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  • 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


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


  • 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 their ITF World Tennis Number
  • 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 play 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.


Getting started

New players will need to create an account with us and include their LTA Advantage Number before joining 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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours, please let us know.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 Tel: 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 Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Topsham Pleasure Ground

Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HG Tel: full venue details »

King George V Playing Field

Adjacent to Bridge Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7BA Tel: 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 »

Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 6 April 2023 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 May 2023)

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Matthew Smith 6 6 0 2 14 WWWW
2 Anthony Lee 7 4 3 2 10 LWLL
3 John Plunkett 4 3 1 0 7 WWWL
4 Patricia Emery 6 2 4 2 7 LLLL
5 Matthew Dent 4 2 2 0 6 WLWL
6 Sam Kelly 4 1 3 2 6 LLLW
7 Rob Prowse 3 0 3 0 1 LLL
8 Edmund Gerrans 2 0 2 0 1 LL

Match Results:

Matthew Dent bt Anthony Lee (May 30) 6-3, 6-2
Matthew Smith bt Matthew Dent (May 27) 6-3, 6-2
Anthony Lee bt Rob Prowse (May 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMatthew Dent bt Patricia Emery (May 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! See you in the next round."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Patricia Emery (May 16) 2-6, 6-0, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "lovely game with Tricia over a sunny lunchtime"  -- John
Matthew Smith bt Anthony Lee (May 13) 6-2, 6-2
Matthew Smith bt Patricia Emery (May 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Plunkett bt Matthew Dent (May 7) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued. . . ."  -- John
John Plunkett bt Anthony Lee (May 4) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnthony Lee bt Patricia Emery (May 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great game and lovely top spin deep shots from Anthony!"  -- Patricia
Reveal CommentPatricia Emery bt Edmund Gerrans (Apr 30) 6-2, 2-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Another great long game with Edmund!"  -- Patricia
Reveal CommentPatricia Emery bt Sam Kelly (Apr 25) 5-7, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - thanks Sam!"  -- Patricia
Matthew Smith bt John Plunkett (Apr 23) 6-3, 6-1
Anthony Lee bt Edmund Gerrans (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-2
Anthony Lee bt Sam Kelly (Apr 20) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Matthew Smith bt Sam Kelly (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-2
Matthew Smith bt Rob Prowse (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-0
Sam Kelly bt Rob Prowse (Apr 9) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Exeter Parks archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Exeter Parks.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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.