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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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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 Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Canoe Lake Leisure

Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 9RG
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Portsmouth Tennis Centre

Alex Way, Portsmouth, PO2 9AD
Tel: 023 9320 0402
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Portsmouth Tennis Academy

Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2EL
Tel: 023 9273 0082
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Milton Park

Milton Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR
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Priory Community Sports Centre

Fawcett Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0DL
Tel: 02392 863035
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Drayton Park

Lower Drayton Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 2HD
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Other Venues

Cosham Park

Portsmouth Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2AE
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ROKO Portsmouth Limited

Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EW
Tel: 02392 651400
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Club Venues

Southsea Tennis Club

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0XP
Tel: 023 9282 4693
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Wickham Community Tennis Club

Fareham Road, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5DE
Tel: 01329 830149
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"​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

"​Just a quick one to say that since joining last month I've found the organisation of the leagues and website fantastic - well done. Now just need to work out how to win a blasted game!", Tom Edgington

Tom Edgington

"Great fun, it does pay to get your matches in early to get the 2 bonus points. I thought the standard of the group this round was stronger than last so good to see some new entries to the league.",

Jay Smith

"I have not played since school, and I loved it. Played some good games and I will continue to play all year now - thanks,"

Matt Cowdrey

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

Robbie Raio

"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 37 | Thursday 16 May 2019 to Wednesday 10 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Lopez [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Clark [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dan Cooper [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phil Tusler [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Terry Neale 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Emad Abdeltawab [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Robertson [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Robin Wood withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTerry Neale bt Emad Abdeltawab (Jun 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed playing Emad for the first time and we had some good rallies. Wish him all the best in his new ventures in Australia!"  -- Terry
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Terry Neale (Jun 10) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was an epic second set. Terry was up 5-3 with a set point and playing incredibly well. In the end, I managed to turn it around just about. We both thoroughly enjoyed it."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Emad Abdeltawab (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun game with some long rallies and perfect weather conditions. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentSimon Clark bt Phil Tusler (Jun 6) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close, tough match. Could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Phil. All the best with your remaining matches."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Clark bt David Robertson (Jun 5) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was really nice to meet David on a perfect morning for tennis. It was a tough match. We both had our moments of good play and then some not so good. I was 5-1 up in the 1st set and David played really well to take it to a tie break which I managed to take by playing less errors. I was then 5-2 up in the 2nd and David pulled it back to 5-4 - I was thinking not again! I served the match out and that was probably the difference in the end with my serve being more consistent. Thanks for the game David. Hope to play you again sometime."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Clark bt Emad Abdeltawab (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some fun rallies despite the breezy conditions. Thanks for game Emad. All the best with your remaining matches."  -- Simon
Phil Tusler bt David Robertson (Jun 1) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt David Robertson (May 31) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun game, and I don't think the result reflects Dave's quality. The second set was quite leveled until a decisive game at 3-2 which could have changed the set result. "  -- Daniel
Phil Tusler bt Emad Abdeltawab (May 31) 6-1, 6-0
Dan Cooper bt Terry Neale (May 30) 6-3, 6-3
Dan Cooper bt David Robertson (May 23) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Lopez bt Dan Cooper (May 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We both had our ups and downs, struggling to get into rhythm but I managed to be a bit more consistent than Dan this time. It was a tough match, but very entertaining. "  -- Daniel
Dan Cooper bt Emad Abdeltawab (May 20) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Piccolo [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lewis Richards 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jay Smith 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Caroline Hardy [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dennis Greenwood [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ed Naylor 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Pash Sunuwar [L2]
  8. Mitchell Talbot 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCaroline Hardy bt Pash Sunuwar (Jun 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun with a pleasant partner "  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentDaniel Piccolo bt Ed Naylor (Jun 11) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice evening for a tennis match! The first set was very close with a lot of deuce games that could have gone either way, and Ed saved numerous game and break points, but then I think Ed had a bit of a dip and I was able to stay consistent to take the second set. We had a nice hit afterwards as well and Ed showed he has a much higher quality than the second set in the match. Thanks for arranging the match and good luck in the rest of your matches, Ed. Look forward to playing again."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Piccolo bt Dennis Greenwood (Jun 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match with Dennis, I just managed to edge the first set. Second set I went on a run of a few games and then really had to hold my nerve in the last game after Dennis saved multiple match points. A very good competitive match, thanks for the game Dennis."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt Ed Naylor (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game a lot, just managed to make slightly fewer errors to get through. Cheers for the game!"  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt Jay Smith (Jun 2) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match on a beautiful Sunday morning, against a very tough opponent. "  -- Lewis
Dennis Greenwood bt Pash Sunuwar (Jun 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJay Smith bt Ed Naylor (May 27) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Ed again, he picked up his game in the second set so I had to hold him back from getting ahead and taking it to a third. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentDaniel Piccolo bt Caroline Hardy (May 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was really nice to meet Caroline. The breezy conditions were pretty tough. The first set was very even with a number of deuce games, and Caroline's backhand slice was giving me troubles, then I was able to find a good rhythm the rest of the way to see out the match. Good luck in the rest of your matches, Caroline!"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentLewis Richards bt Dennis Greenwood (May 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game in super hot conditions! "  -- Lewis
Reveal CommentJay Smith bt Caroline Hardy (May 25) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Caroline, the sun was out and I was feeling the heat as this was a closely fought match that could have easily gone to three sets. "  -- Jay
Reveal CommentCaroline Hardy bt Ed Naylor (May 23) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Over 2, hours of baseline battles with the odd winning volley thrown in. Ultimately a win but entertaining with a pleasant partner "  -- Caroline

Current Rankings:

  1. Christian Pascual [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dorin Vrasmas [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Johnson [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Daniel Alexandru Rada [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Darling 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  6. Adam Tolmie [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Stephen Philpott [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Shushil Tamang [L2]

Match Results:

Rob Darling v Adam Tolmie (Jun 17) 7-6 (7-5), 2-1 TBC
Dorin Vrasmas bt Shushil Tamang (Jun 17) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristian Pascual bt Rob Darling (Jun 13) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great match with Rob, just ran out of gas in the end."  -- Christian
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt Stephen Philpott (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice man."  -- Dorin
Reveal CommentMichael Johnson bt Dorin Vrasmas (Jun 11) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Dorin with some quality tennis and long rallies!"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentRob Darling bt Stephen Philpott (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some good rallies. "  -- Rob
Reveal CommentMichael Johnson bt Adam Tolmie (Jun 3) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match which Adam fought his way back into after a slow start. "  -- Michael
Christian Pascual bt Shushil Tamang (May 31) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Rob Darling (May 29) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play again with Rob,it was a battle like every match we had!Long rallys every game!See you next time!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentChristian Pascual bt Dorin Vrasmas (May 28) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match, had to change my game and work a lot since my serve isn't working on the match."  -- Christian
Reveal CommentDorin Vrasmas bt Adam Tolmie (May 27) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "fantastic guy.Fight like a lion"  -- Dorin
Reveal CommentDaniel Alexandru Rada bt Michael Johnson (May 27) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match,long rallys every game,in the 3rd set i was 3-0 up,but Michael came back ,and in the tie break i was more consistent!Thanks for playing Michael!"  -- Daniel Alexandru
Reveal CommentMichael Johnson bt Stephen Philpott (May 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Stephen who is a very consistent player. He built his way into the match and was improving every game."  -- Michael
Christian Pascual bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (May 22) 6-1, 6-0
Christian Pascual bt Stephen Philpott (May 22) 6-2, 6-4
Christian Pascual bt Michael Johnson (May 21) 6-1, 7-5
Christian Pascual bt Adam Tolmie (May 20) 6-1, 6-0
Dorin Vrasmas bt Daniel Alexandru Rada (May 20) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Liam Johns [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kevin White 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Loud 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ashley Law 9.1 [W2] 4
  5. Paula OToole [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Chris Wilby [L2, UF1] 1
  7. David Simmons 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. Sarah Walters 10.1 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAshley Law bt Sarah Walters (Jun 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. We didn’t let the wind beat us! "  -- Ashley
Liam Johns bt Paula OToole (Jun 12) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentLiam Johns bt Chris Wilby (Jun 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Score doesn't reflect the match. Good game."  -- Liam
Reveal CommentKevin White bt Sarah Walters (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Sarah, a competitive match with much better rallies in the 2nd set."  -- Kevin
Richard Loud bt David Simmons (Jun 2) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentKevin White bt Chris Wilby (May 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Chris, enjoyable match."  -- Kevin
Richard Loud bt Sarah Walters (May 27) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Liam Johns bt Richard Loud (May 26) 6-3, 6-2
Paula OToole v Chris Wilby (May 23) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7) TBC
Reveal CommentKevin White bt Liam Johns (May 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Result could have gone either way, Enjoyable match!."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentAshley Law bt Liam Johns (May 17) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Really enjoyed the challenge! "  -- Ashley

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)

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Collapse AllPortsmouth Doubles - Round 3 | Thursday 6 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  • Alice Head & Henrietta Backhouse
  • Bailey Rowsell & Paul Whittenham
  • Caron Howe & Lynne Foster
  • Neil Crawford & Ingrid Cole
  • Olga Fialova-Downey & Christian Pascual
  • Roger Jarman & Chris Martin

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)