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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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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Radoslaw Kempinski [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Saunders [W2] 4
  3. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Rafael Correia [L2]
  5. Dmitrij Trunin
  6. Pablo Eransus
  7. Robert Savage 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very well played Tom, you deserved to win. I managed to turn it around in the second set but you were a better player after that. Well done mate, see you again!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Rafael Correia (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close game with great rallies. I look forward to playing again! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Jul 28) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Hiroo, tricky conditions, very warm and humid, it really was a very exhausting game. Good luck for your next ones!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Rafael Correia (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rafael for a very competitive game, we played some good tennis tonight. Good luck for your next matches, it was nice meeting you!"  -- Radoslaw

Current Rankings:

  1. Craig Phillips 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Robert Blease 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Marco Franchini [W1, L1] 2
  4. Dennis Gordon 9.2 [L1]
  5. Sophie Koenig [L1]
  6. Gautier Parfait
  7. Harry Chichester
  8. Joel Abraham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarco Franchini bt Dennis Gordon (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game and fair play well enjoyed to play against Dennis"  -- Marco
Reveal CommentRobert Blease bt Marco Franchini (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game lots of running about and some long rallies Hard fought match "  -- Robert
Craig Phillips bt Sophie Koenig (Aug 3) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Duarte Teles [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Woods 10.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Christopher Wortley [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas Caullay 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joe Gould 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Gary Wright 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Dave Al-Khalili 10.1 [L1]
  8. Peter Earl-Martin [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDuarte Teles bt Joe Gould (Aug 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A slightly gusty day which caused both players a few challenges but an excellent game of tennis, deservedly won by Duarte . A nice match to have been part of. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Gary Wright (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see you looking so well Gary, and playing some good tennis !!"  -- Joe
  • "Indeed an enjoyable evening of Tennis... Shame about the weather glad we managed to play through it" -- Gary
Reveal CommentDuarte Teles bt Thomas Caullay (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Tom, don't think the score represents how close some of the games were. Shame about the wind."  -- Duarte
Daniel Woods bt Thomas Caullay (Aug 4) 6-3, 6-1
Duarte Teles bt Gary Wright (Aug 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDuarte Teles bt Daniel Woods (Aug 2) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle, third set was a rollercoaster and any of us could have taken the win. Great match, Daniel"  -- Duarte
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks again for the game Tom nice weather and background music that really gave you the rhythm ... Gary"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Christopher Wortley (Jul 28) 2-6, 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match that lasted over 2 hours with some really long rallies in the second set."  -- Daniel
Christopher Wortley bt Dave Al-Khalili (Jul 27) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Gary Wright (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Daniel sorry I couldn't give you a better game will try and make sure its a bit closer if and when we play again," -- Gary
Reveal CommentDuarte Teles bt Peter Earl-Martin (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great meeting and playing against Peter and I was surprised on how well he did, considering that he just came back to tennis, 2 days ago. Keep at it Peter!"  -- Duarte
  • "We played a wonderful match in the right spirit and the biggest thing I came away from the match was the amount of calories I had burned, despite the scoreline. If I can increase my mobility with each match I play and can get enough tennis balls back in play then I will have achieved my initial two goals i.e. getting fit and having fun.," -- Peter
Christopher Wortley bt Thomas Caullay (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-4

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)