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This is how it works:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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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Craiglockhart Tennis Centre

177 Collinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ
Tel: 0131 443 0101
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Victoria Park

Craighall Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4RG
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Leith Links Outdoor Tennis and Bowling Green

John's Place, Edinburgh, EH6
Tel: 07766774532
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Inverleith Park

Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Tel: 0131 529 5050
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St Margaret's Park

Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 7UQ
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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 48 | Thursday 29 November 2018 to Wednesday 6 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 January 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Johnston 8.1 [W2] 4
  2. Finlay McLean 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Doug Brown 8.1 [L1] 1
  5. Robin Soudjoukdjian [L1]
  6. Brian Mclaren 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Doug Brown (Dec 11) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Late night slugfest that seemingly went on forever. Really glad to come away with it. Thanks for the great game, Doug! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Adam Etinson (Dec 9) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Adam tonight. Very close battle of the serves, a tight first set tiebreak and just about finished the match before they switched the lights off. Look forward to the rematch!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Finlay McLean (Dec 8) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in windy and sunny conditions at Meadows. Looking forward to a rematch."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentFinlay McLean bt Robin Soudjoukdjian (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, looking forward to the next one"  -- Finlay

Current Rankings:

  1. Anderw Carnwath
  2. Callum Macdonald 8.2
  3. David Wood 8.2
  4. Frank Broderick 8.2
  5. Guillaume De Cremoux 8.1
  6. Louis Pernet

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Gill 9.1
  2. David Wilmot 8.1
  3. John Heaney 9.1
  4. Jonathan Ritchie 8.2
  5. Ronan Mulry
  6. Sivaraj Saxena 9.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Gytis Balynas [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Cullen [W2, L1] 4
  3. Paulius Gudenas [W1, L1] 3
  4. Helen McMahon 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Eoin O Sullivan [L3] 1
  7. Lauren Williams [L1]
  8. Charlie Egan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Paulius Gudenas (Dec 12) 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you, Paulius, for a super match, I really enjoyed it. It was close all the way, so I think it must have been my lucky day to get the win! Our match was fast and good fun, we even attracted some spectators! I wish you good luck in your next matches."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentPaulius Gudenas bt Helen McMahon (Dec 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very interesting and competitive match, which took place on nice Tuesday morning (weather conditions were just perfect). Result speaks only half the truth, since lots of points were earned after deuces and impressive rallies. Enjoyed every moment. Thank you Helen for a great match and I wish you best of luck in future matches."  -- Paulius
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt David Cullen (Dec 11) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very interesting match. Towards the end things got pretty competitive. Had a great time playing with David."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Lauren Williams (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match. Weather was great, although a bit slippery surface. But it improved during the match. Some points games were pretty close and more competitive than the final score shows. "  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Ruth Sutherland (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. A competitive first set with many tight games. A lovely day to play our match at the Meadows."  -- David
Reveal CommentHelen McMahon bt Eoin O Sullivan (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great early morning match with Eoin. Lots of close rallies. A little slippy under foot but not bad conditions for Edinburgh in December. Cheers Eoin "  -- Helen
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Eoin O Sullivan (Dec 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was fun match with perfect conditions for this time of the year. I believe we both had a great time, even though it was a short match."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Eoin O Sullivan (Dec 3) 6-2, 5-7, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match in tricky underfoot conditions. Ice on court. Both Eoin and I enjoyed the experience of playing our first competitive match in the month of December. Second set the best of the three. Eoin was a most gracious opponent. David"  -- David

Results

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

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 match tiebreak, 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)

Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Doubles - Round 6 | Thursday 22 March 2018 to Wednesday 30 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 April 2018)

Thanks for taking part in the first Meadows doubles round of 2018. It was great to see the majority of matches played as we know it can be difficult to find a time when four players are available, so all your efforts are appreciated. We'd love to see numbers grow in the summer round, so do spread the word if you can. Well done to the new group champions and we hope to see you again next time!

Group Summary:

An impressive debut for Liam & Jamie who topped the podium with a clean sweep of wins and bonus points under their belts. Louis & Jonathan also showed fine form to record a trio of victories and secure second place. A special mention to Fiona & Dom who made it onto court for all five of their matches - great stuff.

Final Rankings:

  1. Liam Craig & Jamie Irving [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Evelin Kurdi & Shingo Hiraki [W2] 4
  4. Fiona Ross & Dom G [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Wood & Stewart Watson [W1, L2] 2
  6. Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFiona Ross & Dom G bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (May 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Early on in the match, each team fought hard, with neither taking too great a risk, resulting in at least 5 deuces in each of the early games! From there on, everyone found their rhythm and relaxed into an enjoyable match. With a relaxed atmosphere, and furious gusts of wind, eventually Fiona and Dom took the lead, to clinch it!"  -- Dom
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt David Wood & Stewart Watson (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Wood & Stewart Watson bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 22) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, plagued by rain! To be continued..."  -- Dom
  • "Fun match with some good rallies and shotmaking featuring 4 members of Meadows City Tennis Club!" -- David
Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-0
Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls bt David Wood & Stewart Watson (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-4
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (Apr 14) 6-0, 6-0
Evelin Kurdi & Shingo Hiraki bt Lauren Williams & Rosie Pierce (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-1
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-0
Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 1) 6-0, 6-1
Evelin Kurdi & Shingo Hiraki bt Fiona Ross & Dom G (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-0
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Louis Pernet & Jonathan Nicholls (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Meadows, Edinburgh archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Meadows, Edinburgh.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Players' names, 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)