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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Want to Get Playing?

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!

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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 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

"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

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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

A little light on matches this winter round unfortunately but still some great on-court tussles! Let's hope the action heats up still further as the warmer weather approaches.

Group Summary:

Paul's bonus points acted as a insurance policy, mitigating his loss to Rory and ensuring that he topped the table. Now, if Rory had only managed to play one more match - but that will have to wait for another round. Well done all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Kerr 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rory Gray 9.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Matthew Dent 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Rob Fairley 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jon Locke [L2]
  6. Jack Pawsey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Matthew Dent (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game against a tough opponent! cheers Matt"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentMatthew Dent bt Rob Fairley (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Rob was a great sport continuing though his injury. I hope you have a speedy recovery! "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRob Fairley bt Rory Gray (Feb 29) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Rob blew me away in the 1st set. I tried to keep up in the 2nd but he pulled away again at the end to take the last 3 games. Finished it in style with the shot of the match, a blistering backhand winner down the line!"  -- Rory

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Paul Kerr (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very close battle all the way through! cheers Paul"  -- Rory
Paul Kerr bt Jon Locke (Feb 8) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Matthew Dent (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score hardly representative - great match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMatthew Dent bt Jon Locke (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Jon! Thanks for powering through even though you wasn't 100% fit. "  -- Matthew

Group Summary:

Terrific tennis from Fabien who saw off a strong challenge from Jason to hang on to his unbeaten run and earn the top spot. For Jason, the consolation of the the runner's up position and we hope, an enduring and fun rivalry!

Final Rankings:

  1. Fabien Carminati 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jason Williams 9.2 [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Nestor Costa [W1, L1] 2
  4. Mark Felgate [L3]
  5. Ray Hunt 8.2 [L1]
  6. Chris Beer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Mark Felgate (Feb 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and quiet tennis evening at the Uni, really enjoyable game. Cheers Mark"  -- Fabien
Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Nestor Costa (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun despite the challenging conditions Sun/slippy surface/wind and I must say that Cowick courts are really nice, will come back!"  -- Fabien

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Jason Williams (Jan 25) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Thight first set with one break at 4-4. Jason led the second, I tried to come back but too late ... In the third, I led 2-0, Jason came back 2-3, and I moved ahead again on the finish line."  -- Fabien
Reveal CommentJason Williams bt Mark Felgate (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match was much closer than the score suggest. It was a pleasure meeting and playing Mark. The conditions although damp was fine for a lovely game of tennis. All the best to Mark for his remaining matches."  -- Jason
Reveal CommentNestor Costa bt Mark Felgate (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning to play our match. Thanks Mark and you were unlucky with my lobs. "  -- Nestor
Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Ray Hunt (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice and smooth game, first in a while for both, it was a good restart. Also really enjoy the post game chat on raquette frames and cords."  -- Fabien


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)