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!

Close matches, close by.

Inverleith Parkk
Inverleith Parkk

Want to Get Playing?

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


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Inverleith Park

Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ Tel: 0131 529 5050 full venue details »

"Thank you for organising the leagues, I really enjoyed playing in them and they are a very good idea to get people playing matches. I am sure the leagues will continue to go from strength to strength,"

Daniel Batey

"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!" 

Charles Keddie

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Report your results

Collapse AllInverleith Park, Edinburgh Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 23 July 2020 to Wednesday 16 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kevin Phillips [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oliver Heaton [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrew Duff [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Kellett [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Thomson [L2] withdrawn
  6. Jack Paladini [L3]

Match Results:

Oliver Heaton bt Andrew Thomson (Sep 10) Walkover
Oliver Heaton bt Jack Paladini (Sep 10) Walkover
Reveal CommentKevin Phillips bt Jack Paladini (Aug 19) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a warm night for tennis , long hard rally’s and some great shots, this match could of gone either , it was a real tough match, thanks jack for the match."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentAndrew Duff bt Chris Kellett (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with loads of running. Thanks"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentKevin Phillips bt Chris Kellett (Aug 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match against a tricky opponent in the sun, allot of running and rally’s."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Andrew Duff (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some long rallies but some scrappiness from both sides. I think I benefited from Andrew playing a long three setter the day before! Cheers for a fun match"  -- Oliver
Chris Kellett bt Jack Paladini (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Duff bt Kevin Phillips (Aug 12) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Good to get out there again. Was a battle certainly in that sun and heat. Thanks again, Andrew"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentOliver Heaton bt Chris Kellett (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for a great and competitive game. Lots of long rallies and hard chasing."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentKevin Phillips bt Andrew Thomson (Aug 6) 6-1, 3-2 Andrew Thomson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew had to retire after leg injury"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentKevin Phillips bt Oliver Heaton (Jul 29) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match to brush off the cobwebs, allot of running and rally’s , thanks for the match Oliver."  -- Kevin

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Bond [W3] 6
  2. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Alison Fairweather [W1, L1] 2
  4. Mairead Vaughan [W1, L2] 2
  5. Laura Henry [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Douglas Ross

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Mairead Vaughan (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game with Mairead. Quite a few long, close rallies. The 2nd set very close but I managed to clinch if in the end . Thanks "  -- Helen
Andrew Bond bt Helen McMahon (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Alison Fairweather (Aug 20) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable close game with Alison, after we finally got a court to play on, on a lovely balmy bustling evening at Inverleith Park. The first set could have gone either way, I was glad to clinch it this time. After a lengthy, well fought first set I think we were both a little low in the tank in the second. Great game, thanks Alison. Helen "  -- Helen
Andrew Bond bt Mairead Vaughan (Aug 19) 6-4, 6-4
Andrew Bond bt Laura Henry (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMairead Vaughan bt Laura Henry (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • ''Lovely evening for a tennis game, lots of running and some great rallies. Thanks for the game Laura!'' -- Mairead
Alison Fairweather bt Laura Henry (Aug 9) 4-0, 4-0


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) 

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)