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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.

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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

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"​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 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.", 

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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. Ogba Ogbimi 7.2 [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Bundock Steel 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Muhammad Noor [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Reece Syrett [W2, L5] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bradley Payne 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ross Casson [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alain Nyama 8.2 [L2] 1
  8. John George [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt John George (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fair play to John he made life hard for me on court today and credit to how he played , first set John was 5-3 up and 40-15 but failed to put away a forehand and the chance for the set was gone . From this point I re focused and managed to find a bit of quality to win the next 4 games and the set .. 2nd set with John still moving around the court getting balls back I had to find some big shots to put the game to bed eventually taking it 6-3 .. well played John and hope to play you next round "  -- Reece
Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Bradley Payne (Jan 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "One of the best matches ive played in a while where everything just seemed to click for me lots of winners even on the backhand wing. Bradley showed flashes of what hes capable of but by even his own admission he wasnt quite on song today. Thanks for the game Brad look forward to playing again! Mo"  -- Muhammad
  • "Well played Mo ! Fully deserved win! I didnt fully show up today but take nothing away from you was a good performance! Look forward to improving next game," -- Bradley
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Reece Syrett (Jan 13) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set it was toe for toe. Just the one break and I clinched it. Second set was more the same except at key moment Reece was going more to finish first time ! Had he trade more and be consistent ; then build to finish it would have been a different outcome. Still a good work out Reece, and hope to play you again next round."  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentReece Syrett bt Alain Nyama (Jan 9) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "first set Alain was much more clinical and made few mistakes , and I had no answer to him and he took the set comfortably , into the next and I knew I needed to be more consistent in the tally and make more returns , I felt I managed this and toon the set . Into the last I continued to move well and go for my shots which got me the win in the end , well played hope to play you next round "  -- Reece
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Alain Nyama (Jan 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet up with Alain again. It was quite scrappy for Alain as he had not been on court for a while. Serving lots of doubles. However, he made up for it with good back hand and fore hand strokes as the game went on. We will complete on Saturday 4th Jan 7am..."  -- Ogba
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt Ross Casson (Jan 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It has been a while since I have played Ross so didn't know quite what to expect. I remembered that he gets a lot of balls back like myself. I was quite pleased with some of my volleys in the first set but although the scoreline was the same in both sets, I think the second set was closer. Ross hit some good passes and a couple of very good volleys with one that sticks in my mind. I think it has been over a year since we last played. All the best in your remaining matches Ross."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Reece Syrett (Jan 1) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of tennis!!! Many twists and turns!! Look forward to our next match"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentBradley Payne bt Ogba Ogbimi (Dec 30) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First set Bradley romped to 4-1 lead! But I fought back to take set 7-5. Bradley was serving well and I was romping everything back! Second set Bradley must have wondering what he had to do! Especially at 4-3! he angled a perfect groundstroke but a deft volley from me made it 4-4! Still Bradley would not give in he battled hard to lead 5-4 and eventually got his due reward breaking my serve to make it 6-4! Third set my mind was elsewhere and Bradley determined was the winner. Hope you survive this league to play you next round. Thanks so much for the game Bradley."  -- Ogba
Ross Casson bt Reece Syrett (Dec 30) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt Bradley Payne (Dec 20) 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "It was a one-sided affair in the first set as I got off to a good start and Bradley was perhaps finding his feet. The second set was close throughout with service games often getting broken. Bradley made some good passes and I hit some deep lobs to keep me in the set. The tie-break was anyone's and I managed to clinch it in the end after being set point down two or three times. Thank you for the game Bradley and thank you for a lift to and from the venue."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bundock Steel bt John George (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I think it was fair to say that John was not at his best today as the last time we played at Garons, it was a much closer affair. I think though that we were both glad to play indoors. Paul"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentOgba Ogbimi bt Ross Casson (Dec 17) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice welcome back Ross. Good to see you back in the top league. Another exciting duel. First set Ross gave it his all and could have won it. He really battled hard and was playing some very good groundstrokes, particularly forehand . Safe to say my serves got me out of jail numerous times as well as let me down! But second set changed tactics attacking Ross's serves as they drop and was winning volleys ! I also approached the net when serving with speed , seemed to work as my first serve % increased and again had so many volley winners! But well played Ross for a thrilling match and all the best in rest of your matches."  -- Ogba
Muhammad Noor bt Ross Casson (Dec 15) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
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" &n
  • "Safe to say every time i step onto the court with Ogba its always a classic. It may not quite be Fedal but its rivalry that has its own uniqueness. Theres something about Ogbas game which brings out the best in me. A match that had everything, it ebbed and flowed, we ended up indoors on clay, my favourite surface .Ogba hit a purple patch towards the end of the second set and midway through the third and when hes on form and his serve and forehand is firing hes difficult to stop, you just have to hang in there. He was also rushing me at the net and volleying crisply In the end it was my probably my craft and mental toughness that got me over the line...only just. Well played Ogba till next time," -- Muhammad
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 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gerald Sverdloff [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daniel Kellard [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dominic Green [W1, L3, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul Bhanji [W2, L1, UF1] 4
  6. Maddie Maxwell 9.2 [L4, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ian Fraser [L2] 1
  8. Andrew Phillips [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Maddie Maxwell (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The final score does not reflect the close games. Most went to 30 and quite a few to deuce. Maddie makes sure the ball comes back if you put it near her, so you have to concentrate!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGerald Sverdloff bt Ian Fraser (Jan 14) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Full on match. Games were very even throughout. Some good rallies and well placed shot from Ian. "  -- Gerald
Reveal CommentMaddie Maxwell v Gerald Sverdloff (Jan 10) 6-4, 1-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Gerald booked up to 2 hours this time, as our last match was a 3 set marathon, but we still ran out of time after 2 sets and elected to play the final set another day. A good game, as always, against Gerald, and look forward to finishing the match soon."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji v Dominic Green (Jan 10) 6-7 (8-10), 4-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuce games, lots of breaks of serve. First set took 75 mins! Hopefully to be continued ..."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Bhanji bt Gerald Sverdloff (Jan 3) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score, particularly in the second set, does not reflect the close games, many of which went to deuce. The third game in the first set was a particularly good example because it went to multiple deuces and seemed to last a long time. I was 5-1 up but Gerald made a comeback to make it close in the first set. There were multiple deuces in the second set as well, but I managed to stay ahead. Good match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentGerald Sverdloff bt Dominic Green (Dec 31) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good rallies on all 3 sets. Nice to meet Dominic Think it was just luck that i seem to cool at the end. "  -- Gerald
Reveal CommentDominic Green bt Maddie Maxwell (Dec 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, with low sun on the horizon making it tricky at the north end. Nice to meet Dom and wish him the best of luck in his remaining matches."  -- Maddie
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Paul Bhanji (Dec 30) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Another rollercoaster of a match. I played well first set, but then seemed to lose focus in the second set. Paul took advantage of this and was able to get to 5-1 in the second. I managed to claw on to the set and the match, but a well played game. Nice to play you again Paul."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentDaniel Kellard bt Dominic Green (Dec 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I managed to get in front early in the 1st and secured it 6-1. Second Set was heading the same way but Dominic kept fighting and I had to work really hard to finally seal it 6-4. Well played."  -- Daniel
Daniel Kellard bt Maddie Maxwell (Dec 23) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Daniel Kellard (Dec 18) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great match with Dan. This was the match I was focused on after losing to Dan last season. I was carrying an ankle injury and Dan was playing with a borrowed racket, but this was still a great match. I started off slow, which allowed Dan to get an early break in the first set. I started to get into the match towards the end of the first set and my momentum continued through the second and third sets. One match each to Dan and me, hopefully we get to play a third in the coming seasons."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentGerald Sverdloff bt Andrew Phillips (Dec 17) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Andrew again after two years. Andrew seem to have pulled ahead on both sets and was smashing the ball back well. We had good rallies but both seem to loose energy half way through and I managed to catch up and win by a very close margin."  -- Gerald
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Maddie Maxwell (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to have met you Maddie, an enjoyable match. Good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Ade
Reveal CommentAde Serrano bt Ian Fraser (Dec 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet you Ian, a good game and good luck with the rest if the season."  -- Ade
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

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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) 

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