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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"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

"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

"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 30 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gordon Smith 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. James Lethaby [W1] 2
  3. Dan Hayman 8.2 [L1] 1
  4. Chris Quince 9.1 [L1]
  5. Kishan Patel
  6. Stuart Mcgowan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Lethaby bt Dan Hayman (Jan 19) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable start to the league on Sunday morning with Dan. Playing indoors at Northumberland club, I started the first set strong, serving well and pushing Dan back with my returns, managed to run away with the first set. However, in the second Dan improved massively and was hitting some incredible passing shots, not giving me a chance at the net. He managed to break for the set. The third was still close, and had a couple of really eventful rallies. I came out on top in the end as I was managing to hit my shots well, really good game and good luck for rest of your matches!"  -- James
Reveal CommentGordon Smith bt Chris Quince (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Chris caught me on a good day with a wind that became an increasing problem, I think I made about 3 mistakes the whole match through and that's kind of unusual. Long may it happen. We didn't have long to chat but Chris came across well. Nice guy, I wish him good fortune in his remaining matches."  -- Gordon

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Davis 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Joseph Barton 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Peter McCue 9.2 [L1]
  4. Sean Stephen 10.2 [L1]
  5. Joe Charlton 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoseph Barton bt Peter McCue (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As always this was an enjoyable match with Peter. Very sunny, cold wintery day, where the very low sun behind the city centre end of the Exhibition Park courts wreaked havoc for both players. Balls kept low throughout the match as well in the conditions but as ever with Peter there were still a lot of long rallies as he played very consistently. I edged the first set 6-4 thanks to being the winner of the only game won against the low sun (the 8th game)! In the second set Peter led 2-1 early on thanks particularly to a series of great lobs. However I was able to see out the match 6-4 6-3 thanks to some solid retuning which made up for some poor serving from myself. An enjoyable start to 2020 on the tennis court. "  -- Joseph
Matthew Davis bt Sean Stephen (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-0

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)