Friendly, competitive tennis on Exeter Parks' 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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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.


Primary Venues

Heavitree Pleasure Ground

Whipton Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3DS
full venue details »

Exeter University Tennis Centre

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QN
Tel: 01392 723699
full venue details »

Cowick Barton Playing Field

Off Barton Road, via Church Path Road, Exeter, EX2 9DG
full venue details »

Other Venues

King George V Playing Field

Adjacent to Bridge Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7BA
full venue details »

Exmouth Tennis Centre

Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, EX8 3AE
Tel: 01395 223355
full venue details »

Club Venues

Cranford Sports Club

42 Salterton Road, Exmouth, EX8 2EQ
Tel: 01395 265771
full venue details »

"I think I speak for both of us [my opponent and myself] when I say a big thank you for such a simple but great idea to get people playing tennis,"

Dave Dalziel

I have now played and enjoyed three of my singles matches. Opponents were all very friendly and although easily outplayed by two so far am really enjoying the opportunity to play singles again after a break of more than four years due to being unable to find opponents. Travelling from Plymouth is a pain but thoroughly enjoying meeting new players. Thanks everyone.

Karey Mayers

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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. John Hosking [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rory Gray 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Kerr 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fabien Carminati 10.1 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Fairley 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Dent 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  7. Mark Sharratt 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  8. Ray Hunt 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Matthew Dent (Jun 15) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Broke a string at 0-2 in the first set. Without backup racket, Matt could gave bag up a walkover victory but instead offered his second racket and a few minutes of rallies for me to adjust to it. 5 stars for Matt fair play ! [An extended third set was played to 10-8 but as this falls outside the recognised format for the league has been recorded 7-6]"  -- Fabien
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Mark Sharratt (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early Sunday morning game at Heavitree. Mark is back in the league after not having played tennis for a couple of years. Caught me a few times with killer drop shots when least expected!"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentJohn Hosking bt Rob Fairley (May 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Rob is a tough opponent. Happy to get over the line. Cheers Rob "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hosking bt Rory Gray (May 21) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a lovely spring evening. Rory was a tough opponent! Best of luck for your remaining rounds. Cheers"  -- John
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Rory Gray (May 20) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to have pushed our reigning champ Paul more in the second set than the first, but he had too much for me in the end... Well played Paul!"  -- Rory
John Hosking bt Mark Sharratt (May 19) 6-1, 6-2
John Hosking bt Fabien Carminati (May 15) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRob Fairley bt Ray Hunt (May 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ray. Was really enjoyable. Good luck with your remaining matches!"  -- Rob
John Hosking bt Paul Kerr (May 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Fabien Carminati (May 12) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but this nearly killed both of us and i feel very weak now!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMark Sharratt bt Fabien Carminati (May 12) 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I wasn't prepared for such a long gruelling match after 2 years out! Enjoyable match though, some great rallies. Match could of gone either way"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMatthew Dent bt Rob Fairley (May 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good technique from Rob throughout, both on the forehand and backhand. Some good hard points played by both players which made the match very enjoyable. Well played Rob and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Matthew
Rory Gray bt Matthew Dent (May 6) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Rob Fairley (May 4) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough close game lasting more than 2 hours. Rob was in front for most of the match and a break for 4-3 in the final set was the first time I was ahead at all. Cheers Rob and good luck in your other matches!"  -- Rory

Current Rankings:

  1. Nestor Costa [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Geraint Williams [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ryan Streat [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Brown [W3] 6
  5. Simon Nicholls [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alison Stone [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Paul Richards [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jonathan Gartland [L1] 1

Match Results:

Andrew Brown bt Paul Richards (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentGeraint Williams bt Nestor Costa (Jun 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and well played Nestor. Was a great match up and could have gone either way. Would be great to play again, in league or socially. Good luck for the rest. "  -- Geraint
Reveal CommentAndrew Brown bt Ryan Streat (May 24) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle! Tough game! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRyan Streat bt Paul Richards (May 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Paul, looking forward to going for that pint soon. "  -- Ryan
Nestor Costa bt Simon Nicholls (May 22) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentSimon Nicholls bt Alison Stone (May 21) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Alison. Some excellent rallies and weather to die for; perfect. A lot of fun!"  -- Simon
Geraint Williams bt Paul Richards (May 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRyan Streat bt Geraint Williams (May 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game v Geraint, really nice guy too, he definitely gave me the run around and 1st set was a lot closer than score line suggests. "  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentNestor Costa bt Jonathan Gartland (May 16) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match. Could have been anyones. Great game and really enjoyable. Cheers Jonathan. "  -- Nestor
Simon Nicholls bt Paul Richards (May 13) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNestor Costa bt Alison Stone (May 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match but often beaten by the high winds. Thanks again Alison and good luck in the league."  -- Nestor
Reveal CommentGeraint Williams bt Alison Stone (May 6) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some good rallies. Had a light-hearted contest alongside to see who could hit the fewest double faults too. Good luck with the rest Alison. "  -- Geraint
Reveal CommentNestor Costa bt Paul Richards (May 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I was extremely lucky today and think Paul just had a bad one. Great consistent seving from him though. Thanks Paul and good luck in the league."  -- Nestor
Andrew Brown bt Nestor Costa (May 5) 6-1, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Tearle [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Felgate [W3, L2] 6
  3. Terence Gilbert [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Beer [W1, L1] 3
  5. Matthew Wilson 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Joeri Van Puyvelde [W1, L3] 2
  7. Gary Calland 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Felgate bt Matthew Wilson (Jun 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mark had one of those days where the marginal risky shots all worked and the serving was much improved. Unfortunately the opposite was true for Matt, although his serving improved as the match went on and if another set was played it would have been a lot closer scoreline that the first two sets."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMatthew Wilson bt Joeri Van Puyvelde (Jun 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Wow, don't think I have done so much running in a long time, so many deuce points won and lost from each of us, it was a fantastic competition, those slices so difficult to get too. I wasn't sure what way it was going when it was 4-4 in the first set and constant deuce. Thank you Joeri for a great match and good luck"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMark Felgate bt Joeri Van Puyvelde (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the rain interruption we managed to the game completed - the score was a bit flattering in the end, with the games a bit closer than suggested by the scoreline. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Felgate bt Chris Beer (May 31) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A topsy turvy match which either player could have won. With the exception of 3 games, where the server won to love, all the other games could have gone any way, with plenty of (too many!) deuce games and neither player dominating. In the end after a more consistent serving performance and some tiring limbs the deadlock was broken, with Mark holding his nerve to win after the second match point. Great game, close and competitive."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentChris Beer bt Terence Gilbert (May 29) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game of tennis second set could have gone either way some great rallies "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentTerence Gilbert bt Mark Felgate (May 24) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic match! Mark is a decent player and I think luck was on my side today. We were very evenly matched with even the tie-break going the distance. Mark is a great chap and I look forward to playing him again sometime. "  -- Terence
Reveal CommentPaul Tearle bt Mark Felgate (May 24) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mark, Impressive effort to play 2 games in a day!! "  -- Paul
Joeri Van Puyvelde bt Terence Gilbert (May 22) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentPaul Tearle bt Joeri Van Puyvelde (May 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another top bloke! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Tearle bt Matthew Wilson (May 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "More fun and fitness supporting the reasons I signed up! Great to meet new people as well! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Tearle bt Terence Gilbert (May 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tez is a top bloke and we played some very long rallies! We had a 100% success rate in missed smashes between us! Thanks Tez for making my introduction to park league tennis so welcoming."  -- Paul


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

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)