Friendly, competitive tennis on North Devon Singles'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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Want to Get Playing?

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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Primary Venues

Tarka Tennis

Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 2AS Tel: 01271 377701 full venue details »

Atlantic Racquet Centre

Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Estate, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3BE Tel: 07587 782 675 full venue details »

Club Venues

Ilfracombe Lawn Tennis Club

Bicclescombe Park Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8EU Tel: 07879 882 877 full venue details »
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Collapse AllNorth Devon Singles - Round 6 | Thursday 21 September 2017 to Sunday 17 December 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 November 2017)

It was great to welcome 4 new players to North Devon Tennis League this time round, and there were some excellent matches across the board, including tough 2 setters and a 3 set battle! Nearly two thirds of all possible matches were played and lots of midway bonus points were claimed, so thanks to you all for your engagement with the league and we hope to see you back next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Bruce for topping Group 1 on his debut, winning an impressive 7 matches in the process and finishing 2 points clear of runner up John Norman. John N had a strong round too, scheduling all 8 of his matches and winning 6, but he just came up short in a tough 2 setter against John Griffiths. The group's only 3 set match was between John N and Adam, but there was some good tennis all round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Bruce Lorimer 8.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Norman [W6, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Adam Bess [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  4. John Griffiths [W5, L1] 10
  5. Chrisopher Hatt [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ian Ripper [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Martin Farshid [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jamie MacDonald-Murray [L2]
  9. Trevor Blatchford [L2]

Match Results:

John Griffiths bt Martin Farshid (Dec 12) 6-3, 6-3
John Griffiths bt Chrisopher Hatt (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-0
Bruce Lorimer bt Trevor Blatchford (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-1
John Griffiths bt John Norman (Nov 29) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Adam Bess bt Ian Ripper (Nov 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentBruce Lorimer bt John Griffiths (Nov 21) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match that could have gone either way. John produced amazing forehand shots, serves and lobs. Really tense match but very enjoyable."  -- Bruce
John Norman bt Martin Farshid (Nov 15) 7-5, 6-2
Adam Bess bt Chrisopher Hatt (Nov 13) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Bess bt Martin Farshid (Nov 12) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set decided by a couple of v lucky net cords! (sorry about that - ab)"  -- Adam
John Griffiths bt Ian Ripper (Nov 9) 6-2, 6-0
Bruce Lorimer bt Martin Farshid (Nov 7) 6-1, 6-2
Bruce Lorimer bt Adam Bess (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Bruce Lorimer bt John Norman (Nov 1) 6-1, 6-2
Bruce Lorimer bt Ian Ripper (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0
John Norman bt Adam Bess (Oct 23) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
John Norman bt Trevor Blatchford (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-1
John Griffiths bt Adam Bess (Oct 13) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
John Norman bt Chrisopher Hatt (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-1
Adam Bess bt Jamie MacDonald-Murray (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-2
John Norman bt Ian Ripper (Sep 29) 6-0, 6-1
Bruce Lorimer bt Chrisopher Hatt (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-1
John Norman bt Jamie MacDonald-Murray (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-1


Looking for previous matches? Visit the North Devon Singles archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for North Devon Singles.

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)