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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.

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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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"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

"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

" 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

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

Jane Griffin

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Bogus 7.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Israel Davalos [W2] 4
  3. Nikesh Patel 10.1 [W2] 4
  4. Dean Ramsay [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Meakin [W1, L1] 2
  6. Darryl Clarke [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Darryl Clarke (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, plenty of decent rallies hope to play against you soon Darryl"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Darryl Clarke (Apr 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice game with very good rallies. Thanks Darryl. Hope to play with you again "  -- Israel
Reveal CommentIsrael Davalos bt Dean Ramsay (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very pleasant match with a very competitive opponent. I'm looking forward to play again with you Dean!" -- Israel
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Thomas Meakin (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom, some very long rallies dominated the match. Good luck with your next one."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Darryl Clarke (Apr 9) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great match Darryl. Well played second set with some long rallies and your strong serve. Good luck with your next match."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Dean Ramsay (Apr 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match Dean.. You can sure move well.. Hope we can play again soon mate "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentDean Ramsay bt Darryl Clarke (Apr 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable battle of quality ralleys. Each time I pulled ahead Darryl would use aces and classy short cross court shots to equal the games. In the end I had to concentrate to pull of the win. Nice guy and good match. "  -- Dean
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Adam Bogus (Apr 7) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "nice to play you again adam you made me work for it in the second set your long arms and reach came into play when i couldn't put you away. Great match good luck in uour coming matches "  -- Nikesh

Current Rankings:

  1. Owain Ford 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Yongli Wang [W2] 4
  3. Aaron Darby [W1, L1] 2
  4. Tim Ettrick 8.2 [L2] 2
  5. Thomas Baines 9.2 [L2] 1
  6. Mo Bham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYongli Wang bt Tim Ettrick (Apr 18) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a wonderful and competitive match with a lot of deuce and break points! After losing the first set, Tim got almost everything back in the second set and forced me to make a lot of errors. I wasted a match point at the ninth game and lost the second set in the tie break. The third set was still full of deuces, but I played more aggressively and got some luck at the key points. I really enjoyed playing with Tim and wish him all the best in the remaining fixtures."  -- Yongli
Reveal CommentYongli Wang bt Aaron Darby (Apr 13) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "What a nice day and an intense match! Aaron started a little bit slowly so that I took the control of the first set quickly. But I got broken at the first game in the second set and trailed until the tenth game when I survived from three set points at 40:0. I thought I would have lost the second set, but this key break cheered me up and I finally found some form. After both holds, I took the tie break comfortably. I really enjoyed playing with Aaron and all the best wishes to him in the remaining fixtures."  -- Yongli
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Thomas Baines (Apr 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet and play Tom and we had a right old battle on the fake clay at LFE. The first set was a close affair with neither of us able to hold serve consistently. I’m not quite sure how I managed to stay focused and win it but never the less I managed to pip Tom at the post. The second set was a strange one with Tom rushing into an early 3-0 lead only for me to peg him back and go one up for 4-3. The lead then changed hands again and at 5-4 Tom had a set point which would have been well deserved. Somehow I managed to keep getting the ball back with a bit more height from here and took the set 7-5 for the match. Both our styles frustrated each other which made for a chess like encounter. Good luck for your next one Tom. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Tim Ettrick (Apr 9) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really windy tussle between Tim and I. We have played a few times over the years, this was the most competitive yet. I went 3-1 up in the first set only for Tim to peg me back with some lovely angled shots and good net play. In the second set I came out fighting and a little annoyed at myself for letting the lead slip, I raced into a 5-0 lead in this set and the decider and even though Tim kept getting the ball back I managed to stay focused and see it through. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Thomas Baines (Apr 6) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match full of twists and turns and happy to come out with the win. I was on fire at the start winning the first 5 games but then I won 3 of the next 12 games...... I believe I just relaxed a bit too much!!! I then found myself down 4-1 in the third and thought that it was over but then I found some form back and took the lead at 5-4 to be fair to Tom I think a tie break was the best result for the match but I squandered match points in all remaining games up until the tie break. I then took the first 3 points in the tie break which helped me to victory. Great game Tom and I’m sure we will have many more matches in the future"  -- Aaron

Current Rankings:

  1. Lin Chen 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Rushabh Vora [W1] 2
  3. Chris Dines 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Tharmananthar Shankaradhas [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jess Footman
  6. Philip Sutton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Dines bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a beautiful morning. Shankar improved throughout the game and played some excellent defence. Thanks for the game and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRushabh Vora bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Apr 15) 6-0, 4-1 Tharmananthar Shankaradhas Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play with Shankar who was back to the game after a long time. We started indoors but the lights stopped working and so we had to continue outdoors. In the second set Shankar was feeling discomfort in his arm and he decided to retire. I hope his arm feels better and I wish him good luck for future games"  -- Rushabh
Reveal CommentLin Chen bt Tharmananthar Shankaradhas (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tharma had a long break from tennis and was a bit rusty at the start of the match but improved as the game went on, especially his serves! The match finished just as some guys started doing a fashion shoot on the next court"  -- Lin

Results

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) 

Comments:
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)