Friendly, competitive tennis on Leicester'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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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!

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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
full venue details »

Rothley Ivanhoe Tennis Club

Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7PS
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"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
"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

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

Mohammed Bham

" Very enjoyable, met some great people and played some fantastic tennis matches, can't wait for the winter league to start! Many thanks for organising and running the league :)",

Lin Chen

"Enjoyable as ever. Got the most out of focusing on achieving the best results I could. Looking forward to further challenges and friendly encounters in the next round.",

Simon Matthews

"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

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 18 June 2020 to Wednesday 26 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Israel Davalos 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Walters [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darran Cooper [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mohammed Bham [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Meakin [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nikesh Patel 9.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dominic Mugumbate [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Arpan Singla 10.1
  9. Max Heighton-Ginns

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Nikesh Patel (Jul 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nickesh. As always very good game. It didn't help your change of racket in the second set. Hope to play again soon. "  -- Israel
Reveal CommentJames Walters bt Thomas Meakin (Jul 12) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Thomas, was super consistent all day and made me really work for the win. Must have been 50 thirty shot rallies throughout the match. Well played. "  -- James
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Dominic Mugumbate (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A closer second set than the scores suggest. Dominics not played competitively for a long time prior to this league but definitely got potential to get better and better. Well played "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentDarran Cooper bt Dominic Mugumbate (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played in windy conditions in good spirits thanks Dominic "  -- Darran
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Mohammed Bham (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks mate! As always very nice match with good shots from both sides. Good luck in your next games."  -- Israel
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Thomas Meakin (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Thomas. Long rallies and really good points. Second set was more though than it looks in the score. Nice chatting with you. Hope to play with you again soon."  -- Israel
Reveal CommentJames Walters bt Nikesh Patel (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nikesh for the match really enjoyable with lots of great rallies. Definitely helped by the surface. An omni match would have been much closer. "  -- James
James Walters bt Dominic Mugumbate (Jun 29) Walkover
Reveal CommentDarran Cooper bt Mohammed Bham (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mo was on fire right from the outset hitting winners from the back of the court somehow I managed to weather the storm and to my amazement took the first set. The games were much closer than the score suggests second set."  -- Darran
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Dominic Mugumbate (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hey Dominic. Thanks for the game. It was enjoyable and also the conversation in between. Keep in touch!"  -- Israel
Reveal CommentJames Walters bt Darran Cooper (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Final score James Walters 6-2 6-1 Darran Cooper "  -- James
  • "Very well played James solid player" -- Darran
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Nikesh Patel (Jun 21) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "3 hour Epic match!"  -- Thomas

Current Rankings:

  1. Robin Palmer [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Owain Ford 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darryl Clarke [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ismail Bham [W2] 4
  5. Lin Chen 8.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Aaron Darby [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Eamonn Canavan 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Joseph Stack [L1] 1
  9. Rehaan Adat

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobin Palmer bt Aaron Darby (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in very good spirits. Aaron is an absolute gentleman and a very honest player. The first set (in my opinion) was fairly one sided and Aaron didn’t really get going, I managed to stay steady and see out the set but the second set was a completely different story. Aaron came out of the blocks and went up 2-1. I can only describe the next few games as steadying the ship. I managed to hussle and grind and pulled it round to make it 5-2. It was such a tricky set and I think Aaron was hard done by to come out without more games to his name. Really great match and a pleasure to be involved. All the best with your remaining matches. "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentRobin Palmer bt Lin Chen (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A quite windy morning in Loughborough and a very enjoyable match against a gentleman. Lin plays with such whip on his forehand so my tactics were to try and spin it deep to his backhand and fortunately for me it worked as I kept a very good player at arms length. The second set saw Lin break my serve and play a very good set. I did very well to break back and win the set. Good clean, honest match played in good spirits. No dodgy line calls. Thanks Lin and all the best with the rest of your matches. "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Aaron Darby (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic Match as always. Could have gone either way. Aaron doesn't waste anytime with slow/weak shots-which keeps you on you toes. we did continue playing-5 sets in total but ill keep them scores quiet! look forward to some more great games. Ish"  -- Ismail
Reveal CommentRobin Palmer bt Darryl Clarke (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with a really nice man. Think I caught Darryl slightly cold in the first set but the second set he showed great spirit to come back from 3-0 to level the set (I think, that’s what I remember anyway, heat of the battle and all that) then I managed to get my nose ahead and just kept it until the end. Really enjoyed the match. Well played Darryl, good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Darryl Clarke (Jul 5) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Early start and I wasn’t at it at all I was making so many mistakes and making it very easy. I got it together in the 2nd set but then ish upped his game and was to good in the 3rd. His forehand is scary good when goes for it cheers for match good luck in next ones. "  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Joseph Stack (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A 2.5 hrs epic match, Joe really made me work hard for my first win of this round. I took the 1st set and was 3-0 up in the 2nd when Joe launched a mighty come back to take the set by tie break and the first two games in the 3rd, I had to fight hard to turn the tide and managed to break Joe's serve at 4-5. Really enjoyable match, it was played in good spirit and we had lots of decent rallies. Looking forward to the next one mate. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Darryl Clarke (Jun 30) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match couldn’t have been any closer. I thought I had the first set sewn up at 4-1, but Darryl battles back to take it on a tiebreak. It was on a knife edge in the second set as well, all the games bar maybe I be went to deuce. 4-4 in the third and I had to start digging as far down as I could just to get the ball back over the net. We played some gut busting 20 shot rallies and I will sleep well tonight. Well played mate. Good luck for your next one. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Eamonn Canavan (Jun 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was odd conditions this morning with the strange weather we’ve been having lately. Drizzle, then sunshine, then overcast gloom, then rain for the last two games. I was pleased with my shots today and managed to hit the angles and keep consistent for the win. Great to see Eamonn back in the league, thanks for the match and good luck for your next. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentEamonn Canavan bt Lin Chen (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played on the hottest day of the year. It was absolutely baking and we were both exhausted at the end of a tough match with lots of rallies. The courts were great and it was a nice setting but no shade anywhere. When I got home I had to soak my feet in a cold bowl of water - it really helped. "  -- Eamonn
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Lin Chen (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A sweltering day, but a softer evening. We battled hard once more, Chen and I. I was fortunate that he wasn’t firing on all cylinders tonight, I managed to keep my consistency and get the win. This is actually our third match since lockdown, been great to have a hit with fellow local leaguers when the tennis came back. Good luck for your next one mate.." -- Owain
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Aaron Darby (Jun 22) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "One word can only describe this match. WOW some amazing rallies and some very long rallies. We were dead on our feet after just the first set but maintained great tennis all throughout. The match could of gone either way with us both evenly matched although the net was my best friend today and won me a lot of points.... sorry Aaron lol it was the best match I’ve been involved in for enjoyment in a long time well played Aaron good luck in future matches I don’t think I’ll be able to walk now for a while after this epic match cheers mate "  -- Darryl

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon May [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Costa Demetriou [W2] 4
  3. Tim Ettrick 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. David Stark 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Natalia Pawlowska [L2]
  6. Tharmananthar Shankaradhas [L2]
  7. Joe Williams [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCosta Demetriou bt Natalia Pawlowska (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play the game, it was a little one sided but Natalia will get better. "  -- Costa
Reveal CommentSimon May bt David Stark (Jul 10) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We waited about half an hour to get on the court and then had to wait about as long for the first hold of serve. The first set was very close with lots of deuces and service breaks. Well done to David for edging it. I came back in the second set with a few down the line winners proving the difference. The tension returned in the third set with the match finely poised at 3-3 before I managed to get in front and see out the match. Nice chats in between, thanks David"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentCosta Demetriou bt Joe Williams (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, marathon 7th game in the first set at 3-3. We played at least 10 deuces, but luckily just got ahead there. Shows how close the match was. Joe was a pleasure to play with. Costa"  -- Costa
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Joe Williams (Jun 28) 6-4, 7-6 (12-10)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really close match with Joe, a top bloke. The first set had some really long deuces before I managed to get ahead. The second set saw me get 4-1 ahead before Joe launched a brilliant comeback taking it to a tie break. The tie break was the closest I've ever played in as it was sudden death from 6-6 all the way to me eventually winning 12-10. This match could easily have gone the other way, looking forward to playing again."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly fun game played in the rain !!! Hope conditions will be better next time we play, Shankar. Thanks for a fun time !"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Natalia Pawlowska (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another really hot day for tennis. I enjoyed our match, good luck with your remaining matches."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon May bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really hot and sunny day, so glad we played at 9. Some good serving by Shankar and some decent rallies. Shankar hasn't played much lately but was getting into the swing a lot more in the second set. Good luck with the remaining matches. "  -- Simon


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Leicester archive.
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) 

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)