The aim of Herts Schools Tennis is to encourage tennis in schools by offering a range of competitive opportunities for players of all ages and abilities. Our competitions are doubles and round robin and are structured by age and experience so that everyone enjoys them.
We run competitions for primary school players in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. For secondary schools we run a programme that wraps around the LTA Youth Schools Structure. So we offer a Year 7 competition, leagues for less experienced players in Years 8, 9 and 10 and a County Schools Championship for experienced U14 and U18 players. These Leagues are normally run by area organisers who will be contacting the schools that usually enter but any school can join! If you are interested but are not sure who to contact please get in touch with me.
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Year 3 Mini Tennis Red Doubles Competition, 30th April 2024, Dellcott Tennis Club,
Year 3 Mini Tennis Red Doubles Competition, 20th June 2024, Welwyn Tennis Club
This is a Round Robin Tournament, for players with more experience of playing
mini red tennis. The aim is to encourage players in building competition
experience. Players with no match experience or very little match experience
should enter the competition at Dellcott. The matches will be played on a mini
red sized court. The format is timed tiebreak. All matches will be umpired. All
the players will be involved throughout the afternoon.
Year 4 Mini Orange Tournament, 12th June 2024, St Albans Tennis Club,
This is a Round Robin tournament, so all players will be involved throughout
the afternoon. The aim is to encourage players in a supported competition. The
format is timed tie break and all matches are be umpired. This will be a doubles competition. Pairs can be boys,
girls or mixed, but they all play in the same competition. They must be on roll
at the same school and each pair contributes to the overall score of the team.
Year 5 Mini Green Tournament, 1st July, 2024, Cassiobury Tennis Club
This is a Doubles tournament and is for girls and boys who are in Year 5 and below. Schools may enter 2 pairs per event and all competitors must play with someone from their own school.
Year 6 Yellow Ball Tournament, 11th June 2024, Royal Masonic School
This is a Doubles competition designed to encourage players of all abilities. Competitors must be in Year 6 and under the age of 11 on 1st September 2023. There are two separate competitions, one for experienced players and one for players who are less experienced. The exact format depends on numbers, but players get multiple matches which are likely to be in a Round Robin format. The Tournament is played on a full tennis court with yellow tennis balls and all competitors must play with someone from their own school.
Year 7 Boys Doubles Tournament, 22nd May 2024, Haberdashers Askes Boys School
This is a Doubles Competition designed to encourage players of all abilities.
There are separate competitions for experienced and less experienced players and all players play the same number of matches.
Year 7 Girls Doubles Tournament, 4th June 2024, Royal Masonic School
This is a Doubles Competition designed to encourage players of all abilities. There are separate competitions for experienced and less experienced players. Competitors must be under 12 on 1st September 2023 and competitors must play with someone from their own school. Schools may enter up to 4 pairs.
County Schools Boys Championship, U14 & U18, 24th April 2024, Welwyn Tennis Club/
County Schools Girls Championship, U14 & U18, 8th May 2024, Haberdashers’ Girls’ School
These are doubles tournaments for experienced players who compete for their school and club. All players are guaranteed two matches, but the final format depends on entries. Both players must be on roll at the same school.
Nicola Mabbitt Trophy Yrs 8,9 & 10, Finals, 26th June 2024, Queenswood School
This is a competition designed for inexperienced players – those who only play tennis at school. Players who play at a tennis club and compete regularly should play in the LTA Youth Tennis Schools (formerly Team Tennis Schools) competitions. Our event is named in honour of the late Nicola Mabbitt from Queenswood School who supported Herts Schools Tennis.
There are 6 separate Leagues: Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10, Boys and Girls with schools divided into local areas. Schools arrange their own matches and only those matches played before the deadline count. The winners of the local Leagues are then invited to play the winners of the other Leagues in a Finals event at Queenswood School. Teams consist of 4 players, (2 doubles pairs) with each pair playing both pairs from the opposing team. Matches are one short set – first to reach 6 games. If the match is tied at 2 sets each then the team that has won the most games is the winner. If games are equal, then the match is drawn.