Friendly, competitive tennis on Leith Links' 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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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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Primary Venues

Leith Links Outdoor Tennis & Bowling Green

John's Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7QR
Tel: 07766 774 532
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Other Venues

Inverleith Park

Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Tel: 0131 529 5050
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Victoria Park

Craighall Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4RG
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Collapse AllLeith Links Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 29 August 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Sunshine on Leith tennis was part of the story of this autumnal round. Thanks for your support and dedication to park tennis. We hope to do it all over again in the early spring (when we trust the sun will also be shining). In the meantime have a great Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Group Summary:

With John out early and Callum not getting going, matches were hard to come by in the group, so well done to those who did get on court and of course to Ryan who played three matches, won them all and bolstered his winning position by earning his bonus points too! Jo worked hard for his runner's up position and his two wins included an epic against Alison who more than deserved the point won in the loss! Iain grabbed third place with his win against Emilia, and left the question hanging - where might he have ended in the table if he had played more matches?

Final Rankings:

  1. Ryan Hessell [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jo Sohn-Rethel [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Iain MacRae [W1] 2
  4. Emilia Valette 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alison Fairweather [L2] 1
  6. Callum Macdonald 8.1
  7. John Heaney 9.1 withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJo Sohn-Rethel bt Alison Fairweather (Oct 13) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun even match. So close we had to play over two days! "  -- Jo
Reveal CommentRyan Hessell bt Alison Fairweather (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Surprisingly nice evening and an enjoyable game"  -- Ryan
Iain MacRae bt Emilia Valette (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRyan Hessell bt Emilia Valette (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening and enjoyable match"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentRyan Hessell bt Jo Sohn-Rethel (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with some great rallies"  -- Ryan
Jo Sohn-Rethel bt Emilia Valette (Sep 8) 6-2, 6-3


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Leith Links archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Leith Links.

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)