Friendly, competitive tennis on Hove'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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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.

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Primary Venues

St Ann's Well Gardens

Somerhill Road, Hove, BN3 1RP
Tel: 01273 292704
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Kingsway

Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2WW
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Preston Park

Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6SD
Tel: 01273 292704
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Hove Park

Goldstone Crescent, Hove, BN3 6LX
Tel: 01273 292704
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Other Venues

Withdean Sports Complex

Tongdean Lane, Brighton, BN1 5JD
Tel: 01273 542100
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"​I've now played two matches and both have been very competitive and played in a great spirit. So far I have really enjoyed being part of the league, hopefully lots more fun tennis to come,"

Adrian Baker

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Derek Hayes

"It was great experience to play in the league and maybe more importantly it was a new beginning for me after a long break. I had started to play tennis almost 20 years ago when I was 9, used to be good I believe, and it was a true passion. Now I have a similar excitement to be back in tennis. I had tough games in the round I think it was well balanced group. Thank you for giving me this opportunity," Erhan Seklem

Erham Seklem

"I had a great time meeting new people for very competitive but still friendly matches. I will recommend you to my friends"

Jim Watts

 "I've really enjoyed my first experience of the league and getting match practice and will definitely sign up for the next round",

Adrian  Baker

"Loved playing in Hove league, met some really nice players of a good standard and good to see so many games being completed"

Paul Ramsden

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Report your results

Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 50 | Thursday 12 March 2020 to Wednesday 6 May 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 April 2020)

Final Rankings:

  1. Will Lowrie [W1] 2
  2. Tim Brickell [L1] 1
  3. Alex Beaumont 8.2
  4. Arber Cala
  5. Dimitri Takas
  6. Guy Voce 8.2
  7. Harvey Freear 9.2
  8. Steven Denman

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Tim Brickell (Mar 17) 4-6, 6-1, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A closely-fought match on a sunny morning. We decided on a tiebreak to finish so we could get back to the important work of preparing for the end of civilisation… thanks Tim! "  -- Will

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Smith 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Julien Page 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. Guy Dixon [L1]
  5. Jon Rattenbury 8.2
  6. Patrick Corrigan
  7. Rene Rudzinski
  8. Simon Purwar

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Smith bt Guy Dixon (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Guy was a lot stronger as match went on and it was pretty gusty. Well played!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Julien Page (Mar 21) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match of momentum swings and very tight service games in very tricky windy conditions. Some great shots and some slightly luckier wind assisted ones from both players. Overall very enjoyable match, good luck for the rest of the round Julien."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Smith bt Adam Arabzadeh (Mar 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight second set as many games went to deuce, we had some good rallies!"  -- Adam

Final Rankings:

  1. David Ford [W1] 2
  2. Christopher Isherwood [W1, L1] 2
  3. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. Bobby Treweek 10.2
  5. Daisy Dicker
  6. Diarmuid (dee) O'hare
  7. Jon Cook 10.1
  8. Kate Morley

Match Results:

Christopher Isherwood bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Mar 21) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Christopher Isherwood (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to play Chris again especially on such a nice morning. Very competitive match and look forward to playing again soon "  -- David

Final Rankings:

  1. Mel Dixon 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Dave Jones [L1]
  3. Charles Ross 10.2
  4. Charlotte Chapman
  5. Gavin Reynolds
  6. Jeremy Beales
  7. Louis Blair

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Dave Jones (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Standard got better as the match wore on. Dave definitely raised his game in the second set! "  -- Mel

Results

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

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) 

Comments:
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)