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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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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Primary Venues

Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7AY Tel: full venue details »

Places Leisure Eastleigh

Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL Tel: full venue details »

Wide Lane Sports Ground

Wide Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 5PE Tel: (0)23 8059 2119 full venue details »

David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS Tel: full venue details »

Jem Tennis Hamble

Hamble Community Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble-le-Rice, SO31 4NE Tel: 023 8045 2321 full venue details »

Avenue Campus

Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF Tel: 023 8059 2119 full venue details »

East Park

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0DA Tel: full venue details »

St James' Park

Church Street, Upper Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LW Tel: full venue details »

Portswood Recreation Ground

Grosvenor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1WZ Tel: full venue details »

Riverside Park

Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Romsey & Abbey Tennis Club

Romsey Sports Centre, Southampton Road, Romsey, SO51 8AF Tel: full venue details »

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

Rick Fan

"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

"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

"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

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Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 3 September 2020 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Wojtak [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Radoslaw Kempinski [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Webb [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Patrick Myers [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tom Saunders [L2]
  6. Olga Fialova-Downey
  7. Pablo Eransus

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Chris Webb (Sep 20) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks a lot for the game Chris, very enjoyable! Luckily for me it didn’t go to a third. It was nice to meet you, good luck in your next matches!"  -- Radoslaw
Chris Webb bt Patrick Myers (Sep 19) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tom Saunders (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tom. Very close early on in match. Good luck in your matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rad. Good luck in your others."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Patrick Myers (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Patrick, it was nice to meet you. Enjoy the rest of your matches!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Patrick Myers (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Patrick, all the best for your other matches."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Chris Webb (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Chris, I hope you enjoy the matches in the league. Tom."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Tom Saunders (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, very enjoyable game with lots of quality rallies. Good luck for the rest of your matches:)"  -- Radoslaw

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Chalkley 9.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gautier Parfait [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Gemma Hargrave [W1, L1] 2
  4. Peter Bliss 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Marco Franchini [L2]
  6. Thomas Caullay 10.1 [L1]
  7. Dmitrij Trunin
  8. Matthew Aitken

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Gemma Hargrave (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gemma! Enjoyed some really good points today..(and some windy ones)! All the best for the rest of the round =D "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPeter Bliss bt Gautier Parfait (Sep 20) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Unbelievably close and very enjoyable match with very long rallies, the first set took 1 and 1/2 hours to complete and I think we were both suffering in the next set. Thank you Gautier for a great game."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Peter Bliss (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pete! Close game! Definitely could have gone either way! Good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Tom
Gautier Parfait bt Thomas Caullay (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-3
Gautier Parfait bt Marco Franchini (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Gautier Parfait (Sep 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Gautier! Well played, good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Marco Franchini (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Marco, good to catch up! All the best for the rest of your matches"  -- Tom
  • " Great guy and please to meet again with Tom after so long, thanks for the fair game." -- Marco
Reveal CommentGemma Hargrave bt Gautier Parfait (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!!! Also lovely to talk all things Belgium/Frenchish!! Merci bien "  -- Gemma

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Mettam [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joe Gould 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W2] 4
  4. Gary Wright 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Veronica Broughton-Shaw [W1] 2
  6. Julia Webb [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Richard Laughlin [L2]
  8. Robert Blease 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Gary Wright (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another competitive game today Gary, thanks, The wind did not help either of us and was an extra challenge today. Good luck for the remainder of your matches."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Richard Laughlin (Sep 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. All the best for the rest of the league matches Richard "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentGary Wright bt Julia Webb (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "thanks for the game Julia look forward to playing again G"  -- Gary
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Gary Wright (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another thoroughly enjoyable match with a tricky left handed opponent. All the best for the remainder of the round Gary."  -- Matthew
  • "Thanks Matthew I enjoyed the game too looking forward to playing again." -- Gary
Reveal CommentVeronica Broughton-Shaw bt Julia Webb (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Julia, thank you for a great much played in a lovely spirit. I wish you luck in the rest of your fixtures. Thanks also for the gossip about Chiswick, Fouberts, fireman and ice-cream. It was a real blast from the past! I hope to see you again soon."  -- Veronica
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Richard Laughlin (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A sporting and enjoyable match. Thanks for coming over to Winchester for this one Rich."  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Gary Wright (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very sporting and enjoyable match. Gary's left handed serve is a potent weapon out wide into the advantage court. Had me moving all round the court too."  -- Tom
  • "Thanks, Tom well-played look forward to another game." -- Gary
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Joe Gould (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "For me, other than the result, this was a lovely game of tennis. Some good baseline rallies, some good net court play and a good standard played throughout with Matthew deserving the win ultimately. Look forward to doing it again soon Matthew, well played !! "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentMatthew Mettam bt Robert Blease (Sep 8) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Did nt know what to expect from my first local tennis leagues match. Fair to say Rob gave me the run around on court and if i ever hear the word 'deuce' again it will be far too soon. Thanks again Rob, top bloke. Hope that leg heals up soon and look forward to meeting up on the court again in the near future."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentJoe Gould bt Julia Webb (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to catch up again today Julia, thanks for the game - Joe "  -- Joe

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 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)