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

Jim Watts

"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

 "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

"​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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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 9 May 2019 to Wednesday 3 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dimitri Takas [W2] 4
  2. Guy Voce 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Jeffrey Turner 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Quentin Lee 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Bruno Girardeau [L1]
  6. Dominic Jackson 9.1 [L2]
  7. Matt Barnes 8.1 [L1]
  8. Alex Beaumont 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDimitri Takas bt Dominic Jackson (May 18) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Dom, great match with lots of great points. Cheers"  -- Dimitri
  • "Great match Dimitri - very enjoyable despite the scoreline. Very well played again - especially for turning it round from 4-0 down in the first set!" Dominic
Quentin Lee bt Matt Barnes (May 17) 6-4, 7-5
Jeffrey Turner bt Bruno Girardeau (May 15) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDimitri Takas bt Guy Voce (May 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Guy with lots of good rallies. Cheers"  -- Dimitri
Guy Voce bt Dominic Jackson (May 12) 6-3, 7-6

Current Rankings:

  1. Gary Hand 9.1
  2. Harvey Freear
  3. Luca Roganti
  4. Peter Halliday 10.2
  5. Philip Clapp
  6. Simon Purwar
  7. Toby Hamilton

Current Rankings:

  1. Graeme Sandieson 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Jon Rattenbury 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Paul Mellowship [W1, L1] 2
  4. Andy Gray 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Aaron Van der Poll 8.2 [L1]
  6. Kate Morley [L2]
  7. Steven Denman
  8. Will Lowrie

Match Results:

Jon Rattenbury bt Aaron Van der Poll (May 17) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Mellowship bt Kate Morley (May 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite aching backs, heavy legs and sore eyes we bravely pressed on and had a fab, fun and competitive match (as always). Great to see you again Kate! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGraeme Sandieson bt Paul Mellowship (May 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in good spirit"  -- Graeme
Andy Gray bt Jon Rattenbury (May 14) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentGraeme Sandieson bt Kate Morley (May 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match to start off the round. Great weather."  -- Graeme

Current Rankings:

  1. Adrian Reeve [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Ford [W1, L1] 3
  3. Martin Byatt 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Andrew Austin [L1]
  5. Gavin Reynolds
  6. Matthew O'Flinn
  7. Robert Treweek 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt Andrew Austin (May 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really friendly match with some excellent rallies. The match was much closer than the final score suggests with plenty of games going to deuce. Looking forward to a rematch soon"  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentMartin Byatt bt David Ford (May 21) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) David Ford Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Shame that David had to stop before a deciding set - up to that point the match was full of long rallies and clever shots ( not from me !"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Adrian Reeve (May 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great 2hr contest on a lovely sunny Saturday morning. Final set could easily have gone either way . Lovely to meet you and your family Adrian and look forward to another game with you soon "  -- David
Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt Martin Byatt (May 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you Martin. A really friendly game. Some really great serves as well. "  -- Adrian

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Grant [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Diarmuid (dee) O'hare [W1, L1] 3
  3. Michael Magalon [W1] 2
  4. Thomas Coates [L1] 1
  5. Catherine Clifton [L1]
  6. Daisy Dicker
  7. Dave Jones
  8. Ian Pemberton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Magalon bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (May 19) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Dee for the match in these windy conditions! We had some great long rallies but what your slice shots clearly killed me in that crazy second set! ;-)"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Thomas Coates (May 19) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Thomas, same as last time. Some nice rallies, the lead went back and forth. Look forward to next time."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Catherine Clifton (May 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Catherine was struggling with a calf strain but gallantly played the match anyway. It will be closer another time."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentDiarmuid (dee) O'hare bt Andy Grant (May 11) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very competitive match played with the best sporting etiquette and friednliness. The second set was particularly nip and tuck with each game tightly contested, eventually going to a tie-break with 4 match points saved. I look forward to playing Andy again."  -- Diarmuid (dee)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeremy Beales [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mary Kelly 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Andrew Patrick [L1]
  4. Kevin Bridges 9.2 [L1]
  5. Richard Carter [L1]
  6. Andre Simmons 9.2
  7. Louis Blair
  8. Suzanne Cross

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremy Beales bt Kevin Bridges (May 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in fab weather"  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentMary Kelly bt Richard Carter (May 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to catch up with you Richard"  -- Mary
Reveal CommentJeremy Beales bt Andrew Patrick (May 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with a few long rallies and deuce games in the mix. Thanks Andrew"  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentMary Kelly bt Jeremy Beales (May 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jeremy a good runaround as always"  -- Mary

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)