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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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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

Baseline Tennis Stafford

Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, ST17 9DJ
Tel: 01785 273783 or 07873 264555
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Rowley Park

Averill Road, Riverside, Stafford, ST17 9XX
Tel: 01785 251060
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Other Venues

Stonefield Park

Field Terrace, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JH
Tel: 01785 815628
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Wildwood Park

Wildwood Drive, Stafford, ST17 4PY
Tel: 01785 619514
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Club Venues

Stone Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Newcastle Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8LD
Tel: 01785 815429
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"First time doing anything like this and really enjoyed it. I have told others about it so expect the league in Stafford to grow next time. Myself and my wife will definitely be signing up.", 

Will Conaghan

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Collapse AllStafford Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 6 July 2017 to Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 August 2017)

Another successful round in Stafford Tennis League with 90% of matches played and great engagement from players too with lots of interesting match commentaries! Thanks for taking part and we hope to see you back on the courts next time round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Will for following up his win in Round 4 by topping the group again in Round 5, finishing 2 wins ahead of runner up Andrew, who himself was just one point ahead of third placed Clive. So it was a close group with lots of competitive matches... well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Will Conaghan [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Andrew Mafunga [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Edward Clive Billington [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stuart Smith [W1, L2] 2
  5. Manoj Varathodiyil [L3]

Match Results:

Will Conaghan bt Stuart Smith (Aug 23) Walkover
Will Conaghan bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Aug 23) Walkover
Reveal CommentAndrew Mafunga bt Stuart Smith (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match began with a fair warm up in a humid conditions but with a little breeze.Agreed Stuart serves first.He displayed some strong first serves and strong forehand returns.A lot of unforced errors from both players occured during the sets.However it was an enjoyable game containing some good returns and laughter.Even with the result there is great room of improving this performance such as practising on serving.A well played social game which broke sweat in both sets.Well done to both of us for participation."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentStuart Smith bt Edward Clive Billington (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game with Stuart, his overall game was challenging for me as he placed his returns well. His serves when in ,had good pace and he was quick around the court. I look forward to his future match results now I have warmed him up!! "  -- Edward Clive
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Andrew Mafunga (Jul 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy raced into an early lead winning the first three games as Will struggled to cope with his opponents good first serve and placement. But unfortunately for Andy a troublesome hamstring problem slowed him down allowing Will back into the match and he won the next six games to claim the first set. The injury was affecting Andy's performance and it was only at 5-0 down in the second set that he got another game on the board. Will held his serve to take the second set 6-1. The match would surely have been closer if not for Andy's injury so a rematch is definitely on the cards."  -- Will

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEdward Clive Billington bt Andrew Mafunga (Jul 26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played game in a comfortable indoor court.Good exchanges and good rallies sometimes.Enjoyable game with both players giving their best."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEdward Clive Billington bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable contest. If the serving had been more accurate I may not have won the sets. Playing on the indoor courts at baseline made a difference on a wet day."  -- Edward Clive
Reveal CommentWill Conaghan bt Edward Clive Billington (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Clive had already played TWO matches on the day - winning both. But a third was just too much. It was an enjoyable game with some great shots and plenty of games going to deuce. BUT in the end the fresher Will was able to make it through comfortably as the nearly 60 games Clive had played that day took its toll."  -- Will
Reveal CommentAndrew Mafunga bt Manoj Varathodiyil (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game played."  -- Andrew

Results

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

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)