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
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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've really enjoyed the round, and it's improved my game playing on the slow Meadows surface. So I'll definitely be rejoining when the light nights come around again,"

Des Reid

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

Calum McCart

"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

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

Aaron Malcolm

"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 37 | Thursday 22 November 2018 to Wednesday 30 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W6] 20 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Doug Brown 8.1 [W1, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Delos Reyes 10.2 [L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon Ritson 8.2 [W1, L1] 5
  5. Robin Burns 7.2 [W1] 3
  6. William Fleming 8.1 [L1] 2
  7. Bobby Seiler 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. Steven Turnbull [L1] 1

Match Results:

Robin Burns bt Doug Brown (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDoug Brown bt Mark Delos Reyes (Dec 9) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Mark was very good at getting in to the net and could do no wrong in the second set. I had to remarshall for the 3rd and attack the net more myself! Such a game of margins. Don't you just love tennis? "  -- Doug
Reveal CommentSimon Ritson bt Mark Delos Reyes (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match that was hard fought from start to finish. Just a single break of serve was enough to make the difference in the first set, and although the score looked more comfortable in the 2nd, it was anything but! Mark played very well and deserved more from the match. Thanks for a great game."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Steven Turnbull (Dec 6) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight second set. Lots of big hitting. Steve is just warming up: look out!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Bobby Seiler (Dec 3) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played late at night! Cheers Bobby"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Mark Delos Reyes (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Mark. Score doesn’t reflect much; he can really play!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Simon Ritson (Dec 1) 3-6, 6-3, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match with big serving. Lots of ebbs and flows. Lucky to come away with the tie breaker!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Doug Brown (Nov 30) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match indoors. Super tight second set. Well played Doug!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt William Fleming (Nov 28) 4-5, 5-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Tight right to the end, with no breaks. Lucky to come away with it in a close 3rd set tie break."  -- Adam

Current Rankings:

  1. Lachlan Gillies [W1] 3
  2. Rebecca Dodds [L1] 1
  3. Alex Hagon
  4. Diane McKirdy
  5. Douglas McPhail 8.1
  6. Gordon Shirreff 8.2
  7. Lotenna Okeke
  8. Martin Greig 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLachlan Gillies bt Rebecca Dodds (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Misleading scoreline doesn't do Rebecca justice. Both Rebecca and Lachlan a bit rusty but pleased to complete first match."  -- Lachlan

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)