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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 matchtiebreak is played (see link on right)
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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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.

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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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"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!" 

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"Thanks for organising the last round of the Craiglockhart Tennis League, which helped me to enjoy my visit from Singapore" 

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Roger Layton

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Ivar Bundulis

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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 26 April 2018 to Wednesday 20 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 May 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. John Davidson 9.2 [W6] 20 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W5, L1] 19 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Bobby Seiler 10.2 [W3, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [W2, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Milan Mlatecka 10.2 [W1, L4] 8
  6. Ana-Maria Ristoiu [L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gordon Shirreff 8.2 [L2] withdrawn 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Milan Mlatecka (Jun 7) 7-5, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A warm summer's day in Edinburgh and outdoor clay courts of Craiglockhart where the back drop to an excellent evening of tennis with Milan. We started in hazy evening sunshine and finished as the light began to fade and the temperature drop. Milan and I were well matched but being critical we both played 'safe' high percentage tennis interspersed with the occasional flash of brilliance be it an ace or a ripping exquisite winner. The result of our safe play meant, the games and rallies were long and it provided one hell of a work out with at least two games taking over ten minutes to complete. Breaks were few and far between but when they came they were decisive. Milan and I will play again and next time we'll take a leaf out of Adam's Book!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMilan Mlatecka bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (Jun 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Anna showed impressive fitness , even though played her first match on clay, She was very tough opponent. We had some great rallies in second sets. Thank you and good luck . Wish you all the best. Milan "  -- Milan
John Davidson bt Bobby Seiler (May 31) 4-1, 4-1
John Davidson bt Milan Mlatecka (May 24) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Bobby Seiler (May 24) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Bobby with lots of long, grinding rallies. Got lucky at the end. Happy to come away with it."  -- Adam
John Davidson bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (May 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBobby Seiler bt Alex Onyeador (May 21) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun match as ever with Alex. My serve proved pretty consistent throughout but there were plenty of titanic rallies that could have gone either way. Best of luck with the rest of your matches Alex. "  -- Bobby
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Gordon Shirreff (May 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Second set could have gone either way. Will look forward to next time."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Milan Mlatecka (May 17) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Milan. Much tighter second set!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAlex Onyeador bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (May 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hats off to Ana-Maria for waiting on court 30 minutes after I made a mix up with the start times. The match was played in great spirit and a number of games went to deuce. My serving helped a lot here. Good luck with the rest of the league"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJohn Davidson bt Adam Etinson (May 15) 6-4, 4-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match which was completed with a long tie break for the 3rd set. Adam stormed ahead 9-3 in the tie break however somehow I managed to pull back to win it 11-9. Some great rallies in the match which in fairness Adam deserved to win on the strength of his attacking play. Still not sure how I managed to squeeze over the line at the end. "  -- John
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Alex Onyeador (May 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Alex. A service battle, mixed in with tough rallies. Good quality tennis"  -- Adam
John Davidson bt Gordon Shirreff (May 13) 6-0, 6-0
Adam Etinson bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (May 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBobby Seiler bt Milan Mlatecka (May 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and hard work in the baking hot sun. Both sets were very close and we both agreed that a little more impact on my serve saw me through. Thanks for the game Milan."  -- Bobby
Reveal CommentBobby Seiler bt Ana-Maria Ristoiu (May 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After I won the first set in blustery conditions, Ana-Maria made a good start to the second go 2-0 up. Luckily I managed to get back into the set and saw it out. Great fun match. Best of luck with the rest of your games Ana-Maria."  -- Bobby
John Davidson bt Alex Onyeador (Apr 26) 4-1, 4-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Steven Jones 10.1 [W5] 15
  2. John Heaney 9.1 [W2, L1] 7
  3. Ciara Feeney [W1, L2] 5
  4. Richard Levinson 10.2 [W1, L1] 4
  5. Sean Hiddleston [L4] 4
  6. Ruaridh Kilgour [L1] 1
  7. Iulia Toch 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Heaney bt Ciara Feeney (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A more competitive match than the scoreline suggests with many decent rallies. I probably adapted to the outdoor conditions a little better and was more clinical when it mattered. Ciara hit some nice winners during the match and it was a very enjoyable game."  -- John
Steven Jones bt Ciara Feeney (May 31) 6-0, 6-2
Steven Jones bt John Heaney (May 29) 6-2, 6-0
Ciara Feeney bt Sean Hiddleston (May 26) 6-0, 6-1
Steven Jones bt Sean Hiddleston (May 24) 6-0, 6-1
Steven Jones bt Ruaridh Kilgour (May 21) 6-2, 6-3
John Heaney bt Sean Hiddleston (May 18) 4-0, 4-1
Steven Jones bt Richard Levinson (May 16) 6-0, 6-1
Richard Levinson bt Sean Hiddleston (May 3) 6-2, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Craiglockhart, Edinburgh. 

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. Matches are short format. See here for details. 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.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)