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

Safeguarding Policies

County Safeguarding Officer: Tessa Terry mail to CSOHertfordshire@gmail.com

LTA Regional Safeguarding Officer:  Alan Hodges

LTA Central Safeguarding Team: mailto:safeguarding@lta.org.uk  0208 487 7000

Herts Tennis County Safeguarding Policy
Herts Tennis whistleblowing policy
Herts Tennis British tennis diversity and inclusion policy

Further information about Safeguarding in Tennis and reporting a concern


Privacy Policy

Hertfordshire Lawn Tennis Association EXTERNAL Privacy Policy
Hertfordshire Lawn Tennis Association INTERNAL Privacy Policy
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.

Small facility grant application form

LTA Big Tennis Weekend and Open Day Funding form

Girls in Tennis Application Form

Disability Grant Conditions for Herts Places to Play

Funding Application Form for School Club Link

Loan Conditions for Places to Play July 2018

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 Jennifer Keates, 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

Herts Schools Tennis Website

Pam Burrage


Seniors Teams and Events Judith Allnutt, Ladies Teams; Malcolm Fraser, Mens Teams
Representative for Seniors Nationally Malcolm Fraser
Officiating Sarah Tricks
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
Responsibilities County Region/LTA
LTA Councillor / Lead Volunteer Lee Evans / 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
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 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 / Jennifer Keates Craig Allen
Marketing & Communication County Office Leo Tutt


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

Herts Management Committee
Trevor Adamson President. LTA Vice President
Martin Corrie Treasurer, Past LTA President
Helen Elliott Honorary Secretary
Carole Draper Office Manager
Lee Evans LTA Councillor, Tournaments and Competitions
Bridie Amos
Janet Corrie
Matt Willcocks
Stuart Foster

Our Staff

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.