Bolton Tennis League

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Friendly, competitive tennis on Bolton's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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New rounds for the Bolton league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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Friendly, competitive tennis in Bolton!

Adult players of all standards are warmly invited to join this friendly league. Everyone is welcome.

This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Moss Bank Park

Moss Bank Way, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6NB

4 Tarmac courts with floodlights. Toilets, a cafe and free parking are available on-site. 

Opening Times:

Daylight Hours

# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Free to use.

No booking system at present - turn up and play. Clubspark booking system will be coming soon to enable reservation of courts. 

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Collapse AllBolton Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 27 October 2016 to Wednesday 4 January 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 November 2016)

It was great to see such enthusiasm for tennis in this still up and coming league despite the Christmas period and it's accompanying weather! Thank you to all for taking part and here's to some great tennis in 2017!

Group Summary:

Samarnath's terrific form from the previous rounds continues, winning all four matches to make it nine matches unbeaten and take the group one title for a third time - well played! Can anyone stop Samarnarth next time?!

Final Rankings:

  1. Samarnath Sen [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ged Carter [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Jim White [W1, L1] 3
  5. Ross Hayes [L1] 1
  6. Carolyn Paine [UF1]
  7. Aftab Hussain 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Ged Carter v Carolyn Paine (Dec 31) 6-2, 1-3 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Ross Hayes (Dec 30) 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Ross, he led 3-0 in the third set and I had to play some of my best tennis to pull back!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentSamarnath Sen bt Aftab Hussain (Nov 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Aftab played his best and returned some spinning balls well. Enjoyable match."  -- Samarnath
Reveal CommentSamarnath Sen bt Jim White (Nov 26) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Jim played great tennis.He won the first set playing some great shots and long rally's . I had to try all my best shots to win the next two sets. The best match I have played so far in the league."  -- Samarnath
Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Aftab Hussain (Nov 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Keep practising Aftab!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentSamarnath Sen bt Ged Carter (Nov 20) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really exciting match. The first set was really close with some long rallys. Every point was fought for.All round good fun."  -- Samarnath
Reveal CommentJim White bt Bradley Horrocks (Nov 17) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Bradley was unlucky to lose the second set, went down to the last game!"  -- Jim
Reveal CommentSamarnath Sen bt Bradley Horrocks (Nov 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game again Sam, I'm glad to have made you work harder to repeat the same scoreline as last time!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentGed Carter bt Bradley Horrocks (Oct 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match, congratulations for your win Ged!"  -- Bradley

Results

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

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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