Fixtures

Key Dates for 2022 - Northumberland & Durham Summer League

Season Entries and Scheduling

  • Entries open - Wednesday 2nd February
  • Entries close - Saturday 26th February
  • Revised Groups and Fixtures published - Sunday 6th March
  • Rearrange fixtures by - Sunday 3rd April

Season Fixtures

  • Fixtures will be scheduled between Monday 25th April and Sunday 28th August
  • Monday 29th August to Friday 30th September can be used for fixtures cancelled due to the weather

2022 Trophies Presentation and AGM

  • TBC.

    Dunlop Northumberland & Durham Tennis League 2022 Season

Open Section

1.       The Senior section will now be referred to as the Open section, in line with LTA nomenclature.

2.       Teams in the Open section will consist of six players, each playing two sets against their opposing level pair and one set against the other opposing pairs. The third round will consist of the level rubbers. Tie breaks will be at 6-6.

3.       All sets should be played unless inclement weather prevents. For a match result to count nine sets must have been completed or a team to have won seven sets.

4.       An Under 40/45 Mixed competition due to be introduced in 2020 was cancelled, so an Under 45 Mixed will be played in 2022. As this is an experiment, teams will consist of four players aged under 45 at the beginning of 2022. Older players should only be included when matches would otherwise be forfeited. The format will be the same as used in Veterans matches.

5.       Matches will be played on weekday evenings starting at 6.30pm.

6.       Groupings will be based initially on the proposed 2020 groupings.

Veterans Section

1.       To equalise the age qualifications of male and female players and to better balance the fixtures between the Open and Veteran sections, the current Over 55 competition will be discontinued. Players in these teams could, and often have played in the Open, Over 40/45 and Over 65 competitions. The Veterans Section will consist of:

(i)   an Over 45 competition for those who are over 45 including those reaching the age of 45 during the year, and

(ii)   an Over 65 competition for those who are over 65 including those reaching the age of 65 during the year.

2.       The size of teams and the format of play will remain as in previous years.

3.       Over 45 matches will be played on weekday evenings starting at 6.30 and on Sundays starting at 10.30. Over 65 matches will be played on during the day.

4.       Groupings will be based initially on the proposed 2020 Over 40/45 and Over 65 groupings.

Fixtures

1.       Fixtures between 25th April and 28th August will be generated by League Active Software.

2.       A number of facilities will be available on League Active for clubs to specify the availability of their courts for League matches. These will be notified later.

3.       The proposed 2020 groupings are viewable at the 2020 Season page using the table links. Entries are to be made on League Active and will close on 26th February. Revised Groupings and Fixtures will be published by 5th March. 

4.       Entry fees for 2022 remain unchanged.

5.       Following the publication of the fixtures on 6th March clubs will have until 3rd April to rearrange fixtures. Such rearrangements will allow changes of date within two weeks of the original, and change of the starting times. Following that date no rearrangements will be permitted unless inclement weather or county representation is the cause.

6.       Refreshments should continue to be provided at matches. If not, it is essential that visiting teams are in agreement and informed in advance.

7.       Dunlop Fort All Court tennis balls must be provided for all League matches. These balls are available to League clubs at McPeak Performance Sports at £14 per dozen.

8.       Clubs are strongly advised to ensure that all their members playing in League matches this year join the LTA Advantage scheme as membership may become mandatory in 2023. Guidance on membership will be circulated at a later date.


The North East Club Winter League is a friendly tennis league for clubs from Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland that is played through the winter from October to March.

Matches are played on Sunday mornings and teams consist of 2 men and 2 women playing both straight and mixed doubles

Format:

  • Each team shall consist of 2 men and 2 ladies.
  • Matches will consist of 2 rounds of 2 doubles rubbers.
  • Rubbers consist of two sets only; with tiebreaks, if necessary, at 6 all (not 5 all).
  • The first round of rubbers will be straight doubles, with the 2 men of each team playing against each other, and the 2 ladies of each team playing against each other. 
  • The second round of doubles will be mixed doubles. Each team should nominate a first and second pair based on ability and each pair will play the opposing pair of the same ranking.
  • Matches are decided on a basis of most sets scored; then, if tied, the games’ totals. 
  • Two points will be given for a win, and one point if all sets and games are equal.

 Prior to the match:

  • The home team should confirm the fixture with the away team a week before.
  • The fixture date/time and venue should be confirmed with both captains as should any other requirements such as parking, dietary and arrangements on the day in case of bad weather.

At the match:

  • Home teams should provide good condition balls and after match hospitality. (Hospitality was suspended for 2020-21 season due to COVID-19)
  • Respect the home team's wishes regarding type of footwear permitted on court.
  • Visiting teams should incur no court hire charges.

After the match:

  • One captain should enter the result online with 2 days.
  • The other captain then has 5 days to confirm or challenge the reported score. If no response is given within 5 days the original score will stand.

Blaydon Tennis Club enters multiple teams in both summer and winter leagues; accommodating Juniors, Seniors, Veterans and both single-sexed and mixed teams where the league formats allow.

Parents of children selected to represent the club should click here to view an important "Safeguarding" message.

Opposition clubs wanting to discuss a fixture with the relevant team captain should click here for contact details.

 

Northumberland and Durham Inter-Club Lawn Tennis League

Click here to be redirected to the League Active website where you can search by club, group or team and view fixtures, results and tables; and where team captains can enter match results.

In addition, Junior fixtures and results are displayed in the clubhouse.

 

LTA Aegon Team Tennis Durham & Cleveland/Northumberland League

Click here to be redirected to the LTA website where you can search by tournament and view teams, fixtures and results.

In addition, Junior fixtures and results are displayed in the clubhouse.

 

North East Club Winter League 

Click here to be redirected to the League Active website where you can search by Group or Knockout stage and view fixtures, results and tables; and where team captains can enter match results.​