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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 best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • 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
  • 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

Derbyshire Tennis Centre

Ashe Place, Vicent Street, Normanton, Derby, DE23 8BF
Tel: 01332 273770
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Markeaton Park

Markeaton, Derby, DE22 4AA
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Rutland Sports Park

West End Drive, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GH
Tel: 01159 302033
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Club Venues

Ilkeston Tennis Club

Rutland Sports Park, lkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GL
Tel: 0115 930 2033
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Collapse AllDerby Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 11 July 2019 to Wednesday 4 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 August 2019)

What this league lacks in size it makes up for in commitment and once again 80% of the possible matches were played. We'd love to see the league grow so that many more players get the opportunity so again, please do help spread the word if you can!

Group Summary:

An impressive league debut by Lee who won all his four matches in straight sets and earned his bonus points. Andy B, who earns the silver, was hot on his heels and actually played a couple more matches in total. Andrew, another new player equalled Andy B's total number of wins but having narrowly lost their absolute epic encounter has to settle for third place. Well done all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lee Marshall [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andy Butterton [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Fletcher [W3, L2] 7
  4. Andy Shaw [W1, L2] 2
  5. Michael Chester 10.1 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Richard Royston [L3]

Match Results:

Lee Marshall bt Andrew Fletcher (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrew Fletcher bt Michael Chester (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played Mike a few times and this started very evenly. Mike could have easily gone 3-2 up. I found some real consistency as the game went on and my serve was working a lot better than usual. Lots of deuce games and great rallies. Thanks for the game."  -- Andrew
Andrew Fletcher bt Richard Royston (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichael Chester bt Richard Royston (Aug 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of Deuces, where Richard deserves to come away on the scoreboard really. "  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Andrew Fletcher (Aug 17) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "One of the tightest matches I've ever played. Managed to take 1st set on a tie break, but Andrew came back in 2nd set on another tie break 7-3. Then 3rd set went to a 3rd tie break which I just managed to take 7-5. Lots of rallies, enjoyable, but feeling pretty shattered now! Thanks for the game Andrew!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndrew Fletcher bt Andy Shaw (Aug 11) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "This is my first time playing in the local tennis league. I really enjoyed it and Andy was a great opponent. Game could have gone either way really. First time playing on astro which took a bit of getting used to and we encountered some serious rain showers which halted play a couple of times. "  -- Andrew
Andy Butterton bt Richard Royston (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Shaw bt Andy Butterton (Aug 6) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in very windy conditions. Andy B went 3-0 up in the first set but I battled to get to the point where Andy B was serving for the set and managed to break to level at 5-5. Andy B was serving really well and I lost count of the aces to my forehand on the deuce court! A couple more holds and we were into a tie break. The breaker was a tough one but an early mini break gave me an advantage and I won a tense first set. The second was difficult with the wind but I settled early and got a couple of breaks to go 5-0 up. Andy B steadied himself and held and got a break back to go 2-5. The last game had drama with Andy B having game point twice and me having match point a couple of times. A great tussle! Thanks Andy B"  -- Andy
Lee Marshall bt Michael Chester (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-1
Lee Marshall bt Andy Shaw (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-4
Lee Marshall bt Andy Butterton (Jul 27) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Michael Chester (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match which was tighter than final score suggests...plenty of decent rallies. Mike found the surface a challenge and this was evident throughout the game. The heat made the march harder work than usual but shouldn't complain about the sunshine!"  -- Andy


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Derby archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Derby.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. 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.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not 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) 

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)