Friendly, competitive tennis on Meadows, Edinburgh's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues 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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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 53 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Pedrog Ichikawa-Bryant 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. Iain MacRae [L1]
  3. Adam Etinson 10.1
  4. Benjamin Soh
  5. Callum Macdonald 8.1
  6. Colin Black

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPedrog Ichikawa-Bryant bt Iain MacRae (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Iain, closer than the score line says - I worked very hard to not give anything away and there were several times you could have taken a game or two. Really nice to play during the day outdoors for a change without the need for lights! Lucky with the weather too - not that windy and light without being too bright."  -- Pedrog

Current Rankings:

  1. Keith Michell [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Neil Duff [W2] 4
  3. David Hay [L1] 1
  4. Mo Mirza [L1] 1
  5. Colin Gill 8.1 [L1]
  6. Robert Marshall

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKeith Michell bt Mo Mirza (Jan 19) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in good conditions especially considering the time of year. Mo dominated in the first set and I began the second lacking confidence and expecting defeat. A fortunate shot clipping the line eventually won me the set. The third was very close and I was relieved and rather surprised to win it. The match was exciting and with Mo frequently coming to the net the were some fun rallies. A most enjoyable match."  -- Keith
Reveal CommentNeil Duff bt David Hay (Jan 18) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to enjoy some sunny tennis in January! Although as it turned out the low level sunshine and wind actually made for some challenging service conditions. I really enjoyed our match, and felt it was very close and evenly matched. The third set could have gone either way with a few points here and there. Thanks again David."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentKeith Michell bt Colin Gill (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Once we had poured boiling water onto parts of the court, to melt the frost, the match got underway. Colin made a strong start and quickly had a 3 game lead. I was then rather surprised that I started winning games and won the set 6-3. Colin didn't manage to get back to his previous form in the second set. This only returned when the match was over and we played an extra set. Now he was playing his best tennis, hitting some very nice shots and took the set 6-1."  -- Keith
Reveal CommentNeil Duff bt Keith Michell (Jan 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had the good fortune of nice weather conditions after what has been a rather stormy week in Edinburgh. It was a pleasure to play against you Keith, and it was a close match. Many thanks once again."  -- Neil

Current Rankings:

  1. Gytis Balynas [W1] 2
  2. Lutz Eckart 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. David Cullen [L1]
  4. Sivaraj Saxena 8.2 [L1]
  5. Keith Martin
  6. Paulius Gudenas

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGytis Balynas bt Sivaraj Saxena (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable first match against good opponent. Thanks, Sivaraj, for good match."  -- Gytis
Reveal CommentLutz Eckart bt David Cullen (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very pleasant and enjoyable match of tennis. Plenty of sunshine, decent temperatures and no wind made for conditions as good as it possibly can be in January in Scotland. David and I play on a very similar level, so the games were tight with some longer baseline exchanges as well as some action at the net. I am happy and lucky to have been able to win this rematch from round 52. Besides the tennis I also enjoyed the conversations we had during the changeovers, in between the sets and after the match - somehow we even managed to mention Winston Churchill at one point. I am looking forward to a continuation. "  -- Lutz

Current Rankings:

  1. Eve Boyle 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Ruth Sutherland 9.2 [L1]
  3. Deborah Gilliland
  4. Graeme White
  5. Helen McMahon 9.1
  6. Pierce Glennie

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEve Boyle bt Ruth Sutherland (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brr! It didn't appear to be at all windy until we got within 100 metres of the courts, where it suddenly turned cold and gusty, but that's what we all love about The Meadows! There has never been very much in it when Ruth and I play, so I was fortunate to get a head start in the first set. The second was very different, Ruth racing to a 3-0 lead before I clawed my way back. An appreciative crowd (two morning drinkers and their three-and-a-half-legged dog), cheering us on from the park bench, just added to the competitive atmosphere. Thanks for playing at short notice, Ruth - it's good to get this group started."  -- Eve

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 7 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 August 2019)

We hope others can follow your example and join our next doubles round - a few more teams would really add to the excitement. Well done for playing the vast majority of the available matches and here is to getting back on court soon.

Group Summary:

A little too straightforward for Liam & Jamie who make it back to back group wins thanks to four pretty straight forward wins. Congratulations to them not only for the strong tennis, but for getting all their matches played. David & Philipp were the strongest of the chasing pack and earn the silver. No commentaries to add more colour to the proceedings but we hope the matches were fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Liam Craig & Jamie Irving [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. David Hay & Philipp Edelmann [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Laura Wallace & Will Henderson [W1, L2] 2
  4. Josef Svoboda & Adela Motyckova [L2] 1
  5. Christiane Fischer- Smith & David Cullen [L2]

Match Results:

Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Josef Svoboda & Adela Motyckova (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0
David Hay & Philipp Edelmann bt Laura Wallace & Will Henderson (Sep 8) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Laura Wallace & Will Henderson (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Laura Wallace & Will Henderson bt Josef Svoboda & Adela Motyckova (Sep 1) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
David Hay & Philipp Edelmann bt Christiane Fischer- Smith & David Cullen (Aug 21) 6-0, 6-0
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt Christiane Fischer- Smith & David Cullen (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-0
Liam Craig & Jamie Irving bt David Hay & Philipp Edelmann (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2

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)