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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

Canford Park

Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3NX
Tel: 0117 328 6266
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Coombe Dingle Sports Complex

Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP
Tel: 01179 626718
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Redcatch Park

Redcatch Road, Bristol
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Clifton College Sport Ground

Abbots Leigh Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3QD
Tel: 0117 9237780
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St George Park

Church Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 7AF
Tel: 0117 328 6266
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Eastville Park

Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5
Tel: 0117 328 6266
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Other Venues

Page Park

South View, Bristol, BS16 5RT
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City Academy

Tel: 0117 954 2811
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Horfield Common

Kellaway Avenue, Bristol, BS6 7YL
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Club Venues

The Redland Green Club

Redland Green, Bristol, BS6 7HF
Tel: 01179 731139
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Congresbury Tennis Club

King George V Playing Fields, Stonewell Drive, Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5DW
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Kings Lawn Tennis Club

Maplemeade, Bishopston, Bristol, Avon, BS7 8JG
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Redland Community Tennis Club

Redland High School for Girls, Redland Court Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS6 7EF
Tel: 07724 831 290 / 07411 263 207
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Victoria Park Tennis Club

Somerset Terrace, Bristol, BS3 4LL
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Downend and Frenchay Tennis Club

Common Mead Lane, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1QQ
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 "Just want to say thank you for organising these leagues.  I only started playing tennis last year and only wanted to play singles. If it wasn't for you organising these leagues I would not have the opportunity to compete in this sort of format without joining an expensive club.  I still email all past players and meet up for games to keep improving and so I can start the next round without a long break,"

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Eamonn Connaughton

"I have just completed my first season in the Bristol Tennis League and had a great time. As a player with no previous singles match experience I found the group I was in the perfect level despite my losses. All the matches were closer than the score line suggested and I hope that I would be placed in a similar group in the future. Thank you very much for organising an accessible and friendly league."

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Collapse AllBristol Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Ash [W2] 4
  2. Clint Webber 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Annabel Westermann [L1] 1
  4. Jules Evans [L1]
  5. Patrick Fallon [L1]
  6. John Blackmore 8.2
  7. Martin Nicholls 9.2
  8. Max Hubbard

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Jules Evans (Jan 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Top match today on a gloriously sunny day. Some long attritional rallies in a tightly fought first set that I just edged. Stayed solid in the second, winning some key points in another really enjoyable set of tennis. Thanks Jules, good match! "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Ash bt Annabel Westermann (Jan 18) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable, competitive match today. Nip and tuck first set but the tie-break went Annabel's way very easily. Managed to recover from 2-0 down in the second to take another closely fought set. As it was the first time back on court for a while for Annabel I was able to take advantage of her physical level dropping a little through the third to take the match. Great game."  -- David
Reveal CommentClint Webber bt Patrick Fallon (Jan 16) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another good game Patrick. Look forward to next time. "  -- Clint

Current Rankings:

  1. Guy Arthur 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Malone 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Hale [W2] 4
  4. Jacob Hirsch-Holland [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Campbell [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alexis Macron 8.2
  7. Charlie Cole 8.1
  8. Olly Olasimbo

Match Results:

Jamie Malone bt Rob Campbell (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-1
Guy Arthur bt Rob Campbell (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Guy Arthur (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Misty, damp, atmospheric conditions, and increasingly wet balls meant for a surprisingly fun game with lots of good rallies played in great spirits. Guy got into the match more and more and played really well in the second set. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Hale bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 21) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A match of two halves, where Jacob grew stronger and stronger. Some great topspin rallies and dinky slices in the second set and at 4-4 it could have gone either way. Really fun match played in great spirits under crystal clear blue skies. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentGuy Arthur bt Jamie Malone (Jan 17) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match as always, we ended up playing ok three different courts and through wind rain and hail, but still managed some fun tennis"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentGuy Arthur bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 17) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, super windy but had fun, and we both got progressively better! Thanks Jacob"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Rob Campbell (Jan 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice time, Rob! Very nearly rained off but we saw it through."  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentJamie Malone bt Jacob Hirsch-Holland (Jan 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in high winds! "  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Brown 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Kit Stokes [W1] 2
  3. Jamie Gray 9.1 [W1] 2
  4. Joe Wood [L1] 1
  5. Michael Menlove [L1] 1
  6. Adam Richards 9.2 [L1]
  7. Nye Harries [L1]
  8. Helen Siwek 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamie Gray bt Michael Menlove (Jan 19) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match. First set could have gone either way. Mike steamed through the 2nd and I managed a late break after the 3rd set went 3-3. Would happily Nike again he is a tough opponent!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Adam Richards (Jan 19) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Adam and I have played a few times now, but not in conditions as cold and dark as this evening. Adam likes to play a hard and fast game and I think my style of play interrupts that a little. In any case, he had several game points in the first set and the score doesn’t accurately reflect the set. The second set was very tight and could’ve gone either way. The rallies were longer and the set had more drama. The floodlights even went out on Adam’s serve at 5-6, 0-15! In the end I managed to hang on for the win."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentKit Stokes bt Nye Harries (Jan 17) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close and evenly matched. Nye’s serve and return are every consistent so we had to rally for almost every point."  -- Kit
Reveal CommentSimon Brown bt Joe Wood (Jan 12) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Joe today. The blinding sun made for an interesting opening match to this round. In the first set I managed to gain the momentum as Joe settled into playing with his new racket, but he bossed the second set with some big serves. The third set had some great rallies and could’ve gone either way. Thanks Joe - enjoyed it. "  -- Simon

Current Rankings:

  1. Eamonn Connaughton 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Gary Crawford [L1]
  3. Benjamin Brown
  4. Justin Lee 9.2
  5. Michael Kennedy 10.2
  6. Mike Cook
  7. Robin Williams 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEamonn Connaughton bt Gary Crawford (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very sunny morning and the rain stayed away . It was nice to meet a fellow Irish man . Because arrangements are made by text or email we are not aware of any details of the person you are going to meet . So it was lovely to meet Gary and this is what makes the local Tennis leagues so good The sun had a big effect on both of us and we had an enjoyable game Good luck with the rest of your games Gary"  -- Eamonn

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bristol archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Bristol.

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)