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 13 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gill Hogan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Stark 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nick Richards 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Rule [W2] 4
  5. Sukhraj Bal 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Hywel Davies [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Graeme Oliphant [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGill Hogan bt David Stark (Jul 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match with lots of deuces. Have converted Dave to clay I think! "  -- Gill
Reveal CommentNick Richards bt Graeme Oliphant (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, thanks Graeme. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentSukhraj Bal bt Hywel Davies (Jul 12) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This game was simply epic! First set I was 3-0 up then he came back with his tricky serve. Good long rallies and loops from Hywel. Second set even closer as Hywel was up until the biggest comeback he was up to 4-3 then it was very close to 5-5 then I somehow managed to win it. What a game! Wish the courts were slight better some balls ended up going to the moon "  -- Sukhraj
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Hywel Davies (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Score not fair record of match as in reality a lot of games very close with Hywel playing some really good volleys, drop shots and lob shots. Lovely sunny day and good fun match. Thank you Hywel. Dave S"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Graeme Oliphant (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game on a warm evening. Some great rallies as the points and games got longer. Cheers Graeme"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Stark bt Sukhraj Bal (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First three game where very close all to douche. Then he ran away with it. Second set a few close games and a significantly better serves games. Excellent gameplay overall. Can’t wait for our rematch. "  -- Sukhraj
Reveal CommentGill Hogan bt Nick Richards (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A game of long rallies on the clay, as usual hard to win points. Nick's drop shots superb on this surface. Will be aching tomorrow."  -- Gill
Reveal CommentNick Richards bt Hywel Davies (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies. Good game Hywel. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentGill Hogan bt Hywel Davies (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Hywel for cycling all the way to Little Aston. Had a good game in the evening sunshine"  -- Gill
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Hywel Davies (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some long games and rallies. Thanks Hywel "  -- David

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)