Hastings Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Hastings's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Join The League

New rounds for the Hastings league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Alexandra Park

St Helens Road, Hastings, TN34 2LJ

Alexandra Park was opened in 1882 and it is a magnificent setting for tennis - the park was renewed in 2004 and is a Green Flag award winner.

# of Outdoor Courts: 5
Prices:

Adults £6.50 per hour, £6.30 students, £3.40 juniors.

Battle Sports Centre

Claverham Community College, North Trade Road, East Sussex, TN33 0HT
Tel: 01424 774772
Opening Times:

Outdoor courts - Easter until 31st August

Indoor court - Weekends all year round

# of Indoor Courts: 1
# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Outdoors £5.00 per hour; Indoors £14.00 per hour

Helenswood Sports Centre

The Ridge, Hastings, TN37 4PS
Tel: 01424 755515

Four floodlit courts.

Opening Times:

During the school term, they are open from 5.30pm on weekdays until 10.30pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

£8/hour

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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.

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Report your results

Collapse AllHastings Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 20 October 2016 to Wednesday 14 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 November 2016)

Current Rankings:

  1. Martyn Levitt [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nick Griffith [W1, L1] 3
  3. Mark Ross [W1, L1] 2
  4. Ben Mayhew [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lee Gibson 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Ross bt Ben Mayhew (Nov 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in horrible conditions. Well played Mark."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMartyn Levitt bt Nick Griffith (Nov 7) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A chilly afternoon with mixed conditions, the first two sets played in daylight and the decider played under floodlights, a couple of years since I played on Astro and under lights, both of us forgetting balls but got a few together from the clubhouse ! Knew this game was going to be a tough one and I wasn't disappointed, Nicks serve when it goes in is a weapon, just blocking it back into play then back on even ground, I got off to a quick start and had a match point in the second set but Nick saved well and came back strong when I thought it was my set! The Astro turf kept catching me out as the balls skidded through so when I could I came forward, in the end maybe my ground stokes were better and I made less mistakes, great game thanks !"  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentMartyn Levitt bt Ben Mayhew (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Harsh score line for Ben, he played ok and he can only improve the more matches he plays, hopefully he will come along to our Sunday club mornings through the winter as he would be more than welcome, thanks for the game and nice to meet you Ben."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentNick Griffith bt Ben Mayhew (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Nick. I enjoyed it despite the score."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMartyn Levitt bt Mark Ross (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played a best of 3 sets match, I came through 6-1,6-0, perfect day for it and will arrange a rematch friendly sometime in the near future. "  -- Martyn

Results

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

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments

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  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
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