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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 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 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

Liverpool Tennis Centre

Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, Liverpool, L15 4LE
Tel: 0151 2335433
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Princes Park

Ullet Road, Liverpool, L8 3SB
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Club Venues

Mossley Hill Athletic Club - Tennis

Mossley Hill Athletic Club, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 8BX
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 "Thank for organising the league-  it's been fantastic!!! Excited to get into the next round,"

Eleanor Ehlen

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Collapse AllLiverpool Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 30 November 2017 to Wednesday 7 February 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 January 2018)

Another excellent round in Liverpool Tennis League and it's great to see the quality of tennis going from strength to strength! Both groups were keenly contested with lots of competitive matches, and it was good to have 2 groups again in the Winter season. Over two thirds of the matches were played which is a great effort, so we're already looking forward to Round 9!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Michael for making a successful return to Liverpool Tennis League by claiming the Group 1 crown in impressive style, winning all 6 matches and picking up the bonus points for scheduling too. Danny finished just 3 points behind with 4 match wins and he gave Michael a run for his money in their head to head, taking it to 3 sets and earning the accolade from Michael that "Danny is a pain in the best sense of the word" for running everything down! There were close matches too between Michael & Rob and Danny & Xabier. Well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Petalas [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Danny Gallagher 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Xabier Garmendia 9.2 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Rob Slade 6.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Peter Baxter 10.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Steven Segerberg 10.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Simon Grady [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentXabier Garmendia bt Steven Segerberg (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Steve. Some really good rallies on the match."  -- Xabier
Reveal CommentXabier Garmendia bt Peter Baxter (Feb 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play with Pete!"  -- Xabier
Reveal CommentPeter Baxter bt Steven Segerberg (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing with Steve - a good competitor and a nice guy. Hope to have another hit with him soon."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Rob Slade (Jan 26) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was good beating the champ but it wasn’t easy. Rob has an excellent feel of the ball, he gets almost every one back and is menacing when he approaches the net. He is a tough guy to beat but a pleasure to hit with. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentDanny Gallagher bt Xabier Garmendia (Jan 23) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "3 wins out of 3 against Xabier, which was satisfying, given the circumstances. Firstly, I forgot my water and considering it was a 3 set match, i really needed water. Ha. You end up feeling weak and sweating a lot, because your too hot and dehydrated. Secondly, we played with my opponents Tennis balls, which had no pressure left in them and it was like playing Tennis with a soft rubber ball. Ha. My opponent got rattled, when 3 or 4 shots didn’t go his way, when I called them out, but he thought they were in. Though, he got 3 or 4 dead net cords, which makes it all even. I even tried to let a rally carry on, even though I knew his shot was out, because I wanted it to be a respectful match. Entertaining stuff."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentDanny Gallagher bt Rob Slade (Jan 8) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good win against a seasoned veteran with a high rating. I was ahead from start to finish. Bring on Federer. Ha"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Peter Baxter (Jan 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I truly enjoyed playing Peter. It’s the first time we’ve played. We had some great exchanges. Peter’s got great technique and real sportsmanship. This is what’s great about the league."  -- Michael

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Danny Gallagher (Dec 22) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The score says it all really. Danny is a pain in the best sense of the word. He chases the ball relentlessly, he is just as happy to stay on the baseline as he is to attack. I managed to debase his game on the last two of the third set! Someone must’ve been smiling at me from above. "  -- Michael
Xabier Garmendia bt Rob Slade (Dec 21) 6-3, 6-4
Rob Slade bt Steven Segerberg (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-2
Michael Petalas bt Xabier Garmendia (Dec 19) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Simon Grady (Dec 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed pkaying Simon, he’s got a great all round Tennis game I was lucky that he’d not got that much practice recently. His more aggressive game in the second set saw me on the back foot and worried but managed to do enough in the end. Thanks for a great game Simon."  -- Michael
Rob Slade bt Peter Baxter (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-0
Danny Gallagher bt Steven Segerberg (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-1
Danny Gallagher bt Peter Baxter (Dec 7) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael Petalas bt Steven Segerberg (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and hit with Steven. We kept playing after the match and Steven kept hitting better and better - I was glad to get the win early on! "  -- Michael

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Edward for coming top of Group 2 at his first attempt, to earn promotion back to Group 1 next time, winning all 4 of his matches played. Roger was runner up on his league debut with 3 wins and picking up the midway bonus points too for good scheduling skills (as did Ernie). There were some close tussles in this group including Roger's wins over Astushi and Ernie, both of which went to tiebreaks in the first set, and Barbara played well to take a set off Roger in their match.

Final Rankings:

  1. Edward Mills 9.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Roger Colman [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Atsushi Uchida 10.1 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Barbara Colman 9.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Michael Williams 8.2 [W1] 2
  6. Ernie Traynor [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Eleanor Ehlen 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Barbara Colman (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! Lots of deuce games with long rallies. Barbara is a good baseline player with consistent ground shots and excellent running, and she hit some very good angled shots. "  -- Edward
Reveal CommentBarbara Colman bt Ernietraynor Traynor (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match against Ernie, think the surface suited my game a bit more than his, luckily for me. "  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Atsushi Uchida (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play Uchida again. He hit some good winners and his serve was very consistent. I'm often a slow starter but having just played Roger I had got into my rhythm so I managed to get off to a quick start and keep the momentum to the end."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Roger Colman (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I had a good match with Roger with some entertaining rallies. He was very good at the net and hit some excellent half volleys."  -- Edward
Atsushi Uchida bt Barbara Colman (Jan 6) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoger Colman bt Atsushi Uchida (Jan 2) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with really nice opponent. The weather was kind to us. "  -- Roger
Reveal CommentEdward Mills bt Ernietraynor Traynor (Dec 28) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet Ernie. It was a tight game on a testing surface, a damp astro court which was very fast. I struggled to get many balls back in the 1st set although the conditions made my serve seem better than it is. I managed to adjust more in the 2nd set although the match remained closer than the score suggests. Good luck in your remaining games Ernie"  -- Edward

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoger Colman bt Ernietraynor Traynor (Dec 27) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting Ernie and an enjoyable, close match."  -- Roger
Roger Colman bt Barbara Colman (Dec 22) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
Michael Williams bt Ernietraynor Traynor (Dec 18) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAtsushi Uchida bt Ernietraynor Traynor (Dec 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to meet Ernie. It was enjoyable and close match. It could have gone either way. I look forward to playing with him again."  -- Atsushi


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Liverpool archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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