Friendly, competitive tennis on Southampton's public courts

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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"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

"Thanks for a great tournament and looking forward to the next round,"

Rick Fan

"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

"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

"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

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

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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Radoslaw Kempinski [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pablo Eransus [W3] 6
  3. Robert Savage 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Saunders [L3] 1
  5. Matthew Beling [L1] 1
  6. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable game whose score-line, as usual, does not reflect what happened on the court. Plenty of games went to deuce, and many of them were decided after several deuces. Look forward to playing again soon."  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Tom Saunders (May 27) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom, it was a very enjoyable game with lots of quality shots. Good luck for your next ones!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Robert Savage (May 26) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob it was nice meeting you, very good game with lots of interesting rallies! "  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentRobert Savage bt Tom Saunders (May 23) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another good game, closer than it looks. Thanks for the game Tom"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Radoslaw Kempinski (May 23) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "As usual, a pleasure to play against you. Spectacular start from you leading clearly the first set but I managed to turn it around (with numerous deuces in nearly all the games though). Second unusual set. All the best for the rest of the matches," -- Pablo
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Matthew Beling (May 19) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a marathon match Matt! I think we both need to recover after this one. Quality game with a lot of close games though, thanks very much and good luck for your next ones!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentRobert Savage bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (May 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game thanks Hiroo, match was closer than result implies with some long rallies."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Robert Savage (May 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Robert, some very tight games in the first set and a close second one. All the best for the rest of the matches"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (May 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Hiroo, despite the scoreline we had quite a few good rallies! Good luck for your next games!"  -- Radoslaw

Current Rankings:

  1. Dmitrij Trunin [W3] 6
  2. Christopher Wortley [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Olga Fialova-Downey 7.2 [W1] 2
  4. Harry Chichester [W1, L1] 2
  5. Dennis Gordon 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Antonia Corp

Match Results:

Dmitrij Trunin bt Christopher Wortley (Jun 12) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Reveal CommentDennis Gordon bt Christopher Wortley (May 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice bit of Tennis, I got to work on my serve. Well played Chris some well earned points in that match. Cheers"  -- Dennis
Reveal CommentHarry Chichester bt Christopher Wortley (May 25) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Christopher, it was closer than the scores look, some good long rallies!"  -- Harry
Dmitrij Trunin bt Dennis Gordon (May 14) 6-3, 6-3
Dmitrij Trunin bt Harry Chichester (May 12) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Christopher Wortley (May 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris. It's good to have you back. Not many deuces this time but plenty rallies. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Olga

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Caullay 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Joe Gould 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Gary Smith [W1, L1] 2
  4. Gary Wright 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Robert Blease 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Joe Gould (Jun 2) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much more competitive match than the scoreline suggests as always in tennis matches. Thanks for the great game Joe."  -- Thomas
  • "A great match to be part of, and consistently won the day, well done Tom !" Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Gary Smith (May 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ideal weather for an ideal match. Competitive rallies from both players throughout, making for a superb tennis match. Thanks Gary, it was an enjoyable game."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (May 19) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tom ....... look forward to playing again soon Gary"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Gary Wright (May 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a well contested match, and Gary was unlucky in the first set as this could have gone either way at any point. Other than maybe the last 2 games of the 2nd set, again it could have gone either way. Really enjoyed meeting and playing a good game with Gary."  -- Joe
  • "Thanks for the game Joe I really enjoyed it and look forward to playing you again !" Gary
Reveal CommentGary Smith bt Gary Wright (May 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game in perfect conditions. Some very close games. "  -- Gary
  • "Thanks for the game Gary really enjoyed it look forward to playing again Gary," -- Gary

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)

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

Current 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)