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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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Primary Venues

Ripon Tennis Centre

Park Lane, Palace Road, Rippon, HG4 3HJ
Tel: 01765606066
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Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre

Claro Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4BB
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Spa Park

Ripon,, HG4 2ES
Tel: 07851 395923 
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Other Venues

Conyngham Hall

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AY
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Rossett Sports Centre

Green Lane, Harrogate, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 9JP
Tel: 01423 564462
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Valley Gardens

Harlow Moor Drive, Harrogate, HG2 0JH
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Club Venues

Bedale Tennis Club

BASA Sportsground, Leyburn Road, Bedale, DL8 1HA
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Collapse AllHarrogate Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

60% of matches played in this round, pretty good given the time of the year and weather. So well done to everyone for getting out there and braving the elements. We take a break now but hope to see you all back on court in 2020!

Group Summary:

Another good group 1 win for Richard who didn't drop a set! It was second placed newcomer Will who pushed him closest with a tight first set at 7-5 and what an epic between Will and Stephen! Also, a warm welcome to our other two newcomers, Alex and Ben!

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Sloan [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Will Hinch 9.2 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Tomlin [W1, L2] 2
  4. Stephen Cameron 8.2 [L2] 1
  5. Ben Spratt [L3]

Match Results:

Will Hinch bt Ben Spratt (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Will Hinch bt Stephen Cameron (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Sloan bt Stephen Cameron (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stephen. Some really good quality rallies. Your recovery shots on the run were impressive, although I’ve seen you play better previously. Look forward to our next match in the league. All the best for the remainder of the group one matches."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentAlex Tomlin bt Ben Spratt (Oct 13) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Ben. I enjoyed it, a close match. Good luck with your other games. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentRichard Sloan bt Ben Spratt (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the local tennis league Ben. For someone who has only been playing tennis for 6 months you play very well indeed........particularly, considering you had a possible fracture of your left finger from rugby yesterday. Even more impressive were your drive volleys! I have no doubt that you will become a very proficient tennis player imminently."  -- Richard
Will Hinch bt Alex Tomlin (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRichard Sloan bt Will Hinch (Sep 30) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league Will! Great game with some long and good quality rallies. The first set could have gone either way and the second set had one game in particular with excellent rallies. Thanks for coming all the way over from Leeds. Glad we got to play indoors, despite the weather. Good luck in the remainder of the league. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Sloan bt Alex Tomlin (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the tennis league Alex. You play very well for someone whose hitting partner (son) is only eight years of age!. Some good rallies and one outstanding return of serve worthy of Andy Murray! Good luck in the remainder of the group."  -- Richard

Group Summary:

Congrats to David J on his very convincing group win this round. Shame a few more matches weren't played to heat up the competition in this group. Obviously, Jennifer's withdrawal through injury narrowed the playing field so fewer matches were available. Wishing you a speedy recovery Jennifer.

Final Rankings:

  1. David James 10.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Kevin Kotlarski [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Ruth Whaling [L1]
  4. David Wilson [L2]
  5. Jennifer Dilley 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid James bt Ruth Whaling (Oct 31) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match that could have gone either way. I have played Ruth at singles and every time it is always close. Thank you for a very enjoyable match. I look forward to the rematch soon."  -- David

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid James bt Kevin Kotlarski (Oct 13) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match played in horrible weather. Both sets could have gone either way with close games and long rallies."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid James bt David Wilson (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with some very competitive rallies. Always a pleasure to see David and I look forward to the re match."  -- David
Kevin Kotlarski bt David Wilson (Oct 5) 6-1, 7-5


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)