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HOW IT WORKS:

  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

THE LEAGUE IS:

  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players

KEY POINTS:

  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

See here for the complete rules and regulations.

 

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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 the next Round here.

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.


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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 22 | Thursday 1 April 2021 to Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 April 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jacob Bradford 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Carl Bradford 8.1 [W2] 4
  3. Clive Harrison [L2] 1
  4. Jeffrey Smith 9.2 [L1]
  5. Kim Dawson [L1]
  6. Justin Barry
  7. Simon Underwood

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJacob Bradford bt Jeffrey Smith (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely conditions and some great rallies! Thanks for the match and welcome to Eastbourne Jeffrey! "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentCarl Bradford bt Kim Dawson (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Kim today after a few years, some good long rallies which don't reflect on the scoreline. Enjoyable match, thanks Kim!"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Bradford bt Clive Harrison (Apr 7) 0-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough start to the match today with Clive getting everything back and very quick around the court. I got into the match in 2nd and 3rd sets but lots of good rallies and close games in ideal conditions. Thanks Clive!"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentJacob Bradford bt Clive Harrison (Apr 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back on the court with Clive. A flattering scoreline for an enjoyable match!"  -- Jacob

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Ball 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Keith Weblin [W1] 2
  3. Craig Armour 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Emma Somerset [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dave Humphrey

Match Results:

Andrew Ball bt Emma Somerset (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKeith Weblin bt Emma Somerset (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, much closer than the score suggests."  -- Keith
Reveal CommentCraig Armour bt Emma Somerset (Apr 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match which was a bit closer than scoreline suggests.Quite a few deuces.Thanks for an enjoyable match Emma."  -- Craig
  • "Nice playing with you again Craig. Enjoyable match." -- Emma
Andrew Ball bt Craig Armour (Apr 3) 6-4, 6-0

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)