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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

Leicester University Sports Centre

Roger Bettles Sports Centre, 40 Manor Road, Oadby, LE2 2LL
Tel: 0116 223 1500
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Abbey Park

Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ
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Kirby Muxloe Tennis Courts

Court Close, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, LE9 2DD
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Other Venues

Welland Park

Welland Park Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9DN
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Ellis Park

Brabazon Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AB
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Monks Rest Gardens

Vicarage Lane, Humberstone, Leicester, LE5 1EE
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Shakespeare Park

Avon Road, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 3AA
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Western Park

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 6HX
Tel: 0116 454 1003
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Club Venues

Carisbrooke Lawn Tennis Club

Kenwood Road, Knighton, Leicester, LE2 3PF
Tel: 07816 067 653
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Ashby Castle Lawn Tennis Club

South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ
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Enderby Lawn Tennis Club

Mill Lane, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4LX
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Leicester Forest East Tennis Club

Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East, Kirby Muxloe, LE3 3PJ
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Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis Club

Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7PS
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"Only one match to go for me now it's been a great experience,"

Jane Griffin

"Overall it has been an amazing experience for me to work my way up from the bottom 4th group 18 months ago, when I started my experience with tennis, all the way up to the top position in the group 1. During this time I managed to play consistently in every session and enjoyed every moment of it meeting many great players and learning from their experience. Thanks Local league...time to celebrate," Adam Bogus

Adam Bogus

"First time I have played in a league and really enjoyed it so a massive thanks to the organisers," Mohammed Bham

Mohammed Bham
"Really enjoyed the round. It was nice to get loads of matches against different people. Really glad I joined and even when league is finished you still get plenty of practice and there is a great social side to it as most players from league, like myself, carry on playing other people from the league,"
Aaron Nicholson

"It was my first round in Local Tennis Leagues, it met all my expectations, i met nice friendly people and had a great time playing matches. Hopefully with better weather we will see more players joining which will make it more interesting. Great experience! Thanks !",

Daniel Sieczko

"I've really enjoyed the round, same as all previous ones. Happy to see new faces and I'm trying to get my friends in as well. Thanks!", 

Daniel Sieczko

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Group Summary:

Fantastic to see so many matches played in this competitive group and almost everyone getting their bonus points! So many good matches here it was hard to choose between them: there was the three setter between Israel and Adam - ' I had to concentrate 100% to level the game,' said Israel; and 'really enjoyable' match between Max and Michael;. Nikesh says Adam has 'added a few weapons' to his game and that Mohammed has improved 'immensely'. Many thanks for all the great comments and well done Nikesh who tops the group pushing defending champ Max into second place this time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nikesh Patel 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Max Heighton-Ginns [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mohammed Bham [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Israel Davalos 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Bogus 7.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Smith [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michael Spriggs [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ismail Bham [L3]
  9. Arpan Singla 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Ismail Bham (Mar 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game as usual bro. Some long rallies and long games especially in the first set. A couple of key points/games in the middle of each set swung it my way this time. We helping each other to improve and develop our game which is the main thing "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Stephen Smith (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lot tighter than the scores suggest especially the second set where we had some good rallies and it was a tight battle that could have gone either way. Nice to meet you and best of luck in the remaining games. Play again soon "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Adam Bogus (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game mate, some quality rallies. Thoroughly enjoyed it. All the best"  -- Max
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Michael Spriggs (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike. It was a good game. You served very well and I struggled specially at the end of the first set. Hope to play with you soon."  -- Israel
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Ismail Bham (Mar 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game.. On your favourite surface .. Good look in your next match nik.."  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Mohammed Bham (Mar 9) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another close game. None of us at our best in all honesty which is a shame but onward and upwards. Nice to have a chat in between as well. Good guy, look forward to hitting with you again. All the best"  -- Max
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Adam Bogus (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Adam especially in second set you have added a few weapons to your game. Took me a while to adapt to them not going to divulge them will let the other guys deal with them lol. Well played buddy see you again. nik "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Adam Bogus (Mar 7) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Adam. Always a pleasure to play with you. You started very well in the first set and I had to concentrate 100% to level the game. Hope to play with you again soon."  -- Israel
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Michael Spriggs (Mar 6) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting game i knew you were a bit rusty so took full advantage. Second set your forehand and serve switched on.. well played my friend.. "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Michael Spriggs (Mar 3) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game. If it wasn't for your slight match rust it could've been a different story. Missed a few shots that you will get next time out. Look forward to another game soon. Cheers"  -- Max
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Mohammed Bham (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Have to say the score line does not reflect the game fairly.. Each game was a toughy physcial battle .. you have improved immensely.. I just finishing better and possibly made less mistakes and vital time.. Lets play soon Mohammed. All the best in your other matches. Nik "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Ismail Bham (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game mate. 2 close sets. Always enjoy it. Both a little inconsistent on the attacking shots in the match. See you next time 👍"  -- Max
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Israel Davalos (Feb 29) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "What a early start .. only time available to suit us.. Really hard fought 1st great serving and finishing Israel.. You were a bit rusty in second set .. Hope tp play again soon take care"  -- Nikesh

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Stephen Smith (Feb 24) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "great match steve especially in the second set your served so much better and finished points well nice catching upo and playing at LFE See you again NIK P"  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Stephen Smith (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. 2 very close sets. Great to meet you too. Had a good chat at tge change overs. Look forward to next time 👍"  -- Max

Group Summary:

Like group one, this group was a hotly contested affair, almost everyone got their bonus points and every match came with a commentary, many thanks! Great to see newcomer Joe give league regulars a great run for their money and well done to Lin for hanging on in their match despite 'forgetting how to serve' when he was 5-4 up in the second set. Who has not been there. Thomas tops the group with 4 wins out of 4 - congratulations - and Owain says a fond fare thee well 'in these troubling times' after his match against Tim, played on the day the PM announced the lockdown and in which all keeping-safe measures were strictly adhered to - many thanks!

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas Meakin [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Owain Ford 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lin Chen 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Stack [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Darryl Clarke [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Shuaib Variava 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Tim Ettrick 8.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Tim Ettrick (Mar 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A glorious summer’s day at Vicky Park. Looking around and playing tennis you would have thought nothing was happening in the world. We both brought our own sets of balls and kept our distance, only serving with our own balls and not touching the others with our hands. A nice nod of appreciation and a fair thee well in these troubling times at the end of the match. All the best to all in the league and keep playing and keeping your distance as long as well can. Thank you for playing Tim. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Darryl Clarke (Mar 16) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Darryl again. It’s been a while since our last encounter. Always close as he has some excellent shots. My scrambling was good tonight and I think my home advantage was probably the difference. Thanks for the match mate, hope to see you on court again soon. 👍🏼"  -- Owain

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Joseph Stack (Mar 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match against new comer Joe in LFE. We were evenly matched and had plenty of decent long rallies. The first set took 1 hr as almost every game went to deuce. Joe made a great start in the second and quickly secured the first three games, I then changed up my game and won the next four. I had a chance to serve out the match at 5-4 but forgot how to serve which ensured the match ended in a nail-biting tie break. Shot of the match goes to Joe for his double handed slice down the line when under pressure which had me shaking my head in disbelief. It was also nice to see some fellow LTL players battling it out on the next court. Well played Joe, good luck in your remaining games. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Tim Ettrick (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Tim lots of good rallies! Goodluck in your remaining games Tim"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Shuaib Variava (Mar 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Shuaib played in very windy conditions at Manor road Tennis courts with me coming on top, plenty of decent rallies!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Owain Ford (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close and enjoyable game, thanks for coming to Oadby. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Tim Ettrick (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Tim as usual despite the windy condition, it was difficult to hold serve as the ball toss was drifting everywhere, more unforced errors from both of us which made it an uncharacteristically short match, 1.20 hrs, usually takes us that long to play a set:) "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Joseph Stack (Mar 2) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a match. A tale of three sets. I do like to make it difficult for myself in this league and play long 3 setters. It seems to by modus operandi! The first set could have gone either way and I just managed to scrape one of the many deuce games to take it. Second set Joe races to a 5-2 lead only for me to find a way to claw it back to 5-5. It was to no avail though as he pushed on and got the win there. The third set I managed to creep into a 3-0 lead and never let it slip. We had some gut busting rallies and the 6-1 score line doesn’t reflect how close the set was. It was a pleasure to play you mate, thanks for coming out on a cold March night. Good luck for the next ones. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Darryl Clarke (Feb 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game as ever with Darryl, plenty of decent rallies!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Tim Ettrick (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing Tim top guy. Had some long rallies and nice winners. Well done for playing on after picking up an injury mate well played good luck in future matches."  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentJoseph Stack bt Darryl Clarke (Feb 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match against Darryl! Some really tense long rallies and some great shots - the first set score not being a real reflection of how close it was. The second set saw more winners than errors with a break of serve either way. A lot of running on both parts made for some fun rallies and exchanges. Was a really competitive evening and I was definitely blowing by the end from all the play in different parts of the court!! Cheers for the match Darryl - made my first outing in the league a fun one! "  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Lin Chen (Feb 22) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game was had with Chen played indoors at Loughborough Uni to avoid the February winds, Tight opening set with me prevailing 6-4, second set was 6-2 to me but extremely tight games with me playing defensive tennis against Chen powerful forearm. Goodluck in your reminding games Chen."  -- Thomas

Group Summary:

A slightly quieter group than the others and no one got their bonus points but some good matches in conditions which ranged from perfect to horrible! Good to hear Arti has improved and well done to Simon for recovering from being 0-3 down in the second set against Rushabh. Aaron tops the group with 3 wins out of 3, and Simon is runner up, just two points behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Aaron Darby [W3] 6
  2. Simon May [W2] 4
  3. Chris Dines 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Arti Badiani [L3]
  5. Rushabh Vora 10.2 [L2]
  6. Phil Russell 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Chris Dines (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was perfect conditions to play tennis and there was a bbq smelling beaut not far away. Anyway back to the tennis I was serving really well throughout the match and there were some evident nerves on the opposite side of the net. So when the match was over we played an extra set where we both relaxed a bit and played the much better tennis with some really good rallies. Incidentally Chris won the third set in a tie back winning the last 6 points in a row. Well played mate and I’m sure we’ll meet again soon"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Arti Badiani (Mar 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match played in beautiful conditions and in accordance with the social distancing measures. Arti has undoubtedly improved significantly since our first match. There were plenty of good rallies and one or two memorable winners from Arti’s forehand. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Arti Badiani (Mar 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Arti again horrible conditions with the wind and a hail storm in the middle which blew straight over. Arti gets nervous in a competitive situation but I felt she rallied well and was close to getting a game. Unlucky Arti well played good luck in your remaining games"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Rushabh Vora (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on a sunny day at the beginning of March. The second set was really hard fought with Rushabh racing into a 3-0 lead before I managed to turn it around. Lots of close games in the second set and certainly a fair few calories burnt too. Hope to play again."  -- Simon

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Rushabh Vora (Feb 24) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very good opening set which went my way at the beginning as I went 3-0 up but then Rushabh won the next 4 games to take the lead. Lengthy opening game I thought it was gonna be a long night well played and good luck for your future matches"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Arti Badiani (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a game full of good rallies. Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Simon


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Leicester.

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) 

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