Friendly, competitive tennis on Bath'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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Excel Tennis, Royal Victoria Park
Excel Tennis, Royal Victoria 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 the next round here.

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

Team Bath, Sports Training Village

Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Tel: 01225 386339
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Excel Tennis Bath

Royal Avenue, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR
Tel: 01225 425066
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Sydney Gardens

Sydney Place, Bath, BA2 4DB
Tel: 01225 396879
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Alice Park

Bath, BA1 7BL
Tel: 07778 187878
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Collapse AllBath Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 27 June 2019 to Wednesday 21 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Millett [W2, L1] 5
  2. David Ash [W2] 4
  3. Radoslav Kadiyski [W1, L1] 3
  4. Richard Morris [L3] 1
  5. Ben Goose withdrawn
  6. Rick Carter withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Oliver Millett (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "D. A. decided to do a drive by and tapped me up for my final game. It turned out to be battle of the ‘Spin Doctors!’ On my side of the net the customary topspin with the occasional slice on the other a master class in variation of backspin, chops as well as side spin that would not look out of place on a table tennis table. David kept the ball low and unplayable to perpetually drop shot me at will in all parts of the court closing out 1st & 3rd set identically with cunning control of knowing how to win excellent defensive play. My “0” just had to go. The match played in fair unquestionable spirits and won by a perfect sportsman! Well played David. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Radoslav Kadiyski (Aug 1) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The call of playing at the university outdoor courts was still the right touch as the Bath on the beach was still in party time. The match itself was likened to Foreman Vs Ali, thriller in Bath Uni. Radoslav as Foreman bashing the ball, myself, as Ali with the rope-a-dope game, returning balls, keeping the rally going! The set fantastically captured by Radoslav in 1 Hr 25 mins. Swaying on the ropes, energy levels waisted and lack of carbs, Radoslav sent for much needed sustenance to boost his game! With nothing to loose I pressed a little forward to close out the 2nd & 3rd set dropping two games in each. Without doubt Radoslav was a fantastic opponent and gifted tennis player played a great match!"  -- Oliver
Radoslav Kadiyski bt Richard Morris (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentOliver Millett bt Richard Morris (Jul 28) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Crowds and traffic swarmed Victoria Park with Bath on the Beach so a detour to play at the University was the perfect tonic. Richard cycled in to the courts like a fluorescent knight & immediately dished out an array of punishing ground strokes. Quickly chalking up the 1st set 6-2 issued a valuable lesson in respecting the difference between confidence & cocky! Thinking you can win without playing for a few weeks is not smartest of ideas before a league match. Nevertheless, having to dig deep is character building so having raced into a 5-0 lead in the 2nd set & being pegged back to 5-5 was just that! Pulling off the great escape broke his spirits for me to close out the third set 6-2! Great match in tough windy conditions!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Richard Morris (Jul 14) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good, competitive and cagey match in difficult conditions with the sun's position. I just managed to do enough in both sets but either could have gone Richard's way. Enjoyable game, thanks Richard."  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Giles Pocock 9.1 [W4] 8
  2. Rhys Goddard [W2, L1] 4
  3. Philip Bakerian 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Thomas Williams [W1, L1] 2
  5. Bill Wescott [L4]

Match Results:

Giles Pocock bt Thomas Williams (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-3
Thomas Williams bt Bill Wescott (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-4
Giles Pocock bt Philip Bakerian (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRhys Goddard bt Bill Wescott (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match of tennis despite a bit of rain. Cheers Bill! "  -- Rhys
Reveal CommentPhilip Bakerian bt Bill Wescott (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a slightly damp summer's evening, thanks for the game."  -- Philip
Giles Pocock bt Bill Wescott (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-0
Giles Pocock bt Rhys Goddard (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentRhys Goddard bt Philip Bakerian (Jun 30) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "It couldn’t have been a closer match. A very enjoyable (but windy) tennis marathon which could have gone either way. Cheers Phil!"  -- Rhys

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bath archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bath.

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)