Active Newcastle Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Active Newcastle's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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

Close matches, close by.

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Join The League

New rounds for the Active Newcastle league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Exhibition Park

Claremont Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ

Entrance off Park Terrace. Five outdoor courts that are always free to use and recently resurfaced
(Information correct as of December 2016)

# of Outdoor Courts: 5

Free to use.

Leazes Park

Richardson Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4BJ

Six outdoor hard courts. The Leaze Park Tennis Club operates off the courts and membership offers a wide range of benefits including online booking for three of the courts. Club members may join the league for the discounted rate of £10.

# of Outdoor Courts: 6

Courts cost £5 per hour; pay at the Moffat Pavilion. Online booking available for three courts.

Gosforth Central Park

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

Two free courts in a very popular park

Opening Times:

The site is open at all times

# of Outdoor Courts: 2


Nuns Moor Park

Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5PA

Two outdoor courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Free to use.

Armstrong Park

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

Three outdoor courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 3

Free to use.

Dunston Park

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

Two outdoor courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Free to use.

Saltwell Park

Gateshead, Durham & Cleveland, NE8 4SF

Two outdoor courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Free to use.

Paddy Freemans Park

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

Two outdoor courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Free to use.

Elswick Park

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

Two outdoor courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Free to use.

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


"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

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

Rich D

"Always good games and appreciate the website.",

John Lapsley

"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

"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

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Report your results

Collapse AllActive Newcastle Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 24 November 2016 to Wednesday 1 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 December 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Stuart Mcgowan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matthew Davis 9.1 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Javier Bernardez 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gordon Smith 7.2 [W2] 4
  5. Peter McCue 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joseph Barton 9.2 [L1]
  7. Hannah Stockton 7.2

Match Results:

Matthew Davis bt Peter McCue (Jan 2) 7-6 (12-10), 6-3
Reveal CommentGordon Smith bt Javier Bernardez (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed a competitive match with Javier, very pleasant guy. Fairly damp conditions though, thankfully, no actual rain and best of all, no wind."  -- Gordon
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Matthew Davis (Dec 11) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another windy affair but still some good tennis by both players. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentGordon Smith bt Peter McCue (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice guy Pete; weather a bit overcast, thankfully no wind to speak of. Balls got a little heavier during play due to the dampness but everything went off smoothly. Shame we couldn't arrange a drink afterwards. Look forward to playing there again but would love to play indoors at some point."  -- Gordon
Matthew Davis bt Joseph Barton (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Javier Bernardez (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match all round. A couple of fortunate net chords for me at critical points in both sets. I've definitely used up all my luck for this round. Sorry Javi! "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Peter McCue (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly windy conditions but a good match nonetheless. The "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt Matthew Davis (Nov 26) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really competitive match, with a very long and tight first set ending in a close tie break. Second set was shorter with more unforced erros but the decisive third set was very tough again with some very long rallies. A really great match"  -- Javier
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt Peter McCue (Nov 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match played under uncomfortable conditions especially in one side of the court because of the blinding sunshine. Both players struggled to hold serve during all match. Good match overall with some good rallies"  -- Javier

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Allan [W1] 2
  2. Jonathan Greener 9.2 [L1]
  3. James Williams
  4. Joti Ahir 10.2
  5. Khalid Shroufi 10.2

Match Results:

Mark Allan bt Jonathan Greener (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-1


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Active Newcastle archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.


Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won


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