Friendly, competitive tennis on York'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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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

York Sports Centre

University of York Heslington West campus, accessible from Heslington Lane, York, YO10 5NA
Tel: 01904 323855
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Rowntree Park

Terry Avenue by the River Ouse, York, YO23 1JQ
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Other Venues

Energise

Cornlands Road, York, YO24 3DX
Tel: 01904 552424
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Glen Gardens

Heworth, York, YO31 0XH
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Hull Road Park

Hull Road Park, Tang Hall, York, YO10 3TQ
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"Very enjoyable tennis, nice to play different styles and ages. League is exceptionally well run and I will play again but not this next round, hopefully the one after. I prefer playing singles to doubles and was pleased to see the league adverts in the parks of York, hopefully it will continue to grow. Congratulations on establishing such a successful business,"

Martin Pinfold

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Collapse AllYork Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 6 July 2017 to Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 August 2017)

Another quiet round in York but it was good to see some fantastic matches take place and a friendly spirit on display. Thanks to everyone who got involved and do please help spread the word if you can, we'd love to see greater numbers next time.

Group Summary:

Thomas was involved in several "great games" and showed formidable form to finish with a 100% winning record and the title on his debut. David and Paul played out the match of the round, an exciting three setter that finished 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 in favour of David, but the set Paul managed to win in this encounter sneaks him into second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas Fowler [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Feehan [W1, L2] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. David Stewart [W1, L1] 2
  4. Olly Calpin [L2]
  5. Jonathan Cook

Match Results:

Paul Feehan bt Olly Calpin (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-0

Match of the Group:

David Stewart bt Paul Feehan (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4
Reveal CommentThomas Fowler bt Paul Feehan (Aug 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game tonight against Paul - the score certainly doesn't reflect the sets that were played. Paul was very consistent and constantly forced me onto my defence. He was very quick off the mark and played some great winners. Thanks for a great game! "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Fowler bt David Stewart (Jul 19) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A brilliant match tonight with David, some intense rallies and long service games. David's passing shots were great and his serve extremely consistent. He pressured me to think about my shots and forced me to play for winners, a tactic that favoured him more often than not and ultimately tired me out! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Cheers David. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Fowler bt Olly Calpin (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game and even better company. The score certainly doesnt reflect the games which consisted of endless rallies and double-figure dueces. Olly is a great chap with an absolutely monstrous serve and is ridiculously quick off the mark. Great night all round and definitely will meet him on the court in the future. Cheers Olly. "  -- Thomas

Results

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

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)