Friendly, competitive tennis on Bournemouth and Christchurch 's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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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Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Southbourne Tennis Club

Iford Lane, Bournemouth, BH6 5NF Tel: 01201 434044 full venue details »

The Christchurch Tennis Facility

Iford Sports Complex, Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2BA Tel: 01202 486309 full venue details »

Knyveton Gardens

Frances Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3RY Tel: 077 86 722 744 full venue details »

Mudeford Wood Community Centre

Piper Drive, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4TR Tel: 01425 272084 full venue details »

Swanmore Gardens

Swanmore Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6PD Tel: full venue details »

Winton Rec Tennis Courts

Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1BX Tel: full venue details »

Shelley Park

Wentworth Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2EG Tel: full venue details »

Redhill Park

Redhill Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2SW Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Alderholt Tennis Club

Alderholt Recreation Ground, Ringwood Road, Alderholt, Dorset, SP6 3DF Tel: 07799 885093 full venue details »

"It has been good to play singles matches and have a bit of competition rather than just casual club play. It makes you focus on strengths (and weaknesses!)"

Peter Hayward

"I have really enjoyed my games with everybody - well done to you both. It's great fun getting out and playing again."


Thank you, really enjoyed it. Would love to play again. Let's bring on some more tennis!"

Gurdeep Sekhon

"Really enjoying playing in the League with new players. It gives great opportunity to experience different venues and surfaces," Elena Chavez

Elena Chavez

"Thanks for arranging yet again a great tournament,"

Avery Jackson

"I'm really enjoying the league so far, a big thank you to yourself and the team for your hard work setting it up!!"

Harry Lund

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Collapse AllBournemouth and Christchurch Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 17 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Premkumar Jeyapaul [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Furr 8.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ben Howell 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Mullard [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Lee [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dinko Georgiev [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrew Mouzouri

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Martin Mullard (Jan 3) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hey Martin You were tough competition, not much passes you, great rallies , and I had the luck riding with me , which probably allowed me to get over that finishing line. Look forward to playing you again Best Prem "  -- Premkumar
Ben Howell bt Sam Furr (Jan 1) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 30) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming to St Leonard's, I'm pleased you enjoyed playing on the clay. Unfortunately your arm gave you trouble in the first set so I had the advantage there. Second set you recovered to make a good match out of it!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMartin Mullard bt Michael Lee (Dec 28) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Thanks"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hey dude Some great shots and retrieves , just the mistakes separated us , but I think it's just going to be a matter of time before you clip my wings Rock on dude "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Martin Mullard (Dec 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a really good match, I thought the level was high throughout and the score doesnt quite reflect how close it was in both sets, with so many game points and deuce that came and went. I hope you enjoy the rest of the league!"  -- Sam
Ben Howell bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 27) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Michael Lee (Dec 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Mike, we managed to dodge the showers and put up with the wind which made serving very challenging! See you later."  -- Sam
Michael Lee bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Ben Howell (Dec 18) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a roller coaster of a game dude. Set point down in first set and I somehow clawed back. Epic dude"  -- Premkumar

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Ifrim
  2. Florin Ismailciuc
  3. Jen Swain withdrawn
  4. Kon Kapanadze
  5. Marco Zengarini
  6. Peter Livesey
  7. Toby Wadey 8.1


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bournemouth and Christchurch archive.
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) 

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)