Friendly, competitive tennis on Isle of Wight's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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

Northwood House

Ward Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8AZ Tel: full venue details »

Ventnor Tennis Club

St Boniface Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1PJ Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Ryde Mead Lawn Tennis Club

Church Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NB Tel: 01983 811868 full venue details »

"Just to say that i really enjoyed playing & meeting all the others in the group.I have just taken up tennis again & hope to give them all a better game in the next round :-)", Alex Higgins

Alex Higgins

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Collapse AllIsle of Wight Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 30 May 2019 to Wednesday 24 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 June 2019)

It may have only one small group this time, but all but two of the matches were played and there was at least one "epic battle". Thanks for your support and please do spread the word if you can!

Group Summary:

A return to the top spot for Lesley who held off a challenge from Paul J (who played one more match and came within a point of equalling Lesley's points tally). An excellent round for Lesley though it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if she had played third-placed Daniel. A match for another time perhaps!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lesley Kelly 9.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Paul Jasicki [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Croucher [W2] 4
  4. Paul Drudge 10.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Higgins 10.2 [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Jasicki bt Alex Higgins (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "very enjoyable match."  -- Paul
Lesley Kelly bt Alex Higgins (Jul 3) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Jasicki bt Paul Drudge (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Still very rusty after not playing for a couple of years but great fun anyway."  -- Paul
Lesley Kelly bt Paul Jasicki (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-2
Lesley Kelly bt Paul Drudge (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Higgins bt Paul Drudge (Jun 17) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another true epic battle between these legends of the IOW Tennis League ..... this time i just came out on top in a hard fought match ...... It should be televised to be honest lol ..... big respect to Paul who always gives it 100% ..... great game as usual :-)"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentDaniel Croucher bt Paul Drudge (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another blustery day gave rise to an even contest with plenty of scrambling for dying balls. Both service games were broken on more than one occasion and the rallying spirit of both players saw a couple of good comebacks. A good game, just can't wait until summer starts!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Croucher bt Paul Jasicki (Jun 4) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First game of the season and despite the usual rustiness a good even contest. Light rain affected much of the 3rd set but this only added to our dynamic style of play ;)"  -- Daniel


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

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)