Harrogate & District Tennis League

This is the official HDTL 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.

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 50 teams from 19 clubs.

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HDTL tournament 2024

Published on Saturday 15th June 2024

HDTL mixed doubles tournament event – for 2024


HSTC is happy to host a mixed doubles event, in the HDTL annual tournament, which has not run since 2019.



First come, first served for entry, no ranking point priority.

Mixed Doubles Open event – 16 pairs maximum (reserve list to be made) and any mixed gender pair from an HDTL club can enter (do not have to be from the same club). If you cannot play a match at the allotted time, you concede.

Mixed Doubles Restricted event - 16 pairs maximum (reserve list to be made) and any mixed gender pair from an HDTL club who has played a match for a team in Divs 3-6 from an HDTL club can enter (do not have to be from the same club). If you cannot play a match at the allotted time, you concede.

16 pairs means 8 matches first round, 4 matches second round; to be played on one day. 2 semi-final matches and final to be played on second day.

(A pair may enter both events, if eligible, and if there is space.)



August BH weekend 24-26 August 2024.

Saturday 24 August, from 2pm, play first two rounds of restricted = 8+4 matches.

Sunday 25 August, from 2pm, play first two rounds of open event, which is 8+4 matches.

Monday 26 August, from 2pm, play 2 x semi-final and Final of Open event, and play the 2 x semi-final, and Final of restricted event.



The HDTL have appointed Steve Plant as referee, and he has set up and will load up LTA Tournament Planner with the draws, and invite entries.


Entry fee

No entry fee this season, the HDTL will fund the court hire, balls and referee fees.



Best of 3 sets. First two sets, tie-break at 6-6. If drawn at 1-1 a third set Championship tie-break, only, first to 10 points.



HSTC would provide the courts, so matches may be on astro courts or tarmac courts.



The first rounds will have new balls, the second rounds will reuse these balls. The semis will have new balls, and the final will have new balls.



The existing HDTL Open and Restricted trophy/shield will be presented, and engraved by HDTL.


Bad weather

It is a BH weekend. The club would aim to reduce match times, and/or reschedule.



The Break Point café and clubhouse may not be open all the time that the tournament is running. Toilet and changing room is available 24/7.



Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre is at the end of Claro Park, HG1 4BB after the Royal Mail sorting office and Emsley Cranes. Do not go down Ainsty Rd to Harrogate High School.


Entry opens 13 July at:


Entries close: 17/8/24


The referees’ decision is final.

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2023 HDTL Season

Published on Tuesday 4th April 2023

HDTL 2023 Divisional results

Division 1 – David Lloyd, runners-up Boroughbridge.

Division 2 – HSTC, and promoted Bedale

Division 3 – Knaresborough, and promoted Harrogate Racquets A

Division 4 – Ripon B, and promoted Westfields

Division 5 – Ripon C, and promoted Starbeck C

Division 6 -  Harrogate Racquets B, and promoted West Tanfield

Trophies have been awarded and should be returned at the 2024 AGM, when the HDTL will have them engraved for 2023.

The divisional format is decided at the AGM, and the aim is to have 8 teams in a division. This determines if none, one or two teams are relegated.

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AGM 2024

Published on Tuesday 10th August 2021

The 2024 AGM was be held on Monday 4 March 2024 at 7pm at Harrogate Racquets Club. Thanks to Harrogate Racquets for hosting us.

The fixture list has been prepared by Ian Hargreaves and been sent to the HDTL club reps, and is being loaded into League Planner.

Divisional Formation 2024 agreed at AGM
David Lloyd Harrogate
Harrogate Racquets
Harrogate Spa TC
David Lloyd Harrogate A
Ripon A
Boston Spa
Boroughbridge A
Knaresborough KJ
Harrogate Racquets A
Starbeck A
Thirsk A
Wetherby A
Ripon B
Div 4
Starbeck B
Knaresborough KJ A
Bedale A
Harlow A
Thirsk B
Ripon C
Starbeck C
Div 5
Almscliffe A
Wetherby B
Boroughbridge B
Ripon D
Harrogate Racquets B
West Tanfield
Div 6
Harlow B
Almscliffe B
Knaresbrough KJ B
Harrogate Racquets C
Boroughbridge C
Northallerton A

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