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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 16 | Thursday 23 July 2020 to Wednesday 16 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 August 2020)

It was great to have 2 groups in this round of Solihull Tennis League and to welcome 6 new players to the fold! Judging from the commentaries you all enjoyed being back on court with many matches played in the August sunshine, and collectively you managed to schedule three quarters of all possible matches. Thanks for supporting your local league and we hope to see you back in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to defending champ Vlad for retaining his group crown by winning all 3 matches and earning midway bonus points for early match scheduling to finish 3 points clear of runner up Richard. Richard's only defeat was in their head to head, another close contest between the pair... with Vlad coming from 0-4 down in the final set to seal the win. Meanwhile Richard was on the winning side of another 3 setter against Callum who was "very unlucky to lose"... great tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. Vlad Giurcaneanu [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Randle [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Callum Roberts [W1, L2] 3
  4. Vik Ramakrishnan [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jordan Gerrard 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Callum Roberts (Aug 26) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing Callum this evening and he was very unlucky to lose. He has some excellent shots which caused me lots of problems. We would both admit we were very inconsistent but will hopefully play again in the future to make amends for the several unforced errors we both produced. Anyway, an enjoyable game on a sunny evening!"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Callum Roberts (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another very enjoyable game in our summer league. The conditions were not great, the wind gusts played tricks on both of us. Callum is good player and he showcased a nice selection shots through the match, including a few superb passing shots that I could only watch and admire. Fortunately (for me) his serve let him down last night, so he handed me quite a few free points including three of four breaks decided by his double faults. The best point of the evening was a pretty funny one to watch from the side line: two 6'5 blokes lobbing each other sky-high, then running back like drunks trying to guess where the wind will carry the ball! Thanks for the match Callum, looking forward to play again "  -- Vlad
Reveal CommentCallum Roberts bt Vik Ramakrishnan (Aug 2) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic first game and some very good rallies and shots - Vik was a brilliant opponent, can't wait to play again!"  -- Callum

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Richard Randle (Jul 28) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Vlad and I have played several times since competing in the previous two tennis leagues and we always have close, competitive matches. The game today wasn't out highest quality match but it was very competitive nonetheless. He deserved the win after coming back from 0-4 down in the final set to win it 6--4. We had a socially distanced beer afterwards too, which was appreciated after two hours of tennis. Well done for the win, Vlad and I look forward to our next match. Until then, I would welcome one of the other two members of our group defeating Vlad over the next few weeks. Cheers 🙂"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Randle bt Vik Ramakrishnan (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. We also played a third (friendly) set which contained lots of close points. Vik hasn't played for a while but showed that he has some good shots and can be a dangerous opponent. I look forward to us playing again - nice to see new players in the league."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentVlad Giurcaneanu bt Vik Ramakrishnan (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to see new players joyning our local league. A warm welcome to Vik and all the others! Today Vik’s serve was not quite there which made my life much easier. It was a very enjoyable game and I am looking forward to play Vik again this season"  -- Vlad

Group Summary:

It was a successful Leagues debut for Nick who topped Group 2 in fine style, winning all 4 matches to open up a 3 point lead over runner up Dougald. Their head to head was a "competitive and good spirited game" with Nick coming from a set down to win just before it got too dark, and in fact this was the group's only 3 setter with the others being straight sets wins.

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick King [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Dougald Weir [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Mathew [W2, L1] 4
  4. Paul Astbury [W1, L3] 2
  5. Rezwan Sharif [L4]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNick King bt Dougald Weir (Sep 15) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive and good spirited game, very close in final set, just managed to complete before getting too dark. Thanks Doug."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentPaul Astbury bt Rezwan Sharif (Sep 13) 4-4 Rezwan Sharif Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Agreed to halve the match"  -- Paul
Simon Mathew bt Rezwan Sharif (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-1
Simon Mathew bt Paul Astbury (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentNick King bt Rezwan Sharif (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable, good spirited game"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentNick King bt Simon Mathew (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Simon back from injury"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentDougald Weir bt Rezwan Sharif (Aug 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Rez and I were not confident this game would go ahead with a terrific downpour a few minutes before the scheduled start time but the clouds lifted and we enjoyed a very enjoyable game. Rez was a bit rusty after a fairly long lay off from tennis and struggled with his serve at times but displayed some good touches around court including a good looping forehand. My consistency prevailed over the two sets but there were some excellent rallies. Thank you for the game Rez and I look forward to playing you again."  -- Dougald
Reveal CommentDougald Weir bt Paul Astbury (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very enjoyable game in the August sunshine in Malvern Park. Paul has a consistent serve and angled forehand which caused me some problems. I was able to prevail over the two sets which was fortunate because it was gettting hotter and hotter! I look forward to playing you again Paul. Doug"  -- Dougald
Reveal CommentNick King bt Paul Astbury (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good spirited match, with longer rallies and fewer double faults (from me) as the match progressed"  -- Nick

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) 

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)