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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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Collapse AllHove Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 12 December 2019 to Wednesday 19 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Will Lowrie [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Fred Grumitt [W1, L1] 3
  3. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Dominic Jackson 9.1 [L2] 1
  5. Phil Talbot 8.2 [L1]
  6. David Taylor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFred Grumitt bt Alex Beaumont (Jan 14) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "We braved the wet and windy conditions and managed to find the only court at St Anne's without standing water. Nevertheless, we did not let this dampen the spirits and we were able to complete a fantastic game, with a number of long and enjoyable points. Thanks for the game Alex. "  -- Fred
Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Dominic Jackson (Jan 11) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Superb play Alex - a well earned win in a very close match - especially close in that 3rd set. Thoroughly enjoyed the match as it felt like it could go either way after that second set!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Alex Beaumont (Jan 9) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Momentum swung several times in this enjoyable game played indoors where we unfortunately couldn’t blame the wind... competitive and fun game - cheers Alex!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Fred Grumitt (Jan 3) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of deuces and plenty of energy-sapping rallies... cheers Fred!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Dominic Jackson (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A closely fought match with some great points (and some not-so-great points). An enjoyable game, thanks Dominic!"  -- Will
  • "Very well played Will - some great attacking play from you and very solid tennis generally - definitely felt like I lacked a plan at the times when you dominated the match, so a deserved win! Happy New Year," -- Dom
Reveal CommentWill Lowrie bt Phil Talbot (Dec 13) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A close fought match with some good long points. Thanks for the game Phil!"  -- Will

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Arabzadeh 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Ford [W1, L1] 3
  3. Eyal Hecht [W1, L2] 3
  4. Ben Monro 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Khalid Al Hamadi [L2] 2
  6. Kate Morley [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Kate Morley (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Kate!! Really enjoyable and very close game of tennis with lots of long rallies and great shots from both players. Good luck for the rest of the round Kate."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt David Ford (Jan 14) 6-4, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game David! Really enjoyable match with lots of good rallies, close service games and momentum swings. Good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jan 11) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Khalid, tricky conditions with the wind today but still managed some good rallies and a close match overall."  -- Adam
Eyal Hecht bt Khalid Al Hamadi (Jan 4) 5-7, 6-3, [10-2]
Reveal CommentDavid Ford bt Eyal Hecht (Dec 30) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played in T-shirts and bright sunshine that swung both ways .Very well played Eyal"  -- David
Reveal CommentAdam Arabzadeh bt Eyal Hecht (Dec 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Eyal! A few errors from both players on a damp court but some great shots and rallies too. Really enjoyable match and decent weather too. Good luck for the rest of the group Eyal."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentBen Monro bt Adam Arabzadeh (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match with Adam although wind made it difficult conditions for both players. Thanks Adam! "  -- Ben

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Cook 10.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Grant [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daisy Dicker [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Catherine Clifton [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dave Jones [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bobby Treweek 10.2
  7. Joe Wells

Match Results:

Andy Grant bt Jon Cook (Jan 11) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentCatherine Clifton bt Dave Jones (Jan 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you, Dave."  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Dave Jones (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable fun match. Really had to work hard to win second set as Dave really came into his own."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentDaisy Dicker bt Andy Grant (Jan 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As always with Andy, a very exciting match with lots of interesting rallies and excellent points! Very much looking forward to our next match."  -- Daisy
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Catherine Clifton (Jan 3) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard-fought match, swinging back and forth. Cheers, Catherine."  -- Andy
Daisy Dicker bt Catherine Clifton (Dec 28) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJon Cook bt Daisy Dicker (Dec 24) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match. Really thought Daisy had it after the first set and she came back from 5:1 down. Really enjoyable."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentAndy Grant bt Dave Jones (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see you again, Dave, for your big comeback match!"  -- Andy
Jon Cook bt Catherine Clifton (Dec 21) 6-4, 6-1

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)