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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:

  • 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

Richardson Dees Park

North Road, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 8RH
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Crawford Park

Seatonville Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 9TR
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Souter Park

Marine Avenue, Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear, NE25 8AZ
Tel: 0191 643 7445
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Other Venues


Churchill Community College, Churchill Street, Wallsend, NE28 7TN
Tel: 07969863910
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Club Venues

Beverley Park Lawn Tennis Club

Beverley Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 8JH
Tel: 07883694140
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"Brilliant! Met some great people who I continue to practice with. The league is a great way of getting back into tennis (I hadn't played for about 15 years)! Especially given the membership prices of some of the clubs! Looking forward to moving up a league which I know will be harder but it can only improve my game. Many thanks!", Keith Wood

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Collapse AllNorth Tyneside Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 18 June 2020 to Wednesday 12 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Scrafton [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kishan Patel [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matthew Davis 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joel Allen [W2] 4
  5. Antony Cairns [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rob Jones [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lee Breheny 9.2

Match Results:

Joel Allen bt Rob Jones (Jul 11) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMichael Scrafton bt Kishan Patel (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match in the North Tyneside Local Tennis League on a beautiful evening for a game of tennis. First set both players started off slowly and the standard of the match got better the longer it went on. I manage to break early in the first set and held my serve well to seal the set. However, second set Kishan started to get into the match and his forehand with brilliant disguise was causing me problems, especially when moving into the net. Final game I manage to serve well to seal the set and the match. A good game and look forward to playing Kishan again, well played!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentKishan Patel bt Antony Cairns (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Antony and I played on a cool July evening, dry and with no sun in the eyes so it did make for a good time for tennis. I enjoyed playing with Antony, and the play didn't quite match the scoreline! Great person to meet and looking forward to another match in the future."  -- Kishan
  • ''Really enjoyable match after mutually postponing the day before (due to the weather) . Perfect tennis weather. Great match Kishan, powerful returns low over the net and sending me the wrong way on numerous occasions. Although, I did manage a deuce in one game. All the best for the rest of the league and really hope to play you again sometime!'' -- Antony
Reveal CommentMichael Scrafton bt Rob Jones (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match between myself and Rob and I am really impressed how well he was hitting the ball for only playing the last 4 weeks after a long period away from the game. At the start the serve let both players down but towards the end of the first set there was some nice points. The scoreline should have been closer as I won some crucial points when it went to deuce. Well played rob lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you playing some more tennis at Beverley Park Lawn Tennis Club!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMatthew Davis bt Antony Cairns (Jun 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Terrible wind made conditions very difficult to play in though Antony and I gave it our best shot! There was some nice rallies and some inconsistent serving due to the wind! Overall a good match with Antony a bit unlucky not to record a couple more games! Good luck with the rest of your matches.....hopefully there not played in as windy conditions as these! "  -- Matthew
  • '' Great match with Matt, with us both having to contend with windy conditions. Matts powerful serves and accurate returns were too much for me on this Monday afternoon at Wallsend Park. Good luck for the rest of your games Matt and great to have you in the North Tyneside league.'' -- Anthony
Reveal CommentKishan Patel bt Rob Jones (Jun 25) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Rob and I played a great match on what was a scorching hot day, it's not very often you play in 24C sunshine in the North East! Our match was very even to start with, 4-3 in the first set, followed by a break, and then a hold meant I managed to win a tight first set. The second set had a few fantastic rallies in which we were both running around, covering larges amounts of the court! I look forward to playing Rob again, a good addition to the league."  -- Kishan
Joel Allen bt Matthew Davis (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Davis bt Rob Jones (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good hit with Rob In reasonably good conditions too! First set went with Serve until at 4-3 I managed a break thanks to a couple of double faults from Rob! I then managed to close the set out in my next game. Second set I got to a good start getting a double break, Rob managed to pull one back but I broke again to seal the victory 6-2. Overall very competitive match with both of us going for our shots! Thanks for the hit Rob and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMichael Scrafton bt Antony Cairns (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely evening at Beverley Park Lawn Tennis Club and a really fun match to start the round off. There was some nice points, especially in the second set. I look forward to seeing Antony and the rest of his family playing at the club in the near future. Good luck in the rest of your matches, it's great to see players like Antony joining the league to gain experience and have fun in match situations."  -- Michael
  • "Great match Michael. Although I was well and truly outplayed it was a pleasurable game. Thanks again and good luck in the rest of your matches." -- Antony

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Pound [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Donovan [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Craig Taylor [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matthew Turnbull [W2] 4
  5. Derek Place [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cait Cairns [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Pound bt Craig Taylor (Jul 8) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a home match for both Craig and I at Beverley park on a very pleasant Wednesday afternoon. The first set went back and forth until I was able to seize the advantage at 3-3 to take the set 6-3 with a couple of aces in the last game. Craig made me work hard in the second set with some very awkward slice shots and almost every lob hitting the baseline. Luckily I was able to break at 5-5 and serve out the set to win 7-5! Great match! "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Cait Cairns (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunately, the rain had stopped by the time we started, but there was still a tricky wind to contend with. At one point a drop shot bounced on one side of the net before a strong gust carried the ball back over the other side! Some exciting points and long rallies and a good number of deuce games. Cait grew stronger as the game went on - serving more consistently and hitting the ball much deeper. A good game and a lot of fun. Cheers."  -- Craig
  • ''A really enjoyable match with Craig - plenty of exciting points and a great run around on a Friday afternoon.'' -- Cait
Reveal CommentSimon Pound bt Derek Place (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to meet Derek and found out we both worked at the same place. Slightly sloppy court but a very friendly game of tennis. Good luck in your last match!"  -- Simon
  • ''Great game thank Simon, I had hoped to be a bit more of a challenge for you! Those big serves and power forehands saw me off. Enjoy the rest of the league and hopefully play you again.'' -- Derek
Reveal CommentSimon Pound bt Sam Donovan (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on a slightly windy Tuesday afternoon. I found my service rhythm early and was able to offer some good returns to take the set 6-0. The 2nd set was more lively with 4 breaks in first six games. Sam had a chance to take the set to 4-2 but I was able to hold my nerve at 40-15 down to break and gain some momentum, eventually taking the set 6-3. Thanks for the match!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentDerek Place bt Cait Cairns (Jun 29) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game for myself and Derek with lots of excitement especially in the tiebreak (both struggling to remember what we should do next!). As predicted we were well matched in our ability but Derek held his nerve at the end to power some nifty serves which finished me off 😄"  -- Cait
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Derek Place (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After the glorious weather of recent weeks, it was a little disappointing to find 40 mile an hour diagonal cross court winds waiting for us at Beverley Park. Certainly not ideal tennis conditions - others came, tried and gave up - but we persevered and had a good laugh. Some unusual and unconventional points amidst a lot of over and under hitting in an attempt to compensate for the wind. In view that this was only Derek's second competitive outing he played pretty well, especially in such testing conditions. A number of served aces and a few deft drop shots promise well for the future, but as Derek said himself- I can usually get to the ball and I know in my mind what I want to do it's just what happens next isn't usually what I meant."
  • '' Excellent match and your court knowledge had me guessing a lot, some great shots and rallies not to mention wind assisted hits and misses. Good luck for the next few games and let me know if you need a hitting partner. ''' -- Derek
Reveal CommentMatthew Turnbull bt Sam Donovan (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An unbelievable match. Didn't think it would be getting finished in the one night. Serving wasn't an advantage with many games being broken. A high quality game and Matt deserved the win. Good luck for the rest of the competition. "  -- Sam
  • ''Great game! Enjoyed it greatly. Sam played some incredible shots which had me scrambling around the court. Good luck Sam for the rest of the league.'' -- Matt
Reveal CommentSam Donovan bt Cait Cairns (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great in lovely sunshine. The score doesn't reflect that many games went to deuce. I was lucky with a few net cords and bounces. Well plated Cait! Good luck for the rest of the competition. "  -- Sam
  • "A great match - really enjoyed it" -- Cait
Reveal CommentMatthew Turnbull bt Derek Place (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well and truly battered by Matt ! Great game in the sunshine. Cheers Matt"  -- Derek
  • "Great game with Derek. Really enjoyed it and we played some extra tennis after! Goodluck with the rest of the league!" -- Matthew
Reveal CommentSam Donovan bt Craig Taylor (Jun 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game to get back into the swing of things. Very evenly contested and could have gone wither way. A downpour in the second set may have spoilt some of the quality but we pushed through to get the game finished. Good luck for the rest of the competition Craig."  -- Sam

Current Rankings:

  1. James Addy [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jack Smith [W2] 4
  3. Peter McCue 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alexandra Cihlar 9.2 [L2]
  5. Carrie Grant [L1]
  6. Dave Cairns [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Addy bt Carrie Grant (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a match. The first set was over quite quickly, maybe as I'd had chance for a big warm up. The second set was much more competitive though with the second game going to 5 or 6 deuce's before fortunately going my way. A few other rallies at the net also fell in my favour and I was able to see the game out. Thanks for meeting up and good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- James
Reveal CommentPeter McCue bt James Addy (Jul 8) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of an epic match spread over two days - the first set was close with Peter building a lead and James coming back but just managed to edge it 6-4 - at that stage and as I was feeling unwell James very kindly agreed to suspend the match and complete at a later date - reconvened on 8th July and James raced to a 5-0 lead playing very well and retrieiving absolutely everything - Peter won 3 games but James deservedly closed out the set 6-3 . The final set opened wiih an epic game which must have lasted about 15 minutes with numerous deuces - I was lucky enough to win that one and build something of a lead but the match was always very close and fluctuating and could esily have gone either way and I was pleased - and a bit lucky - to win!!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJames Addy bt Dave Cairns (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't quite reflect the match as 3 or 4 games went to deuce and could have gone either way. A number of fortunate shots by myself in the first set also tipped the balance. There were a few good rallies in the second set and a lovely drop shot from Dave which I could get nowhere near. In the end, my ability to get around the very wet court probably made the difference. Thanks for the game Dave, good luck with the rest of the league."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Addy bt Alexandra Cihlar (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As rain clouds loomed overhead, Alex served the first point with a few drops sprinkling down. Fortunately, after the first couple of points the clouds parted and we were able to play the game in peace. The first set was short which I will put down to my serve practice before Alex arrived and a few lucky miss-hits. The second set was much more competitive however with a few nice rallies and Alex broke my serve at 3-0 down with some nice shots. Fortunately I recovered from another break point later in the set and saw the game out. A nice way to start the day. Thanks for the game and good luck for the next few matches."  -- James
Jack Smith bt Peter McCue (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJack Smith bt Alexandra Cihlar (Jun 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Lots of fun. Unfortunately no points, but at least I made him run from time to time. "  -- Alexandra
  • "Sunday morning game between Alex and Jack was both player's first games in this Newcastle league and was thoroughly enjoyable. Some great rallies and clever shots, it was great to get this round underway! Thanks Alex, look forward to playing again!" -- Jack


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for North Tyneside.

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) 

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