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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Leazes Park
Leazes Park

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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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"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

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

Rich D

"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

"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 26 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. John Waites 9.1 [W2] 4
  2. Paul Kearns 8.1 [W1] 2
  3. Simon Barnes [W1, L1] 2
  4. Matthew Davis 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Joe Charlton 9.1 [L2]
  6. Joe Neatrour [L1]
  7. Joseph Barton 8.2
  8. Stuart Mcgowan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Davis bt Joe Charlton (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good hit with Joe. Weather was perfect for tennis, particularly warm for a Saturday morning in February! First set was close until I managed to break away at the back end of the set. Second set was a bit more one sided. I managed to hit some good passing shots and lobs today which was pleasing as it can often be a bit of ‘cat and mouse’ game with Joe with him charging the net and me trying to figure out a way past him! Overall good game with some good rallies. Look forward to the next time! "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Simon Barnes (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing Paul at Beverley Park's tennis club on a sunny, dry day. Bit blustery but it was the same for both of us. I lost the opening game on my serve, which is never a great sign; Paul cantered to 6-4 and I barely troubled him. Around 4-3 I brought him to deuce on his serve (not sure how) but Paul stepped up a gear and fizzed some firsts passed me to dampen any hope of drawing level. The second set was all downhill - I didn't have the weapons or consistency to trouble Paul's game; Paul was generous with a few calls on my shots and the entire match was played in a good spirit. Paul's serve, movement and consistency is a class above mine. I blame this tonking on a mystery virus/ my string tension/my coach/the media/other "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Joe Charlton (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I started well whilst Joe struggled on his serve abit. Gusty conditions made play awkward in the second set, with the least errors made being the difference."  -- John
Reveal CommentSimon Barnes bt Joe Neatrour (Feb 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet Joe. We had a great match played in good spirit on a bright, windy day at Exhibition Park. The opening set was over quickly after a sticky first game in which Joe held me at deuce. However, Joe played much more strongly in the second set and was responsible for the match's most memorable shots: a slam dunk, Pete Sampras style smashed winner; a perfectly judged lob under pressure that left me floundering, and an inside out forehand that I could only stand and admire. Joe was chasing everything down and the momentum was shifting his way at the end. However, I managed to hold serve and Joe eventually succumbed. Great chatting to Joe; no better way to start your Sunday."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJohn Waites bt Matthew Davis (Feb 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Strong wind made conditions tricky. Matt got a high percentage of first serves in, ran down alot of balls and hit a number of accurate lobs so here were plenty of long competitive rallies, especially in the second set."  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Aitor Lopez De Uralde 9.1
  2. Chris Quince 9.1
  3. Chris Stanworth
  4. Holly Lockhart
  5. Jonathan Greener 9.1
  6. Nicholas Rowe 9.2
  7. Peter McCue 9.2


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) 

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)