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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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Primary Venues

Christ's Pieces

Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW
Tel: 01223 457532
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Jesus Green

Cambridge, CB4 3AX
Tel: 01223 457532
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Hills Road Sports & Tennis Centre

Purbeck Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PF
Tel: 01223 500009
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Coleridge Recreation Ground

Cambridge, CB1 3QW
Tel: 01223 457532
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Chesterton Sports Centre

Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NY
Tel: 01223 576 110
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Lammas Land

Cambridge, CB3 9JJ
Tel: 01223 457532
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Other Venues

Trumpington Recreation Ground

Foster Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JT
Tel: 01223 457532
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Barnwell Road

Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RQ
Tel: 01223 457532
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Cherry Hinton Hall Park

Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 8DW
Tel: 01223 457532
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Club Venues

Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club

New Road, Haslingfield, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 1LR
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Cocks and Hens Cambridge Tennis

Granchester Road, Cambridge, CB3 9ED
Tel: 08447 761763
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"I would like to congratulate you on the success of the league. I have just finished my second round (group 4) in the Cambridge league. It is a format that everybody seems to enjoy.  All matches were competitive, it certainly proved the right level for me ie not swept away by players far superior to me!"

John Bateman

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Collapse AllCambridge Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Janez Starc [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Coleman 6.2 [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Marcos Gonzalo 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Edouard Souteyrand [W1, L1, UF2] 4
  5. Hamish Stuart Smith 9.1 [UF1] 1
  6. Mingda Yuan 10.2 [UF2] 1
  7. Thomas Butler [L2]

Match Results:

Edouard Souteyrand v Mingda Yuan (Jun 2) 5-7, 6-1 TBC
Edouard Souteyrand v Hamish Stuart Smith (Jun 1) 2-6, 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentJanez Starc bt Sam Coleman (May 29) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On serve at 40-30 in the second set... great match so far, TBC..."  -- Sam
Janez Starc bt Marcos Gonzalo (May 28) 6-3, 6-1
Marcos Gonzalo bt Sam Coleman (May 24) 6-3, 6-2
Sam Coleman v Mingda Yuan (May 23) 7-6 (7-2) TBC
Sam Coleman bt Thomas Butler (May 20) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJanez Starc bt Edouard Souteyrand (May 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game to be continued. Janez will serve to get the lead in the 2nd set. "  -- Edouard
Marcos Gonzalo bt Thomas Butler (May 14) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
Reveal CommentEdouard Souteyrand bt Sam Coleman (May 13) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - many long deuce games which Edouard had a healthy habit of winning... well played!"  -- Sam

Current Rankings:

  1. Viktor Pesek [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jake Gordon 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Clarke [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Christopher Hawkins [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Antoine Schatt [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Federico Baldi [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Scott Mathie 10.1 [L4] 3
  8. Simon Leader [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Scott Mathie (Jun 17) 6-1, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "In the second set Scott launched a comback from 0:4 and looked like he is going for the win. Not entirely sure how I managed to turn the tiebreak in my favor in the end!"  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Christopher Hawkins (Jun 17) 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Bloody tight and exhausting; a bit scrappy."  -- Jake
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Paul Clarke (Jun 16) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely close match, very few games went without a deuce. Could have gone either way."  -- Viktor
Federico Baldi bt Christopher Hawkins (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Simon Leader (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult windy conditions. Simon struggled a bit in the first set because he has not played for a while, but second set was very competitive!"  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Paul Clarke (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which was slightly frustrated by a very slippery court after rain."  -- Jake
Paul Clarke bt Scott Mathie (Jun 3) 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), [10-7]
Jake Gordon bt Scott Mathie (May 31) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Viktor Pesek bt Christopher Hawkins (May 28) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Federico Baldi (May 27) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This had all the hallmarks of an epic 3 setter, but I somehow managed to scrape the second set 6-4 having been 40-0 down at 5-4. Some impressive baseline rallies and many, many deuces."  -- Jake
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Antoine Schatt (May 22) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Blimey, that was a close one! Really enjoyable 3-set thriller."  -- Jake
Viktor Pesek bt Federico Baldi (May 20) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentViktor Pesek bt Antoine Schatt (May 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, really close. Almost all the games had deuces, could have gone either way!"  -- Viktor
Reveal CommentJake Gordon bt Viktor Pesek (May 14) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match with many deuces. Both of us were hitting it big but with too many unforced errors and service faults. An enjoyable game on a warm sunny afternoon :)"  -- Jake
Antoine Schatt bt Paul Clarke (May 12) 6-1, 6-3
Paul Clarke bt Federico Baldi (May 11) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristopher Hawkins bt Scott Mathie (May 7) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A real marathon! Great match which could have gone either way; lots of long hard fought points. "  -- Christopher
Paul Clarke bt Christopher Hawkins (May 5) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexander Buchholz [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rasmus Christensen [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Apostolos Fourlis [W3, L2] 7
  4. Lorenzo Pavanello [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Zahner [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ognyan Ivanov 7.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Thomas [L1]
  8. Francis Tatepo [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlexander Buchholz bt Francis Tatepo (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Francis, it was fun playing!"  -- Alexander
Apostolos Fourlis bt Francis Tatepo (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentApostolos Fourlis bt Ognyan Ivanov (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued..."  -- Apostolos
Rasmus Christensen bt Apostolos Fourlis (Jun 6) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlexander Buchholz bt Michael Zahner (May 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great playing Michael! "  -- Alexander
Lorenzo Pavanello bt Michael Zahner (May 28) 6-4, 6-3
Rasmus Christensen bt Ognyan Ivanov (May 27) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentApostolos Fourlis bt Michael Zahner (May 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Apostolos! I think we had maybe 1 or 2 games that didn't have several dueces. Well played."  -- Michael
Alexander Buchholz bt Lorenzo Pavanello (May 21) 6-0, 6-4
Alexander Buchholz bt David Thomas (May 19) 6-3, 6-1
Michael Zahner bt Ognyan Ivanov (May 18) 6-4, 6-3
Rasmus Christensen bt Lorenzo Pavanello (May 16) 6-2, 7-5
Alexander Buchholz bt Ognyan Ivanov (May 15) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentLorenzo Pavanello bt Apostolos Fourlis (May 13) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice game, quite balanced! "  -- Lorenzo
Rasmus Christensen bt Michael Zahner (May 12) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Gaetano Cervino 10.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joachim Kehren 9.2 [W2, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rodrigo Lanza [W4] 8
  4. John Bateman [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fabio Cognigni [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Ellis [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Enrica Bianchi [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Gaetano Cervino (Jun 15) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match despite the very windy conditions - first set could have gone either way and there were many close games and fantastic rallies. Thanks, Gaetano!"  -- Rodrigo
Joachim Kehren bt Tim Ellis (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Fabio Cognigni (Jun 8) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match with some very good rallies, could have gone either way. Thanks, Fabio!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentGaetano Cervino bt Tim Ellis (May 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the score it was more balanced. In the second set some games has been very long with endless deuce. Nice match with very nice winners from both side. "  -- Gaetano
Reveal CommentGaetano Cervino bt John Bateman (May 25) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with lovely winners from both side. All games were quite balanced and hard to win. "  -- Gaetano
Reveal CommentGaetano Cervino bt Enrica Bianchi (May 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played in a friendly atmosphere. Struggled to reply on first serve. "  -- Gaetano
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Fabio Cognigni (May 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Fabio, it was very enjoyable, in the May sunshine. There were many high intensity rallies and closely fought games."  -- John
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Joachim Kehren (May 21) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some great rallies on a very nice afternoon!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentRodrigo Lanza bt Tim Ellis (May 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some very close games. Thanks, Tim!"  -- Rodrigo
Reveal CommentJohn Bateman bt Joachim Kehren (May 18) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match continued in the same vein as as all the others vs Joachim. In the first set he played some excellent tennis, with a succession of winning ground strokes to either flank. If Joachim had sustained that level it would have been over very quickly. A very enjoyable game once again Joachim, thanks. Next time we'll play on the artificial surface!"  -- John
Tim Ellis bt Enrica Bianchi (May 15) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentGaetano Cervino bt Joachim Kehren (May 7) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very balanced match with most of games ended at duece. We have shown our best tennis in different time, as the score suggests, with good winners for both side. Very enjoyable match!"  -- Gaetano
Joachim Kehren bt Fabio Cognigni (May 5) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentFabio Cognigni bt Gaetano Cervino (May 5) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very balanced match with so many deuces and many challenging rallies!"  -- Fabio

Current Rankings:

  1. Kate Allan [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Colin Sherwood [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Saphsa Codling [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Meek [W1, L4, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Phillips [W3] 6
  6. Richard Atkins [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  7. David Jeal 10.1 [L3] 2
  8. Zizwani Mhango [L2]

Match Results:

Jon Phillips bt Saphsa Codling (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-1
Saphsa Codling bt Zizwani Mhango (Jun 15) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJon Phillips bt Kate Allan (Jun 2) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great day to play despite some hiccups finding a free court. Kate was more consistent in her groundstrokes than me, but I managed to pull it out in the end thanks to the coaching from Thomas on how to exploit her dislike for net play :)"  -- Jon
Richard Atkins bt Colin Sherwood (Jun 2) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
Saphsa Codling bt David Jeal (Jun 2) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
Kate Allan bt Thomas Meek (Jun 1) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt David Jeal (Jun 1) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match & very hot day! "  -- Colin
Thomas Meek v Richard Atkins (May 27) 2-6, 7-5, 3-3 TBC
Jon Phillips bt Thomas Meek (May 25) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentKate Allan bt David Jeal (May 25) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, sooo many deuces in the last set!"  -- Kate
Thomas Meek bt Zizwani Mhango (May 23) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentKate Allan bt Saphsa Codling (May 18) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! I lost 3 match points at 5,4! Lots of deuces too! Well done Kate. "  -- Saphsa
Reveal CommentKate Allan bt Richard Atkins (May 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good early morning game, nice rallies and some long deuces!"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentKate Allan bt Colin Sherwood (May 12) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long game with lots of deuces!"  -- Colin
Saphsa Codling bt Thomas Meek (May 10) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Saphsa Codling (May 6) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with lots of long rallies. Pretty exhausted by the end!"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentColin Sherwood bt Thomas Meek (May 4) 7-5, 0-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, very closely contested and in a range of all weathers! "  -- Colin

Results

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

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)