Update for managing players
Mon 25 November 2019

League Active has been updated to improve player management.

To recap, League Active supports two types of player accounts/records:

  • Registered player - the player has registered a League Active account, can log into the website and carry out all the activities they are authorised to. This is recommended for regular players.
  • Non registered player - the player has not created an account and can't log in to League Active. Non registered players are entered by team admins or other registered players and can only be added to team selections and scorecards.

Non registered players can now be added to team selections.

When searching for a players, already entered non registered players for your club will be visible in search results if they match your search. It's always best to search for a player in case they have already been entered, but you will now see a button at the bottom of the search results to add a non registered player.

Using the online scorecard

Please note that within 6 hours of the published start time of a fixture any registered player that is in the scorecard players list can edit the scorecard, entering other players for both teams, setting the lineups and entering and submitting the scores.

Club players list

Club admin's can now view a list of the club's players using a link from the club's page.

This list will:

  • Show all registered and non registered club players
  • Show the teams registered players are in
  • Enable editing the name and email address of non registered players
  • Enable sending an invite to non registered players asking them to register
  • Enable merging of players where duplicates records have been created

For further details see the support article Managing Club Players.

A big step forward for League Active!
Fri 18 October 2019

New features for League Active.
League Active has now been running for 2 years and continues to be developed to make running and participating in sports leagues easier.

This month a number of major new features have been released, with a focus on players, team squads, team selections and scorecards.

This is a big step forward for League Active and contains the following key new features:

  • Ability to manage a team's squad of players
    • Club and team admins can see who is in each team's squad and see their contact details
    • Club and team admins can view players' availability and select teams for fixtures
  • Player Dashboard
    • Players get their own personal fixture list view under 'My Dashboard'
    • Players can set their availability for fixtures and view which fixtures they are selected to play in.
  • Flexible online scorecard for recording detailed scores for fixtures.
    • League organisers can define the team, scoring and play formats for the different sections of their league.
    • Team selections are validated against the team format.
    • On the day of the fixture an online scorecard is created and populated with the players' names from the team selections.
    • The scorecard can then be updated to reflect the final players list and line-ups by the team admins or players.
    • The scorecard allows the individual round and rubber scores to be input and maintains running totals for both teams.
New Scorecard
The support page has been updated with additional content to cover these new features so please refer to this resource to help you understand and use these features.

Please try out these new features. They are designed to be easy to use but will be improved over time by feedback you provide.
Update for Contact Management
Wed 24 July 2019

League Active has been updated with the first update in a series aimed at improving contact management and incorporating team players on the website.

This update enables each club and team contact's title to be edited to allow meaningful titles such as Captain, Head Coach, Vice-Captain etc to be shown against the contact. Detailed help on how to do this is available in the support article Setting the title of a contact.

Over the coming months League Active is being developed to incorporate team players. The plan is to:
  • Enable players to register on the site
  • Include players in team's contacts lists
  • Enable team squad management
  • Support fixture team selection
  • Support the recording of individual players scores as part of a digital scorecard.
  • Support league player eligibility rules
  • Provide more stats to leagues, clubs, teams and players.
Another idea being considered for next year is supporting the new World Tennis Number that has recently been announced by the LTA and the ITF. Details on this scheme are still limited but the concept of feeding in all the results from league matches is very interesting and could be very useful to players and clubs in helping players get opportunities to play at the right level for them.
https://helpcentre.lta.org.uk/hc/en-gb/sections/360005616052-World-Tennis-Number

As part of these developments I will also be building much more flexibility from a fixture format and scoring point of view. This will allow League Active to support more sports and league formats without any custom changes or configuration.

I'm keen to get your thoughts around these areas to help refine how League Active develops. Specifically, I would be keen for your thoughts on:
  • How teams like to communicate around player availability, squad selection and fixture management. What are your biggest struggles and how could League Active help?
  • Data sharing. I want to continue to develop the right controls to enable effective use of the site for communication and building sporting communities but at the same time allow users to control how their data is used and shared. What are your concerns, challenges and thoughts on this?
  • Anything else you'd like to see considered or areas you struggle with that you'd like to see improved.
Please email me directly at info@leagueactive.co.uk
Thanks,

Alan Howie
League Active
Update for team fixture lists
Tue 02 April 2019

League Active has now been in operation for 18 months and continues to be developed.

An update has been released that makes it easier for teams to see their fixtures and filter them.

  • On each team's page the fixture section will now show the next and last fixtures for the team.
  • The team's fixture list page can now be filtered by season. By default the latest season is shown.
  • Also by default, fixtures that have been abandonded, cancelled or moved are not shown but they can be viewed by clicking the Rearranged option in the filter box.
Please keep providing feedback on the site and it's features as this is used to help drive development. 

If feedback on this update is postive then similar updates will be considered for the club and league fixture pages.

Note: If you link to the team fixture pages directly the new update uses a changed URL structure. The new structure uses the format: /Fixtures/Team/id  where id is the number for the team. The old team fixture URLs will still work for a while using the the old page layout but this will be removed in a future relase.
League Active update - July 2018
Sun 01 July 2018

League Active has been updated to improve the user interface and optimise it's use on mobile phones. Key changes include:

  • Improved page layouts that will better adjust to reflect the size and orientation of your device's screen.
  • Improvements to the fixture list pages to improve readability, especially on phones.
  • Addition of filtering capabilities to the fixture list pages. League and club fixture lists will default to show the current month's fixtures.
  • Club fixture lists now show the home team first rather than always showing the club's team first, consistent with the league fixture lists. This is to avoid confusion and complication where some teams play their home matches at another club.
  • Changed the colour of the abandoned, cancelled and moved fixture status indicators from red to orange.
  • Moved most club and team admin links to a footer on the relevant section rather than the top right of the header section.
This update uses a new version (4.1) of a popular library called Bootstrap to generate page layouts and user interface elements. However, this means that if you use a very old device or web browser you may not see the site displayed as intended. The following list provides a list of minimum browser versions:

  • Chrome: 45
  • Firefox: 38
  • Edge: 12
  • Internet Explorer: 10
  • iOS: 9
  • Safari: 9
  • Android: 4.4
  • Opera: 30
If you do experience any issues with the way pages are displayed on your device please contact support with details of your device (model, OS and browser versions), the page you have problems with, and ideally provide a screenshot or photo of the page as displayed on your device. Given the diversity of versions and devices it is impossible to test across all but if you can provide details of where you do see problems we will do our best to resolve them.
New feature - set your notification preferences.
Thu 26 April 2018

League Active has been updated to allow you to configure your notification preferences. This allows you to configure the email notifications you want to receive for each team and club you are a contact for as well as configuring which League Active platform emails you wish to receive.

Please check and update your notification preferences to set which emails you want to be sent.

Further help and guidance on notifications and setting your preferences is available on the support page.
League Active ready for the test!
Fri 01 September 2017

The League Active service is now in beta testing and will be used by the North East Club Winter League, a tennis league based in the North East of England.

This service will continue to be developed over the coming months and feedback and suggestions are welcomed.