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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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.


Primary Venues

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, S8 8JR
Tel: 0114 2839900
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Other Venues

Hillsborough Park

Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, S6 4HD
Tel: 0114 234 1393
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Weston Park

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10
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Graves Park

Charles Ashmore Road, Meadowhead, S8
Tel: 0114 274 5751
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Bingham Park

Sheffield, S11 7JW
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Ecclesfield Park

Mill Road, Ecclesfield, S35
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Meersbrook Park

Meersbrook Park Road, S8 9FP
Tel: 0114 250 1190
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Thorncliffe Recreation Ground

Mortomley Close, Sheffield, S35 3HZ
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Club Venues

Rustlings Lawn Tennis Club

43A Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2BR
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Collapse AllSheffield Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Callum Dixon 8.1
  2. Gary Robinson
  3. Mark McCarrick
  4. Peter Ibison
  5. Robert Hawksworth 7.2
  6. Robert Henesey-Smith 8.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Iain Wadey 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Jo Shelley [W1] 2
  3. Matthew Fox [L1]
  4. Ian Marshall
  5. Lee Brooks 9.2
  6. Scott Hussey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJo Shelley bt Iain Wadey (Jan 19) 6-3, 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A long fought match on a beautiful sunny winter's day. We both got better as the match went on. It was close and very enjoyable. Thanks Iain and good luck in your other matches"  -- Jo
Reveal CommentIain Wadey bt Matthew Fox (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scoreline belies how competitive the match was. I was fortunate to gain some early momentum was lucky with some mishit return winners. I managed to keep Matt on his backhand and somewhat negate his strong cross court forehand. A really enjoyable match and a big welcome to Matt in his first match of his league. Good luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Iain

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Deville 9.1
  2. Leo McCann 10.1
  3. Martin Roberts 10.1
  4. Mike Cole 10.2
  5. Stuart Hodgson
  6. Wayne Robson

Current Rankings:

  1. Neil Zealander 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. James Almond [L1]
  3. Rob Clague 10.2
  4. Robert Cooper
  5. Robin Morrell
  6. Stephanie Beresford

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Zealander bt James Almond (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tricky conditions with the sun and icy courts but a lovely morning nonetheless. Some close deuce games! A good start to my campaign."  -- Neil


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) 

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)