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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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Collapse AllSunderland Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 10 August 2017 to Wednesday 4 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 September 2017)

There were tight sets throughout the group in this round of the Sunderland Tennis League, showing just how closely matched players were. Three-setters, tiebreaks and unpredictable scorelines are evidence of the high quality of tennis – well played everyone! Thank you for the friendly commentaries and detailed match descriptions. Here’s to the next round – let’s try to get everyone scoring bonus points next time!

Group Summary:

A clean sweep of four match wins secured the top spot for Peter this round – congratulations! Well done also to runner-up Don. Peter and Warren played an epic three-setter with a tiebreak, Don and Warren had a tight second set, and Peter and Istvan played a close three sets. It’s no coincidence that the two players who came top of the group were the only two to score bonus points – keen match organisation can make all the difference!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Toase [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Don Carter 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Warren Broadbent [W2, L1] 5
  4. Istvan Soos 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Cameron Economides [L1]
  6. Niall Howe [L3]
  7. Kris Blackburn withdrawn

Match Results:

Peter Toase bt Niall Howe (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-0
Don Carter bt Cameron Economides (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-1
Warren Broadbent bt Niall Howe (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-1
Don Carter bt Niall Howe (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-4
Istvan Soos bt Don Carter (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Don Carter (Aug 30) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "As always between us a good close competive match. The second set could have gone either way but I just managed to get over the winning line. "  -- Warren

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Warren Broadbent (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I won the first set comfortably and then found myself 4-1 down in the 2nd set. I managed to go 5-4 ahead in the 2nd set and then then lost 2 match points in the 10th game for Warren to level the 2nd set at 5-5. Then it went 6-5 to Warren and then 6-6 to activate the tie break. In the tie break I went ahead 5-3 but eventually lost the tie break. The 3rd set was very close but I managed to hang on at 6-4. Another tremendous game with Warren."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Istvan Soos (Aug 20) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another great game, with Istvan very unlucky not to sneak it at the death!! Looking forward to our next game."  -- Peter
Peter Toase bt Don Carter (Aug 14) 6-3, 6-3


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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