Friendly, competitive tennis on Plymouth'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!

Close matches, close by.

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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Central Park

Outland Road, Plymouth, PL3 4QL
full venue details »

Hele's School

Seymour Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 4LT
Tel: 01752 334196 or 01752 231739
full venue details »

Marjon Sports Centre

University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BH
Tel: 01752 636876
full venue details »

Club Venues

Mannamead Lawn Tennis Club

Eggbuckland Road, Mannamead, PL3 5JR
full venue details »

Plympton Lawn Tennis Club

Harewood Park, Plymouth, PL7 2AS
Tel: 07784193094
full venue details »

St Budeaux Tennis Club

Verna Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 2EH
Tel: 07905486166
full venue details »

"Really enjoyable and looking forward to the next one,"

Roger Gare

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Collapse AllPlymouth Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

Just the one group and some pretty terrible weather, but that didn't put you off and loads of good tennis was played. Well done all, this is just the kind of passion and fighting spirit we need just now and will stand us in good stead as we look ahead to the eventual resumption of tennis. Good luck everyone!

Group Summary:

Just the one group this time but a host of new faces, and two of those proved the players to beat! Chris, helped by bonus points, levelled the tally with John H and almost came back from the loss of a first set to love to take their head-to-head in to a third set. But John held on,added another win to his unbeaten run and grabbed the gold. Some excellent tennis here so hope it won't be too long before we are all back on court again!

Final Rankings:

  1. John Hayward [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Chris Janes [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. John Bretherton [W2, L2] 4
  4. Kieron Little [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Scott [W1, L3] 2
  6. Claire Hayward [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Matthew Nelson 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Hayward bt Michael Scott (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a competitive match and Mike and many chances, and many deuces. Really enjoyable game and ready for the rematch"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Bretherton bt Michael Scott (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy day again"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hayward bt Claire Hayward (Mar 14) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Claire was determined for the 2nd set but I just hung on"  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Hayward bt Chris Janes (Mar 7) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another really enjoyable match, as is often the way the score doesn't really reflect the close match which was played in again challenging weather conditions. They say over the course of a match the luck evens out - luckily for me, it did not here, almost every miss hit off mine being a winner. (I bought a lottery ticket straight afterwards)"  -- John
Reveal CommentMichael Scott bt Claire Hayward (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions but enjoyable match. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJohn Hayward bt John Bretherton (Feb 27) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "finally no wind, no rain and a great match - as often is the game score doesn't really reflect the play especially when there are so many deuce games."  -- John
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Michael Scott (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, lots of competitive points and in good conditions."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJohn Hayward bt Kieron Little (Feb 8) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wild wild weather, first time I played in storm force winds :) Both of us were happy if we got the ball to land in. Fun match and opponent,"  -- John
John Bretherton bt Claire Hayward (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt John Bretherton (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive game in slightly windy and very fresh conditions. The game could have gone either way and could have easily gone to the third set. Thoroughly enjoyable."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Claire Hayward (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close points and a good game in good conditions."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentKieron Little bt Claire Hayward (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game in some difficult conditions. Scoreline doesn't tell the whole story!"  -- Kieron
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Kieron Little (Jan 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match and far closer than the score suggests. All points were competitive and some great rallies. Excellent courts and facilities as the new Central Park courts "  -- Chris


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

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)