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.

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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

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.

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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 21 | Thursday 10 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jacob Bradford 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Clive Harrison [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Simon Underwood [W1] 2
  4. Carl Bradford 8.1 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Clive Harrison (Jan 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After the aborted 1st attempt with a ‘Covid cancellation’, it was great to have another good, close, fun match, this time on a near perfect (for tennis) winter morning. Thanks for the match Clive 👍"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJacob Bradford bt Carl Bradford (Dec 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match in the cold! Glad to get the win this time! "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentJacob Bradford bt Clive Harrison (Dec 22) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable and competitive match with Clive in some light rain! Thankyou for a good match! "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentCarl Bradford bt Clive Harrison (Dec 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had to stop a couple of times due to rain but an enjoyable match with a close first set. Thanks Clive!"  -- Carl

Current Rankings:

  1. Justin Barry [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Ball 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Keith Weblin [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Craig Armour 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Scott Cording 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Ball bt Keith Weblin (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with many deuces"  -- Keith
Reveal CommentJustin Barry bt Keith Weblin (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lucked out with the weather. Score doesn’t reflect the closeness of many deuce games. Thanks Keith for an enjoyable match."  -- Justin
Reveal CommentKeith Weblin bt Craig Armour (Jan 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game between evenly matched players"  -- Keith
Andrew Ball bt Craig Armour (Dec 31) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentJustin Barry bt Scott Cording (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Mixed weather conditions but thoroughly enjoyed playing with a fellow 'quins fan. Thanks Scott - look forward to playing again soon!"  -- Justin
Reveal CommentJustin Barry bt Craig Armour (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable match in perfect weather. It was a pleasure to meet Craig - a very nice chap with a wicked backspin! Looking forward to playing you again in the near future."  -- Justin

Results

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) 

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)