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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

Craiglockhart Tennis Centre

177 Collinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ
Tel: 0131 443 0101
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Other Venues

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

"​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

Ross Williams

"Playing in the league has been really enjoyable. I've enjoyed meeting new people and playing outdoors at the Meadows. I'll definitely be signing up for the next round," 

Ivar Bundulis

"I really enjoyed this round and felt like it helped me improve my game. Thank you!",

Calum McCart

  "It was lots of fun, all the games were close and it was a good group of people"

Aaron Malcolm

"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

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Report your results

Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Brian Mclaren 7.2 [W1] 3
  2. Chris Macadam [L1] 1
  3. Aaron Malcolm 9.1
  4. Andrew Holliman
  5. Craig Lamb
  6. Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant 7.2
  7. Robert Turnbull
  8. Simon Ritson 8.2

Match Results:

Brian Mclaren bt Chris Macadam (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W1] 3
  2. Simon Peakman 9.2 [W1] 3
  3. Peter Matthews 9.1 [L1] 2
  4. Graeme Phillips [UF1] 1
  5. Douglas McPhail 8.1 [UF1] 1
  6. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [L1] 1
  7. Alex Hagon
  8. Bobby Seiler 10.1

Match Results:

Douglas McPhail v Graeme Phillips (Oct 13) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) TBC
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Alex Onyeador (Oct 11) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Alex, and hopefully won’t be the last. The first set was nip and tuck, I was close to losing it when I served two double faults at 5-4 down. Somehow got out of that game, and despite feeling some nerves, managed to play better to take the set. I didn’t feel the nerves in the second set but it never seemed like it was as one-sided as the scoreline suggests. It still felt close and could swing back at any time. My favourite part of the match was trying to return that huge first serve. I don’t think I’ve had to stand that far behind the baseline before! Hope we get the chance to play again sometime. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentSimon Peakman bt Peter Matthews (Oct 11) 4-2, 2-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and closely fought contest, with the result in doubt right until the end"  -- Simon

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)