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!

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
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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

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Collapse AllPlymouth Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 23 May 2019 to Wednesday 17 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 June 2019)

Some great commitment in this round, despite the small numbers. Now the brand new courts are open at Central Park ( we hope this league can grow and grow! Do spread the word and tell your friends!

Group Summary:

Many congratulations to Matthew who played every available match and won three of them! Bragging rights go to runner up Katherine, the only player to beat the champ in what was a good three setter on a hot day! Some good matches elsewhere despite a small group. Many thanks for all your efforts, and well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Matthew Nelson 9.2 [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Katherine Bell [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. John Bretherton [W2, L1] 4
  4. Howard Helliwell 9.1 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Alex Warner [L2]
  6. Guillaume Pleven withdrawn

Match Results:

Matthew Nelson bt Alex Warner (Jul 6) Walkover

Match of the Group:

John Bretherton bt Katherine Bell (Jun 30) 4-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Reveal CommentMatthew Nelson bt Howard Helliwell (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good quality match played in the right spirit. I enjoyed it and I hope we get the chance to play again soon."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Nelson bt John Bretherton (Jun 22) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good quality match played on a very warm day. Two tight sets which could have gone either way."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJohn Bretherton bt Howard Helliwell (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Courts we wet(following rain) and as a result were extremely slippy - dangerously so in my opinion. They need jet washing asap. No net cords. We were joined by people playing football tennis on court beside us - interesting!"  -- John
Howard Helliwell bt Katherine Bell (Jun 9) 6-4, 6-4
Katherine Bell bt Alex Warner (Jun 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentKatherine Bell bt Matthew Nelson (Jun 1) 4-6, 6-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Good tennis on a hot sunny day at Devonport Park"  -- Katherine


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)