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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

Graves Health & Sports Centre

Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, S8 8JR Tel: 0114 283 9900 full venue details »

Millhouses Park

Yorkshire, S7 2QQ Tel: full venue details »

Graves Park

Charles Ashmore Road, Meadowhead, S8 Tel: 0114 274 5751 full venue details »

Weston Park

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 Tel: full venue details »

High Hazels Park

Sheffield, S9 4PE Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Bingham Park

Sheffield, S11 7JW Tel: full venue details »

Ecclesfield Park

Mill Road, Ecclesfield, S35 Tel: full venue details »

Meersbrook Park

Meersbrook Park Road, S8 9FP Tel: 0114 250 1190 full venue details »

Thorncliffe Recreation Ground

Mortomley Close, Sheffield, S35 3HZ Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Rustlings Lawn Tennis Club

43A Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2BR Tel: full venue details »

Abbeydale Tennis Club

Abbeydale Road, South Dore, Sheffield, S17 3LJ Tel: 0114 236 1938 full venue details »

"Playing in the league has improved my game without question! The competition has motivated me to stay fit and to practice. Also, match play itself is a learning experience; being under pressure and still able to hit good second serves and hard top-spin baseline shots without the body tightening up takes many matches to achieve.
Also, through the Local Tennis Leagues I was able to visit the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy for a week in October to play a seniors (over 30s) social tennis tournament. It was a fantastic experience and I met many wonderful people from other local leagues, played at a higher level than I have ever done before, had great coaching and enjoyed excellent food, spa, gym and accommodation. Basically a tennis paradise, which I hope to return to next year! Apparently Rafa Nadal was in the spa on my last day but unfortunately I missed him. Next time! Would I recommend the league? Absolutely 100% YES!!!!!!!!"

Rob Hawksworth

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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 48 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gary Robinson [W2] 4
  2. Tommy Stenton [W1] 2
  3. Angus Duckworth 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Bradley Heinink [L1]
  5. Brandon Knight [L2]
  6. Luke Vatkovsky [L1]
  7. Dalian Terry
  8. John Watson
  9. Mark McCarrick

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Bradley Heinink (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to Meet you Bradley and lovely conditions to play in. Good luck in the rest of you games and if you get that serve firing you will definitely get some wins. "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentTommy Stenton bt Brandon Knight (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, very windy conditions and some broken strings but played with great sportsmanship. Cheers! "  -- Tommy
Reveal CommentAngus Duckworth bt Luke Vatkovsky (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game on a blustery cold day! Thanks for the game :)"  -- Angus
Reveal CommentGary Robinson bt Brandon Knight (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Brandon. Glad the heavens did not open a second time. Some good rallies in there despite the score and some amazing chasing down from you. Good luck in the rest of your matches. "  -- Gary

Current Rankings:

  1. Jo Shelley [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Hassaan Nasir [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Philip Birch 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mary Nunn [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jordan Mok [W2] 4
  6. Iain Wadey 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Brown [W1, L1] 3
  8. James Monteith [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJordan Mok bt Mary Nunn (Sep 27) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great, enjoyable game played in great spirit."  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt James Monteith (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "You battled hard, James, and we had some good rallies especially in the second set. You had some great angles on your attacking shots. Enjoy the rest of your matches!"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentJordan Mok bt Philip Birch (Sep 26) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive and close game!"  -- Jordan
  • "Great, close game!" -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Robert Henesey-Smith (Sep 26) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close first set with some great rallies which could have gone either way. It’s always close when we play. Good luck in your other matches, Robert"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt James Monteith (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in windy conditions. Thank you. "  -- Hassaan
Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Mary Nunn (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult weather conditions with blustery winds and a heavy unforecasted shower which forced us to shelter until it passed. We managed to still have some great rallies but neither of us could play our best tennis. I look forward to playing you again, Mary, in better conditions! Good luck in your other matches "  -- Jo
Reveal CommentRichard Brown bt Hassaan Nasir (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Hasaan, best of luck for your remaining matches"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentHassaan Nasir bt Iain Wadey (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed this match. Played in great spirit. Quite a few deuce games..and some great hitting. Great chap."  -- Hassaan
Philip Birch bt Iain Wadey (Sep 23) 7-5, 6-4
Philip Birch bt Richard Brown (Sep 21) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMary Nunn bt James Monteith (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match. Some nice points and changes of serve. A good fun start to the league! "  -- Mary
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt James Monteith (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable but tricky match against James who hits the ball into awkward areas; definitely kept me on my toes! A big welcome to James who has just joined the league, good luck in your next match!"  -- Iain

Current Rankings:

  1. Amitava Kundu [W1] 2
  2. Lee Brooks 9.1 [L1]
  3. Alan Frail
  4. Mark Walsh 9.1 withdrawn
  5. Martin Roberts 10.1
  6. Mike Marshall 9.2
  7. Paul Norris 8.2
  8. Sam Simpkin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAmitava Kundu bt Lee Brooks (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "My first match within any league, I was a little apprehensive. But the match was played with great sportsmanship. Many thanks to Lee for a good match. "  -- Amitava

Current Rankings:

  1. Damian Milewski [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel De Arriba [W2] 4
  3. Leo McCann 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Marc Craddock [W1] 2
  5. Aatif Razaq [W1, L1] 2
  6. Lee Hepplestone [L1] withdrawn 1
  7. Dan Wray [L1]
  8. Martin Rockett [L1]
  9. Andrew West 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLeo McCann bt Dan Wray (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice game with Dan on a Monday morning. Scoreline was very harsh indeed. Dan is getting back into tennis after a long break and just needs some time on court to get rid of the unforced errors. Dan is a great guy and a pleasure to hit with. (He's also a great writer; I've just been looking up some of his work!). Good luck in your other matches and I hope to hit with you again soon, mate!"  -- Leo
Reveal CommentDamian Milewski bt Martin Rockett (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very pleasant, competitive, and close game. Marty plays good tennis, a great variety of shots made this game so enjoyable. Unforced errors were decisive. After competition match, we played extra practise sets and the results were 7:6, 4:3 which means Marty is a really tough opponent. Also, he has good 1st serve and consistent 2nd serve. He was looking for winners and wasn't afraid of taking risks. There were so many unpredictable rallies too. Cheers, Marty. "  -- Damian
Reveal CommentAatif Razaq bt Lee Hepplestone (Sep 27) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing lee today on a breezy warm day. Lee played brilliantly for his first game back, it was a match filled with back and forth exchanges and many long challenging games. Great to meet you lee and hopefully our paths cross in the future! All the best with the future games!"  -- Aatif
Reveal CommentDaniel De Arriba bt Aatif Razaq (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The windy conditions made the game tricky and didn't suit Atif's attacking style and powerful top-spin forehand. It would have been a different matter under more placid conditions."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentMarc Craddock bt Damian Milewski (Sep 22) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Proper roller coaster of a game and Damian’s match fitness took centre stage in 2nd set as he destroyed me. Far too many deuce games to count and played in a friendly and fair way. Very enjoyable until I have to wake up and deal with the aches and pains whilst I imagine Damian will go and run a few marathons for fun! Thanks for the game Damian and I am sure you will many more tight matches."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentDaniel De Arriba bt Damian Milewski (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly close game with lots of come backs and drama! Decide on a tie-break!"  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Youenn James [W2] 4
  2. Robin Morrell [W1] 2
  3. Paul Remmer [L1]
  4. Jamie Gibson [L1]
  5. Nidhin Antony [L1]
  6. Adam Hazime
  7. Gaz Hallam 9.1
  8. Neil Zealander 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobin Morrell bt Paul Remmer (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game with plenty of rallies. Paul has some very clever deft shots!"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Nidhin Antony (Sep 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Always really enjoyable to play Nidhin! We always have close and competative games and today his excellent serve (with 2 aces, included one on the second serve!) certainly kept me on my toes. Thanks for a great match."  -- Youenn
Reveal CommentYouenn James bt Jamie Gibson (Sep 20) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. Both sets were tight and competative. Thanks for the match, Jamie."  -- Youenn

Current Rankings:

  1. Maria Panagiotidi 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liva Guest [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Szymon Tokarczyk [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dan Venables [W1] 2
  5. Will Saxton [W1, L1] 2
  6. Jo Vince [L1]
  7. Alif Odero [L1]
  8. Joe Wells

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Szymon Tokarczyk (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Loads of epic rallies and close games in the first set, which lasted for 45 minutes! The match was more competitive than the scoreline suggests. Thanks for the game, Szymon."  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Will Saxton (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing against Will. The match could have gone either way! Loads of deuces and long rallies. Good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentDan Venables bt Liva Guest (Sep 26) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, thanks Liva. Some good long rallies, despite the windy conditions! You had me sweating at 5-5 and break point in the 2nd set, if it had gone to a 3rd set it would have been anyone's game! Good luck in your other matches."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentSzymon Tokarczyk bt Jo Vince (Sep 25) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played in the extremely windy and unpredictable conditions. Very pleasurable game. Jo has really good technique. Thank you for the match!"  -- Szymon
Reveal CommentMaria Panagiotidi bt Alif Odero (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in challenging weather conditions! Good luck with the rest of your matches, Alif!"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentWill Saxton bt Liva Guest (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! First set could've easily gone either, luck was very much on my side! "  -- Will
Reveal CommentLiva Guest bt Szymon Tokarczyk (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny afternoon and a rather competitive game. Szymon has some strong serves, it was the double mistakes that worked to my advantage this time. A really fun game with plenty of deuces and good rallies. The second set Szymon was leading 4:1 and said that it looks like we’ll be playing a third set, a bit of luck pushed it back my way. "  -- Liva

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Sheffield.

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) 

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