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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 up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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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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"Great way to improve your singles game on a friendly but competitive level. I enjoyed all the games and it was nice to meet new local players. I am a big fan of Local Tennis Leagues. Great concept!" 

Alzbeta Kucerova

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"We are very pleased to have won our mixed doubles group. We enjoyed playing all our matches and we wish to thank you and the team for organising it so well. We also enjoy the updates and find the tips really helpful"

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"Great to receive a prize as a winner! and thanks for getting in touch. It  was my first doubles round and I really enjoyed it. We made a great team with Dominic and managed to win the group without losing a set :) All the players were nice and friendly and it was fairly easy to arrange all matches. I will definitely play again and can only recommend. Also the response by email from the organisers is amazingly quick and they really care about all players and a smooth running of this league. Great job. Thank you" Alzabeta Kucerova
 
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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 3 May 2018 to Wednesday 27 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 May 2018)

A good round at the Pavilion to kick start the summer season and get us all warmed up for Wimbledon. Thanks to everyone who took part, and we hope you enjoyed some competitive matches. Congratulations to the new group champions and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

Group Summary:

There were numerous closely contested matches in this round, with Uche and Joseph playing a "ridiculous first set taking 1hr 30 mins" and Ashley and Thomas competing for more than "2 and a half hours" in their epic head to head. Joseph and Uche both finished with four wins and bonus points under their belts to put themselves in contention for the prize. However Joseph managed to play more matches than Uche and this ultimately proved the difference, as he boosted his tally with a point from a three set defeat to Nicolo to move into the lead. Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Joseph Antoniou 8.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Uche Onyema 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Perri Johnson [W3, L1] 7
  4. Alex Carpignano 8.1 [W3, L2] 7
  5. Nicolo Colombo [W3, L3] 7
  6. Ashley Bingham 8.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Thomas McCarthy 8.1 [L6] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. David Sharp

Match Results:

Uche Onyema bt Alex Carpignano (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt Thomas McCarthy (Jun 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another fab outing playing a great guy who exhausted me!"  -- Perri
Nicolo Colombo bt Ashley Bingham (Jun 19) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt Ashley Bingham (Jun 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ash was an utter pleasure to meet and compete with..some points were pretty high quality on rather a warm day," -- Perri
Reveal CommentJoseph Antoniou bt Perri Johnson (Jun 11) 3-6, 4-0 Perri Johnson Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Perri and play him but he was visibility not a 100% and noticeably got worse during the last few games. Wishing Perri a swift recovery and hoping for a rematch soon."  -- Joseph
  • "What a fab human being Joe is AND waaaaay too modest! Peace!" Perri
Joseph Antoniou bt Alex Carpignano (Jun 9) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson bt Nicolo Colombo (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nicolo is fab, a real gentleman and a great athlete. We had some epic rallies"  -- Perri
Nicolo Colombo bt Joseph Antoniou (Jun 2) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Nicolo Colombo (Jun 1) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very closed match which could have gone either ways. Thanks Nic." Alex
Joseph Antoniou bt Thomas McCarthy (May 26) 6-4, 7-5

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAshley Bingham bt Thomas McCarthy (May 26) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "26 games in 2 and a half hours - one set still to play"  -- Ashley
Alex Carpignano bt Thomas McCarthy (May 25) 6-4, 6-4
Alex Carpignano bt Ashley Bingham (May 23) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentUche Onyema bt Joseph Antoniou (May 19) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Ridiculous first set taking 1hr 30 mins. Uche looked to run away with second set before I won the last 4 games. Uche to serve, 0-30 I...need...water"  -- Joseph
Uche Onyema bt Nicolo Colombo (May 13) 6-1, 6-4
Joseph Antoniou bt Ashley Bingham (May 11) 6-4, 6-1
Nicolo Colombo bt Thomas McCarthy (May 7) 6-4, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Thomas McCarthy (May 5) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Group Summary:

John held his nerve to win several tight sets and this set him on his way to a clean sweep of wins and a subsequent place on the top of the podium. Tim also showed fine form to chalk up three victories of his own and is rewarded with the silver. Hats off to Martin who was the only player to play every match and bag bonus points - great stuff!

Final Rankings:

  1. John Cotterill 7.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Tim Ibbotson 8.1 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Ismael Esteban [W2, L1] 5
  4. Dominic Beresford 8.1 [W2] 4
  5. Anthony Crawley 8.1 [W1, L3] 4
  6. Tim Loo [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Anthony Crawley bt Martin Lynchehan (Jun 17) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
John Cotterill bt Tim Ibbotson (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-4
Tim Ibbotson bt Anthony Crawley (Jun 10) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
John Cotterill bt Martin Lynchehan (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-0
Dominic Beresford bt Ismael Esteban (Jun 7) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Tim Ibbotson bt Martin Lynchehan (Jun 3) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentIsmael Esteban bt Martin Lynchehan (May 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Martin, I owe you one ;)"  -- Ismael
Tim Ibbotson bt Tim Loo (May 23) 6-1, 6-1
John Cotterill bt Tim Loo (May 22) 6-4, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIsmael Esteban bt Anthony Crawley (May 21) 7-6, 5-7, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "That was tough, very well played Anthony!"  -- Ismael
Tim Loo bt Martin Lynchehan (May 20) 6-2, 6-2
Dominic Beresford bt Martin Lynchehan (May 11) 6-1, 6-0
John Cotterill bt Anthony Crawley (May 6) 6-4, 7-5

Group Summary:

Devrim made the most of the "sunny conditions", recording victories in all three of his matches to climb into first place. Othmane was the only player to get his matches in early, and his bonus points combined with a win against Sean saw him clinch the runner up spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Devrim Beyzade [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Othmane Islah 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Sean Combrink [W1, L2] 2
  5. Dan Hodgson withdrawn
  6. Guy Veale 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade bt Sean Combrink (Jun 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Muggy sunny conditions for an entertaining match. Some great points and good net play from Sean."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade bt Jim Harrison (Jun 7) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good conditions, muggy day. Scoreline does not reflect the number of deuce games."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Jim Harrison (May 31) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun thanks "  -- Sean

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Othmane Islah (May 21) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and hard-fought match played in hot and humid conditions. Othmane stretched me to the limit."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade bt Othmane Islah (May 11) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "sunny but windy conditions. Great mental battle in a topsy turvy second set."  -- Devrim
Othmane Islah bt Sean Combrink (May 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Group Summary:

Graham played all of his matches and this proved to be a recipe for success as he finished with a 100% winning record to comfortably move to the top of the table, on what was a dream debut. Maria won a set off the new champ and this point was enough to claim the silver. It would be great to see more matches played next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Graham Clark [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Maria Harrison 9.1 [L1] 1 RUNNER UP
  3. Daniela Tringale [L1]
  4. Michael Ross 8.2 [L1]
  5. Sally Morshead [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGraham Clark bt Michael Ross (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game. Thx"  -- Graham

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGraham Clark bt Maria Harrison (Jun 4) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game. Thanks Maria. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham Clark bt Daniela Tringale (May 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game. Great to get a run around before the rain came. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham Clark bt Sally Morshead (May 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Sally. Really nice to play. Beautiful afternoon. Good luck for the remaining games. "  -- Graham

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Pavilion. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:
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Collapse AllPavilion Doubles - Round 21 | Thursday 19 April 2018 to Wednesday 4 July 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 27 May 2018)

Despite some incredibly hot conditions it was great to see so many players persevering and making the effort to play their matches; Alan & Nigel for example endured an 'exceptionally hot bank holiday evening' in their match against Jim & Maria! It's lovely to see such kind match comments left for each other throughout the round - keep up the strong sportsmanship and let's see what the next round has in store.

Group Summary:

There was no doubt in Dominic & Anthony's pairing in this group as they managed a very impressive 7 wins from 7 matches including earning their bonus points which can always be a bit trickier in these doubles leagues. Many congratulations to both on such a strong comeback round. Second place was a much closer contest as only a couple of points separated three teams. In the end it was David & Tony that finished as the eventual runners up. There were some really friendly match comments too which are always lovely to see!

Final Rankings:

  1. Dominic Allport & Anthony Crawley [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. David Lindsey & Tony Pelaou [W4, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva [W3, L2, UF1] 8
  4. Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jim Harrison & Maria Harrison [W2, L2] 5
  7. Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ashley Bingham & Justine Cohen [W2, L2] 4
  9. Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon [W1, L6] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPerri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva bt David Lindsey & Tony Pelaou (Jul 3) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "2 utterly fabulous guys...stubborn opponents we had such epic rallies, the last service game lasted ages AND they should have won it but hey ho! My partner guided us well with her gorjus groundshots...good hit!"  -- Perri
Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton bt Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon (Jun 26) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun close match and very sporting of Kate to complete the match when she was struggling with her elbow."  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The sunlight and the sizzling temperatures made things a little tricky for everyone leading to plenty of deuces. Great fun!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva bt Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar (Jun 20) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Lou and Sam are 2 fab cats we had a lovely hit...they get around the court very, very well, there really were some epic rallies, my partner had a good day (me rather less so sadly ...Ha!) What a splendid way to spend a summer evening Thanks guys!" Perri

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Lindsey & Tony Pelaou bt Ashley Bingham & Justine Cohen (Jun 16) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great way to start a Saturday, with the sun peaking through the morning clouds and some good exercise playing a long 2 hour 2 setter which was very enjoyable. Ashley and Joe played really well, this match could have gone either way - me and David got lucky. "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentDavid Lindsey & Tony Pelaou bt Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon (Jun 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match had some really good rally's, especially during the first set where Kate and Joe were just too strong. But me and David dug deep for the second and third sets to win the match. The match was very enjoyable but I must say the scores in the last two sets do flatter us."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar (Jun 12) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "There were so many deuces in this match - it must be a tennis world record. Great fun!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDavid Lindsey & Tony Pelaou bt Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar (Jun 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Louise & Samantha joined our game hot from a session with their league team - as it happened this may have been tp our advantage as they may have lacked a little steam at the business end of the two sets. But it was a lovely early afternoon played in great weather and set me up for some wonderful samosas from the chef at the Pavilion - soooo delicious. We had some great rally's but and David and I embarrassed ourselves as we forgot the scores on a number of occasions - luckily the ladies were in control and kept us on the straight and narrow."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentJim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon (Jun 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It is always enjoyable to play Jo and Kate."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt Jim Harrison & Maria Harrison (Jun 5) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! It went on and on and onSome great rallies and lots of fun in the fast fading light. "  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva bt Ashley Bingham & Justine Cohen (Jun 5) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Utterly fabulous pair Brilliant hit learned lots. Thanks guys "  -- Perri
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham & Justine Cohen bt Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar (May 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some really great points, enjoyable match, thanks!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentJim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (May 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always, an enjoyable match"  -- Jim
Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen bt Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva (May 22) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (May 20) Walkover
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham & Justine Cohen bt Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon (May 19) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, some great shots played by everyone, thanks!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentDavid Lindsey & Tony Pelaou bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (May 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game, what with Nigel's formidable serves and Alan's flat line hugging Exocets its a wonder we won any games let alone 6 in both sets. After a hard week of work, its great to be able to unwind with a really enjoyable game of tennis and now with the exercise in the bank, I can enjoy a nice pizza and wine in front of the telly watching Eurovision...come on Cyprus!"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt David Lindsey & Tony Pelaou (May 11) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very interesting game that had lots of good rallies. Tony had to postpone his Friday night aperitif a little longer than he might have hoped for, but I think everyone enjoyed the run around. Thanks guys! "  -- Dominic
Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva v Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (May 10) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1) TBC
Reveal CommentAlan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen bt Jim Harrison & Maria Harrison (May 7) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On this exceptionally hot Bank Holiday evening, Nigel and myself started off playing rather ragged tennis, but managed to up our game sufficiently to hold off a spirited challenge from Maria and Jim. An enjoyable match, best preparation for the long anticipated chilled lager..."  -- Alan
Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar bt Jo Holden & Kate Sheldon (May 5) 6-3, 6-3
Dominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (May 4) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Dom and Ant proved to be fab guys an enjoyable run out..Bravo guys!" Perri
Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton bt Louise Sharpe & Samantha Kracmar (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close and fun match - even in the drizzle! - with lots of good rallies and some really hard hitting by Sam and Louise."  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Anthony Crawley bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (Apr 20) 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "With the light descending the game went to the wire - great second set and good tennis all round. Thanks for the match!"  -- Dominic
  • "This was loads of fun - specially digging in in the second set and making Dom and Anthony fight (a little) for it," -- Nigel

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Pavilion archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Pavilion. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)