elliott||Honorary Secretary|
|Carole Draper||Office Manager|
|Lee Evans||Tournaments and Competitions|
Carole Draper – Office Manager/County Administrator
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 tennis, coach support and county court hire.
Jennifer Keates – Mini Tennis Coordinator
As a volunteer in the eighties Jennifer organised the development of grass roots programmes in Hertfordshire including the introduction of the Short Tennis programme. She was involved in the development of Mini Tennis at a National level and appointed County Mini Tennis Coach for Hertfordshire. Jennifer is currently involved with the Pathway to Tarbes, HIT programme and Mini Tennis competition programmes.
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 Lilley – Herts Tennis County Performance Manager
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 Terry – County Safeguarding Officer
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.