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 Sherborne area. The leagues are revolutionising tennis in the UK with nearly 200 running nationwide. Based on public facilities, the leagues are designed to make it easy for anyone to play friendly, competitive tennis matches whether they’re part of a club or not.
Rob Howes grew up in the area and is the Marketing Manager here at Local Tennis Leagues, based in London;
‘Bringing Local Tennis Leagues to the area is a real privilege for me. I’ve probably played well into the hundreds of times at Yeovil Tennis Club, Martock Tennis Club, Mudford Rec, Sherborne Tennis Club and at lots of other courts around the area. To introduce such a flexible and easy way to play tennis means that we’re going to see a great deal of new people take up the sport. To open up an initiative out from the bigger cities and into the local area means that residents of Yeovil and Sherborne are going to get the same opportunity to play as people do here in London which is very exciting.’
‘Public courts often have great coaching or sessions for children, but there has not previously been an easy way for adults to play matches. LTL offers a structure that makes it easy for players to do just that whilst getting some great exercise at the same time. It also means you never need to be short of a playing partner.’
The league is open to men and women of all abilities aged 18 and over. Players are organised into groups of 6-8 players of similar standards and they arrange matches against each other at a mutually convenient time. Any court that suits both players can be used, including any of the fantastic facilities in the Yeovil and Sherborne area, it’s a flexible format that can fit around busy lifestyles.
Everyone who completes 3 matches before the halfway point in the league is sent a free can of tennis balls and with prizes for the winner of each group, the chance to meet new people to play and to enter the LTA’s members ballot for next year’s Wimbledon tickets, the league offers adults in Yeovil and Sherborne a new, modern way to play tennis.
Round 1 begins on Thursday 21 June and finishes on Wednesday 15 August.