Friendly, competitive tennis on Southend's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league 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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Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre
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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, 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!)
  • 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 posted to 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

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre

Garon Park, Eastern Vanue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA
Tel: 01702 613000
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Other Venues

Priory Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NB
Tel: 01702 613000
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Gunners Park

Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9QN
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Chalkwell Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 8NB
Tel: 01702 613000
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Bonchurch Park

Bonchurch Avenue, Southend, SS9 3AS
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Cavendish Gardens

South end on Sea, Essex, SS0 0AX
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Milton Gardens

South end on Sea, Essex, SS0 7PP
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Shoebury Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9PD
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Southchurch Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2XB
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"​I'm loving competing in your leagues, everybody wants to win...yet also want to help improve my grip/stance/serve etc. It's like having free coaching sessions!", Jonathan Bridgland

Jonathan Bridgland

"​All the matches played have been enjoyable, well matched and competitive. I will encourage others from my club to sign up", Gary Nicholls

Gary Nicholls

"I'm really enjoying playing in the league, so pleased I joined", 

Jonathan Bridgland

"Very enjoyable and good to meet with and play other tennis players other than those that I regularly play with at my club.", 

Neil Dunlop

" I loved playing in the Southend Tennis League. I wasn't sure if the standard was going to be too much for me (I'm fat and over forty!). As it happened, I won my group and didn't drop a set. I'm probably due a hammering in the next round...but I'm ready and up for the challenge! My friend Stuart is also planning to join in the next round (July 2016)...so it'll be good to have a regular practice partner. I wish this league had been available when I was growing up...great fun/great people.", 

Jonathan Bridgland

"Thoroughly enjoyed my 1st experience in the league & met some lovely new people who I hope to keep in contact with.",

John George

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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 20 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Bundock Steel 8.1 [W2] 4
  3. Reece Syrett [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gavin Hodges 7.2 [W1] 2
  5. John Willens 8.1 [L1]
  6. Bradley Payne 9.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Bradley Payne (Feb 16) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Head to Head we were 1-1. I worked hard despite illness to over come a hard fighting Bradley. Hitting good top spins and ground strokes. Bradley equally played well. Wish you all the best in rest of your matches mate."  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentGavin Hodges bt Bradley Payne (Feb 14) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see you again mate, all the best "  -- Gavin
Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt John Willens (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Reece. Never easy to play an injured opponent but you kept your concentration and ruthlessly put me to the sword. Good luck in your other games. "  -- John
Paul Bundock Steel bt Reece Syrett (Feb 8) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Reece Syrett (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Last time we both played it turned out be match of the round Reece winning in 3 sets. So coming into this one Reece was very much upbeat. He rushed into a 4-1 lead first set but I was well tuned in and determined. That was Reece's last game. I took the set 6-4 Reece told me before the match to produce my A - game and boy he had a match second set. Second set was classic but players hitting good ground strokes and very good rallies. In the end Reece could not keep up after 4-0. An ominious crippling 6-0! Sorry Reece but well played . All the best in rest of your matches"  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt Ogba Ogbimi (Jan 25) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "You always have to be well tuned in playing Paul..he is such a fighter and will go for every shot. First set I broke Paul and staightaway raced to 4-0 lead. Paul fought his way back in fine style. Serving a couple of aces and with some well timed low back hand strokes that took me by surprise many a time. The set went to tie break and Paul nicked it 7-5. Second set was evenly battled out but Paul once more fought hard ...well tuned in and deserve the victory. Paul well played mate and all the best in rest of your matches. "  -- Ogba

Current Rankings:

  1. Ross Casson [W2] 4
  2. Tim Staines [W1] 2
  3. John George [L2] 1
  4. George Brounos 9.1 [L1]
  5. Alain Nyama 8.2
  6. Andrew Phillips
  7. Peter Stokes

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRoss Casson bt George Brounos (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After a very poor performance last out against John George, I was determined to put in a better shift tonight in much more tennis friendly conditions down at Garons. George won the first game of the match by holding fairly comfortable, but 6 on the bounce from me had me taking the first 6-1 and playing some nice stuff. George can our firing in the first game of second set with one of the best spin volleys at the net I’ve ever seen and deservedly broke in the first game. I then took the next 6 games to take the set and match. George blew the cobwebs away tonight after a lengthy time off the court and hit some night forehand cross court winners in doing so. Nice to meet you mate and good luck in your remaining fixtures. "  -- Ross
Reveal CommentRoss Casson bt John George (Feb 7) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions made shot selection tricky today (that's our excuse anyway). John got off to a good start getting ahead 4 - 1 but Ross clawed it back to take 1st set to a tiebreak. John managed to sneak it 7 - 5. Second set was close but Ross managed to find a winning mentality & taking it 7 - 5 although not playing his best. 3rd set Ross played better winning 6 - 3. Well played mate & good luck for remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentTim Staines bt John George (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It's always a pleasure to meet up and play with John. This time I managed to get one over on him. Thanks John for always commenting on good play by your opponent; it makes for an atmosphere which is very friendly, but still ultra-competitive !"  -- Tim

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Postlethwaite [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Bhanji [W2] 4
  3. Dan Church [L2]
  4. Laurie Stone [L1]
  5. Danny Ramsay
  6. Ian Fraser

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Postlethwaite bt Laurie Stone (Feb 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match - I look forward to playing Laurie again once he is fully match fit and free of foot pain! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Dan Church (Feb 9) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a challenge to play Dan. The score does not reflect the close games all the way through. I just happened to win more of the point that mattered!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentAlex Postlethwaite bt Dan Church (Feb 1) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match but I benefitted from having knocked the rust off in my match yesterday. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Alex Postlethwaite (Jan 31) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with quite a few deuces. The second set was far closer than the first. Alex said he was rusty. Most of the rust had gone by the second set! Even the tie break was close. Some very good rallies and entertaining points."  -- Paul

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southend archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Southend.

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 matchtiebreak, 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)