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 »

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

"I would like to thank you very much for the organisation of the Meadows and Craiglockhart local leagues?  It was just perfect!" 

Erwan Quéméré

 "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

"Thank you very much guys, I enjoyed playing the league,"

Ali Downes

"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 just wanted to say thanks and that this league was the best I have played in in terms of competition. Everyone was of a similar level which made for great matches", Ross Williams

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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 30 July 2020 to Wednesday 23 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Duff [W3, L1] 7
  3. Radoslav Iliev [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Davidson 9.2 [W2, L2] 6
  5. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Duff bt Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant (Sep 18) 6-4, 5-7, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "A two hour match of two differing sets, with each on a different court chance would have it, and so closely contested through out only a breaker could determine the result! Started in evening daylight and finished under the floodlights, we even appeared to have a socially distanced audience at one stage, certainly not what we were expecting, but added additional drama as the scoreline unfolded.. Many thanks for the match Pedrog, was a pleasure to play, and I genuinely felt like the result could have gone either way, very much a coin toss occasion. I also hope the tweak sustained to your leg is superficial one, and heals up pronto! Thanks again and hope to catch up soon."  -- Neil
John Davidson bt Alex Onyeador (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentNeil Duff bt Radoslav Iliev (Sep 1) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match, with the first set going to the wire, could have gone either way. Many thanks once again for the match today Rad. "  -- Neil
John Davidson bt Neil Duff (Aug 31) 6-2, 4-6, [10-4]
Radoslav Iliev bt Alex Onyeador (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt Radoslav Iliev (Aug 22) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing today Rad, became a really good match with us trading the lead throughout the second set and it took a really big effort to get over the line in the end."  -- Pedrog
Reveal CommentNeil Duff bt Alex Onyeador (Aug 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for the match Alex, was nice to meet you. Slightly fading light by the second set was an additional challenge for us, and I really felt you did not not have your best day. Nevertheless it was a pleasure to play, lots of competitive points and very much closer than the scoreline!"  -- Neil
Radoslav Iliev bt John Davidson (Aug 19) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), [10-4]
Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt Alex Onyeador (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alex. Really good to see you again - it’s been a while! Some good tennis in the second set which was closer than the score suggests on a very hot sunny day!"  -- Pedrog
Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt John Davidson (Aug 3) 3-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game tonight John. Real war of attrition with some great points. We both covered a lot of ground tonight! "  -- Pedrog

Current Rankings:

  1. Nathan Grieve 10.2 [W4] 8
  2. Alex Hagon [W3, L1] 6
  3. Stephen Croft [W2, L2] 4
  4. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Breda Beyer [L4]
  6. Lotenna Okeke

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Breda Beyer (Sep 22) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "The tennis gods were smiling on us tonight as it rained on the way to the match and rained just as we finished, but was completely dry during the match. Bit windy. I enjoyed the time on the court. It’s actually my first win of the year so of course I enjoyed it :-). Thanks for the match Breda."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentNathan Grieve bt Michael Spafford (Sep 20) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a lot of close games, many long rallies! Thanks for the game Michael."  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentNathan Grieve bt Stephen Croft (Sep 19) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for a match! A lot of long rallies and great shots. Thanks for the game Stephen."  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentStephen Croft bt Michael Spafford (Sep 17) 2-4, 4-2, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Not entirely sure how I won, but we had a pretty good match - thanks"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Croft bt Breda Beyer (Sep 9) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score might suggest - thanks for the game"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAlex Hagon bt Michael Spafford (Sep 4) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game at the outdoor courts at Craiglockhart in quite heavy and damp conditions. Michael's usual very strong forehand shot was a bit out of sorts for the first couple of sets (and he was at the end with awkward low sun) during which time I got a couple of sets on the board, but then we played on and it was a much more reflective one-all for the next two sets."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNathan Grieve bt Breda Beyer (Sep 3) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Luckily the rain cleared just in time for our game. Thanks for the game Breda!"  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentNathan Grieve bt Alex Hagon (Aug 31) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with many deuces and also strong ace's from Alex, thanks for the great game!"  -- Nathan
Reveal CommentAlex Hagon bt Stephen Croft (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A closely contested and enjoyable match, played at the Meadows on a sunny Saturday. Stephen's strong backhand slice made for long rallies and it came down to just a few points. Thanks for the game Stephen!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Hagon bt Breda Beyer (Aug 14) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "A game which was much closer than the scoreline suggests, with plenty of great rallies and close games. Thanks for an enjoyable game Breda!"  -- 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)