Friendly, competitive tennis on Poole'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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Branksome Park

Leicester Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6BY
Tel: 01202 751944
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Poole Park Tennis Facility

Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2SF
full venue details »

Other Venues

The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre

Station Approach, Broadstone, BH18 8AX
Tel: 01202 777766
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Ashdown Leisure Centre

Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8PY
Tel: 01202 604224
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Hamworthy Park

Lulworth Avenue, Poole, Dorset
full venue details »

Club Venues

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Salterns Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL
Tel: 01202 740219
full venue details »

It was an enjoyable round, people very nice and good players. It's sometimes difficult to arrange the games, but not many problems if you keep chasing the people!

Pau Folque

"​Very pleased to have come top of my group and looking forward to the next round!  I like the resume email you sent out at the end of the round too - it's a nice touch.  I'll choose my prize now...!",

Sally Revell
"It was good fun, and your organisation and website are brilliant. I would also say that it's a great way to meet new people of all ages, male and female.
David Lloyd

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Report your results

Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 16 May 2019 to Wednesday 10 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Darron Ayles [W2] 4
  2. Alan Lam [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Toby Wadey 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Glen Bessant 8.2 [UF1]
  5. Andrew Hawker 9.1 [L2]
  6. Mike Hilton [L1]
  7. Peter Hawker
  8. Ryan Lewendon 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan Lam v Glen Bessant (May 26) 6-1, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Glen. Great competitive match as always in humid conditions. This 2nd set is turning into a real battle! Looking forward to playing the conclusion!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Toby Wadey (May 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Toby, good luck with the rest of your games "  -- Darron
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Andrew Hawker (May 25) 6-5 Andrew Hawker Retired

Player Comments:

  • "This promised to be another classic Wadey-Hawker dual, but sadly Andrew picked up an injury and was forced to retire before we could really get going. I hope you recover soon Andrew - and I look forward to playing you again in future rounds. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Mike Hilton (May 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Mike good luck for the rest of the league."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Andrew Hawker (May 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andrew. I think I managed to save about 10 break points before you broke me so I was fortunate but also happy I was able to serve my way out of trouble. Plenty of deuces and plenty of nice rallies. Again, a joy to play and compete with you. Thanks!"  -- Alan

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Vening [W1] 2
  2. Russ Pollard [L1]
  3. Cliff Sorge 8.2
  4. Marco Zengarini
  5. Matej Hamza
  6. Phil Winfield
  7. Sue Eales 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Russ Pollard (May 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Played fair and square with some superb drop shots and lobs. A few nifty fore hands too."  -- Russ


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

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)