Friendly, competitive tennis on Burton-upon-Trent's public courts

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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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Shobnall Leisure Complex

Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2BB
Tel:  01283 372970
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Collapse AllBurton-upon-Trent Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 6 June 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 July 2019)

And now we are five! Thank you so much for helping to build this still new league in Burton-Upon-Trent. If you can help spread the word we would be very grateful. The more players, the better the mix of standards and the more fun for everyone (we hope). If you are telling other players, don't forget to mention that players who complete three matches by the mid-point receive a free can of tennis balls, there is a winner's prize to the value of £20 and the league offers lots of other discounts and offers (including the chance to take part in the Local Tennis Leagues section of the annual Wimbledon ballot!).

Group Summary:

Just the one small group but great that all but one of the possible matches were played. The round proved an opportunity for James to show off his tennis skills and he tops the table without the loss of a single set. Well done James, and well done too to Alex and Michael who both ended up with two wins and four points. The silver goes to Alex as he beat Michael in their head-to-head! No bonus points this time - do remember that early scheduling can win you those sometimes all-important extra points not to mention a free tube of tennis balls! And no commentaries either. We'd love to hear about your matches next time. Commentaries really help bring the round to life for us!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Robson 9.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Alex Gough [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Kirk [W2, L2] 4
  4. Chris Yeomans [W1, L3] 2
  5. Salvador Girona coma [L3]

Match Results:

James Robson bt Alex Gough (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1
Chris Yeomans bt Salvador Girona coma (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-0
Michael Kirk bt Salvador Girona coma (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-1
James Robson bt Salvador Girona coma (Jul 22) 6-0, 6-1
Michael Kirk bt Chris Yeomans (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Alex Gough bt Michael Kirk (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-4
James Robson bt Michael Kirk (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-3
Alex Gough bt Chris Yeomans (Jul 1) 7-5, 6-1
James Robson bt Chris Yeomans (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-3

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Burton-upon-Trent archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Burton-upon-Trent.

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)