Club Teams & Fixtures
The Club takes part in several local leagues, playing against other clubs in Hertfordshire and the area around Aylesbury, all through the year. We play in Ladies, Men's, Mixed and Vets leagues, all doubles matches. The aim is for anyone who is keen to play in a team to be given the chance to do so at the right level. Our Head Coach, Chris Stringer, also runs a Men's AEGON team for our best players where the format includes singles and doubles.
During the summer we enter the Hertfordshire League (HL) which consists of 3 doubles pairs playing a total of 6 sets. These matches all take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There are 4 Ladies teams and 4 Men's teams. The other 3 Ladies teams are spread throughout the Ladies league, giving players the opportunity to play at a level that suits them. The Men's teams are equally spread out.
We also have several Men's and Ladies teams in the Herts Vets league which is a 2 pair league and plays during the summer months, mostly during the weekends.
The Aylesbury and District League (AL) takes place during the summer (midweek evening matches) and Winter (weekend matches) and we enter the Ladies, Men's, Mixed and Vets mixed. These matches consist of 2 pairs playing a total of 4 sets.
Aylesbury League teams double success!
For the second year in a row, our senior tennis section has attained the exceptional achievement of winning the top division of the Aylesbury League in both the Ladies and the Men’s competitions.
Jo Hodge, who captains the Ladies team says, “It was a really fantastic team effort with 15 players offering their services to play which was great. It was very close in the end coming right down to the final matches so a huge thank you to everyone for playing. It is brilliant to be so successful for the last two winter seasons and shows great commitment, especially over the chilly winter months! “
Players in this winter’s Ladies team included Jo Hodge, Judith Allnutt, Anna Linton, Lynn Light, Jenny Webster, Brigitta Case, Lynne Jones, Carol Duguid, Helen Rostron, Lizzie Johnson, Kathy Snook, Maddie Brooks, Jenny Fradgley, Kate Murphy, and Tracey Mackey.
The Men’s team was again led by Dermot Horner, who said ‘Having not won the Aylesbury league Division 1 winter competition until last year for over 20 years, to retain the title is a fantastic achievement for the team. It is a fiercely contested league with a lot of closely contested matches and it was a great team effort by everyone to win it’
The players who represented Berkhamsted Men’s 1 were Dermot Horner, Denis Repard, Alex Haddad, Olly Fradgley, Tom Hodge, Matt Markwort, Chris Hill, Wal Mackey, Steve Passmore and Lawrence Kaye.
If any Club member wishes to take part in any of these matches, we are always looking for new recruits. Please contact either the appropriate team captain if you know which team you would fit into, or Tracey Mackey, the Match Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org who will put you in touch with the right person. We hold a few match practice evenings before the summer season (about April/May time) so look out for emails about these. Team captains’ names can be found on the match noticeboard in the changing room corridor.