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

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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Shobnal Leisure Complex: Free the Tennis!
Shobnal Leisure Complex: Free the Tennis!

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Shobnall Leisure Complex

Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2BB
Tel: 01283 508180
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Collapse AllBurton-upon-Trent Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 24 August 2017 to Wednesday 10 January 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 November 2017)

The Burton-Upon-Trent League may be relatively new, but the players have already established a warm atmosphere of sportsmanship and a closely fought competition! The scorelines show how evenly matched the players were, and the commentaries demonstrate the new friendships being forged on the courts. It would be great to see some players scoring bonus points next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Alex, whose clean sweep of five match wins allowed him to secure the top spot this round! Runner-up Chris was only two points behind. Alex and Chris had an exciting match with plenty of rallies and a dramatic tiebreak, Rachael and Alex had a tight first set, and Chris and Keith had an enjoyable match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Gough [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Keith Widdows [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Yeomans [L2]
  4. Rachael Franco [L2]
  5. Stephen Ferris
  6. Thomas Fairlie withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Gough bt Chris Yeomans (Nov 18) 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Very competitive, some good rallies, came down to serve in the end."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentKeith Widdows bt Chris Yeomans (Nov 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well beaten, I was possibly a little tired from my previous match with Alex but convincingly beaten all the same! Enjoyable though and good to meet Keith. "  -- Chris
Alex Gough bt Keith Widdows (Oct 21) 6-2, 7-5
Alex Gough bt Rachael Franco (Oct 7) 7-5, 6-1
Keith Widdows bt Rachael Franco (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-3


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Burton-upon-Trent archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)