Friendly, competitive tennis on St Helens & Halton' 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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


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 the next round here.

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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Bankes Park

Billinge Street, Billinge, WN5 7HR Tel: full venue details »

Eccleston Park Tennis Club

1 Forest Close, Eccleston Park, Prescott, L34 2TT Tel: 01744 608708 full venue details »

Mesnes Park

Park Road North, Newton le Willows, St Helens, WA12 9UW Tel: full venue details »

Newton-Le-Willows Tennis Club

c/o Newton Sports Club, Crow Lane East, Newton Le Willows, WA12 9XE Tel: full venue details »

Queens Park Recreation Ground

Cambridge Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2LT Tel: full venue details »

Rainford Spinney Park

Scarisbrick Road, Rainford, St Helens, WA11 8JN Tel: full venue details »

Rainford Tennis Club

Julibee Recreation Ground, Church Road, St Helens, WA11 8HE Tel: full venue details »

Ruskin Community Tennis

Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP Tel: full venue details »

Ruskin Tennis Club

Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park Tennis Courts

Bishop Road, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 2UE Tel: full venue details »

Runcorn Hill Park

Highlands Road, Runcorn, WA7 4PT Tel: 0151 5116576 full venue details »

Widnes Tennis Academy

Highfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DW Tel: 01512578317 full venue details »

Heath Tennis Club

Heath Specialist Technology College, Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SY Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park Widnes

Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7SU Tel: full venue details »

Hough Green Park

Mayfield Avenue, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 8PW Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllSt Helens & Halton Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 25 July 2019 to Wednesday 18 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 August 2019)

From small acorns, big things grow and the St Helens and Halton league got underway with 100 percent of all possible matches being played. Thank you so much for being our league pioneers. Here's to the next round and if you can spread the word we would be most grateful!

Group Summary:

An excellent round from everyone, but in particular Neil who didn't drop a set on his way to the group win. Interestingly, it was JP who came closest - JP can count himself unlucky to have ended up in fifth place! The two Damon's battled it out for second place with Damon S just edging it in an exciting three setter.

Final Rankings:

  1. Neil Brennan [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Damon Shetty 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Damon Daniels 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ryan Paden 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. JP Ram [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDamon Shetty bt JP Ram (Sep 5) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game. Second set very close. Hopefully can play again."  -- Damon
Reveal CommentDamon Daniels bt JP Ram (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good close match against JP, with lots of games going to deuce. Thought it was heading for third set at one point but I managed to hold on, JPs got a great 1st serve and if he can get that % up this scoreline would have been reversed I’m sure. Thanks for the game, hopefully play again in future leagues. "  -- Damon
Reveal CommentRyan Paden bt JP Ram (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing this match with JP. The one-sided scoreline isn't an accurate reflection. JP is relatively new to the game and focusing on developing his technique rather than attempting to win points at all costs. I managed to play consistently well tonight. Hopefully we play against each other again sometime soon."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentNeil Brennan bt JP Ram (Aug 22) 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Had a brilliant match with JP. I controlled the first set but JP came back brilliantly in the second set and raised his game, it could have went either way. Really enjoyed playing him and hope to play him again"  -- Neil

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDamon Shetty bt Damon Daniels (Aug 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match actually enjoyed it. Some close games and pleasant company."  -- Damon
Reveal CommentDamon Shetty bt Ryan Paden (Aug 18) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing this game was competitive."  -- Damon
Reveal CommentNeil Brennan bt Damon Shetty (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had a good match with Damon. He is new to the sport but played some really good shots, cheers for the game"  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Brennan bt Damon Daniels (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great match with Damon. Luckily I was on my best form, a lot of games went to deuce so had to be at my best. Looking forward to playing him again "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Brennan bt Ryan Paden (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get back to singles competition cheers Ryan "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentDamon Daniels bt Ryan Paden (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match tonight against Ryan. Lots of games going to deuce and a lot of good rallies along the way. Ryan has recently started playing again after a break from the sport, and I’m glad I played him before he had a few more warm up games behind him! Really enjoyable and close game, good luck with the remaining matches :)"  -- Damon