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
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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,"

Dave Dalziel

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Collapse AllExeter Parks Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

And that's Exeter league tennis done and dusted for another year! Thank you all for playing and showing such commitment to a format that is giving more and more people the chance to play friendly, competitive tennis on local courts. Have a great Christmas and New Year and hope to see you again in January for the start of a tennis packed 2020!

Group Summary:

Tomasz has played with Local Tennis Leagues in Glasgow, but this was his first Exeter round and what a debut! He played and won all his matches holding off a threat from runner-up and defending champ, Rory. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Helman 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rory Gray 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Kerr 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rob Fairley 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fabien Carminati 9.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nick Lea 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Paul Kerr bt Rob Fairley (Nov 24) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Rob Fairley bt Fabien Carminati (Nov 16) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentPaul Kerr bt Fabien Carminati (Oct 28) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "And epic to our match that could’ve gone either way"  -- Paul
Rob Fairley bt Nick Lea (Oct 27) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentTomasz Helman bt Rory Gray (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game. Great play by Tomasz to take the league title decider, a worthy champion!"  -- Rory
Rory Gray bt Nick Lea (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-1
Rory Gray bt Rob Fairley (Oct 18) 6-2, 6-2
Tomasz Helman bt Nick Lea (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-0
Rory Gray bt Fabien Carminati (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-1
Rory Gray bt Paul Kerr (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-3
Tomasz Helman bt Rob Fairley (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-0
Tomasz Helman bt Fabien Carminati (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-2
Tomasz Helman bt Paul Kerr (Oct 4) 7-5, 6-2

Group Summary:

A shame we didn't get a few more matches played in this smallish group (do let us know if you need help getting matches set up and played). Nevertheless, well done to Jon who was involved in a couple of classics and takes the gold group win on his first appearance in the league!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jon Locke [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Ray Hunt 8.2 [L1] 1 RUNNER UP
  3. David Brown 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. James Eustice [L1]
  5. Chris Beer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJon Locke bt David Brown (Nov 20) 6-2, 2-6, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Court was booked till 7pm so we agreed to play a first-to-nine points tie break instead of a 3rd set as only had 10 minutes remaining after conclusion of second set. 3rd set tie break was 9-3 in favour of myself."  -- Jon [NB to approve this as a finished match we have upgraded the match tiebreak to the standard 10 point format - Admin]
Jon Locke bt James Eustice (Nov 9) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Jon Locke bt Ray Hunt (Oct 19) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3


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)