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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

Malvern Park

Malvern Park End, New Road, Solihul, B91 3DL Tel: full venue details »

Shirley Park

Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AL Tel: full venue details »

CTC Sports Hub

Cooks Lane, Birmingham, B37 6NU Tel: full venue details »

Elmdon Park

Tanhouse Farm Road, B92 9EY Tel: full venue details »

Knowle Park

Lodge Road, Knowle, Solihul, B93 9HT Tel: full venue details »

Bentley Heath Recreational Ground

Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihul, B93 9BH Tel: full venue details »

Meriden Park

Moorend Avenue, Chelmsley Wood, Solihul, B37 5SH Tel: full venue details »

Cotteridge Park

off Franklin Road, Birmingham, B30 2HE Tel: full venue details »

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

Blossomfield Road,, Birmingham, B91 1NB Tel: 0121 705 6371 full venue details »

Club Venues

Yardley Tennis Club

Queens Road, Yardley, B26 2AH Tel: 07827 912 291 full venue details »

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Collapse AllSolihull Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 10 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vlad Giurcaneanu [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nav Aulkh [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Richard Randle [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Courtenay-Evans [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Simon Mathew [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jordan Gerrard 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter BUTLIN [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Omar Farouk [L2]
  9. Dougald Weir

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Simon Mathew (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Simon on a cold January morning at Malvern Park. Several games went to multiple deuces and Simon was unlucky not to win a few more of them. His first serve just needs a bit more consistency to be a real threat."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Jordan Gerrard (Jan 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Jordan and I were both lucky and resilient to get this match in today, as the chilly weather made the courts unplayable in the mornings. Jordan is a good player but today he was a bit inconsistent, so I could impose my game and win the match pretty easily."  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Richard Randle (Dec 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time playing Richard and it was a really enjoyable match. Lots of long rallies and points having to be won rather than from unforced errors. Looking forward to our next match"  -- Nav
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Peter BUTLIN (Dec 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game which we played at midday once the frost had disappeared from the court. Peter was a good opponent who had me running for every point. Thanks for the game, Peter, and I hope we can play again in the future."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Simon Mathew (Dec 30) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had to reschedule this match two times, first due to snow showers then due to the court being transformed into an ice-rink! Simon is a very good player but I managed to keep my game error free so I came on top on the day. Simon is a true gentleman and his line-calling was immaculate (he called in all the 50/50 shots, including the first set set ball). Thanks Simon, I hope to play again soon"  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Tom Courtenay-Evans (Dec 27) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Tom was still in a Christmassy mood today so he handed over the first set way too easily, with a couple of breaks wrapped up by double faults. He came back strong in the second and I had to dig deep to secure victory. A very enjoyable game, I hope Tom and I will play again soon"  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Simon Mathew (Dec 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very flattering scoreline and Simon deserved more than just the one game. There were lots of close games which could easily have gone his way and made the scoreline much more even. A very enjoyable game - thanks Simon."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Omar Farouk (Dec 27) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game even with the shoulder pain, Omar has improved alot since the last time I played him. Good aggressive play by Omar on both his forehand and backhand side. Once he gets a more aggressive 2nd serve then watch this space"  -- Nav
Reveal CommentTom Courtenay-Evans bt Richard Randle (Dec 26) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with Richard on Boxing Day morning at Malvern Park. Richard didn't find his true form until the second set which was very closely fought. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentSimon Mathew bt Peter BUTLIN (Dec 26) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent match in dark and windy conditions. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Peter BUTLIN (Dec 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasant match in a surprisingly warm December sun. Unfortunately Peter could not really find his footing and he had a couple of near misses. As a consequence his game suffered, so he handed me an easier win than I would have deserved."  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Simon Mathew (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match against Simon. "  -- Nav
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Richard Randle (Dec 22) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Richard and I played quite a few enjoyable matches over the last 18 months or so. This one was no different, even though Richard’s serve decided not to show up on the day, which made my task much easier. Richard came back and won the second set, but in the decider he lost his focus while I managed to get back in the zone so... thanks for making 2020 more bearable and I can’t wait for our next match! And for the next round of cheeky refreshments too...🍻"  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentSimon Mathew bt Jordan Gerrard (Dec 20) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "This is the second time i am playing Jordan. He made an amazing come back in second set leading 3-0 initially and then 6-7 and going into tiebreak, i was lucky today to win the tiebreak. Thanks , had an enjoyable game of tennis."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Omar Farouk (Dec 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I think neither of us played their best tennis this afternoon, however there have been a few wonderful shots. I feel a bit lucky to get the win today, especially the second set, when Omar had most of the initiative. All in all, a very enjoyable game - thanks Omar for agreeing to bring the match forward at short notice and I’m looking forward to play again"  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentJordan Gerrard bt Peter BUTLIN (Dec 19) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We were a bit hampered by the wind today but had a really good game in a rare bit of sunshine. "  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Nav Aulkh (Dec 17) 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A rollercoaster tennis match played in an awkward but beautiful sunny day. Nav is a very good player and his game is really consistent. His serve was very efficient (I wish I could feel the same about mine!). I came back from 5-2 in the first set, then he absolutely trashed me in the second. It was Nav’s turn to come back from 5-2 in the third. And then my turn to come back from the same 5-2 in the tiebreak! I think a draw would have been the fair result, but this is tennis, so I hope to play Nav again in the near future. Thanks Nav"  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentNav Aulkh bt Tom Courtenay-Evans (Dec 16) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have played Tom many times in the past and it's always a hard fought contest. Today was no different with only one break difference in each set. Tom is strong on all sides of the court and on a different day he would have won the first set. The second set I managed to get my backhand shots abit deeper. A very enjoyable evening of tennis playing against a really good tennis player. Looking forward to our next battle."  -- Nav

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Solihull.

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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