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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!

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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

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

Christchurch Meadows

George Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8BY
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Reading University Sports Park

Shinfield Road, Reading, RG6 6AH
Tel: 0118 378 8799
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Other Venues

Prospect Park

Liebenrood Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 2ND
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Cantley Park

Twyford Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 5QG
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Albert Road

Caversham Heights, Reading, RG4 7PR
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Theale Green Recreation Centre

Church Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5DA
Tel: 0118 932 3725
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Cotswold Sports Centre

Downs Way, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6SL
Tel: 01189 414 690
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Willink Leisure Centre

Hollybush Lane, Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3XP
Tel: 01189 834 845
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Stratfield Mortimer

Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer Common, Reading, RG7 3RD
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Club Venues

Caversham Park Tennis Club

200 Caversham Park Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6AA
Tel: 0118 9479522 
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Caversham Lawn Tennis Club

Queensborough Drive, Reading, RG4 7JA
Tel: 0118 947 4566
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Henley Tennis Club

Deanfield Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1US
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Mapledurham Lawn Tennis Club

Woodcote Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7DT
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Sonning Common & District Tennis Club

Bishopswood Playing Fields, Gallowstree Common Road, Reading, RG4 9DG
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Woodland Tennis Club

Wendover Way, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4RU
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Berkshire County Sports Club

Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6ST
Tel: 0118 969 1340
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"Thanks for all you do to enable us to play against others in our locality - it's always been a pleasure to meet new people and have some great games, and the whole format works really well for people like me who want exactly the sort of flexibility you provide. Much appreciated," Alan Magness 

"It was very good to play (and win!) this league. It helped in making the winter pass quicker. .. I feel now ready for playing in a higher group. Thanks for organising the league,"

Lorenzo Masoni

"An excellent introduction to the league. I have had a superb time playing competitive tennis for the first time in 30 odd years. Many thanks to everyone involved in organising the Reading league.  Here's looking forward to the next round!",

Jasbir Malhi

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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Francisco Lorenzo 6.2 [W1] 2
  2. Ricardo Dytz 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Kevin Byrne 8.1 [L1]
  4. Carlos Palacio 6.2
  5. Dylan Polley 7.2
  6. James Ansell 6.2
  7. Joan Sendra
  8. Otto Silveira 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRicardo Dytz bt Kevin Byrne (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough match with Kevin played in great spirits. The score really doesnt represent the game as it took almost 3 hours for us to play this 2 sets. Look forward to next match."  -- Ricardo
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt Ricardo Dytz (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First match of the round ...a bit rough from both of us. But always good to play Ricardo. Looking forward the next one "  -- Francisco

Current Rankings:

  1. Gerben Van San 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [W1] 2
  3. Jordan Shepherd [W1] 2
  4. Alvaro Tovar Molina [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bernardo Guerreiro 8.2
  6. Cristian Piras
  7. Gary Baker
  8. Om Sharma

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremy Hewlett bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 17) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a scrappy game, I think both players adjusting to floodlights, a dirt surface, coldish temperature, and late-ish start at end of a long day! Score doesn't reflect the actual closeness of points, certainly the second set was just duce games going Jeremy's way. Alvaro's a gentleman and someone who is a pleasure to play against, I look forward to our next match. "  -- Jeremy
Reveal CommentGerben Van San bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game against Alvor. The score was not reflective of the game as we had some great rallies and the main difference being my first serve being more accurate. After the game Alvor kindly joined our club’s doubles practice as we are 1 person short and managed to beat me! Good luck with your future games, Alvor. "  -- Gerben
Reveal CommentJordan Shepherd bt Alvaro Tovar Molina (Sep 14) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match! Especially the 2nd set! I was 4-1 40-15 up, Alvaro took me all the way back to 5-5, playing very well. Then I had 3 match points at 6-5 and he still dragged me back! An excellent match finished in a very competitive tiebreak! Good game :)"  -- Jordan

Current Rankings:

  1. Feras Fadag 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Iain Cameron 10.1 [L1] 1
  3. Ponraj Ramasubbu 9.1 [L1] 1
  4. Alan Olivier-Smith 9.1
  5. Barry Conway
  6. Feroz Ahmad 8.2
  7. Martin Fosbrook
  8. Oli Grant

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFeras Fadag bt Ponraj Ramasubbu (Sep 19) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Especially the first set. Nice courts!"  -- Feras
Feras Fadag bt Iain Cameron (Sep 16) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew MacKinnon [W1] 2
  2. Danny Miller [W1] 2
  3. Phil Dombey [W1] 2
  4. Ian Charles 10.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Melvyn Hayden 10.1
  6. Siddhartha Dasgupta 8.2
  7. Simon Oatley 9.1
  8. Stephen Madeley

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDanny Miller bt Ian Charles (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult when serving into the sun which caused problems if serving from that end."  -- Danny
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Ian Charles (Sep 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, lots of long rallies and deuces"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentAndrew MacKinnon bt Ian Charles (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Second match of the summer and now one a piece. Look forward to the next one. "  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Hsiu-Fang Barnett [W1] 2
  2. Jasbir Malhi 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Lyuba Abramova 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Ezequiel Cupido [L1] 1
  5. Jason Olckers
  6. Martin Holder
  7. Mike Brooks 9.2
  8. Nigel Sheldon 9.2

Match Results:

Hsiu-Fang Barnett bt Jasbir Malhi (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Ezequiel Cupido (Sep 17) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with Ezequiel, which could have gone either way! Lots of rallies and deuces! Thank you, Ezequiel"  -- Lyuba
Reveal CommentJasbir Malhi bt Lyuba Abramova (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always a great match with Lyuba, with plenty of deuce games and challenging rallies. I had some plays working well for me today but Lyuba came up with some fantastic winners. "  -- Jasbir

Current Rankings:

  1. Javier Nagore [W1] 2
  2. Niroshen Murugiah 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Alan Magness 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Jane Tucker 9.2 [L1]
  5. Jonathan Palmer
  6. Julian Waite
  7. Levi McAndrew-Brown
  8. Vasile Caramb 10.1

Match Results:

Niroshen Murugiah bt Alan Magness (Sep 18) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJavier Nagore bt Jane Tucker (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good first match on the league! Looking forward for the next one."  -- Javier

Current Rankings:

  1. Konstantinos Tzaferis 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Victoria Stephens [L1] 1
  3. Bruce Mackinnon
  4. Erica Charles 9.1
  5. Liz Sheppard
  6. Nazia Van San 10.2
  7. Paul Agbley 10.2
  8. Steven Plunkett

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKonstantinos Tzaferis bt Victoria Stephens (Sep 14) 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "very close and enjoyable match. Best of luck Victoria on the leagues."  -- Konstantinos

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel O'Toole 10.2
  2. Donald Wasterfall
  3. Doug Forrest 10.2
  4. Jamal Ali
  5. Stephen Scrace
  6. Tim Coulehan

Results

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

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) 

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)