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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 12 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Lee Keeping 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Phil Tusler [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Knight [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jack Heselwood 7.2 [L1] 1
  6. Anthony Spencer 8.2 [L1] withdrawn
  7. Dennis Greenwood [L2]

Match Results:

Phil Tusler bt Jack Heselwood (Oct 9) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Dennis Greenwood (Oct 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played today Dennis . Played in tough windy conditions today . Best of luck with your remaining matches . "  -- Lee
Phil Tusler bt Dennis Greenwood (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Anthony Spencer (Oct 2) 6-4 Anthony Spencer Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Anthony injured himself and couldn’t continue after playing 1st game of second set "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Phil Tusler (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A match played in tricky conditions with high winds and the occasional shower. Phil and I battled with the elements as much as with each other and on the day perhaps I dealt with the weather fractionally better during a tough encounter. Good luck with the rest of your matches Phil."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt Paul Whittenham (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always played in a friendly manner with Paul . Quite a hot sunny morning and I just played more consistent today . Just managed to make Paul that extra shot sometimes . Best of luck with your remaining matches mate and hopefully we get to play everyone in group ! "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentLee Keeping bt George Knight (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played today George , you served more consistently and played a better allround game today . Always played in a friendly manner as well mate . All the best with your remaining matches and all the best with your touch tennis . "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt George Knight (Sep 20) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match with George played in hot and windy conditions. After a winning the first set fairly comfortably I had the feeling that George would grow in confidence and up his game in the 2nd set which was exactly what happened. George served and timed the ball well off of both wings and I was lucky to pick up 3 games. George carried his form into the final set and was a break up at 3-2 and I sensed defeat but started to play more positively and George's level dropped slightly. I had 2 match points serving at 5-3 which came and went as George broke my serve again. Luckily for me I broke back straight away to secure the win. Thank you George as always for the game and it is only matter of time before your gain a well deserved win against me"  -- Paul
Phil Tusler bt George Knight (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Haines [W1] 2
  2. Vivien Morgan 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Imogen Karas& [L2] 1
  4. James Burgess
  5. Peter Stephens withdrawn
  6. Stephen Chatfield withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVivien Morgan bt Imogen Karas& (Sep 22) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Rally good game"  -- Vivien
Reveal CommentRobert Haines bt Imogen Karas& (Sep 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was my first match in the local tennis league and I know I need to get fitter, faster and more consistent! "  -- Imogen

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)