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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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New rounds for the Corby league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


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

Corby Tennis Centre

Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 2FB
Tel: 01536 407851
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"It was great experience and great fun to start playing tennis again. Thank you for doing great job running it and giving the opportunity to meet other people and share our passion," 

Jacek Ciszewski

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Collapse AllCorby Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 12 January 2017 to Wednesday 8 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 February 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ryan Freestone [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Graham Love [W3, L1, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stephen Lewins 10.1 [W3, UF1] 6
  4. Ruth Morcombe [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Rowden 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  6. Adrian Colwill [W1, L3] 3
  7. Ben Norwell 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Gavin Potter 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Lewins bt Adrian Colwill (Feb 13) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great battle, especially in the second set where Adrian went 5-2 up and on another day would have taken it to a decider. Hope to play again!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRyan Freestone bt Ruth Morcombe (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match; the first set was very topsy turvy, Ruth went 2-0 up, I then went 5-2 up, Ruth pulled it back to 5-4 and after a multiple deuce game I eventually sneaked the set! Second set continued to be as competitive and was closer than the scoreline suggests. Ruth played great attacking tennis throughout which made it tough from my side of the net! Well played"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentPaul Rowden bt Adrian Colwill (Feb 9) 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game full of ups and downs, played outdoor in very cold conditions, even tried to snow at one point. Usual swings and roundabout match, no quarter given and both ran to exhaustion at times. Well played Adrian and good luck for the rest of the matches. Paul."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGraham Love v Stephen Lewins (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-3), 2-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match and unfortunately the lights went off during the 2nd set and Stephen couldn't get them to come back on. We will try to get the match finished in the next week or teo"  -- Graham
Adrian Colwill bt Ruth Morcombe (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentRyan Freestone bt Paul Rowden (Feb 7) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Paul and I ran out of time as Corby Tennis Centre was closing, at 1 set all and 4 games all! We shall conclude the match as soon as possible"  -- Ryan
  • "After battling for two hours, and reaching 1 set all and 4 games all play was halted as we had reached 10pm and Corby Tennis Centre was closing! A dreadful shame as up until that point the match had been forwards and backwards all the way with long rallies, deuce games, breaks of serve etc! We managed to meet back up at Geddington Tennis Club to finish the final set, as no indoor courts were available at Corby. Although there was very little of the match left to be played, it didn't disappoint as we both managed to find our 'groove' straight away and had a number of long rallies! Well played Paul, you didn't deserve to lose the match and I certainly hope we can have a rematch soon," Ryan
Reveal CommentRuth Morcombe bt Ben Norwell (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, hard fought"  -- Ruth
Graham Love bt Adrian Colwill (Jan 29) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRyan Freestone bt Ben Norwell (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Game was much closer than the scoreline suggests, numerous deuce games, one of which must have had at least ten deuce points in! Thanks for the game Ben, really enjoyed it :)"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentStephen Lewins bt Ruth Morcombe (Jan 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match. Ruth hit several brilliant winners and has the makings of a very strong player. Hope to play again sometime."  -- Stephen
Graham Love bt Ruth Morcombe (Jan 20) 6-0, 6-1
Graham Love bt Ben Norwell (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephen Lewins bt Ben Norwell (Jan 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match, more competitive than the scoreline suggests. Thanks for partnering me in a doubles match afterwards and I look forward to playing again."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentRyan Freestone bt Graham Love (Jan 15) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match was a battle from the first point to the last. Graham played a solid game throughout meaning there were many long rallies and deuce games! Thoroughly enjoyed the match which was played very competitively but also very fairly. Well played Graham, thanks a lot for a great match :)"  -- Ryan

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Male 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gee Farnsworth 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Christopher Piper [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andy Gilgrist [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kate Ashby [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Graham Curl [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Anna Cortis [W1, L2] 3
  8. Louise Nairns 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnna Cortis bt Kate Ashby (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this match with Kate. We had good rallies and a fair few deuces."  -- Anna
Reveal CommentAndy Gilgrist bt Louise Nairns (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Louise. And for reminding me several times how devastating a good lob can be."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRichard Male bt Christopher Piper (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some very good rallies, thanks for the match!"  -- Richard
Gee Farnsworth bt Louise Nairns (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Piper bt Anna Cortis (Feb 9) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As Federer said to Nadal after the Australian Open, if there was such a thing as a draw in tennis, then their match should have been one. That comment can apply to this match as Anna didn't really deserve to lose - it was so close all the way through. Thanks for a very enjoyable game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentRichard Male bt Anna Cortis (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with some good rallies. Anna found some brilliant angles!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Male bt Gee Farnsworth (Feb 5) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough match, lots of rallies, deuces and breaks of serve. Momentum swung from one to the other at various points throughout the match which lasted for two and a quarter hours. Really enjoyed it!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentGraham Curl bt Christopher Piper (Feb 5) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and tough match, with many Deuce games."  -- Graham
Reveal CommentChristopher Piper bt Kate Ashby (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game played in bright sunshine. Plenty of games went to deuce so closer than the score might suggest."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Piper bt Louise Nairns (Jan 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match. Louise has improved a lot since we last played."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentGee Farnsworth bt Andy Gilgrist (Jan 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nice, friendly competitive match."  -- Gee
Kate Ashby bt Louise Nairns (Jan 28) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRichard Male bt Andy Gilgrist (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with some great rallies. Hope we can play again soon."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAndy Gilgrist bt Kate Ashby (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match Kate. Everyone else, watch out for Kate's forehands."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentRichard Male bt Graham Curl (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough but enjoyable match. The first set in particular was brutal, it lasted around an hour and 15 minutes with many games going to deuce. One game in particular had 8/9 deuces (we lost count!). Thanks for a really enjoyable match and look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Richard
Gee Farnsworth bt Graham Curl (Jan 21) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Gilgrist bt Christopher Piper (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for a very enjoyable game which saw us both chasing every point. Lots of deuce games, including a marathon or two. Hope we can play again."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentGee Farnsworth bt Christopher Piper (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice friendly match. "  -- Gee


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Corby archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Corby. 

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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