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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:

  • 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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Primary Venues

Other Venues

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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"Thank you also for organising these leagues which I joined in the summer.It is a great way to play league tennis all year round,"

David Cullen

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Collapse AllMeadows, Edinburgh Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 28 February 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antoni Prats Cervero [W1] 2
  3. Tom Johnston 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Adam Leel 7.2 [L1] 1
  5. Garry Porteous 9.1 [L1]
  6. Pierre Henry 10.1 [L1]
  7. Iain MacRae

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Adam Leel (Mar 17) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic clash with Adam. Ran out of time at Craiglockhart so had to finish the match at the Meadows. Can’t even count the see-saws in momentum. Looking forward to the next match against Adam"  -- Adam
Adam Etinson bt Garry Porteous (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-2
Antoni Prats Cervero bt Pierre Henry (Mar 9) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Johnston bt Adam Etinson (Mar 1) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another great battle with Adam (these are becoming a bit of a regular thing). Great quality match and really tight - could have gone either way. "  -- Tom

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Simmonds 9.1 [W2, L1] 5
  2. Guillaume De Cremoux 8.1 [W1] 2
  3. David Wood 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Corbin Chaplin 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Stuart Shaw [W1, L1] 2
  6. Sivaraj Saxena 9.1 [L2]
  7. Colin Gill 9.1
  8. Robert Marshall

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt David Wood (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening for tennis with little wind for a change. A fast start by David had me hanging on but then a loose service game helped me to get back in to the set and I started to play better. I felt like the first set was on David’s racquet as he hit a lot of winners but also unfortunately a few too many errors. The second set I played pretty well and didn’t really make any mistakes which perhaps made David go for too much on occasion. Overall a pretty good standard from both of us! And a pleasure to play someone who plays tennis ‘properly’ - goes for his shots and doesn’t play passively from the baseline. Thanks David and look forward to the next one. "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Simmonds bt Corbin Chaplin (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A windy day at the Meadows which seems to be the norm now. I probably settled more quickly but Corbin found his range in the second set which was close with lots of good play from both of us. Enjoyable match and look forward to playing again!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentGuillaume De Cremoux bt Sivaraj Saxena (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "4degC and strong wind. so difficult to enjoy for Sira and me. At 4/4 in the first set, the net helped me a few times to win the two decisive games and then I was more relaxed in the second set. Hope we all get better weather soon!"  -- Guillaume
Reveal CommentStuart Shaw bt Lee Simmonds (Mar 13) 3-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Gritty match, pleased to sneak it, thanks Lee"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentCorbin Chaplin bt Sivaraj Saxena (Mar 9) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A sunny but gusty day for tennis. We had a very close first set with both of us breaking each other’s service games and ultimately went to tie break which I managed to sneak away with. Siviraj started the second set strong, winning the first 3 games and I soon found myself down 5-2. At this point I found some willpower and focus and began to work my way back into the game. After a number of deuce games and hard fought points, I found myself stealing the second set as well. Somewhere between my double faults and the gusts of wind we enjoyed some great rallies - Great game Siviraj!"  -- Corbin
Reveal CommentDavid Wood bt Stuart Shaw (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Mix of winners and terrible shots from me tonight with reasonable serving throughout holding it together - good first match. A first in the league for me this evening in the leagues - playing a fellow town planner."  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan McConnach 8.1 [W2] 4
  2. Drew Baxter [W1, L1] 2
  3. Jorge Viton [L1]
  4. Breck MacGregor 9.2 [L1]
  5. Gregorio Martínez
  6. John Heaney 9.1
  7. Jonathan Ritchie 8.2
  8. Michael Grieve 9.2

Match Results:

Drew Baxter bt Jorge Viton (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Drew Baxter (Mar 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cold and windy morning at the Meadows but Drew and I still had a good match. Lot of good rallies. If it wasn't for my 15 lobs that somehow came off, may have been a different game!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan McConnach bt Breck MacGregor (Mar 2) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Some great rallies. I was happy to win a tight 2nd set as Breck was just finding his groove and I didn't fancy my chances in a 3rd set. Thanks for tha game."  -- Alan

Current Rankings:

  1. Gytis Balynas [W1, L1] 3
  2. Joe Wood [W1, L1] 3
  3. David Cullen [W1, L1] 3
  4. Charlie Egan
  5. Christiane Fischer- Smith
  6. Roberta Bergero 10.1
  7. Ronan Mulry

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Cullen bt Joe Wood (Mar 14) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Very welled played Joe in a very close match. Some very good rallies in windy conditions. A pleasure to meet you and play with you in the league this month. David"  -- David
Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt David Cullen (Mar 13) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Points ant games were close. We had to finish our match because we ran out of time the first time we play. The weather conditions were okay, maybe a little too windy for our last set. But I had a great time playing against David."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentJoe Wood bt Gytis Balynas (Mar 6) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in the rain but was good fun. Close in the end. Cheers Gytis"  -- Joe

Current Rankings:

  1. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Eoin O Sullivan [W1] 2
  3. Bob Duguid 9.1 [L1] 1
  4. Helen McMahon 9.1
  5. Keith Martin
  6. Liam Kemp
  7. Linda Watson 9.1
  8. Paulius Gudenas

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRuth Sutherland bt Bob Duguid (Mar 4) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I thought it was all over when Bob beat me so convincingly in the first set, but I managed to find my game and I was really pleased to get the win. The second and third sets were closer than the score suggests, it was a very enjoyable, close and competitive match. A pleasure to see you again, Bob, and I am looking forward to our next match. Good luck with the rest of your league matches."  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentEoin O Sullivan bt Ruth Sutherland (Mar 3) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "With the Meadows Marathon taking place around us, Ruth and I faced our own epic challenge. Over 2 and a half hours of play, two tie-break sets, 38 games, and innumerable deuces! Thanks Ruth for a great first match - it was competitive and enjoyable, and could have gone either way in the end (my lucky day!). It was a lovely sunny day and occasional strong gusts made play interesting. A pleasure to play you again Ruth!"  -- Eoin

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)