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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • 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 

Key points

  • 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • 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
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Stratton Park

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 5HN
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Totally Tennis Basingstoke

War Memorial Park, Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AG
Tel: 01256 358816
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Manydown Tennis

Wootton St Lawrence, Basingstoke, RG23 8PE
Tel: 01256 780212
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Club Venues

Waverley Lawn Tennis Club

Fairfields Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3DR
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Collapse AllBasingstoke Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 3 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. James Rafferty 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Giuseppe Rivelli [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Martin Miles [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charlie Robertson [W2] 4
  5. Barrie Pleasance 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dylan Thompson [W1] 2
  7. Siddhartha Dasgupta 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  8. Sam Clarke [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlie Robertson bt Martin Miles (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A windy day, but some great rallies and a lot of deuces. "  -- Charlie
James Rafferty bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (Jun 15) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDylan Thompson bt Barrie Pleasance (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Barrie, good luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Dylan
Reveal CommentMartin Miles bt Sam Clarke (Jun 8) 4-4 Sam Clarke Retired

Player Comments:

  • "On a windy day in Basingstoke both players struggled behind their serve. The conditions provided an exciting, although brief, game where no one knew which way the ball was going to go next. Unfortunately a shoulder injury plagued Sam from the start and he was unable to continue any further. Loving forward to playing again with better conditions and fitness."  -- Martin
Siddhartha Dasgupta bt Martin Miles (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Sam Clarke (May 27) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a see-saw match. I cruised through the first set only to be pegged back in the second set by some inspired tennis from Sam. Playing my 4th league match in 8 days, plus two other friendlies during this time, I struggled with fatigue but won some crucial points in the deciding set to pull away and close out the win. This was a real scrap but played in the best of spirits. Had Sam been more ‘match tough’ the result may have perhaps gone his way. I look forward to seeing Sam develop his game in the future. "  -- James
Reveal CommentBarrie Pleasance bt Sam Clarke (May 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and close match played in a great spirit, with the threat of rain throughout. Both players kept having hot streaks, winning several games in a row, with some good rallies to boot. Even a dog walker stopped to spectate and enjoy some of the points! Thanks for the game! "  -- Barrie
Reveal CommentCharlie Robertson bt Giuseppe Rivelli (May 25) 7-5, 0-1 Giuseppe Rivelli Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A great first set, good power and spin in the shots. A lot of winners. Similar skill made for a great set."  -- Charlie
James Rafferty bt Martin Miles (May 25) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Rafferty bt Giuseppe Rivelli (May 21) 6-1, 2-6, 0-1 Giuseppe Rivelli Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Giuseppe had to retire. Up to that point we had some long rallies. "  -- James
James Rafferty bt Barrie Pleasance (May 19) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentGiuseppe Rivelli bt Barrie Pleasance (May 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "wonderful day on a fast hard court surface. Great defence from Barrie and very little mistakes"  -- Giuseppe
Reveal CommentGiuseppe Rivelli bt Siddhartha Dasgupta (May 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a bit wet on the grass. Sidd had great short ball shots that on grass made him quite difficult opponent"  -- Giuseppe
Reveal CommentMartin Miles bt Barrie Pleasance (May 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good friendly atmosphere for an epic battle between two warriors of the court. Barrie even managed to pull off two incredible lob shots against the 6 foot 4 Goliath of a man, but in the end of was to no avail."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentGiuseppe Rivelli bt Martin Miles (May 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "lovely evening in a very quite place for a tennis game"  -- Giuseppe

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexandru Dragomir [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carika Reyneke 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daniel Johnson [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steve Sakakini [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Saif Ahmad [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jonathan Francis

Match Results:

Carika Reyneke bt Saif Ahmad (May 27) 6-3, 6-1
Daniel Johnson bt Steve Sakakini (May 27) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentCarika Reyneke bt Alexandru Dragomir (May 26) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable and close match played in a great spirit! Had some nice rallies. Very competitive match. "  -- Carika
Alexandru Dragomir bt Daniel Johnson (May 7) 6-1, 6-3
Carika Reyneke bt Steve Sakakini (May 5) 6-2, 6-2
Daniel Johnson bt Saif Ahmad (May 4) 6-1, 6-4
Alexandru Dragomir bt Steve Sakakini (May 4) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5)
Alexandru Dragomir bt Saif Ahmad (Apr 28) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Basingstoke archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Basingstoke.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)