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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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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 37 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Cyprian Kuczera 6.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan Lam [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Johns [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Premkumar Jeyapaul [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Langham 7.1 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Harry Lund 8.1 [W3, L1] 6
  7. Ben Howell 8.1 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Langham bt Ben Howell (Aug 14) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Yet another 3 set marathon in this league. Thanks to Ben for coming over to Poole and playing on 2 surfaces due to lack of light. First set looked was going my way up to the tie-break but Ben managed to hit some winners to level and then went on to take the breaker with his smooth backhand play. Second set was fast and furious with not a lot of difference, I nosed ahead and stayed there... Due to lack of light, 3rd set was played inside and again was nip and tuck. Overall, Glad to come through this one but will ache tomorrow. Well played Ben. Regards,"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Alan Lam (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After our last epic encounter i feared this match. I could only win by sticking to my plan and be very patient. It was a very tight match with lots of very long rallies and almost every game went to deuce. Very well played Alan. "  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Harry Lund (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Harry for the match! It's been over a year since we last played so happy we got to battle it out again under the sun like old times! Lots of competitive rallies and glad we were both going for it, playing positive attacking tennis. See you next time!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentHarry Lund bt Chris Johns (Jul 25) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Forecasts said it was to be the hottest day of the year so far, so obviously Chris and I played out an epic 3-setter which took just over 3 and a half hours! Chris came racing out of the blocks and deservedly took the first set after his own great play out did my own error-strewn start. The second set turned on it's head as I found some range to level things up, with the help of just a few net-cords, whoops! Then the third set took on a life of it's own. I had secured a 5-1 lead and with the heat starting to get to us both, Chris started going for it, with incredible success, dragging the match into a tie-break. Tiny margins separated us on the day, won't be forgetting this match for a long time! Well played Chris!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Alan Lam (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ding ding - round 5! Another great tussle on a hot sunny evening. Thanks for coming over to my gaff this time...and for helping to sweep the court at the start...doesn’t really seem right I edged it this time, but I’ll take it :) Really could have gone either way and you pushed me to the end, although if one of us had actually held serve in the second set it could have been quite different! Always good to see you and bring on round 6 -ha!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Mark Langham (Jul 17) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another lung busting, match with tiresome rallies that just would not end. Physically, we were both tested to our limits and after 2 hours and a half, I think our bodies were done. To think the Wimbledon final was twice as long as our match and it included a 37 year old is remarkable. Thanks for the drink at the end Mark. Hopefully our next match will be simpler!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Mark Langham (Jul 16) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see you again Mark and thanks for coming over to me to play this time. First off - it should not be that hot at 7pm in this country...ever. Second, I think we both did ruddy well considering, especially given you were on limited juice rations. Bit of a strange game with both of us going on good runs at different times. The 3rd set scoreline definitely flattered me - even at match point when your return clipped the baseline I thought - oh no, here comes the come back. You never let me settle (channelling your inner NK!!) but I enjoyed it, and you’re a gent to play. Good luck with the rest and until next time..."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Prem for another one of our epic encounters. I think the scoreline was a bit fair to me today. I had to remain non-complacent as I was always thinking about our last league match when you almost came back from the brink of defeat to snatch the victory. Fortunately, luck was on my side this time! Thanks for the game and no doubt we'll play again soon. Cheers!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentChris Johns bt Ben Howell (Jul 11) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see you again Ben and thanks for the match. It was probably more battle of the focus rather than skill as the heat took its toll on both of us. Other than the ominous hundreds of birds over head I thought it was a fun match. Until next time Benjamin ✌️"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Chris Johns (Jul 8) 6-4, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match with long rallies and super close 2nd set with very dramatic tie-break. Really got lucky there. Very solid play Chris. You almost had me."  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Mark Langham (Jul 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Quality match on the carpet. It was hard to get through Mark's big service but I've managed to keep the pressure on. I've very much enjoyed that. Thanks for the game."  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Ben Howell (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Ben. As always, a game full of good tennis and plenty of wicked volleys from yourself. Great to play you again. I look forward to our next encounter!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Chris Johns (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Chris You've come on leaps and bounds and the orange shirt nearly had me undone! Hot day and tight game , look forward to playing you and your shirt again"  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentHarry Lund bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Jul 2) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another battle in the sun! A beautiful day for Tennis and our 70-minute long first set couldn't have been any closer! I was lucky to squeeze through after my first serve deserted me for a few games and I found myself at 5-3 40-15 down after some great player by Prem. Somehow managed to save those set points and broke back in the next game as momentum shifted. We never seem to have simple matches when we play eachother!! Thanks for the game Prem, looking forward to playing again soon. All the best"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Ben Howell (Jul 2) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a twist. Ben used his net skills and managed to change the momentum in the second. Glad I've made it in the end. "  -- Cyprian
Reveal CommentHarry Lund bt Ben Howell (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The only way to look forward to a Monday morning, Tennis! Competitive rallies throughout with some great shot-making from Ben at times. Always an enjoyable match when we play, thanks for the game, Ben. Good luck in the rest of your matches!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Mark Langham (Jun 29) 6-4, 0-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Hey Mark What a scorcher! Hottest day of the year and plenty of distractions ya know what I mean! So close man, really you stormed it after the first set you were on fire like the temperature today, I feel for you man it could have gone either way Always a pleasure, plenty of good sportsmanship, c u soon mate "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Ben Howell (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the game more than you did Ben, maybe that dodgy kebab affected your focus, anyhow always a pleasure playing you look forward to our next encounter "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentCyprian Kuczera bt Premkumar Jeyapaul (Jun 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Don't get any ideas by looking at the score. We both played rubbish. The weather was nice though..."  -- Cyprian

Current Rankings:

  1. Jay Tarrant [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Furr 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Toby Wadey 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kelvin Medley-Jones [W2, L2] 4
  5. Roger Cracco [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Glen Bessant 8.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Des Lenehan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Kelvin Medley-Jones (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for organising the match and the weather holding off! "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Kelvin Medley-Jones (Aug 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today Kelvin, well played. After I kicked off the first set with a hold, you matched me with your service game and this pattern continued all the way to the first set tie break - never happened in one of my matches before! So after a very close tie break I went down a break and looked to be coming unstuck at 0-40, 1-2 in the second but somehow got my serve firing again and came through what was a really enjoyable first encounter, thanks a lot for the match!"  -- Sam
Kelvin Medley-Jones bt Toby Wadey (Aug 2) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Roger Cracco (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you. Good luck in remaining matches"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Glen Bessant (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Good luck"  -- Jay
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Sam Furr (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Sam. Good match, had some nice rallies"  -- Jay
Kelvin Medley-Jones bt Glen Bessant (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Toby Wadey (Jul 5) 6-4, 2-6, [17-15]

Player Comments:

  • "Toby I can say with 100% confidence I will not be in another tussle quite like our match today. Played on a very humid, late afternoon at Christchurch Tennis Club. The match started with a fairly routine first and then second set win for each but having decided to play a tie break to finish the match off quickly and get off court we didn't look back. We each saved numerous match points (including a fantastic effort by Toby who was 9-6 down and looking finished) and both really toughed it out staying in the tie break through 5 changes of end, and 25 minutes in order to settle the match. I couldn't believe we could finally stop when I did hit the winner! Best match I have ever played in the League hands down."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Roger Cracco (Jul 5) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First two sets were very tight and had some great attacking shots from both of us. I managed to keep focussed and come through in the end but it was never an easy match. What a great way to spend a morning in Bournemouth Gardens, thanks Roger for the match!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Toby Wadey (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for game. Nice meeting you."  -- Jay
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Roger Cracco (Jun 30) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play Roger again in such a tightly fought match. He beat me soundly a couple of months ago but I managed to up my game this morning and just about prevail. Lots of good rallies and net play, with so many points that could have gone either way. Very enjoyable - and I look forward to us playing again. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Glen Bessant (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Glen for a great first match of this round. Good to play a familiar face, see you Sunday at the Matchplay."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Glen Bessant (Jun 23) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great, close match with Glen. It really could have gone either way - Glen was 5-2 up in the first set and had several set points... but I somehow clawed it back before the momentum swung back again. The third set was a real war of attrition and thankfully for me I just about made it over the line to win. Hopefully we’ll both have recovered for our immediate rematch tomorrow in the Poole league! "  -- Toby

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Glynn 10.2 [W3] 6
  2. Richard Johnston 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mark Treviss-bell [W1] 2
  4. Andrew Mouzouri [W1, L2] 2
  5. Antonino Chiaramonte 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Livesey withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoe Glynn bt Andrew Mouzouri (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Andrew, it was a tough game but really enjoyable. All the best. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentMark Treviss-bell bt Richard Johnston (Jul 30) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match keep it up tricky opponent with some good angles. "  -- Mark
Joe Glynn bt Richard Johnston (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1
Richard Johnston bt Andrew Mouzouri (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Johnston bt Antonino Chiaramonte (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Antonino for the game; some good rallies. Good luck with your other matches"  -- Richard
  • "Great match, Richard! I gave my best in the first set; then in the second, I ran out of "fuel", breathless!!! I could have done better if my fitness had been better. Age doesn't lie, and you cannot improvise fitness. However, we had many good rallies! Good luck with your next matches" Antonino
Reveal CommentAndrew Mouzouri bt Antonino Chiaramonte (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks very much for coming to Southbourne Antonino. We had some great rallies and it was nice to meet you. Good luck with the rest of your matches" -- Andrew
  • "Hi Andrew, it was a real pleasure to meet and play you. We had lovely chats between games, and your friendly attitude put me at ease despite my defeat! :) I hope to meet you again on a tennis court, and I wish you luck with your next matches," -- Antonio
Reveal CommentJoe Glynn bt Antonino Chiaramonte (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - thanks Antonino! Good luck in your game tomorrow. -Joe"  -- Joe
  • Hi Joe, it was a great pleasure to play you, a musician like me, for my very first match and the very first tournament of my life. I hope to see you soon on the court and if you need more info about the St Sebastian Tennis Academy, do not hesitate to contact me. There are much better players than me, excellent coaches and a strong team playing doubles around in tournaments.

Results

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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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