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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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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
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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 39 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Roger Garbutt [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan Lam [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Johns 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Premkumar Jeyapaul [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ben Howell 8.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dinko Georgiev [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Chris Johns (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for a titanic battle. Going into a h2h record of 4-4 against you, and knowing it'll be a while before our next match before I relocate, I think it added a bit of spice to the match. The scoreline certainly flattered me. If it were on tv, people would have seen your sledgehammer forehand making me run from pillar to post like a headless chicken!! I just had to hang in there, pray, scramble and pray some more! Fortunately, with a lot of luck, the outcome was favourable to me. Thanks Chris for a great game. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Dinko! We had some good hits and I think this match was decided by who could serve best. Cheers for the game Dinko!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Ben Howell (Dec 24) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Ben Ben Ben...I hope I haven’t ruined your Christmas with this win! Neither playing our best but I don’t think my day was quite as bad as yours - still good to have a hit over the festive period though...and thank goodness we chose the dome because some of the rain was biblical. All the best for Christmas dude and I’ll see you in the next round if not before ✌️"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Dinko and thanks for coming down to the dome to play. Really good to meet you and always nice to see a new face on the ‘tour’. The scoreline was a little flattering to me, I think you’re just short of a little match practice and perhaps a little distracted by the insanely good kid practicing next to us!! Good luck with your remaining matches and I look forward to playing again in future rounds. Oh...and merry Christmas "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentRoger Garbutt bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for booking the court; enjoyed some great rallies today and maybe next time we should play on the clay at East Dorset. Have a good Christmas!"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger Garbutt bt Chris Johns (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Chris, thanks for coming over to East Dorset and great to play outdoors in decent weather. All the best, Roger"  -- Roger
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hey Dinko Great to meet you my friend Hope you enjoyed it and hope to play again Rock and roll "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentRoger Garbutt bt Ben Howell (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score is a bit flattering, but good to play the match out of the wind & rain in the Bournemouth Gardens bubble. All the best in your remaining matches Ben."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentRoger Garbutt bt Alan Lam (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Alan in cold but crisp conditions. Great battle to the end; well played."  -- Roger
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Prem. As always, hard to tell who's ever going to win between us but I think the key today was I got into my rhythm from ball 1 and that was the difference. I don't think you played as well as you could so I was lucky not to play you when you're in turbo mode!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Alan Lam (Dec 7) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Second set Alan was totally on fire and I couldn't do anything. Good passes too. A lot of deuces. Fun and a lot of net play from me. Always good playing Alan. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Dec 4) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cold, cold, cold...really rather cold. It was another epic encounter with the self proclaimed rock star of tennis Premkumar Jeyapaul, and had me well and truly on the ropes in that first set! Having won the first game I hardly got a look-in after that and your drop shots were awesomely punishing - made me look like my boots were made of concrete! However, and it’s a big however, due to scheduling issues we had to switch from hard to astro, and I never thought I’d say this about sandy, grubby, gritty, damp astro, but I think it saved me! The change of conditions nullified some of your weapons and allowed me to claw myself slowly back into the match and rise like a Phoenix from the flames (😂😂😂) - cheers dude t’was fun✌😎"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Dinko Georgiev (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun! "  -- Ben
  • "As my first game that was so good to learn so many things from Ben,he just played great!!" -- Dinko
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Ben Howell (Nov 30) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a game Ben. You ran away with it and then me and back and forth over 2 days with some Italian passion and your racket survived and I just nailed it Far too close for comfort, you've definitely stepped up !!"  -- Premkumar

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Vening [W5] 10
  2. Toby Wadey 8.2 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Peter Livesey [W1, L4] 4
  4. Anthony Hughes [W1, L1] 3
  5. Thomas Clarke [W1, L2] 2
  6. Mateusz Wierzchon [L3]
  7. Amy Josey withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Thomas Clarke (Jan 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match at Branksome - thanks to Tom for coming all the way from Gillingham to play. There were some really memorable points - lots of lobs, net play and long rallies. Hope we get to play again in future rounds. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Anthony Hughes (Jan 18) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A competitive match which was finished under the floodlights at Branksome. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout, with Tony playing some excellent attacking shots on both the forehand and backhand sides. He raced into a 4-1 lead in the first, took the second set 6-2 and had a 3-0 advantage in the decider. Luckily I found some consistency and was just able to get over the line. Thanks Tony and hope to play again"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Toby Wadey (Jan 13) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "In blustery conditions and occasional drizzle Toby and I played out a match that could have gone either way. Sandwiched between two close sets was a period in which Toby was unplayable. After taking a tumble near the end of the first he composed himself and upped his game. Toby’s attacking play and shots at the net had me firmly on the back foot. Fortunately for me his consistency dropped slightly in the third and some key points ultimately decided the outcome of a very close contest. Thanks for an enjoyable match Toby"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAnthony Hughes bt Peter Livesey (Jan 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tony - it was an enjoyable game despite the constant drizzle Best of luck in your remaining matches. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Mateusz Wierzchon (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A perfect day for tennis even if the sun did cause us both a few problems at times. Thanks for organising the court Mateusz and looking forward to playing again. Good luck with your other matches"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Mateusz Wierzchon (Dec 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some good rallies. Thanks for the game Mateusz! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Peter Livesey (Dec 29) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match at Branksome where Pete had me working off lots of Xmas calories. He found his range and composure in the second set and his excellent backhand slice got him back from 5-2 down to level at 5-5. He also saved 2 match points at 5-4 and was 4-0 up in the tie-break. Needless to say I was relieved to get over the line! Have a great New Year Pete and thanks for the match"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Thomas Clarke (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "In occasionally gusty conditions this proved to be a hard fought match. Tom and I quickly found that the similarity in our playing styles produced some lengthy rallies. The second set in particular was closely contested and included a marathon eighth game at 4-3 as Tom threatened a comeback. A thoroughly enjoyable match which was completed just before the heavens opened. Thanks Tom and hope to play again sometime"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentThomas Clarke bt Peter Livesey (Dec 7) 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great game against Pete in good conditions with a number of superb drop shots throughout. I look forward to playing again in the future. Thanks, Tom "  -- Thomas
  • "A close fought, enjoyable game on a great day for tennis. Well played Tom you out sliced me in the end!" -- Peter
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Mateusz Wierzchon (Dec 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mateusz and good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Peter Livesey (Nov 23) 6-2, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable, tough contest against Pete in the drizzle at Branksome Park. Lots of great rallies and close points. I look forward to us playing again in future rounds."  -- Toby
  • "An enjoyable game despite the drizzly conditions. Well played Toby" -- Pete


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)