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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 9 | Thursday 9 August 2018 to Wednesday 3 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 September 2018)

Thanks to everyone who took part in another competitive round in Basingstoke. There were numerous "enjoyable" matches described in the post match comments and some strong performances on court too. It would be great to see numbers grow, so do help spread the word locally if you can. Until next time!

Group Summary:

A round of applause to Siddhartha who found his form, and "drop shots", to record wins in all four of his matches and deservedly take the group crown. Runner up Barrie also produced a strong display and made the new champ work hard in their head to head, with one game in the second set lasting 30 minutes. Kudos to Carika who also got a couple of victories on the board.

Final Rankings:

  1. Siddhartha Dasgupta 8.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Barrie Pleasance 10.2 [W3, L1, UF1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Carika Reyneke 10.1 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Nigel Pritchard 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Alex Haider [L3]
  6. Roy Bevan [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBarrie Pleasance bt Alex Haider (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a lovely day for a game of tennis! This was a good match with some good rallies. The match was closer than the score might suggest, with most games going to deuce and lots could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Alex! "  -- Barrie
Reveal CommentBarrie Pleasance v Nigel Pritchard (Sep 28) 3-6, 0-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A good match which was only halted when we got kicked off the court! Thanks for the game Nigel. "  -- Barrie
Carika Reyneke bt Alex Haider (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBarrie Pleasance bt Roy Bevan (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Roy! It was an enjoyable match, with some good rallies. "  -- Barrie
Reveal CommentBarrie Pleasance bt Carika Reyneke (Sep 16) 6-7 (5-7) Carika Reyneke Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable set of tennis with a lot of variety, some great rallies and although both players struggled to hold serve, the set was close and competitive throughout. A tiebreak added to the drama, swinging one way, then the other, before Carika came out on top to take it. Sadly, Carika was unable to continue the match due to injury. Hopefully, we can have another good match soon."  -- Barrie
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Dasgupta bt Carika Reyneke (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice playing with Carika. On a warm morning had to dig into my most trusted arsenal (drop shots) to get the better of her. Hope to play her again in the next round."  -- Siddhartha
Carika Reyneke bt Nigel Pritchard (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSiddhartha Dasgupta bt Barrie Pleasance (Sep 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Barrie is a great character. Loved playing with him. The second set was tough with the fourth game lasting 30 mins. "  -- Siddhartha
Siddhartha Dasgupta bt Roy Bevan (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSiddhartha Dasgupta bt Alex Haider (Aug 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game of tennis under some heavy cloud cover. Alex struggled with his service, giving away easy games. "  -- Siddhartha


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) 

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)