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  • 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.

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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.

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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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Collapse AllNorth Tyneside Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Kearns 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Addis [W5, L2] 10
  3. James Driver 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Gray 9.1 [W3] 6
  5. Keith Wood 9.2 [W2, L1] withdrawn 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Craig Taylor [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Chris Stanworth [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Peter McCue 9.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Gray bt Simon Addis (May 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First set very close on another beautiful night. Most games going to deuce and I just played well enough to take it. The second had another lot of close games and the overall scoreline in that set doesn't represent the challenge in the tennis. Look forward to playing Simon again next time "  -- James
Reveal CommentSimon Addis bt Craig Taylor (May 17) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Part 2: This was the rematch from the first attempt at playing the match a few weeks ago which was left unfinished. The first match was left at 6-1, 4-6, 2-2 before both Craig and myself had other commitments. We both decided on playing the full game again today which would be the fairest way to decide the outcome. The first set was decided pretty quickly and rather unexpectedly I managed to wrap it up 6-0. The 2nd set was a lot closer and more like what we both expected, lots of long rallies and more winners from both sides. I managed to forge ahead 4-1 in the set before Craig started to comeback and put the pressure on, but managed to take the last couple of games to finish 6-4. Cheers for the game Craig, look forward to our next game!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJames Gray bt Craig Taylor (May 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first set started very slowly with the first 2 games very right and took about 20 minutes. It sped up somewhat after that and despite numerous tight games I managed to get the first set 6-2. The second set was even tighter with neither player being more than 1 game ahead up until I managed to get the vital points at the right time. A really enjoyable game "  -- James
Reveal CommentSimon Addis bt Peter McCue (May 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyabale match with Peter played in good spirit. The game was closer perhaps than the score suggests with lots of deuce points especially in the earlier part of each set. Both of us made quite a few unforced errors throughout the match and perhaps my consistency towards the back end of each set was the main reason for the win. Lots of longer rallies with both of us running down every shot made for an entertaining game! Thanks for the game Peter. Good Luck with your remaining games :)"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Peter McCue (May 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good hit with Peter in glorious sunshine at Richardson Dees. My kick serve was landing today and caused Peter a few problems, a lot of his returns were going up in the air and I managed to put away most of the overhead smashes and volleys that I attempted. Peter deservedly took a game in the first set but I managed to take the second set to love with some half decent winners and more smashes and volleys. Cheers for the game as always Peter!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Simon Addis (May 13) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A decent game with Simon in glorious sunshine. Both started fairly well, serving well and hitting some nice shots but most of the key points seemed to go my way in the first set, giving a somewhat unrepresentative scoreline. 2nd set was a much better indication of the story of the match, going with serve to mean that it was 2-2 after the first 4 games. Simone hitting a couple of big aces that I had no answer to. I managed to get ahead at 5-2 before Simon took another game back with some really nice, consistent hitting to make it 5-3 before I served it out to finish the match. A good game, played in a good spirit, cheers Simon & good luck for your 2nd game of the day later!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentSimon Addis bt James Driver (May 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with James on a sunny night at Richardson Dees. Both started quite well with James managing to forge ahead 4-2 in the first set. I managed to find a bit of rhythm mixed with a few winners and took the next four games to win the set 6-4. I managed to keep the momentum going into the 2nd set just losing the one game but again there were a quite a few games which went to deuce and I probably managed to make a few less mistakes. Both of us made quite a few unforced errors throughout the match but both enjoyed some decent rallies and a couple of shots landing on the line which could have gone either way. Thanks for the game James. Looking forward to playing you again. Cheers "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJames Gray bt James Driver (May 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "On a changeable day of weather we managed to luck out and get the sunny part of the day. The first set was very close with most games going to deuce and James D establishing an early narrow lead. Unfortunately neither player seemed to be able to get their serving going and the difference in the end was probably me having one good service game. Despite some tight games in the next set I ran away to a 5-0 lead as I found some consistency. James D called a serve on match point in but I could see it was out and we carried on. This seemed to spur James D on and he got the next couple of games. With momentum swinging I managed to just hold on to get the win. Was a really good enjoyable and well matched game."  -- James
Reveal CommentSimon Addis bt Keith Wood (May 5) 6-3 Keith Wood Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game with Keith with the sun shining down at Richardson Dees on Sunday night. Unfortunately only managed to play one set as Keith had to retire injured at the end of the first set due to an ongoing calf injury. The first set involved lots of games going to deuce and a good battle throughout. I managed to just take the first set 6-3 before the injury to Keith occurred which was a shame as it was a good match with both myself and Keith playing some good winners. Looking forward to playing again in the future Keith and finishing off the game. Hope the injury clears up soon. Thanks. Simon "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt James Driver (May 3) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. first set a bit one sided. Paul played a good game with a consistent 1st serve with a big kick. I managed to get to grips with it most of the time but was not enough in the 1st set with him taking it 6-1. The 2nd set saw me up my game a bit & managed to take a few games. My first serve was inconsistent today with not many making it in and my second wasn’t great either, causing a few very frustrating double faults (usually straight after a well won point/winner as well). In the end Paul’s consistency & well driven attacking shots proved too much & he took the second set 6-3. Regardless of score, a really enjoyable game with some good tennis and big hitting rallies. Really looking forward to my next match"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Driver bt Craig Taylor (May 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and close fought game on a drizzly evening. The wet conditions made it tough to start with for Craig and I. Balls were heavy and we both had to adjust our shots to cope with the conditions. Many of the games went to several deuces and the end score doesn’t really do Craig justice as it could have swung either way. I had less double faults this game but ground strokes were inconsistent. Some great drop shots from Craif that left me standing still. All in all a very enjoyable evening. Looking forward to a rematch soon."  -- James
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Peter McCue (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another evenly matched, closely fought contest on a glorious, sunny Spring evening in Richardson Dee's Park. Peter was the first to settle and quickly built a 3-0 lead. However, Craig eventually began to find some form to take the first set 6-3. A much more balanced and competitive second set contained the best of the play with Craig just shading it to win 6-4. A really enjoyable match. Thanks Peter."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Chris Stanworth (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A decent hit with Chris at Richardson Dees to start the league season. Chris served really well ...... in the warm up.....and then sadly for him had a really inconsistent service game which set the tone for the first set and the match. I managed to get through the match without any double faults which always makes a big difference in the local tennis leagues. There was some good tennis and Chris' superior fitness meant that most points saw rallies as he chased everything down. More consistency in my game won the day for me but it was an enjoyable game, as it always is with Chris. Cheers and good luck for the rest of your matches Chris!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentSimon Addis bt Chris Stanworth (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game with Chris on a cool night at Richardson Dees. The first few games in the 1st set were very close with both myself and Chris finding our rythem. I managed to find my feet a little quicker than Chris and was able to take the firts set 6-1. The 2nd set was very close for the first 4/5 games and lots of games going to deuce. Some good rallies on what seemed an even harder court at Richardson Dees which the balls bouncing up pretty high but some good winners from both of us. Managing to finish off the set 6-3 probably didn't do Chris justice as he played well. Already looking forward to my next game with Chris in the future. Thanks for the game Chris. Simon"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPaul Kearns bt Craig Taylor (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Double duty today due to a busy work schedule this week, so a second game at Richardson Dees. Struggled to get to grips with Craig's slice at first but a decent warm up meant that I was able to deal with it a bit better when the match started. First set I managed to keep my nose in front and win the key points on Craig's serve despite him scampering across the court to run everything down. Second set saw Craig deservedly win a game and cover the court well but my consistency meant that I was able to see the set out through a number of games that went to deuce. Cheers Craig, all the best for the league season mate!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJames Driver bt Peter McCue (Apr 23) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed another match in the league. I started off strong but inconsistency kicked in and I ended up making a number of Unforced errors. Peter played some good lobs off some poor approach shots from myself. All in all a good game and enjoying getting more game time under my belt. "  -- James
Reveal CommentChris Stanworth bt Peter McCue (Apr 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with Peter as always in very warm and sunny conditions. We both struggled to find our usual level in the first set with the majority of games going against serve. The second set saw us both up our game with some good rallies with Peter in excellent position at 5-2 up. I was somehow able to grind out five straight games to edge the second set 7-5, but under pressure from Peter throughout. I don’t think we could have dealt with a third set after two hours in that heat!"  -- Chris
Keith Wood bt Chris Stanworth (Apr 20) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Driver bt Chris Stanworth (Apr 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed my first match in this league. Chris gave me a good game and a few of them went to duece. I have a few matches before I can find consistency I reckon. Looking forward to the next Match now."  -- James
Keith Wood bt Peter McCue (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentCraig Taylor bt Chris Stanworth (Apr 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good, close, evenly fought Sunday morning match in cold and at times wet conditions. Chris struggled to achieve consistency with his first serve which was probably the key factor in the final result. Some excellent long rallies and a fair few back and forward deuce games in a very enjoyable match. Thanks Chris. I look forward to our next game."  -- Craig


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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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