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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

King's Rochester Sports Centre

601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ
Tel: 01634 818422
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Other Venues

Peneden Heath

Peneden Heath Road, Peneden Heath, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2DQ
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Darnley Road

Strood, Kent, ME2 2HE
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Deangate Ridge Sports Complex

Duxcourt Road, Hoo, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8RZ
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Strand Leisure Park

Station Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1TT
Tel: 01634 333927
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Wigmore Park

Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0QP
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Club Venues

Avenue Tennis

Featherby Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6AN
Tel: 01634 386188
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Collapse AllMedway Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 27 September 2018 to Wednesday 21 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 October 2018)

We were pleased to welcome 3 new league players as well as several returners this time around, making for a good mix of old and new. Five of you showed great scheduling skills to earn the midway bonus points and help yourselves up the leader table, and the match commentaries reveal a range of playing styles and shot making. Thanks for taking part and we hope to see you all back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to returning league player Kshitij for winning the group in commanding style, powering his way to 7 matches and finishing 2 points clear of runner up Elliot. Elliot commented on the power and consistency of Kshitij's shots in their head to head, which Gary tried to counter with slice drop shots. Kshitij commented on Prem's great court coverage while Elliot noted the consistency of Gary's forehand. So all in all some great tennis across the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kshitij Chauhan 8.2 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Elliot Jones 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Paul Hayes [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gary Beazleigh [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martin Winchester [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Howard [W1, L2] 2
  7. Prem Rai [L2] 1
  8. Nick Leeks 10.2 [L3]
  9. Gemma Hutchinson 10.1

Match Results:

Kshitij Chauhan bt Nick Leeks (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentKshitij Chauhan bt Elliot Jones (Nov 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well done to Kshitij, he was far too powerful for me, i'm not used to playing anyone who hits it as hard consistently. Credit to Kshitij, and congratulations on winning the league!"  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentKshitij Chauhan bt James Howard (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with James and witnessed some incredible shots at the end. "  -- Kshitij
Kshitij Chauhan bt Paul Hayes (Nov 10) 6-0, 6-0
Elliot Jones bt James Howard (Nov 8) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentElliot Jones bt Nick Leeks (Nov 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nick pushed me hard first set, i wasn't at my best unfortunately, happy to get the win, thanks Nick. "  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentJames Howard bt Paul Hayes (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Paul. Good match with the first four games all going to multiple dueces and against serve. It looked like it was going to be a long day. Paul's resistance was strong and the match swung on a few crucial points. Score did not reflect the match. Well played Paul. "  -- James
Reveal CommentKshitij Chauhan bt Prem Rai (Oct 21) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Prem’s court coverage is great"  -- Kshitij
Reveal CommentKshitij Chauhan bt Gary Beazleigh (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Gary. Great guy to play, with some good slice drops. "  -- Kshitij
Reveal CommentPaul Hayes bt Nick Leeks (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Nick. Another nice guy and a lovely sunny day for tennis. Loving the league. Great to play new and different players."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentKshitij Chauhan bt Martin Winchester (Oct 19) 6-4, 2-1 Martin Winchester Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Martin forfeit the match at 1-2 score in the 2nd set. The site did not let enter any score less than 6 hence the score reported."  -- Kshitij
Reveal CommentGary Beazleigh bt Martin Winchester (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close match and a hard fought victory. We had some close games and some great points. Thanks for the game Martin, I enjoyed it. "  -- Gary
Reveal CommentMartin Winchester bt Paul Hayes (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a good game Paul is a nice guy and we had some battling rallies. "  -- Martin

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Hayes bt Prem Rai (Oct 5) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match."  -- Paul
Elliot Jones bt Martin Winchester (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentElliot Jones bt Paul Hayes (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Paul, i led 5-1, 30-0 first set, but Paul did really well to get back in it, and was very close to making it 5-5. Happy to get the win, but Paul definitely hit the shot of the match, i thought i'd done enough with an attacking forehand but Paul hit a wonderful cross court rocket on the run. Well played Paul. "  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentElliot Jones bt Gary Beazleigh (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to start with a win! Gary is a top guy and his forehand was very consistent. Good luck to Gary for the rest of the league."  -- Elliot
  • "Thanks for the game Elliot. There were some close games and the scene was set for a heroic come back but it wasn't to be on this occasion. The better player won on the day," -- Gary

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Medway.

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)