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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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Primary Venues

Derbyshire Tennis Centre

Ashe Place, Vicent Street, Normanton, Derby, DE23 8BF
Tel: 01332 273770
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Ilkeston Tennis Club

Rutland Sports Park, lkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GL
Tel: 0115 930 2033
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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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Collapse AllDerby Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 26 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 June 2017)

It’s great to see that everyone got some exciting tennis in Derby this round, but please do let us know if we can help you get more matches played. This is your opportunity to improve individual skills while supporting one another through competitive but friendly matches. Well played Derby and if you can help spread the word we would be really grateful!

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the winner of the group was the only one to score bonus points – congratulations David for keen match organisation and a clean sweep of three wins! This round, Richard used his powerful drop shots, Tom showed his impressive returns and forehand, Josh and Murray had a gripping three sets, and David and Michael battled through the wind!

Final Rankings:

  1. David Drake [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Murray Tait 10.1 [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Josh Kirk [W1] 2
  4. Michael Chester [L1]
  5. Richard Royston [L1]
  6. Thomas Stockwell [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Michael Chester (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game of tennis.. windy "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Richard Royston (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot afternoon. Had plenty of long rallies, Richard made me work very hard keeping me running, with plenty of controlled drop shots and was able to move me around from side to side. Marketing park courts are in good condition so a good afternoons tennis"  -- David
Reveal CommentMurray Tait bt Thomas Stockwell (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tom played very well, often returning difficult shots which i thought were winners. Thank you for the game in very hot conditions."  -- Murray

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJosh Kirk bt Murray Tait (Jun 3) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great close match in really nice conditions - thoroughly enjoyable!"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentDavid Drake bt Thomas Stockwell (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tom getting back into the game... Great forhand"  -- David

Results

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.

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

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)