St Georges Hill is the venue for the NPL Finals 2022 taking place between 31st May and 3rd June 2022. The club's address is: St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club, St George’s Hill, Warreners Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0LL
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 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 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 on Thursday 26th May. The deadline for your squad submissions will be Wednesday 25th May at 6pm.
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 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. These t-shirts will have the team name on the back, and the name of the shirt sponsor on the front (GB Solutions). 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.
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 two of the courts televised via the Tennis Channel, which will be a first for the NPL.
We are pleased to announce that we will have the great pleasure of welcoming Judy Murray to St George’s Hill on Monday 30th May, which will be a practice day for the players. Judy will be engaged with some club activities throughout the day, however on the evening the NPL is hosting a sponsor and players meal, with an allocation of 4 tickets per team (free).
Friends/supporters would be welcome if the event does not exceed capacity at a charge of £10 per person on the night. Judy will be officially launching the event on the Monday evening, and will be conducting a talk at the event, with the dress code smart casual.
A kiosk facility will be available for Paninis/Sandwiches/Hot and Cold Drinks/Soup/Snacks etc but 2022 will see more choice for more extensive meals indoors as guests will be able to use all the club's dining facilities.
This year there will be a Prize Money pot of £19,600, we are pleased to illustrate the exact breakdown below, which is an increase across the board compared to 2021: