Friendly, competitive tennis on Chelmsford's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Lionmede Recreation Ground

Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6BN
Tel: 01245 606606
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Chelmer Park

Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8RL
Tel: 01245 606606
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Admirals Park

Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2LY
Tel: 01245 606606
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Central Park

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JJ
Tel: 01245 606606
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St. Andrew's Park

Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4BX
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Oaklands Park

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
Tel: 01245 606606
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Other Venues

Great Baddow Recreation Ground

Baddow Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RL
Tel: 01245 473538
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Club Venues

Writtle Tennis Club

Paradise Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3HW
Tel: 01245 420297
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Hamptons Sports & Leisure

Tydemans, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 9FH
Tel: 01245 269422
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Really enjoyed all the games I played and noticed a distinct improvement in my game from the previous round - but plenty more to do! Great format and great being able to meet and play other tennis enthusiasts

David Phillips

"​Many thanks for your efforts in organising us. Hugely beneficial in terms of getting match experience (I am definitely improving slowly!)", David Phillips

David Phillips

"Many thanks and congratulations for the great initiative Local Tennis Leagues is for our sport!",

Bruno Machado

"I really enjoyed the last round; meeting new people and getting back into the game. Thanks for your organising, I am most impressed with the whole thing!"

Emma Stirland

I entered the league after a few years without tennis - the people I've met through the Local Tennis Leagues have been amazing in making me feel comfortable with lots of good advice and good warm ups. And the matches i have played have been so much fun!

Guglielmo Migliori

"​Thanks for running such a great league!",

Tawanna Edwards

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Collapse AllChelmsford Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Ogbebor 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ren Perera [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Fricker [W2, L3] 5
  4. Samantha Riding [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mohammed Shihab [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sergio Carrelli [W2, L3] 4

Match Results:

Sergio Carrelli bt Samantha Riding (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentSergio Carrelli bt Martin Fricker (Aug 4) 3-6, 7-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tie break 10-8"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentMartin Fricker bt Samantha Riding (Aug 3) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Sam again. Really competitive match as always with lots of great rallies. Thanks Sam and look forward to playing yiu again soon. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Ren Perera (Jul 31) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great finale it truly was and a tale of two entirely different sets. Ren came out blazing right from the start of the second set and immediately went 3-0 up, I then held serve and managed to break his, bringing the scores to 3-2, but he broke my serve once again and took the score to 5-2. Eventually winning the set 5-7, was nothing short of a stroke of tennis miracle indeed. Always a pleasure playing with you Ren, enjoy your holidays - top man."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentMohammed Shihab bt Sergio Carrelli (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play with Sergio. Good match and most of the games were very close."  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentMartin Fricker bt Mohammed Shihab (Jul 20) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Shihab again, really tight competitive match in gusty conditions. Thanks Shihab and look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Sergio Carrelli (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was indeed a great pleasure playing Sergio. Weather was a bit of a damper at the start, but brightened later. Sergio had an early break in game one of the second set, but he couldn't hold on to his service game on the next. Best of luck on your other games Sergio."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentRen Perera bt Sergio Carrelli (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Sergio, bit of a slow start and the beginning of the second set, the first game was as long as the previous set, some good ralleys too. Good luck in the rest of your matches. "  -- Ren
Reveal CommentSamantha Riding bt Mohammed Shihab (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Shihab - watch out for the spin !!!! "  -- Samantha
Reveal CommentRen Perera bt Mohammed Shihab (Jul 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match today in warm conditions. Some good ralleys and lobs. "  -- Ren
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Martin Fricker (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some wonderful rallies we had. Great playing with you Martin and wish you success in your other games."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Samantha Riding (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing with Sam. Match point seemed never ending with over ten deuces. looking forward to more games with you in future."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentRen Perera bt Martin Fricker (Jun 30) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing Martin again after a long while, very tight match with some great ralleys. Good luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Ren
Reveal CommentRen Perera bt Samantha Riding (Jun 29) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Sam, we both started flagging due to the extreme 30 degree heat. Good luck for your next matches. "  -- Ren
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Mohammed Shihab (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game of tennis. 2nd set had the longest ever deuces in the 6th game and at 5-0 up, with Shihab finally getting a deserved break and then following up to hold on his serve. Thanks Shihab and better luck in your remaining fixtures."  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Alison Bowditch [W3] 6
  2. Jake Smith 10.2 [W2] 4
  3. Elgan Adlard [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lorraine Bartlett [W1, L1] 2
  5. Harry Smith 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlison Bowditch bt Harry Smith (Aug 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match with some good rallies. Harry is a great sport and I look forward to playing him agai"  -- Alison
Reveal CommentAlison Bowditch bt Lorraine Bartlett (Aug 8) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to have a re-match with Lorraine and just as competitive and challenging as the last time. Long rallies, countless juices, chasing down every ball and both sets went to tie breaks. 100% effort from us both and terrific sportsmanship. Look forward to the next one. Alison"  -- Alison
Jake Smith bt Harry Smith (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlison Bowditch bt Elgan Adlard (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of juices - good to play again"  -- Alison
Reveal CommentLorraine Bartlett bt Elgan Adlard (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Thank you to the random man who threw 3 of our tennis balls back :)"  -- Lorraine
Reveal CommentElgan Adlard bt Harry Smith (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match with a lot of deuces and some long rallys. "  -- Elgan
Reveal CommentJake Smith bt Elgan Adlard (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing with you again Elgan!"  -- Jake


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

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) 

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)