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The Datchworth is a competitive but friendly tennis league with 120 teams in 15 divisions from 34 Hertfordshire clubs.


The Datchworth is a competitive but friendly tennis league, with 120 teams in 15 divisions from 34 Hertfordshire clubs.

Last Update: 18.43 on Tuesday July 16th.

Week Thirteen - 2 Results/Postponements outstanding.

With a week to spare congratulations are in order for Hitchin 1 who have taken the Datchworth crown for the first time.

Well done to the other teams who have sewn up their divisions or booked their promotion spot too.

For all teams that have completed 10 matches, please don't forget that you can't bring in any new players for your remaining 4 (unless they have played for one of your club's other teams and are not ineligible due to the playing up rule).

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Sunday 23rd June the Datchworth 50th Birthday Celebration Tournament at Welwyn Tennis Club.

The whole day was a spectacular celebration befitting this amazing league.

The atmosphere was both friendly and competitive. All fixtures were played with complete fairness (hardly a disputed line call!!) but with a very competitive edge to them.

There were 6 round robin groups of 4 pairs. The top two pairs entered the afternoon tournament for the trophy, the bottom two - the plate.

Once all fixtures were finished playinng (around 3:30) we then completed the day with nail biting semi's and magnificent finals, the majority stayed until the end creating an amazing atmosphere for our finalists.

Trophy Final Welwyn 1 versus Wheathampstead 1 ( Jane Kelly & Ben Giddens from Wheathampstead were the victors!)
Plate Final St Margarets versus Knebworth (Jill Wilkins & Arnie Worton-Geer from St Margarets the victors!)

As well as having a glorious day (the sunshine came as ordered) we were able to raise over £700 for Cancer research with the raffle provided by the Welwyn Tennis club team.

If you wish to see the photographs documenting the day they will shortly be on the Welwyn Tennis Club website and facebook page.

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Summer 2019 Summary

Summer 2019 Fixture Matrix

Summer 2019 Detail Table

Summer 2019 Player Results

Summer 2019 Remarks

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The Summer league runs on 14 Monday evenings from end April to end July. This season there are 120 teams in 15 divisions. Division 1 is good county standard, the lower divisions are less energetic. There is an Autumn league played at weekends from early September to mid November.

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