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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Poole Park
Poole Park

Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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 Tel: 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 Tel: 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 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

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

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Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 20 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Firooz Namvar [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Darron Ayles [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Cliff Sorge 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Florin Ismailciuc [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sally Revell 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Darron Ayles (Sep 14) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the competitive game Darron. If I had not won the second set I don’t think I was able to finish the third set as I was knackered. "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Glen Bessant (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Glen - have a good Xmas see you next year!!"  -- Darron
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Florin Ismailciuc (Sep 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Florin. I thought I had the second set won when I went 4-0 up but then you made a great comeback and I had to serve to take it to a tie-break. Look forward to playing you in future rounds."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Glen Bessant (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Glen. "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Florin Ismailciuc (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Florin and enjoy your final game. "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Cliff Sorge (Sep 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the lovely game Cliff. The second set was tense but overall it was an enjoyable game. "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Florin Ismailciuc (Sep 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for coming down to Poole to play Florin, good luck with the rest of your games."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Glen Bessant (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Glen good early runout, great shots from your side."  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Florin Ismailciuc (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Cliff

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Hawker 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Mike Hilton [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Steve Pike [W1, L2] 2
  4. Toby Wadey 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Helen MacDIarmid [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Livesey [L3] 1
  7. Martin Hutchings [L1]

Match Results:

Mike Hilton bt Peter Livesey (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-1
Mike Hilton bt Steve Pike (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Peter Livesey (Sep 19) 6-1, 4-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Another very entertaining match with Pete at Poole Park. The first set went in a flash but the second was a gruelling affair and we chose to use a 10-point tie-breaker to decide the match as we rapidly approached the end of our two-hour court booking. I look forward to our next contest! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Peter Livesey (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Peter for playing a competitive match in pleasant conditions at Branksome Park. We had some good long rallies and managed to spot the shots that went through a hole in the net! Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Toby Wadey (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As usual, Toby and I had a great competitive match with some good rallies, Toby pulling out some great cross-court backhand shots. Best of luck with your remaining matches"  -- Andrew
Andrew Hawker bt Steve Pike (Sep 10) Walkover
Steve Pike bt Helen MacDIarmid (Sep 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Mike Hilton bt Helen MacDIarmid (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Mike Hilton (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Mike for playing a great match with some good rallies. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Helen MacDIarmid (Aug 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Helen and best of luck with the rest of your matches. We were lucky to complete this match as thunder started right at the close."  -- Andrew
Mike Hilton bt Martin Hutchings (Aug 23) 6-1, 6-1


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)