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You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues 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:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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

Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7AY
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Places Leisure Eastleigh

Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL
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Wide Lane Sports Ground

Wide Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 5PE
Tel: (0)23 8059 2119
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David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS
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Jem Tennis Hamble

Hamble Community Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble-le-Rice, SO31 4NE
Tel: 023 8045 2321
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Avenue Campus

Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF
Tel: 023 8059 2119
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East Park

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0DA
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St James' Park

Church Street, Upper Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LW
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Portswood Recreation Ground

Grosvenor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1WZ
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Riverside Park

Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH
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Club Venues

Romsey & Abbey Tennis Club

Romsey Sports Centre, Southampton Road, Romsey, SO51 8AF
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Alistair Cooke

"The round was fantastic and I played some great players along the way! I also think its a great way to play people in a competitive environment without being a member of a club so thank you very much!"

Joel

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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 25 June 2020 to Wednesday 19 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Wojtak [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Hindolo Karim [W2] 4
  3. Pablo Eransus [W1] 2
  4. Radoslaw Kempinski [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [L1]
  6. Daniel Woods 9.2
  7. Olga Fialova-Downey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Hiroo, your always a pleasure to play. True gent! Sorry for the score, but it's possible to lose 6-0 and only be one shot less consistent."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rad, nice to be back on court again. Good luck in your matches. "  -- Tomasz
Hindolo Karim bt Tomasz Wojtak (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pablo, you were much better today."  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentHindolo Karim bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Never mind the score! It was a great pleasure to meet this fantastic guy! Nice chat and a good practice afterwards. Wish you all the best, hopefully we can have another hit very soon!"  -- Radoslaw

Current Rankings:

  1. Rob Salter 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Saunders [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dmitrij Trunin [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Bliss 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Marco Franchini [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Duarte Teles [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Gemma Hargrave [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Duarte Teles (Jul 14) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the Game Duarte, I was really worried when you were 5:0 up in the first set. We both made quite a few unforced errors in the match and it could of gone either way."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentGemma Hargrave bt Tom Burnell (Jul 12) 1-6, 7-5, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "This was a game of two halves!! Some nervous play from me ( Gemma) in set 1 led to an excellent set 2 and tie break with long rallies. Throughly enjoyed it! "  -- Gemma
Reveal CommentRob Salter bt Tom Saunders (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom - more closely fought than the score implies."  -- Rob
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Duarte Teles (Jul 11) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Duarte. First set could have gone either way. Great rallies. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Peter Bliss (Jul 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Peter. Many good rallies and good two good sets"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Gemma Hargrave (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and pleased to see Gemma again after so long and wishing her best of luck for future games "  -- Marco
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Marco Franchini (Jul 6) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match Marco, thanks for the game and let me know when you want to have another one or a training session."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Tom Burnell (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Tom and Nice to know that your family is A Fiat fun like me 😁"  -- Marco
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Duarte Teles (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Due to a booking issue this match was actually played over three separate days! Duarte came storming back in the second set and the third was very close. It was highly enjoyable with some great tennis - but we are glad we finally managed to get it finished!"  -- Tom
Rob Salter bt Tom Burnell (Jul 3) 6-0, 6-1
Dmitrij Trunin bt Peter Bliss (Jul 1) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Dmitrij Trunin bt Marco Franchini (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-3
Tom Saunders bt Dmitrij Trunin (Jun 29) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentRob Salter bt Peter Bliss (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pete, enjoyable despite the difficult conditions."  -- Rob

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Chalkley 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Josh Denham [W2] 4
  3. Chris Collins 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gautier Parfait [W1, L1] 2
  5. Grant Gunn [L2]
  6. Robert Blease 8.2
  7. Veronica Broughton-Shaw

Match Results:

Tom Chalkley bt Chris Collins (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-2
Tom Chalkley bt Gautier Parfait (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-2
Josh Denham bt Grant Gunn (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-4
Josh Denham bt Chris Collins (Jul 5) 6-1, 5-7, [10-7]
Reveal CommentGautier Parfait bt Chris Collins (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match from Chris who hadn't played in several years. Outstanding serves and tough 2nd set. Keep it up, Chris!"  -- Gautier
Tom Chalkley bt Grant Gunn (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Joe Gould 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Thomas Caullay 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Diana Church 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Gary Wright 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Julia Webb [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Gary Wright bt Julia Webb (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Julia Webb (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for organising Julia. A lovely day for tennis, and whilst this all weather / astro turf type of surface was new to me, it did seem to suit my serve. Hope we hit again soon."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Diana Church (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game of competitive tennis, with consistent base line rallies, plenty of moving each other around the court, and in spite of a swirling wind that came and went at will, some precise serving too by both players. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (Jul 1) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Gary was all about managing to hold serve in second set. Looking forward to the next one"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentDiana Church bt Julia Webb (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • ''A very enjoyable game with Diana. She coped rather better Than I did with the wind and my ultra bouncy balls!'' -- Julia

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southampton archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Southampton.

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 match tiebreak, 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)

Collapse AllSouthampton Doubles - Round 7 | Thursday 25 April 2019 to Wednesday 3 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Sorry this round didn't take off at all. What a shame.

Group Summary:

Oh dear, not a single match played. It is very unusual for a round not to get going at all and don't forget we are always here yto help get matches set up and played - just ask. Let's hope a future round is more successful.

Final Rankings:

  • Andrea Munafo & Georgios Salavasidis
  • Neil Adam Tibbetts & Pablo Eransus
  • Olga Fialova-Downey & Radoslaw Kempinski
  • Pete Lawrence & Hanna Sykulska-Lawrence
  • Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southampton archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Southampton.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

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) 

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)