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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Primary Venues

Hampden Park

Rosebery Avenue, Eastbourne, BN22 9QA Tel: full venue details »

Tennis in the Park

Gildredge Park, off the Goffs, Eastbourne, BN21 1HD Tel: full venue details »

Old Town Recreation Ground

Longland Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8JA Tel: full venue details »

Fishermans Green

Eastbourne, BN22 Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Eastbourne Sports Park

Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, BN21 2UF Tel: 01323 649214 full venue details »

Hampden Park Sports Centre

Brodrick Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RQ Tel: 01323 509859 full venue details »

Manor Gardens

Eastbourne, BN20 8BB Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

Devonshire Park, College Road, Easbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JJ Tel: 07581 076730 full venue details »

Hailsham Tennis Club

Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DY Tel: full venue details »

Collapse AllEastbourne Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 19 August 2021 to Wednesday 13 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Chea [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Simon Underwood [W5, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. Craig Armour 10.2 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Kirkham [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Steve Bright [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Ball 9.2 [W1, L2] 4
  7. David Olivo [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Emma Somerset [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Chea bt Simon Underwood (Oct 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • ":)"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Steve Bright (Oct 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match, I think enjoyed by us both. Looking forward to next time"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJonathan Chea bt Emma Somerset (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "fun"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentCraig Armour bt Emma Somerset (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some good rallies played in the sunshine.Thanks Emma."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Emma Somerset (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Emma, some great rallies in there. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJonathan Chea bt Andrew Ball (Sep 17) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 Andrew Ball Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Not actually an injury retirement but I couldn't see a more relevant option - I had to leave the match early due to family reasons. Jon should be awarded the points for this match. A shame, as it was a really fast, hard-hitting couple of sets and would have been a great decider. Admins - please treat this as a Jonathan win due to it being my fault for having to finish early."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt David Olivo (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Yet more fun on court. Good weather, pleasant company, thanks for the match David 🙂"  -- Simon
Andrew Ball bt Craig Armour (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Andrew Ball (Sep 10) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wow! What a match under the lights. Warm night with a little gusty breeze. Andrew played a really great match with some incredible passing shots. A tight first set with many (many) deuce point, ultimately with Andrew taking the tie-break with a perfect lob. Second set was played similarly and I saved/Andrew lost a match point at 5-4. The third set started well for me going to 4-0 lead, Andrew pulled back 2 games, I won one then Andrew won another 2. I finally stumbled over the line in another multiple deuce game. Well played Andrew, great match, really enjoyed it."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Underwood bt Craig Armour (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Craig for a really enjoyable match and some great rallies. Perfect weather after the storm too, so no crazy heat to deal with either. Thanks."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt Craig Armour (Sep 7) 2-6, 7-5, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Close game played on a beautiful morning. Thanks Craig"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentJonathan Chea bt Steve Bright (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game fun guy"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Chea bt Craig Armour (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "fun match. Great bubbly guy"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentDavid Olivo bt Emma Somerset (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with some long rallies. It would be great to play again."  -- David
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt David Olivo (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in beautiful sunshine. Thanks David"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentStephen Kirkham bt Craig Armour (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in slightly blustery conditions. Thanks for the game!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentJonathan Chea bt Stephen Kirkham (Aug 25) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "long rallies. Good fun"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentCraig Armour bt David Olivo (Aug 24) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with many rallies and deuces.Great to meet you David and good luck in your other matches."  -- Craig
Reveal CommentStephen Kirkham bt Emma Somerset (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in good conditions. Thanks for the game!"  -- Stephen


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Eastbourne archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Eastbourne.

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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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.