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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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
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Club Venues

Ryde Mead Lawn Tennis Club

Church Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NB
Tel: 01983 811868
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"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 8 | Thursday 13 September 2018 to Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 October 2018)

This was a well contested group although quite a few matches went unplayed and no midway bonus points were earned, so our tip for next time would be to start scheduling your matches sooner... it's always surprising how quickly the midway point arrives! The matches played were against a backdrop of variable weather and court conditions though so well done for persevering and hope to see you all back next time!

Group Summary:

It was a successful return to league action for Karl who edged ahead of Lesley by virtue of winning their head to head. The weather and court conditions were tricky that match though which probably didn't help Lesley who otherwise had a strong round, including a 3-set win over Daniel. Lower down the group there was a great contest between "league veterans" Alex and Paul who "ran madly around the court for two hours"... well played both!

Final Rankings:

  1. Karl Naumann [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Lesley Kelly 9.2 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Croucher [W2, L1] 5
  4. Robert Abel [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alex Higgins 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Paul Drudge 10.2 [L3] 1
  7. Richard Simpson [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Lesley Kelly bt Alex Higgins (Oct 27) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlex Higgins bt Paul Drudge (Oct 25) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic battle from these two tennis league veterans .... As usual we ran madly around the court for two hours with plenty of unforced errors and a smattering of great shots .... on this occasion i just came out on top .... Always value for money in our matches ..... if nothing else it keeps us both fit!"  -- Alex
Daniel Croucher bt Alex Higgins (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Lesley Kelly bt Daniel Croucher (Oct 20) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentKarl Naumann bt Lesley Kelly (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tricky windy conditions ….. great setting and a good game. Courts could also do with some attention as the sometimes random bounces do not help "  -- Karl
Reveal CommentKarl Naumann bt Robert Abel (Oct 4) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close....a very long and hard fought 24 games ... both sets were 5 each and could really of gone either way... We did play a 3rd set after and Rob one that one.. Great game!!"  -- Karl
Lesley Kelly bt Paul Drudge (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1
Daniel Croucher bt Paul Drudge (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentKarl Naumann bt Alex Higgins (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great setting....was a lot closer than score suggested...interesting game watched intently by a lady and her dog...I think that is the biggest crowd we will ever achieve! - great game - great setting"  -- Karl
Reveal CommentRobert Abel bt Richard Simpson (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match that improved as it went on. Very enjoyable."  -- Robert


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)