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!

Close matches, close by.

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
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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 »

"​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 22 | Thursday 11 June 2020 to Wednesday 5 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Hugh Richards 7.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Darron Ayles [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Cliff Sorge 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Hawker [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Hindolo Karim [W1] 2
  6. Andrew Carroll [W1] 2
  7. Andrew Hawker 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Toby Wadey 8.1 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Cliff Sorge (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game thanks Cliff"  -- Darron
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Peter Hawker (Jul 2) 6-7, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fabulous game on the grass at East Dorset. As the score suggests, not much between us and Peter had match point on his serve at 5-4 in the third set. Thank you Peter for hosting a really enjoyable and challenging match."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Peter Hawker (Jun 28) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pete, really tough conditions with the wind and odd bounces from the grass could have gone either way, just my lucky day! Better luck.for the rest of you games."  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Andrew Hawker (Jun 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really challenging day to play tennis! The strong swirling wind caused us both all kinds of problems but in spite of that we had some good rallies and and enjoyable match. Thanks for coming over Andrew, good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Hugh
Peter Hawker bt Andrew Hawker (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndrew Carroll bt Toby Wadey (Jun 22) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in the sun at Corfe Mullen - it was great to be back on court for the first time since before lockdown. It was a close match and there were plenty of swings in momentum - but Andrew had too much for me in the end and thoroughly deserved the win. I look forward to us playing again in future. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Darron Ayles (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A little windy but otherwise a perfect day for tennis! Thanks for coming over Darron, good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Hugh
Reveal CommentCliff Sorge bt Andrew Hawker (Jun 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andrew, good game in the sun. Good luck with your matches."  -- Cliff
Reveal CommentHugh Richards bt Cliff Sorge (Jun 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for tennis - thanks for hosting Cliff!"  -- Hugh
Hindolo Karim bt Hugh Richards (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Peter Hawker (Jun 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough game in the heat - nearly every game went to deuce. Thanks Peter and good luck for the rest of the league."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Andrew Hawker (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on my first experience of grass court tennis. A few dodgy bounces but made for some interesting rallies! Thank you Andrew good luck with your remaining games."  -- Darron

Current Rankings:

  1. Tim Hubbard [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sue Eales 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Bradley Hutchings [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Livesey [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Marco Zengarini [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Viv Allen 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gary Hart [L1]
  8. Steve Pike [L1]

Match Results:

Tim Hubbard bt Bradley Hutchings (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-3
Tim Hubbard bt Peter Livesey (Jul 11) 7-5, 6-1
Tim Hubbard bt Sue Eales (Jul 5) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentTim Hubbard bt Steve Pike (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Slow start in the first set , with Tim taking the first 3 games, , with myself taking the next game at 3-1 . Tin then taking the final 3 games.pretty straight forward..Second set much improved, from myself breaking serve and taking a 2 game lead, and nearly a 3 games in a row , after a very long juice game Before making it 3-1. Tim got back in to.the game making it 3-3. Another long juice game, into 4-3 , and then the next 2 games to Tim. Good game well played."  -- Steve
Reveal CommentBradley Hutchings bt Peter Livesey (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable Peter. You got me to raise my game for my first win in three meets. All the best."  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentMarco Zengarini bt Viv Allen (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match. Thank you Viv. "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Bradley Hutchings (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank for a good match Bradley. We had some competitive rallies and a couple of games went on an on. You did very well on the unfamiliar surface."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Viv Allen (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining match in tricky conditions. Thanks Viv. We had some really good games that the score doesn't show."  -- Sue
Tim Hubbard bt Marco Zengarini (Jun 28) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Peter Livesey (Jun 27) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Pete, thank you. Excellent serving from you, and tough to return. A really great, close game."  -- Sue
  • "Well played Sue - another close but enjoyable game despite the sometimes tricky conditions." -- Peter
Sue Eales bt Gary Hart (Jun 23) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBradley Hutchings bt Viv Allen (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Viv, I enjoyed a lovely evening. Very cool passing shots of yours!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Marco Zengarini (Jun 14) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long close match with Marco. Good to be back on court after all these weeks. "  -- Peter


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)