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Free accessible public tennis to the Watford Community Orchard Park

Local Tennis Leagues is coming to Watford

For those that want to play friendly competitive, tennis in your local park, we can provide the platform to get you started.

Local Tennis Leagues is based in parks and provides a mixed singles league for adults aged 18+, of any standard. Play your tennis , your way, and  join together with tennis players across Watford.  What ever your standard, we'll find you great matches.

Sign up today for the next Watford Park Tennis league which starts on the 11th November.

Want to Play? Well here's how

Orchard Park Tennis

A Green Flag  award winning park, Orchard Park (formally known as North Watford Playing Fields) is ideally located to provide the perfect environment to enjoy playing tennis with friends or family,  offering three recently refurbished tarmac tennis courts. 

Tennis is a fantastic activity to help both physical and mental wellbeing  and is a great example of an activity that can be undertaken in a way that is fun and enjoyable, whilst maintaining social distancing restrictions.

Through our partnership with the LTA we have implemented a managed online court booking system, allowing players to secure their court time for recreational play. 

Watford public tennis courts are free for all members of the community to use and access safely.  However to help manage the use and fair access for everyone who wishes to play we have introduced a simple and free booking process to allow you to reserve and book a court at any of the four park sites.

Please ensure you read and follow the simple steps below so you and others can safely play tennis on the public tennis courts.  

How to book the courts for free at Orchard Park

Step 1: Read the latest COVID-19 Tennis Guidance information

Step 2: Either log in or create a ClubSpark account to register

Step 3: Please ensure you log in to ClubSpark, to unlock the booking sheet (login is in the top right corner)

Step 4:  Click on  "Book a Court"  in the tabs above.

Step 5: Select your playing time and click to book.

Step 6: Complete your booking  and bring a copy of this booking with you when play (print or save on your phone).

* Please note this system has been created to help manage the use of the public tennis courts  in light of the current situation.  Please only use the courts for the period you have booked and respect the self policing nature of reserving court time. You may be asked to provide proof of your court booking.

Watford Borough Council reserves the right to close tennis facilities if these measures are not respected.

Please note it is important that you make yourself aware and follow the guidance on our Tennis Guidance page. 


Coaches are not permitted to coach on any of our Park Tennis sites without written permission from the Council.

The LTA have issued COVID-19 coaching guidance which can be read in full here.


For any welfare concerns please click to view our Parks Tennis Watford Welfare Poster.


How to find us

Orchard Park (Watford)
Gammons Ln
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD24 5JW

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Local Tennis Leagues