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23 April

Finding a common language

League Results
Nick Lyell bt Pedro Figueroa (Apr 18) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
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Nick Lyell466
Pedro Figueroa614
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18 April

It's Team GB's big weekend - but how much do you know about the Fed Cup?

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18 April

Save 5% on tennis balls this Easter Weekend!

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Meet the Players

Sally Kinnes

Highbury Fields
Pavilion Tennis League
Rosemary Gardens Tennis League
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12 April

Net gains... court improvements heading your way

As our survey on the state of Britain's public courts revealed, much needs to be done to give us the courts our great sport deserves. But that...

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12 April

Can you help shape the future of adult tennis competition in Great Britain?

Could you spare some time to help shape the future of tennis in Great Britain?

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11 April

You can take the future even if you fail

Earlier this week, Britain’s Tara Moore produced one of the greatest comebacks in tennis history; from 0-6, 0-5, (30-40) down she turned it...

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Robin Morrell

Sheffield Tennis League
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5 April

Win tickets to Fed Cup tie at London's iconic Copper Box Arena this Easter!

Following its success in Bath, the Great Britain Fed Cup team will once again be hoping home advantage leads them to glory when it plays the ...

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5 April

Maintain our courts!

Park courts are a highly valued local resource providing very important health benefits according to our recent court survey. But they do need to...

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5 April

The race to the finish line... when is it legitimate to shorten a match or play a match tiebreak? Your questions answered

Even the Olympics are doing it -...

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4 April

Escape to Mallorca! ITF Seniors Tournament October 2019

Book a fantastic value week at the Rafa Nadal Academy and start looking forward to an autumn break in this lovely, relaxing venue

Get...

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4 April

Our 5,000th match of the year!

League Results
123
Jonny Evans567
Peter Hawker735
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29 March

Don't let the fear of injury hold you back - the benefits of tennis outweigh the risks

Playing better tennis is a goal for most of us, but are we doing enough to make sure we are injury free? And should the worst happen, what are...

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29 March

Underarm or underhand? The jury is out on Nick Kyrgios's serve at the Miami Open

Was Nick Kyrgios a hero or a villain when he served underarm at the Miami Open? Tennis pundits are divided but the tennis rules are crystal clear...

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28 March

Why we must never stop mixing it

We were not just saddened but quite cross to hear that the Hopman Cup was under threat as its spot in the tennis calendar is taken by a new men-...

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28 March

Will yours be our 5000th match of the year? If so, you could win a tennis shirt!

You may lose an hour this weekend, but you gain the lengthening days of spring and someone this weekend will play the 5000th Local Tennis League...

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Meet the Players

Stefan Straub

Leamington & Warwick Tennis League
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Tickets won in our Wimbledon ballot:

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Meet the Players

Rosanna Ball

Norwich Parks Women
Worcester Parks Tennis League
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22 March

Mallorcan memories

Local Tennis Leagues produced six champs at the ITF Seniors Tournament in Mallorca last week – and just one missed flight!

Once you have...

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22 March

What's it like to be coached at the Rafa Nadal Academy?

The Rafa Nadal values are always in evidence at his Academy in Mallorca, and never more so then when the coaches are in action. For 90 minutes...

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Meet the Players

Omer Malik

Lee Valley Tennis League
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21 March

How to choose a racket!

For every tennis player, the moment comes when you have to choose a new racket. We asked our specialist partner, HEAD to give their expert advice...

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15 March

Come to Mallorca and learn the secrets that have helped Rafa Nadal keep on winning

What do top tennis players eat? Top nutritionist Gemma Bes has been working with Rafa Nadal for six years. Here she shares some of the secrets...

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14 March

The tennis has landed - a special report from Indian Wells, USA

It's sometimes called the 5th Grand Slam, but does Indian Wells live up to the hype? Local Tennis League player Simon Wood files this special...

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13 March

Meaningful volleys - who are the politicians who could wield a racket?

As parliament battles with the biggest political crisis of the decade, we wondered how the politicians would fare on the tennis court....

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Meet the Players

Tom Kearns

Gladstone Park & Chelmsford Square Tennis League
Golders Hill Park Tennis League
Hendon Parks Tennis League
Paddington Rec Tennis League
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8 March

These Girls Do

 

At Local Tennis Leagues we have been celebrating International Women's Day. But how well is tennis and sport in generalto encourage ...

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Meet the Players

Victoria Chubb

Norwich Parks Tennis League
Norwich Parks Women
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6 March

Who serves first in a tiebreak?

 

Speak for yourself, you might say, but why do we find it so difficult to remember who serves first in a tiebreak? We're on a mission...

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1 March

Tough times

At some point everyone, whether a pro or an amateur park player, will play a match while weighed down with troubles or even tragedy. There is no...

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28 February

State of play... National Public Court Survey

Local Tennis Leagues has always championed the use of public courts, whether they be in parks or purpose-built tennis and leisure facilities. But...

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Meet the Players

Dave Williams

Bexley Parks Tennis League
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21 February

Save 15% on top-of-the range HEAD TOUR tennis balls!

This weekend only, save 15% on the HEAD TOUR tennis balls.

Buy three four-ball cans for just  £14.87 including P+P (...

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Meet the Players

Amar Campbell

The AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Tennis League
Clapham Common Tennis League
Hammersmith and Fulham Tennis League
Wandsworth All Star Tennis League
Westway Tennis League
Wimbledon Park Tennis League
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20 February

How fair a player are you?

There are rules in tennis and then there are the unwritten rules. These are what solve problems, keep the peace and make the game fun for...

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15 February

New courts for Bath's famous pleasure gardens

Tennis provision in Bath is about to get even better. Four tennis courts in the historic Sydney Gardens are to be reburbished as part of a £3....

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15 February

Bathed in glory

Britain's top women players secured a fantastic victory in the Fed Cup last week and success was all the sweeter for being watched by a home...

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Meet the Players

Rita Kilemade

Highbury Fields
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14 February

Backhand to the future

20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece stunned Roger Federer at the Australian Open in the battle of the one-handed backhands. That shot has...

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8 February

Going for glory: the GB Team at the Fed Cup

With Great Britain currently hosting its first home Fed Cup tie for more than a quarter of century, we catch up on all the action at the...

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8 February

It's all in the mind

All sport can be mentally tough, but the one-on-one format of tennis, played over a couple of hours, can make it uniquely challenging. So how to...

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Meet the Players

Rachel Lock

Waterlow Park Tennis League
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6 February

Perfect partners

Tennis is one of the few sports that men and women can play together - is that why we say "love all"? With tongue in cheek, and Valentine's Day...

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1 February

Everything you need to know about snow, round extensions and winter tennis

After the "Beast from the East" last year, we now have a "triple polar vortex" and a "sudden stratospheric warming" which, perversely, makes the...

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1 February

Football fever raises the stakes in tennis

The new format Davis Cup got another financial boost this week from an unlikely sponsor - the Spanish football league, La Liga. As the Qualifiers...

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31 January

Mind the foot - you could be at fault

How many of us foot fault on the serve and get away with it? Does it matter? Yes, especially if you want to make the most of your serve

...

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Meet the Players

Daniel Bourne

Guildford Tennis League
Kennington and Brockwell Parks Tennis League
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25 January

Ten simple tips that could be a game changer for you

Rafa Nadal's outstanding performance at the Australian Open shows that however good a player you are, you can always improve. Here is a ten point...

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25 January

No need for winter weather to get you down!

A new book about the effect of sunlight on the body not only offers some potentially powerful tips for your health, it might, just help you win a...

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Meet the Players

Jenny Melvin

Elmbridge Tennis League
Hampton Tennis League
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18 January

Your Grand Slam predictions and our Australian Open update!

Last week we asked you for your 2019 Grand Slam predictions. Here, with a recap of what's been going on in the Austalian Open...

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18 January

Bath Spar - the Fed Cup comes to town

For the first time in 26 years, Great Britain is hosting a Fed Cup tie and tickets have sold faster than for any other draw... [...

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18 January

The Local Tennis League 2018 Hit Parade

There were 29,000 matches played in Local Tennis Leagues last year and while this tells us part of the story, we wanted to...

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Meet the Players

John MacDonald

Kennington and Brockwell Parks Tennis League
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11 January

Don't miss out on the chance to go to Wimbledon this year!

Join a round of one of our leagues, sign up to British Tennis Membership for FREE and you could be watching the pros in action this July....

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10 January

Can you predict the Grand Slam winners?

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Meet the Players

Francisco Pena

Glasgow Tennis League
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10 January

Behind the scenes with the HEAD marketing team... or how to shoot a tennis pro as humanely as possible

Ever wondered how the top brands create the brilliant videos and promos with the world's greatest tennis players? It takes a special type of...

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4 January

If you can meet with triumph and disaster

'Triumph' and 'disaster' are both 'imposters' said Kipling, in his poem If. In other words, it's the taking part that counts, which is why the...

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4 January

Escape to Mallorca!

Book a fantastic value week at the Rafa Nadal Academy and start looking forward to a spring break in this lovely, relaxing venue

Get 5%...

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3 January

Heads or Tails - how to win the spin and other secrets of the coin toss!

The players are on court, their rackets are out but the match is not quite ready to begin... the all important coin toss needs to be done! So...

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20 December 2018

The Great Local Tennis Leagues' Christmas Quiz!

Are you ready for the Christmas break? Just in case you have a few idle moments, here's your opportunity to put your tennis knowledge to the test...

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Meet the Players

Melissa Pirela

Highbury Fields
Islington Women's Tennis League
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14 December 2018

Cold Play

The current cold snap is not forecast to last for long, but another is bound to be along soon. If you are going to keep playing tennis over the...

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Meet the Players

David Green

Cheltenham Parks Tennis League
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13 December 2018

Thank you to the partners who make friendly tennis on a court near you possible

We couldn't send a Christmas card to everyone, but it doesn't take a moment to say thank you. Everyone who plays a match or helps spread the word...

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14 December 2018

The tennis books of the year

Above, US Open winner Arthur Ashe with his father Arthur Ashe Sr.; photo by John G. Zimmerman

It's been a "very special year" for...

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7 December 2018

A special Christmas gift offer from our office neighbours - get your present ideas from A Weathered Penny!

At the beginning of the year Local Tennis Leagues moved in to a shared workplace in north London. One of our new neighbours is the brilliant...

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6 December 2018

Courting success!

Park and public court tennis is undergoing a transformation. Partly thanks to all your efforts playing matches in parks and enjoying these once-...

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30 November 2018

Dogs give Henman paws for thought

There is an old adage about never working with children and animals. But judging by what they have in mind for next week's Finals at the Royal...

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Meet the Players

Antonia Corp

Bournemouth and Christchurch Tennis League
Salisbury Tennis League
Southampton Tennis League
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30 November 2018

Poster Power

All over the country, players help their local league by putting up a poster. Some do it when walking the dog, some on their way to work, and...

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30 November 2018

Just in, our new burgundy performance shirts. Plus, a chance to win a Babolat racket when you buy a shirt for Christmas

We've just added a new colour, burgundy, to our range of performance shirts. To celebrate, when you buy a shirt for Christmas, you have a chance...

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30 November 2018

A classic in the making: The story of Bournemouth and Christchurch Tennis League, Round 34, Group 2

In a round packed with great tennis and excellent, really active groups, Group 2 of the Bournemouth and Christchurch league seemed to us to catch...

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Meet the Players

Tomaz Plibersek

West Ham Park & Newham Tennis League
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23 November 2018

Machine learning

The more you practise tennis, the better you get. But you need a reliable way to hit ball after ball until you have complete confidence in your...

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22 November 2018

Inside story

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Meet the Players

Martin Byatt

Adur & Worthing Tennis League
Belair and Dulwich Parks Tennis League
Crystal Palace Tennis League
Greenwich Tennis League
Hove Tennis League
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16 November 2018

Bon Nadal! Spend Christmas at Rafa's academy in Mallorca

What are you doing for Christmas? The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar extends a warm invitation to you to join them for a week of tennis

...

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16 November 2018

You cannot be serious! Win tickets to the Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall

It’s billed as “the greatest players on the grandest stage”. It’s the end of year finale of the ATP Champions Tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall ...

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15 November 2018

DriveNow, play later

Got a match in a league at Paddington Rec, Hyde Park, Regents Park, Docklands, Southwark & Borough, Victoria Park Barnet, Gladstone Park or...

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13 November 2018

News from the trenches

League Results
Marco Mandolini bt Samuel Walker (Nov 10) 6-0, 6-3
12
Marco Mandolini66
Samuel Walker01
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9 November 2018

Can WhatsApp make match scheduling easier?

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Josh Foster

Chelmsford Tennis League
Docklands Tennis League
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Meet the Players

Valeria Piovesana

Holland Park Tennis League
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8 November 2018

String theory: What you and your racket need to know

The strings are often called "the life and soul of the racket", but have you ever considered how your strings are impacting...

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7 November 2018

The high flying hero remembered at the French Open

As the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War approaches, we look back at the life of the aviator and hero who gave his...

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2 November 2018

Who will be the remaining qualifiers for the Nitto ATP Finals?

With less than 10 days to go until the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 gets underway, the excitement and anticipation for the season-ending event is...

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Josh Crossley

Christchurch Park Tennis League, Ipswich
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2 November 2018

A peach of a podcast

Ten years ago, they hardly existed but now there are thousands of podcasts, so if you are interested in tennis, who should you be listening to?...

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2 November 2018

Return to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar: the ITF Seniors Tournament, October 2018

What can you expect at an ITF Seniors Tournament in at Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca? Great tennis matches, a whole bunch of new...

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31 October 2018

October 2018: Back at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar for the ITF Seniors Tournament

 

Just back from the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca, Local Tennis Leagues' Sally Kinnes recounts her experience and salutes...

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26 October 2018

An insider's guide to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar

What can you expect when you book a visit to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar? The Local Tennis Leagues team is currently on site with players...

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26 October 2018

Save 5% on the ITF Seniors at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in March 2019

 

Save 5% on bookings to the next ITF Seniors at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, held from 10-16 March, 2019. Please note this date...

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24 October 2018

Come play on clay says Carlos Moya!

 

 

Former World Number one Carlos Moya now coaches Rafa Nadal at Rafa's Academy and training centre in Manacor, Mallorca...

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19 October 2018

Support the British Tennis Awards 2018: Nominate your local heroes!

Launched in 2015, the British Tennis Awards celebrate the thousands of people who support the grassroots of the game. This year, for the first...

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19 October 2018

The most beautiful game in the world

Forget football. From its scoring system to Wimbledon to the unique demands it puts on players, it is tennis that is the beautiful game. ...

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Paul Tyack

Cardiff Tennis League
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19 October 2018

Who will play the 25,000th match of the year?

League Results
Who will play the 25,000th match of the year?
12
Who will it be???
You???
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12 October 2018

A fun challenge!

League Results
Jane Smith bt Marc Nielsen 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
123
Jane Smith636
Marc Nielsen263
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12 October 2018

Can Kyle make it to the Nitto ATP Finals?

British number one Kyle Edmund is emerging from Andy Murray's shadow to take centre stage. Despite his recent loss to Alexander Zverev, the shy...

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12 October 2018

So, just how fit and agile were you?

Thanks to everyone who completed our speed and agility challenge over the last few weeks. The results are now all in and we are ready to reveal ...

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12 October 2018

Rafa Nadal and his Academy come to the aid of those affected by Mallorca's devastating floods

Above is the centre court at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Mallorca with Rafa and the staff, residents and students movingly showing...

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12 October 2018

The ascent of tennis: Science tracks the evolution of the racket

We all know that once upon a time tennis rackets were made of wood, but how did they evolve in to the high-tech designs of today? A team at...

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Tim Johns

Bedford Tennis League
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11 October 2018

Back in action: Why Simona Halep can recover from a slipped disc

World No.1, Simona Halep has just revealed she has been diagnosed with a slipped disc but despite this says she will compete in the WTA finals in...

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5 October 2018

One hand or two? Which is more beautiful and which is the best!

When it comes to choosing between a one handed or two handed backhand, Andy Murray says its no contest- two handers win every time. But is it as...

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5 October 2018

Got a time yet? How quick and agile are you? We have some timely tennis records to get you motivated

Did you know it takes less than a minute to complete our speed and agility test? Once you've done it, submit your result and you'll be entered...

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5 October 2018

Win a pair of tickets to the Nitto ATP Tour Finals

Save 15% when you buy three cans of HEAD ATP tennis balls and be entered into our special prize draw to win a pair of tickets for the Nitto ATP...

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Meet the Players

Weronika Kalka

Sutton Tennis League
Wimbledon Park Women's Tennis League
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28 September 2018

Tennis - a sport for all seasons

Who said tennis is a summer sport? Not only can you play it all year, if you stop, it will have a real impact on your health. Here are five of...

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28 September 2018

How quick and agile are you? Get moving!

Last week we challenged our players to see how quick they are. Now we’ve had a good number of results submitted so far, even LTL's Nigel had a go...

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28 September 2018

What kind of line caller are you?

In non-umpired matches, you are on the honour system. You call the balls on your side of the net. What could be simpler? Alas, quite a lot......

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21 September 2018

Just over one week to go to enter the ITF Seniors tournament in Mallorca!

There are 10 days to go before the deadline to join the ITF Seniors Tournament at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar!

Entries close at...

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21 September 2018

Are you a winner? Our 20,000th match this year and our racket giveaway!

Over the summer we had a fantastic number matches played and as a thanks for all your efforts we had a couple of prizes to giveaway. The lucky...

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21 September 2018

Doubles tie-break: who serves first?

Whichever player was due to serve the next game serves the first point of the tie-break game from the right hand court.

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21 September 2018

How quick and agile are you?

Wednesday (26th Sept) is National Fitness Day. To mark it, celebrate the fun of fitness by...

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21 September 2018

Rules of the Game

How well do you know the tennis rules? Just for fun, take our quiz and see how well you do. (Just click on the links to see our Racket Bag...

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20 September 2018

Rocket Man

There has never been a champion quite like the legendary leftie, Rod Laver. Created in his honour, the Laver Cup, which begins today in Chicago,...

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Brian Polding-Clyde

Glasgow Tennis League
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Meet the Players

Carmel Jane

Chelmsford Tennis League
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14 September 2018

As Glasgow witnesses the end of an era for the Davis Cup, long live the Davis Cup

It is all change for the Davis Cup next year. Catch the last of the old school format over the next 3 days as Team GB play Uzbekistan at the...

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14 September 2018

Philosophy Rules!

The controversy over Serena Williams at this year’s US Open was an argument waiting to happen – not because Serena was playing but because there...

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Meet the Players

Nigel Billen

Acton and Gunnersbury Tennis League
Golden Lane Tennis League
Highbury Fields
Pavilion Tennis League
Waterlow Park Tennis League
West Ham Park & Newham Tennis League
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14 September 2018

Claim your thirty free DriveNow minutes for Local Tennis League players and arrive in comfort for your next match!

 

Earlier this year we annouced our partnership with the car-sharing organisation, DriveNow. With winter just around the corner, this...

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13 September 2018

Get ready for Wimbledon 2019. Make sure you have opted in

The US Open is over, so it must be Wimbledon time again. Not quite, but now is the time to make sure you are signed up and eligible for the...

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31 August 2018

Keeping track of the score

It is all too easy in the heat of the match to lose track of the score!

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7 September 2018

Mother of all she surveys

Serena Williams is through to her first Grand Slam final since giving birth to her daughter just one year ago. How does she do it?

Serena...

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7 September 2018

Rafa vs. del Potro: The sensational Semi Final

The best is yet to come in the US Open and tonight’s semi final between Rafa Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro should be a classic. Do not miss!...

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7 September 2018

Tennis for life

A new epidemiological study confirms that compared with players of other sports, tennis players are adding nearly a decade to their lives...

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Meet the Players

Lucy Webster

St Albans & Harpenden Tennis League
Welwyn & Hatfield Tennis League
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7 September 2018

Has Amazon delivered?

...
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5 September 2018

How good is Rafa, how good could you be? Your personal Rafa Nadal wake up call

...

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31 August 2018

Match making - a tennis lover's guide

By and large our players are brilliant at scheduling matches and each year tens of thousands of matches are set up and played in our leagues...

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31 August 2018

Making a splash: The USTA's amazing artistic celebration of public tennis

Local Tennis Leagues is all about park and public courts so when we heard the the USTA was picking up its paintbrushes to add a touch of colour...

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6 August 2018

Line calls

One of the hardest parts of a non-umpired match is getting line calls right.

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30 August 2018

To grunt or not to grunt, that is the question

Does grunting give a player an advantage? Yes, according to a summary of research published this week, but what is unarguable is it makes a devil...

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30 August 2018

Who will play the 20,000th match of the year?

League Results
Who will play the 20,000th match of the year?
12
Who will it be???
You???
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28 August 2018

Hitting new heights

League Results
James Everett bt Dunstan Barrett (Jul 18) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-1
123
James Everett6 (3)66
Dunstan Barrett741
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24 August 2018

Food for Champions

What do the pros eat to sustain themselves through a tournament? We check out some top advice from the experts at the USTA

No sooner will...

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24 August 2018

Blisters: Don’t burst the bubble

For a small complaint, blisters cause big problems, especially for tennis players. So how exactly are they caused and what can you do to prevent...

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24 August 2018

Chelmsford's Tennis Aces

League Results
Tom Auston bt Maximillian Schneider 6-3, 6-7, 6-1
123TB
Tom Auston666
Maximillian Schneider 371
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24 August 2018

Amazon serves up the US Open

If you have been used to watching the US Open on your TV via Eurosport or Sky you could be in for a shock next week. Coverage from Flushing...

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23 August 2018

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Omid Parsanejad

Bromley Tennis For Free League
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Lee Valley Tennis League
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17 August 2018

Win an Aero G Babolat racket

It's been a fantastic summer of tennis with more matches than ever played in our leagues. To celebrate we are giving you the chance to win an...

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17 August 2018

Inside ITF Seniors - the fun tennis challenge for over thirty-five-year-olds

We recently launched our trip to the ITF Seniors tournament at...

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17 August 2018

All change for the Davis Cup: Tennis Revolutions - What's Next?

This week the ITF announced momentous changes to the foremost international team event in men's tennis, the Davis Cup. We look at what's happened...

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16 August 2018

What a racket!

Robert Barrett was the lucky winner of the Limited Edition HEAD Speed Graphene 360 Racket bundle in our recent competition. We find out what he...

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Stephen Reynolds

Glasgow Tennis League
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10 July 2018

Double hits

In the normal course of a point a player cannot hit a ball twice in one shot (tempting though it might be!).

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15 August 2018

A match that was no small beer!

League Results
Pawel Solak bt Sacha Conte (Jun 24) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)
123
Pawel Solak577
Sacha Conte76 (3)6 (5)
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Are you a TEAM or a CHAMPIONSHIP player!

Did you know you now have an option when choosing your FREE can of bonus tennis balls?

All players who complete three matches by the mid-...

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10 August 2018

Super Southpaws

If you have ever been left wondering what went wrong in a match, maybe the problem was you didn’t notice your opponent was a leftie. As Left...

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10 August 2018

How to get a better brain

This week, the Lancet reported that regular...

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Sally Murray

Norwich Parks Women
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10 August 2018

Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar: Let's play tennis in Mallorca this autumn!

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3 August 2018

A late night thriller in St Albans

League Results
123
Michael Andrews647
Stuart Mackay366 (5)
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3 August 2018

Game, set and match: why you need BTM and what to do with it

British Tennis Membership is a FREE benefit of playing in Local Tennis Leagues - don't miss out on becoming a member and do make sure your...

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29 May 2018

Who serves first after a tiebreak?

It is easy enough to work out who serves first in a tiebreak (it is the player who was receiving when the score reached six all).

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3 August 2018

If the Cap Fits: Help us choose a new LTL tennis product!

Help us choose the next LTL-branded product for our shop. You could win an UP/Down vibration dampener for your racket by completing the...

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3 August 2018

Mizuno's autumn range put to the test!

 

Were you one of the lucky players who joined us and tennis pro Marcus Willis during the second week of Wimbledon to test the latest...

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Edward Mills

Highbury Fields
Liverpool Tennis League
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1 August 2018

An insider's guide to the CITI Open in Washington

This week Andy Murray returned to action, competing in Washington’s CITI Open, one of the important warm-up events for the US Open. As the tennis...

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27 July 2018

Looney lobs

A lunar eclipse takes place tonight causing the longest ‘blood moon’ this century. But can men on the moon play tennis? And how do you cope with...

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27 July 2018

FREE LTL water bottle when you buy two cans of HEAD ATP tennis balls!

By two cans of top-of-the-range HEAD ATP tennis balls for the special LTL price of £12.99 (incl postage) and receive a FREE Local Tennis League's...

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27 July 2018

Air your armpits, and play better

WEB WATCH

In a new occasional series, we highlight great tips from the web. First up: discover why the ATA drill, as the USTA call it,...

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Meet the Players

David Swan

Docklands Tennis League
Haggerston Park Tennis League
Lee Valley Tennis League
Rosemary Gardens Tennis League
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27 July 2018

Have racket will travel: your holiday checklist

Getting ready to go on holiday? Don't forget your racket. Here's our tennis player's guide to the pefect summer break

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20 July 2018

Word play

The score tells you the result of a match but it is the commentary that describes the experience and our players are as good with a pen as they...

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20 July 2018

Our Wimbledon winners!

Congratulations to Novak Djokovic on winning the Wimbledon title last weekend, and our partners HEAD - as you may know Novak used a HEAD racket...

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20 July 2018

It’s a rubbish issue

The oceans are choking in plastic and parks are clogged with litter. Even players at Wimbledon came under attack this year from Kyle Edmund. What...

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Robert Rhodes

Potteries Parks Tennis League
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20 July 2018

Feeling the heat!

After the long cold winter, we were all longing for some sun on court, but with temperatures in the last few weeks hitting the high twenties and...

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13 July 2018

When is a walkover not a walkover and your other questions answered!

When is a walkover not a walkover and what does it mean any way? We delve into the sometimes confusing and occasionally controversial world of...

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13 July 2018

If the shoe fits: Marcus Willis, Mizuno and new friends!

This week a lucky bunch of Local Tennis League players got the chance to try out Mizuno's latest range if tennis shoes and met a very special...

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10 July 2018

The battle of the sexes: Woman's Hour reports

Last week we reported on suggestions that the pro-game was sexist. But what happens at the grassroots of the game? The BBC's Woman's Hour team...

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9 July 2018

Family fitness for free in Newham, East London!

Here's some news of a great new initiatve from Neham resident Su Davis to get famililies fit for the summer.

Su has won funding from the ...

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6 July 2018

Wimbledon - read all about it!

Are you heading down to Wimbeldon this fortnight? If so, don't forget to drop in at the Tennis Gallery, the world's best tennis book shop. We...

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6 July 2018

"An empty court serves nobody"

Comedian Tony Hawks, co-founder of Tennis for Free and a friend to LTL, wants tennis courts to be...

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6 July 2018

The latest additions to our league family!

Want to play on these great new courts at Alexandra Recreation Ground in Kingston?

After years of neglect, the tennis courts in Kingston...

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6 July 2018

Congratulations England! Even better than our prediction!

Our predictor got it wrong! But we'll settle with 2-0! Read on to find out more about the connections tennis and football connections between England and Sweden...

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5 July 2018

Is tennis sexist?

This week former Wimbledon singles champion Chris Evert suggested hosting the Wimbledon men's final after the women's treated women as "second...

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2 July 2018

Mizuno on the march

This page is just a long list. But what a list!

You can't help get excited when your friends do well, and we will be rooting for our...

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Jill McLaughlin, Simon Gravatt, Linda Watson

Highbury Fields
Meadows Tennis League
Wandsworth All Star Tennis League
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Maya Williams

Wimbledon Park Tennis League
Wimbledon Park Women's Tennis League
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29 June 2018

How a #TakeOnHistory was made PLUS Win a Wimbledon T-shirt

When Wimbledon gets underway next week, Oscar-nominated animators Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes will have it playing on tv as they work in their London studio...

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29 June 2018

Join DriveNow and win a pair of Mizuno tennis shoes!

Need a new pair of tennis shoes for your next round? Join DriveNow during Wimbledon (it’s free for LTL players and you’ll get 30 minutes to try...

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27 June 2018

Mind your Wimbledon tickets and queues

So you weren't lucky in the ballot but all is not lost. Here are a few tips on how you can still get into the hallowed All England grounds, and...

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Alessandra Galtrucco Mark

High Wycombe Tennis League
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22 June 2018

Tennis makes you healthier and happier and possibly thinner!

Our recent Health & Fitness survey shows that playing tennis in our leagues makes you feel slimmer, fitter and happier

Thank you very...

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22 June 2018

Your chance to put Mizuno's shoes through their paces!

Are you ready to put a pair of Mizuno shoes through their paces?

Thanks to our partners, Mizuno, we have a fantastic chance for a limited...

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20 June 2018

Win the New Limited Edition HEAD SPEED Graphene 360 racket!

Thanks to our new partnership with HEAD we are giving you the chance to win a New Limited Edition HEAD SPEED Graphene 360...

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15 June 2018

Football Fever (and why the tennis players will be watching)

The World Cup has started. So what do tennis players do? Watch and play football of course!

When they get the chance, the players on the...

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15 June 2018

New (bonus) balls please!

Bonus balls have been putting the bounce into every league for 13 years. What’s not to like about getting free balls in the post?

...

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15 June 2018

Winning the mind games

A huge percentage of the success in sport is what is happening inside your head. But how do you control it?

Whether you are taking a...

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15 June 2018

HEAD joins our family of partners!

We are very excited to announce HEAD is the official ball of Local Tennis Leagues

HEAD is one of the most famous brands in tennis and it...

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Ben Isaac

Winchester Tennis League
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8 June 2018

Save on your trip to the Rafa Nadal Academy!

You can get a 12% discount on any tennis holiday you book. Just use this code LTL12 when you book ...

See you there!

Meet the Players

Lily Mills

Islington Tennis Centre Tennis League
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8 June 2018

Where to play on grass

To celebrate the grass court season, we are offering HALF PRICE entry to the following leagues, all of which can be played on...

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8 June 2018

Grass is (not) for cows

T...

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8 June 2018

May play - Another record!

It was a long cold spring but the Beast from the East has finally been sent packing and lumbered back to Siberia or wherever it came from. The...

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1 June 2018

Our Health and Fitness Questionnaire

Tennis can save your life.

Yes really. A study by Oxford University in 2016 found that tennis players live longer, possibly because it’s...

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1 June 2018

Go Jo (and Jay)!

Back the Brits in Nottingham as the countdown to Wimbledon begins

If you want to savour some world class tennis, get along to Nottingham...

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1 June 2018

#Rally4Grenfell - Well done Westway

The Grenfell Tower tragedy shocked us all, but who could fail to be moved by the way the local community responded.

Quick to open its...

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Benedict Lam

Kennington and Brockwell Parks Tennis League
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28 May 2018

It's our 10,000th match of the year!

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Iain Wadey bt Ryan Hardwick (May 26) 6-3, 6-2
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25 May 2018

Love your local tennis hut

It's the romance of the tennis hut that gets us. Of course on-line booking systems have their charm, but all said and done there is nothing like...

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25 May 2018

Tennis rules OK!

Ever wanted to tear up the rules? Well now you have the chance as two historic tennis publications go on sale

...

Read the rules!
25 May 2018

Who will play the 10,000th match of the year?

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Who will it be???
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25 May 2018

Getting to 'Love All'!

PICTURE CREDIT

When tempers flare on...

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25 May 2018

We have updated our Privacy Policy

When you register with us, join a league, or sign up to our newsletter we use some of your personal data to get things done. We have updated our...

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18 May 2018

How to play a tiebreak

Pro Results
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18 May 2018

Who will win the French Open?

Yep! It's back.

Roland Garros flings open its doors on Monday 21 May for the 122nd tiime and the question is, can La Decima become La...

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18 May 2018

How to improve your win rate

So how can you improve your LTL win rate?

It's a hot topic, and something that we posed to two of our friendly partner...

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Tommy Stenton

Sheffield Tennis League
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Ta-Dah! We're now on Instagram

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The Tennis Family

With great things happening at the Madrid Open this week, with the UK's Kyle Edmund powering past both Novak Djokovic and David Goffin, we thought...

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Sinead O'Neill

Hammersmith and Fulham Tennis League
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Meet the Players

Tony Barrable

Derby Tennis League
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Are you a winner?

Over the last month we've asked for your input. We wanted your best pictures and your help celebrating ou new partnership with Mizuno, makers of...

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Great British Tennis Weekend

The Great British Tennis Weekend is a nationwide celebration of tennis for all the family.

Each summer there are thousands of these free...

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8 May 2018

Tennis time in Sherborne and Yeovil

We're delighted to be bringing our leagues (the UK’s most popular tennis league - even if we do say so ourselves!) to the Yeovil and...

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4 May 2018

Smiles all round as new leagues are announced

What do Yeovil, Tonbridge,...

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Behind the scenes #1: The Round Report

The LTL team has grown quite a bit in the last few years, so we caught up with Tennis Administrator Mia Loney to find out all we could...

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4 May 2018

Top tips from two of our most successful women!

Over the course of the coming month, we've got 8 rounds of women's #LTL starting. It's been a long term commitment of ours to help get more women...

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4 May 2018

Ramadan and Rafa! How to win while fasting

Ramadan begins on May 15 this year and continues until after the French Open (June 14).

This week we were delighted to catch up with Nizam...

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The south coast rivalry: Who comes out on top?

The cities of Portsmouth and Southampton have shared a rivalry for well over a hundred years.

It is thought that following the sinking of...

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26 April 2018

How to win a tennis match on clay

With the tennis clay court season now in full swing and Roland Garros just a month away, it's about time you got used to the red stuff.

...

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26 April 2018

A tale of two halves... make that three!

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26 April 2018

Liverpool v Manchester. The north west rivalry

After admitting his loyalties lie with the red half of Liverpool this week, Kyle Edmund got us thinking...

Liverpool or Manchester, who's...

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Win Mizuno tennis shoes as part of our new partnership

This week we were delighted to announce our exciting new partnership with Mizuno. To say thanks, Mizuno have donated a pair of...

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Short on equipment?

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24 April 2018

Taunton's turn for tennis!

It may be best known for its first-class county cricket side and bronze and iron age settlement sites, but Taunton in Somerset is becoming a...

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20 April 2018

Did your league make our top 10?

This week we're getting all stat'y'!

In usual competitive, LTL spirit, we find out which parks, towns or cities make our top 10.

...

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20 April 2018

Here comes the sun!

With 20 degrees plus throughout the UK, our players really have made the most of a wonderful week for tennis.

Nearly 1000 Local Tennis...

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20 April 2018

Making London a greener city

A few months ago we were approached by one of our friendly players. James, the then Marketing Manager (now MD) of DriveNow, had the...

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Richard Hemus

Solihull Tennis League
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Catherine Preston

St Mary's Park Tennis League
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Zach Evans

Bristol Tennis League
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Driving tennis forward!

This week we're delighted to announce our exciting new partnership with DriveNow. Over the course of the...

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11 May 2018

Greg Rusedski on parks tennis

Our Jamie Murray interview went down a treat!

So we...

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Jude De Silva

Parliament Hill Tennis League
Waterlow Park Tennis League
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Matches played this weekend

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12 April 2018

'Game on!' Jamie Murray talks all things LTL

We were delighted to chat with Jamie Murray recently. The five time grand-slam doubles winner and GB Davis Cup hero discusses ...

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12 April 2018

"An outstanding battle once again between the 2 warriors. Both soldiers pushing each to the limit"... find out how the battle was won!

League Results
Nick Hughan bt Antonio Russo (Apr 11) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6
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Nick Hughan467
Antonio Russo616
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Sam Coleman

Cambridge Tennis League
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Julian Mitchell

Bath Tennis League
Swindon Tennis League
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11 April 2018

Tackling tennis elbow!

According to the...

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More leagues than ever!

Yes you heard us right!

We've got more leagues starting this week than we know what to do with!

So much so, we thought we'd give you...

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Renato Campesi

Oxford Tennis League
Tennis MK Singles League
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Cameron Spence

Dorchester Tennis League
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9 April 2018

Sometimes tennis is a marathon. But after three and a quarter hours what do you want to do next?

League Results
Ajit Nath bt Iain Wadey (Apr 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 6-2
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Iain Wadey672
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6 April 2018

Win a Babolat... Again!

That's right!

We're running yet another great prize giveaway. 

Once again, you could win an Aero G Babolat racket! Oooooh!

...

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We just can't seem to get enough.. Chelmsford Square!

A new league is coming in Chelmsford Square!

Ok, so we might have nicked our title from Depeche Mode, but really, we just...

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6 April 2018

Take your tennis apart! Read George's great match analysis

League Results
George Harris bt Joseph Bell (Apr 6) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
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George Harris67
Joseph Bell46
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5 April 2018

Tennis for Tonbridge!

We do love expanding here at Local Tennis Leagues. 

With nearly 200 leagues and thousands of players across the UK, we're...

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5 April 2018

Double trouble!

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Joao & Tiago753
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4 April 2018

The Glaswegian rivalry!

League Results
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Craig272
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Tomasz Wojtak

Portsmouth Tennis League
Southampton Tennis League
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David Brown

Lichfield & Burntwood Tennis League
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Kibbs Osafo

Bromley Tennis For Free League
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10 April 2018

New figures show just how important tennis can be!

Sport England have just released their latest 'Active lives' survey results.

The survey ran across November 2016 until November 2017 and...

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The local tennis revolution comes to Stroud!

We can't wait for the Stroud league to begin!

Be quick to sign-up as the deadline is almost upon us....

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28 March 2018

Our Better Partnership; tennis for all!

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Paul Rubinstein

Ladywell Fields Tennis League
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Ben Isaac

Winchester Tennis League
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New leagues continue to spring up!

Bath, Tonbridge, Taunton, Highbury & Highgate (seniors league), Chelmsford Square and Stroud are all the proud locations for new Local...

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Peter Toase

Sunderland Tennis League
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I've got a golden ticket!

After our fantastic Wimbledon ballot draw, we're delighted to say that more than 500 tickets have been taken up by our budding local leaguers!...

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Greg Rusedski

Highbury Fields
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23 March 2018

Running late

Arriving in good time for a match is good tactics! It gives you time to prepare and shows courtesy. But if you are running late, don’t panic.

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Those Golden Wimbledon Tickets!

If you think we're always going on about our Wimbledon ballot...you'd be right!

Here at Local Tennis Leagues HQ we're pretty...

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23 March 2018

Where to play

Every league has a 'home' set of courts which is where we expect most matches to be played.

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Marcos Fernandez

Kennington and Brockwell Parks Tennis League
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Julie Cooper

Norwich Parks Tennis League
Norwich Parks Women
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We're now on LinkedIn!

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Pairs of Wimbledon ballot tickets

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All Star Tennis in Wandsworth, London

Here at Local Tennis Leagues, we're proud of our nationwide partnerships with some of the best facilities across the country.

We visited...

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19 March 2018

Number Juan! Del Potro's first Masters 1000 trophy

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Del Potro won his first Masters 1000 trophy in this epic battle
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Haas that for a career!

After 21 years of battling his way through the ATP tour, and a career high ranking of 2nd in the world in 2002, fan favourite Tommy Haas has...

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14 March 2018

Table topper keeps run going!

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14 March 2018

Get fit with tennis; Dr Natasha Beach

Keen tennis player Dr Natasha Beach who specialises in sports medicine explains why joining your park league could be the key to getting...

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23 March 2018

Your new one-stop-shop for all things tennis! Plus..Win a racket.

Here at Local Tennis Leagues we’ve created a new home for all things tennis.

Our all...

Win a Babolat!

Equipping for success

This week we visited Decathlon's new store on Kensington High Street to find out their top tips for tennis equipment! We chatted with Luke, ...

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Irene Ofei

Manchester Parks Tennis League
Irene Ofei

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Bertie Stephens

Lee Valley Tennis League
Bertie Stephens
14 March 2018

Return of the Djok

Pro Results
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Novak661
Taro Daniel746
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Light on equipment?

Our Marketing Manager Rob is swamped with tennis balls, shirts, socks, shock absorbers and more!

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Matches played February

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14 March 2018

New balls...

Who should bring the tennis balls for your match?

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14 March 2018

Underarm serving

Yes, you are allowed to serve underarm, and no, you don’t have to announce your intention beforehand.

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Win a Babolat

You can win yourself a new Aero G Babolat Racket through our exciting competition...

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