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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.

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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

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David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS
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Hamble Community Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble-le-Rice, SO31 4NE
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Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF
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Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH
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Romsey Sports Centre, Southampton Road, Romsey, SO51 8AF
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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

A great effort by many players to play as many matches as possible, despite the time of year. Overall not quite so many matches played as there sometimes are but hope for great results next time everyone can get out and play some great tennis!

Group Summary:

A very well fought group with great matches and great commentaries. Olga moves from 3rd place last round to second place this time, but Tomasz came through 5 matches undefeated and without dropping a set. Pity he and Olga didn't play! Maybe next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Wojtak [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Olga Fialova-Downey 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ian Adams [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Radoslaw Kempinski [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pablo Eransus [W2, L1] 4
  6. Callum Close [W1, L1] 2
  7. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [L4]
  8. Andrew Bryant [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Pablo Eransus (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match Pablo in the wind. You forced me to up it at 4-1 down, due to your higher level of play. Well played."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Hiroo, always a pleasure playing you. See you soon :) "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentIan Adams bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was really a pleasure to meet you Ian, congratulations on your win. I hope to have a rematch soon!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Hiroo, good match in very windy conditions. Good luck for your next games!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Feb 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very odd match totally conditioned by the weather. We suffered sunshine, rain, wind and hail throughout the match, and even all of these elements together in the period of two games. I think we just did a lot putting the ball back, we could not develop anything further. Well done and looking forward to playing again under a better weather."  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Callum Close (Feb 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Callum. Couple of ridiculously long games with 10+ deuces and some super rallies. Looking forward to our next match🎾👍"  -- Olga

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentIan Adams bt Olga Fialova-Downey (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match with lots of deuce games. Tense 2nd set tie break. Great sportsmanship all round. "  -- Ian
  • "Great match indeed Ian! Sand on court aside😄 Looking forward to our rematch. It will be an epic. Thanks," -- Olga
Reveal CommentCallum Close bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the good game Callum, it was nice to meet you. "  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pablo, it was very nice seeing you again, we had a great game and some serious quality rallies today despite the weather. Good luck in your next matches, I’m looking forward to playing you again!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Feb 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a great match Hiroo. First set was a lot closer than the score suggests. "  -- Olga
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rad. Hope the come back goes well, and we will play again."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Ian Adams (Feb 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ian, close first set. Look forward to a rematch."  -- Tomasz
Ian Adams bt Andrew Bryant (Jan 29) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Andrew Bryant (Jan 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andrew, despite windy conditions and both not playing our best, we got some good tennis in. All the best. "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentOlga Fialova-Downey bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Jan 27) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well done Olga, you are the first woman who beat me on a tennis court:) It was a good game with some nice hitting. And despite losing I’m still happy to be at least back on court, I have a lot work ahead of me. Good luck for your next matches!"  -- Radoslaw

Group Summary:

It will back to group one for Tom after a very convincing win this time with five wins. Christopher led the chasing pack and was the only player to get his bonus points. It would have been great to see even more matches played, but at least everyone got underway and played one match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tom Saunders [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Christopher Wortley [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daniel Woods 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Dmitrij Trunin [W1, L2] 3
  6. Duarte Teles [W1] 2
  7. Veronica Broughton-Shaw [L1]
  8. Robert Blease 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Robert Blease (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Robert! Enjoyed playing. Lots of winning shots and deuce points! "  -- Tom
Tom Burnell bt Dmitrij Trunin (Mar 10) Walkover
Tom Saunders bt Tom Burnell (Mar 8) Walkover
Dmitrij Trunin bt Christopher Wortley (Mar 6) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Dmitrij Trunin (Feb 26) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with lots of rallies, as always Dmitrij!"  -- Tom
Christopher Wortley bt Veronica Broughton-Shaw (Feb 26) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Daniel Woods (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent rallies and close games which often went to juice. It was a bit windy but still good fun. Thanks Daniel!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Christopher Wortley (Feb 23) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of rallies, a very enjoyable game! Thanks for having a back up place to play Chris (apparently the flood lights do not turn on after 5pm at the Southampton outdoor sports centre on a Sunday)"  -- Tom
Christopher Wortley bt Robert Blease (Feb 10) 6-3, 7-5
Daniel Woods bt Tom Burnell (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-4
Daniel Woods bt Christopher Wortley (Feb 8) 6-2, 6-4
Duarte Teles bt Christopher Wortley (Feb 6) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Match of the Group:

Christopher Wortley bt Tom Burnell (Jan 29) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Group Summary:

Peter and newcomer Josh finished on 10 points each but Peter beat Josh in a 'good game' so tops a busy group where a high percentage of matches were played. Well done all! Richard also made his debut this round and had 'a really close battle' with Gary. Hope it's the first of many!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Bliss 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Josh Denham [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Gautier Parfait [W2, L1] 4
  4. Thomas Caullay 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Gary Wright 10.2 [W1, L4] 2
  6. Richard Laughlin [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Richard Laughlin (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good Match Richard. Look forward to the next one"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentGautier Parfait bt Gary Wright (Mar 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, cheers Gary for a good game of tennis and for letting my friend play as well for a bit. Looking forward to playing you again"  -- Gautier
Reveal CommentThomas Caullay bt Gary Wright (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was much closer than the score suggests lots of points where the rallies could have gone either way. Looking forward to the next match"  -- Thomas

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGary Wright bt Richard Laughlin (Mar 11) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Richard, a really close battle ..... and it really felt like a battle lots of games going to deuce and playing for over 2 hours looking forward to playing you again .... not tooo soon need to recover first Thanks Gary"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentGautier Parfait bt Thomas Caullay (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match in the outside with quite a bit of wind. Great defence from Thomas and several good rallies. Looking forward to playing you again soon"  -- Gautier
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Richard Laughlin (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Gary Wright (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Gary."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Thomas Caullay (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Tom, hope you feel ok after that fall."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Josh Denham (Feb 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Josh I look forward to playing you again," -- Peter
Josh Denham bt Thomas Caullay (Feb 2) 7-5, 6-2
Josh Denham bt Richard Laughlin (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-1
Josh Denham bt Gautier Parfait (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentJosh Denham bt Gary Wright (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun"  -- Josh
  • "Well played Josh .... enjoyed the game and getting my old bones moving again well done," -- 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:
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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)