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

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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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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
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Club Venues

Abercorn Sports Club

Abercorn Crescent, Edinburgh, EH8 7HZ
Tel: 0131 661 1952
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Craigmillar Park Tennis Club

Cameron Toll, Lady Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB
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Ross Williams

"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," 

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John Heaney

"Thank you so much for organising the league, I've really enjoyed it... As this was my first time playing in the leagues I wasn't sure what to expect. However I would encourage everyone to sign up and give it  a shot!! The league is extremely well organised and a great opportunity to play lots of tennis. Thanks!" 

Mary Byrne-Leitch

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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W5] 17 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Robert Turnbull [W1, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Neelu Sarkar 8.2 [W2, L1] 7
  4. Mark Delos Reyes 10.2 [L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Louis Pernet [W1, L1] 4
  6. John Davidson 9.2 [L1] 1
  7. Ian Mitchell withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Louis Pernet (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Louis. Will look forward to the next one!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Neelu Sarkar (Jun 11) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match against Neelu, a great player. Will look forward to the next match against him."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentNeelu Sarkar bt Robert Turnbull (May 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty hot on indoor court 4 for this. Enjoyable game with Rob - think his serve let him down tonight... Let's play outdoors next time! "  -- Neelu
Reveal CommentNeelu Sarkar bt Mark Delos Reyes (May 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Think I benefitted from home court advantage! Enjoyable game with Mark with some good rallies. "  -- Neelu
Reveal CommentRobert Turnbull bt Mark Delos Reyes (May 21) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good game Mark, I was lucky to get the win with some consistency coming in the service looking forward to Playing next time. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Mark Delos Reyes (May 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Mark. Great baseline rallies! Will look forward to our next match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt John Davidson (May 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against John today. Lots of long rallies, as usual. Looking forward to the next one."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Robert Turnbull (May 14) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Robert. Went on so long we had to change courts! For whatever reason, the move to the hard court seemed to work in my favor. Looking forward to the next one!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentLouis Pernet bt Robert Turnbull (May 9) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Robert, really enjoyed that! Quite exhausted after that! Looking forward to play again"  -- Louis

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Heather Tidy 9.1 [W2, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alan McConnach 8.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 8
  4. Alex Hagon [W1, L2, UF1] 6
  5. Calum Mccart 10.1 [L3] 3
  6. Fiona Macleod [L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Hagon bt Calum Mccart (Jun 13) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Calum's serve as usual was functioning well and was difficult to return. The games were marked by numerous excellent baseline rallies and, after several close games, in the end I was fortunate to come away with the win. Thanks for an enjoyable game Calum!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Heather Tidy (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Heather. Lot of close games. I got off to a fast start in both sets and Heather found it hard to come back. We did actually play another set which was very close, 6-4. So on another day I think it could be very different. Thanks for the game Heather."  -- Alan
Heather Tidy bt Alex Hagon (May 29) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Calum Mccart (May 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable game Calum! Don't be deceived by the scores, the match was competitive throughout with Calum making a real fight for the 2nd set as both his serving and ground strokes improved. He's on the come back trail after taking a year off tennis. I am glad I caught him early..."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Fiona Macleod (May 21) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match lasting almost two hours. We were both exhausted by the end. Fiona played some terrific winners and was very difficult to beat. I finally scraped over the line but it could have went either way."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Heather Tidy (May 21) 2-4, 5-4, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to sneak a victory after a nearly 2hrs of pulsating short sets format tennis in the sweltering humidity (tropical rainfall outside) of the craiglockhart indoor courts. I started confidently breaking Heather's serve and even chucked in a backhand winner. But from their on in, Heather's superior consistency came to the fore. Heather plays extremely well and is rarely out of position. After losing the first set, the second continued to be nip and tuck. We had to move court as we ran out of time but we eventually ended up in a tie breaker which I somehow one from being match point down. In honesty, a few unforced errors by Heather gave me the set and the subsequent 'hollow' victory, Heather was the better player on the night! "  -- Alex
Heather Tidy bt Calum Mccart (May 20) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Alan McConnach (May 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Alan this evening, though we had to move courts no less than 3 times due to scheduling errors at Craiglockhart. We eventually ended up on the 'show' court where we played out a great two set match. The first set was nip and tuck and was decided by the finest of margins. The second set was close but Alan had more UE than me and gifted me some crucial free points. We stayed on and played a competitive and carefree 3rd set that went to a tie breaker. Thanks for the long awaited game Alan."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach v Alex Hagon (May 13) 2-4, 5-3, 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and competitive match. Unfortunately we ran out of time in the third set. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Alex Hagon (May 7) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Testing first game against Alex this evening. Both sets were very competitive with Alex's serve in particular doing well. In fact the shot of the night was arguably an un-returnable 2nd serve ace out wide! Thanks for the game and I'll be sure to see you round :)"  -- Alex

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)