Friendly, competitive tennis on Sheffield'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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Graves Park
Graves Park

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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

Current Rankings:

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

Match Results:

Philip Birch bt Richard Brown (Sep 21) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2
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
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

Current Rankings:

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

Current Rankings:

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

Match Results:

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

Match Results:

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

Match Results:

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

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Sheffield archive.
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) 

Comments:
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)