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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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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"I really enjoyed this round - although winning matches always makes it easier to enjoy things! It was nice to come up against the likes of Elspeth, Charles and Douglas again, and see how much my game has progressed in the 8 months since we last played. Looking forward to the challenges of playing up a league and testing my game,"

Simon Ritson

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Collapse AllCraiglockhart, Edinburgh Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Craig Lamb [W2, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Younger 9.1 [W2, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Onyeador 8.2 [L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon Ritson 8.2 [W2] 6
  5. Robert Turnbull [W1, L1] 5
  6. Callum Weir [W1] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Craig Lamb (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match, but I don't think either of us would be happy with the number of double faults! Thanks for the game."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentCraig Lamb bt Jamie Younger (Aug 12) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match from start to finish, it could of went either way. First set was a game of cat and mouse with jamie coming out the stronger. The next two sets were very similar with some great tennis being played!! The last set was actually played using the short set format with it finishing 4-2. "  -- Craig
Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Alex Onyeador (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good fun, closely contested and evenly balanced match. A single break of serve was the difference in the 1st set, where 'Deuce' was probably the most commonly uttered word... I started strong in the 2nd set with a double break, but Alex quickly got one back and never let me get further away. I was very happy to serve it out for a win in my first game back in the leagues. Thanks for a great game!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJamie Younger bt Robert Turnbull (Aug 7) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great match!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentCraig Lamb bt Alex Onyeador (Aug 4) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic 2.5 hour match Sunday evening at Craiglockhart played both indoor and outdoor. Think Nadal vs Federer in 2009 this is the level of darkness we were playing in to get the match completed. I served for the match in the second set but Craig was extremely resilient and hung in there to take the tie break and force the 3rd set. Great match played in good spirits," -- Alex
Callum Weir bt Craig Lamb (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentRobert Turnbull bt Alex Onyeador (Jul 26) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure with Alex we went backwards and forwards on the first set with some great touches and rallies. The midgies were on my side for the second set. Looking forward to our next bout. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentJamie Younger bt Alex Onyeador (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game!"  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Macadam [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Spafford 9.1 [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Hagon [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Susan Cowie 9.2 [L2] 2
  5. Calum Mccart 10.1 [L2] 2
  6. Fiona Macleod [L1] 1
  7. William Thompson [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Fiona Macleod (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It’s been ages since I managed to get first three matches in by the half-way point. Yay to winning a new set of balls. These midweek matches are really paying off. We went for the traditional scoring format as we had an hour and a half booked. Good job we went for indoors as it was a serious downpour outside. The time flew by. Lots of long games with many deuces and a few games that passed in the blink of an eye on both sides. Fiona has an intriguing playing style, if I was to compare it with anyone I’d say it’s a bit like Su-Wei Hsieh. It was an enjoyable evening and glad I had the opportunity to play Fiona. "  -- Michael
Chris Macadam bt Calum Mccart (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentMichael Spafford bt Alex Hagon (Jul 31) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time trying out this short form tennis, and given the result, it looks like I should have been doing this all along :-D. It was an enjoyable match and the faster paced short format worked better than I expected. Wouldn’t mind doing that again after work. I’d still prefer to play with the traditional scoring system on weekends. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAlex Hagon bt Susan Cowie (Jul 29) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the rarified and enjoyable atmosphere of Centre Court at Craiglockhart, this was a closely contested match with most games going to deuce. Susan's forehand slice shot and accurate, high percentage serve were used to particularly strong effect on the clay, with several momentum shifts occurring during the match and numerous great rallies. Thanks for an enjoyable game Susan!"  -- Alex
Chris Macadam bt William Thompson (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlex Hagon bt Calum Mccart (Jul 25) 5-3, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "An indoor match on the hottest and most humid day of the year, due to the expectation of thunderstorms. In testing conditions I found that exhaustion was setting in from about the third game in! Calum's excellent serve was once more proving a challenge to face with numerous long rallies and close games. At 0-40 on his serve, Calum showed fortitude in stepping up 10 gears at the crucial time to save three set points in a row with winners. In the end I just managed squeaked a break at the end of the first set. The second set was similar with Calum taking an early break but I just about managed to get back on terms, then get a slender lead and then over the line. Thanks for an enjoyable game Calum!"  -- Alex
Chris Macadam bt Susan Cowie (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Michael Spafford (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Straightforward score line isn’t really representative of the match. A lot of very close games which might have gone the other way and we’d have seen a different score. Match was well played in good, friendly spirits though. "  -- Chris

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)