Friendly, competitive tennis on Portsmouth's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues 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.

Great indoor courts at the Priory
Great indoor courts at the Priory

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This is how it works:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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 the team who will be happy to help!


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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

Canoe Lake Leisure

Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 9RG Tel: full venue details »

Portsmouth Tennis Centre

Alex Way, Portsmouth, PO2 9AD Tel: 023 9320 0402 full venue details »

Portsmouth Tennis Academy

Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2EL Tel: 023 9273 0082 full venue details »

Milton Park

Milton Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR Tel: full venue details »

Priory Community Sports Centre

Fawcett Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0DL Tel: 02392 863035 full venue details »

Drayton Park

Lower Drayton Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 2HD Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Cosham Park

Portsmouth Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2AE Tel: full venue details »

ROKO Portsmouth Limited

Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EW Tel: 02392 651400 full venue details »

Club Venues

Southsea Tennis Club

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0XP Tel: 023 9282 4693 full venue details »

Wickham Community Tennis Club

Fareham Road, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5DE Tel: 01329 830149 full venue details »

"I was not expecting to win the group. I am really happy about it,"

Robbie Raio

"The best thing about the tennis league is that you invariably meet some great people. You have some good games and just get out and enjoy playing tennis, preferably outside in the sun,"

Jeffrey Smith

"A valuable first competitive experience. It has taught me that I can compete at a higher level and also encouraged me to work harder to be a better player,"

James Missen

"​I had an amazing time playing in the league as usual. I find it exciting meeting new people and not knowing what I'm walking into - it gives me butterflies in my stomach the same as I used to get before stepping on stage in front of hundreds of people"
 

Robert Darling

"Enjoyed it!", Dennis Greenwood

Dennis Greenwood

"Really glad I took the plunge now. And to think I was just trying to get the first 3 games arranged in time to make sure I got at least the two bonus points!  :) Happy I started at this level though because might have been put off going in at a higher level and getting thumped. Looking forward to the other couple of games and seeing where it leads,"

Terry Neale

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Collapse AllPortsmouth Singles - Round 44 | Thursday 10 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Lopez [W2] 4
  2. Paul Whittenham 7.2 [W2] 4
  3. Kris Dymond [W1, L1] 3
  4. Derek Allaway 6.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Terry Lawrence [W1] 2
  6. Jay Smith 8.1 [W1] 2
  7. Dorin Vrasmas [L2] 1
  8. Richard Hebbes [L1] 1
  9. David Howarth

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Derek Allaway (Jan 3) 0-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always an absolute pleasure to meet up with and play against Derek. Having lost our previous two encounters it very much looked like this match was going the same way after losing the first 7 games but I managed to find a greater level of consistency and changed my tactics to claim a close second set. The third set was much tighter than the score line might suggest and I was pleased to close the match out when I did. Great as always to see you again D and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJay Smith bt Richard Hebbes (Dec 30) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive match with Dick, some long points, good rallies and close games on a wind free day. Very enjoyable. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentTerry Lawrence bt Dorin Vrasmas (Dec 30) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Dorin again, and he put up an incredible fight in this match. The conditions may have been perfect, but I never really felt comfortable this evening and I had to fight until the very end to achieve victory. Best of luck in your remaining matches Dorin! "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentPaul Whittenham bt Dorin Vrasmas (Dec 23) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic encounter with Dorin in a match where we both played close to our best. Dorin recovered from a relatively slow start to take a tight second set and to lead 4-1 and then 5-3 in the final set before I managed to fight back and take the set to a tie-break and ultimately the win. Good luck with the rest of your matches Dorin and already looking forward to our next one."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Derek Allaway (Dec 18) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really fun match to play. Good luck for the rest of the league, Derek"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentKris Dymond bt Derek Allaway (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to share a court with Derek! Good luck for the next ones."  -- Kris
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Kris Dymond (Dec 15) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a brilliant match with some long rallies and good quality winners. In the end a very close win and two extremely tired players. Good luck on your next matches Krys."  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Alexandru Rada [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lewis Richards 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Carl Spencer [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Param Rai [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Florin Condurache [W1, L1] 3
  6. Adam Bond [W1] 2
  7. David Simmons 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt David Simmons (Jan 3) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game on a lovely winter morning"  -- Lewis
Param Rai bt David Simmons (Jan 2) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentFlorin Condurache bt David Simmons (Dec 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing David, good luck with the rest of the games. "  -- Florin
Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (Dec 23) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough battle, really enjoyable and a great game. Thanks Daniel and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Carl Spencer (Dec 19) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Carl!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Param Rai (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn’t reflect the match!Thanks for playing and good luck in the league!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Daniel Alexandru Rada bt David Simmons (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt Florin Condurache (Dec 14) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match that could easily have gone the other way. Really enjoyable game- thanks Florian, and good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Lewis
Carl Spencer bt Param Rai (Dec 13) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentAdam Bond bt Carl Spencer (Dec 12) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, could've gone either way. Some epic deuce games made it a great contest throughout. Thanks for the match and all the best for league. Look forward to another hit soon."  -- Adam

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike Roibu [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Damian Hodnett 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sarah Close [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Helen Slaven [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Prunean [W1, L1] 3
  6. Lyuba Anderton 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Miriam Mclean [L1]
  8. Clive Lee-Jones

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Prunean bt Helen Slaven (Jan 3) 4-6, 6-2, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely playing with Helen, we had some really good rallies despite being cold. We reached a lot of deuces in the first set. Also, a very tight tiebreak! Good luck with the rest of the matches!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Lyuba Anderton (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Lyuba again, some fun rallies and got made to run around a lot, but I came ahead in the end. Good game!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Helen Slaven (Jan 2) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in the cold, some fun rallies. Had an easier time than I should have, just because I had a good day for serves. Good game!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentDamian Hodnett bt Mike Roibu (Dec 30) 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and have a good hit with Mike. Good luck for the rest of your games"  -- Damian
Sarah Close bt Helen Slaven (Dec 30) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Sarah Close bt Lyuba Anderton (Dec 23) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentDamian Hodnett bt Sarah Close (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice to meet Sarah and have a good hit, we had a bit of rain but it didn't ruin it. There were some decent rally's and it was good to have a chat after. Good luck for the rest of the league "  -- Damian
Reveal CommentDamian Hodnett bt Lyuba Anderton (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see Lyuba again and have a hit. Good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Damian
Sarah Close bt Miriam Mclean (Dec 16) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMike Roibu bt Alex Prunean (Dec 13) 6-3, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play with Alex again, always a fun close match. Consistent play from her, but my serve was pretty on form today so I had the edge. It feels like it was a much higher level match than the last round's match, and yet the score was still so close so we've both improved. Good game!"  -- Mike

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Portsmouth archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Portsmouth.

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 match tiebreak, 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)

Collapse AllPortsmouth Doubles - Round 5 | Thursday 5 March 2020 to Monday 23 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 April 2020)

Final Rankings:

  1. Harry Thuillier & Paul Whittenham [W1] 2
  2. Matthew Wilde & Chris Wilde [W1] 2
  3. Lynne Foster & Caron Howe [L2]
  4. Dennis Greenwood & Andy Perkins
  5. Joe Dobney & Steve Dobney
  6. Neil Crawford & Ingrid Cole
  7. Roger Jarman & Chris Martin
  8. Roger Paxman & Paula OToole

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMatthew Wilde & Chris Wilde bt Lynne Foster & Caron Howe (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun match, that was played in a very friendly atmosphere, with lots of virtual high fives and a friendly mixed doubles set afterwards. All the best to Lynne and Caron for the rest of their matches, and look forward to playing them again. Only hope it is a little warmer wind wise next time."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentHarry Thuillier & Paul Whittenham bt Lynne Foster & Caron Howe (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another very entertaining match with Caron and Lynne featuring many competitive rallies. Glorious day for tennis too and we took the opportunity to play a couple of mixed team sets afterwards which were both very close. Thank you ladies for the game and your company and look forward to a re-match in the next round."  -- Paul

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Portsmouth archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Portsmouth.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

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) 

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)