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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

Emsworth Recreation Ground

Horndean Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7PT
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Bidbury Mead Recreation Ground

Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3JG
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Havant Park

Market Parade, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1PY
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Other Venues

Cowplain Recreation Ground

Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8EH
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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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"I have now completed 100 singles matches in 3 years of playing Local Tennis Leagues and have managed to win over 70% of those which I would have not thought possible when I started."

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Collapse AllHavant Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

100% of all possible matches were played! Well done Havant. That's a fantastic result and many thanks for braving sub-par weather conditions and all the great tennis.

Group Summary:

Every possible match was played in this group and almost everyone got their bonus points! Well done all. Congratulations to Lee who tops the group and says George played very well, Robert played some good shots, Paul hit a lot of winners and that it was good to see Anthony playing again after his injury. Hear hear!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lee Keeping 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Anthony Spencer 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Haines [W1, L3] 3
  5. George Knight [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Robert Haines bt George Knight (Mar 19) Walkover
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Robert Haines (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive match with Robert on a blustery day. I managed to hold serve throughout often under pressure which made all the difference in the end. Thank you as always for the game Robert and look forward to meeting again in the next round."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Robert Haines (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Robert again . Robert served well and played some good shots and a few of his service games was 40-0 up but I just managed to get the ball back and eventually broke Roberts serves . Best of luck with your remaining matches Robert "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAnthony Spencer bt Robert Haines (Mar 4) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a tough game against Robert today. He seemed to have more stamina than usual. I suggest he keeps up the treadmill and weight training. Looking forward to our next encounter."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt George Knight (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A surprising score line after our match in the last round when George took me to 3 sets. George never really got going today in very windy conditions. Enjoyed your company as always mate and I'm sure our next match will be a lot closer."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Anthony Spencer (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect conditions for tennis and always a pleasure to play Ant. A lot of close games in this match and a few net cords in my favour helped me to win a match that was anything but as straightforward as the score line might suggest. Enjoyed our chat and hot chocolate after the match and look forward to playing you again in the next round my friend."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAnthony Spencer bt George Knight (Feb 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game George. See you again soon"  -- Anthony

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt George Knight (Feb 7) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played today George . You served well and played very well . Good match . Best of luck with your remaining matches mate . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Paul Whittenham (Feb 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough windy conditions today but Paul played very well today and served well and hit a lot of winners . I just won the vital points in the end . Best of luck with your remaining matches mate and good to see you again . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Anthony Spencer (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play you Anthony again . Tough windy conditions today for both of us . Good luck with your remaining matches mate and good to see you back again playing after your injury "  -- Lee

Group Summary:

Like group one, group two played every single match, which is fantastic! Well done everyone, especially as conditions were often not the best. Dennis and Emma braved terrible weather but were rewarded with a rainbow mid match! And Dennis gets a (metaphorical) pot of gold by topping the group! Sarah is runner up. Congratulations all round.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dennis Greenwood [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Sarah Long [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Edwina Acason [W2, L2] 5
  4. Imogen Karas& [L3, UF1] 2
  5. Emma Laing 9.2 [L3, UF1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentEdwina Acason bt Emma Laing (Mar 15) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to play with Emma, good rallies and good match"  -- Edwina
Reveal CommentImogen Karas& v Emma Laing (Mar 8) 6-1, 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain stopped play but we agreed to call the match complete as there were pools of water on the court"  -- Imogen
Edwina Acason bt Imogen Karas& (Mar 8) 6-2, 4-6, [10-8]
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt Imogen Karas& (Mar 8) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in awful conditions "  -- Dennis
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt Emma Laing (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Terrible weather to start but a rainbow in the middle of the match. Nice game overall."  -- Dennis
Reveal CommentSarah Long bt Emma Laing (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Such a lovely game in very windy conditions "  -- Sarah
Dennis Greenwood bt Edwina Acason (Feb 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentDennis Greenwood bt Sarah Long (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions but an enjoyable match"  -- Dennis
Reveal CommentSarah Long bt Edwina Acason (Feb 2) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really lovely fun game "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Long bt Imogen Karas& (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Super tennis "  -- Sarah

Results

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