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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 9 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Keeping [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anthony Spencer 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W2] 4
  4. Charlie Merrett [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. George Knight [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Smith [W1] 2
  7. Robert Haines [L2] 1
  8. Stella Smith [L1]
  9. Brian Wiggins

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Smith bt Robert Haines (Feb 16) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very tough game that could have gone either way. Robert dominated the second set which confirms the adage that scores can be totally different if your level drops 10% and your opponent rises by the same margin. Some good shots and some terrible shots but that's the nature of our level of tennis. I must congratulate Robert on his serving - his first serve percentage was extremely high. A very enjoyable match."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt George Knight (Feb 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely day for tennis and nice to meet George and play him for the first time. George had several opportunities to break my serve in the opening service game but I somehow managed to fend them off before winning the set with a score line that flattered me. In the 2nd set George opened much the stronger and had points for a 3-1 lead before I managed to turn things around in my favour. Thank you for the game and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAnthony Spencer bt Charlie Merrett (Feb 12) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Charlie. This was a really tough match to play. Look forward to seeing you in the future."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Charlie Merrett (Feb 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Our match was spoilt a little by the gusting wind, bright sunshine (although I shouldn't complain about that) and variable bounce on the damp clay court surface and the score doesn't in any way reflect on the match today. It was great to see Charlie again after an almost 2-year break since our last league match and we will definitely be arranging another match soon. Good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Anthony Spencer (Feb 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Anthony played very well today and deserved to win the 1st set . He played well in 2nd set and hit some great shots around the court and hit some good winners . Well played Anthony and good luck for the rest of your matches . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Charlie Merrett (Feb 5) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough slippery conditions for both of us . Charlie played very solid consistent tennis and played some very good shots and kept the ball low . Good luck for the rest of your matches Charlie . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAnthony Spencer bt George Knight (Feb 5) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close-fought game was played today. Good luck George! "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Stella Smith (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Stella again . Stella played very well today and served consistently well . Many of our games went to deuce . All the best of luck with your remaining matches . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentAnthony Spencer bt Robert Haines (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a difficult game to play in cold blustery conditions. Good luck! "  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt George Knight (Jan 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play and meet you George . George has a very powerful serve and hits the ball hard . All the best of luck with your remaining matches . "  -- Lee

Results

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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:
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