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
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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Chalkwell Park

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

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NB
Tel: 01702 613000
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Other Venues

Gunners Park

Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9QN
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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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"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'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

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

Jonathan Bridgland

" 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

"​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

"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 24 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Muhammad Noor [W2] 4
  2. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Paul Bundock Steel 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Reece Syrett [L2] 1
  5. Alain Nyama 8.2
  6. Bradley Payne 9.1
  7. John George
  8. Ross Casson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Ogba Ogbimi (Dec 9) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very even battle at the start. Both of us struggled with the astro turf very windy outside. 5-5 we went indoor on the clay surface. Mo managed to nick the tie break. 2nd set both players have adjusted very well and hitting good groundstrokes. It was hotting up nicely for a classic! I served very well and raced to 4-2. Mo came back 3-4 but I won my serve broke mo's and took the set to a decider. 3rd set mo was pumped up ! Giving himself psyche self talk and it somehow was working for him. Even battle yet again ! 3-3. Led 4-3 and mo came back 4-4. Mo with combination of guile and some good play managed to break my serve. At 5-4 Mo serving, he was struggling I saved 4 match point! But Mo stayed strong for a famous win!. Well done mate"  -- Ogba
Muhammad Noor bt Reece Syrett (Dec 7) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Paul Bundock Steel bt Reece Syrett (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Paul Bundock Steel (Dec 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "What a game of tennis this was! I won the toss and chose to serve, before long I was already 0-3 down! I was still trying to get the right equilibrium. Either my serve was hitting the net or going out wide! Somehow, got the right balance and won the next nine games!. However, Paul came out of his shell,refocused and really took the game to me! Both of us rallying good and hitting the ball well. Paul was retrieving everything back as usual. In the second set he made it 3-3, overtook me and even had chances to tie the set 1-1! He led 5-4, and 6-5! But I was determined not to lose my serve on both occasion. I took the game to tie-break and just upped my level to take the tie-break 7-0! What a match! Paul would always give you a good game!"  -- Ogba

Current Rankings:

  1. Ade Serrano 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Gerald Sverdloff [L1]
  3. Dominic Green [L1]
  4. Andrew Phillips
  5. Daniel Kellard
  6. Ian Fraser
  7. Maddie Maxwell 9.2
  8. Paul Bhanji

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Gerald Sverdloff (Dec 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to have met you Gerald and good luck with the rest of the season."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Dominic Green (Nov 30) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Originally planned to play in the bubble, however the conditions of the court forced us to play outside. Both had to contest against the sun at one end. Really enjoyable match, and we will likely arrange to play each other outside of the league also. Good luck with the rest of the season."  -- Ade

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)