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 or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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

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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

Bitts Park Tennis Centre

Dacre St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UZ
Tel: 07515 947 790
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Chatsworth Tennis Club

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

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