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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Sunderland Tennis Centre

Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, Durham and Cleveland, SR3 1PD
Tel: 03330 050152
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Other Venues

Barnes Park

Barnes Park Road, Sunderland, Durham and Cleveland, SR4 7PY
Tel: 0191 520 5550
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Roker Park

Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Durham and Cleveland, SR6 9NB
Tel: 0191 520 5550
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"​I have to say the setup of the leagues is great.  Exactly what I was looking for when I first got into tennis earlier this year," Michael Hall

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Collapse AllSunderland Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 9 March 2017 to Wednesday 3 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 April 2017)

The round marked a year since the Sunderland league got underway so thanks for your continued efforts. We would have liked to have seen a few more matches played this time but nevertheless there were some good competitive games. Please do continue to help spread the word, we'd love to see numbers grow next time particularly with summer on it's way!

Group Summary:

Peter produced an unstoppable performance to record five straight victories and take the number one spot for the first time. Istvan pips Warren to the silver thanks to his tight victory in their head to head. Top organisation from the group sees the majority of players earn their bonus points - great stuff!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Toase [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Istvan Soos 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Warren Broadbent [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon Malcolm [W2] 4
  5. Don Carter 10.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ross Bell 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Duncan Goodfellow 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Dominick Saddington 9.2 [W1] withdrawn 2
  9. Jack Kish [L2]

Match Results:

Istvan Soos bt Don Carter (May 1) 6-2, 6-4
Warren Broadbent bt Don Carter (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-4
Simon Malcolm bt Duncan Goodfellow (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-0
Peter Toase bt Jack Kish (Apr 6) Walkover
Peter Toase bt Istvan Soos (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-4
Don Carter bt Duncan Goodfellow (Apr 5) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentDuncan Goodfellow bt Warren Broadbent (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, good tennis, match was closer that the score suggests"  -- Duncan
Peter Toase bt Don Carter (Apr 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Ross Bell (Apr 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Istvan. I think one game in the first set lasted 20 minutes!!"  -- Ross
Warren Broadbent bt Jack Kish (Mar 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentSimon Malcolm bt Don Carter (Mar 27) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very well played don exellent first game much improved looking forward to next match"  -- Simon
Peter Toase bt Warren Broadbent (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-0
Peter Toase bt Ross Bell (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-2
Warren Broadbent bt Ross Bell (Mar 19) 6-4, 6-2
Ross Bell bt Duncan Goodfellow (Mar 18) Walkover

Match of the Group:

Istvan Soos bt Warren Broadbent (Mar 16) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentDominick Saddington bt Duncan Goodfellow (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both myself and Duncan havent played for a few months.So i guess that evened things up a but.both a little rusty to be fair.Not much between us I dont think in the whole match and it could of been the same scoreline the other round.Good,close match all the way."  -- Dominick


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Sunderland archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Sunderland. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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