Friendly, competitive tennis on Inverleith Park, Edinburgh'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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Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Tel: 0131 529 5050
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"This was the first time I'd played local league tennis and I wasn't sure what to expect but I have had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and have recommended it to others. I've met some great people and have also been very impressed with the organization of the league itself. Well done!" 

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Collapse AllInverleith Park, Edinburgh Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Leonard [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Olivia Curran [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pietro Cagnina [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Garforth [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sam Reynolds [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Caroline Gill [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Sam Reynolds bt Caroline Gill (Jun 14) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentOlivia Curran bt Caroline Gill (Jun 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game despite the rain! Thank you!"  -- Olivia
Olivia Curran bt Pietro Cagnina (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentCaroline Gill bt Pietro Cagnina (May 22) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long and good match, thanks Caroline!"  -- Pietro
Reveal CommentRobert Garforth bt Pietro Cagnina (May 21) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Pietro - a long one! I know the first finished 9-7 but it's only letting me report 7-5."  -- Robert
Olivia Curran bt Robert Garforth (May 21) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentOlivia Curran bt Sam Reynolds (May 15) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game!"  -- Olivia
Chris Leonard bt Caroline Gill (May 14) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPietro Cagnina bt Sam Reynolds (May 13) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Sam, the game with most deuces ever! :)"  -- Pietro
Chris Leonard bt Robert Garforth (May 7) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Leonard bt Olivia Curran (May 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much tighter match than score suggests, more deuces than I can count!"  -- Chris
Chris Leonard bt Sam Reynolds (Apr 30) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Kellett [W2] 4
  2. Douglas Ross [W2, L1] 4
  3. Jonathan Gill [W1, L2] 2
  4. Stewart Crosbie [L2]
  5. Becky Thomson withdrawn
  6. Harry Briggs

Match Results:

Douglas Ross bt Stewart Crosbie (Jun 11) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Kellett bt Jonathan Gill (May 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with plenty of rallies, and lots of rain!"  -- Chris
Jonathan Gill bt Stewart Crosbie (May 15) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Kellett bt Douglas Ross (May 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, and much closer than the score suggests with plenty of Deuce points. "  -- Chris
Douglas Ross bt Jonathan Gill (May 6) 6-3, 6-3

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Inverleith Park, Edinburgh archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Inverleith Park, Edinburgh.

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)