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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 29 | Thursday 15 November 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Wojtak [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Radoslaw Kempinski [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pablo Eransus [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andreas Drousiotis [W2, UF1] 5
  5. Tom Saunders [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Thomas Caullay 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Robert Ernsberger [L1]
  8. Dennis Gordon [L1]
  9. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2

Match Results:

Tom Saunders bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Dec 13) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As usual, I enjoyed very much playing against you and the match was tighter than the score shows"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Thomas Caullay (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom, and for the interesting chat during and after the match."  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentAndreas Drousiotis bt Thomas Caullay (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Andreas well played."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Pablo Eransus (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pablo really tricky conditions but I finally managed to win against you:)"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Pablo Eransus (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played my friend. Good battle in wintery conditions. If you play like that in your other matches I'm sure you will do well."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Dennis Gordon (Dec 4) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Dennis, a good game in tricky conditions:)"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus v Andreas Drousiotis (Nov 29) 6-1, 5-7 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "It was a shame that we could not carry on playing what presumably was going to be a thrilling third set. Tennis batlle to be continued soon. "  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well done Tom, the game looked better than the score :)"  -- Radoslaw
Radoslaw Kempinski bt Thomas Caullay (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Robert Ernsberger (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Rob, it was fun on the clay! Good to meet you."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tom Saunders (Nov 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Tom. Good chat afterwards."  -- Tomasz
Andreas Drousiotis bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Nov 22) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Thomas Caullay (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Thomas."  -- Tomasz

Current Rankings:

  1. Rico Harris [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Wortley [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Robert Blease 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Javier Sanchez [W1] 2
  5. Gary Wright [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Antonia Corp [L1]
  7. Olga Fialova-Downey 7.2 [L1]
  8. Ismail Fisham Mohd Hanaffi 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Blease bt Gary Wright (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a cold evening "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Gary Wright (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game and for the knock about think I learnt a few things." Gary
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game, look forward to our rematch!"  -- Rico
  • "Carpet was not the nicest surface to play on in outdoor shoes but thanks Rico for a try to make it a match." Olga
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Christopher Wortley (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match of tennis, far closer than the scoreline suggested (almost every game went to deuce!). So many memorable points including a 29 shot rally, playing the match on the fancy smart court means we can rewatch them as much as we like!"  -- Rico
Reveal CommentRico Harris bt Antonia Corp (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable debut match. Antonia was friendly, fair and gave some good advice on playing in the leagues. Thoroughly enjoyed playing her and also engaging in a friendly Rafa v Roger GOAT debate afterwards!"  -- Rico
Javier Sanchez bt Christopher Wortley (Nov 22) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentChristopher Wortley bt Gary Wright (Nov 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game, Gary. Still marvelling at how you ran down that lob!"  -- Christopher
  • "Thanks Chris enjoyed the game too looking forward to our next encounter." 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)

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)