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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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 full venue details »

Chelmer Park

Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8RL Tel: 01245 606606 full venue details »

Admirals Park

Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2LY Tel: 01245 606606 full venue details »

Central Park

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JJ Tel: 01245 606606 full venue details »

St. Andrew's Park

Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4BX Tel: full venue details »

Oaklands Park

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ Tel: 01245 606606 full venue details »

Other Venues

Great Baddow Recreation Ground

Baddow Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RL Tel: 01245 473538 full venue details »

Club Venues

Writtle Tennis Club

Paradise Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3HW Tel: full venue details »

Hamptons Sports & Leisure

Tydemans, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 9FH Tel: 01245 269422 full venue details »

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Collapse AllChelmsford Singles - Round 20 | Friday 18 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

It's a shame this round had to end slightly early but at least a lot of matches had already been played across the groups. You'll all receive a 50% off coupon in your accounts to use for a future round due to this one being cut short... and we're looking forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

There was a new face at the top of Group 1 as David impressed on debut, winning 4 matches an earning midway bonus points to finish 5 points clear of newly promoted Carmel. David won their head to head in straight sets but "the score does not reflect the number of tight deuce games" while Carmel won a close 2 setter against Tom. A shout out to Kyle too for coming from a set down to win the next 2 sets on tiebreaks after 2hr 43mins of tennis... what a match!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Homewood-Maddy [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Carmel Saulbrey 10.2 [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Tom Guzik [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kyle Massingham 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Samantha Riding [L3] 1
  6. Alison Bowditch

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarmel Saulbrey bt Samantha Riding (Oct 24) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Sam again, although in very windy conditions. Some great rallies and it could have gone either way! I look forward to our next match."  -- Carmel

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKyle Massingham bt Carmel Saulbrey (Oct 19) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Score and 2hr 43mins sums it up pretty well, really could have been anyone's! 3rd set had some great rallies with really good shots, either both looking to win or both looking forward to finishing! Well played Carmel "  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentCarmel Saulbrey bt Tom Guzik (Oct 18) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, some great rallies. Really enjoyed the games"  -- Carmel
Reveal CommentDavid Homewood-Maddy bt Samantha Riding (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice playing and meeting Sam, we had some good rallies and deuce games, some of the games could have been different and the play was closer than the score suggests. Nice to hit with you afterwards also Sam. "  -- David
Reveal CommentKyle Massingham bt Tom Guzik (Oct 11) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We got lucky with the weather and had a great hit, really tight match with lots of long games, well played Tom! "  -- Kyle
Reveal CommentTom Guzik bt Samantha Riding (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Sam again. Conditions were cold and wet but the tennis was good with lots of deuces, could have gone either way but glad to get the win. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDavid Homewood-Maddy bt Carmel Saulbrey (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good hit and some long rallies, the score does not reflect the number of tight deuce games that were played. Lovely to meet Carmel who gave a good game."  -- David
David Homewood-Maddy bt Kyle Massingham (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Homewood-Maddy bt Tom Guzik (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good hit out today. Conditions with the wind did not make things easy and meant we could not play at our best. Plenty of deuce games meant this could have been a different score. "  -- David

Group Summary:

There was a 2 horse race at the top of Group 2 with Mohammed and Vishal both winning 3 matches, however Mohammed was quicker off the mark with match scheduling and earned midway bonus points to help him secure top spot. Kudos to Vishal for winning their head to head though despite Mohammed's "excellent drop shots", the opening set going to a close tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. Mohammed Shihab [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Vishal Davda [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Stephanie Holt [W1, L2] 2
  4. Dheenadayalan Senthilvel [W1, L2] 2
  5. Benjamin Wong [L3]

Match Results:

Dheenadayalan Senthilvel bt Benjamin Wong (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-0
Vishal Davda bt Stephanie Holt (Oct 28) Walkover
Stephanie Holt bt Benjamin Wong (Oct 25) 6-0, 6-0
Mohammed Shihab bt Stephanie Holt (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-2
Mohammed Shihab bt Dheenadayalan Senthilvel (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-2
Vishal Davda bt Dheenadayalan Senthilvel (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVishal Davda bt Mohammed Shihab (Sep 27) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Mohammed is a nice guy who gave me a very good game on a windy day! He played some excellent drop shots and plays well at the net. Look forward to playing him again in the future!"  -- Vishal
Mohammed Shihab bt Benjamin Wong (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0


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)