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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 the next round here.

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

Brockenhurst Sports Centre

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZE
Tel: 01590 625536
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Club Venues

Lymington Tennis Club

The Sports Ground, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 9GJ
Tel: 01590 676236
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Sway Lawn Tennis Club

Jubilee Fields, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6BE
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Collapse AllNew Forest Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 12 July 2018 to Wednesday 5 September 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 August 2018)

Round one of this brand new league in the New Forest, and great to be underway. All new leagues vary and some get 100% of their matches played. Others, like this, struggle a bit. Please do get in touch another time if you are either struggling to hear back or can't get your matches arranged. We are always here to help! We would also love to turn this into a really enjoyable and successful league so do hope you will have bash next time and do spread the word and help us grow!

Group Summary:

A great round for Jes who is the very first New Forest champ, finishing four wins to the good. Like runner up Sarah, he also got his bonus points and free balls and fittingly, their head to head was one of the closest. Congratulations to both. Sally was also on fine form, successfully coming through her two matches - who knows what might have happened had she played a few more. As there was only one group this time, the standard inevitably varied, but many thanks for everyone for entering into the spirit of it and really hope you will give it another go next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jes Conway [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Sarah Uniacke [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. SallyR Revell 8.2 [W2] 4
  4. James Coates [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. David Kendall [L3, UF1] 2
  6. Julie Bell [L1]
  7. Scott Turner

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSallyR Revell bt David Kendall (Aug 27) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match played across 2 sessions and very different weather conditions... glad we were able to get it finished!"  -- Sally
Jes Conway bt Julie Bell (Aug 22) Walkover
Jes Conway bt David Kendall (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Jes Conway bt Sarah Uniacke (Aug 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Jes Conway bt James Coates (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-3
Sarah Uniacke bt David Kendall (Aug 2) 6-3, 6-3
James Coates bt Sarah Uniacke (Jul 26) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Kendall v James Coates (Jul 25) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "ran out of time for 3rd set"  -- David
Reveal CommentSallyR Revell bt Sarah Uniacke (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first match for both of us in the New Forest league and we both enjoyed it, despite the early afternoon heat! We just fitted it in in time for school collections too on the last day of term :)"  -- Sally

Results

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

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)