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 full venue details »

Chalkwell Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 8NB Tel: 01702 613000 full venue details »

Priory Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NB Tel: 01702 613000 full venue details »

Other Venues

Gunners Park

Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9QN Tel: full venue details »

Bonchurch Park

Bonchurch Avenue, Southend, SS9 3AS Tel: full venue details »

Cavendish Gardens

South end on Sea, Essex, SS0 0AX Tel: full venue details »

Milton Gardens

South end on Sea, Essex, SS0 7PP Tel: full venue details »

Shoebury Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9PD Tel: full venue details »

Southchurch Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2XB Tel: full venue details »

"​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

"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

"​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

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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Wright [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ade Serrano 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W1] 2
  4. Daniel Kellard [L1] 1
  5. A Magid Wanas [L1]
  6. Alain Nyama 8.2 [L1]
  7. Richard Cable 10.1 [L1]
  8. Robeřt Mcgovern 10.1 [L1]
  9. Bradley Payne 8.1
  10. Muhammad Noor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Robeřt Mcgovern (Sep 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to have met Rob. We was unsure if we would get this match played today, due to the weather. But we decided to give it a go and I'm glad we did. Other than the court being a bit wet, it was perfect weather for outdoor tennis. I started a bit slow, which allowed Rob to get a 2-0 lead in the first set. After this my serving started to flow and I managed a couple of breaks to win it 6-4. Some nice points within the match and a couple of games had quite a few deuces. Good luck in the rest of your games. "  -- Ade
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Ian Wright (Sep 29) 4-6, 7-5, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely brutal match against Ogba today. Too many twists and turns to mention but in short Ogba's tricky style bamboozled me at the start and i quickly went 4-2 behind but somehow managed to turn it around to take the next 4 games and the set 6-4...a very sloppy start to the second set put me 0-3 and two breaks down and although i got back to 4-4 and 30-0 up on my serve i couldn't hang on and eventually lost a tight set 7-5...we'd ran out of time by this point so we agreed on a 10 point T/B, despite serving 3 double faults i still found myself 9-7 up but an easy overhead backhand volley which went in the net will haunt me and Obga dug in to take it 11-9! Both of us will feel we had our chance to win in straight sets so well played Ogba!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Alain Nyama (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A super early start this morning for Alain and I and despite that i felt fresh and came out of the blocks fast, Alain had never played on carpet before which didn't help his cause and i quickly took the first set without the loss of a game, Alain started rallying a bit more second set and we had a few decent rallies but ultimately i was just too consistent on the day and especially on this surface...Alain got on the scoreboard to make it 1-1 but i knuckled down and took the next 5 games to wrap up the win, along with the promise of a hard court match next time! Thanks for the game Alain."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt A Magid Wanas (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play again, really nice guy. Unfortunately he is currently struggling from a shoulder injury which had a noticible impact on his serving today. Wishing you a speedy recovery and play again once your fit."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Ade Serrano (Sep 25) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A high quality and bruising encounter with Ade this morning. Despite the early start both of us came out sharp and Ade's serving was consistently strong for the first few games with literally one tiny dip from him allowing me to break once and take the first set 6-3. We shared a couple of breaks at the start of the second set but i managed to break one more time and then had Ade in trouble again when he was serving to stay in the match at 3-5, it turned out to be a brutal game with eight deuces, Ade had several game point chances and i had FOUR match points but Ade saved them all somehow and then broke me straight back! Thankfully i managed to pull it together to break Ade one more time and finally take the set 7-5. Very well played Ade."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Wright bt Richard Cable (Sep 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to get up and running in the local league! Richard proved to be a very tricky opponent and the scoreline doesn't really reflect the closeness of many of the games, he said he hadn't played an awful lot of matches recently which meant in the tighter games i managed to pull through and steal them if it went to deuce, both sets followed exactly the same pattern, 2 all before i pulled away with a couple of breaks to take the match 6-2 6-2...Once Richard gets his eye in and plays a couple more matches i predict he will cause a few headaches with his slightly unorthodox style. Thanks for the game mate."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Daniel Kellard (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The first set, Dan was up 5-2 and somehow I managed to claw it back. I was extremely frustrated with the way I was playing, and said something stupid to Dan. He in return was frustrated with losing the 1st set and reacted to what I said. We got into a bit of an arguement which could have been avoided. Very disappointing for the both of us, and we both couldn't let go of it during the second set. We both recovered our mindset for the 3rd set and made up. The third set was a rollercoaster, with both of us having the advantage at times. Towards the end of the 3rd set we were both playing extremely defensively, not taking risks and hoping for a mistake at the other end. One of the nicest guys I have played tennis with and a great battle."  -- Ade

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Phillips [W1, L1] 3
  2. Maddie Maxwell 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Dan Church [W1, L1] 2
  4. John George [W1] 2
  5. Jonah Graham [L2]
  6. Ian Fraser
  7. Paul Bhanji
  8. Tim Staines

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDan Church bt Jonah Graham (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to complete our game in near gale force winds. Pleasure to meet Jonah. He stuck in there and keep going. Looking forwards to a rematch in the next round." -- Dan
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Jonah Graham (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Although the score looks a bit one sided - the majority of the games went to deuce. A good competitive match, and good to welcome a new player into the league. Hailing from Canada, I think Jonah has possibly travelled the furthest to play in a tennis league! Pleasure to meet you Jonah, and good luck in the rest of your matches! "  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Andrew Phillips (Sep 21) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely warm sunny afternoon great match with Andrew. 1st 6 games all break of serve, managed to hold 1 each then a couple of more breaks to take us to a tie break for which Andrew went 3 - 0 up & probably should have won but I dug deep to win 7 - 4. Andrew played brilliantly in the 2nd set to win 6 - 2 & in the 3rd set it was fairly close with some excellent tennis being played. I managed to break in 8th game & then served out to win. Great match played by both players. Good luck Andrew."  -- John
Andrew Phillips bt Dan Church (Sep 20) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Results

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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:
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