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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

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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 full venue details »

Kingsway

Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2WW Tel: full venue details »

Preston Park

Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6SD Tel: 01273 292704 full venue details »

Hove Park

Goldstone Crescent, Hove, BN3 6LX Tel: 01273 292704 full venue details »

Other Venues

Withdean Sports Complex

Tongdean Lane, Brighton, BN1 5JD Tel: 01273 542100 full venue details »

"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

"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

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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 54 | Thursday 17 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Jackson 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Daniel Hodgson [W1] 2
  3. Adam Smith 8.2 [L1] 1
  4. Steve Bradley 9.2 [L1] 1
  5. Carlos Enrech
  6. David Winter withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDominic Jackson bt Adam Smith (Jan 3) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Adam - really enjoyed the battle as was a tough game today ... could have turned either way in the last 2 sets and I just feel a little bit lucky to have come away with the win, especially with how well you moved me round the court! Look forward to next time :-)"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDaniel Hodgson bt Steve Bradley (Jan 2) 0-6, 7-5, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Escaped with this one. Very well played, Steve. Deserved a different result."  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Avery [W2] 4
  2. Adam Arabzadeh 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andy Gray 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Frankie Chiles [W1] 2
  5. Geoff Hunt [W1] 2
  6. Eyal Hecht [L1]
  7. Khalid Al Hamadi 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeoff Hunt bt Adam Arabzadeh (Jan 4) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played shame it was last match I enjoyed it "  -- Geoff
Stephen Avery bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jan 2) 6-2, 7-5
Frankie Chiles bt Andy Gray (Jan 2) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Andy Gray (Dec 31) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Andy, tough one with the sun affecting one end but still a lot of good rallies and shots. Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Adam
Stephen Avery bt Adam Arabzadeh (Dec 29) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
Andy Gray bt Eyal Hecht (Dec 27) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Rattenbury 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Adrian Reeve [W2] 4
  3. Guy Dixon [W1, L1] 3
  4. Diarmuid (dee) O'hare [L2] 1
  5. Ben Gordon 10.2 [L1]
  6. Jon Cook 10.1 [L1]
  7. Patrick Corrigan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGuy Dixon bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (Jan 3) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun hard fought match which lasted for 1hr 45minutes. Thanks for the game Dee, well played."  -- Guy
Jon Rattenbury bt Diarmuid (dee) O'hare (Dec 31) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt Jon Cook (Dec 30) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really tight encounter. Pretty much every game second set went to deuce. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdrian Reeve bt Guy Dixon (Dec 23) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match. Some really good rallies. The match could easily have gone either way. "  -- Adrian
Jon Rattenbury bt Ben Gordon (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Brett Baker
  2. Catherine Clifton
  3. Charlotte Chapman
  4. David Ford
  5. Henry McLaughlin 9.2
  6. Jeremy Beales
  7. Louis Blair
  8. Mel Dixon 10.2
  9. Richard Carter

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)