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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Bidbury Mead Recreation Ground

Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3JG
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Cowplain Recreation Ground

Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8EH
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Emsworth Recreation Ground

Horndean Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7PT
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Havant Park

Market Parade, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1PY
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Hayling Park

Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0HB
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Jubilee Park

Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7HU
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Purbrook Heath

Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU
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Club Venues

The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club

Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2RS
Tel: 02392 482750
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Collapse AllHavant Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 11 May 2017 to Wednesday 5 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Whittenham 10.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lee Keeping [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Haines [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anthony Spencer 9.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Stella Smith [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy Williams 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Anthony Spencer (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Anthony . It was pretty hot out there but we had some great rallies . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Robert Haines (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Robert , first time I played on grass and it was really nice to play at the avenue club "  -- Lee
Anthony Spencer bt Stella Smith (Jun 15) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Stella Smith (Jun 3) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match , Stella was very consistent and I had to work very hard to win match . Well played Stella "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Andy Williams (May 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Had to recover from 0-40 to win opening game on my serve. Some good rallies, had to work hard for points, Andy has potential."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Stella Smith (May 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good tight match on a humid morning with a very tough competitor. Stella was so consistent during 4 games of 2nd set and went 4 love up with nervy errors from me. Somehow found way back in to win 6 in a row, still had to save break point in final game."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Andy Williams (May 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Andy and all the best for the rest of your games . Nice meeting you "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Robert Haines (May 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very cagey opening set with several deuces at 4-4 on Robert's serve, a game which ultimately went in my favour and led to me edging the opening set. The second set was less comfortable than the score might suggest. Another enjoyable encounter with Robert and I look forward to meeting him again in the next round."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Anthony Spencer (May 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match in very hot conditions with many long rallies and a lot of games that could have gone either way. Fair to say that Ant wasn't on top of his game today but nevertheless he made me work very hard as always for my win."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Lee Keeping (May 20) 6-2, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really tough match in very windy conditions. Lee played a great match and recovered from 2-5 down in the 2nd set to force a tie-break which just didn't fall his way. Look forward to playing Lee again in the future."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Anthony Spencer (May 20) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Managed to fight back from a break down twice in 1st set, and once in 3rd set. Felt more energised than I generally have recently in tough matches, and found a foothold in match, gaining confidence. Good hard-fought match."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Stella Smith (May 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in a lovely setting which featured several long rallies and I enjoyed immensely. Stella is a good player who hits the ball to length consistently and returns everything! I lost the first 2 games of the match and could easily have lost several more than I eventually did. Stella will provide good opposition to everyone in this league and I look forward to meeting her again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Andy Williams (May 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Andy who won several hard fought rallies and was extremely unlucky not to covert points into games. Played in great spirit and look forward to playing this very pleasant young man again in the future."  -- Paul

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Havant. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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