Friendly, competitive tennis on Elmbridge'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

Churchfields Recreation Ground

Churchfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8AG
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Esher Civic Centre

Esher, London, KT10 9SD
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Elm Grove Recreation Ground

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1EG
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Long Ditton Recreation Ground

Windmill Lane, Elmbridge, KT6 5QE
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Giggs Hill Field

Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0AS
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Grovelands

West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 2ED
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Molesey Hurst

East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 1NT
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Cobham Recreation Ground

Churchfield Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT1 12
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Oatlands Recreation Ground

20 Barham Cl, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9PR
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Cricket Way

Cricket Way, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9LP
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 "Great way to meet local friendly people to play tennis with. Really enjoyed it!" 

Eidan Doron

"Thanks to you and Sally for coordinating this great league. We're all really enjoying it!"

Tom Rubie

"It was very enjoyable with each person in the group very friendly. It is exactly what I would like to get out of an initiative such as this,"

James Gill

"Good social round, enjoyed all the matches and the league generally!", 

Andrew Whiting

"I really enjoy playing in this league and hope that many more people join for the next round! Thanks for all that you do. I can imagine that a lot of work must go into making this league happen," 

James Gill

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Collapse AllElmbridge Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 1 November 2018 to Wednesday 9 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Steve Jones [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Fran Strachan [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Linda Major 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. James Gill 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Chris Mitchell 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Simon Davies [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLinda Major bt Chris Mitchell (Nov 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Hope that's the right score, Chris do correct if not. Great idea to play at TD, I didn't realise the courts had been repaired. Still a bit slippery which didn't stop some very long rallies and multiple deuces. Great fun."  -- Linda
Reveal CommentFran Strachan bt Chris Mitchell (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a beautiful morning. Some really super shots from Chris. Look forward to next time."  -- Fran
Reveal CommentSteve Jones bt James Gill (Nov 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "James and I were really lucky to get a break in the weather for this game. The first set was tough as both of us seemed to be able to pick up every shot, making for some long, tiring rallies. We both managed to break serve a couple of times and then I took a 4-3 lead and focused on playing to the corners. James was able to get to most of my shots, much to my disappointment, but I managed to eke out the points to win the next 2 games. The second set was a bit quicker, but still packed with great rallies that had us both running around the court. James's serve also picked up speed, but I was able to take an early 3 - 1 lead and then continued to just try and get the ball back over the net. Thanks for the great game James!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentJames Gill bt Chris Mitchell (Nov 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match played in damp conditions. Great to play Chris and looking forward to playing him again soon."  -- James
Reveal CommentSteve Jones bt Fran Strachan (Nov 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play against Fran, the weather was overcast with a brief shower during the first set, which made the court a bit slippy, but we were both happy to continue. There were many decent rallies during both sets and Fran was returning pretty much everything I put over the net. Fran played a lot of great deep shots as well as a number of drop shots which had me puffing after a desperate charge to the net. It was a very enjoyable game and we also stayed on to do some drills which ended up being a really good workout. Thanks again Fran!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Jones bt Chris Mitchell (Nov 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Chris and I were really fortunate with the weather, great conditions for tennis with only the occasional need to squint during service on account of the low sun. Chris and I enjoyed some good rallies, he placed some good deep shots around the court that made me work for the points. I hope Chris doesn't mind me saying this, but I think his serve let him down a bit today, however, he tells me it's something he's working on! After the game we hit some balls for about half an hour and you could see that Chris had a good range of shots, hopefully he'll bring those into his next game. It was great to meet Chris, he seems like a really decent and chilled out chap. Thanks for the game Chris, let's play again some time!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentFran Strachan bt Simon Davies (Nov 2) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to meet Simon who has just picked up a racket again after a few years - Simon really got into his stride in the second set, some great rallies and great points won. Fantastic fun! Hope to play Simon again soon."  -- Fran

Current Rankings:

  1. Jenny Melvin [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ros Johnson [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ivaylo Nikolov 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Richard Prescott [W1] 2
  5. Mark Hamilton 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Daniela Baxter 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Drury 9.2 [L2, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Ivaylo Nikolov bt Daniela Baxter (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt Ivaylo Nikolov (Dec 9) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Ivalyo pushed me to the limit in that first set. It couldn’t have been any closer! I will have a challenge on my hands for the next match for sure! A great game and a lovely guy. "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentRichard Prescott bt Daniela Baxter (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Daniela. The rain stopped just as we started to play! We had some deuce games and some good rallies and the score doesn’t really reflect what happened in the match. "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRos Johnson v James Drury (Dec 2) 7-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play...to be continued!"  -- Ros
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt Daniela Baxter (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always lovely to see you Daniela. The score doesn’t reflect the number of close games. A game played in poor light ... although I’m not sure there is good light at this time of year!!!!"  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt Mark Hamilton (Nov 25) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always lovely to see you mark and having a great chat. The tennis was good too!!!! Lots of winners sent past me .A really enjoyable cold November morning! "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentRos Johnson bt Daniela Baxter (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match on a lovely sunny autumn morning. "  -- Ros
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt James Drury (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day and always a pleasure to chat to James again. Good tennis match too!!! Some wonderful skidding serves from James . Hope you enjoy the rugby tonight!!! "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentMark Hamilton bt James Drury (Nov 11) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, well played James.. Played in all conditions - bright sun, torrential rain, hail and wind - followed again by sunshine, yet on a treacherously wet and slippery surface.. A match that was competitive, hard fought and well-played, which ebbed and flowed between both players, with some good rallies and the odd slip! Looking forward to our next match! In the meantime, stay dry James! "  -- Mark
Reveal CommentJenny Melvin bt Ros Johnson (Nov 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score line doesn’t reflect the game. Most games went to deuce. Lovely Saturday morning before the onset of the rain.! "  -- Jenny
Reveal CommentIvaylo Nikolov bt Ros Johnson (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a lovely sunny Autumn morning. Thanks Ivaylo"  -- Ros

Results

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

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)