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
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Other Venues

Burntwood Leisure Centre

High Street, Burntwood, Staffs, WS73XH
Tel: 01543 308810
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Hednesford Park

Rugeley Road and Victoria Street,, Hednesford, WS12 1QR
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Holland Park

Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 7JB
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Pype Hayes Park

Birmingham, B24 0HG
Tel: 07814 179875
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"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 14 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Thanks again for a lively round of match play! Your support of the league is hugely valued and we really hope we can see it grow in the New Year! Meanwhile have a great Christmas break!

Group Summary:

David Rule is now a three-time group winner in Lichfield and Burntwood, and he did in style! David won all his matches in straight sets and added bonus points to his tally. While Pete and Phil battled hard, they weren't able to come close to his total. Take a bow David, and well done to Pete who grabbed the silver spot this time.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Rule [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Pete Sutton [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Phil Shaw [W3, L2] 6
  4. David Stark 8.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Shaun Graham [W2, L2] 4
  6. Graeme Oliphant [W1, L3] 4
  7. Hywel Davies [L5]
  8. Sukhraj Bal 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGraeme Oliphant bt David Stark (Oct 24) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable, very competitive game with long games and long rallies. "  -- Graeme
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt David Stark (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. Strong start from Dave who played some great shots in some very close games. Hope to play again soon. "  -- David
Reveal CommentPhil Shaw bt Graeme Oliphant (Oct 20) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Some excellent rallies. "  -- Phil
Reveal CommentPhil Shaw bt David Stark (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game. Play again soon. Phil"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Shaun Graham (Oct 12) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy competitive game that should have been a draw with win being luck. Lovely weather, 2.5 hours for 2 sets with every point fought for. Shaun thank you for a fun, exciting and tiring !! match. Best Dave"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Hywel Davies (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive game with some hard fought points. Great fun and no rain !!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPete Sutton bt Hywel Davies (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game in the birght sunshine"  -- Pete
Reveal CommentPhil Shaw bt Hywel Davies (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match some excellent rallies. Thank you"  -- Phil

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentShaun Graham bt Graeme Oliphant (Oct 3) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with long rallies in the rain nice person and can’t wait to play grame again thanks for the game mate !!"  -- Shaun
Reveal CommentPete Sutton bt Shaun Graham (Oct 2) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • " well fought game with both players sending down some big serves"  -- Pete
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Pete Sutton (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another good contest with Pete, always a tough match. Enjoyable game with some great drop shots and volleys. Thanks Pete "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Graeme Oliphant (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match on a nice evening. Lots of long and keenly contested points. Thanks Graeme "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Hywel Davies (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, plenty of deuces and close games. Thanks Hywel "  -- David
Reveal CommentShaun Graham bt Hywel Davies (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable and competitive match with some ultralong deuces being a game in themselves."  -- Hywel
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Phil Shaw (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in great weather with some replay-worthy long rallies! Thanks Phil"  -- David
Reveal CommentPete Sutton bt Phil Shaw (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "big booming baseline rallies with both players trying hard to overcome the shocking surface at Beacon Park and blinding sunshine."  -- Pete

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)