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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • For beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Primary Venues

Victoria Park, Waterloo

College Road, Crosby, L22 2AP Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Coronation Park

Coronation Road, Crosby, Lancashire, L23 5RD Tel: full venue details »

Duke Street Park

Duke Street, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AN Tel: full venue details »

Harrow Drive Playing Fields

Liverpool, Merseyside, L10 8LD Tel: full venue details »

Maghull Town Hall Courts

Hall Lane, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 7BB Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park, Southport

Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ Tel: full venue details »

Collapse AllSefton Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 29 September 2016 to Wednesday 23 November 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 October 2016)

Many thanks everyone for making it onto the courts despite some less than favourable conditions. We hope you enjoyed it regardless, and manage to keep the tennis up in the tough coming months!

Group Summary:

A number of strong wins held by Jonathon and Paul in this round, it was fitting that their head to head turned out to be a more competitive affair than their other matches. Despite Paul taking the win, Jonathon's superior scheduling ability meant he had played more matches, and as a result won more matches overall, meaning the round belongs to him! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Jonathon Rankin 5 4 1 0 8 WWWL
2 Paul Overend 3 3 0 0 6 WWW
3 John Deveney 4 1 3 2 5 LWLL
4 Ian Raikes 2 1 1 0 2 LW
5 Joe Higgins 1 0 1 0 0 L
6 Alison Kirkpatrick 3 0 3 0 0 LLL

Match Results:

John Deveney v Joe Higgins (Nov 23) 6-3, 2-1 TBC
Jonathon Rankin bt Joe Higgins (Nov 12) Walkover
Reveal CommentJonathon Rankin bt Alison Kirkpatrick (Nov 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game... Bloody freezing"  -- Jonathon
Reveal CommentJonathon Rankin bt Ian Raikes (Nov 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in tough British weather"  -- Jonathon
Reveal CommentIan Raikes bt John Deveney (Oct 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game played very competitively."  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Paul Overend bt Jonathon Rankin (Oct 29) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
John Deveney bt Alison Kirkpatrick (Oct 22) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentPaul Overend bt Alison Kirkpatrick (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Alison!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJonathon Rankin bt John Deveney (Oct 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • Good Game. Some good points, Thanks! Lucky with the weather ! - John
Reveal CommentPaul Overend bt John Deveney (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • Great to meet you John - some great points! - Paul


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Sefton archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Sefton.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.