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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

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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.

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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 10 | Thursday 6 September 2018 to Wednesday 31 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 October 2018)

A very impressive 85% of matches were played in this small Autumn round in Derby which is testament to your excellent commitment and enthusiasm to get on court - great work everyone. Thanks for all your efforts and do continue to help spread the word if you can - it would be great to see even more competition in the league in 2019!

Group Summary:

There was an exciting race for the finish line in this round with Andy, Greg and Anthony all notching up five fantastic wins to give themselves a chance of the prize. Crucially, Andy and Greg also added scheduling skills to their game to just move out in front, and with Andy defeating Greg in the last match of the round he narrowly takes the gold. A shout out to Iason who also played every match and took home a bonus prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Butterton [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Greg Stenson 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Anthony Barrable [W5, L1] 11
  4. Iason Manousis [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicholas Mathews [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alex Smith [W1, L3] 2
  7. Richard Royston [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Greg Stenson (Oct 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tight games in this match which doesn't reflect the score. Plenty of decent rallies and an enjoyable game despite the cold!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAnthony Barrable bt Nicholas Mathews (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A visit to a club I went to in the early 1970s with a friend. We had 2 wooden rackets and the courts were still grass! We just wanted to see if we could hit a ball to each other. A club member approched us and asked do you two boys intend to play here in the future? To which we meekly said just trying to hit the ball. He responded with. I suggest you both come next time in All Whites needless to say we didn't return. I think the game has moved on since the. Anyway a nice match with Nickolas in lovely sunshine and some great rallies. Score not reflecting some close games. Played in a great spirit and me Not in All Whites."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAnthony Barrable bt Richard Royston (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Richard hasn't played in a while and is coming back into tennis. He has a laid back approah and could have picked up another game in the second set when at 40 - 15. I hope he sticks at it, he just needs more court time. Thanks Richard."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAnthony Barrable bt Alex Smith (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match with some cat and mouse rallies. First set could have gone either way. The second set I got a 4 - 0 lead before Alex made a 2 game in road. Played in a very good spirit. Thanks for an enjoyable match Alex."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Richard Royston (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tight games in this match which doesn't reflect the score. Richard has a solid serve and nice forehand. Thanks for the game!"  -- Andy
Iason Manousis bt Richard Royston (Oct 10) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentAnthony Barrable bt Iason Manousis (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in slightly difficult conditions with a cross wind and sunshine from one end of the court. Jason came close to getting a few more games, when at deuce thus score could have been closer. Anthony."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentGreg Stenson bt Anthony Barrable (Oct 7) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An absolutely epic match, one which Tony was equally delighted to be part of. Long, gruelling games- lost count how many deuce games there was. We have similar styles, and quite often, it was a case of cancelling each other out. Tony has lovely variation to his game which I struggled to cope with initially. The game deserved to go to a final set. I was 5-0 up, a few points away from victory, and when serving, my racket inadvertently flew from my hand and snapped! Being the great sportsman Tony is, we decided to call it a day there as very little point meeting up again to play a few points. Played in great spirit throughout, well-natured, fair line calls throughout. What tennis is all about! Thanks again Tony!"  -- Greg
  • "I can only concur with Greg on our match. If you could bottle the spirit of our game today, people would be joining in droves! Thoroughly enjoyable. Greg is a credit to the game and a worthy winner." Anthony
Alex Smith bt Iason Manousis (Oct 4) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAnthony Barrable bt Andy Butterton (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the score suggests with many deuce games. The carpeted court suited my game and that coupled with Andy feelibg somewhat tired from an earlier walk gave me an advantage. Thanks Andy for a pleasant game."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Nicholas Mathews (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight and cagey start to this match. Nick was ahead until mid point of first set. Difficult conditions serving into bright sunlight but a gorgeous day for tennis none the less. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Alex Smith (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for a tennis match and an enjoyable one too. Alex made me work for my points and the games were close. Tight in the 2nd set which could have gone either way. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentGreg Stenson bt Iason Manousis (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunate to win this, never mind in 2 sets! Jason went 4-1 up in the first and should have taken it. Took me a while to get goinf but i improved towards the end of the game"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentAndy Butterton bt Iason Manousis (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match with some great rallies. Jason covers the court well and has a nice backhand. The score doesn't reflect how tight some of the games were."  -- Andy

Match of the Group:

Iason Manousis bt Nicholas Mathews (Sep 22) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentGreg Stenson bt Richard Royston (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult game on the hard courts at Markeaton- Rich has a solid serve and plenty of decent rallies. Cheers!"  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Stenson bt Alex Smith (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Alex and myself were very evenly matched- tough, stormy conditions for the both of us. If a few deuce games had fallen Alex's way, could have easily gone to a 3 set match."  -- Greg
Reveal CommentGreg Stenson bt Nicholas Mathews (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable afternoon; myself and Nick are both members at Ockbrook, which made organising the game very easy! First set was very close-4/7 games went to deuce, and Nick was unlucky not to pick up a few more. I stepped it up a gear in the 2nd set and played more aggressively. Continued playing after the match and had some great rallies! Thanks Nick"  -- Greg


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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)