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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:

  • 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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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
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Priory Park

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NB
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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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" 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

"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

"​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 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

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John George

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

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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 23 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Reece Syrett [W2, L2, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W3] 6
  3. Bradley Payne 9.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Muhammad Noor [W1, L1] 3
  5. Gavin Hodges 7.1 [W1] 2
  6. Alain Nyama 8.2 [L2] 2
  7. Tomasz Wegrzyn [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Muhammad Noor (Oct 12) 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (4-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Not often I get to play a lefty! Following momentum from last night win over Reece, I rushed to a 5-1 lead first set! only to be complacent and let Mohammed come back into the match!6-6. Then tie break I led 5-1 and this time ensured there was no complacency. 7-2 I took the set. Second set mohammed started the brighter and led 3-1, but I turned things around with some aggressive play and deft volleys! I really should have closed the game at 5-4! and 6-5! but again became casual at the finish line. Unfortunately just when I regained my focus having broken Mohammed and leading 2-1 in the tie break on serve the lights went out! Well played Mohammed and welcome to the top league! hopefully we can finish the match soon"  -- Ogba
  • "Ogba's a classy player look forward to completing our tight battle" -- Muhammad
  • "Muhammad pumped up! Won the tie break we didn't conclude last time out (7-4). Third set I led 2-0 but Muhammad fought hard and took the lead 5-4. I took my serve made it 5-5! I was determined not to play another tie break. I broke Muhammad again and won my serve to win the set 7-5 and the match! Well played Muhammad. You are a real fighter! We even had a chance to practice our forehard afterwards :)" -- Ogba
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Alain Nyama (Oct 7) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to play Alain again!! Havnt meet in over 2 years and my first victory over him!! I raced away first set playing well forehand and backhand!! Alain fought back well But my consistency got me through! Some big shots from both players 2nite! See you again"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Reece Syrett (Oct 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Reece played a very compelling game I have to say. Good double fisted back hand drives caught me napping most times. Serves wise we both struggled in the overall phase of the match. In the end though I was more decisive in the points. Good to play Reece again and looking forward to our match the next round. "  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Tomasz Wegrzyn (Oct 2) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tomasz is a nice guy and the match was played in good spirits. Good luck with your remaining matches. Mo"  -- Muhammad
Gavin Hodges bt Reece Syrett (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt Alain Nyama (Sep 23) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to play Alain and this was another epic ... first set I moved well and stayed strong in the rally breaking early and continuing the momentum to take the set convincingly .. into the 2nd and Alain came out the traps and played some great tennis hitting forehands, I had no answer to his quality and he romped away with it ... last set I managed to compose myself and managed to find some big serves when it mattered and be more consistent in the rally , pleased to get over the line , we’ll play Alain "  -- Reece
Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt Tomasz Wegrzyn (Sep 21) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet tomasz who proved a tricky opponent , both sets could have gone either way but I feel my aggression on the big points proved the difference and I got over the line , well played "  -- Reece
Reveal CommentReece Syrett v Bradley Payne (Sep 17) 0-6, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A poor first set from me unable to get anything going and Brad being very efficient in putting away some good topspin forehands to take a clear Set 6-0 I managed to up my game slightly 2nd set moving better and solid ground strokes which led to many good rallies between us, I managed to break and eventually win 6-4 ..."  -- Reece
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Tomasz Wegrzyn (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice guy Tomaz. High intensity from both players at times. Nice to meet you Tomaz and all the best in the top league!"  -- Ogba

Current Rankings:

  1. John George [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Kellard [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ade Serrano 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Bhanji [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tim Staines [L2] 1
  6. Andrew Phillips [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Paul Bhanji (Oct 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of long rallies in this match. I was able to get in front early on in both sets. It didn’t come easy though. Enjoyed the chat after as well. Good luck in your final game Paul."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Tim Staines (Oct 10) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Tim again & as usual a very tight match with lots of breaks, twists & turns. Decent Autumnal weather outdoors at Rochford. I couldn't serve out 1st set after being 5 - 3 up as Tim won next 3 games convincingly. I managed to hold serve & in tie break took an early lead 3 - 0 but again Tim fought back to level. It was like this all tie break but I managed to win 10 - 8. 2nd set we had 6 breaks of serve for 3 - 3 before we both held next. I managed to break in 9th game & held mine just for the win. Great chat afterwards in very good company. See you again soon hopefully Tim & best of luck in remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Tim Staines (Oct 6) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close and well fought match. Tim keeps getting the ball back and uses the angles well. It could have gone either way in the third set, with a few breaks of serve at the beginning and plenty of rallies. Until next time ..."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Ade Serrano (Oct 4) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Ade showed great fight throughout the match. I lead by 5-1 in the 1st only for him to level it at 5-5. 2nd set he broke back at 5-2 before I managed to serve it out. Really enjoyable match full of great Tennis. Well played and good luck in your other games."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Paul Bhanji (Oct 4) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match against Paul. A pretty comfortable first set for me, but then Paul sprung into life in the second. A very enjoyable second set with some long rallies. At times it looked like Paul was going to get the second, but I just managed to pull through. A throughly enjoyable game and hope to play you again Paul."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Andrew Phillips (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match. I got early breaks in both sets which helped. Look forward to playing you again soon."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Daniel Kellard (Oct 2) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time meeting with Daniel & as we couldn't get a court inside, we played in lovely sunshine outside all be it a bit blustery & court a bit wet & slow meaning balls needed hitting. Daniel started well braking serve but I then managed to break back & took a 5 - 3 lead but Daniel played great to win 4 straight games to take set 7 - 5. 2nd set was a tight affair but I managed to get ahead & then get pegged back to 5 - 5 surviving some serving scares. Set went to me 7 - 5. Deciding set was really close to 3 - 3 but I then broke serve & held on to win 6 - 3. Daniel's younger legs nearly win the match for which he was extremely unlucky. Great match & hope our paths cross again in tennis & table tennis. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Paul Bhanji (Sep 26) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good, long, close match against Paul who got off to a flying start 2-0 & then 5-2. How he didn't win the set i don't know but I managed to claw back a few games & scrape the set. 2nd was similar as Paul went 3-0 up & 4 - 2 but I again I found some energy & went on to win 6-4. Great match against an improved opponent. Some good long rallies & Paul definitely deserved to get something out of the match. Best of luck for remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn George bt Ade Serrano (Sep 17) 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An absolute rollercoaster of a match, with John having the consistency and mental strength when it mattered. I won the first 8 games, John won the next 6, I won the next 4 and then John got the final 6. Throughly enjoyed this game, and good luck to John with the rest of the season."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Andrew Phillips (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Andrew and thank you for arranging the court. Good luck with the rest of the league."  -- Ade

Current Rankings:

  1. Maddie Maxwell 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gerald Sverdloff [W2] 4
  3. Dan Church [W1, L1] 3
  4. Stephanie Sallows [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Darren Mckeown 10.2 [L2]
  6. Ian Fraser

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Darren Mckeown (Oct 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see Darren again. We used to occasionally cross paths playing at Garons social tennis evenings. He's got some great shots and it's good to see him playing again after a pretty long break. Good luck in your other matches Darren."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Stephanie Sallows (Oct 3) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't reflect the fact that there were some really good rallies, with Steph not only getting to wide spinning shots, which she shouldn't have got anywhere near, but returning them cross court into the corner as winners! She has a very good serve, and good, steady ground shots. It was an enjoyable game, and I wish Steph the best of luck in the rest of her matches."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentGerald Sverdloff bt Darren Mckeown (Sep 30) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good returns from Darren"  -- Gerald
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Dan Church (Sep 26) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match! Dan 's not played for 6 months, but I could see that once he gets his consistency back on his 1st serve, he won't be losing any more service games! Dan's a great guy, and I look forward to a rematch next time round."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentGerald Sverdloff bt Stephanie Sallows (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Blustery wet match but Enjoyable."  -- Gerald
Reveal CommentDan Church bt Stephanie Sallows (Sep 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get back on a court after a few months off. Both Steph and I were pretty rusty and I think the result came down to who served the most inconsistently between us. That being said, Steph has a mean serve and will rustle some feathers in this round. Well played Steph, great to meet you and look forwards to seeing you next time round."  -- Dan

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) 

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