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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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Primary Venues

Central Park

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

Devonport Park

Plymouth, PL1 4QJ Tel: full venue details »

Tothill Park

Plymouth, PL4 9DN Tel: full venue details »

Hele's School

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

Hartley Park

Plymouth, PL3 5HY Tel: full venue details »

Marjon Sports Centre

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

West Hoe Park

Plymouth, PL1 3DL Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Mannamead Lawn Tennis Club

Eggbuckland Road, Mannamead, PL3 5JR Tel: 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 »

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Collapse AllPlymouth Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 3 September 2020 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 September 2020)

Just the one group this round but it was a bumper group with lots of tennis action on court and friendly commentaries left post-match... just what Local Tennis Leagues is all about! An impressive four fifths of matches were completed so we're looking forward to the next round in Plymouth already :)

Group Summary:

This was a well contested group with most of you playing at least 5 matches and earning midway bonus points for match scheduling and lots of match commentaries too! Congratulations to Stewart for taking top spot with 5 wins undefeated, while Oliver was just one point adrift in runner up spot. His 4 wins included a "fantastic but exhausting match" against Nicholas while Nicholas pulled off a close 2 set win of his own against Howard.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stewart Barnes [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Oliver Holland [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Janes [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Howard Helliwell 9.1 [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicholas Bray 9.2 [W2, L3] 5
  6. Claire Hayward [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Carter [L2]

Match Results:

Nicholas Bray bt Claire Hayward (Oct 27) Walkover
Reveal CommentStewart Barnes bt Chris Janes (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close match played at night with rain showers."  -- Stewart
Howard Helliwell bt Adam Carter (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNicholas Bray bt Howard Helliwell (Oct 14) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and even match, with plenty of good rallies won by both players"  -- Nicholas
Stewart Barnes bt Claire Hayward (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentOliver Holland bt Adam Carter (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Adam for the first time, and doing very well for only started tennis some months ago. Keep up the good work!"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Nicholas Bray (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nick conceded the match at 5-1 down, in the second set after the players were plunged into darkness at Central Park, after two hours of play. A highly competitive match with good rallies won by both players. A light wind, drizzle and a charming car alarm added to the tension in a cracking match."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Claire Hayward (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Claire should be awarded the points for waiting for a late to arrive Chris. A good game, played in good spirits with some nice rallies, as so often the case, the score not reflecting the rallies. The rain pleasingly mostly held off."  -- Chris
Stewart Barnes bt Nicholas Bray (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Howard Helliwell (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played in excellent conditions at Central Park. Tight points and some cracking rallies. As so often, the score hides a lot of very close points."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentStewart Barnes bt Oliver Holland (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fine match played in beautiful autumn sunshine."  -- Stewart

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOliver Holland bt Nicholas Bray (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic but exhausting match with Nicholas, packed full of long rallies and lot's of Duces. Very evenly matched so hope to play on regular basis. "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentChris Janes bt Oliver Holland (Sep 18) 6-2, 3-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "A tight match played in blustery conditions at St Budeaux, with both players winning a set comprehensively before a tight tiebreak." -- Chris
Reveal CommentStewart Barnes bt Howard Helliwell (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in perfect weather and good spirit."  -- Stewart
Reveal CommentHoward Helliwell bt Claire Hayward (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Credit to Claire ... she kept attacking & never gave up"  -- Howard
Reveal CommentOliver Holland bt Howard Helliwell (Sep 12) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful to run into Howard again after playing once in the LTL 3 years ago. An exciting match, and Howard played very strong in the 2nd set! "  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentOliver Holland bt Claire Hayward (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match and a pleasure to meet Claire. Hopefully we'll play again in the future. "  -- Oliver


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)