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2018 Divisional Format

Published on Saturday 10th February 2018

The 2018 fixture list will be compiled using the following divisional format

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2018 AGM and Tournament

Published on Tuesday 31st October 2017

The AGM was held on Monday 5 February 2018 and the following should be noted:

Subscriptions are due if not already paid.

Diary Dates

  • Details of team captains to secretary by 31 March
  • Annual Tournament 10-16 June at Harrogate Racquets
  • Dinner & Trophy Presentation 28 September at Masonic Hall


League Rules vote

The vote was 15 yes 10 no 1 abstain. So the 2017 Match Rules will be retained and used for 2018.

Clubs may like to propose changes to the scoring system for 2019, ie use the scoring system similar or the same as York Mens League. Any such proposals and ideas need to be submitted to the committee so it can be circulated around clubs for views. Please do this by end May.



The League Planner software that is used to record results will be set up to allow captains to enter the results, but scorecards still need to be emailed to the league secretary.


Divisional Format

Sadly, Birstwith withdrew from the HDTL. So only one team was relegated from Div 4 and 5. The div list for 2018 will be on the website

The Fixtures list and it will be done in due course (not an easy or straightforward task) and circulated to club contacts and captains once done


New tournaments/leagues supported by HDTL

If you would like to help with a junior/ladies/vets/other event or league then please let the committee know. The HDTL does have funds to support this.

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2017 Annual Dinner

Published on Monday 25th September 2017

The annual dinner dance and trophy presentation took place at The Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham, on Friday 22 September.

Many thanks to West Tanfield Club for organising the event, and in particular to Claire Elsworth. Over 100 people atteneded, a recent record turnout, and all had a lovely evening in the Dales.

The awards were announced by HDTL Chairman Paul Evision, and awarded by HDTL President Ian Hargreaves.

Photos of the winners are in the gallery on the website. Apologies for the poor quality of them, maybe a professional could do them next year?! Next year's event will be hosted by... your club?


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2017 End of Season Report

Published on Thursday 31st August 2017

Message from HDTL Chairman to all Club reps.

As the 2017 season draws to a close, I wanted to get in touch with you all and reflect on another great season and draw your attention to a number of matters:

Firstly I am looking forward to the End of Season Dinner Dance at The Black Sheep Brewery Masham on Friday 22nd September. I hope to see lots of you at the dinner supporting both the tournament and league victors and enjoying what is always a fun event.

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2017 Final Match Report

Published on Wednesday 23rd August 2017

The HDTL season has now been completed and the following teams will be promoted for the 2018 season.  Trophies will be awarded at the Dinner Dance on 22 September. Full details of all matches played can be found under the 2017 Season tab.

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2017 Match Report week 15

Published on Friday 11th August 2017

The final top-of-the league HDTL positions were decided this week. Starbeck C won at home on Monday night against Masham, to take the Division 6 title, but both teams are promoted to Division 5. On Wednesday evening Starbeck B played Northallerton A at home and won, to take the Division 4 title ahead of Harlow A who are also promoted to Division 4 having won against Bedale A. Everyone can celebrate at the Annual Dinner Dance and Trophy Presentation at the Black Sheep Brewery, Masham on 22 September.

Relegation is confirmed at the AGM which will be held on Monday 5 February 2018 at Harrogate Racquets Club as this is when clubs confirm the numbers of teams they are entering. Usually two teams are promoted and relegated from each division.

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2017 Match Report week 14

Published on Saturday 5th August 2017

With the 2017 HDTL season nearing the end there were plenty of top-of and bottom-of the division matches to be decided this week, and more to be played next week.

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2017 Match Report week 13

Published on Sunday 30th July 2017

The penultimate week of the season stayed dry for all the matches except the first one at Wetherby B on Sunday 23 July, which waspostponed.  Division 6 still have two more weeks of the season to play, as there are 9 teams and each team plays 12 matches. There are also some postponed matches from earlier in the season to be played over the next three weeks, before the season ends on 31 August.

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2017 Annual Dinner Dance

Published on Sunday 23rd July 2017

The 2017 Annual HDTL Dinner Dance and Trophy Presentation takes place on 22 September 2017 at the Black Sheep Brewery, Masham. This year it is organised by West Tanfield Club.

All HDTL club reps have been given details, and you should book your place with your club rep. Players, friends and family are all welcome to the event.


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2017 Match Report week 12

Published on Sunday 23rd July 2017

All matches were played in week 12 of the HDTL, despite forecasts of thunderstorms, the evenings stayed fine for tennis.

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2017 Match Report week 11

Published on Saturday 15th July 2017

All matches went ahead over Yorkshire Show week, with Tuesday’s wet weather drying out for the evening matches.

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2017 Match Report week 10

Published on Saturday 8th July 2017

Week 10 of the Harrogate & District Tennis League saw plenty of top-of-the-table-tussles, and the weather stayed fine, and cooler than the high temperatures at Wimbledon.

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2017 Match Report week 9

Published on Saturday 1st July 2017

Week 9 of the HDTL saw all matches being played except for those outdoors on a Wet Wednesday night. However, Academy C in Division 5 were able to play their match indoors, winning against Wetherby A, and in Division 2 Ripon went indoors and played a two-court format to win against Bedale.

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2017 Match Report week 8

Published on Saturday 24th June 2017

After a week’s break for the annual tournament, Harrogate & District Tennis League matches resumed and week 8 was played in warm conditions. Clubs who have two teams in one Division had to play each other this week, and the form book held with Academy winning over Academy A, Harrogate Racquets over Harrogate Racquets A and Wetherby A over Wetherby B.

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2017 Match Report week 7

Published on Friday 9th June 2017

Week 7 of the HDTL started wet and wild, with all matches postponed on Monday and Tuesday except one 1st division fixture where West Tanfield coaxed Academy A onto court and won the match over two wet rounds.

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2017 Match Report week 6

Published on Sunday 4th June 2017

The Spring Bank Holiday week was good weatherwise for the HDTL in week 6 with all matches being played.

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2017 Match Report week 5

Published on Monday 29th May 2017

Week 5 of the HDTL was bathed in hot sunshine, with temperatures well into the top 20’s in the evening. All matches were played and some postponed ones as well.

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2017 Match Report week 4

Published on Saturday 20th May 2017

Week 4 of the HDTL saw matches played in either damp conditions, or beautiful conditions.

Monday’s matches were rained off in Harrogate, but in the district West Tanfield played Academy and won, removing the Academy from the Division 1 top spot for the first time in three years. Starbeck are now at the top of the table, as their match v Boroughbridge was called off, and they play Academy on Monday 22 May. Elsewhere Ripon C won against Masham, and  Bedale A won against  Thirsk B.

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2017 Match Report week 3

Published on Saturday 13th May 2017

Week 3 of the HDTL was a mainly warm and sunny week for the players.

The first match draw under the new rules was played in the 1st Division at Boroughbridge, when Harrogate Racquets A visited, with both teams earning 54 games. Also in the 1st Division, Thirsk won against Academy A by the smallest of margins, 55-53.

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2017 Match Report week 2

Published on Saturday 6th May 2017

Week 2 of the 2017 Harrogate & District Tennis League season was a dry and very windy affair.

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