I’m worried about my standard!
No need! The league is open to everyone. We divide players into groups of the same ability so you only play people of your standard
How do you judge people’s level?
We have evolved a questionnaire, based on our experience of running tennis leagues since 2005. See the Questionnaire
When and where are matches played?
It’s up to you! Matches are arranged between opponents at a mutually convenient time and place (most of the leagues are based on one or more ‘home’ set of courts)
How many matches will I have to play?
There should be at least 5 matches and a maximum of 7 matches to play, depending how many people join.
How do I know who I will be playing?
We send an email with all the information, including contact details for players in your group, shortly before each round starts
What is a ‘round’?
Typically, each ‘round’ lasts 8 weeks. This is the timeframe to play your matches
Does the entry fee cover the cost of the courts?
Sorry, no! It covers prizes, free balls at the midway point, and all the administration costs. Some courts in some league locations are free!
Who books the courts?
Either you or your opponent. When arranging matches, decide between yourselves who will do this.
How do I report scores?
Either email us with the result or use the report your score forms on the current round pages. Either way, we will aknowledge the score and post it to the website.
What happens when the round finishes?
Winners in each group are promoted in the next round and losers demoted. Other players may go up or down according to past performance and the overall number of players playing. Please note, as numbers always fluctate from round to round, the number of each group is not comparable between rounds.
How many rounds are there?
We aim to run four rounds a year
What about doubles?
Doubles (usually mixed doubles) is offered according to demand. If you are interested, just let us know!
What is British Tennis Membership and ratings?
Anyone who plays in one of our leagues is entitled to FREE British Tennis Membership, offered by the LTA. One benefit of membership is that you receive an official rating which you can improve by playing and winning matches. There is more information here
There is more playing advice and notes on the rules and regulations on the Rules and Regulations page