Fixtures

 

Northumberland & Durham Tennis League Matches in 2021.

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.

Summer League Format

There be Pop Up Leagues in the following categories:- 

  • All Age - Men’s, Ladies and Mixed.
  • Over 55 – Men’s, Ladies and Mixed.

All teams to consist of four players and the format of play will be as in the traditional Veteran’s Leagues.

This proposed setup is for the 2021 season only.  There will be no promotions or relegations, and all being well, the league will return to the groupings as formed for 2020, subject to changes of entries, in 2022.

Note that this 2021 season will be listed under the N&D Popup League rather the the usual Northumberland and Durham League page. Pop-up league 2021 page

Groups

On receipt of the entries, groups will be formed on the basis of playing strength and possibly regional location. Groups will consist of 4 or 5 teams.

Fixtures

Provisional fixture lists will be generated centrally. Home teams will have the right to rearrange fixtures within two weeks of the provisional date.

Matches will be able to be played until 30th September.

Refreshments

It is advised that no refreshments are made available.


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.​