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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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
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
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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
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
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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
full venue details »

" 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

"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
 
"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

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nikesh Patel 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Bogus 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Darryl Clarke [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Aaron Darby [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Li Xiuwen
  6. Mark Dearden

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Darryl Clarke (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Darryl. Some long rallies. Good luck in your next match. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Adam Bogus (Feb 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "NICE TO PLAY YOU AGAIN ADAM TYPICAL BATTLE WITH YOU LONG RALLIES SEE YOU AGAIN "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Aaron Darby (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match as always with Aaron. Some good rallies in the second set when Aaron played more offensively fighting for every point. Thanks for a great match and good luck in your next one."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Aaron Darby (Jan 30) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match could of gone either way it was so close. I love playing Aaron as they are always close matches and they are always full of long lung busting fast rallies. In the end it was so close that it came down to who made more errors. Good luck for your upcoming matches mate "  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Aaron Darby (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great gamesAaron .. conditions were strange gloves hat and tracksuit using sunglasses also ..ended with shorts on... lol. good luck some long games "  -- Nikesh
Reveal CommentNikesh Patel bt Darryl Clarke (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "nice to meet you again Darryl some great rallies i had to concentrate good luck "  -- Nikesh

Current Rankings:

  1. Tim Ettrick 8.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Baines 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Thomas Meakin [W2] 4
  4. Lin Chen 8.2 [L1]
  5. Rushabh Vora [L2]
  6. Nick Thornton 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Rushabh Vora (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cold conditions but we soon warmed up and had a close first set with the usual breaks of serves going both ways. The second set was an easier one for me, with Rushabh losing consinstency. Thanks for a good match. Good luck with your future matches"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Tim Ettrick (Feb 10) 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match I had with Tim at Abbey Park Tennis courts. The conditions were extremely diffcult for this match with gale force winds moving the ball in all sorts of directions even blowing the ball while you served!The first set was extremely tight with it going to tie break which Tim won 7-2, I went on to win the next set 6-1 then decider set 6-1 but very tight games scoreline not reflecting how close the sets were. I hope to play Tim again soon, next time maybe in more still conidtions! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Meakin bt Thomas Baines (Feb 10) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Tom and it was a very enjoyable game with two contrasting styles of play. Tom raced in to early lead 4-1 with myself strugging to cope with is unique style of play, I eventually started to pick up with my serves going in more and clawed it back to 4-4 and went on to edge the set out 6-4. In the second set I got an early break and went on to win 6-0 each game being closely contested! Hope to play Tom again soon!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Baines bt Rushabh Vora (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Rushabh was playing in his first local tennis league match and was by his own admission a little rusty.Rushabh has a great first serve and a good forehand but was a little wayward tonight,which helped me out as I found his game a little hard to read in the first set.Thanks for the match Rushabh and good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Lin Chen (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set I was abable to get a 5-1 lead before Lin fought back to make it less comfortable. I was fortunate to benefit from a few easy games involving double faults. The second set was a tighter one with many closely fought points and amazing shots and rallies. Having edged ahead early on, I managed to hold the lead and win the set. Well played Lin. I look forward to the next match"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentThomas Baines bt Tim Ettrick (Jan 26) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always a pleasure to play Tim.Todays encounter was a strange affair in that Tim broke early in the first and third sets only for me to claw it back.I cannot comment on the second set as I am not sure I was even there!!!Tim was back to his best,retreiving well and always making me play one more shot.I didn't think I played that well today so I will take the win gratefully as any win against Tim is always hard fought.Thanks for the game Tim and well played."  -- Thomas

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)