Need a Tennis partner?
Join our Facebook Group
If you have Tennis Membership for Calthorpe Park but need someone to Play with then a Facebook group has been set up.
If you search 'Calthorpe Park Tennis' on Facebook you can submit a request to join the group.
You can then post on the page - this is a closed group so posts will only be seen by members of the group.
Join the Fleet Tennis League
If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, join the Fleet Tennis League.
A singles league, it is open to men and women (aged 18+) of all standards. Players are organised into groups of a similar level and arrange a mutually convenient time to play. Any court that suits them both can be used. There are prizes for the winners of each group and everyone who completes three matches by the half way point is sent a free can of balls!
Why not give it a go!
Thursday 11th May - Wednesday 5th July 2017
Join by Monday 8th May 2017 for £15
This is how it works:
•Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
•Contact details are emailed
•Players arrange their own matches
•It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
•You can play on any court that suits both players
The league is:
•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
•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
•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
•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 certificate and tennis prizes
•Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round
I’m worried about my standard!
No need! The league is open to everyone. Players are divided in groups of the same ability so you only play people of your standard.
How do you judge people’s level?
Local Tennis Leagues have evolved a questionnaire, based on our experience of running tennis leagues since 2005. The Questionnaire can be found on your local leagues page.
When and where are matches played?
It’s up to you! Matches are arranged between opponents at a mutually convenient time and place (most of the leagues are based on one or more ‘home’ set of courts).
How many matches will I have to play?
There should be at least 5 matches and a maximum of 7 matches to play, depending how many people join.
How do I know who I will be playing?
Local Tennis Leagues will email with all the information, including contact details for players in your group, shortly before each round starts.
What is a ‘round’?
Typically, each ‘round’ lasts 8 weeks. This is the timeframe to play your matches.
How many rounds are there?
Local Tennis Leagues aims to run four rounds a year in each venue.
Does the entry fee cover the cost of the courts?
Sorry, no! It covers prizes, free balls at the midway point, customer service, and LTL administration costs. For Fleet if you have membership then you can access the courts with that, otherwise courts are £6 per court per hour.
Who books the courts?
Either you or your opponent. When arranging matches, decide between yourselves who will do this. You should share any cost between you if there are any.
How do I report scores?
Either email Local Tennis Leagues with the result or use the report your score forms on the current round pages. Either way, we will acknowledge the score and post it to the website.
What happens when the round finishes?
Winners in each group are promoted in the next round and losers demoted. Other players may go up or down according to past performance and the overall number of players playing. Please note, as numbers always fluctuate from round to round, the groups are not necessarily comparable between rounds.
What about doubles?
Doubles (usually mixed doubles) is offered according to demand. If you are interested, just let Local Tennis Leagues know!
Can I play a match after the official end of a round?
Local Tennis Leagues will usually accept a result of a match played within a few days (up to the end of Sunday) of the deadline so long as the result does not affect who wins the group (unless a head to head between two players tied at the top of the table).
What if I don't hear back from other players?
1.email people individually with your availability
2.offer to book the court
3.book a court and offer the time to one or all players (you can always cancel the court if no one can play)
4.if you get no joy from emails, text or phone - it can work wonders
5.if you have tried all the above, contact Local Tennis Leagues and we will try to help