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 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 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

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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"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

"Always good games and appreciate the website.",

John Lapsley

"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

"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

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Collapse AllActive Newcastle Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 25 January 2018 to Wednesday 21 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Stuart Mcgowan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joe Charlton 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Aitor Lopez De Uralde 9.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Barton 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Ali Hajeeh Ali 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. James Gray 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Joe Charlton (Feb 18) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Joe, although the neutral would argue this didn't quite live up to the tension and drama of our previous league encounter in December. The match started very evenly with both players struggling to hold serve thanks to some strong returning. Joe took a 4-3 lead due to some impressive volleying, but I was able to prevail from some long games with many deuces to fight back to take the set 6-4. The second set began in similarly tight fashion, reaching 2-2 . A couple of tense games followed but I was able to take a 4-2 lead, before getting through the final 2 games in slightly more straightforward fashion to win 6-4 6-2. Enjoyable match and decent conditions for February. Relieved to sneak the victory."  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Joe Charlton (Feb 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice day for a game and some really nice tennis played by both. I was hitting really well off both sides today and found some consistency with my serve, although Joe put up much more of a fight than the scoreline would suggest."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentJoe Charlton bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cold and windy but a fun match. I was on good form and Aitor's consistency let him down, so it was a match that could definitely have gone the other way on another occasion. I look forward to next time!"  -- Joe
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Ali Hajeeh Ali (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy today which seemed to blow everything into my forehand. After Ali had adjusted to the conditions and began to employ some slice and drop shots to good effect he had me worried that a third set was on the cards, but luckily I was able to regain some composure and close out the match."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Mcgowan bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (Feb 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quick relocation to leazes after originally intending to play at the Ex (those courts really are terrible if any rain comes down). Really fun match with aitors backhand really firing and my forehand doing the same. A faster start for me meant I was able to take the first before aitor had got settled. The second set was much more nip and tuck; 2-0 start for me, then 3 games on the spin for aitor to get me worried, before finding some rhythm on my serve again to close it out."  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentAli Hajeeh Ali bt Aitor Lopez De Uralde (Feb 4) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close and a competitive game that could've gone either way. Aitor managed to win the first set then I equalised by clinching the second set in the tiebreak. The final set was won by me after leading 2 games after breaking Aitor's serve. "  -- Ali

Current Rankings:

  1. Bryan Gillingham 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matthew Davis 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. Chris Stanworth [W1] 2
  4. Peter McCue 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Joti Ahir 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Paulie Wakefield [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Davis bt Bryan Gillingham (Feb 18) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice morning for some tennis! First set was a bit one sided but the second set was very competitive with Bryan getting off to a great start and actually served for the second set, I managed to win the remaining 4 games which had some great rallies in to steal the final set and match, credit to Bryan who started slowly but turned it round to make it a really great match "  -- Matthew
Chris Stanworth bt Paulie Wakefield (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-1
Matthew Davis bt Paulie Wakefield (Feb 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentBryan Gillingham bt Joti Ahir (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match against Joti with pretty much every game going to 30-30 or deuce. Joti threatened a remarkable comeback at 5-1 down in the second set, but I held my nerve to serve out the match. I forgot to write a report for last weeks match against Paulie. Also another really good match, with Paulie struggling after an operation a couple of weeks earlier. Looking forward to playing both again soon!"  -- Bryan
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt Paulie Wakefield (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played on a sunny day and as usual at Armstrong Park on such days there was sun in the eyes at one end ! Two good sets of tennis however "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJoti Ahir bt Paulie Wakefield (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a windy morning in Leazes Park. Both players getting back into the swing of things after some time out meant some frustrating unforced errors on both sides, but standards improved throughout the course of the match. Thanks for a good game. "  -- Joti
Bryan Gillingham bt Paulie Wakefield (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Active Newcastle archive.
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.

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

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