Friendly, competitive tennis on Active Newcastle's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

Key points

  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls)
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Exhibition Park

Claremont Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ
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Leazes Park

Richardson Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4BJ
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Other Venues

Richardson Dees Park

North Road, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 8RH
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Armstrong Park

Heaton Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE6 5HP
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Elswick Park

Beech Grove Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE4 6SQ
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Dunston Park

Dunston Road, Gateshead, Durham & Cleveland, NE11 9EE
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Gosforth Central Park

Gosforth High Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 1HD
Tel: 0191 278 7878
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Nuns Moor Park

Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5PA
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Paddy Freemans Park

High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE7 7AH
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Saltwell Park

Gateshead, Durham & Cleveland, NE8 4SF
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"The round was great. I won  all my matches which obviously is a real thrill.However at the same time. I was pushed and were all good,difficult opponents. It's good to play real, competitive matches with incentives to win and do well, while at the same time, not worrying too much about the results and just enjoying the experience without having to feel too much pressure or anything. All my opponents were extremely friendly, nice guys who I'd like to now call friends,and that's one of the main reasons I started to play more competitive tennis in the first place, to socialise and meet new people.  It's a real delight to win this great league, as I didn't believe I could ever win any tennis competition of any kind. I really can't wait to receive my certificate as I will be pinning it up on my wall. I will be entering again sometime. Many thanks"

Dominik Saddington

"Brilliant commentary, very entertaining.  Well done guys for putting it together. I've had a good time and met some nice people," 

Rich D

"Thanks for tennis balls and certificate- I enjoyed participating in the league competition and meeting new like-minded tennis players who enjoy the game. Delighted with all and will get the certificate framed. Will certainly play in league again next year. Thanks again," 

Susan Dunn

"I had a great time playing and made some good tennis friends from the league, so thank you for that!" 

Sophie O'Connell

"I had a great time playing and made some good tennis friends from the league, so thank you for that!" 

Sophie O'Connell

"The round was great. I won  all my matches which obviously is a real thrill.However at the same time. I was pushed and were all good,difficult opponents. It's good to play real, competitive matches with incentives to win and do well, while at the same time, not worrying too much about the results and just enjoying the experience without having to feel too much pressure or anything. All my opponents were extremely friendly, nice guys who I'd like to now call friends,and that's one of the main reasons I started to play more competitive tennis in the first place, to socialise and meet new people.  It's a real delight to win this great league, as I didn't believe I could ever win any tennis competition of any kind. I really can't wait to receive my certificate as I will be pinning it up on my wall. I will be entering again sometime. Many thanks,"

Dominik Saddington

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Collapse AllActive Newcastle Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Lethaby [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Kearney [W1, L1] 3
  3. Stuart Mcgowan [W1] 2
  4. Matthew Davis 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Chris Pearson [L1]
  6. Kishan Patel [L1]
  7. Dan Hayman 8.2 [L1]
  8. Joseph Barton 8.2

Match Results:

James Lethaby bt Dan Hayman (Oct 12) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (12-10)
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Matthew Davis (Oct 12) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A hot day and some well worn balls meant short points were hard to come by. Matt got off to the better start and jumped out to a 4-1 lead before I was able to find some form and take the first set. I then must have mislaid the aforementioned form that i had so recently found in the second as matt cruised it and took it 6-1. The deciding set then went with serve until I got the crucial break at 3-3 and then was able to eek out the win. Some good tennis played by both."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentJames Lethaby bt Kishan Patel (Oct 8) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game with Kishan. Very competitive from the start on the indoor courts. He got the first break in first set but I managed to pull it back. I started serving better in the 2nd which allowed me to take the extended lead. Some great ball hitting throughout. Look forward to the next game and good luck in rest of your matches mate!"  -- James
Jonathan Kearney bt Chris Pearson (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Lethaby bt Jonathan Kearney (Oct 5) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Jonny on the indoor courts. He took the first set 3-6. I started serving better in the following sets and took the match 3-6 6-1 6-1. Good game and look forward to play again."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Stanworth [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Quince 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Andrew Thorp [L1]
  4. Peter McCue 9.2 [L1]
  5. Joe Charlton 9.1
  6. Jonathan Greener 9.1
  7. Jonny Corrall

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Stanworth bt Andrew Thorp (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Andy who is new to the league - some good rallies and several lovely winners dinked over the net from Andy - a skill I haven’t mastered yet! Good luck with the rest of your matches Andy."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Quince bt Chris Stanworth (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Conditions were typically autumnal, with spots of rain, a few leaves on the ground and fading light to contend with. Chris S took the early lead in both sets with him breaking both of my first service games, but I managed enough consistency to build up a score line. Throughout it was tight with some tense games particularly in the second set; another enjoyable match had."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Stanworth bt Peter McCue (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I’ve played Peter a lot recently and we’ve had some extremely close matches. While the overall score wasn’t as close this time there were still plenty of close games. I found more consistency with my first serve and completed a much higher percentage of winners attempted than in recent games which helped me take more control of the match this time around. Cheers for the game Peter"  -- Chris

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Active Newcastle archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Active Newcastle.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)