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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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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Primary Venues

Southbourne Tennis Club

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

The Christchurch Tennis Facility
Iford Sports Complex
Barrack Road
Christchurch
BH23 2BA
Tel: 01202 486309
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Knyveton Gardens

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

Mudeford Wood Community Centre
Piper Drive
Christchurch
BH23 4TR
Tel: 01425 272084
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Swanmore Gardens

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

Winton Rec Tennis Courts
Fitzharris Avenue
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH9 1BX
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Shelley Park

Shelley Park
Wentworth Avenue
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH5 2EG
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Redhill Park

Redhill Park
Redhill Drive
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH9 2SW
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Club Venues

Alderholt Tennis Club

Alderholt Tennis Club
Alderholt Recreation Ground
Ringwood Road
Alderholt
SP6 3DF
Tel: 07799 885093
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Collapse AllBournemouth and Christchurch Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Good numbers in terms of matches played, especially as this round was cut short three weeks early! Here's to coming back with a bigger and stronger league everyone raring to go!

Group Summary:

Great to see so many matches played in this group, despite the early curtailment, and so many bonus points won! Premkumar is the new champ, coming through close matches against Mark and Ben in particular (great insightful commentaries!) and many congratulations! Good to have Kelvin (who was runner up) and Mark back in the league after a short time away and to see old rivalries re-newed.

Final Rankings:

  1. Premkumar Jeyapaul [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kelvin Medley-Jones [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Howell 8.1 [W3, L2] 7
  4. Anthony Hughes [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Langham 7.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Dinko Georgiev [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Toby Wadey 8.1 [L2]
  8. Roger Garbutt withdrawn

Match Results:

Ben Howell bt Anthony Hughes (Mar 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark Langham bt Ben Howell (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ben, thanks for the game despite the wind...you were not on your usual game today and I took advantage... Look forward to our next game"  -- Mark
Kelvin Medley-Jones bt Toby Wadey (Mar 19) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Mark Langham (Mar 18) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great intense game Mark, back to our classics. Don't know how I clinched the first set , saving all those set points but that was the game changer ! You tired in the second, and I managed to do what I needed, great to get a game in this current climate See you soon dude "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Kelvin Medley-Jones (Mar 17) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you again Kelvin, always have good matches! "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Toby Wadey (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed game , glad to have played given current climate. Some powerful shots Toby , good luck in the other games "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Dinko Georgiev (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game , and interesting game opposite, I couldn't take my off the woman amazing , look forward to next match dude "  -- Premkumar
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Dinko Georgiev (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you Dinko again! "  -- Ben

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Ben Howell (Mar 8) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Hey Ben First set was like neither of us had ever picked up a racket After which we started to rock to the old tune, I'm glad I made it in time could have easily gone the other way Pleasure as always see you soon dude Aft"  -- Premkumar
Anthony Hughes bt Dinko Georgiev (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-3
Kelvin Medley-Jones bt Anthony Hughes (Mar 6) 6-2, 6-3
Kelvin Medley-Jones bt Dinko Georgiev (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentPremkumar Jeyapaul bt Anthony Hughes (Feb 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Anthony Hope you retrieve your cap"  -- Premkumar

Group Summary:

Well played Glen, not just for topping the group but for playing (and winning) four of the five matches in this group and even getting bonus points. A very convincing win and promotion beckons!

Final Rankings:

  1. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lena Chavez [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas Clarke [L1] 1
  4. Bradley Hutchings [L2]
  5. Andrew Mouzouri [L1]
  6. Peter Livesey [L1]
  7. Marcus Bartley

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Thomas Clarke (Mar 14) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tom. Thanks for coming all the way from Shaftesbury. A really close game. Good luck in your other matches."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentLena Chavez bt Bradley Hutchings (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, Bradley. Good luck with the rest of the matches. "  -- Lena
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Andrew Mouzouri (Mar 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play again Andrew. Great game. I think if you could've won that tie-break I wouldn't have had much left for a third set. Good luck in your remaining games."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Peter Livesey (Mar 8) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Peter. Great to play you again. A very close enjoyable game. Even the barking dog added to the entertainment. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Glen
  • "Well played Glen - a close, enjoyable game in tricky conditions," -- Peter
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Bradley Hutchings (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Brad. Very enjoyable. We have both improved since last time we played."  -- Glen

Results

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) 

Comments:
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)