Friendly, competitive tennis on Margate & Ramsgate'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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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

Margate Lawn Tennis Club

Tivoli Park Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 5TH Tel: full venue details »

Spencer Square Tennis Courts

Spencer Square, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9LD Tel: 07834316601 full venue details »

Other Venues

Hartsdown Park

Margate, Kent, CT9 5QY Tel: full venue details »

St Mildred's Bay, Westgate-on-Sea

Beach Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8AD Tel: full venue details »

Thanet Bowls Club & Tennis Courts

Montefiore Avenue, Ramsgate, CT11 8BD Tel: 01843 594804 full venue details »

The Palm Bay Cafe and Games Centre

Palm Bay Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 3DH Tel: 01843298995 full venue details »

Warre Recreaton Ground

Newington Road, Ramsgate, CT11 0SD Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllMargate & Ramsgate Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 27 April 2017 to Wednesday 21 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 May 2017)

A small but strong round for the fledgling Margate and Ramsgate League - many thanks everyone for getting involved! We'd love to see the league grow so if you can please do help us spread the word!

Group Summary:

Round of applause for Jonathan, who takes the prize with 3 wins, and bonus points to boot. Special mentions to bronze medallist Dylan, who gave Jonathan a run for his money in their tight 2 setter, and to Adam who claims silver with 2 wins. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Dearth 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adam Wilton 8.2 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Dylan Strain 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Matthew Rosier [W1, L2] 2
  5. Brian Taylor 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Adam Wilton bt Brian Taylor (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Wilton bt Matthew Rosier (Jun 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time we played each other, nice game. Adam back from injury andMathew back playing after 14 years out. So curate's egg of a match! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentMatthew Rosier bt Brian Taylor (May 31) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some consistent first serving from Brian who also played some good spin shots. Luckily my first serve came in during the second set and i was able to take advantage of the 42 year age gap!!!!! Some good analyses of Man Utd past, present and future during the breaks!"  -- Matthew

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJonathan Dearth bt Dylan Strain (May 24) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A game a 4 parts Dylan rushed to a 3-0 playing strong tennis. I was thinking get a game just to save embarrassment. I won the next 4 as Dylan's game fell apart and errors came in. I went on to take the first set. In the second, Dylan's game, sadly, was not working still and I got to 5-1. Then Dylan found his form again. 5-2 . In the next 2 games I had about 5 match points but failed to convert them. It went to 6-5 to Dylan and it felt like he was going to take the set. I managed to win a game and get it to a tie-break. And went on to win 7-2. I was glad it was over. "  -- Jonathan
Dylan Strain bt Brian Taylor (May 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJonathan Dearth bt Brian Taylor (May 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Brian again. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Dearth bt Matthew Rosier (May 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasing in. Matthew is naturally athletic rather than a regular tennis player and got better throughout the match. His serve was very strong but inconsistent. His shots were full of back spin and was a real challenge. He took a 4-3 lead in the second set as the light faded. So I was delighted to come through in the end to win. Very enjoyable."  -- Jonathan


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

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)