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!

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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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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
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Marjon Sports Centre

University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BH
Tel: 01752 636876
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Club Venues

Mannamead Lawn Tennis Club

Eggbuckland Road, Mannamead, PL3 5JR
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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

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Collapse AllPlymouth Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 29 August 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Another small round in terms of numbers of players, but plenty of matches played. We take a break now till the New Year, so do have a great Christmas. Here's to 2020 tennis - spread the word!

Group Summary:

Last time Matthew benefited from playing the full house of matches, mitigating his one loss by winning the rest, but this round it was John who gained the advantage. That left Matthew in second place thanks to two nice wins of his own, and Jamie in third (supported by bonus points). But spare a thought for newcomer Sarah who beat John in their head-to-head. Had she played more matches the group could have been hers. Literally, all to play for next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. John Bretherton [W3, L1] 6 WINNER
  2. Matthew Nelson 9.2 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Jamie English 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sarah Clements [W1] 2
  5. Nico Staurenghi 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSarah Clements bt John Bretherton (Oct 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very slippery court and covered in leaves, balls turned brown and were hard to see in second set but it was a great competitive match! "  -- Sarah

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Bretherton bt Matthew Nelson (Oct 6) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good close contest, again."  -- John
Reveal CommentMatthew Nelson bt Jamie English (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game with Jamie in difficult conditions. Far from ideal but we both got on with it and played some very entertaining points. Jamie is quite new to singles play and I'm sure will see rapid improvement in his game as he gets more matches under his belt."  -- Matthew
Jamie English bt Nico Staurenghi (Sep 8) 7-6 (11-9), 6-4
Reveal CommentJohn Bretherton bt Nico Staurenghi (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I arrived a bit late, Nico guided me in by phone! apologised to Nico, who took it well and was keen to play. Both of us hampered by a very slippy court (at one end only as under trees). "  -- John
Reveal CommentMatthew Nelson bt Nico Staurenghi (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match and it was a pleasure to meet Nico. I hope this is the first of many matches between the two of us. Grazie Nico! "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJohn Bretherton bt Jamie English (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Better match than score suggests played in good spirit"  -- John


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)