Friendly, competitive tennis on Derby's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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 15 | Thursday 23 July 2020 to Wednesday 16 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Mathews [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Shaw [W2] 4
  3. Gary Spruce [W2] 4
  4. Kartic Rajaram [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Malik [W1, L1] 2
  6. Phil Michou [W1, L1] 2
  7. Michael Chester 10.1 [L1]
  8. Tom Hudd [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Mathews bt Michael Chester (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was tough for Michael, who hadn't played for a long time and was on an unfamiliar surface. Despite that he managed to fight back in the second set. If we meet again we will play on court with more bounce! Thank you for the game Michael."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentRob Malik bt Tom Hudd (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great Monday morning game with Tom on Darley Park. His first game back in a long time, and quite glad because when he got some good shots in he was very good. Really enjoyed it. Thanks "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentPhil Michou bt Kartic Rajaram (Aug 3) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match thanks Kartic. Could have gone either way, a lot of breaks either side and some fantastic winners from Kartic. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentNicholas Mathews bt Kartic Rajaram (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some close games and long rallies on a beautiful summer evening. I was down in both sets and had to fight hard. Great match, thanks Kartic!"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentAndy Shaw bt Phil Michou (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great tussle in appalling conditions. Phil held serve and broke to go 2-0 up in the first set. Andy steadied the serve and got used to the conditions to level up at 2-2. Two more hold and then a break saw Andy serving for the first set. Second set the weather started to improve slightly and one break midway through the set saw Andy serving it out at 5-4. At 40-15 it looked like a done deal but Phil battles it to deuce twice. Finally a forced error gave Andy the win. Great match Phil! Thanks. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentGary Spruce bt Kartic Rajaram (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentAndy Shaw bt Rob Malik (Jul 28) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match and closer than the score suggests. Thanks Rob "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentGary Spruce bt Nicholas Mathews (Jul 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We both did our best in windy and sometimes wet conditions ... very enjoyable match"  -- Gary


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)