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
full venue details »

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
full venue details »

Ashdown Leisure Centre

Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8PY
Tel: 01202 604224
full venue details »

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 »

"​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 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
"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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Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 28 February 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Toby Wadey 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Alan Lam [W2] 4
  3. Andrew Hawker 9.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonny Evans 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Peter Hawker [W1] 2
  6. Cliff Sorge 8.2 [L2]
  7. Mike Hilton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonny Evans bt Cliff Sorge (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another Fun game in blustery conditions on the clay. The score doesn’t do the match justice as it could’ve gone either way at any moment. Cheers Cliff"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Andrew Hawker (Mar 16) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Storm Gareth did his best to blow off us the court - but couldn’t get in the way of a two-and-half hour marathon battle at East Dorset. Each of the the six games in the first set went to deuce, and Andrew came storming back in the second set, appearing to have mastered how to win in the wind. But ultimately, with more than a little bit of help from some lucky gusts, I managed to prevail. "  -- Toby
Peter Hawker bt Andrew Hawker (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Jonny Evans (Mar 10) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Wow what a game! After our match in the snow last year I hoped the weather would be kinder. Nope. 40+ mph winds, rain, sunshine and swirling trees to add to the distraction. With the wind making the balls generate funny spins and weird bounces, I guess it only made the game more interesting! And it was a good one too - going the distance. I look forward to playing you again Jonny in friendlier conditions! "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Cliff Sorge (Mar 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Cliff again. Last time out in January he gave me a sound thrashing so it felt good to get the win this time... but he perhaps wasn’t feeling fully himself today. I look forward to us playing again in the future. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Andrew Hawker (Mar 9) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match Andrew and it was fitting to go to a deciding set. Well done for closing out the 2nd set and winning the numerous deuce battles. I tried my best to break back but couldn't grab it. Good luck for the rest of your games. "  -- Alan

Current Rankings:

  1. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sue Eales 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Marco Zengarini [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. William Hall [W2] 4
  5. Peter Livesey [W1, L1] 2
  6. Matej Hamza [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Marco Zengarini (Mar 17) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "After all the recent wind and rain a perfect day for tennis. A tough, close game that could have gone either way in the end. Good luck with your other matches Marco. "  -- Peter
William Hall bt Matej Hamza (Mar 16) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Glen Bessant (Mar 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Glen - a great opponent again, and in very tricky conditions today. Well played"  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Marco Zengarini (Mar 11) 6-0, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Marco. Great match in tough conditions. Wicked slicing from you. well played"  -- Sue
William Hall bt Sue Eales (Mar 8) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Marco Zengarini (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great game on a windy day. Luckily the wind was blowing down the court and not across. Some great rallies and lots of deuces. Good luck in your remaining games."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Peter Livesey (Mar 2) 7-6 (9-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Our second game in a week. Another close contest, especially the first set, which couldn't have been any closer. Thanks for the game Peter and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Glen
  • "Well played Glen - another enjoyable match. All the best in your other matches" Peter
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Matej Hamza (Mar 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with lots of long rallies. Best of luck for the rest Mate, I am sure that we will play each other again! Thank you for arranging the courts too. Marco"  -- Marco


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)