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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.

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Primary Venues

Southbourne Tennis Club

Iford Lane, Bournemouth, BH6 5NF
Tel: 01201 434044
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The Christchurch Tennis Facility

Iford Sports Complex, Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2BA
Tel: 01202 486309
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Knyveton Gardens

Frances Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3RY
Tel: 077 86 722 744
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Mudeford Wood Community Centre

Piper Drive, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4TR
Tel: 01425 272084
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Swanmore Gardens

Swanmore Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6PD
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Winton Rec Tennis Courts

Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1BX
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Shelley Park

Wentworth Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2EG
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Redhill Park

Redhill Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2SW
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Club Venues

Alderholt Tennis Club

Alderholt Recreation Ground, Ringwood Road, Alderholt, Dorset, SP6 3DF
Tel: 07799 885093
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Collapse AllBournemouth and Christchurch Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Two thirds of the matches were played in another excellent round. So are you up for doing it all over again? The ten week, 2019 into 2020 round starts shortly and what better distraction for Christmas shopping is that! Thanks again for all your great tennis and support.

Group Summary:

Jay, Cyprian and Kris all won four and lost one this round so it was fine margins at the top of the group! Kris probbaly feels the most frustrated because the only thing keeping him out of the number one position maths was not having earned his two bonus points. Having beaten both Cyprian and Jay, he will have to make do with the bragging rights! That leaves the two group winners from last round, and as Jay triumphed over Cyprian, the group is his!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jay Tarrant 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Cyprian Kuczera 6.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Kris Koziol 6.2 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Premkumar Jeyapaul [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alan Lam [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Chris Johns 8.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Kris Koziol (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Kris, great match, as always."  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Chris Johns (Oct 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match Chris. Very short rallies overall tonight because your forehand was firing on all cylinders and hitting winners from all over the court. I just had to ride my luck and hope for the best which fortunately and surprisingly worked. Looking forward to our 8th encounter next time! Cheers"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Cyprian Kuczera (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you. Thanks very much for the match"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentKris Koziol bt Chris Johns (Oct 23) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Chris - thank you and see you soon - all the best 👍"  -- Kris
Reveal CommentKris Koziol bt Jay Tarrant (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Jay & see you around "  -- Kris
Reveal CommentKris Koziol bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Oct 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Prem some great rallies and the score should’ve been a lot closer as you had many chances to break. Good to see you my friend- see you soon."  -- Kris
Reveal CommentKris Koziol bt Alan Lam (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Alan - Thank you and see you soon. All the best. Kris "  -- Kris
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Alan Lam (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with few twists in the second set. Well played Alan and looking forward to next time."  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Alan Lam (Oct 1) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, lucky the rain held off! "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Chris Johns (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, shame it was a bit windy! "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Alan Lam (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Finally , finally, I find some form against you Alan and get a win, phew what a relief, still some bloody close rallies. Thanks for the game and well played"  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Chris Johns (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played over 2 days cause of the weather. Chris is making my life harder and harder each time we play and I'm glad I prevailed this time too. Thanks and looking forward for our next match. Cyp"  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Sep 21) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the match"  -- Jay

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Chris Johns (Sep 17) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another nailbiter with Mr Orangina taking out his secret weapon and disrobing into the infamous orange shirt after losing the first set I subsequently changed my racket to the mellow yellow grip to fight back on the garish colour scene . It wasn't pretty but it stopped you going a break up at 3:3 second set. In the end I held out against some tough forehands and just snuck over the finishing line with nothing to spare Bring the pink shirt next time Chris!"  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in the sunshine. Thanks for the game Prem."  -- Cyprian

Group Summary:

A good demonstration that you don't have to be victorious in all your matches to grab a group win... Ben stuck to his task, played more matches than anyone else and trumped his two losses with three good wins and bonus points. Great matchplay Ben!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Howell 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Omar Abdulgani [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. John Spicer 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Mark Langham 7.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Joe Glynn 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Alex Plant [L1]

Match Results:

Mark Langham bt Joe Glynn (Oct 23) 3-6, 6-0, [10-8]

Match of the Group:

Omar Abdulgani bt Ben Howell (Oct 22) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Mark Langham (Oct 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great, close match as always!!!😊"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Joe Glynn (Oct 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with great weather at last! 😊"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Alex Plant (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! "  -- Ben
John Spicer bt Ben Howell (Sep 12) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Group Summary:

It's lovey when friendly rivalries emerge amongst players and this was the fifth time that Glen has taken on Toby, and what a match. Not only was it a thrilling three-setter, it turned out to be the match between group winner and runner up. This time, the laurels go to Glen. Great tennis all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Toby Wadey 8.2 [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Johnny Real [L2] 2
  4. Becky Redman [L1]
  5. Andrew Mouzouri [L2]
  6. Jennifer Mouzouri 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Jennifer Mouzouri (Oct 27) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jennifer. A really close second set in which you had points to take it to a tie-break. Lovely to play you again, looking forward to the next time."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Andrew Mouzouri (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, every other game went to deuce. Nice to play Andrew again. Good luck in your remaining games."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Andrew Mouzouri (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable close match with Andrew. It was a tight contest throughout and fittingly ended on a dramatic long rally. I look forward to our next meeting! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Jennifer Mouzouri (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Jennifer again. Some good rallies and points. Best of luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Toby

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Toby Wadey (Oct 6) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Once again myself and Toby had an epic three set match. That's the fifth time this year we've played in the Local Tennis League. Until today it was two matches a piece. Amazingly each one of those games has followed the same pattern. Toby always wins a close first set. I come back and win the second. Then the third set is a toss of a coin (not literally, we do actually play tennis). Luckily I won that coin toss/tennis set today. A great game today in windy conditions. Looking forward to playing Toby just as many times next year."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Becky Redman (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Becky. Thanks for playing even though you were recovering from a bad wrist. Becky told me to put that there were lots of deuces, which there were. A very tight game. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Johnny Real (Sep 15) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Johnny. A real hard battle. I thought I was done for when I went 3-0 down in the second set. Good luck in the rest of your games."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Johnny Real (Sep 8) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A pulsating encounter at Branksome Park with long rallies and plenty of dramatic moments. Johnny and I had a similarly close-fought match just over a year ago and this time was no different. He had a match point while serving at 5-4 up in the decider and there was a never-ending rally in that game which I somehow edged and ultimately changed the course of the match. But Johnny did come back again as I served for the match, saving two match points... before sending what would have been a winning volley just long. Another classic - I look forward to our next one! "  -- Toby


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bournemouth and Christchurch .

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) 

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