Friendly, competitive tennis on Sunderland's public courts

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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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

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 13 | Thursday 31 January 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Toase 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Olga Glanville [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Winter [L2] 1
  4. Adam Chapman [L2]
  5. Howard McCain

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Adam Chapman (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Adam played reasonably well considering he only started playing Tennis seriously in 2018. Good luck Adam in the rest of your league games!!"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentOlga Glanville bt Tom Winter (Feb 14) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match could have gone either way. Since I last played Tom he improved a lot and gave me tough times on the court. Tom's serve was very consistent and his passing shots were amazing. I had to work so hard that I've definitely deserved a second huge portion of my St Valentine's chocolates. Off to grab the box now."  -- Olga
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Olga Glanville (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "In the first set I went 5-2 ahead , Olga pulled back to 5-4 but I managed to clinch the set. In the 2nd set I again went 5- 2 ahead and managed to finish the set 6-2. Olga gave me a hard game and I was pleased to get the game completed in 2 sets. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentOlga Glanville bt Adam Chapman (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Adam started playing tennis only in August but he already can hit some impressive shots! He moves well, he is determined to compete and eager to learn, which is always great to see. In today's match, it was experience that helped me, but with a bit more practice I'm sure Adam will become a magnificent opponent on the tennis court. Good luck in your further matches Adam and see you at cardio tennis sessions!"  -- Olga
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Tom Winter (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scoring in both sets did not reflect how good Tom played as he led a few games 40 love but I managed to hang in and win the games. Tom is improving all the time and with more games he will be a more consistent player."  -- Peter

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Craggs [W2] 4
  2. Robert Wilkinson [W2] 4
  3. Gordon Coyne 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Manu Rangar [W1] 2
  5. Tony Watson [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Wilkinson bt Tony Watson (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today with Tony. Some really good competitive tennis throughout. Plenty of close games on both serves. As the match went on Tony started hitting some high quality passing shots whilst I was looking to come into the net. I managed to play a number of over head shots well today and a few volleys which probably made the difference in the two sets. Looking forward to playing Tony again after today. Thanks for a good game."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Wilkinson bt Gordon Coyne (Feb 20) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match today with Gordon. Great to see him back playing in the league after a couple of years' absence. The whole match was highly competitive right from the first ball. After a couple of breaks of serve to start, I managed to get my nose in front and secure the first set. The Second set went to and fro. Gordan was 2-1 up, I went 3-2 up, Gordon went 4-3 up and Gordon broke at the end- with a double fault to end it. Near the end of the second set and beginning of the third, Gordon made some excellent passing shots whilst I was looking to come into the net. The Third set was highly competitive with it taking ages to get to 2-2. Somehow I managed to string some points together and take the set. Thanks Gordon for a great game!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentChris Craggs bt Tony Watson (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This is Tony’s first ever local tennis league game and he done very well to make this a competitive contest. It was great meeting you Tony and good luck in your future games!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Craggs bt Gordon Coyne (Feb 15) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "First set was tight, I managed to break Gordon’s serves in the very first game, then we both served well, neither of us breaking serves allowing me to win 6-4. Second set was a lot closer than the 6-0 score suggested - Gordon fought every point making every game a close one that I just edged. It was a pleasure meeting you Gordon and thanks for a competitive match, good luck in your remaining games"  -- Chris
Manu Rangar bt Gordon Coyne (Feb 10) 7-5, 6-2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Sunderland archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles 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 (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) 

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)