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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 up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.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: 0115 9302033
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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 8 | Thursday 1 March 2018 to Wednesday 2 May 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 1 April 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Drake 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alberto Buonvino [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Buckley [W2, L2] 4
  4. Gavin Malewski [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anthony Barrable [W1, L1] 2
  6. Michael Chester [L2]
  7. Alex Gough [L2]
  8. Taieb Ben Sghaier [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Taieb Ben Sghaier (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game... plenty of spin from all angles... no wind, nice bright morning. 1st time we've competed together, some friendly singles is the order till next league starts.. Well played Taieb"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Michael Chester (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Always a full on game with Mike. "  -- David
Reveal CommentChris Buckley bt Michael Chester (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a chilly damp evening. Thanks for the match Mike."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAnthony Barrable bt Chris Buckley (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful evening for a match. Anthony was a different class in every department. Great returner, some good rallies. Thanks for a good game."  -- Chris
  • "This was a very closely contested match, the score not reflect in the play. On a very nice sunny spring evening in Matlock. Thanks Chris very enjoyable," -- Anthony
Reveal CommentGavin Malewski bt Alex Gough (Mar 24) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match, tantalising first set!"  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Anthony Barrable (Mar 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great afternoons tennis in the sun Good clean courts surrounded by Matlocks hills... Great rallies between myself and Anthony. "  -- David
  • "This was a very enjoyable match. David has a great all round game and despit me losing in straight sets I loved every minute of it. Well done David."  --Anthony
Reveal CommentChris Buckley bt Taieb Ben Sghaier (Mar 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive game - very close up to the end. Thanks!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Chris Buckley (Mar 17) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, plenty of decent rallies. Wind And rain outside but great to be playing indoors."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Gavin Malewski (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great game... Gavin has a great whipping forhand.... thankfully DTC is an ideal venue for us both "  -- David
Reveal CommentAlberto Buonvino bt Gavin Malewski (Mar 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, I enjoyed a lot playing with Gavin."  -- Alberto
Alberto Buonvino bt Alex Gough (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Alberto Buonvino (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "fantastic game regular opponent... massive grudge match ... looking forward to the next hustle"  -- David


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Derby archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)