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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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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 30 January 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 February 2020)

Group Summary:

Only a small group, so despite the lockdown, all but four matches played nonetheless. Adam, making hist return to league, tops the table unbeaten and uncatchable, while Pedrog just edges Dan out of second place. Well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W3] 9
  2. Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant 7.2 [W2, L1] 7
  3. Dan Hillier [W1, L1] 5
  4. Aaron Malcolm 9.1 [L2] 3
  5. Daniele Veronesi 9.2 [L2] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt Aaron Malcolm (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Aaron! Some great points again today and some close games. "  -- Pedrog
Reveal CommentDan Hillier bt Aaron Malcolm (Mar 12) 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really tight affair and very enjoyable. In the first set it was at one point 6-6, 6-6. You don't get closer than that! Fortunately I sneaked the the next two points. Dan has a healthy lead in the second set so work to do! Looking forward to completing the match."  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Daniele Veronesi (Mar 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Daniele. Cheers!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt Daniele Veronesi (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game today Daniele! Some good points and close games today and when you get your serve right it can be tough to deal with. All the best for the rest of the round."  -- Pedrog
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant (Feb 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Pedrog. Very tight margins, as usual. Lucky to come away with it!"  -- Adam

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Dan Hillier (Feb 19) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Dan. Somehow came away with it, though he deserved the win. Cheers."  -- Adam

Group Summary:

With Douglas injured from his first match perhaps, "I literally hobbled over the finishing line", Chris made the most of a clear run at top spot picking up bonus points and topping the group by a sizeable margin. As to what would surely have been a great match, Douglas vs Chris, that will have to await the great tennis restart!

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Macadam [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Douglas McPhail 8.1 [W1] 3
  3. Andrew Holliman [L2] 3
  4. Ian Martin [L1] 1
  5. Keith Michell [L1] 1
  6. Michael Spafford 9.1 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Andrew Holliman (Mar 15) 6-2, 5-7, [10-1]

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, ironically following the exact same route as our last encounter. I managed to see out the first set in a fairly straightforward manner, but Andrew roared back into it to a 5-2 lead in the second set. I managed to pull it back to 5-5 but it wasn’t to be as Andrew pulled ahead again to take the second set. Thankfully the tie break fell in my favour and with it the match."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Keith Michell (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match, hampered slightly by the hot, stuffy conditions. Some really fun rallies played in good spirit throughout. Thanks for the game, Keith! Will be interesting to see how some of these matchups go! "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Michael Spafford (Feb 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, Michael’s returns and backhands were on point. The match definitely had a rhythm - where I would take a large lead with Michael managing to bring it back each time. Needed to change tactics a few times to draw out the win. Several aces each, but in general returns were so good it was almost pointless trying to add MPH to the service."  -- Chris
Chris Macadam bt Ian Martin (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDouglas McPhail bt Andrew Holliman (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a war of attrition this one, and i literally hobbled over the finishing line after hurting my foot! Think perhaps my injury upset Andrew more than me as he made a few more UFE's in the last couple of games to let me fall over the line"  -- Douglas

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)