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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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

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 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

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

Tawanna Edwards

"​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

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Collapse AllChelmsford Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Brian Turner [W1] 2
  2. David Phillips 9.2 [L1]
  3. Guy Stockton
  4. James Howard
  5. Zak Powers 7.2

Match Results:

Brian Turner bt David Phillips (Dec 1) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Ade Serrano 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Gareth Bendall [L1]
  3. Matt Kent [L1]
  4. Donal Golden
  5. Mohammed Shihab

Match Results:

Ade Serrano bt Gareth Bendall (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Matt Kent (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Matt. Played whilst the Sun was pretty low, which caused trouble down one of the ends. Matt said he has had a break from tennis and is getting back into it. He seemed to find the pace more and more as the match went on. Got 2 games in the second set and played noticeably better. Will be good to play him again once he has had a few more matches. "  -- Ade

Results

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) 

Comments:
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)