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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.

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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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Romsey & Abbey Tennis Club

Romsey Sports Centre, Southampton Road, Romsey, SO51 8AF
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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Pablo Eransus [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Furr 8.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Tom Saunders [W1, L3] 4
  5. Olga Fialova-Downey 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Dmitrij Trunin [L4] 1
  7. Alistair Cooke 10.2 [L2]
  8. Vitor Barbosa 10.1

Match Results:

Olga Fialova-Downey bt Dmitrij Trunin (Nov 18) Walkover
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Tom Saunders (Nov 16) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a very enjoyable match. It was really close. A lot of good rallies and many aces produced by Tom! I look forward to playing with you again."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Nov 16) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match Hiroo, one of the most enjoyable matches I have played in recent times. Most of the points decided after more-than-ten-well played-shots rallies. Great match that I would have enjoyed carry on playing for hours. Well done and all the best for future matches"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Nov 14) 6-0 Olga Fialova-Downey Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Player retired due to illness at start of second set."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Sam Furr (Nov 5) 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (10-8), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Play stopped at 1 set to love and on Sam's serve at 40-15 in the second set."  -- Sam
  • "Well played Sam. The score says everything about the match. It was an extremely close battle that could have gone either way, even more considering that youhad three match balls in the second set. Looking forward to playing again in the future," -- Pablo
  • "Well played Sam. Epic battle that needed two days to find a winner. The match could have been yours in the second set since you had three match balls during the tie break. Very close game, with good rallies and points. Look forward to playing again with you," -- Pablo
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Oct 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable first encounter with you. We played on a really beautiful, crisp Autumn's morning at Southampton Sports Centre. First set was very tight and could have gone either way, some great rallying from Hiroo throughout. I enjoyed that, thank you for organising the match."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Oct 24) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "One more of our usual tight matches. Tighter than never probably. Impeccable first set from you. Fortunately your level in the second lowered down a bit and I could come back. The third was a bit tricky, with a lot of problems to hold our serves, probably because of the tiredness, and it went finally to my side when the time was running out. Well done Tom and all the best in your next matches."  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Dmitrij Trunin (Oct 22) 2-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Could not have been a closer game with Dmitrij. Didn't have time for a 3rd set so we had a very close tie break. The second time we get to a very close tie break in the two games we have played! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Dmitrij Trunin (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match and all the best for the rest of the league"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Dmitrij Trunin (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match Dimitri. It was nice weather. A lot of good rallies. I look forward to playing again. "  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Alistair Cooke (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, Alistair. A lot of competitive games a good bunch of high quality points, best of which went to your side. Good luck in the rest of the matches, and look forward to playing again next league."  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Tom Saunders (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really good match under the floodlights at Southampton Sports Centre, the second set in particular being a real battle, well played Tom!"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Furr bt Alistair Cooke (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play our match tonight Alistair and I understand you are coming back to the sport after five years away! Well played I hope you enjoy many more matches."  -- Sam

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Woods 10.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Wortley [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Bliss 10.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Caullay 10.1 [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Joe Gould 9.2 [W2, L4] 4
  7. Danruh Ryan Lasta [W1, L2] 2
  8. Gary Wright 10.2 [L7] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Danruh Ryan Lasta bt Gary Wright (Nov 20) 6-3, 6-2
Christopher Wortley bt Joe Gould (Nov 19) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Christopher Wortley (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with great rallies throughout."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Gary Wright (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match but a really unfair scoreline for Gary who had a number of game points in the first set that he deserved to win. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Thomas Caullay (Nov 17) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Another close encounter with Tom, and after a little over two hours to complete the first two sets, we opted to play a tie break for the 3rd set due to (court) time constraints. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Gary Wright (Nov 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Gary, who competed to the end "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Peter Bliss (Nov 16) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Pete put up a solid defence leading to many long rallies some of which he finished with a cheeky drop shot winner taking me by surprise. His first serve was quite challenging to return as well. All in all a very enjoyable match and certainly a good work out. "  -- Tom
Christopher Wortley bt Thomas Caullay (Nov 15) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Danruh Ryan Lasta (Nov 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent and very enjoyable match. Credit to Ryan for his stylish play - some great drive volleys and winners down the line. Had me running all over the court."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Joe Gould (Nov 10) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking two hour match with a lot of great tennis. Credit to Joe for his solid game and nimble movement around the court. I look forward to our next encounter."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Peter Bliss (Nov 10) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good competitive match lasting two hours, with some very long attacking rallies."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Thomas Caullay (Nov 3) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great competitive match. Credit to Tom for his many points at the net!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Thomas Caullay (Oct 27) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match, Tom starting playing well after being 5-0 down in the first set to win 9 out of the next 11 games. Completely outplayed me in the 2nd set."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Joe Gould (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, shame about the conditions though. Look forward to playing you again."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Joe Gould (Oct 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Joe, I don't understand how it took me to over half way through the second set to realise that i wasn't placing the ball to your back hand as you are left handed lol. Really enjoyed the game and we had quite a few long rallies."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Gary. interesting to note the change of provider at the Sports Centre for tennis. Keep positive your game will get through the dip. You could say that we played lights out tennis last night!!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Gary Wright (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Gary on a very nice Autumn morning."  -- Peter
Christopher Wortley bt Danruh Ryan Lasta (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentDaniel Woods bt Tom Burnell (Oct 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match with two close sets. "  -- Daniel
Christopher Wortley bt Gary Wright (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Wortley bt Tom Burnell (Oct 13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard fought match. Hats off to Tom for 2 aces in a row!"  -- Christopher
Peter Bliss bt Christopher Wortley (Oct 10) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Gary Wright (Oct 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom enjoyable game G"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Thomas Caullay (Oct 6) 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game with Tom and we had some long rallies whilst managing to dodge a single rain shower. I managed to hit the ball through the fence then fell over trying to retrieve the ball from the bushes :). I think we both played mostly defensively but luckily my consistancy got slightly better as the game progressed and I got a few more first serves in."  -- Peter

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)