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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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Collapse AllHavant Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 27 June 2019 to Wednesday 21 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Keeping [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Hotson [W1, L1] 3
  4. Christian Pascual [W1, L2] 2
  5. Charlie Merrett [W1, L2] 2
  6. George Knight [W1, L2] 2
  7. Robert Haines [L5] 2
  8. Anthony Spencer 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristian Pascual bt Robert Haines (Aug 15) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Robert again. Match consisted of short rallies and good net plays. First time on grass for me and fortunate that it's not as dreadful as astroturf."  -- Christian
Reveal CommentCharlie Merrett bt Robert Haines (Aug 5) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Robert for a great match, always a pleasure and hope to see you in the next round."  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Paul Whittenham (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Paul served well today and hit some great winners . I just think I managed to get the ball back more and made Paul play that extra shot which sometimes made the difference . Good to see you again mate . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt George Knight (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played today George . George served well and got a few aces , best of luck with you remaining matches mate . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentGeorge Knight bt Robert Haines (Jul 31) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Robert played very well today, he adjusted to my serve well in the second set. Robert saved about 5 match points in the final game and had me on the ropes right until the last point. Best of luck with your other matches Robert."  -- George
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Christian Pascual (Jul 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I approached this match with Christian with some trepidation based on his impressive run of wins in the Portsmouth League. He strikes the ball beautifully on both wings and has a powerful serve but on the day a lack of recent match practice and coming to terms with the artificial grass service went against him and led to more errors than I'm sure he would normally make. It was great to meet and get to know you Christian and look forward to playing you again in the future."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJames Hotson bt Paul Whittenham (Jul 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us struggled, especially on serve, in the 1st set. After numerous breaks of serve, we found ourselves in a tie break which I just managed to close out. In very hot conditions I thankfully got off to a fast start in the 2nd set and managed to keep the momentum to serve out for the win. Always good to meet and chat to you Paul and look forward to our next meeting. All the very best for the rest of your matches."  -- James
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Robert Haines (Jul 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After winning the first 2 games to love I was hoping for a more straightforward match with Robert but I should have known from our previous encounters that he never stops trying and before I knew it we were back to 4-4 with Robert looking the more likely to take the first set. However Robert lost his range a little thereafter and although there were a lot of long rallies, my own game came together and I managed to take the win. Thank you as always Robert for the game and look forward to meeting you again in the next round."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt George Knight (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play George again especially at such short notice (we both played Club tournament matches immediately before our game). George had recently returned from a 'holiday' in Magaluf which could well explain why he got off to a slow start in our match. Once he found his service game and powerful forehand it became a real struggle for me in the second set in hot conditions and it was fortunate for me that I managed to get over the finishing line before a third became necessary. Always good to meet and chat to you George and look forward to our next meeting. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Charlie Merrett (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another very competitive match against Charlie played in great spirit as always. I was definitely hanging on at the end of the second set and just managed to put the match out of Charlie's reach in time. A pleasure to play you Charlie and I am very hopeful that we can invite you and a few of your members over to the Avenue for a friendly team match followed by a few beers and a meal. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Charlie Merrett (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Charlie . Good luck with your remaining matches "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt James Hotson (Jul 12) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with James . James played very well today and served and mixed up his game well . Just hung in there and just managed to edge it in the 3rd set . Played in a very friendly competitive manner . Best of luck with your remaining matches James and thanks for a enjoyable match . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Robert Haines (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played today Robert . You served very well today into the corners and made me run around a lot in the heat . Best of luck with your remaining matches "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Christian Pascual (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Christian and all the best of luck with your remaining matches "  -- Lee

Current Rankings:

  1. Stella Smith [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Emad Abdeltawab [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andy Fuller 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matt Hotchkiss [W1, L2] 3
  5. Jake King [W1, L2] 3
  6. Matthew Farrar [L3] withdrawn
  7. Stephen `chatfield [L1]

Match Results:

Stella Smith bt Jake King (Aug 16) 6-4, 6-2
Emad Abdeltawab bt Matt Hotchkiss (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-3
Emad Abdeltawab bt Matthew Farrar (Aug 12) Walkover
Stella Smith bt Matt Hotchkiss (Aug 8) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentJake King bt Andy Fuller (Jul 26) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Andy. It was a really close game between two players just getting back into tennis. Thanks again."  -- Jake
Emad Abdeltawab bt Jake King (Jul 24) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Emad Abdeltawab bt Stephen `chatfield (Jul 20) 7-5, 6-4
Stella Smith bt Andy Fuller (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatt Hotchkiss bt Andy Fuller (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really good to meet Andy. When he gets rid of the rust he will be a formidable player. Very even."  -- Matt
Stella Smith bt Emad Abdeltawab (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1
Stella Smith bt Matthew Farrar (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEmad Abdeltawab bt Andy Fuller (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing that Game"  -- Emad
Reveal CommentAndy Fuller bt Matthew Farrar (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Matthew. Good luck with the rest of the league "  -- Andy


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) 

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)