Friendly, competitive tennis on Poole's public courts

Local Tennis Leagues is for anyone, no matter your tennis experience. Play YOUR way. 

Join thousands of players in hundreds of Leagues across the UK. Whatever your standard, we’ll find you great matches!

Local Tennis Leagues is a place for friendly tennis, where you can meet like-minded people and make new friends.

Join us now!

Poole Park
Poole Park


From the dates above, choose your Round and click on the Join By link. If the Round is currently running, and it's before the mid-point, you can sign up as a late joiner here. Otherwise, check back soon for info about the next Round.



Every player who completes 3 matches by the mid-point of any Round can claim a FREE tube of tennis balls! Plus, there are great offers in our shop.



  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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 the next Round here.

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.

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 »

"​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 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

Play Here?

We want to see and hear about your experience with Local Tennis Leagues. Be sure to share and tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Plus, send us an email if you've got a story you'd like to share.

Contact Us

Report your results

Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Darron Ayles [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Hawker 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dinko Georgiev [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sue Eales 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Graham Coles 8.2 [W1, L1] withdrawn 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Graham Coles (Sep 18) 0-6, 4-1 Graham Coles Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Hope you recover from injury soon !"  -- Sue
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Dinko Georgiev (Sep 16) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Dinko for playing an enjoyable and close match. You made a great comeback from 4-1 down in the second set, which eventually was decided by a tiebreak."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Sue Eales (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sue. See you next time "  -- Darron
Reveal CommentAndrew Hawker bt Sue Eales (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks very much Sue, for playing a very close and highly enjoyable match, on a lovely summer's day at East Dorset Tennis Club. There were lots of good rallies and deuces. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Andrew
Graham Coles bt Dinko Georgiev (Sep 4) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Andrew Hawker (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard fought match with a lot of deuces, thank you Andrew."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentDinko Georgiev bt Sue Eales (Aug 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Sue for the match,good luck with the remaining matches"  -- Dinko
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Dinko Georgiev (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for coming to poole for the match, good luck in your remaining fixtures "  -- Darron

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Vening [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Livesey 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mike Hilton [W3, L2] 7
  4. Patrik Huber [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Florin Ismailciuc [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bradley Hutchings [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike Hilton bt Patrik Huber (Oct 12) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Agreed a match tie break to 7 for decider as it was getting dark and no floodlights. Was 7-3 but changed to 10 as form doesn't seem to accept only going to 7 Really close, and enjoyable match."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Hilton bt Bradley Hutchings (Oct 10) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great comeback from Bradley in the second set where he was hitting the ball cleanly and hard. I was fortunate to squeeze home from 5-5. Thanks for the game."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Mike Hilton (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good catching up with Mike at a blustery and wet Poole Park. Conditions were challenging throughout and I was fortunate to clinch some hard-fought games. Nice to get this one played Mike and best of luck in your remaining matches."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Peter Livesey (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Simon. Once again I had no answer to your consistency and fitness plus your ability to keep chasing everything down; always forcing me play one more shot in so many of the long rallies. Well done on winning the group and wish you all the best in the next round "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentFlorin Ismailciuc bt Bradley Hutchings (Sep 17) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "You have made me work very hard for this win Bradley. Much improved game since last time. I wish you all the best for your remaining matches and looking forward to playing with you again soon. "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Patrik Huber (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Unlucky Patrik, caught you on an off-day. Our previous matches have been much closer and the score doesn’t reflect how much you’ve improved over recent months. Best of luck in all your upcoming league matches and I hope you enjoy your break back home. Catch up soon."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Patrik Huber (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another close enjoyable match between us Patrik and many thanks for organising the court. I look forward to playing you again. Your game improves with every match and next time I may not get so lucky with the outcome. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentFlorin Ismailciuc bt Mike Hilton (Sep 6) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Mike. Too bad that we could not play the 3rd set as a normal one since it was getting dark. I am sure it would have been as entertaining as the first 2 sets. All the best for your upcoming games and looking forward to playing again soon !"  -- Florin
Reveal CommentMike Hilton bt Peter Livesey (Sep 5) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, with a second set that could very easily gone the other way."  -- Mike
  • "Well played Mike after a close game especially in the second set" -- Peter
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Bradley Hutchings (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks again for playing at short notice Brad. We managed some good rallies, particularly in the first set, and you had me on the run plenty of times. You hit some great backhand winners for the highlight reel (!) and I reckon a few of those excellent drop shots will make the edit too 😀 Hope you enjoy the rest of the round."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Bradley Hutchings (Sep 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another great game, Bradley. Some very good rallies and your brilliant comeback in the second set from 1:4 down. You made me to fight so hard for the win. Keep it up and good luck to your remaining matches! Cheers"  -- Patrik
Reveal CommentPatrik Huber bt Florin Ismailciuc (Sep 1) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for another entertaining game, Florin. Great comeback in the second set, I was lucky to grab the win in the deciding set. Can't wait to play you again! "  -- Patrik
Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Florin Ismailciuc (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Florin that was another close match between us. Despite me getting to a 5-1 lead in the first set, you just kept plugging away as ever and pulled back to 5-4; saving several set points in the process before I finally managed to convert one. It looked like the same was going to happen in the second set as you pulled that one back too with several powerful serves, some great passing shots and a couple of rat-tat-tat volley exchanges at the net. I was relieved to get over the line in the end. Wishing you all the best with your other matches"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentSimon Vening bt Florin Ismailciuc (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Florin, your serve got better as the match progressed and you put away some great shots at the net. There were a number of deuce games that could have gone your way but I was fortunate to edge the rallies when it mattered. Hope you enjoy the rest of the round."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPeter Livesey bt Bradley Hutchings (Aug 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another long but enjoyable match between us Brad; nearly two hours for the two sets in hot, sunny conditions with the occasional sudden breeze out of nowhere that played havoc with our intended shots. There were many deuce/advantage games that could have gone either way; especially in the first set. Despite getting ahead you pulled back to 5-5 with some great backhands that left me rooted to the spot. The second set was also close and I was lucky to win the ‘vital seventh’ at 4-2 and serve out for the match Wishing you all the best in your other matches."  -- Peter


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Poole archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds 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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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.