Friendly, competitive tennis on Stroud'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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Stratford Park, Stroud
Stratford Park, Stroud

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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!

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Primary Venues

Stratford Park Leisure Centre

Stratford Road, Stround, GL5 4AF Tel: 01453 766771 full venue details »

Club Venues

Painswick Lawn Tennis Club

Broadham Fields, Stroud Road, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6RS Tel: 01452 813693 full venue details »
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Collapse AllStroud Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 28 June 2018 to Wednesday 22 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

It's early days and the first thing to be said - is thank you for being the Stroud pioneers! From small acorns, big things grow so if we didn't get as many players as we would have liked, or as may matches played, we have collectively made a start! We hope you will stick with the project and spread the word if you can. We really want to see the league grow and prosper.

Group Summary:

Well done to Alex, our first Stroud champion. Alex won all the matches he played and picked up his bonus points and free can of tennis balls (the reward for scheduling and completing three matches by the mid-point of the round). David and Russell tied for second place but we give it to David as he conceded fewer games (we had to dust off the rule book for that.). Well done to Karey, the only other player to pick up bonus points - a shame that Romaine and Tristan didn't get going this time. For now, it is Alex we salute as we look forward to many more round to come!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alex Barnau 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Renney 8.2 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Russell Steel [W1, L1] 2
  4. Karey Mayers [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Romaine Stuart-Menteth
  6. Tristan Gemmill

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRussell Steel bt Karey Mayers (Jul 24) 6-3, 5-1 Karey Mayers Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We stopped playing at 5-1 in the second set, I think on match point, as Karey was suffering with her shoulder, and wanted to concede rather than play on, -- Russell
Reveal CommentAlex Barnau bt Russell Steel (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "That has been a very enjoyable match, unfotunately the score doesnt reflect that. Some great serve and volley action from Russell, with one of the highest percentage of first serves in that I played against since I joined local tennis league a few years ago. Luckily for me, the pace of his serve suit my game very well. Overall, some great return winners from both sides. Thanks Russell"  -- Alex
David Renney bt Karey Mayers (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-0
Alex Barnau bt Karey Mayers (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Barnau bt David Renney (Jul 5) 6-3, 2-3 David Renney Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great match to start off the league! Some great rallies all round in sunny and breezy conditions, unfortunately David decided he couldn't continue anymore due to injury picked up in the second set! Looking forward to playing you again."  -- Alex


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Stroud archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Stroud.

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)