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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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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
full venue details »

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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"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

"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

"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

"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

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rizvan Sarang [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nikesh Patel 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Bogus 7.2 [W4, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Belden Jr Fausto [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mohammed Bham [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Robert Weston [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Ellison [W2] 4
  8. Mayur Vadher 10.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRizvan Sarang bt Mohammed Bham (Aug 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, played very well. Nice to meet your Mohmmed hope I see soon Thanks Rizvan "  -- Rizvan
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Robert Weston (Aug 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play you Robert. A good two sets of tennis and the second set could have gone either way with a tense last game but i just about managed to get through. All the best in future games "  -- Mohammed
Belden Jr Fausto bt Mayur Vadher (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Robert Weston (Jul 31) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Belden Jr Fausto (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "So intense games in first set could have gone either way .. Second set was cagey I just made less mistakes ... 1/1 In our head to head .. Can't wait for next encounter "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentJames Ellison bt Adam Bogus (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another good match with some long rallies."  -- James
Mohammed Bham bt Mayur Vadher (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRizvan Sarang bt Robert Weston (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, played very well. second set could've gone either way, Rizvan "  -- Rizvan
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Mohammed Bham (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you .. Good luck in remaining matches nikp"  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentRizvan Sarang bt Nikesh Patel (Jul 14) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game,Nikesh played very well. second set could've gone either way, ending on a tie break thanks. Rizvan"  -- Rizvan
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Mohammed Bham (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Mo, who is a very nice guy and competitive player. Some games very close with long rallies. Good luck with your next match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Robert Weston (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob for a nice match. Good luck with your next match. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentRizvan Sarang bt Adam Bogus (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Adam We had a good match with good long rallies Rizvan Sarang "  -- Rizvan
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Belden Jr Fausto (Jun 30) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match with long rallies. Belden is a very consistant player. I really enjoyed this one! Good luck with you next matches. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentBelden Jr Fausto bt Mohammed Bham (Jun 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game against Mo with good rallies. "  -- Belden Jr
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Mayur Vadher (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mayur for an enjoyable match. You are a real fighter. Good luck with your next match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Adam Bogus (Jun 27) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Adam.. or shall I call you elastic Adam.. you got everything back especially in first set even though it was expected it was tough.. Second set I got lucky when you missed at crucial times .. Thanks for another battle see you soon Nik P "  -- Nikesh
Robert Weston bt Mayur Vadher (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Mayur Vadher (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you mayur.. Good luck in your next match Nik p"  -- Nikesh
Rizvan Sarang bt Mayur Vadher (Jun 24) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Ellison bt Robert Weston (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-0), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Robert, a well fought match, especially the first set when you refused to drop serve! Good luck in your other matches"  -- James
Reveal CommentRizvan Sarang bt Belden Jr Fausto (Jun 22) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "We had a good match with good condition ground. We both enjoy the match and it was a friendly game. "  -- Rizvan

Current Rankings:

  1. Ismail Bham [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Meakin [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darryl Clarke [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tim Ettrick 8.2 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lin Chen 8.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Aaron Darby [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Matthew Flavell [W2] 4
  8. Owain Ford 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Aaron Darby (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another close and enjoyable match against Aaron, two sets lasted almost two hours. Aaron played really well through out and was unlucky not to win the second set after a superb start winning the first three games in a row. Looking forward to our next game! "  -- Lin
Ismail Bham bt Thomas Meakin (Aug 1) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Tim Ettrick (Jul 18) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "excellent game. Tim played very well and deserved to win but unlucky."  -- Ismail
Ismail Bham bt Darryl Clarke (Jul 16) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Ismail Bham bt Aaron Darby (Jul 15) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Lin Chen (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set saw Lin struggling to find his form . The second set saw a much more usual evenly matched battle that hinged on some important break points- with both of us getting those. At 4-4, it could have gone either way, but inspite of a lot of patience and long rallies from us both, I finally nudged ahead to take the set and match. As always, I look forward to our next contest Lin."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Aaron Darby (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Aaron again haven’t played each other for a while now! We played on the artificial clay at LFE tennis club. The first set was tight early till I broke at 2-2 all serving out the set at 5-4, second set I broke early and went on to win 6-1, very enjoyable game today, will play a friendly soon Aaron! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Darryl Clarke (Jul 9) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tremendous battle With Daz tonight on Enderby artificial court, Daz flew out of the blocks and broke me early and I was struggling to keep in the first set the turning point was when I broke him back at 5-3 saving set point!, I went on to get over the line and win first set 7-5, second set I got break early and went on to win 6-3 but not one point was easy! Look forward to having a friendly soon! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Lin Chen (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Chen in Loughborough using the newly laid public courts there, unfortunately the match had to be played in Showers, plenty of good rallies in the match with me only just edging the games! Look forward to playing Chen again soon hopefully in better weather."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Aaron Darby (Jul 6) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match-swung both ways in the first two sets. Each of us being in a commanding 5-2 lead -resulting in a 1-1 tie in sets. Third set went to 3-3 before rain stopped play. Aaron then came out strong from the break to lead 3-5 before I pulled it back , eventually leading 6-5 , with the chance to serve for the match. Sadly I didn't hold my nerve or serve and it went to a tie break. I got some early breaks to lead 4-1, but Aaron pulled it back and he was serving for the match at 5-6. Gratefully I saved the point and went on to take the tie-break, (8-6) and with it the set and match. It was as competitive as it often is when we meet. It was a match that had everything. Thanks Aaron. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentMatthew Flavell bt Tim Ettrick (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Sorry for running u around Tim, great effort "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Darryl Clarke (Jul 3) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, the second set was especially close, we had so many long baseline rallies and Darryl served very well, I was behind for most of the set but managed to break back later on and then winning the tie break 7-1. Looking forward to our next game Darryl! "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Lin Chen (Jun 30) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game, Lin played very well. second set could've gone either way, ending on a tie break. "  -- Ismail
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Darryl Clarke (Jun 29) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played on a hot Saturday morning. I just couldn’t hold serve in the first set but started the second set well broke and held and it was all about who will break in the final set luckily that was me. Great match with some good rallies. Me and Darryl are very evenly matched and have had some great battles I think there has only been one match that was completed in two. Well played and good luck with the rest"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Tim Ettrick (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in sweltering heat on Abbey Park courts, good match was had with Tim with lots of rallies from the baseline. Good luck with the rest of your Matches Tim "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMatthew Flavell bt Darryl Clarke (Jun 27) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game, good fitness, good skill level, overall enjoyable tennis, will look forward to playing you again"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Tim Ettrick (Jun 23) 7-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Tim for a while and first time back to playing tennis for a while. It felt good to be back out there even though the first few games were sloppy with my main weapon, the serve failing in this match. Tim fought well and just got everything back so I had to stop and change my tactics to suit and it worked well for me in the end but had to be patient with some long rallies. Good luck in your matches to come Tim"  -- Darryl

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Dines 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Phil Russell [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Thomas Baines 9.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rushabh Vora [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tharmananthar Shankaradhas [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Natalia Pawlowska [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Thomas Baines (Aug 13) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Tom again. This match was played over two days due to heavy rain. The break seemed to work in my favour. As usual Tom played some great shots with a lot of spin. Thanks for the lifts home Tom and I hope you return to full fitness soon. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Natalia Pawlowska (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in a very friendly spirit. I think both of us struggled a bit with the bounce of the hard court but Natalia still pulled off some great shots. It was nice to meet you. Keep enjoying your tennis!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and friendly game with some very long rallies and a number of games that could have gone either way. I look forward to playing you again Shankar. Phil"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentThomas Baines bt Natalia Pawlowska (Jul 28) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Natalia,who luckily was able to book an indoor court which guaranteed our match was played on what was a really bad day weather wise.Although relatively new to competitive tennis Natalia caused me some problems early in the first set.A very enjoyable tennis match played in excellent conditions.Thanks Nat and good luck with your future matches."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Shankar seemed to get off to a very slow start in the match but started to play much better at the end of the first set. This continued in the second and resulted in a much closer set score. Thanks for the game Shankar."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Rushabh Vora (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable friendly match played with Rushabh on Victoria Park with some long rallies. The final set was closer than the score would suggest."  -- Phil
Tharmananthar Shankaradhas bt Natalia Pawlowska (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Thomas Baines (Jul 14) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match against Tom, only this time it was a different result. The first two sets were shared with both of us playing well in patches. As is usual between Tom and me many of the games went to several deuces. In the third set I started to serve much better and unfortunately Tom was struggling with a knee problem. It was a shame because, despite Tom battling hard, it meant the deciding set was not really a fair contest. Thanks for the game Tom, I hope your knee recovers well. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Natalia Pawlowska (Jul 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played on Victoria Park with some good rallies. Good luck with the rest of your matches Natalia. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentRushabh Vora bt Chris Dines (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure playing with Chris again. This time I got lucky and won as It could have gone either way. Thanks for lending the anti vibration damper for the game. Hopefully we'll play again soon. "  -- Rushabh
Thomas Baines bt Rushabh Vora (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas Baines bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Jun 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet Shanka and play someone who is closer to my age than is normally the case!!Shanka has a good first serve with plenty of spin on it, which caused me a few problems early on.It wasn't a day for long rallies or prolonged games but the 5th game of first set had so many deuces I lost count.Every breath was like inhaling fire it was so hot.Was glad to sit in the shade of the clubhouse after match and cool down.Best of luck with your remaining matches Shanka,thanks for the game."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentRushabh Vora bt Natalia Pawlowska (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was fun to play with Natalia at Victoria park. It was nice and sunny with bit of wind. There were lot of other kids playing with 100s of balls and it was always a challenge to find our 4 balls among the lot. Wish Natalia all the best for remaining games!!"  -- Rushabh
Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Phil Russell (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Phil and I enjoyed a good game on a hot and sticky Sunday afternoon. Phil was really good at chasing down every ball which made it a tough match. Just when I thought I'd gained the upper hand Phil mounted a comeback from 4 - 0 down in the second set to level at 4 - 4. That was a great effort but I just managed to get the two games I needed to win the match."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRushabh Vora bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was beautiful weather and victoria court has good surface to play. Had fun playing with Shankar and some points were very close. Have fun for the remaining games!"  -- Rushabh


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)