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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

Sunderland Tennis Centre

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Other Venues

Barnes Park

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Collapse AllSunderland Singles - Round 23 | 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. Peter Toase 8.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stuart Milne [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Cobb [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tony Watson [L2]
  5. Ayush Khapra [L3]
  6. Sarah Hartford [L2]
  7. Veronique Peacock [L1]
  8. Scott Lishman

Match Results:

Peter Toase bt Ayush Khapra (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-4
Peter Toase bt Tony Watson (Oct 15) Walkover
Peter Toase bt Stuart Milne (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStuart Milne bt Michael Cobb (Sep 19) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the match Michael. Michael didn’t serve particularly well first set allowing me to capitalise. He came back stronger in the second and rolled off 4 games in a row. I got ahead early in the third set and managed to see it out. All the best for your future matches. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Milne bt Ayush Khapra (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Solid match tonight. Some great points and rallies played at times. I managed to get ahead early in both sets and see them out. Thanks for the match Ayush and all the best for your future matches. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Milne bt Tony Watson (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing with you this afternoon Tony. There was some good points played. I served well the second set and managed to pick up some cheap points. All the best for your future matches. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentStuart Milne bt Sarah Hartford (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and play with you this evening Sarah. Just need to get a bit more practice in but had some great shots at times. All the best for your future matches. "  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Sarah Hartford (Sep 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sarah is new to the Local Tennis Leagues and tried her best. All credit to her for competing and she is keen to learn. Good luck in your future games Sarah."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentMichael Cobb bt Ayush Khapra (Sep 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match ayush has very good technique on his groundstrokes I’m sure he’ll improve and become more consistent with more practices/ matches, nice to meet you and good luck for remaining games "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Veronique Peacock (Aug 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Veronique is new to the Tennis League and is learning all the time. Well played Veronique and good luck in future games."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Michael Cobb (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Michael has improved since we last played and for a few games he was 40 love ahead but unfortunately made too many errors. His serve has also improved and I am sure he will start winning games in the near future. Good Luck Michael!"  -- Peter


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Sunderland archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches 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 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.