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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

Alexandra Park

St Helens Road, Hastings, TN34 2LJ
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Battle Sports Centre

Claverham Community College, North Trade Road, East Sussex, TN33 0HT
Tel: 01424 774772
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Helenswood Sports Centre

The Ridge, Hastings, TN37 4PS
Tel: 01424 755515
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The Green

Tower Road West, St Leonards, TN38 0RL
Tel: 01424 430221
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Club Venues

Amherst Tennis Club

Amherst Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1TU
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Sedlescombe Lawn Tennis Club

Sedlescombe Golf Club, Kent Street, Sussex, TN33 0SD
Tel: 01424 871 700
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Collapse AllHastings Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 20 October 2016 to Wednesday 14 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 November 2016)

Thanks to all players involved for making it onto the courts despite the less than favourable conditions. We hope you enjoyed it, and if so, please do help us spread the word!

Group Summary:

Top commitment from Martyn and Ben, who both managed to get 3 matches under their belts as well as claim bonus points. Martyn tops the group with wins in all his matches, followed by Nick and Mark who both claimed a win each. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Martyn Levitt [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nick Griffith [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Ross [W1, L1] 2
  4. Ben Mayhew [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lee Gibson 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Ross bt Ben Mayhew (Nov 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in horrible conditions. Well played Mark."  -- Ben

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartyn Levitt bt Nick Griffith (Nov 7) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A chilly afternoon with mixed conditions, the first two sets played in daylight and the decider played under floodlights, a couple of years since I played on Astro and under lights, both of us forgetting balls but got a few together from the clubhouse ! Knew this game was going to be a tough one and I wasn't disappointed, Nicks serve when it goes in is a weapon, just blocking it back into play then back on even ground, I got off to a quick start and had a match point in the second set but Nick saved well and came back strong when I thought it was my set! The Astro turf kept catching me out as the balls skidded through so when I could I came forward, in the end maybe my ground stokes were better and I made less mistakes, great game thanks !"  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentMartyn Levitt bt Ben Mayhew (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Harsh score line for Ben, he played ok and he can only improve the more matches he plays, hopefully he will come along to our Sunday club mornings through the winter as he would be more than welcome, thanks for the game and nice to meet you Ben."  -- Martyn
Reveal CommentNick Griffith bt Ben Mayhew (Nov 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Nick. I enjoyed it despite the score."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMartyn Levitt bt Mark Ross (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played a best of 3 sets match, I came through 6-1,6-0, perfect day for it and will arrange a rematch friendly sometime in the near future. "  -- Martyn

Results

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

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)