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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.

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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.

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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 6 | Thursday 27 July 2017 to Wednesday 20 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 August 2017)

Despite difficult windy conditions, our players in Havant got some great matches this round! There was an abundance of close sets, long rallies and deuce points, showing how closely matched our groups were. Players had the chance to improve their individual skills, while learning from one another’s techniques too. It would be great to see all players in the league completing matches next time!

Group Summary:

It’s great to see that almost every player in Group 1 scored bonus points this round – keen match organisation is so important! A clean sweep of four matches allowed Paul to claim the top spot this round, with Lee as close runner-up. Lee and Anthony played a tense three-setter, Robert and Anthony had a tight two sets, Alan and Robert had some great rallies, Lee demonstrated his strong forehand, and Alan showcased his impressive drop shots!

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Whittenham 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lee Keeping [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Anthony Spencer 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Haines [W2, L2] 4
  5. Alan Goodenough [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Robert Haines (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Robert . You played some great points "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Robert Haines (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I'm not sure how this match ended without Robert getting on the score board as he had several game points throughout the match but it just didn't happen for him tonight. To prove the point we played a further set afterwards which went to a tie-break in almost complete darkness! Very enjoyable evening and I look forward to meeting Robert again in the next round."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Anthony Spencer (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough hard-fought match as always, with an equal number of breaks and holds, I went down 0-2 in both sets, and had to work hard."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Alan Goodenough (Aug 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Alan made me work very hard for my serve at 4-0 in the first set, and again in the first game of the 2nd set when he actually broke me. Some good rallies during the match"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Anthony Spencer (Aug 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another cagey encounter with Ant which was largely dominated by breaks of serve (12 in total) including the first 5 service games of the match. Lots of rallies and an enjoyable match as usual with Ant who always gives his all."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Lee Keeping (Aug 20) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another very close encounter with Lee who raced to a 5-2 lead and 3 set points with some very powerful forehand strokes in particular before I managed to hang in and turn the set around. The second set was an almost complete reversal of the first where I secured a 5-1 lead before Lee fought back to 5-4 before I eventually managed to close out the match on my serve. Always a pleasure to play you mate and good luck for your remaining fixture with Robert."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAnthony Spencer bt Alan Goodenough (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you today Alan. Nice to have a knock up with your son too."  -- Anthony
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Alan Goodenough (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Windy conditions and some good points played by both . Nice meeting you Alan and best of luck for your remaining games "  -- Lee

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Anthony Spencer (Aug 5) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Anthony . A great enjoyable match with you . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Alan Goodenough (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely meeting and playing against Alan this morning. The final score flattered me as Alan had several chances to win games but couldn't quite close them out. Not a single double fault between us and had Alan played several drop shots that had me completely dumbfounded. A pleasure to meet you Alan and hope we can meet up and play again soon. Paul."  -- Paul

Group Summary:

It’s a shame that Group 2 didn’t manage to complete more matches this round. Andy and Thomas played a tight two sets on a windy day, with plenty of close games and deuces. Andy claimed the top spot in the group, and Thomas was close runner-up – well played both! Let’s hope more matches are played next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andy Williams 10.2 [W1] 2 WINNER
  2. Thomas Coombs 10.2 [L1] RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Spaling
  4. Erik Ribovic 10.2
  5. Tom Latter 10.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAndy Williams bt Thomas Coombs (Jul 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Tom for the game, in difficult windy conditions there were a lot of close games in the first set, with a number of games decided on deuce points. Tom played in good spirit, hope we can play again soon. Good luck," -- Andy


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Havant archive.
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.

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

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