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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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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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Exmouth Tennis Centre

Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, EX8 3AE
Tel: 01395 223355
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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,"

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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

More than 70% of matches were played in an excellent round in Exeter, where there was also a great show of sportsmanship in the comments too. Thanks for all your efforts on and off court and we hope you enjoyed it. Until next time!

Group Summary:

Paul narrowly missed out on top spot in the last round so was determined to go one better this time, playing every match and scheduling well to give himself the best chance of success. This positive attitude paid off as he notched up five fantastic wins to boost his tally into the lead. Now former champ Alex defeated Paul and finished unbeaten from his four matches to become the runner up, but what might have happened had he played a couple more? A special mention to Helen, Fabien and Olivia who also showed great enthusiasm to play all of their opponents.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Kerr 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alex Webber [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Helen O'Brien [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fabien Carminati 10.1 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Olivia Milton-Thompson [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Matheson [W2, L3] 6
  7. Simon Nicholls [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHelen O'Brien bt Simon Nicholls (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Some good rallies and we beat the rain!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt Simon Nicholls (Apr 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice after work tennis in the sun. Bovey Tracey tennis club is a lovely location, strongly recommended. Hope to play with Simon soon again."  -- Fabien

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOlivia Milton-Thompson bt James Matheson (Apr 4) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match which completely knackered me! James played really well and fought me to the end! "  -- Olivia
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Simon Nicholls (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming so far to play Simon we had some great rallies!"  -- Paul
Alex Webber bt Helen O'Brien (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-3
James Matheson bt Simon Nicholls (Mar 26) 6-3, 6-1
Olivia Milton-Thompson bt Simon Nicholls (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Olivia Milton-Thompson (Mar 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Superb game - Olivia started well but arctic conditions slowed her down and gave me a chance - some excellent rallies!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentFabien Carminati bt James Matheson (Mar 20) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Seriously tight with crazy rallies at the 4 corners of the court. 2h of good fun and sweat."  -- Fabien
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt James Matheson (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Super close very windy and very long rallies - well played James!"  -- Paul
James Matheson bt Helen O'Brien (Mar 16) 6-4, 6-2
Fabien Carminati bt Olivia Milton-Thompson (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Webber bt Fabien Carminati (Mar 10) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match made even more challenging by strong winds! "  -- Alex
Helen O'Brien bt Olivia Milton-Thompson (Feb 28) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Fabien Carminati (Feb 23) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Fabulously close second set with some incredible chasing by Fabien! Bien jouez!"  -- Paul
Alex Webber bt Paul Kerr (Feb 20) 6-3, 6-3
Alex Webber bt Olivia Milton-Thompson (Feb 20) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Helen O'Brien (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score suggests - some brilliant rallies."  -- Paul
Helen O'Brien bt Fabien Carminati (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Rory was the dominant force in group two, recording five straight wins without dropping a set to leave us in no doubt as to who's the new champ - well played. Ray combined a couple of strong victories with scheduling prowess to finish as the runner up. Well done to Chris too who alongside Rory played the most matches.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rory Gray 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Ray Hunt 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Geraint Williams [W2, L1] 4
  4. Jason Williams 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Beer [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gary Calland 10.2 [L2]
  7. Chris Vincent

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Geraint Williams bt Ray Hunt (Mar 28) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Rory Gray bt Ray Hunt (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-3
Ray Hunt bt Chris Beer (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Geraint Williams (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions added an interesting extra dimension to the match! Geraint kept fighting to the end and kept it competetive throughout."  -- Rory
Ray Hunt bt Jason Williams (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Gary Calland (Mar 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with strong wind making for some strange plays and rallies! Lots of deuces and Gary had several game point chances to add more games."  -- Rory
Reveal CommentGeraint Williams bt Chris Beer (Feb 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game and battle. Windy conditions but some good rallies in the mix. Well played Chris! "  -- Geraint
Reveal CommentChris Beer bt Gary Calland (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline not reflective of game very enjoyable good rallies,"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJason Williams bt Chris Beer (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a beautiful evening for tennis and an absolute pleasure to host Chris at The Cranford Sports Club. The Match was much more competitive than the score suggest. It was even better to meet such a sporting and genuine person. Thank you Chris and best of luck for your remaining matches. "  -- Jason
Reveal CommentRory Gray bt Jason Williams (Feb 19) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant match under the excellent Cranford floodlights. Jason is a pleasure to play with and it was nice to have a drink together afterwards in the clubhouse bar. Was pleased to grab the 2nd set which could very easily have gone the other way!"  -- Rory
Rory Gray bt Chris Beer (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-0


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)