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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

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
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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
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Club Venues

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Salterns Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL
Tel: 01202 740219
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Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 19 | Thursday 1 August 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Firooz Namvar [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Billy McCormick [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Toby Wadey 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Cliff Sorge 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jonny Evans 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  7. Darron Ayles [W1] withdrawn 2
  8. Tim Hubbard [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Tim Hubbard (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tim"  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentJonny Evans bt Toby Wadey (Sep 14) 7-5, 3-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game thanks!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Cliff Sorge (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoy the match with long rallies. Thanks Cliff "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Tim Hubbard (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tim. I really found my form tonight. Good luck in any more matches you play."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Tim Hubbard (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tim. "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentJonny Evans bt Glen Bessant (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Glen!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Tim Hubbard (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Tim at East Dorset. Second set in particular was close and could have easily gone the other way. I look forward to us playing again. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Glen Bessant (Aug 25) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another gruelling, close match against Glen in very hot conditions. It was the fourth time we’ve played and it was the fourth time it’s gone to a deciding set. Our similar styles seems to cancel each other out - it’s a bit like when Superman fights Clark Kent... except with slightly less superpowers. Always a pleasure - and I look forward to our next match. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Toby Wadey (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Toby, I think the heat was beating us both :) "  -- Firooz
Billy McCormick bt Tim Hubbard (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Glen Bessant (Aug 17) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Glen good match thoroughly enjoyed it. "  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentBilly McCormick bt Glen Bessant (Aug 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Glen. Best of luck for your next matches"  -- Billy
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Cliff Sorge (Aug 15) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Almost two-and-half hours on court for this battle, which I think left both of us completely exhausted. There were lots of swings in momentum, with Cliff saving a match point at 4-5 down in the third set with a huge serve. He then went onto serve for the match himself but I somehow managed to claw it back and just about edge the tie-break. Always a pleasure to play Cliff and I look forward to our next match. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Glen Bessant (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Glen for such a good game. We had a lot of long rallies, that’s why the game took longer than a football game :) "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentBilly McCormick bt Cliff Sorge (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Cliff, cheers"  -- Billy
Reveal CommentBilly McCormick bt Firooz Namvar (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Firooz, some great rallies. Hope to play again soon"  -- Billy
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Glen Bessant (Aug 4) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Glen, a really close match in the end with 2 very similar playing styles. 2nd set could have gone either way and glad I have got my tiebreak hoodoo out of the way!! Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Jonny Evans (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for Match. "  -- Firooz

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Hawker 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sue Eales 10.1 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Simon Vening [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ryan Lewendon 10.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Chris Ridge [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Hilton [W2, L2] 4

Match Results:

Mike Hilton bt Chris Ridge (Sep 17) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Mike Hilton (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a hot September day. Thanks for the game Mike, great meeting you"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Mike Hilton (Aug 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike for playing an enjoyable match in pleasant sunshine at East Dorset."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Sue Eales (Aug 24) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Sue and I have played each other many times. We always have good competitive matches and this was no exception. After my good start Sue pushed me all the way in the second and third sets, and I had to work very hard to avoid being beaten by her excellent forehand shots. Many thanks for playing, Sue."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Simon Vening (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing a great match on a warm and pleasant afternoon. Good luck with the rest of your matches, Simon."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Chris Ridge (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Very close rallies. thank you Chris, I really enjoyed it"  -- Sue
Mike Hilton bt Sue Eales (Aug 18) 7-5, 1-6, [10-4]
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Simon Vening (Aug 17) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Simon. Really enjoyed our close rallies. Looking forward to match 3!"  -- Sue
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Ryan Lewendon (Aug 14) 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "We were fortunate to be able to play in one of the rain free spells of the day, finishing under floodlights. I was a really close match that could have gone either way. Thanks very much for playing, Ryan."  -- Andrew
Chris Ridge bt Andrew Hawker (Aug 13) 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Ryan Lewendon (Aug 13) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for some great rallies Ryan. And great serves from you in the first set."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Ryan Lewendon (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ryan, love the big serve! Hope to play again sometime"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentRyan Lewendon bt Chris Ridge (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Don't think we could've managed many more deuces! Great rallies and could've easily been the opposite scoreline"  -- Ryan

Current Rankings:

  1. Carl Fleet 10.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bradley Hutchings [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Matej Hamza [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Marco Zengarini [W3, L2] 6
  5. Liam Marriott 10.1 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Donald Gunn [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Russ Pollard [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Donald Gunn (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Donald."  -- Marco
Reveal CommentCarl Fleet bt Donald Gunn (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Donald thank you, good luck with your other games and great to meet you. Cheers Carl"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentMatej Hamza bt Marco Zengarini (Sep 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Marco thank you for another enjoyable game. "  -- Matej
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Liam Marriott (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match Liam thank you. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentCarl Fleet bt Russ Pollard (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Russ and best of luck with your other games. Cheers Carl"  -- Carl
Reveal CommentCarl Fleet bt Liam Marriott (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Liam, thank you for a very energetic game. Good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Bradley Hutchings (Aug 30) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "really enjoyed the match thanks Brad"  -- Marco
Reveal CommentCarl Fleet bt Matej Hamza (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Matej and really nice to meet you. Again another game of Deuce nearly every game. Good luck and hope to see you around soon. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentLiam Marriott bt Matej Hamza (Aug 24) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun game Matej. Thank goodness we did it in the morning and not the hottest part of the day. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentBradley Hutchings bt Russ Pollard (Aug 23) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Russ. A good match in humid conditions and a lot closer with all those deuces! We’d both have got more winners if the net was lower! Good luck with your others. Brad "  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentCarl Fleet bt Bradley Hutchings (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Brad really enjoyed it, was so close on many points. Some massive rallies, really enjoyed it thank you and good luck. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentMatej Hamza bt Donald Gunn (Aug 18) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Don for a great match in windy weather. Good luck in next games. "  -- Matej
Reveal CommentLiam Marriott bt Donald Gunn (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Donald. Great way to spend a sunny day. "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentBradley Hutchings bt Donald Gunn (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Don. Rain held off. Enjoyable match. All the best with your other matches. Brad"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentCarl Fleet bt Marco Zengarini (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Marco really enjoyed it, could have easily gone either way. Look forward to playing you again. Good luck and thank you Carl. "  -- Carl
Reveal CommentRuss Pollard bt Donald Gunn (Aug 5) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Donald. Really close and some hard fought rallies. Best of luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Russ
Reveal CommentBradley Hutchings bt Matej Hamza (Aug 2) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Matej. A great battle. If your serve had been working better I would have been in trouble - actually you would have won. It was close! Good luck and look forward to playing again."  -- Bradley

Results

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) 

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)