Friendly, competitive tennis on Lichfield & Burntwood'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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Primary Venues

Beacon Park

Lower Sanford Street, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6RA Tel: 01543 308867 full venue details »

Other Venues

Burntwood Leisure Centre

High Street, Burntwood, Staffs, WS73XH Tel: 01543 308810 full venue details »

Hednesford Park

Rugeley Road and Victoria Street,, Hednesford, WS12 1QR Tel: full venue details »

Holland Park

Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 7JB Tel: full venue details »

Pype Hayes Park

Birmingham, B24 0HG Tel: 07814 179875 full venue details »

"Thank you for organising such an enjoyable League for Lichfield and Burntwood. I have completed all of my matches (unable to get any response from one entrant), lost them all but had some great games. Everyone in the League played the sport in the spirit it should be, competitive but friendly. I will not be able to enter the winter League but will be back in the Spring of 2017. Once again, thank you,"

Lorraine Saunders

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Collapse AllLichfield & Burntwood Singles - Round 15 | Friday 21 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

It was great to see friendly, competitive tennis return to the courts of Lichfield & Burntwood after a longish gap and although there was just one group there were lots of fun and entertaining matches. Thanks for your enthusiasm playing four fifths of all possible matches, and let's hope there's not such a long wait til the next round!

Group Summary:

There was a new champ in Group 1 with Souleymane's run of 4 wins without defeat seeing him top the table ahead of runner up David B, while David B was "given the run around" by Phil but managed to win in 3 sets. Meanwhile David S dug in to stave off a third set against Hywel "on great new courts in sunshine in Lichfield"... well played!

Final Rankings:

  1. Souleymane Djohore 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. David Brown [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Phil Shaw [W2, L3] 5
  4. David Rule [W2] 4
  5. David Stark 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Hywel Davies [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Souleymane Djohore bt David Stark (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-0
Souleymane Djohore bt David Brown (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-0
Phil Shaw bt David Stark (Oct 10) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt Phil Shaw (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Given the run around for 2 hours in windy conditions. Neither player deserved to lose it was a really good match, cheers Phil!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPhil Shaw bt Hywel Davies (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game, we had some really nice rallies."  -- Phil
David Brown bt Hywel Davies (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Phil Shaw (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game on a nice morning with some great long rallies, thanks Phil! "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt David Stark (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, neither of us could buy a hold of serve"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Hywel Davies (Aug 29) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable. Should have gone to a 3rd set- Hywel played great in 2nd set, deserved to win 2nd set, was 3 x more mobile than myself !! Always good to see Hywel again. Thank you for fun match on great new courts in sunshine in Lichfield. Best DS"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Hywel Davies (Aug 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back playing again after so long, the new Beacon Park courts are brilliant! Thanks for the game Hywel "  -- David
Souleymane Djohore bt Phil Shaw (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-1
Souleymane Djohore bt Hywel Davies (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Lichfield & Burntwood archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Lichfield & Burntwood.

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)