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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

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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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Primary Venues

Borough Gardens

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RT Tel: 01305 266861 full venue details »

Wey Valley Tennis Centre

436 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5AN Tel: 01305 813113/340122 full venue details »

St Osmunds Community Sports Centre

Barnes Way, Dorchester, DT1 2DZ Tel: 01305 756472 full venue details »

Other Venues

Greenhill Gardens

Weymouth, DT4 7TH Tel: full venue details »

Radipole Park Gardens

Radipole Park Drive, Weymouth, DT3 5EZ Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Gardens

Portland, DT5 1AH Tel: full venue details »

Wyke Gardens

Portland Road, Weymouth, DT4 9BE Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllDorchester Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

Just a single group again in this latest round of Dorchester Tennis League but with nearly three quarters of all possible matches played it was a busy one. Sadly there were a couple of retirements but lots of close scorelines and entertaining match commentaries too so we hope to see you back for more in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Chris for going one better than his runner up spot last round by topping the table this time with 5 wins, 2 of which were retirements... including in the title decider against runner up Dinko. Meanwhile Mike won a "character building" 3 set tussle against Ian and Dinko did well to win a close first set against Nick to set the stage for a 2 set win.

Final Rankings:

  1. Chris Webb [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Dinko Georgiev [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ian Turner [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nick Pitt [W2, L2] 4
  5. Mike Greenfield 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Jonathan Pritchard [W1, L5] 2
  7. Carl Atkinson [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Pitt bt Jonathan Pritchard (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played in excellent spirit. The score does not reflect Jonathan's undoubted potential."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentMike Greenfield bt Jonathan Pritchard (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close and enjoyable match. Thanks Jonathan."  -- Mike
Chris Webb bt Nick Pitt (Oct 9) 6-7 (4-7), 4-5 Nick Pitt Retired
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Dinko Georgiev (Oct 7) 6-4, 3-1 Dinko Georgiev Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Dinko was hindered by a thigh muscle injury that gradually got worse as the match progressed. He bravely battled on until the pain became too great. A bit of a shame because I'm sure it would have turned out to be a really tight tussle."  -- Chris

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMike Greenfield bt Ian Turner (Oct 5) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another long, hard and hugely enjoyable tussle with Ian. Must be character building (or something)!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentIan Turner bt Jonathan Pritchard (Oct 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jonathan - really good match and a very even contest with so many deuce games. Look forward to playing again some time soon hopefully."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Jonathan Pritchard (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great sunny afternoon to be playing tennis. The match was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests with plenty of long rallies."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Jonathan Pritchard (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Jonathan for the game, we had some good rallies and played nice tennis considering the awful windy weather"  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentNick Pitt bt Ian Turner (Sep 22) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tantrums from the winner. Ian retained admirable equanimity. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Mike Greenfield (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good rallies. Mike impressed with his strong forehand shots."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Nick Pitt (Sep 17) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nick, you played such a good tennis and so consistent serve and so much pressure on me duri g the whole match, thank you very much!! "  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Mike Greenfield (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Mike for the match, hope i will meet you soon again"  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Ian Turner (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some long rallies. Ian was getting stronger as the match wore on especially his serve which began to click far more frequently in the 2nd set. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Ian Turner (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Ian for the game and hope we gonna play more and more "  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentJonathan Pritchard bt Carl Atkinson (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Carl and play our first matches of the league. Look forward to playing again in the future."  -- Jonathan


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

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)