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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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

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

"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

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

Bruno Machado

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Collapse AllChelmsford Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Howard [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Edward Ogbebor 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ren Perera [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lucas Palau [W2, L1] 4
  5. Alison Bowditch [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Martin Schramm [W1] 2
  7. Jamie Stone [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Howard bt Lucas Palau (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After all the bad weather we managed to play on a perfect evening. A really good match with some good rallies. Thanks Lucas. Hope to play again soon. "  -- James
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Ren Perera (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ren’s a tough cookie and it’s always a pleasure playing him. First set was far more closer with loads of deuces; we were at 2 all, but Lady Luck was on my side I guess. Second set and with Ren’s very first serve, my strings gave way. Almost then blew a 5-1 lead, with a resurgent Ren narrowing d scores to 5-4. Thanks for all d practice games we play Ren - it’s really bn helpful. "  -- Edward
Alison Bowditch bt Jamie Stone (Oct 5) Walkover
Reveal CommentJames Howard bt Ren Perera (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Ren. Lovely evening for tennis and the the time of year, although I think Ren struggled with the floodlights. A daytime match next time Ren. "  -- James
Reveal CommentLucas Palau bt Jamie Stone (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Jamie. We have enjoyed a few good rallies. However, the court was very slippery because of the rain, and it's more difficult this way. Hoping we will play next time on better conditions."  -- Lucas
Reveal CommentJames Howard bt Edward Ogbebor (Sep 26) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That was a real runaround. Eddy took me to a set and 2-0 down before I managed to work out how to play against his style of play and stop getting caught out by some great lobs. Look forward to our next meeting. "  -- James
Reveal CommentRen Perera bt Alison Bowditch (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Alison, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Ren
Reveal CommentJames Howard bt Alison Bowditch (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Alison and play in such a lovely setting on a beautiful morning. Well played Alison and good luck with your remaining matches"  -- James
Reveal CommentLucas Palau bt Ren Perera (Sep 21) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great battle with Ren. Every point was a challenge. Lovely day to play tennis, but we had to suffer the sun all the time in one of the sides of the court."  -- Lucas
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Jamie Stone (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie was very unlucky with his serves today with a lot of double faults, else the match would have been tighter. Great bloke he is and it was truly a pleasure playing him. Better luck in the remainder of your matches Jamie."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Ogbebor bt Alison Bowditch (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing Alison under such a nice weather and a lovely venue. Wishing you the best on your other matches."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentMartin Schramm bt Alison Bowditch (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you, Alison, good playing with you on a crisp morning - next time we’ll have longer rallies, so you can better use of your ground strokes, promised ;-) "  -- Martin

Current Rankings:

  1. Sergio Carrelli [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Samantha Riding [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Maximillian Schneider 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Lorraine Bartlett [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mohammed Shihab [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Elgan Adlard [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSamantha Riding bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match - watch out for the slippery leaves - and Shihab's spin !!"  -- Samantha
Sergio Carrelli bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSamantha Riding bt Lorraine Bartlett (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Lorraine - we had to chuck someone off the best court but he was really nice about it and had his own ball machine !! "  -- Samantha
Reveal CommentMaximillian Schneider bt Elgan Adlard (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Elgan last night. The scoreline isn't reslly reflective of the match. A lot of great rallies and multiple deuces. Elgan made it to a number of shots that I thought were winners! Thanks for the match and all the best for your others!"  -- Maximillian
Sergio Carrelli bt Samantha Riding (Sep 15) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentLorraine Bartlett bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 14) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot day. The match was closer than the scores suggest. Friendly and enjoyable game.."  -- Lorraine
Reveal CommentMaximillian Schneider bt Lorraine Bartlett (Sep 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful day for some great tennis! What a great match to play as my first local tennis league round since summer last year. The first set was much closer than the score suggests and there were some great rallies. Lorraine came out all pistons firing in the second set taking an early 3 set advantage. I somehow managed to claw my way back through a number of games where we exchanged more great rallies and some incredible shots from both sides. Thanks Lorraine for a great match!"  -- Maximillian
Sergio Carrelli bt Elgan Adlard (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-1


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)