Friendly, competitive tennis on Eastbourne'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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Hampden Park

Rosebery Avenue, Eastbourne, BN22 9QA Tel: full venue details »

Tennis in the Park

Gildredge Park, off the Goffs, Eastbourne, BN21 1HD Tel: full venue details »

Old Town Recreation Ground

Longland Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8JA Tel: full venue details »

Fishermans Green

Eastbourne, BN22 Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Eastbourne Sports Park

Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, BN21 2UF Tel: 01323 649214 full venue details »

Hampden Park Sports Centre

Brodrick Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RQ Tel: 01323 509859 full venue details »

Manor Gardens

Eastbourne, BN20 8BB Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

Devonshire Park, College Road, Easbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JJ Tel: 07581 076730 full venue details »

Hailsham Tennis Club

Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DY Tel: full venue details »

"This was such an enjoyable and competitive round. Hopefully the Eastbourne tennis league will continue to grow so that we can get more groups",

Carl Bradford

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Collapse AllEastbourne Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 27 June 2019 to Wednesday 21 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

If you love tennis, Eastbourne is a great place to be. A magnificent Wimbledon run-up tournament and an abundance of great places to get on court and play yourself. Our league looks a lot of fun too, judging from your commentaries, and thank you for supporting it. Now if only we could get a few more players to join!

Group Summary:

Sarah can count herself very unlucky not to have won this group - the only unplayed match in the whole group could have been decisive. Had she won it, with three wins already in the bag, even without bonus points the group title would have been hers. But well done to Lee (a returning winner from a few rounds ago.) By playing the extra match and picking up bonus points, he won the points chase!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lee Rogers [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sarah Wilson [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Ball 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Stillwell [W1, L2] 2
  5. Craig Armour 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Lee Rogers bt John Stillwell (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSarah Wilson bt Craig Armour (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a windy day and what a nice chap Craig is. The ball swinging in the wind and Craig's back spin too I had to cover every inch of that court. Thanks, Craig, for a friendly game and good to meet up again after two years!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Wilson bt Andrew Ball (Jul 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely day for tennis! We also had a third set for fun and it was much closer, enough said."  -- Sarah

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSarah Wilson bt Lee Rogers (Jul 24) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I was 4-1 up in the first set when lee decided to do one of the best impressions of a brick wall I've come across on a tennis court...EVERYTHING came back at me. We had long rallies in the 32'C heat and thankfully I just managed to clinch it in two sets. Thanks, Lee, for a good game played in a friendly manner and I look forward to the next time."  -- Sarah
Lee Rogers bt Andrew Ball (Jul 23) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentAndrew Ball bt John Stillwell (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the weather and John carrying an injury, we managed to finish. All credit to him, completing the match regardless. Some good rallies were had, and the serving was heating up the longer the match went on. I'm sure the next time we play will be a hard-fought affair."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Ball bt Craig Armour (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, so many games went to deuce! Lots of rallies. Craig has such a nasty slice to deal with. Managed to dodge the weather to complete my first ever tennis league match. Hopefully the first of many."  -- Andrew
Lee Rogers bt Craig Armour (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Stillwell bt Craig Armour (Jun 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable even match , could have gone either way in both , some very good rally’s look forward to playing again Craig thanks for the game"  -- John


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

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)