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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

"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 

"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 37 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rehaan Samdani 8.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sean Haggerty 7.1 [W2] 4
  3. Francisco Lorenzo 7.2 [W1] 2
  4. James Ansell 6.2 [W1] 2
  5. Huib Steenbergen [W1] 2
  6. Dylan Polley 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Feras Fadag 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Dylan Polley bt Rehaan Samdani (Feb 13) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentSean Haggerty bt Dylan Polley (Feb 7) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Dylan with plenty of rallies, lobs and winners. Looking forward to a rematch when he’s played a few more games."  -- Sean
Reveal CommentHuib Steenbergen bt Rehaan Samdani (Feb 6) 4-6, 6-4, 3-0 Rehaan Samdani Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Good level in drizzle at the beginning of the match. All played in a good spirit. Rehaan was very unfortunate to have hurt his shoulder in the third set when hitting a forehand. I wish him a quick recovery and hope to play him again soon."  -- Huib
Francisco Lorenzo bt Feras Fadag (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSean Haggerty bt Feras Fadag (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "There were several lengthy games in this one, Feras has some good defensive skills."  -- Sean
Reveal CommentRehaan Samdani bt Feras Fadag (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice defensive slicing and drop shots by Feras today. I played with aggression and tried to keep points as short as possible by taking any volley opportunity. "  -- Rehaan
James Ansell bt Feras Fadag (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Nowlan 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Feroz Ahmad 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Cole 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andy Perry [W2] 4
  5. Jasbir Malhi 8.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alexander Hatch 9.2 [L2]
  7. Gary Baker

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndy Nowlan bt Jasbir Malhi (Feb 16) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Bit of a battle here! Jas settled quickly and played really well in quite wet conditions."  -- Andy
Richard Cole bt Alexander Hatch (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndy Perry bt Feroz Ahmad (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Closer game then it looks, very competitive! Look forward to another match with Feroz in the future!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Nowlan bt Richard Cole (Feb 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match and good fun. Could have gone either way in the second. Cheers Richard."  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Perry bt Jasbir Malhi (Feb 12) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, could have gone either way!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Nowlan bt Alexander Hatch (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good attacking tennis here despite changeable February conditions. More competitive than scoreline suggests, looking forward to future matches."  -- Andy
Richard Cole bt Jasbir Malhi (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentFeroz Ahmad bt Jasbir Malhi (Jan 29) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game again with Jasbir. "  -- Feroz
Reveal CommentFeroz Ahmad bt Richard Cole (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great indoor game."  -- Feroz

Current Rankings:

  1. Hassan Elmuz [W2, L1] 5
  2. Jake Dellow [W2] 4
  3. Phil Dombey [W1, L1] 2
  4. Simon Cooper [W1] 2
  5. Daniel Power [L2] 1
  6. Ezequiel Cupido [L2]
  7. Andrew Wigmore 10.2
  8. Simon Oatley 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Dombey bt Ezequiel Cupido (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "great competitive game, had many deuces"  -- Phil
Reveal CommentSimon Cooper bt Hassan Elmuz (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-7 (10-12), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Brilliant fun and very competitive. I look forward to playing you again sometime, Hassan"  -- Simon
Hassan Elmuz bt Phil Dombey (Feb 10) 6-4, 6-2
Jake Dellow bt Ezequiel Cupido (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-1
Hassan Elmuz bt Daniel Power (Jan 27) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, [10-8]
Jake Dellow bt Daniel Power (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Oli Grant [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ian Charles [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. John Dunford [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike Brooks 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Nigel Sheldon 9.2 [L2] 1
  6. Anthony Catline [L1]
  7. Vasile Caramb 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Charles bt Nigel Sheldon (Feb 16) 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, Nigel plays a good game, I sneaked through on a few good lobs and a lucky net cord."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Mike Brooks (Feb 16) 7-6 (10-8), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Awesome match, every point was an epic battle & played in a great spirit. Look forward to playing again soon Mike."  -- Oli
Reveal CommentIan Charles bt Anthony Catline (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in the hot February sun. Thanks, Anthony."  -- Ian
Mike Brooks bt John Dunford (Feb 12) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt John Dunford (Feb 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good battle in seriously windy conditions. Look forward to playing again in better conditions John."  -- Oli
Reveal CommentOli Grant bt Ian Charles (Feb 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in very trIcky windy conditions. Look forward to playing you again in better conditions Ian."  -- Oli
Reveal CommentJohn Dunford bt Nigel Sheldon (Jan 26) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Nigel again, has probably been about 12 months since the last time. Fantastic game, could of gone either way. Thank you"  -- John

Current Rankings:

  1. Bruce Mackinnon [W1, L1] 3
  2. Erica Charles 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Lyuba Abramova 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Doug Forrest 10.2
  5. Kalidass Mookkaiah 10.1
  6. Paul Stevens
  7. Tony Larkin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBruce Mackinnon bt Lyuba Abramova (Feb 16) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another great endurance battle, very enjoyable thanks Lyuba"  -- Bruce
Reveal CommentErica Charles bt Bruce Mackinnon (Feb 9) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Crazy long match, just like the last time we played. Bruce won the first and was 5-2 up in the second so no idea how I managed to turn it around. Hard work and very enjoyable, thanks Bruce."  -- Erica

Current Rankings:

  1. Nazia Van San [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Wōden 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Konstantinos Tzaferis 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Daniel O'Toole 10.2 [L2]
  5. Martin Collier [L1]
  6. Liz Sheppard
  7. Steven Plunkett

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKonstantinos Tzaferis bt Daniel O'Toole (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "really nice to meet Daniel. We played some good rallies today and I was lucky enough to win the games that went on a deuce today."  -- Konstantinos
Reveal CommentBen Wōden bt Martin Collier (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Superb first set - really tight, especially at the end. I found my range really well in the 2nd set just as Martin's deserted him."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Daniel O'Toole (Feb 10) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A real commitment from both of us playing in the rain! It was great to see a friendly and familiar face. I enjoyed the game and look forward to playing with Daniel in the future! "  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentNazia Van San bt Konstantinos Tzaferis (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite challenging conditions i.e strong wind particularly one end of the court with sunshine testing our mental strength. An enjoyable game with some nice rallies. My second singles game this year slowly starting to adapt and get a better feel for the court."  -- Nazia
Reveal CommentBen Wōden bt Nazia Van San (Feb 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. I nipped out to 5-0* as Nazia took a while to find her range, but then we both raised our play and the rest of that set and the first 5 games of the 2nd were really close, with lots of long points and endless Deuces. However, just as I consolidated my one break lead to go 4-1* and we changed ends, the sun came out very low just over the trees and helped hand me a second break and eventually the match. It was a shame that a natural intervention tipped the end of the match firmly in my favour at the close (there had been no sun when I had been serving at that end just before), but for most of the time it was competitive and enjoyable, and much closer than the score implies."  -- Ben

Results

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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) 

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