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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 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.

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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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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"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

" 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

"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

"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

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

Jane Griffin

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Collapse AllLeicester Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 30 November 2017 to Wednesday 7 February 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 January 2018)

Over two thirds of all matches were played thanks to the effort put in by players, and this effort was rewarded with a large amount of great tennis matches played! From the great sportsmanship displayed throughout the match comments, it's clear that this is a great league to play for, bring on the next round!

Group Summary:

Norbert played magnificently and remained undefeated throughout the round, quite the debut round in Local Tennis Leagues! Daniel rejoined the leagues and came second after his break, clearly demonstrating he didn't lose any skill whilst away! The top four players (Norbert, Daniel, Owain and Costa) successfully earned their bonus points for their organisational skills so a big well done for making the effort to play your matches. Joe had his own camerman in the form of his Dad against Owain, we hope he captured some nice 'shots'! Welcome also to Costa and Joe who are new to the leagues, you've joined a great group here!

Final Rankings:

  1. Norbert Steil [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Daniel Sieczko 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Owain Ford 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Costa Demetriou [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Liam Mullis 9.2 [W1] 2
  6. Dan Warren 8.2 [W1, L3] 2
  7. Joe Collings [L2]

Match Results:

Liam Mullis bt Joe Collings (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-3
Costa Demetriou bt Dan Warren (Feb 1) 7-6, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDan Warren bt Owain Ford (Jan 27) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute slugfest of a match down at LFE today, I’m absolutely chuffed to get this victory over Owain as he really is one the toughest competitors and best tennis players in the Leicester league. The first set did largely go my way and I was able to apply the pressure and get in the board, however following a change of racket before the second Owain came at me like a man with purpose not reallly giving me a sniff. After losing my opening service game in the last I feared the worst but I changed tactics to serve and volley and found some good success, although some volleys were better than others!! It was a gruelling back and forth affair until I finally managed to get the break and the win. Well played Owain, top guy! #decidersoon "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentNorbert Steil bt Daniel Sieczko (Jan 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really enjoyable game and we gonna have a revenge game at a different venue. Struggled on start of the game but got stronger mid first set with a few thought games. 2nd set I could run away to 4:0 and could finish the set well. Well played Daniel looking forward to our revenge match. Cheers "  -- Norbert
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Joe Collings (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet you and your cameraman (Dad Stuart) Joe. Best of luck with your next match and all the best for the rest of Year 13. You've got some great shots in your armoury, keep plugging away. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentDaniel Sieczko bt Owain Ford (Jan 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you again Owain! Improved again since last time we played, few more rounds and you'll be destroying me;-)) good luck in next matches mate. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentNorbert Steil bt Costa Demetriou (Dec 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was my first game indoors at LFE. The set up is ok a bit noisy I think but good if it's like that outside. The game was interesting and Costa could have won a few games more but all in all I had good control off the match. Good Luck Costa for your next games. "  -- Norbert
Reveal CommentDaniel Sieczko bt Dan Warren (Dec 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play indoor again. Thanks for invite Dan was good to meet you and had great match. Very unlucky at so many shots today but I'm sure you'll fix it when playing more regulary, good luck in next matches mate."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Sieczko bt Costa Demetriou (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Costa it was good to meet you and play enjoyable match, good luck in next games."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentNorbert Steil bt Owain Ford (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice game. It could have been closer but Owain was unlucky in a few situation where could have turn the match around. Didn't like the courts too much, their are to hard for my taste."  -- Norbert
Reveal CommentOwain Ford bt Costa Demetriou (Dec 7) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Costa and to play indoors on this blustery day. A really closely fought contest this one, with lots of long baseline shots. It ebbed and flowed, but ultimately I was able to swing the momentum in my favour and get through with a win. Good luck for your next matches Costa. All the best. "  -- Owain
Reveal CommentNorbert Steil bt Dan Warren (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was my first time playing in this league. Dan is a very nice guy and i enjoy the game. It was a nice saturday morning hit and i am looking forward to more matches. "  -- Norbert

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Adam who was the undefeated winner in all four of his matches, playing brilliantly against his strong opponents! Well done to Darryl who marked his debut in the leagues with a second place, that's quite a first round! Adam beat Darryl in a close match to claim the top spot after they both finished on the same amount of points. Most members of the group earned their bonus points for great scheduling, the effort involved to play your matches was appreciated by others we're sure!

Final Rankings:

  1. Adam Bogus 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Darryl Clarke [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Aaron Darby [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Arpan Singla 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Thomas Baines [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tim Ettrick 9.1 [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTim Ettrick bt Thomas Baines (Jan 19) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game that was pivoted on important breaks of serve and with lots of saved break points, saved set points etc. Mentally and physically exhausting for us both but a great contest. Well done, Tom. Look forward to the next match"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Tim Ettrick (Jan 17) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with tim today in blustery and wintry conditions. Close first set with just one break of serve but the second set I ran away with a 5-0 lead before tim played 2 great games and then I finished it off. Thanks again Tim good luck with getting some points this league"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Arpan Singla (Jan 8) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "My last match of the season and my favourite match to be apart of. It was a very close match with some great rallies. We were very equal and could of gone either way. Good luck in your matches to come Arpan! "  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentArpan Singla bt Aaron Darby (Jan 7) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match that could have gone either way with both players struggling to hold serve. Some close games with Aaron playing some great rallies and moving me around the court. A pleasure meeting you and good luck Aaron!"  -- Arpan
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Tim Ettrick (Jan 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a wet and windy day for a tennis match. Despite Tim's back injury he was a real fighter and very strong opponent today. The match was a symphony of drop shots and volleys orchestrated by both of us running cross court madly. Good luck with the rest of your matches Tim. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentDarryl Clarke bt Aaron Darby (Jan 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed this match with Aaron he is a very nice guy and a good player. Was a close match as both of us were hitting some great shots. I got my 1st serve flowing and managed to just edge it but it was a great enjoyable match. Good luck Aaron with all your other matches!"  -- Darryl
Reveal CommentArpan Singla bt Thomas Baines (Dec 30) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Tom again and first time on the indoor courts at Carisbrooke which are very nice. Set 1 was a close affair with Tom taking me to numerous deuces in many of my service games. Set 2 my first service improved but the result didn't really reflect fairly on Tom who gave me a lot of close rallies. Good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Arpan
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Darryl Clarke (Dec 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was the first time that I played Darryl. He is a good player with a strong serve and good volley. I managed to play with a lot of good top and back spin tonight which helped to force many errors on Darryl. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAaron Darby bt Thomas Baines (Dec 20) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play against Tom again and finally win against him. First set just had one break of serve which gifted me the set. Second set started with 3 breaks of serve and Tom then held to take a 3-1 lead, then I won 3 games in a row to get it back on serve, leading to a tie break. I lead the tie break 6-3 and thought I had it wrapped up but then Tom played 3 great points to level it up. The floodlights went out at 7-6 to me what a crucial point we got the lights back on and then it was over!! Great match Tom good luck in your remainder"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Aaron Darby (Dec 19) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a game!...Arron started really slow when he needed to spend the full first set to 'calibrate' his serve and return. He started the second one as a 'new' man fighting back hard. The third set we played equally well with some long rallies with many drop shots and slices. At the end of the set it was more a game of the mindset and calm nerves rather than technical skill as we both played quite defensively. Thanks for a challenging match Aaron and good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Bogus bt Thomas Baines (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely indoor courts, the smell of a new set of balls and great opponent...can you ask for more? Perhaps a win... Tom is a great all round player that I always enjoy to play with. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Adam
Darryl Clarke bt Thomas Baines (Dec 8) 6-2, 7-5
Darryl Clarke bt Tim Ettrick (Dec 5) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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