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Bedford Park, aerial view
Bedford Park, aerial view

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HOW IT WORKS:

  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

THE LEAGUE IS:

  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • For beginners as well as advanced players

KEY POINTS:

  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

See here for the complete rules and regulations.

 

Getting started

New players will need to create an account with us and include their LTA Advantage Number before joining 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.


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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours, please let us know.

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Primary Venues

Bedford Park

Park Ave, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK4 02 Tel: full venue details »

Allen Park

Ford End Road, Queens Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK4 04 Tel: full venue details »

Mowsbury Park

Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8BD Tel: 01234 363227 full venue details »

Southfield Tennis Courts

Southfields Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK4 Tel: full venue details »

Russell Park

The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3SA Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Pavenham Tennis Club

The Playing Fields, High Street, Pavenham, Bedfordshire, MK43 7PH Tel: 07494534595 full venue details »

Langford Tennis Club

Mill Lane, Langford, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9QB Tel: full venue details »
Report your results

Collapse AllBedford Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 16 June 2022 to Wednesday 10 August 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 July 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 John Harrison 2 2 0 0 4 WW
2 Adriano Di Carlo 1 0 1 0 0 L
3 Simon Cromie 1 0 1 0 0 L
4 John Finn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Michael Dyer 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Paul Bennett 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt Adriano Di Carlo (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on a blustery but sunny morning in late June on a great set of courts hidden away at the back end of Kempston park. In the first set, although 6-0, there were a number of long rallies and was certainly closer than it sounds. In the second set Adriano came out in a different mindset and took an early deserved lead including 2 aces (his first ever!) and harder hit ground strokes. In time I managed to hold my nerve to take it 6-3. Great game overall, getting us ready for Wimbledon (well at least watching it)!"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Harrison bt Simon Cromie (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening for tennis and welcome to Simon for his first ever match in the local tennis league. Simon hit a range of strong and deep ground strokes which proved difficult to return and contributed to an enjoyable game. Good luck Simon in your next game."  -- John

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Ben Friman 1 1 0 0 2 W
2 Lucy Dryburgh 1 0 1 0 1 L
3 Calogero Catania 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Martin Copland 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Peter Hedley 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBen Friman bt Lucy Dryburgh (Jun 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I don't know about anyone else, but I'm going to sleep well tonight. It was an epic battle."  -- Ben

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bedford archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Bedford.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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.