St Georges Hill is the venue for the Worldpay NPL Finals 2023 taking place between 25-28 May 2023. The club's address is: St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club, St George’s Hill, Warreners Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0LL
In brackets: (seed) (shirt colour)
In brackets: (seed) (shirt colour)
Hilton Cobham, Seven Hills Road South, Cobham, KT11 1EW Tel: 01932-864-471
As St George’s Hill is a busy members club we are anticipating that there will be extremely limited parking on site for Worldpay NPL competitors/spectators as the club is already at or near parking capacity on most days.
There is no scope at all for spilling over on to the private roads inside the St George’s Hill estate (within security barriers), so we are asking all teams to be sensible, so potential problems are avoided.
Teams should do everything they can to car-share, and they will be directed to a designated Worldpay NPL section of the club car park on arrival at the club. Once that is full, arriving competitors/spectators will need to park on the public roads outside the private estate, and walk in to the club (which is about a 4-5 minute walk from the estate entrance).
Old Avenue is the main road that runs up to the security gates, and is no distance, so please be respectful about this situation.
As in previous years teams will be requested to submit a Mini Squad of up to 8 names. If you name the full 8 names, then 6 of the names must have completed a match at the regional stages, the 7th player could have been on your original listing and not played a match, and the 8th player could be a wildcard player i.e. someone that has not represented any team throughout the competition.
Therefore we are potentially allowing team captains the flexibility of two wildcards following the criteria set out here.
We plan on conducting the draw via zoom, the date is to be confirmed.
We will be seeding the top 8 teams based on ATP or WTA ranking, then ITF Pro Ranking of 1500 or better, followed by the combined ratings of your top 4 named players in your mini squad submissions.
The Mens and Ladies competition will both follow the same rules throughout, which are slightly different to the regional stages. The main differences are set out below, otherwise it is the same, and after discussions with the LTA permission has been granted to conclude under these rules, so original LTA ratings will be taken into account:
As in previous events the Worldpay NPL will provide the playing T-shirts for all participants, which can be collected on arrival at the club, with adequate numbers provided for each team. For the 2023 finals, each team will have shirts of a different colour.
These t-shirts will have the team name on the back, and the name of the shirt sponsor on the front. Shirts will be collected on arrival for the event.
St George’s Hill adopt an all white policy and so the Men must wear white shorts/white socks, while the women can wear skirts or shorts with white socks.
Shoes can be any colour and grass court shoes are recommended if play is on the grass.
Prior to the start of event, each team will be required to present themselves for a mandatory team photo and captain's interview. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.
It is hoped to play on the grass this year, so fingers crossed the weather is kind to us, and the potential of these pristine grass courts being at their best when we play! We have back up as well with the 4 brand new Poraflex courts, and 2 Indoor courts available should rain intervene.
We have plans to have four of the courts televised via the Tennis Channel. Last year 2 courts were live-streamed, but we intend to increase this to 4 courts for the 2023 finals.
We aim to deliver equal live-streaming coverage for both Men's and Women's events.
The 2023 event will see more choice for more extensive meals indoors as guests will be able to use all the club's dining facilities.
On Wednesday 24th May (the night before the event starts), our headline sponsor Worldpay are kindly inviting all participants for an evening BBQ at St George's Hill tennis club.
This year there will be a Prize Money pot of £19,100, similar to last year: