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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

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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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 10 | Thursday 10 May 2018 to Wednesday 4 July 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 June 2018)

"This league has been one of exemplary good sports and a pleasure to play"; Paul beautifully summed up this round after Lichfield & Burntwood impressed with almost 100% of matches being played! Some fantastic dedication and commitment to each other was shown throughout which is commendable. Well done on making this a shining example of a league!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Paul on what could be considered a 'perfect' score in his debut round to the league. Not only did he managed to play everyone in the group, he beat them too! Early scheduling meant that he earned his bonus points as well which gave him a maximum and unbeatable total of 10 points in this group. The runner up spot was earned by David who also managed to play everyone with his only loss coming at the hands of the eventual champ. In fact everyone played all of their matches which is a great achievement from everyone in the group. Thank you all for your continued efforts in your scheduling and playing! We'd also like to welcome Oliver who secured third place - well done for a very nice debut.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Johnson [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Rule [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Oliver Spillett [W2, L2] 5
  4. David Brown [W1, L3] 3
  5. Shaun Slight [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Spillett bt David Brown (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game David, that second set was something else! Cheers, Olly"  -- Oliver
Oliver Spillett bt Shaun Slight (Jun 18) Walkover
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Oliver Spillett (Jun 13) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "One of the closest and longest matches I've ever played. Countless deuces and some great rallies. Could have gone either way. Cheers Olly! "  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Johnson bt David Brown (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "David is exceptionally sporting and polite. He has the potential to be a very good match player. This league has been one of exemplary good sports and a pleasure to play. The downside is that the courts at Beacon Park are a disgrace. Shame on LCC."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Johnson bt David Rule (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very sporting polite opponent. Had to put net up ourselves given no park official to be found. Courts remain a farce and an embarrassment to Lichfield. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Brown bt Shaun Slight (Jun 5) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Best match I've ever played. Managed to hold tough throughout and played the big points well under a lot of pressure from Shaun. Deserved to go to a decider."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt David Brown (Jun 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Seriously tiring close match on a warm day. Some great long games and points. Cheers David!"  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Johnson bt Shaun Slight (May 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tight first set. Shaun is very sporting and I wish him well in France. The courts remain a travesty in Beacon Park." Paul
Reveal CommentDavid Rule bt Shaun Slight (May 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought and tiring match in the warm sunshine. Thanks Shaun"  -- David
Reveal CommentPaul Johnson bt Oliver Spillett (May 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very sporting opponent. Match played in good spirit. Court terrible!"  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Nick stormed his way to the top of Group 2 with an outstanding 100% win record from all of his matches in his comeback round. Some superior scheduling also earned him his bonus points! Second place was a tighter affair as there was only one point separating both Julie and James who were both also returning to the league this round. They played in an epic three set match in which Julie managed to just clinch the win 7-5 in the third set and that was the extra point that gave her the runner up place. Well done!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick Richards 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Julie Graddon [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. James Palmer [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Shaun Graham [W1, L2] 3
  5. Hywel Davies [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulie Graddon bt Hywel Davies (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, plenty of lovely rallies. Good quality level court at Burntwood Leisure Centre (no bumps or dips)."  -- Julie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJulie Graddon bt Shaun Graham (Jun 16) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis, very enjoyable. Lots of close games."  -- Julie
Nick Richards bt Hywel Davies (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJulie Graddon bt James Palmer (Jun 6) 6-1, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Rollercoaster of a match!! Some great rallies. Cheers Julie!"  -- James
Reveal CommentNick Richards bt Julie Graddon (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks Julie. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJames Palmer bt Hywel Davies (May 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some fun rallies and some very close games! Cheers "  -- James
Reveal CommentShaun Graham bt Hywel Davies (May 23) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well looks like I’m going POPWORLD tonight !!!! Great match played a with good sprit Hywel played like a man on a mission which made the game fun and difficult for me to play thanks for the game Hywel "  -- Shaun
Reveal CommentNick Richards bt James Palmer (May 22) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions in the wind. Good game! Cheers James "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick Richards bt Shaun Graham (May 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played in great spirit. Cheers Shaun "  -- Nick

Results

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