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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Armstrong Park

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

Dunston Road, Gateshead, Durham & Cleveland, NE11 9EE
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Elswick Park

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

Claremont Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ
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Gosforth Central Park

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

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

Richardson Dees Park

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

"After 30 years of barely picking a tennis racket up, I'm enjoying playing again after starting in March. The league offers the opportunity to play against a variety of styles. It can sometimes be difficult to arrange league matches, particularly when the weather is so unpredictable. However, since playing my first league match v Matt Davis, in March we have played about a dozen friendlies,, so the league also offers the opportunity to meet others with whom matches can be arranged, not only between rounds, but also during rounds when league matches can't be arranged," 

Rajeev Dhirani

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

Sophie O'Connell

"Always good games and appreciate the website.",

John Lapsley

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

Rich D

"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 18 | Thursday 4 May 2017 to Wednesday 28 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 May 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Javier Bernardez 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Waites 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rajeev Dhirani 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Barton 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Aitor Lopez De Uralde 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Quince 9.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Paulie Wakefield [L5]
  8. Martin Ashburn 10.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Chris Quince bt Paulie Wakefield (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt Joseph Barton (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match played on a bit wet conditions at the beginning and quite windy althoughout. First set was very tight with both players keeping the serve and just decided in the tie break. A really enjoyable match with very long rallies althoughout."  -- Javier
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt John Waites (Jun 22) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. First set was very tight throughout with very long rallies. It took more than one hour ended in a very tough tiebreak that could've gone either way. A really enjoyable match."  -- Javier
Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Paulie Wakefield (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play at a different court to Exhibition Park for a change. Had to adapt to the low bounce of the Armstrong Park gravel. Others clearly had the same idea on a busy sunny evening on the tennis courts. In the match Paulie unfortunately had to battle through a back injury and issues with his racket but fought until the end shown by how he won the penultimate game of the match which forced me to serve the match out for a 6-1 6-1 win."  -- Joseph
John Waites bt Paulie Wakefield (Jun 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Chris Quince (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "On potentially the hottest day of the year so far it seemed the general public favoured sun bathing in exhibition park over playing tennis meaning it was easy to get a court but a crowd was present for this encounter. Chris came out the blocks quickest racing into a 4-0 lead, before I fought back to level a topsy turvy encounter at 4-4. A couple of long and hugely tense games followed but I was able to complete the comeback and win the first set 6-4. Second set was a lot shorter than the epic first set and I quickly led 3-0. Chris came out on top in some long rallies to get back to 3-1 and almost 3-2 but unfortunately he began to be hampered by an arm injury which allowed me to wrap up a 6-4 6-1 win. Enjoyable match with some long rallies"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentAitor Lopez De Uralde bt Chris Quince (Jun 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in a cloudy but warm day. Both sets were very even with long rallies and some good shots. "  -- Aitor
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Rajeev Dhirani (May 29) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive match, that the scoreline doesn't really reflect, as many long and hard fought rallies. "  -- John
  • "Well beaten by some very good tennis." Rajeev
Reveal CommentRajeev Dhirani bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (May 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match, with a tie break required in the first set to separate the players. Both players looked to play on the front foot, leading to some hard hitting and fast paced rallies."  -- Rana
Rajeev Dhirani bt Chris Quince (May 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (May 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match, with many good rallies, which the scoreline doesn't really reflect."  -- John
John Waites bt Chris Quince (May 13) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRajeev Dhirani bt Joseph Barton (May 13) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable hard fought match with some particularly long rallies. Both players had to adjust to, at times, gusty conditions. "  -- Rana
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (May 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match played on very good conditions. The scoreline doesn't reflect the right level of the game. Very enjoyable match with some really good and long rallies."  -- Javier
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt Chris Quince (May 12) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Match played on very good conditions, just a bit windy sometimes. Very enjoyable match with good rallies throughout."  -- Javier
Rajeev Dhirani bt Paulie Wakefield (May 9) 6-0, 6-0
Javier Bernardez bt Paulie Wakefield (May 7) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Davis 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Asif Tulah 10.1 [W4, L1] 9
  3. Jonathan Greener 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adam Wilson [W2, L3] 4
  5. Irina Hendrickx [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ian Humphreys 10.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAsif Tulah bt Adam Wilson (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Spins and deuces were the order of the day. A good game making full use of the court."  -- Asif
Reveal CommentAsif Tulah bt Ian Humphreys (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Wind picked up quite a bit today, but still a nice morning for tennis. Thanks for the match."  -- Asif
Reveal CommentAdam Wilson bt Irina Hendrickx (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very humid night, but an enjoyable match, thanks"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAsif Tulah bt Jonathan Greener (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in the glorious British June heatwave. It's hot at the Queen's Club and the weather isn't letting us down here in Newcastle either. This was one day where you didn't want to forget your water bottle! "  -- Asif
Reveal CommentAdam Wilson bt Ian Humphreys (Jun 14) 1-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, I enjoyed it."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJonathan Greener bt Adam Wilson (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in slightly gusty conditions. About 30,000 deuce games."  -- Jonathan
Matthew Davis bt Adam Wilson (Jun 4) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
Reveal CommentAsif Tulah bt Irina Hendrickx (May 31) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny evening for tennis. No clay in sight, instead it was the hard courts of Exhibition Park. Fun match with some nice points making full use of the court. "  -- Asif
Reveal CommentJonathan Greener bt Irina Hendrickx (May 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies in drizzly conditions. 2nd match today - the things I do for some free tennis balls!"  -- Jonathan
Matthew Davis bt Jonathan Greener (May 29) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentIrina Hendrickx bt Ian Humphreys (May 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a hot day. "  -- Irina
Matthew Davis bt Ian Humphreys (May 21) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentJonathan Greener bt Ian Humphreys (May 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lot closer than the score suggests with a number of deuce games. Played in front of a packed Exhibition Park!"  -- Jonathan
Matthew Davis bt Asif Tulah (May 13) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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