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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

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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"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

"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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Derek Hayes

"​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

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

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"Really enjoyed the tennis and think the whole LTL set up is fantastic. Have recommended to several friends,"

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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 51 | Thursday 4 June 2020 to Wednesday 29 July 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Ovnik 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dimitri Takas [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Piers Spencer [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Ramsden 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alastair Todd [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Guy Voce 8.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Will Lowrie [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. James Caulfield [L1]
  9. Harvey Freear 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlastair Todd bt James Caulfield (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game! James is very quick and a very good player for someone recently come back to tennis."  -- Alastair
Reveal CommentDimitri Takas bt Guy Voce (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing you Guy, good game. Cheers Dimitri"  -- Dimitri
Reveal CommentJames Ovnik bt Piers Spencer (Jun 26) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game mate, we need to work on our volleys though!"  -- James
Reveal CommentPiers Spencer bt Guy Voce (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, nice to play early in the morning with the weather like this. Guy hit some great serves rallies were much longer than the score depicts. Thanks Guy. P"  -- Piers
Reveal CommentJames Ovnik bt Guy Voce (Jun 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Guy, cheers. "  -- James
Reveal CommentDimitri Takas bt Alastair Todd (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ally. Cheers Dimitri"  -- Dimitri
Reveal CommentGuy Voce bt Will Lowrie (Jun 16) 2-6, 7-5, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A tough game, could have gone either way. "  -- Guy
Paul Ramsden bt Will Lowrie (Jun 16) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentPiers Spencer bt Dimitri Takas (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Dimitri again. Think a bit of luck was on my side with this one!"  -- Piers
Reveal CommentPaul Ramsden bt Guy Voce (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Guy well played"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDimitri Takas bt Will Lowrie (Jun 12) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Dimitri, great game!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentJames Ovnik bt Will Lowrie (Jun 8) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Will, cheers. "  -- James
Reveal CommentAlastair Todd bt Paul Ramsden (Jun 5) 4-6, 6-1, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, hampered unfortunately by the wind. Hopefully better conditions for the next time we play."  -- Alastair

Current Rankings:

  1. Fred Grumitt [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matt Barnes 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Smith 8.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon O'Neill [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Juan Pane [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jon Rattenbury 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Juan Reig Morant [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFred Grumitt bt Matt Barnes (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some long rallies"  -- Fred
Reveal CommentFred Grumitt bt Simon O'Neill (Jul 7) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really great game with some memorable rallies. "  -- Fred
Juan Pane bt Jon Rattenbury (Jul 5) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Matt Barnes bt Adam Smith (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSimon O'Neill bt Juan Pane (Jul 1) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Juan, a lot of running & very long points! Cheers"  -- Simon
Matt Barnes bt Juan Pane (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-4
Jon Rattenbury bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jun 21) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentAdam Smith bt Juan Reig Morant (Jun 20) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in the sun, well played Juan!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Smith bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jun 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, both having improved since we last played we had some good rallies"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMatt Barnes bt Jon Rattenbury (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match very tight!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentSimon O'Neill bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Adam, the score didn’t reflect the flow of the match. Some very long, tight games. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentFred Grumitt bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in the Sunday sun"  -- Fred
Adam Smith bt Jon Rattenbury (Jun 14) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentSimon O'Neill bt Adam Smith (Jun 13) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, Adam. Really enjoyable - cheers! "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentFred Grumitt bt Juan Pane (Jun 12) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game in some horrible weather, thanks Juan. "  -- Fred
Reveal CommentMatt Barnes bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "good game in high wind!"  -- Matt
Fred Grumitt bt Adam Smith (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1
Juan Pane bt Adam Smith (Jun 8) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Juan Pane bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jun 6) 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Isherwood [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andy Gray 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kate Morley [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Cook 10.1 [W1] 2
  6. David Ford [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Bobby Treweek 10.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKate Morley bt David Ford (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match as always with Dave! I managed to get a lucky break in both sets at the right time to secure a win. Ridiculously windy conditions with the ball flying all over the place, impossible to read! Thanks an entertaining windy match Dave!"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt Kate Morley (Jun 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was a really close first set, I thought Kate would take it! Definitely some crazy rallies in this match, well played."  -- Khalid
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt Andy Gray (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The heat made this a very tough game but well played Andy!"  -- Khalid
Reveal CommentChristopher Isherwood bt David Ford (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies kept the games flowing with some great gets by David early on in the match before the heat slowed up play."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt Bobby Treweek (Jun 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Bobby! Started off a bit slow but got some interesting rallies and good serving as well. Best of luck for the rest of the group."  -- Khalid
Reveal CommentChristopher Isherwood bt Kate Morley (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hot and humid, so a slow paced match with some good shots played by both players."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentKhalid Al Hamadi bt Christopher Isherwood (Jun 17) 5-7, 7-5, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "A very long match with 2 toughly contested sets, some great games in there, well played Chris!"  -- Khalid
Andy Gray bt David Ford (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Christopher Isherwood (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Neither us really got into our stride and the people on the next court playing loud music didn’t really help! But fun all the same and very close!"  -- Jon
Andy Gray bt Christopher Isherwood (Jun 9) 6-2, 2-6, [10-6]

Current Rankings:

  1. Bankim Chandra [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Tovey 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mel Dixon 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Amanda Atkins 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julia Loucks [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Juliana Zordan [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Stefanos Kourtesis withdrawn

Match Results:

Amanda Atkins bt Julia Loucks (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt John Tovey (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "John has amazing fitness, accuracy & proper tennis shots unlike me. Almost every game went to deuce stage & at least 2 deuces in a game. Very enjoyable match, would like to play John again. I think he should move to the next league with me. BIG WARNING: NEVER PLAY AN EX-MILITARY ON A SATURDAY!!"  -- Bankim
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Juliana Zordan (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Juliana played really well. Great Rallies, good run around & the windy weather didnt stop us to have a good sweat out & enjoy Tennis & Fresh Air. Really enjoyable game & we will arrange more friendlies in future. Thanks!!"  -- Bankim
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Julia Loucks (Jun 24) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match on a hot summer's afternoon. Any thoughts of an easy win were dispelled in the second set when Julia raised her game. She could be a force with a few more games under her belt!"  -- Mel
Reveal CommentJohn Tovey bt Mel Dixon (Jun 21) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A proper slog fest with some great rallies and shots throughout. A swirling wind and laser beam sunshine added to the fun in a very close and enjoyable game. Thanks Mel!"  -- John
Reveal CommentJulia Loucks bt Juliana Zordan (Jun 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Juliana, can’t believe she’s only been playing for 2 years! I reckon she was a tennis player in a previous life... "  -- Julia
Reveal CommentJohn Tovey bt Juliana Zordan (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great way to start a Sunday with a really enjoyable match. Closer than the score suggests and Julianna played one of the finest backhand passes I have ever seen! Good luck with the rest of your games :)"  -- John
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Amanda Atkins (Jun 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a sunny cool Saturday morning. Amanda played really well, lots of aces, great backhand, very crafty drop shots. Scores doesn't reflect the very evenly skilled match. Would love to play with Amanda again!! Thanks Bankim"  -- Bankim
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Mel Dixon (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing Match...Great Rallies & the last game had a rally of 50+ shots...Finally found someone who plays exactly like me...Squash + Tennis = Squennis...Best match of my life....Thanks Mel!!"  -- Bankim
Reveal CommentAmanda Atkins bt Juliana Zordan (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was much closer than the score suggests! A really enjoyable evening. Thank you."  -- Amanda
Reveal CommentMel Dixon bt Juliana Zordan (Jun 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with some good rallies and plenty of games going to deuce."  -- Mel
Reveal CommentJohn Tovey bt Amanda Atkins (Jun 7) 1-6, 6-3, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game played in the early Sunday Morning sunshine. Amanda, by far the more skillful player, has a fantastic serve and a great forehand! Good luck with your other games : )"  -- John
Reveal CommentBankim Chandra bt Julia Loucks (Jun 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bankim walked all over me today... I’d like to think that as it was my first match in a year and a half I was dusting off the cobwebs, but he beat me fair and square with some excellent shots and extreme speed manoeuvring around the court. Well played Bankim! "  -- Julia

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Grant [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jeremy Beales [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Catherine Clifton [W2, L1] 4
  4. Daniela Dourado [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Louis Blair [W1, L2] 2
  6. Kai Jeans [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Jeremy Beales (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Such a fun game, Jeremy, the move to the seafront was definitely a good decision!😊"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Louis Blair (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, Louis, despite the wind. Nice to meet you."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Catherine Clifton (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Catherine, another enjoyable match against you."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentLouis Blair bt Daniela Dourado (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Daniela. Tough playing in the heat"  -- Louis
Jeremy Beales bt Daniela Dourado (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Daniela Dourado (Jun 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you, Dani and I hope we can have a friendly over the summer."  -- Catherine
Jeremy Beales bt Louis Blair (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Daniela Dourado (Jun 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting Andy and getting some tips!"  -- Daniela
Reveal CommentDaniela Dourado bt Kai Jeans (Jun 9) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • ''An enjoyable evening and a pleasure to play with Kai. Good luck on your next games ;) ''- Daniela
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Jeremy Beales (Jun 7) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Jeremy. A pleasure to play such a good-natured match. Hard fought in the first set but my forays to the net paid off in the end."  -- Andy

Results

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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) 

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