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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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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 7 | Thursday 7 September 2017 to Wednesday 1 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 October 2017)

It was great to have two groups again in this round of North Tyneside Tennis League, and you nearly managed to complete half of the possible matches, which is a good effort considering the round coincided with rather inclement weather and the remnants of two hurricanes! Don't forget there are bonus points to be won for scheduling 3 matches before the midway point, so that's something to aim for next time!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Paul for retaining his Group 1 crown in convincing style by combining good match play with scheduling skills to earn 10 points, 4 points clear of runner up Imran. Imran had a solid round too though, his best win being a tough 2 set match against Stuart on a very windy day which was decided by 2 tiebreaks. Stuart unfortunately was on the wrong end of a near mirror-image scoreline against Javier, this time played in good conditions... so we feel Stuart is due to win some tiebreaks in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Kearns [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Imran Kirby [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Nigel Morris [W1, L2] 3
  4. Javier Bernardez 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Stuart Mcgowan [L3]
  6. Kris Blackburn withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentImran Kirby bt Nigel Morris (Oct 19) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. I got off to a fast start and found my range on my forehand early on while Nigel probably felt the adjustment to a slower court took a bit longer. Nigel’s effective serve started working for him in the 2nd set and it was a really competitive set with me losing my nerve when serving at 4-5. In the end it probably came down to fewer errors from me but this one really could have went either way!"  -- Imran
Nigel Morris bt Javier Bernardez (Oct 13) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Stuart Mcgowan (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good game with Stuart. There was some really good tennis played at times and some great rallies including a few winners from Stuart that I couldn't get near. I served as a well as I have done so far in the round, hitting a few aces and overall, I think my consistency on the day won out. Look forward to the next one, Stu ! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentImran Kirby bt Stuart Mcgowan (Oct 7) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What can I say, we played on a very windy day which pretty much dictated a lot of the points and made serving difficult (and a bit of a disadvantage for us at times.) We managed to adapt to the conditions as best as we could and managed a fair amount of decent rallies and finished a lot of points at the net due to the 'floaty' conditions. I managed to get a good start in both tie breaks which made the difference. Great match which was fun to play. Next time let's make sure it isn't as windy though ;)"  -- Imran
Reveal CommentJavier Bernardez bt Stuart Mcgowan (Oct 6) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match played in good conditions where either player could have had won it. On the second set Stu ran away to a 4-1 but I managed to come back after saving a couple of set points. Finally the match was closed up in a very tough tie break. A really enjoyable match with very good rallies all throughout."  -- Javier
Reveal CommentImran Kirby bt Javier Bernardez (Oct 4) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great first set where Javi and I played a lot of long points and good rallies. Closely fought and could have went either way with a couple of service breaks in both directions. The second set saw a very close first 3 games - all going to deuce but then a few more errors keeps into Javi's usually solid game which gave me the confidence to go for more on my ground strokes. Good match which we were both surprised to have finished inside 2 hours!"  -- Imran
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Javier Bernardez (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A decent game in which 'home' advantage at Beverley Park definitely played a part. It was Javi's first game at Beverley and he wasn't used to the speed and bounce of an unfamiliar court. Still his speed across the court and fitness meant there were some really good rallies and it was a good game that I edged."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Imran Kirby (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, slightly ruined by the terrible surface at Richardson Dees with it's unpredictable bounce. Both of us struggled with our first serve and maybe my second serve was a little more consistent. There were a good few decent rallies and it was a good competitive game where I just managed to win most of the key points, meaning that the scoreline wasn't really a fair reflection of the match. I think we both look forward to playing again on a proper surface!!!! "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Nigel Morris (Sep 18) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, competitive game. I had the upper hand in the first set but Nigel's strong first serve in the 2nd set meant it was a lot closer. He hit 3 or 4 aces that I had no answer to. In the end I managed to hit a couple of key winners to finish what was a really enjoyable game!"  -- Paul

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Keith for bouncing back from his disappointment last round to finish top of Group 2 and earn immediate promotion back to Group 1. Keith was the clear winner with 4 wins to his name and the only player to earn the midway bonus points too, giving him an impressive 8 point margin over runner up Kevin. Well played Sam who took Keith to a tiebreak in their match, which Keith eventually took [8-6].

Final Rankings:

  1. Keith Wood 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kevin Summersall [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Martin Osborne [W1, L1] 2
  4. Martin Wood [L1]
  5. Adele Tong Gibson [L2]
  6. Sam Donovan [L1]
  7. Becky Vicary

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKeith Wood bt Martin Wood (Oct 15) 5-1 Martin Wood Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Sadly, Martin had to retire with an elbow injury"  -- Keith
Reveal CommentKevin Summersall bt Martin Osborne (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game with lots if close points and good rallies. Thanks Martin"  -- Kevin
Martin Osborne bt Adele Tong Gibson (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2
Keith Wood bt Kevin Summersall (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-4
Keith Wood bt Adele Tong Gibson (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Keith Wood bt Sam Donovan (Sep 10) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1


Looking for previous matches? Visit the North Tyneside archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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