The flexible tennis revolution comes to Sherborne and Yeovil

What: Local Tennis Leagues, the UK’s most popular tennis league is coming to Sherborne and Yeovil.

Where: Players can arrange to fit matches around their busy schedule and can play at any agreed venue throughout Sherborne or Yeovil.

When: The first round starts on Thursday 28 June – Wednesday 22 August. Players need to register before the Monday 18 June.

Why: Playing matches is the best way to improve and this is a great way to meet new people and enjoy competitive tennis. The league gives you the chance to enter the LTA’s members ballot for next year’s Wimbledon tickets.

How to sign up: localtennisleagues.com/yeosherb

Local Tennis Leagues, the UK’s most popular tennis league is coming to Yeovil and Sherborne. The leagues are revolutionising tennis in the UK with nearly 200 running nationwide. Based on public facilities, the leagues are designed to make it easy for anyone to play friendly, competitive tennis matches whether they’re part of a club or not.

Rob Howes grew up in Yeovil and is the Marketing Manager for Local Tennis Leagues;

‘Bringing Local Tennis Leagues to the area is a real privilege for me. I’ve probably played well into the hundreds of times at Yeovil Tennis Club, Martock Tennis Club, Mudford Rec, Sherborne Tennis Club and at lots of other courts around the area. To introduce such a flexible and easy way to play tennis means that we’re going to see a great deal of new people take up the sport. To open up an initiative out from the bigger cities and into the local area means that residents of Yeovil and Sherborne are going to get the same opportunity to play as people do here in London which is very exciting.’

‘Public courts often have great coaching or sessions for children, but there has not previously been an easy way for adults to play matches. LTL offers a structure that makes it easy for players to do just that whilst getting some great exercise at the same time. It also means you never need to be short of a playing partner.’

The league is open to men and women of all abilities aged 18 and over. Players are organised into groups of 6-8 players of similar standards and they arrange matches against each other at a mutually convenient time. Any court that suits both players can be used, including any of the fantastic facilities in Yeovil and Sherborne, it’s a flexible format that can fit around busy lifestyles.

Everyone who completes 3 matches before the halfway point in the league is sent a free can of tennis balls and with prizes for the winner of each group, the chance to meet new people to play and to enter the LTA’s members ballot for next year’s Wimbledon tickets, the league offers adults in Yeovil and Sherborne a new, modern way to play tennis.

Round 1 begins on Thursday 21 June and finishes on Wednesday 15 August.

To get involved and support local tennis, head to localtennisleagues.com/yeosherb. Entries close Monday 18 June!