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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Collapse AllInverleith Park, Edinburgh Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 15 October 2020 to Wednesday 9 December 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 November 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Radoslav Iliev 10.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Macadam [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sam Harvey [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Edward Spofforth-Jones [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Hannah Dent [L2]
  7. Michael Sebastian Albat [L3]

Match Results:

Chris Macadam bt Hannah Dent (Nov 28) 4-0, 4-1
Chris Macadam bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Nov 26) 4-0, 4-1
Radoslav Iliev bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Nov 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Hannah Dent (Nov 21) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "The second occasion we had met up to play our game, so we were quite determined to play despite all the puddles on the court.. this led to an interesting game, with unpredictable bounce and lots of splashes! Good to get the game played, although very unusual conditions. Strange but fun! Thanks Hannah "  -- Helen
Radoslav Iliev bt Helen McMahon (Nov 7) 6-0, 6-1
Radoslav Iliev bt Edward Spofforth-Jones (Nov 6) 6-4, 6-2
Radoslav Iliev bt Chris Macadam (Nov 5) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentEdward Spofforth-Jones bt Helen McMahon (Nov 5) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice cold night match under the lights - with lots of explosions (fireworks) going off nearby!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentSam Harvey bt Edward Spofforth-Jones (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice, if a bit blustery day, at Victoria Park. A game with some whizzing returns, and each with some trouble with our toss. Played a third set for fun. A really nice day."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Edward Spofforth-Jones (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match for both us, pity the weather wasn’t holding up. First set went by pretty fast without too many rallies, but as we llayed in a variety of differing rain conditions, the balls got progressively heavier and soaked through which slowed the game down a lot. Second set had a lot more rallies though Edward’s shots began to get more aggressive towards the end, and a third set would likely have been very close. But aside from the continuous rain, it was a fun match."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentSam Harvey bt Helen McMahon (Oct 23) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Waited in line for a while, so both had cold bones. It got dark quick and we waited between sets to switch over to a court with lights. Helen played a really good second set. Was fun, thank you"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Harvey bt Radoslav Iliev (Oct 22) 5-7, 6-2, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Rad is a real nice guy. Accomodated me by playing at the Meadows, which was very cool. Turned out to be a windy and a bit rainy of a day, so it was more of a match against the weather than anything. But fun, a good way to spend a morning. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentChris Macadam bt Helen McMahon (Oct 18) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, played in pretty damp conditions. Lots of drop shots and net play which kept it exciting for us both. Hilarious final rally with us both poking volleys at each other back and forth a few times. Thanks for the game, Helen!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Michael Sebastian Albat (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice dry autumn day at the Meadows and no queue!! Some nice rallies and quite a few deuce games, which I managed to take. Thanks Michael "  -- Helen

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)