Friendly, competitive tennis on Gravesend's 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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Windmill Hill

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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.


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

Windmill Hill

Clarence Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1JW Tel: 01474 353 242 full venue details »

Wombwell Park

Off Mitchell Avenue or (on foot) Gwynne Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 Tel: full venue details »

Woodlands Park

Off Dashwood Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7LY Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Swanscombe Park

Park Road, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0JQ Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Meopham Lawn Tennis Club

Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AT Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllGravesend Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 6 April 2017 to Wednesday 31 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 May 2017)

Great to be back underway in Gravesend in 2017, with some good competitive tennis on display. This is still a young league and we'd love to see numbers grow, particularly with summer now here so please do continue to spread the word if you can. See you next time!

Group Summary:

It was third time lucky for Terry, who after finishing second in the last two rounds makes the move to the top of the table thanks to four hard fought wins - well played Terry. Gavin had a good debut emerging victorious from half of his matches to clinch the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Terry Mccarthy [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Gavin Hodges 6.2 [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Wayne bruce Deabreu [W1, L1] 3
  4. Ian Dickety 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Jeff Chick 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Gavin Hodges bt Jeff Chick (May 25) 6-0, 6-1
Ian Dickety bt Jeff Chick (May 21) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTerry Mccarthy bt Jeff Chick (May 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and good shots from both sides, Jeff lost the key pts in both sets! An enjoyable match!"  -- Terry

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTerry Mccarthy bt Wayne bruce Deabreu (May 13) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable and competitive match which again could have gone either way."  -- Terry
Gavin Hodges bt Ian Dickety (May 12) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentTerry Mccarthy bt Ian Dickety (May 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and competitive match which was closer than result suggests. Could easily have gone to 3 sets with lots of good rallies."  -- Terry
Wayne bruce Deabreu bt Gavin Hodges (May 6) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentTerry Mccarthy bt Gavin Hodges (May 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A most enjoyable, competitive match which could have gone either way over 3 sets! Gavin is a great addition to this local league and I'm looking forward to more games against him."  -- Terry


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Gravesend archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Gravesend.

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)