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
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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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"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 organising these leagues - brilliant and well overdue, "

Brian Sheasby

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

 "Really good group this time, played all my games and a good standard,"
Andrew Mouzouri

 "Thanks again, doing an amazing job and certainly better than any other leagues I have joined in the past. Well run and great hearing the updates,"

Edd Randall

"Thanks for arranging yet again a great tournament,"

Avery Jackson

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Collapse AllBournemouth and Christchurch Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 16 July 2020 to Wednesday 9 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jay Tarrant 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Aaron Ellison [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ben Howell 8.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Glen Bessant 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mark Langham 7.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Aaron Ellison (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Glen Bessant (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentBen Howell bt Glen Bessant (Aug 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play you again Glen! "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentJay Tarrant bt Ben Howell (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match on the hottest day of the year!! #sweaty! "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentAaron Ellison bt Ben Howell (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match on a sunny morning managed to just scrape it cheers for the game "  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentAaron Ellison bt Glen Bessant (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice civilised game on a sunny morning to get back into it "  -- Aaron

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Furr 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Mouzouri [W1, L1] 2
  3. Peter Livesey [L2] 1
  4. Dinko Georgiev [L1]
  5. Simon Vening [L1]
  6. Toby Wadey 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Dinko Georgiev (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Dinko, we were on court for two hours! Glad you liked playing at St Leonard's."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentAndrew Mouzouri bt Peter Livesey (Jul 30) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A game of 3 halves and all of them hot. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Peter Livesey (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant courts and a great morning playing tennis. Look forward to seeing you again, all the best."  -- Sam
  • "Well played Sam you were way too good for me on the day." -- Peter
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Simon Vening (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, well played Simon. You came back strong in the second set and came close to taking it. Thanks for the match"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Andrew Mouzouri (Jul 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for tennis!"  -- Sam


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)