Friendly, competitive tennis on Harrogate'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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Want to Get Playing?

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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Ripon Tennis Centre

Park Lane, Palace Road, Rippon, HG4 3HJ Tel: 01765606066 full venue details »

Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre

Claro Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4BB Tel: full venue details »

Spa Park

Ripon,, HG4 2ES Tel: 07851 395923  full venue details »

Other Venues

Conyngham Hall

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AY Tel: full venue details »

Rossett Sports Centre

Green Lane, Harrogate, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 9JP Tel: 01423 564462 full venue details »

Valley Gardens

Harlow Moor Drive, Harrogate, HG2 0JH Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Bedale Tennis Club

BASA Sportsground, Leyburn Road, Bedale, DL8 1HA Tel: full venue details »

"I have had so much fun! Most of my games were very equal but I was lucky enough to win the group :)" Emil Valeriev

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Collapse AllHarrogate Singles - Round 20 | Friday 7 August 2020 to Wednesday 16 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 August 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Harrogate and to welcome 4 new players to the fold enabling us to run 2 groups this time. Judging from the scorelines you all hit the ground running post-lockdown and enjoyed being back on court again... as we enjoyed reading the commentaries! Keep up the good work and we hope to see you back in the next round.

Group Summary:

Congratulations to David for making a flying start in the Leagues by winning Group 1 on debut! His 4 wins were enough to finish top of the group, one point clear of runner up Stephen who was the only player to earn scheduling points. Torrential rain didn't stop James and Gareth from producing some good quality tennis while James and Stephen played the group's only 3 setter.

Final Rankings:

  1. David O'Shea [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Stephen Cameron 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. James Lethaby [W2, L1] 4
  4. Gareth Kennedy [W1, L3] 2
  5. Christopher Gelber [L3]
  6. Richard Sloan withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid O'Shea bt Stephen Cameron (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Stephen! Looking forward to our next match in the next round :) "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid O'Shea bt Gareth Kennedy (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Gareth! Exciting points and a good laugh"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid O'Shea bt Christopher Gelber (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Chris, quite a few close games. Really enjoyed the chat as well! Keep at it. "  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Lethaby bt Gareth Kennedy (Sep 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Gareth. It was torrential rain throughout but that didn’t stop us! Some great points and surprisingly good serving from myself. Thanks for the game!"  -- James
Stephen Cameron bt Gareth Kennedy (Aug 18) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentGareth Kennedy bt Christopher Gelber (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Chris and we had some good points"  -- Gareth
Stephen Cameron bt Christopher Gelber (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid O'Shea bt James Lethaby (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to finally have a game, both a bit rusty especially on serve. Tight second set. Tough weather conditions with strong winds. Good fun!"  -- David

Match of the Group:

James Lethaby bt Stephen Cameron (Aug 13) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Group Summary:

Only one match was played in this small group so the winner took the title. That honour fell to Jennifer who won in straight sets against runner up and Leagues debutant Rachel, while Ruth sadly didn't get started this round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jennifer Dilley 9.2 [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Rachel Burberry [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Ruth Whaling

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Jennifer Dilley bt Rachel Burberry (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-3


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

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)