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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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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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"​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

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

John George

" 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

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

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

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Collapse AllSouthend Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 27 February 2020 to Wednesday 22 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas Millham 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ade Serrano 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Bundock Steel 8.1 [W1] 2
  5. A Magid Wanas [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Bradley Payne 8.2 [L2] 1
  7. Muhammad Noor [L1] 1
  8. Reece Syrett [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Millham bt Muhammad Noor (Mar 22) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, a real grind but great weather to play in. The first set was neck and neck until I was able to break serve to make it 6-4. Muhammad played a very strong second set but I was able to up the aggression and finish it off. Hope to play you again, thank you."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt Bradley Payne (Mar 22) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It wasn't the easiest match to play in, what with the blustery conditions and bright sunshine. Brad was free flowing in the first set and took it comfortably. The second set was anyone's but I managed to scrap through and the third set was basically the reverse of the first. Thank you for the game Bradley and hope to play before the Summer is out."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Ade Serrano (Mar 16) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Ade. Even though we are both members of Billericay Tennis club, this was our first meeting. Good addition to the top league. Ade's serves really shook me couple of times but taking the big chances when it mattered most was key to my winning the match. 1st set we both gave it a real go. However, second set Ade may have fatigued. Hope to play you again in the top league."  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Reece Syrett (Mar 15) 6-4 Reece Syrett Retired

Player Comments:

  • "We did our best to finish the match but conditions worsened. The heavens came down. Second set was 5-5. To be continued.."  -- Ogba
  • "At 5-5 advantage to Reece I broke Reece's serve. Then maintained my composure to serve and won the set 7-5 and the match. Reece hope you remain in the top league," -- Ogbimi [Note to players -- the score has been updated to reflect that the second set was ended by a retirement midway through the start of the first set -- Admin]
  • "Unfortunately due to no suitable court being booked after a time to me told , I had to complete the Match on a hideous outside court , after being broke 15-0 down and rain falling I decided to save me new balls and go , complete waste of time," -- Reece [Note to players - either player may ask for a suspension to play if they feel the conditions are unsafe. This, we understand was not asked for in this instance -- Admin]
Reveal CommentThomas Millham bt A Magid Wanas (Mar 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A highly enjoyable game, nice to meet Ahmed. The match had some very nice rallies and was tactical. Thanks for playing, hope to play again another time."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Millham bt Bradley Payne (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Bradley, it was a match full of variety and fantastic rallies. Highly enjoyable. Hope to play again another time."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt A Magid Wanas (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game, I tried to play a bit more aggressive than normal which seemed to pay off. Good luck with the rest of the games and hopefully we can play again soon."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Reece Syrett (Mar 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Both of us held serve throughout the first set, and whoever won the tiebreak was going to have a big boost going into the second. Hope to play each other again."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentThomas Millham bt Ade Serrano (Mar 4) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game in the bubble at David Lloyd. The first set was tight and went to deuce on Ade's serve at 5-6, fortunately I was able to convert despite his great forehand. The second set was a tighter affair than the score reflects but I was able to close it out. Hope to play again, thank you for the game!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt A Magid Wanas (Feb 29) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice welcome Magid to the top league. First set was kind of cat and mouse. We were sizing each other up . I managed to hold on my serve for the win. Second set was one way traffic. I really came out of the blocks and took the game to Magid. Good addition to the league. Lots of players will find Magid hard to beat. All the best in rest of your matches and hope you remain in this division "  -- Ogba

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Kellard [W2] 4
  2. John George [W1] 2
  3. Gerald Sverdloff 10.2 [L1]
  4. Paul Bhanji [L1]
  5. Vishal Davda [L1]
  6. Alain Nyama 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn George bt Gerald Sverdloff (Mar 13) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match was a battle of the railwaymen. Gerald started like a train & broke serve in the 1st game & went 4 - 1 up. The wheels then came off & managed to win next 5 games to take the set 6 - 4. Second set started off very similar with Gerald again steaming ahead 3 - 0 but he then derailed allowing me to take next 6 games to win 6 - 3. Good to see you again Gerald & will meet up for a friendly soon. Best of luck in remaining games."  -- John
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Paul Bhanji (Mar 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a good workout against Paul and it proved to be again. I was able to dictate proceedings early on and that continued throughout the set. 2nd set Paul broke me and I had to get through some tough service games. I managed to come through those moments and get the win. Well played Paul"  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Vishal Davda (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed meeting and playing Vishal for the first time. I managed to get early breaks and I think there was some rustiness on his part. Well played and good luck in your other matches."  -- Daniel

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Phillips [W2] 4
  2. Maddie Maxwell 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Ian Fraser [W1, L1] 2
  4. Tim Staines [L1]
  5. Dan Church [L2]

Match Results:

Maddie Maxwell bt Tim Staines (Mar 23) Walkover
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell bt Ian Fraser (Mar 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Ian again. He got off to a good start going 3-0 up, but I managed to find my form and was able to turn the set around. The 2nd set was very competitive but I managed to edge ahead. Good luck in your final match Ian."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentAndrew Phillips bt Maddie Maxwell (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you Maddie. You started to get into the groove towards the end! "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentIan Fraser bt Dan Church (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely spring morning for tennis. Dan was carrying a slight shoulder injured which limited the power of his serve. This was almost certainly a significant reason for my win. Our matches are usually close, but with Dan's injury I had the confidence to attack the serve more than usual. A good match and here's hoping your fully fit next time Dan."  -- Ian
Andrew Phillips bt Dan Church (Mar 6) 7-5, 6-3

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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