Hertfordshire Schools LTA

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.
Pam Burrage  pam.burrage1@googlemail.com

HERTS SCHOOLS PROGRAMME (PRIMARY) 2022
HERTS SCHOOLS PROGRAMME (SECONDARY) 2022

Year 3 Mini Tennis Red Doubles Competition, 9th June 2022, Finals 30th June, Welwyn Tennis Club
This competition is for more experienced mini red players who compete regularly at a
tennis club. Schools may enter more than one pair if they wish. For the team competition
a pair from each category is required as collective scores count but schools may enter a
single pair for the individual competitions. All players must be accompanied by a
responsible adult throughout the event.
Year 3 mini red entry form 2022 Welwyn

Year 3 mini red entry form 2022 Chorleywood

Year 4 Mini Orange Tournament, 16th June 2022, St Albans Tennis Club
This is a Round Robin tournament, so all players are involved throughout the afternoon. The aim is to encourage players in a supported competition. The format is timed tie break and all matches are umpired. A team consists of 4 players (2 pairs), ranked 1st and 2nd pair by ability. Pairs can be boys, girls or mixed, but they must be on roll at the same school. Each pair contributes to the overall score of the team.
Mini Orange Tournament 2022

Year 5 Mini Green Tournament, 4th July 2022, 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.  Mixed teams are permitted.
Year 5 Mini Green Tournament 2022

Year 6 Yellow Ball Tournament, 7th June 2022, 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 2022. 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.
Yr 6 Tournament 2022
Yr 6 Tournament Entry Form 2022

Year 7 Boys Doubles Tournament, 22nd June 2022, 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.
All players will play the same number of matches.
Yr 7 Boys Tournament 2022
Yr 7 Boys Doubles Tournament Entry Form 2022

Year 7 Girls Doubles Tournament, 16th June 2022, 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 2022 and competitors must play with someone from their own school.  Schools may enter up to 4 pairs.
Yr 7 Girls Tournament 2022
Yr 7 Girls Doubles Tournament Entry Form 2022

County Schools Boys Championship, U14 & U18, 27th April 2022, Welwyn Tennis Club/
County Schools Girls Championship, U14 & U18, 4th May 2022, 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.
County Schools Boys’ Championship 2022 
County Schools Boy’s Championship 2022 Entry Form
County Schools Girls’ Championship 2022
County Schools Girls’ Championship 2022 Entry Form

Nicola Mabbitt Trophy Yrs 8,9 & 10, Finals 27th June 2022, 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.
Nicola Mabbitt entry form 2022
Nicola Mabbitt Score Card 2022