Southampton Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Southampton's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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New rounds for the Southampton league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7AY

12 outdoor, floodlit courts. To book ring: 0300 0200 135
Courts cost £7.50 an hour

Coaching 
Every Tuesday evening from 21st April to late summer 2015
Beginners: 6pm-7pm; Improvers: 7pm-8pm Cost £5 per session
Match play-coached sessions: Thurdays 6pm-9pm. £5 per session 
League players attending Tuesday sessions who play their league matches on a Thursday evening, they can get almost a third off the court fee, paying just £5.80 instead of £7.50 an hour. Equipment can be hired on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings for free and at other times for a deposit of £10. For more information on all the above, tel 0300 0200 135 or email Zowie.Lindfield@activenation.org.uk

# of Outdoor Courts: 12

David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS

11 indoor tennis courts, 7 outdoor tennis courts

# of Indoor Courts: 11
# of Outdoor Courts: 7

St James' Park

Church Street, Upper Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LW

2 outdoor courts. 
Courts are free but heavily used - and when players are waiting to use the courts etiquette is to give way after 45 minutes to allow all a fair chance to use the courts. For this reason, it is best only to schedule full matches as times when the courts are not being heavily used. The centre will advise.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Portswood Recreation Ground

Grosvenor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1WZ

2 outdoor courts 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Riverside Park

Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH

1 outdoor court.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1

East Park

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0DA

2 outdoor courts. Courts can be accessed by visiting PARKafe next to the courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Club Venues

NoBad tennis club

Botley Road, Castle Lane Recreation Ground, North Baddesley, North Baddesley, Hampshire, SO52 9ED

2 outdoor courts. 
Play at the bargain price of £1 for juniors of parish £2 out of parish and adults £2 and £4 respectively. Contact for key is Rosemary Williams  02380733619

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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"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

"It has been a pleasure for me to play in this league and I am enjoying every match a lot"

Raúl Fernández Contreras

"Can I take this opportunity to thank you for providing the league.  It is a great idea and allows people like me to play people I don't know on courts I don't usually play at,"

Nick Sellick

"A big thank you to you guys for getting us all together, and looking forward to the next round!!  Going to return at least one of Andy's serves this time  GRRRR!!!"

Alistair Cooke

"I have really enjoyed getting back into my tennis and when I am back in the UK for longer will definitely want to play in more leagues," 

Dom Hones

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Report your results

Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Current Rankings:

  • Chris Williams
  • Cristian Calin 10.1
  • Giacomo Chiarella
  • Hiroo Ohtsuka 10.1
  • Joe Glynn
  • Tom Gibson
  • Tom Weir
  • Vitor Barbosa 10.1

Current Rankings:

  • Ana Villar 10.2
  • Callum Strachan
  • Dennis Gordon
  • Florence Gimonet
  • Ray Mead 10.2
  • Robert Ernsberger

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southampton archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments

We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)

Collapse AllSouthampton Doubles - Round 2 | Thursday 8 September 2016 to Wednesday 16 November 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 October 2016)

There may have only been one group this time, but it was nearly perfectly formed! This was a fantastic round with most players playing at least six matches and some notching up all seven. And the tennis was not half bad either. Very well done all, and do hope to welcome you all back again next time.

Group Summary:

Wow! What a group! Fantastic matches (and so many of them). Great commentaries! Quality tennis. Very well done one and all. It could scarcely have been closer at the top with Craig and Chris tying on points at the top with Aaron and Ranj, and Victor and Joanne finishing neck and neck with Alvin and Jose! Fortunately there was a group decider and Craig and Chris's victory over Aaron and Ranj won them a place on the podium this time! Congratulations!

Final Rankings:

  1. Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Aaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Vitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond [W6] 12
  4. Alvin Ello & Jose Dignomo [W4, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joe Gould & Jurijs Petusko [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ronald Labay & Aidan Cunningham [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter Bergman & Katharine Mummers [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Richard Barnes & John Kirk [L6]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Bergman & Katharine Mummers bt Richard Barnes & John Kirk (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable Sunday morning match"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentCraig Phillips & Chris Phillips bt Aaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar (Nov 13) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Quality game again with aaron and ranj always goes to the wire "  -- Craig

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Alvin Ello & Jose Dignomo (Nov 11) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What can I say about this match...it was simply fantastic - real end to end play, some blisteringly good rallies, and simply some real class play from both teams. Nice game guys!"  -- Ranj
Reveal CommentAlvin Ello & Jose Dignomo bt Richard Barnes & John Kirk (Nov 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cold morning match but was good game."  -- Alvin
Vitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond bt Peter Bergman & Katharine Mummers (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-3
Alvin Ello & Jose Dignomo bt Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips (Nov 1) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoe Gould & Jurijs Petusko bt Richard Barnes & John Kirk (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a good competitive game of tennis !!"  -- Joe
Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips bt Richard Barnes & John Kirk (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-0
Vitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond bt Ronald Labay & Aidan Cunningham (Oct 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentVitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond bt Alvin Ello & Jose Dignomo (Oct 23) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing match guys Well played "  -- Vitor
Vitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond bt Richard Barnes & John Kirk (Oct 23) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoe Gould & Jurijs Petusko bt Peter Bergman & Katharine Mummers (Oct 13) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • With Peter's top spin ground strokes along with Katharine's cat like prowess at the net, it made for a good competitive game, a good match. - Joe - Joe
Reveal CommentCraig Phillips & Chris Phillips bt Joe Gould & Jurijs Petusko (Oct 10) 6-2, 6-2, 0-0

Player Comments:

  • good game and nice meeting you guys - Craig
Reveal CommentVitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond bt Aaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar (Oct 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • Great match against the leaders of the group Thanks gents - Vitor
Reveal CommentVitor Barbosa & Joanne Almond bt Joe Gould & Jurijs Petusko (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • Great match - Vitor
Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips bt Peter Bergman & Katharine Mummers (Oct 4) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentRonald Labay & Aidan Cunningham bt Alvin Ello & Jose Dignomo (Oct 4) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • Good tennis game by Ronald and Aiden. - Alvin
Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Joe Gould & Jurijs Petusko (Sep 28) 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • Excellent topspin forehand shots from Juri and Joe's punishing vollies at the net led it to be a tight match played over 3 days! A REAL good game of tennis! Thx guys. - Ranj
Reveal CommentAlvin Ello & Jose Dignomo bt Peter Bergman & Katharine Mummers (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • Nice match! Fantastic running shots from Peter. - Alvin
Reveal CommentAlvin Ello & Jose Dignomo bt Joe Gould & Jurijs Petusko (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • Good match, had long rallies during second set. - Alvin
Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Peter Bergman & Katharine Mummers (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • Some incredible top spin from Peter and great double handed back hands from Katharine. A good match. - Ranj
Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Ronald Labay & Aidan Cunningham (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • What a match!!! I could not believe some of the rallies...some brilliant tennis. A thoroughly enjoyable game of tennis!!! - Ranj
Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips bt Ronald Labay & Aidan Cunningham (Sep 11) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Richard Barnes & John Kirk (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • Great match against Richard and John! - Ranj

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southampton archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend:

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

Comments:

We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)