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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

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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.

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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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East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Salterns Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL
Tel: 01202 740219
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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!

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"​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 15 | Thursday 13 September 2018 to Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 October 2018)

A strong Autumn round for the Poole league with more than 85% of matches played and lots of bonus prizes earned too. Thanks for once again showing a fantastic enthusiasm to get on court and lets keep this up going into 2019. Until next time!

Group Summary:

Darron dug deep to emerge victorious from "a gruelling 3 set match played over 3 hrs and 2 days" with Jonny, and with four more straightforward wins to his name too he deservedly becomes the new champ. Alan was involved in an epic encounter with Cliff and a "classic " with Steven, and he finishes the round three wins to the good to walk away with the silver. Great to see nearly everyone perfecting their scheduling skills to earn a bonus prize too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Darron Ayles [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alan Lam [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonny Evans 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steven Strickland [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Cliff Sorge 8.2 [L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Charles Kipping [W2, L2] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Cliff Sorge (Nov 4) 0-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a competitive and enjoyable match, thanks Cliff."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Alan Lam (Oct 27) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a close, competitive match. Thanks, Alan."  -- Charles
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Alan Lam (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alan, the surface definitely suited my style. Look forward to playing you again."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Charles Kipping (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Charles good luck with your other matches"  -- Darron
Reveal CommentSteven Strickland bt Charles Kipping (Oct 17) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Charles and in constant drizzel!!"  -- Steven
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Steven Strickland (Oct 9) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Steve, always a classic whenever we play and another tie break to add to our collection of matches. Well played for taking a 5-1 lead in the second set. I think you figured out my game for a while so I was lucky to close out that 2nd set otherwise I'd probably capitulate in the decider. Good luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Jonny Evans (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure playing you Jonny. Well done with the return winners you hit tonight. It was like watching a young Andre Agassi. Look forward to playing you again. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Cliff Sorge (Oct 7) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Cliff."  -- Darron

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Jonny Evans (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling 3 set match played over 3 hrs and 2 days. Luckily we got it finished before it was completely dark."  -- Darron
Jonny Evans bt Cliff Sorge (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Steven Strickland (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game as always Steve. Much prefer this surface too."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Cliff Sorge (Sep 29) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for a hard fought match some long games and good rallies. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentJonny Evans bt Steven Strickland (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Steve, good luck with the rest of them!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentSteven Strickland bt Cliff Sorge (Sep 23) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As always this was such a balanced match with lots of rallies and close games. Played with great spirit and sportsmanship"  -- Steven

Group Summary:

Jumil pipped Glen to the post in the marathon match of the round and added five more wins and bonus points to his tally to top the podium. Andrew kept on Jumil's tail throughout, combining scheduling prowess with five strong victories to finish only a couple of points back in second place. Kudos to Glen and Danny for getting their matches in early to bag a bonus prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jumil Mosqueda [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Andrew Hawker 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ewan Wilson [W3, L2] 6
  4. Glen Bessant 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Danny Sheppard [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mike Hilton [W1, L3] 2
  7. Peter Livesey [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEwan Wilson bt Glen Bessant (Nov 5) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Glen. A close contest made even more interesting by fireworks."  -- Ewan
Reveal CommentMike Hilton bt Peter Livesey (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Mike. We managed to get in an enjoyable match today despite the earlier rain. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentJumil Mosqueda bt Peter Livesey (Nov 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet you Jumil and well played! I enjoyed our game very much (especially once the floodlights came on!). Wishing you all the best in the next round," -- Peter
Reveal CommentEwan Wilson bt Mike Hilton (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Mike. "  -- Ewan
Jumil Mosqueda bt Mike Hilton (Oct 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Reveal CommentDanny Sheppard bt Peter Livesey (Oct 19) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Peter. Made me play lots of different shots to work around your expert slice! Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Danny
  • "Good to meet you, Danny. Well played - It was an enjoyable, close match. All the best in your remaining games," -- David
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Ewan Wilson (Oct 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Ewan for playing a highly enjoyable and close fought match under the floodlights at East Dorset."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Mike Hilton (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in very difficult conditions, with a gusty 44 mile hour wind blowing across the court. At least it was dry. At one moment there was a surreal moment, as we waited for a white swan's feather to blow across the court before resuming play. Thanks for playing Mike, and best of luck with the rest of your matches,"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentEwan Wilson bt Peter Livesey (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Pete and good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Ewan
  • "Good to meet you Ewan. Well played and all the best for your remaining matches," -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Jumil Mosqueda bt Glen Bessant (Oct 5) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Danny Sheppard (Oct 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Dan. Sorry about all the distractions, the fading light and the slight confusion over court booking. Best of luck in the remainder of your games."  -- Glen
Jumil Mosqueda bt Andrew Hawker (Oct 1) 6-1, 6-2
Jumil Mosqueda bt Ewan Wilson (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Peter Livesey (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing and best of luck with your other matches, Peter."  -- Andrew
  • "Well played, Andrew. Good to meet you and thanks for the game." Peter
Jumil Mosqueda bt Danny Sheppard (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Danny Sheppard (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for playing Danny. Best of luck with your other matches"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Glen Bessant (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were lucky with the weather as the wind dropped away, and the sun came out for spells after a very unsettled weekend. Many thanks for playing, Glen and best of luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Andrew

Group Summary:

Toby surged to six straight wins to climb into the lead, though there were a couple of challenges for him to overcome along the way. Matej in particular proved to be a tricky opponent, "chasing down every ball" to take the match between the two the distance. Marco and Alberto both picked up four wins and bonus points to put themselves in the hunt for second. In the end their head to head proved decisive and although Alberto fought back to take the victory, the set Marco won gives him the extra point he needed to edge ahead into second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Toby Wadey 10.1 [W6] 12 WINNER
  2. Marco Zengarini [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alberto De Natale [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Heckford [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Matej Hamza [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Neil Naptin [W1, L2] 2
  7. Viv Allen 10.2 [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt James Heckford (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with some hard-hitting rallies. Good to meet James and hopefully we can play again before the next round. "  -- Toby
Marco Zengarini bt NEIL NAPTIN (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Heckford bt Viv Allen (Nov 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was lovely to meet u viv, Hope next time we can have more time for more chat, Take care James "  -- James
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Matej Hamza (Oct 28) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Anybody watching Branksome Park’s court 5 was in for a treat as we battled out three sets for almost two hours. Matej never gave up - he was like a different player in the second set, returning everything I hit at him and chasing down every ball. Thankfully I just about managed to do enough in the decider to edge it. A really enjoyable match - and I look forward to playing you again! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt NEIL NAPTIN (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match and great to meet Neil. Best of luck for the rest of your matches! "  -- Toby
Marco Zengarini bt Viv Allen (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMatej Hamza bt Viv Allen (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Viv for a great game. "  -- Matej
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Marco Zengarini (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Marco with some great rallies and long games. I look forward to us playing again. "  -- Toby
Alberto De Natale bt Viv Allen (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Viv Allen (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful morning for tennis at Branksome Park, and lovely to meet Viv. Best of luck for the rest of your matches. "  -- Toby
Alberto De Natale bt James Heckford (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-2
Marco Zengarini bt Matej Hamza (Oct 5) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Alberto De Natale bt Marco Zengarini (Sep 29) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
Alberto De Natale bt Matej Hamza (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Heckford bt Matej Hamza (Sep 28) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Everything came back from you Matej, was a hot workout lol, Good luck moving on "  -- James
Marco Zengarini bt James Heckford (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentNEIL NAPTIN bt James Heckford (Sep 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game James and good luck with the rest of your matches. We can only get better..!"  -- NEIL
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Alberto De Natale (Sep 16) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Alberto. I ran away with it a bit in the first set but the second went to the wire, with lots of intense rallies and close games. "  -- Toby

Results

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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) 

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