Friendly, competitive tennis on Sefton'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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Victoria Park
Victoria Park

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Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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

Victoria Park, Waterloo

College Road, Crosby, L22 2AP Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Coronation Park

Coronation Road, Crosby, Lancashire, L23 5RD Tel: full venue details »

Duke Street Park

Duke Street, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AN Tel: full venue details »

Harrow Drive Playing Fields

Liverpool, Merseyside, L10 8LD Tel: full venue details »

Maghull Town Hall Courts

Hall Lane, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 7BB Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park, Southport

Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllSefton Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 29 September 2016 to Wednesday 23 November 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 October 2016)

Many thanks everyone for making it onto the courts despite some less than favourable conditions. We hope you enjoyed it regardless, and manage to keep the tennis up in the tough coming months!

Group Summary:

A number of strong wins held by Jonathon and Paul in this round, it was fitting that their head to head turned out to be a more competitive affair than their other matches. Despite Paul taking the win, Jonathon's superior scheduling ability meant he had played more matches, and as a result won more matches overall, meaning the round belongs to him! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonathon Rankin 10.2 [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Paul Overend 10.2 [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. John Deveney [W1, L3, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ian Raikes 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Joe Higgins 10.1 [L1, UF1]
  6. Alison Kirkpatrick [L3] withdrawn

Match Results:

John Deveney v Joe Higgins (Nov 23) 6-3, 2-1 TBC
Jonathon Rankin bt Joe Higgins (Nov 12) Walkover
Reveal CommentJonathon Rankin bt Alison Kirkpatrick (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game... Bloody freezing"  -- Jonathon
Reveal CommentJonathon Rankin bt Ian Raikes (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in tough British weather"  -- Jonathon
Reveal CommentIan Raikes bt John Deveney (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played very competitively."  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Paul Overend bt Jonathon Rankin (Oct 29) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
John Deveney bt Alison Kirkpatrick (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Overend bt Alison Kirkpatrick (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Alison!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJonathon Rankin bt John Deveney (Oct 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • Good Game. Some good points, Thanks! Lucky with the weather ! - John
Reveal CommentPaul Overend bt John Deveney (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • Great to meet you John - some great points! - Paul


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Sefton archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Sefton.

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)