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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to previous results in the League and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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Primary Venues

Bankes Park

Billinge Street, Billinge, WN5 7HR Tel: full venue details »

Eccleston Park Tennis Club

1 Forest Close, Eccleston Park, Prescott, L34 2TT Tel: 01744 608708 full venue details »

Mesnes Park

Park Road North, Newton le Willows, St Helens, WA12 9UW Tel: full venue details »

Newton-Le-Willows Tennis Club

c/o Newton Sports Club, Crow Lane East, Newton Le Willows, WA12 9XE Tel: full venue details »

Queens Park Recreation Ground

Cambridge Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2LT Tel: full venue details »

Rainford Tennis Club

Julibee Recreation Ground, Church Road, St Helens, WA11 8HE Tel: full venue details »

Ruskin Tennis Club

Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park Tennis Courts

Bishop Road, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 2UE Tel: full venue details »

Runcorn Hill Park

Highlands Road, Runcorn, WA7 4PT Tel: 0151 5116576 full venue details »

Widnes Tennis Academy

Highfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DW Tel: 01512578317 full venue details »

Victoria Park Widnes

Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7SU Tel: full venue details »

Hough Green Park

Mayfield Avenue, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 8PW Tel: full venue details »

Collapse AllSt Helens & Halton Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 26 August 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 September 2021)

It was great to see so many players out on court during this Round, enjoying friendly, competitive tennis and making new friends. We hope you had a great time battling it out! There is just one more Round for 2021 and we’re looking forward to having you join us again. We think Local Tennis Leagues players are the keenest of them all, so it’ll be no surprise to see many of you back out there during the cooler months. Join now to secure your place!

Group Summary:

Final Rankings:

  1. Danny Elder 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Tickle [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Brian Bontrager [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Evans 9.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ryan Paden 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andy Porter [L3] withdrawn 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Chris Rose [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Danny Elder bt Chris Rose (Oct 9) Walkover
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Brian Bontrager (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Danny played a good steady match today with very few mistakes in either set. I don't think I played a good match, I think I had one of those days where nothing seemed to work but Danny stayed focused and did what he had to do to win. we'll play again at some point but credit has to go to the winner,on the day he was the better player and deserved to win. We done mate!"  -- Brian
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt John Tickle (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match John"  -- Danny
Reveal CommentJohn Tickle bt Chris Rose (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game against Chris with plenty of competitive rally's. Was closer than the score suggests. Thanks for the game."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Tickle bt Andy Porter (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andy."  -- John
  • "Excellent player, way to good for me Nice to meet you john Good luck in the league" -- Andy
Reveal CommentDanny Elder bt Andy Porter (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great player is Danny, can't live with his level, sorry I couldn't give you a more competitive game Good luck going forward "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentChris Rose bt Ryan Paden (Sep 6) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "In hindsight probably should have played a tie break final set due to light, but good close game the rest of the time. "  -- Chris
Danny Elder bt Robert Evans (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Tickle bt Ryan Paden (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game against Ryan, second set was competitive and close with a number of breaks of serve. Thanks for the match."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Tickle bt Brian Bontrager (Sep 1) 6-4, 3-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game this evening against Brian, really competitive and fun with some fantastic rally's, the match really could of gone either way. Looking forward to a rematch in the future."  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRyan Paden bt Andy Porter (Aug 31) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Andy again. We played out a close match in the last round too. He adapted his game to target my (many) weaknesses and I couldn't have complained if the match ended up going his way rather than mine."  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentBrian Bontrager bt Robert Evans (Aug 30) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Three very unenjoyable set. Too many junk balls, negative, ugly shots, ugly games, lots of deuce games, other elements that made the match quite tedious. I'm happy that I won but I won't say I enjoyed it."  -- Brian
  • "A competitive 2 hour match. I think Brian is the better tennis player and my drop shots could not save me in the end, well done on the win!" -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Evans bt Ryan Paden (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentBrian Bontrager bt Ryan Paden (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan has a very awkward and unorthodox but effective style of play, it took me to 3 all first set in the first to decipher the spins and slices. I think we both hit some decent shots, early in the first set Ryan was better at his game than I was at mine but I broke at three all and I was ok after than. Good game though"  -- Brian


Looking for previous matches? Visit the St Helens & Halton archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for St Helens & Halton.

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. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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).


Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form.