Friendly, competitive tennis on Reading's public courts

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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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

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 41 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Denovan
  2. Bernardo Guerreiro 8.2
  3. Dylan Polley 7.2
  4. Huib Steenbergen
  5. James Ansell 6.2
  6. Rupesh Ahluwalia 7.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeremy Hewlett 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. Richard Cole 8.1 [W1] 2
  3. Feras Fadag 9.2 [L2] withdrawn
  4. Andrea De Baggis 9.1
  5. Danny Miller
  6. Gary Baker
  7. Martin Fosbrook

Match Results:

Richard Cole bt Feras Fadag (Jan 19) 6-1, 7-5
Jeremy Hewlett bt Feras Fadag (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Benji Ryde 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Phil Dombey [L1]
  3. Chris Hatton
  4. Hsiu-Fang Barnett
  5. Martin Ireland
  6. Melvyn Hayden 10.1
  7. Oli Grant
  8. Simon Oatley 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBenji Ryde bt Phil Dombey (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was just one massive deuce game. LASTED FOREVER. Nice to meet you Phil."  -- Benji

Current Rankings:

  1. Hassan Elmuz [W2] 4
  2. Vasile Caramb 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Alan Noble [W1, L1] 2
  4. Oscar Gallego [L2]
  5. Ian Charles 9.2
  6. Jasbir Malhi 8.2
  7. Keith Heffernan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHassan Elmuz bt Vasile Caramb (Jan 21) 3-6, 6-1 Vasile Caramb Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, shame couldn’t be finished due to injury. Thanks for the match and looking forward to a rematch."  -- Vasile
Reveal CommentHassan Elmuz bt Alan Noble (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Superb match. Hassan is a gentleman and someone with immense ability. Great game. Hassan demonstrates his match sharpness where I was too nice"  -- Alan
Vasile Caramb bt Oscar Gallego (Jan 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlan Noble bt Oscar Gallego (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close 2nd set. Highly enjoyable with some good tennis played all in the spirit of the game. Helps wearing sunglasses "  -- Alan

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike Brooks 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Ali Syed [W1] 2
  3. Niroshen Murugiah 9.1 [L1]
  4. Alexander Hatch 9.2 [L1]
  5. Barbara Osubu
  6. Jack Carey
  7. John Dunford

Match Results:

Mike Brooks bt Niroshen Murugiah (Jan 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAli Syed bt Alexander Hatch (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match especially the first set. Alex is very fast around the court with good spin off both wings. Both of us were digging hard in the first set with Alex up multiple times throughout, I managed summon energy 4-5 down to edge to just edge the first. Second set started flat from us both with me serving well to take it. "  -- Ali

Current Rankings:

  1. Satishkumar Ponnuswamu 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ezequiel Cupido [W2] 4
  3. Natasha Laslett [W1, L1] 2
  4. Erica Charles 9.1 [L1]
  5. Sergey Ermakov [L1]
  6. Mark Briggs 10.2 [L1]
  7. Adam Whitman

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Mark Briggs (Jan 21) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match. I enjoyed the challenge and Mark has really good serve. "  -- Satishkumar
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Natasha Laslett (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Natasha for the game. It was a great match!!! Hope our next game will be on better weather conditions!. See you soon. Best regards, Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Reveal CommentEzequiel Cupido bt Satishkumar Ponnuswamu (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Satishkumar . I really enjoy it. Cold morning though !!!. Good luck with the rest of the matches. Ezequiel"  -- Ezequiel
Natasha Laslett bt Sergey Ermakov (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSatishkumar Ponnuswamu bt Erica Charles (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, Eric made me really work hard and I throughly enjoyed the match"  -- Satishkumar

Current Rankings:

  1. Doug Forrest 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  2. Nazia Van San 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Victoria Stephens [W1] 2
  4. Robyn Doyle [L2]
  5. Bruce Mackinnon
  6. Julian Waite
  7. Paul Agbley 10.2
  8. Stephen Scrace

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Robyn Doyle (Jan 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Robyn and I enjoyed our game in the glorious sunshine! "  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentDoug Forrest bt Robyn Doyle (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with troublesome low sun and many worms"  -- Doug
Reveal CommentVictoria Stephens bt Doug Forrest (Jan 18) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game. Very close and good fun. Thanks Doug."  -- Victoria

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Larkin [W1] 2
  2. Tim Coulehan [L1]
  3. Benjamin Sims 9.2
  4. Daniel O'Toole 10.2
  5. Jamal Ali
  6. Mark Yu
  7. Martin Collier
  8. Sophie Robson 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTony Larkin bt Tim Coulehan (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and good for both of us to get a match under our belts. Some great rallies and Tim had his lob shot working to perfection! Great fun. "  -- Tony

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)