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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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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
full venue details »

Abbey Park

Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ
full venue details »

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
full venue details »

Ellis Park

Brabazon Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AB
full venue details »

Monks Rest Gardens

Vicarage Lane, Humberstone, Leicester, LE5 1EE
full venue details »

Shakespeare Park

Avon Road, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 3AA
full venue details »

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
full venue details »

Ashby Castle Lawn Tennis Club

South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ
full venue details »

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club

Mill Lane, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4LX
full venue details »

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
full venue details »

"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

"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!", 

Daniel Sieczko

"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

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Max Heighton-Ginns [W6] 12
  2. Adam Bogus 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Lin Chen 8.2 [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mohammed Bham [W4, L2] 8
  5. Ismail Bham [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Owain Ford 8.2 [W1, L6] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joe Butterworth 9.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Tim Ettrick 8.1 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Lin Chen (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great attacking game. Really looking forward to our next match at your place. Cheers mate "  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Owain Ford (Jan 15) 6-7 (1-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match. Thoroughly enjoyed. Didnt really deserve to get as close as i did first set. 2nd set was so much closer than the score suggests. Deuce in most games. You are clearly a really good player so im looking forward to playing you again soon mate. "  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Ismail Bham (Jan 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Scrappy first set but always an enjoyable mate. Sure we'll have some great matches in the future. Good luck for the rest of the tournament. Let me know when youre playing your bro. Might have to come and spectate"  -- Max
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Mohammed Bham (Jan 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Yet another match against Mo, a real fighter and honest fair player. A bit unlucky second set. Good luck with your next match and hope to play you soon."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Mohammed Bham (Jan 5) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match. Had to put plenty of work in with the rallys being so long. Always enjoy playing you. Great technique, great energy and a great guy. All the best going forward"  -- Max
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Tim Ettrick (Jan 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjpyable game mate you reached some balls that i never thought possible! Great energy "  -- Max
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Joe Butterworth (Jan 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunate to have played joe after he’s had some time away from tennis because it’s evident he’s got some serious game and will get stronger. Some really good rallies throughout and there was not much in it. Look forward to playing again soon "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Tim Ettrick (Dec 30) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Tennis is supposed to be enjoyable but not when it is freezing cold and your opponent is darting around the court like a Duracell bunny returning all your best efforts. Tim played unbelievably well today, consistent and chased after every ball, he did slow down in the third set as the long rallies finally took their toll, then some random 'Samaritan' offered him free donuts in the middle of my service game?! Tim took two and chomped one during the change over, recharged he was running non-stop again for the remaining of the match. What an epic 2.5 hours tussle, well played Tim! "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Owain Ford (Dec 29) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really evenly balanced match with Owain yet again who played some good tennis especially in the first set and deserved more out of the game. I was fortunate to nick it in the end. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Lin Chen (Dec 23) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lin great battle, you almost had it! unlucky mate. hope to play you soon"  -- Ismail
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Lin Chen (Dec 23) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played over two days as we were unable to finish on the first occasion due to the indoor centre closing. A real hard fought battle in which the momentum kept shifting. End to end stuff and hats off to Lin who played some amazing tennis at times especially in the first set. Look forward to playing you again in the future. "  -- Mohammed
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Owain Ford (Dec 22) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough night match against Owain, happy it went my way this time unlike the nail biting final game of last round! Looking forward to our next battle in the new year mate. "  -- Lin
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Joe Butterworth (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match. Well played Joe..lots of potential in your game. Have a Good Christmas."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Lin Chen (Dec 14) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy, wet weather and far form perfect court surface at Abbey Park made the match very difficult for both of us. Very close first set with long rallies and many deuces. Good luck Chen with the remaining matches. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Tim Ettrick (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get this match played. We started in the rain but the courts at Vicky park were very grippy and have good drainage, so no puddles. 👍🏼 The rain eased off, but it was still about 3 degrees. Brrrrr. Some great rallies and some lovely shots from both of us. Good luck in your next match Tim. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentIsmail Bham bt Tim Ettrick (Dec 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great Game Tim, you were unlucky not to get a set at least. all the best in the rest of your games. "  -- Ismail
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Owain Ford (Dec 10) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match with long rallies and many deuces. Well played Owain, you improved significantly over the last year or so. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMohammed Bham bt Tim Ettrick (Dec 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A quality game and a lot closer than the scores suggest especially the second set. Tim is a real fighter and was chasing down everything. Good luck in your remaining games "  -- Mohammed
Ismail Bham bt Owain Ford (Dec 5) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Tim Ettrick (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set with Tim moving at the court like a young athlete getting all balls back. Thanks very much for very enjoyable match and hope to play with you again soon. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMax Heighton-Ginns bt Joe Butterworth (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game mate. Will be interesting to see how you get on in the rest of the tournament. Clearly very good technically just a little bit of ring rust maybe after a few years out. Look forward to playing again"  -- Max
Reveal CommentJoe Butterworth bt Owain Ford (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match against Owain. It was a very close first set, and the second set was going the same way until Owain pulled it back and took the second set on a very close tie break. Last set was solid but overall was very enjoyable. Thanks Owain!"  -- Joe

Current Rankings:

  1. Gary Phillpott 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Phil Russell 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Aaron Darby [W1, L1] 3
  4. Simon May [L1]
  5. Kunal Badami 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Phillpott bt Simon May (Jan 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I’ve yet to play anyone in the Local Tennis league who wasn’t a top bloke, and Simon is the top of the tops: good player; athletic; fierce forehand; and a good sport to boot. An all round good guy. (Quick correction: there was one player I met about two years ago who was in a league of his own at the foot of the top blokes list. Thankfully, he no longer plays in the Local Tennis League). Simon was on his way back from an injury that had kept him off court for about 6 weeks. It was a good time to play him and it must be said that I was flattered by the score. Simon was very unlucky. Unfortunately, for the rest of the players, I am pretty sure I’ve played Simon into form. Thanks Simon for a great match. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Gary
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Phil Russell (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice evening for a tennis match tonight it’s a shame that the adjacent courts were being used as a skate park which could’ve played a factor in the result. Phil struggles to hold serve all afternoon his 3 games that he did win were my service games and he slipped towards the end of the first set which could’ve helped me with a convincing win well played mate"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentPhil Russell bt Kunal Badami (Dec 21) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly and enjoyable match played on Victoria Park. I got off to a fast start but Kunal fought back to make the second set a very close one. Good luck in your future matches Kunal. Cheers."  -- Phil
Reveal CommentGary Phillpott bt Kunal Badami (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "If ever there was a lucky way to beat Kunal, this was it. The secret of victory - arrange for the match to be played 3 days after he’s returned from the Dominican Republic, thereby ensuring maximum effect of two weeks hedonistic pleasure (my words, not his) and he’s still suffering jet lag. Not content with this, arrange to play on a surface Kunal has never even stood on let alone played tennis on, and throw in a breeze with obliging gusts timed to coincide with his ball toss on important points. Kunal accepted all these handicaps with a stoic shrug and battled without complaint. I may’ve had all the luck but please don’t feel sorry for him. He’s the one who has just had two weeks holiday in the Caribbean. "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentGary Phillpott bt Phil Russell (Dec 7) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Here’s 10 things you may not know about Phil Russell. 1. He’s quick around the court; 2.He plays with great sportsmanship; 3. He makes his opponent play an extra ball (and another one) (and another); 4. He chases down lost causes and invariably gets the ball back into play; 5. He doesn’t give up or give in; 6. He plays each point on its merits 7. He defends with a ‘though shalt not pass’ attitude; 8. He meets triumph and disaster and treats those two imposters just the same even when he was very unlucky not to win (as today); 9. He likes a post match pint of cider; 10. He’s a pleasure to share a tennis court with. Thanks for the match, Phil. You played well and were very unlucky today. "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentGary Phillpott bt Aaron Darby (Nov 27) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Light rain abated minutes before our start and Leicestershire Club provided perfect tennis conditions: windless, overcast and relatively balmy. Aaron opened and a flurry of hurricane force forehands snapped from his racket, bursting to all court’s corners, accumulating points to freeze me out of the first set (6-3). The calm became an updraft. Waves of gusty rallies scattered tornado propelled balls. The air heavy, the prevailing wind had changed and the pressure resulted in a high - 1-1. The twilight arrived with a snap in the serve and a vortex of volleys. Aaron played the better tennis: aggressive, skilful, athletic and was unlucky to end in ‘vane’. PS It poured 10 mins after the end PPS. Aaron’s a top bloke and a pleasure to play"  -- Gary


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)