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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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"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

"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 

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Collapse AllReading Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Francisco Lorenzo 6.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gerard Stewart [L1]
  3. James Ansell 6.2 [L1]
  4. Andy Perry [L1]
  5. Andy Nowlan 8.1
  6. Dylan Polley 7.2
  7. Huib Steenbergen
  8. Sean Haggerty 6.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt Gerard Stewart (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Gerard, Good to have him back in the league! look forward another match soon. "  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt James Ansell (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately this wasn't a battle as we would have expected. 1st time playing on clay since a while and we couldn't go for shots as we normally do, clay was difficult to play at, it was quite rusty and slippery. Literally tough to get a good grip on the surface. Looking forward our next one. "  -- Francisco
Reveal CommentFrancisco Lorenzo bt Andy Perry (Apr 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great first set against Andy. Could have gone either way and I feel very lucky to have won it!. Andy is a top guy and a very solid player! I look forward to more close matches in the future."  -- Francisco

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Cole 8.1 [W1] 2
  2. Jesus Mengual [W1] 2
  3. Edward Reay [W1] 2
  4. Joan Sendra [L1] 1
  5. Feras Fadag 10.2 [L1]
  6. Edward Patterson [L1]
  7. Hideaki Takasu
  8. Jake Dellow

Match Results:

Richard Cole bt Feras Fadag (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJesus Mengual bt Edward Patterson (Apr 14) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Great start to the league, I wish it had gone to 3 sets! "  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Reay bt Joan Sendra (Apr 14) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match "  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Oli Grant [W2] 4
  2. Phil Dombey [W1, L1] 3
  3. Jasbir Malhi 8.2 [L1]
  4. Mike Brooks 9.2 [L1]
  5. Alexander Hatch 9.2
  6. Kevin Byrne 8.2
  7. Ricardo Dytz
  8. Simon Oatley 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Phil Dombey (Apr 18) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A crazy game with 2 one sided sets and then a cracker of a decider which was a lot closer than the score suggests and included one of the longest rallies ever. A very enjoyable game played in great spirit..... I look forward to playing again soon Phil."  -- Oli
Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Mike Brooks (Apr 17) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Jasbir Malhi (Apr 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of very tight games, could have gone either way especially in the 2nd set. Always a pleasure to play Jas and look forward to playing again soon."  -- Oli

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Wigmore 10.2
  2. Benji Ryde 9.1
  3. Bernardo Guerreiro 8.2
  4. Ezequiel Cupido
  5. Ian Charles
  6. Reza Amini
  7. Richard Green 10.2
  8. Vasile Caramb 10.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Jason Olckers [UF1] 1
  2. Melvyn Hayden 10.2 [UF1] 1
  3. Danny Miller withdrawn
  4. Erica Charles 9.1
  5. Gerben Van San 10.2
  6. Hsiu-Fang Barnett
  7. Nigel Sheldon 9.2
  8. Scott Baldwin

Match Results:

Melvyn Hayden v Jason Olckers (Apr 17) 6-4, 5-7, 1-1 TBC

Current Rankings:

  1. Jane Tucker 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Lyuba Abramova 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Alan Magness 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Chris Aylott 10.2 [L1]
  5. ANDREW MACKINNON
  6. Anthony Catline
  7. Bruce Mackinnon
  8. Steven Plunkett

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJane Tucker bt Alan Magness (Apr 17) 0-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Best game I've had for ages, beautiful weather and great opponent! Scores in the first 2 sets don't really reflect how close the games were. Hope not all the matches this round are going to 3 setters!"  -- Jane
Reveal CommentLyuba Abramova bt Chris Aylott (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, Chris, good luck with other matches "  -- Lyuba
Reveal CommentJane Tucker bt Lyuba Abramova (Apr 12) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Took me a while to get back into the swing of things after a long break from singles, which allowed Lyuba to walk away with the 1st set. The 2nd and 3rd sets were much tighter with one game in the 2nd going to about 15 deuces, It was only to be expected that the 3rd would go to a tiebreak - which could easily have gone the other way. Great match - thanks Lyuba"  -- Jane

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Stevens [W2] 4
  2. Ben Wōden 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Alice Warden [L1]
  4. Anthony Brown [L1]
  5. Anu Ganapathy
  6. Doug Forrest 10.2
  7. Julian Waite
  8. Peter Brown

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Stevens bt Anthony Brown (Apr 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game. Nice to meet Anthony who's a tough opponent. Looking forward to playing again."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Stevens bt Ben Wōden (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game on a sunny spring morning. Ben's got some nice shots and the result could have easily gone the other way were it not for some unlucky errors."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBen Wōden bt Alice Warden (Apr 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match - particularly the second set which was higher quality from both of us, and could have gone either way as Alice was improving throughout and mounting a comeback."  -- Ben

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamal Ali [W2] 4
  2. Stephen Scrace [W1] 2
  3. Laura Cooke [L1]
  4. Joanna Patterson [L2]
  5. Daniel O'Toole 10.2
  6. Konstantinos Tzaferis 10.2
  7. Martin Collier

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Laura Cooke (Apr 19) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Laura's an excellent player but hasn't played for a year. She'll be a very dangerous player with more matches and practice and the score will be very different. Thanks for the match, Laura & all the best with your other matches."  -- Jamal
Stephen Scrace bt Joanna Patterson (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Joanna Patterson (Apr 13) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Joanna played very well and came back from 5-1 down in the 2nd set to serving for the set and having set point. Joanna's level was all the more remarkable as she became a mother just 6 months ago! Had she been fitter, would she have won? Yes, I believe she would have done. Lovely to meet you and thanks for the fun match. All the best with the rest of your matches, Joanna."  -- Jamal

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)