League Information

Fakenham Tennis club has teams in various local leagues, which change periodically, depending on the amount of players wishing to play matches.

For the 2024 season the club is playing in the mixed Castle Acre league, & the Mens division of the City league.

The Castle Acre league.  This league consists of 2 mixed pairs, playing both opposition pairs for 2 sets. In this league, if the score reaches 5-5, then two more games are played, resulting in either a draw at 6-6 or one team winning 7-5. Matches are played on a home or away basis, and are between clubs within a 12-mile radius of Fakenham. This friendly league always produces some good matches, & competitive play. Teams can then play some friendly matches, with a different format once the league is completed & this is where some of the B & C teams may decide to play.

The North Norfolk league, playing home or away, but this league plays 4 sets of mixed tennis, followed by 2 sets of men’s & 2 sets of ladies. This is followed by a  social side with food & chat after the match finishes. The clubs in this are all within 20 miles of Fakenham.

The city league runs mens & ladies leagues, with up to 7 divisions.  Each pair plays a match of 16 games against both the opposition teams, meaning the finals score can be anything between 64-0 or 32-32.   This league consists of teams within 20 miles in any direction of Norwich, so can involve some longer travelling. The higher divisions in this league produce some very strong standards of play.

The West Norfolk league run mixed, mens & ladies leagues & play 2 sets against each of the opposition pairs. Teams enter from around 15/20 miles around King’s Lynn, so again, there is travelling involved.

The teams in these leagues have a variety of court surfaces, with differing standards of grass & hard courts, which all adds to the interest of playing match tennis