Carlisle Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Carlisle'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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

Close matches, close by.

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

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Join The League

New rounds for the Carlisle league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Bitts Park Tennis Centre

Dacre St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UZ
Tel: 07515 947 790
Opening Times:

Opening hours 4pm-8pm week days and 10-4 weekends.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

 Courts cost £5 per hour. 

Chatsworth Tennis Club

St Aidan's Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LS
Tel: 01228 514187

2 indoor acrylic courts and 4 outdoor hard courts. Toilets, changing rooms and parking are available on-site. 

# of Indoor Courts: 2
# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Free for members. Non members can hire the courts at the hourly rates below: 

Outdoor: £5 per hour

Indoor: £12 per hour + £2 extra for each non member

Indoor (school holidays): £8 per hour + £2 extra for each non member

To book a court call the phone number provided or email

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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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Collapse AllCarlisle Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 13 October 2016 to Wednesday 7 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 November 2016)

Great to see more matches played in the second round of the Carlisle Tennis League. Thanks for your efforts, and please do help to spread the word - we'd love to see the league grow!

Group Summary:

Great to see Darren get off the mark in this round and with such success - well played Darren. The battle for second place was close, with both Julie Stevens and Kurt equally matched on points and win/loss ratio, but it was Julie who takes the runner up position thanks to fewer games conceded. It would be great to see more matches completed in the next round, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help!

Final Rankings:

  1. Darren Johnstone 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Julia Stevens 10.1 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Kurt North [W2] 4
  4. Jordan Ling 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Julie Hogg 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lewiss Chapman 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJordan Ling bt Lewiss Chapman (Nov 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We put our ice skates on , tricky conditions on outdoor court"  -- Jordan

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKurt North bt Julie Hogg (Nov 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "1hr 25min on a sunny cold November morning"  -- Kurt
Darren Johnstone bt Jordan Ling (Oct 28) 6-4, 6-4
Julia Stevens bt Lewiss Chapman (Oct 25) 7-5, 6-0
Darren Johnstone bt Lewiss Chapman (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-1
Julia Stevens bt Julie Hogg (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-1
Kurt North bt Jordan Ling (Oct 19) 6-2, 7-6 (11-9)
Darren Johnstone bt Julie Hogg (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Carlisle archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.


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


We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)