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Bitts Park, Carlisle Pic David Liddle
Bitts Park, Carlisle Pic David Liddle


From the dates above, choose your Round and click on the Join By link. If the Round is currently running, and it's before the mid-point, you can sign up as a late joiner here. Otherwise, check back soon for info about the next Round.



Every player who completes 3 matches by the mid-point of any Round can claim a FREE tube of tennis balls! Plus, there are great offers in our shop.



  • 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


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


  • 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 previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • 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 complete 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 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.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Bitts Park Tennis Centre

Dacre St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UZ Tel: 07515 947 790 full venue details »

Chatsworth Tennis Club

St Aidan's Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LS Tel: 01228 514187 full venue details »
Report your results

Collapse AllCarlisle Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 2 September 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Horsfield 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Craig Bowes [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michelle Wright [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ruth Cranston [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ali Shirkavand [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ruth Reay [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Richard Horsfield bt Michelle Wright (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-0
Richard Horsfield bt Craig Bowes (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-1
Ruth Cranston bt Ruth Reay (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-0
Michelle Wright bt Ruth Cranston (Sep 25) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Michelle Wright bt Ruth Reay (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-0
Ruth Cranston bt Ali Shirkavand (Sep 23) 6-4, 6-4
Craig Bowes bt Ruth Reay (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-0
Richard Horsfield bt Ruth Reay (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0
Richard Horsfield bt Ruth Cranston (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Horsfield bt Ali Shirkavand (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed our match Ali, lots of close games. Thanks "  -- Richard
Michelle Wright bt Ali Shirkavand (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-0
Ali Shirkavand bt Ruth Reay (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0
Craig Bowes bt Ruth Cranston (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-1
Craig Bowes bt Ali Shirkavand (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Carlisle archive. 

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

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. 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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.