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

John Tovey

"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

"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 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",

Adrian  Baker

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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 28 February 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dimitri Takas [W1] 2
  2. Harvey Freear [W1] 2
  3. Toby Hamilton [W1] 2
  4. Gary Hand 9.1 [L1]
  5. Luca Roganti [L1]
  6. Simon Purwar [L1]
  7. David Redinha withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHarvey Freear bt Simon Purwar (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed our game Simon...in the sun and gentle breeze!"  -- Harvey
Toby Hamilton bt Luca Roganti (Mar 12) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentDimitri Takas bt Gary Hand (Mar 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Gary, well played."  -- Dimitri

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Jackson [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Byatt 9.1 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Will Lowrie [W1] 2
  4. Graeme Sandieson 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Aaron Van der Poll 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Kate Morley [W1, L1] 2
  7. Gavin Reynolds [L1]
  8. Jon Rattenbury 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGraeme Sandieson bt Kate Morley (Mar 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather. Spring has sprung. Friendly match played in good humour. Thanks."  -- Graeme
Will Lowrie bt Jon Rattenbury (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDominic Jackson bt Gavin Reynolds (Mar 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Gavin - look forward to next time !"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDominic Jackson bt Aaron Van der Poll (Mar 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Aaron - look forward to the next time!!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDominic Jackson bt Martin Byatt (Mar 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Martin - very enjoyable - look forward to the next time!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentAaron Van der Poll bt Martin Byatt (Mar 13) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to have another league knock with Martin. A nervy, clinch second set saw us into a third with the lights to boot. Look forward to having another friendly. Cheers Martin "  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentKate Morley bt Martin Byatt (Mar 11) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match against Martin could not have been closer!! We literally chased and overtook each other with both points and games throughout the entire match!! I was 4-0 up during the second set and Martin caught me up, and what was looking to be a second set tie-break, unexpectedly changed it's course to us going all the way into a third set!!! Somehow i found a way to take the winning points for a second set win and a match win, this was not an easy task and was a two hour epic battle between us both. Both of us I see as Winners in this match :), Martin - you can get your revenge on me in the future i hope!"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentDominic Jackson bt Jon Rattenbury (Mar 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game to kick the league off Jon - you managed to pressure me quite a bit so the score doesn't reflect how close the game was!"  -- Dominic

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Mellowship [W2] 4
  2. David Ford [W2] 4
  3. Amanda Atkins 10.1 [L3] withdrawn 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adrian Reeve [W1, L1] 3
  5. Dawn Cran [W1] 2
  6. Jeremy Rosenberg [L2] 1
  7. Catherine Clifton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Mellowship bt Adrian Reeve (Mar 23) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good Tennis, Great company, huge Fun, Fab morning, an Epic - thanks Adrian"  -- Paul
Paul Mellowship bt Jeremy Rosenberg (Mar 20) 6-3, 6-1
Dawn Cran bt Amanda Atkins (Mar 17) 0-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Amanda Atkins (Mar 11) 6-7 (3-7), 2-1 Amanda Atkins Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Amanda deservedly won a 1+ hour tight first set. I managed to get a break in the 2nd when Amanda sadly suffered a shoulder injury and had to retire. Hope u recover soon Amanda and look forward to playing again in the future"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Jeremy Rosenberg (Mar 10) 6-7 (4-7), 6-5 Jeremy Rosenberg Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A good game on a very windy Sunday that could have gone either way but unfortunately Jeremy had to retire . Good luck in your other matches"  -- David
Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt Amanda Atkins (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really lovely match. Amanda was extremely welcoming to her tennis club and we had some great points. Much closer than the final score suggests. "  -- Adrian

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Grant [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jemma Turner 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Michael Magalon [W1]
  4. Richard Carter [L1]
  5. Mary Kelly 9.2
  6. Thomas Coates

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Richard Carter (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Richard's first match in 2 years! We had a good knock even so."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentJemma Turner bt Andy Grant (Mar 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Andy for a great match, enjoyed playing :)"  -- Jemma
Reveal CommentMichael Magalon bt Andy Grant (Mar 17) 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Andy for this nearly 3 hour long match! I really enjoyed our sometimes long and intense rallies. It was our 3rd match and can't wait for the next one! :-) It is always a pleasure to play with you."  -- Michael

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)