Friendly, competitive tennis on Craiglockhart, Edinburgh's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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 and an extra a point is awarded for completing a match
  • 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

Craiglockhart Tennis Centre

177 Collinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ Tel: 0131 443 0101 full venue details »

Other Venues

The Meadows Courts

Edinburgh, EH8 9NR Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Abercorn Sports Club

Abercorn Crescent, Edinburgh, EH8 7HZ Tel: 0131 661 1952 full venue details »

Craigmillar Park Tennis Club

Cameron Toll, Lady Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB Tel: full venue details »

"It has been great to participate in this now finished round 11. It brought back good memories from a stage in my life whenI used to play a lot in Spain. I have felt a bit rusty but I am still maintaining good shoots and now feeling more comfortable  little by little thanks to your fantastic tennis league which is being a good training. It has also kept me fit and is a nice way to make new friends," 

Jose Reguera Morales

"Very much enjoying this league.  I joined to (a) get playing again and (b) meet people to get games with.  I have a doubles game with 2 of the 3 people I've played so far on Saturday.  Job done! :)",

Dan Arnold

 "I very much enjoyed the Craiglockhart league and it has been great to have matches against different people with different styles so very pleased to be playing,"

Roger Layton

"I really enjoyed this round - although winning matches always makes it easier to enjoy things! It was nice to come up against the likes of Elspeth, Charles and Douglas again, and see how much my game has progressed in the 8 months since we last played. Looking forward to the challenges of playing up a league and testing my game,"

Simon Ritson

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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 44 | Thursday 8 October 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 November 2020)

This was a quieter round than last time with smaller groups and just the one match played in Group 1, however there were some good competitive matches in Group 2! So good that tennis could continue north of the border, and here's to more matches in the next round!

Group Summary:

This was a very quiet group unfortunately with just one match played between Brian and Radoslav, so Brian's win saw him finish top of the table! This was a straight sets win while Dan and John sadly didn't get out of the starting blocks!

Final Rankings:

  1. Brian Mclaren 7.2 [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Radoslav Iliev 10.1 [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Dan Layeghi
  4. John Davidson 9.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Brian Mclaren bt Radoslav Iliev (Nov 5) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Andrew whose clean sweep of 3 wins saw him secure the Group 2 crown, 2 points clear of runner up Michael. All the matches played in this group were short format but Andrew's head to head with Michael was a close match, going to tiebreaks in each set, while third placed David got off to a quick start against Andrew and Michael but got pegged back and lost the match tiebreaks. Well done to Rebecca for being the only player to earn midway bonus points for match scheduling too!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Holliman [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. David Rynn [W1, L2] 4
  4. Rebecca Archer 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt David Rynn (Nov 28) 1-4, 4-1, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match. Very close. On another day might have went the other way. Thanks for the match David. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAndrew Holliman bt Michael Spafford (Nov 12) 5-4, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight game going to 2 tie breaks in short sets. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDavid Rynn bt Rebecca Archer (Nov 4) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, really enjoyed it."  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndrew Holliman bt David Rynn (Oct 31) 2-4, 5-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match. David won a very quick first set. The second set saw better rallies. David rushed into a 2-0 lead before Andy pulled in front leading 3-2. The set ended in a tie break with Andy winning 7-5. We were then battling against the clock as we only had an hour which was a shame as a long format match could have been even better. Given the time restrictions we decided on a 7 point 3rd set tie break as we were about to be kicked off. David took a 5-2 lead before Andy fought back to win 7-5 (the system doesn’t seem to accept this score so i have put in 10-8). "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Rebecca Archer (Oct 25) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "As much as I enjoy playing outdoors I seem to play better indoors. For once the balls were not flying wildly off my racquet and I was able to take some bigger swings. This was the happiest I’ve been with my game since lockdown. Really enjoyed the match. Lovely to play with Rebecca. Thanks for the match. PS: I hope the LTL are giving out the participation point, like has always been a part of the Craiglockhart league scoring system, during this round. "  -- Michael
Andrew Holliman bt Rebecca Archer (Oct 19) 4-1, 4-1

Results

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

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. 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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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)