The Harrogate and District Tennis League offers competitive mixed doubles at a wide range of standards in six divisions. The lower divisions provide competition for club players of average standard, while Division 1 attracts players of a very high calibre for regular mixed doubles. The League has operated successfully for many years and currently has 52 teams from 20 clubs. Although it centres around Harrogate, it ranges south to Wetherby and Almscliffe , and north to Northallerton and Thirsk.

The League is always interested to hear from tennis clubs wishing to join and enter teams for the first time, or those wishing to re-enter. New Clubs and Teams are usually elected at the League AGM in February each year. We are particularly pleased to welcome back Mashamshire to the League after an absence of a few years, and hope they have a successful and enjoyable season.

The Harrogate and District Tennis League is ready to negotiate sponsorship with local businesses. Sponsorship is essential to give the League financial stability in the medium to long term. It also helps to keep down the cost of annual team subscriptions and, perhaps most important of all, enables us to offer free entry to the annual tournament - which has seen record entries in recent years. Our expected sponsorship deal this year was not honoured, but we are very grateful to Harrogate Racquets Club for their continued commitment in giving up their courts for a whole week to our Annual Tournament and are discussing how to promote this as a joint venture next season.

For further information about the League, contact the secretary: Carolyn Rothwell e-mail:

This is the official league web site, and its prime function is to keep clubs and their players informed about news and events. In particular, it provides a regular update of results and league tables during the season, which runs from the end of April to mid-August.

Dave Titchmarsh