Friendly, competitive tennis on Exeter Parks's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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.


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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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
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Exeter University Tennis Centre

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QN
Tel: 01392 723699
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Cowick Barton Playing Field

Off Barton Road, via Church Path Road, Exeter, EX2 9DG
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Other Venues

King George V Playing Field

Adjacent to Bridge Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7BA
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Club Venues

Cranford Sports Club

42 Salterton Road, Exmouth, EX8 2EQ
Tel: 01395 265771
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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 21 | Thursday 25 January 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Fairley 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Helen O'Brien [W2] 4
  3. Joshua Hockley-Still [L2] 1
  4. Ray Hunt [L2] 1
  5. Rory Gray

Match Results:

Rob Fairley bt Joshua Hockley-Still (Mar 16) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
Helen O'Brien bt Ray Hunt (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), [10-4]
Rob Fairley bt Ray Hunt (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-3
Helen O'Brien bt Joshua Hockley-Still (Feb 4) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Bernard Bretagne [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mark Felgate [W2, L1] 4
  3. John Chattey [W1, L2] 3
  4. Gary Calland 10.2 [L3] 1
  5. Oliver Steen
  6. Robert Charles

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Felgate bt John Chattey (Mar 11) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "With rain falling as we started the warm up, it was touch and go as to whether we would get the match played, but thankfully it stopped raining, although we still had to deal with windy conditions resulting in some odd shots and much scrambling for the ball! The match was close in the first two sets, with the 6 love score a little deceiving as many of the games were quite close. "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Felgate bt Gary Calland (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match the ebbed and flowed more than the scores suggest. The last couple of games of the first set were particularly brutal with long service games with multiple deuce points and long rallies. The second set were block games with Mark winning the first 2, Gary the next four and then Mark the final four - game winning dependent on how well each player was serving."  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJohn Chattey bt Gary Calland (Feb 24) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in good conditions low initial temps but proved perfect for playing the sun was a bit low however for one end of the court. Play wise Gary was a trooper returning with some great shots and we had many good rallys for what turned out to be quite an even match. Great game. "  -- John
Bernard Bretagne bt John Chattey (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-0
Bernard Bretagne bt Gary Calland (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBernard Bretagne bt Mark Felgate (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in difficult conditions "  -- Bernard


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Exeter Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)