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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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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
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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
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Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF
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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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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 30 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

A strong turnout in Southampton for this spring round with more than three quarters of all matches played. Thanks for all your efforts in getting lots of matches played and for the many generous comments submitted too. Hope to see you all again next time!

Group Summary:

A very busy group one with the majority of matches played and nearly all bonus points earned too - thanks for your efforts everyone. Rico played every match and overcame many "long, competitive rallies" to record six superb wins and follow up his promotion with a second successive title. Kudos also to runner up Tomasz for finishing unbeaten and taking the bragging rights for beating the champ in a "real tennis match with quality points".

Final Rankings:

  1. Rico Harris [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tomasz Wojtak [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pablo Eransus [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Saunders [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Radoslaw Kempinski [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Javier Sanchez [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gautier Parfait [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Ian Adams [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Ian Adams (Apr 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game, very complimentary playing styles. Was basically a competition to see who could out retrieve the other- so many points with ridiculous defensive skills on show. Have promised a rematch on the artificial clay so we can once again channel our inner Nadal!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Gautier Parfait (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in tough conditions, look forward to a rematch!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Javier Sanchez (Apr 8) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Javier for the match. Very close first set whose result turned out to be mentally decisive for the second. Hope we can play again soon"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Rico Harris (Apr 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rico, real tennis match with quality points. I feel like I need lot's of stretching after the side to side rallies. Your movement/court coverage are the best I've faced. Good chat afterwards, Tom."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 21) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot Javier, it was a tough game and only a few details decided the score."  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Gautier Parfait (Mar 21) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game and a pleasure to play. Some excellent serving by Gautier! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 19) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game with lots of rallies. Final tiebreak ended up being very close so could have gone either way! "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Mar 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rico it was nice to meet you, very well played! Good luck in your next matches!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Gautier Parfait (Mar 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, some good powerful serves in tough conditions."  -- Tomasz

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Mar 11) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "As always a very close game and obviously could go either way! " Tom
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Tom Saunders (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, characterised by long, competitive rallies- certainly helped the stepcount on my fitness tracker!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some memorable points- cheers Javier!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Javier Sanchez (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Javi."  -- Tomasz
Tomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pablo, I hope your injury is not serious and you’ll be able to play soon. I’m looking forward to our next match!"  -- Radoslaw
Javier Sanchez bt Gautier Parfait (Feb 23) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom which I enjoyed a lot. As usual the score does not reflect what really happened on the court. all the best for future matches "  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Gautier Parfait (Feb 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Gautier we’ve had a few good rallies, good luck in your next games!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tom Saunders (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Pablo Eransus (Feb 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, with some varied and high quality points. Thoroughly enjoyed the match and watching/discussing the football in the bar afterwards- look forward to the rematch!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Gautier Parfait (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gautier for the match, and all the best in getting back into tennis. You will catch up soon an hope to see you again in next rounds"  -- Pablo

Group Summary:

Hiroo and Olga both played every match, earned bonus points and notched up win after win to make it a two horse race for the title. The match between the two was one worthy of determining the new champ, with Hiroo holding off Olga's comeback to eventually win this epic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 and take the group crown. Kudos to Robert who also gave Hiroo a run for his money in another thrilling three set match.

Final Rankings:

  1. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Olga Fialova-Downey 7.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Ernsberger [W1, L2] 3
  4. Antonia Corp [W1, L2] 2
  5. Thomas Caullay 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Gary Wright 10.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntonia Corp bt Thomas Caullay (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again Thomas, lots of running around!! Good to be back after injury and test my backhand, still not 100% but getting there. We both struggled with the almost perfect conditions indoors with the balls flying and bouncing super-high!! Settled in after the first set and it was only a couple of points making the difference. Looking forward to next time!"  -- Antonia
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Gary Wright (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a lovely day for playing tennis. Thank you for the match Gary. "  -- Hiroo
  • "Thanks Hiroo I enjoyed the game too well done for topping the group!" Gary

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Mar 30) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the great long match. It was close. I enjoyed very much. Your strokes were strong and fast. I am sorry that we had low visibility at dusk at the deciding set."  -- Hiroo
  • Hiroo what a great match indeed. If our next match is half the time, it'll still be the longest of the series:-)
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Thomas Caullay (Mar 25) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, you kept me going! Looking forward to the next match. "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentRobert Ernsberger bt Gary Wright (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Gary - Rob"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Robert Ernsberger (Mar 9) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad you woke up in the end Rob:). So you didn't miss one of my most impressive falls yet! Looking forward to a rematch. "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Antonia Corp (Mar 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again Antonia. We'll catch up soon! "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Robert Ernsberger (Mar 2) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a close match. We had good rallies. I enjoyed very much. Thank you Robert."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match Gary, great to play again. Good luck with the rest of the matches"  -- Thomas
  • "Thanks Thomas I enjoyed the game to and look forward to playing again!" Gary
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Antonia Corp (Feb 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Antonia. It was nice to play with you again. We had a lot of good rallies. I had to keep running around. I am looking forward next match."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentHiroo Ohtsuka bt Thomas Caullay (Feb 24) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom. I enjoyed very much. See you in next rounds."  -- Hiroo
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Gary Wright (Feb 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gary, had a great game again!"  -- Olga
  • "Thank you for the game too I really enjoyed the game too ..... and my grandchildren say thanks you for the biscuits they both liked them ," -- Gary

Results

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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 6 | Thursday 22 March 2018 to Wednesday 30 May 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 April 2018)

A competitive round to kick start the Southampton doubles league in 2018. Thanks to everyone for getting involved and playing in a great spirit, we hope you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you next time for more matches throughout the summer months.

Group Summary:

Georgios & Andrea were involved in both of the three set thrillers in this round, and all this practice paid off as they finished three wins to the good to take pole position. Vitor & Andre pushed the new champs all the way in their head to head, and despite missing out on the victory, the point they earned for winning a set in this match added to their win over Miwa & Hiroo sees them clinch second place. Nigel & Gary take the bragging rights for defeating Georgios & Andrea, and it was shame to see them later withdraw - hope you're both ok.

Final Rankings:

  1. Georgios Salavasidis & Andrea Munafo [W3, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Ranj Parmar & Aaron Cribb [W1, L1] 2
  4. Nigel Jordan & Gary Kemp [W1] withdrawn 2
  5. Miwa Ohtsuka & Hiroo Ohtsuka [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorgios Salavasidis & Andrea Munafo bt Miwa Ohtsuka & Hiroo Ohtsuka (May 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the very nice game guys. "  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentGeorgios Salavasidis & Andrea Munafo bt Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa (May 6) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great and very close game... we absolutely enjoyed it. Have fun in the rest games guys!"  -- Georgios

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNigel Jordan & Gary Kemp bt Georgios Salavasidis & Andrea Munafo (Apr 30) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I feel like we stole this one from you guys! You played the better tennis and we got off to a slow start, but we made fewer mistakes on the big points at the end. Really enjoyed the match. Well played and good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentGeorgios Salavasidis & Andrea Munafo bt Ranj Parmar & Aaron Cribb (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with a lot of fun. Good luck with the rest ganes guys! "  -- Georgios
Reveal CommentRanj Parmar & Aaron Cribb bt Miwa Ohtsuka & Hiroo Ohtsuka (Apr 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against a wonderful couple. Thoroughly enjoyed the tennis...so much so that we played an additional couple of sets! Good luck for the rest of the matches."  -- Ranj
Reveal CommentVitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa bt Miwa Ohtsuka & Hiroo Ohtsuka (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great couple very good to play against them All the best for the rest of the matches :) "  -- Vitor

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)