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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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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

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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"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

"Only one match to go for me now it's been a great experience,"

Jane Griffin

"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

" 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

"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!", 

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 2 August 2018 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 August 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nikesh Patel 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Ellison [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Dearden [W3] 6
  4. Adam Bogus 8.1 [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Smith [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Thomas Meakin [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Nikesh Patel bt James Ellison (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Dearden bt Thomas Meakin (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom, a very close second set , would be good to play you again soon "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Dearden bt James Ellison (Sep 9) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very close. I wish i had your serve James, well played"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark Dearden bt Adam Bogus (Sep 6) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Adam, you gave me the run around 2 very close sets, will look forward to playing you again"  -- Mark
James Ellison bt Adam Bogus (Aug 27) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
James Ellison bt Thomas Meakin (Aug 25) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Thomas Meakin (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies, drop shots and lobs were dominating the whole match were both players took rather defensive approach. Thomas is a great guy and very competitive player. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentStephen Smith bt Adam Bogus (Aug 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match played by 2 rather workmanlike players with similar (in) abilities. Played in often testing conditions with both sun and wind alternating to frustrate, and on a pretty ordinary Savanna surface that played like the 5th day of a Test Match at the Adelaide Oval. The first set went the full distance, even though I went 4-0 up only for Adam to then win 5 on the bounce to go 4-5. That said, it had tie break written all over it, and typically that went the distance also although I just pipped it at 7-5. The 2nd set was equally tough as we reached 4-4, and another inevitable tie-break. However, it was not to be as I managed to break Adam to go 5-4, and then held my nerve to serve out for the win. Really closely fought match."  -- Stephen
Nikesh Patel bt Thomas Meakin (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-2
James Ellison bt Stephen Smith (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Adam Bogus (Aug 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Adam really made me work hard for it some great long rallies.. See you again and good luck in remaining match "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Stephen Smith (Aug 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting you Steven some very close games.. Good luck in your next match "  -- Nikesh

Current Rankings:

  1. Owain Ford 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liam Mullis 9.1 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Aaron Darby [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Darryl Clarke [W2, L3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Ettrick 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lin Chen 9.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Liam Tweedy [UF1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Darryl Clarke (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second time I have played Darryl and a really closely fought contest once more. This time I managed to keep my nose in front in both sets, despite Darryl’s scary comeback from 5-1 down in the first set. Second set saw me go 5-2 ahead only for him to pull it back to 5-4, again. It was a really good quality match, we both played some excellent points and made some great winning shots. (Despite a full Vicky park and balls flying everywhere across the courts) This has been the most competitive Group 2 I have had the pleasure of playing in, from the low of losing to Chen in my first match, to the high of winning today. A real rollercoaster. Hope to play everyone in the not to distant future. Good luck for the next round all of you. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Aaron Darby (Sep 8) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "What an absolute marathon of a match against Aaron, 2.5 hours on the indoor courts at Loughborough uni. First set couldn't have started any better for me as I broke early to lead 3-0, then Aaron moved up a gear and bombarded me with hard flat forehand shots to take the set. It was the same pattern in the 2nd set, I was up 3-0 when Aaron began his fight back, determined not to squander the lead again I upped my game to win the set. We both held serves in the 3rd set until 3-3 when Aaron broke my serve and held his to lead 5-3, staring at defeat I battled on desperately to win the next 2 games only for Aaron to break back and serve for the match at 6-5, I somehow broke his serve and won the tie break 7-0. A tough but enjoyable game! "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Aaron Darby (Sep 7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match in perfect conditions. Somehow I came out strong to lead 5-1 in the first set, but Aaron fought back to ensure that I wasn't going to feel over-confident. Where I managed to win through a number of drop shots in the first set Aaaron pulled back to win the second with some excellent top spin winners. This left us both a bit nervy and tired (at least I was) by the third set. Here we both constantly broke each others serve, knowing that whoever held serve might win the match. At 4-4, I was fortunate to hold serve and go 5-4 up. This meant a psychological advantage which enabled me to break Aarons serve and take the match. As always with Aaron it was thoroughly enjoyable and keeps us all wondering who will win the group !"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Liam Mullis (Sep 5) 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a slog. We finished this match off after a 2 hour tussle 2 week’s ago. This was no different. We both conceded that we played some dog awful shots, but this was from the nature of the game rather than lack of fitness or technical ability. It was a great workout but a really frustrating encounter for both of us as our styles match each other. Running and running and always getting the ball back. I think I just managed to edge the third set by coming into the net more frequently. Happy to play Liam again anytime. I think that’s the longest match I’ve ever played in the league, so I’ll book the whole day off next time mate." Owain
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Liam Mullis (Aug 28) 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a match !!! I won the first game and then lost 8 games in a row I thought I was gonna get thrashed. Then the momentum changed slightly but Liam was up 5-3 in the second set which I managed to get to a tiebreak and then I was playing well in the tiebreak for Liam to then have a match point. I was happy to get the set in the third Liam broke me in the first game and then I thought it’s all over now but played some really good tennis and came away with my maiden victory against Liam after several meetings. Always a tough opponent who has a steady game and always do well in the league. Look forward to a rematch in the future mate"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentLiam Mullis bt Lin Chen (Aug 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game in blustery and damp conditions, neither of us played anywhere near our best, apart from a nice ace in the second set my first serve was almost non existent and Chen punished me plenty of times and hit some great winners, my consistent returning game got me out of trouble in this one as I was nowhere near my best, I’d say I played terribly in all honesty and made so many unforced stupid errors, but I don’t think my game suits Chen at all and that was of course to my advantage, great to see Chen again he’s a thoroughly bloody nice bloke! Glad to get a third game in this gaining my bonus points and look forward to playing again some time."  -- Liam
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Tim Ettrick (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A breezy overcast August bank holiday Monday saw Tim and I lock horns in a closely fought contest. I’m he first set was a tipsy turvy affair from me, couldn’t get my serve going and Tim’s consistency and defence nearly did for me. I was lucky to come through that set and managed to take the advantage in the second of a couple of close games at the start. Going 4-0 I managed to focus and take the set and the match. Well played Tim and good luck for your last match. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Lin Chen (Aug 23) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Both hitting some great winners and it was very close. The weather couldn’t make its mind up wether to rain or blow the ball everywhere. First set we were breaking each other’s serve back and forth but managed to pull my serves out for the tiebreak. Second set was similar me being down 1-5 in the tiebreak and coming back to win it 7-5. Such an enjoyable match good luck for the rest mate."  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Lin Chen (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pleasure to play Lin after at least two years of not having a match. I distinctly remember losing last time .Fortunately, I was able to match some of his strengths this time and although I came away with a comfortable result, it was not without a lot of tension and close points. I think it is now 1-1 in matches, so I look forward to the next one. Good luck with the rest of your games, Lin."  -- Tim
  • "Tim started playing unbelievable well just as the guys on the court behind us started smoking some super strength weed!! Coincidence?? :D," -- Lin
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Aaron Darby (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a match, a real sluggfest. The first set was a combination of big hitting from both of us. the luck of the net chord (twice) and lucky miss hits off the frame (at least four) I think was the difference and I was glad to come through the set and push on to win the second. Very evenly matched and great gamesmanship from Aaron. Great to play you, good luck for your next one. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Owain Ford (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another closely fought game against Owain on a windy and grey Saturday morning. Even though our serves were hampered by the wind we still had plenty of long grinding rallies. Owain's sportsmanship was outstanding as usual and he was superb at the net, showing great reflex and agility to hit some truly classy volleys. Good luck for the rest of your games mate! "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentLiam Mullis bt Tim Ettrick (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We started this game on Thursday before the heavens opened up and finished it today, the first set everything went my way including the luck and I was on fire and probably played the set of my life, we reconvened at 2-1 in the second and Tim really started to play well towards the end of the set but it was kind of too late, completely the opposite of our previous games, but we played a friendly third set and that was more like our previous encounters and incredibly tight and Tim really upped his game for that, you always have to fight hard against Tim because he’ll return pretty much everything, happy with a convincing win."  -- Liam
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Darryl Clarke (Aug 13) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a match with the wind playing havoc we decided to play indoors. This played to my advantage until second set at 4-3 to me, we moved outside. Then daz started serving better and I struggled with the wind, hence why I won 1 of the next 5 games so went to a decider. Daz started with a strong service hold and I struggled to hold serve but then I believe because daz didn’t break me then that was the turning point and I completed the match. Some fantastic rallies and winners played today great match look forward to playing you again in the future"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke v Liam Tweedy (Aug 9) 6-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "First set went fast but both had one eye on the clouds above. As we came to the end of the first set we were both drenched! we are carrying this match on very soon!"  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Tim Ettrick (Aug 8) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match against Tim. Always a joy playing tim as there were many great rallies and the match went back and forth. Tim is like playing against a wall everything just comes back. The second set Tim pushed hard and got his break to go 5-4 up to serve out for the second set only for me to break straight back and to go on to win it 7-5. Great match Tim good luck for your future matches mate"  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentLiam Mullis bt Darryl Clarke (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy game, the first 5 games neither of us held serve and it was very tight, then managed to hold for 4-2 and eventually won the set 6-3, the second set was a pendulum swing of all pendulum swings, Darryl really upped his game and smashed me to death to take a 4-1 lead and was cruising, I figured the set was over and I just relaxed I guess and started to play quite well and went for it a bit more, unbelievably things started to go my way and I won every game from that point on to win the set 6-4 after thinking I would lose it 6-1, tough tough game in really humid conditions, toughest 2 sets I’ve ever played and Darryl is probably the best player I’ve ever played at the net, barely got a ball past him when he came to the net."  -- Liam

Current Rankings:

  1. Shuaib Variava 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Costa Demetriou [W3] 6
  3. Nikhil Joshi [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kunal Badami 9.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. George Buschbeck 9.2 [L2] withdrawn 2
  6. Greg Moore 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCosta Demetriou bt Nikhil Joshi (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets were in the balance at 4-4 but i managed to come out on top. Could have easily gone the other way. Competitive game. Nik was a pleasure to play against...again."  -- Costa
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Kunal Badami (Aug 23) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Kunal is a top bloke and it was a pleasure to meet him. The first set started off a little nervy and was neck and neck until 3-3. Then we had to stop play for about 10 minutes due a light rain shower. After we resumed the momentum shifted in my favour and I went on to win the next 9 games in a row. Great match with several of the games going to deuce and some good rallies. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentKunal Badami bt George Buschbeck (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close, epic match against Kunal - This time he just got the better of me! Every set was close - I was close to losing it in straight sets, but pulled back a deficit in the tie break. At 5-4 up in the final set, I was feeling confident, but a difficult service game with some fantastic winners from Kunal brought it back to 5-5 and he saw out the set confidently. There was a slight threat of rain throughout, but it held off and the conditions were significantly more friendly than our last match in the heat of June! Best of luck with the rest of the round! Til next time! "  -- George
Reveal CommentCosta Demetriou bt Kunal Badami (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Getting back to fitness now, it was a tougher game than it seems. Very humid. Kunal was a pleasure to play with, my first time against him, very nice chap."  -- Costa
Reveal CommentShuaib Variava bt Nikhil Joshi (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet and play against Nikhil for the very first time. Nikhil has a good array of slice shots and his net play was very impressive. Best of luck for the rest of the round."  -- Shuaib
Reveal CommentNikhil Joshi bt Kunal Badami (Aug 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close game against Kunal in windy conditions at Victoria Park. The first set was very tight throughout and I fortunately managed to win the tie break 7-4. At 2-2 in the second set, I had a feeling it would be a similar story. However I managed to win consecutive games and gather some momentum to take the match. Good luck with the rest of your matches Kunal."  -- Nikhil
Reveal CommentCosta Demetriou bt Shuaib Variava (Aug 17) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, strong finish from myself. I was trying a few different tactics in the third set. We played on two different surfaces which was fun. Second time I've played Shuaib, both 3setters, he's a pleasure to play against. Good luck for your next matches Shuaib."  -- Costa
Reveal CommentNikhil Joshi bt George Buschbeck (Aug 9) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "lt's always a pleasure to play against George. He's a great fighter and played valiantly right till the end during this match. He started very strongly which saw him take the first set quite comfortably. The momentum shifted in my favour in the second set. However, the third set was a topsy-turvy tense finale that on another day could have gone the other way. Best of luck George for the rest of your games."  -- Nikhil

Current Rankings:

  1. Philip Sutton [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Baines 10.2 [W4] 8
  3. Shyam Parmar 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chris Dines 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Tom Walker [W1, L2] 2
  6. Martin Wiselka 10.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Tobias Twigger [L1]

Match Results:

Thomas Baines bt Philip Sutton (Sep 15) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Philip Sutton bt Tom Walker (Sep 13) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentThomas Baines bt Shyam Parmar (Sep 10) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough match against Shyam,a fellow member at Carisbroke.Lots of long duece games make the scoreline of each set look a little flattering, but during the early part of each set there were lots of breaks of serve. Thanks for the game Shyam."  -- Thomas
Tom Walker bt Martin Wiselka (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-3
Philip Sutton bt Shyam Parmar (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Martin Wiselka (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match that was a lot closer than the scoreline might suggest. Well played, Martin. I look forward to playing you again in the future."  -- Chris
Thomas Baines bt Martin Wiselka (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentShyam Parmar bt Martin Wiselka (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was my second matchup with Martin and irrespective of the score I found it a fun albeit frustrating encounter. Most of the first set was played with the setting sun glaring onto one side of the court. It made for a tricky start. Afterwards, I found some consistency and took the first set. The second set was more entertaining; a handful of long rallies with Martin showing a solid defence. All the best with the rest of your matches Martin. "  -- Shyam
Philip Sutton bt Tobias Twigger (Aug 15) 6-1, 6-0
Philip Sutton bt Martin Wiselka (Aug 13) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentShyam Parmar bt Chris Dines (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I found it a difficult match to play in which the heat was a hindrance to my movement. The rally lengths were generally short which helped me a lot as I felt slow around the court and Chris has good court coverage. Ultimately, I was able to show consistency and Chris struggled with unforced errors. All the best with the rest of your matches Chris. "  -- Shyam
Reveal CommentThomas Baines bt Tom Walker (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Tom who was playing his first local tennis league match.Although by his own admission Tom was a bit rusty but has a good first serve and ground strokes to match.A very enjoyable match played in very warm sunshine.Best of luck with the rest of your matches Tom."  -- Thomas


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