Friendly, competitive tennis on Liverpool'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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The cafe at Sefton Park
The cafe at Sefton Park

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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Liverpool Tennis Centre

Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, Liverpool, L15 4LE Tel: 0151 2335433 full venue details »

Sefton Park

Liverpool, L17 1AP Tel: full venue details »

Princes Park

Ullet Road, Liverpool, L8 3SB Tel: full venue details »

The Vagabonds Tennis and Social Club

Queens Drive, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, L13 0AG Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Liverpool Cricket Club - Tennis Section

Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L19 3QF Tel: 0151 427 2930 full venue details »

Mossley Hill Athletic Club - Tennis

Mossley Hill Athletic Club, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 8BX Tel: full venue details »

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"Being in the league has definitely improved my game. When I started, I was just a base line player. I never felt comfortable near the net but the Local Tennis League really does give you a great opportunity to play against players of all different styles."

Tony Puddifer

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Collapse AllLiverpool Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 10 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Slade 6.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ruben de Antonio Liedo [W2, L1, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Emma Rainbird [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Petalas [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Scott Wright [W1] 2
  6. Liam Keelan 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Leon Looney [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Danny Elder 7.2
  9. Freddy Champion 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Rob Slade (Jan 4) 5-7, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The first set was a warm up for Michael 😂"  -- Rob
  • "Michael is back to his best tennis again I think, but we did play another short friendly set which I won 4-1, so I’m not writing myself off yet 😂" -- Rob
Reveal CommentRuben de Antonio Liedo bt Emma Rainbird (Jan 3) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It is always very pleasant to play with someone that has got such a good technique as Emma. She has an offensive style and is very brave, serving with almost no difference between 1st and 2nd serves, and attacking all the time despite making unforced errors on key points, but that is the best way to improve and to acquire more consistency... which this is all about. I played at my best level and won this match thanks to my countless slices and conservative game, specially on 1st and 3rd sets "  -- Ruben
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Ruben de Antonio Liedo (Jan 1) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match. Ruben played some excellent tennis is the first set, attacking play, spraying lethal fh and bh slices all over the court and inch perfect lobs and passing shots when I came to the net. Next two sets I played deeper attacking shots of my own and played mainly at the net. Over 3 hours intense play and, nearly 20 miles running and a heart beat high of 156. That’s what it takes to best Ruben."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentLiam Keelan bt Rob Slade (Dec 30) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Rob, very tight throughout and could have gone either way. Los of deuces during these games as well. Struggling to walk after this one! "  -- Liam
Ruben de Antonio Liedo v Michael Petalas (Dec 29) 1-6, 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentRuben de Antonio Liedo bt Leon Looney (Dec 26) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Match played at Eccleston Park, in pretty windy and wet conditions. The second set was a fantastic battle which I shouldn’t have won. Look forward to playing with you again "  -- Ruben
Reveal CommentEmma Rainbird bt Liam Keelan (Dec 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match and great player. Will be looking forward to the next match when the courts aren't as slippy."  -- Emma
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Leon Looney (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I played well and Leon not so well in the match, Leon missing a lot of ground shots especially on the backhand, but we played another set in which Leon played some awesome tennis, like he was a different person, good tennis all over the court and the result of that set could have gone either way (to me 7-5 in a tie break)"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentScott Wright bt Rob Slade (Dec 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I can accurately predict who is going to win a match in the warm up and I was right about this one. Before the match started I knew Scott had a massively better technique and consistency and the ability to hit deep powerful outright winners at will, especially on the backhand down the line. I wasn’t feeling well on the night, a bad cold and sore throat but at my best I doubt I would get more than 3 games in a set. The player to beat I think. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentRob Slade bt Emma Rainbird (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Big welcome to the first woman in Group 1! It was an good match, lots of deuces and rallies. From Emma’s technique and play in the warm up I thought she would be too strong for me, and I think I only won the match by making less mistakes (aka dogged defensive play). She certainly has very good technique and shots and good court coverage/movement. In the fifth deuce in my second service game I was thinking I would do well to last the first set. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentEmma Rainbird bt Leon Looney (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some intense points! Looking forward to playing one another again. "  -- Emma

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Hardy [W2] 4
  2. Neil Murphy [W1, L1] 2
  3. Gene Terry [L1]
  4. Ros Rice [L1]
  5. Denis O'Neill
  6. James Maloney
  7. Joseph Aslan
  8. Philip Bowers

Match Results:

Neil Murphy bt Ros Rice (Dec 24) 7-5, 6-2
Peter Hardy bt Neil Murphy (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-3
Peter Hardy bt Gene Terry (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Aidan Foo [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alistair Corbelli [W1, L1] 3
  3. James Matheson [W1] 2
  4. Oliver Crosby [L1] 1
  5. Daniel Rajan [L1]
  6. John Evans [L1]
  7. Alex Kadilinas [L1]
  8. Barry Hutton
  9. Chris Rose

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAidan Foo bt Alex Kadilinas (Jan 3) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game! And nice weather"  -- Aidan
Aidan Foo bt Daniel Rajan (Jan 1) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Matheson bt Alistair Corbelli (Dec 27) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game in high wind and low sun with some great rallies that tested the stamina."  -- James
Reveal CommentAlistair Corbelli bt John Evans (Dec 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, score didn’t reflect the game. Well played John, hope to play you again in the future! All the best. "  -- Alistair
Reveal CommentAidan Foo bt Oliver Crosby (Dec 15) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Sefton park epic. One for the ages. "  -- Aidan

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephanie Carter [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patrick Conroy [W2] 4
  3. Max Savage [W1, L1] 2
  4. Felix Roe [W1] 2
  5. Maike Potschulat [L2]
  6. Benjamin Wong [L2]
  7. Connor Dunn
  8. Deepak Keshari
  9. Mary Leaker

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephanie Carter bt Maike Potschulat (Dec 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the match today. Had some dry weather at last! Good luck Maike in your next match."  -- Stephanie
Reveal CommentPatrick Conroy bt Maike Potschulat (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Maike, with some really good rallies especially in the 2nd set. Maike has a really good serve that came to life in the second set with quite a few aces. There were quite a few deuces in the match indicating it was close. Nice sociable chat with Maike too. Looking forward to playing again. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentStephanie Carter bt Max Savage (Dec 20) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match today with Max. Hope to play again soon! "  -- Stephanie
  • "Cheers for the game Steph! Really enjoyed it. Hoping to get you back soon!!" -- Max
Reveal CommentFelix Roe bt Stephanie Carter (Dec 17) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match"  -- Felix
Max Savage bt Benjamin Wong (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPatrick Conroy bt Benjamin Wong (Dec 11) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with lots of decent rallies. The second set score reflects how close the match was, with Ben building a decent lead in the second set and I had work really hard to stay in the set. Looking forward to playing Ben again in the future. Good luck in the rest of this round"  -- Patrick


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

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)