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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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Collapse AllSunderland Singles - Round 15 | Thursday 4 July 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Warren Broadbent 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Toase 8.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Winter [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Stephen Pollard [W1, L1] 2
  5. Alin Gavriloae [L2]
  6. Manu Rangar [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Pollard bt Tom Winter (Aug 4) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. First time played against each other - hope for more close matches in the future."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Stephen Pollard (Jul 27) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Stephen and what a good game it was! First set was locked at 3 -3 then I managed to string a couple of good games together to break serve and finally won 6 - 4. Second set score line appears it was easier but it certainly wasn’t, twice at 40 - 30 in my favour I got 2 favourable net cords to win both games and in another game at 30 - 15 another favourable net cord to help win that game. Stephen played some fantastic shots with a Federer esq backhand down the line the highlight, it was sensational. Really enjoyed the game with Stephen and I hope we manage to play many more games."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Peter Toase (Jul 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I played some of my very best tennis, my serve was strong with no double faults. Can't remember missing a return as well. I think Peter was a bit hampered by a bad foot which meant his movement was as good as normal. It was still a good game of tennis with some excellent rallies. "  -- Warren
Reveal CommentTom Winter bt Manu Rangar (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First game with Manu and there were some good rallies and he’s got some great shots in his locker but unfortunately he wasn’t consistent enough today which led to a fairly comfortable victory in the end. An enjoyable game though and I’ll look forward to playing Manu again in the future. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Tom Winter (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another hard game with Tom, who is certainly improving. The first set at 3-3 could have gone either way but I managed to gain control and finish it off. In the second set I went 5-0 ahead and Tom managed to claw back to 5-2 before I finished the set. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Alin Gavriloae (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I came off the court dripping with sweat as it was a really hard game. Alin played some fantastic shots none better than one cross court backhand in the second set which wouldn't have looked out of place at Wimbledon! I had to be at my best every game as they all were tough games. My consistency again was the deciding factor making Alin fight for every point. What I would say is if the likes of Alin, Tom and Manu (not played Stephen yet) keep on practising and developing like they are the Sunderland League is going to one fantastic league to play in with these up and coming stars fighting the old guard of Peter and I. I for one can't wait to play future games against all these people."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Manu Rangar (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We played on the hard courts outside due to the lack of availability indoor. The courts are not the easiest to play on as the bounce is not and pace of the courts is not always consistent. Nevertheless it was a good game with Manu who played some really good shots, one particular forehand down the line in the second set stands out which was like a rocket. Manu has a fantastic forehand, one I would love. He just needs more regular game time and I for one know his consistency and game would improve no end and become a really dangerous opponent to play. "  -- Warren
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Alin Gavriloae (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Alin gave me a very tough game. In the first set he went 1-0 ahead and serving very well but I managed to get on top of his serve and win the first set . The second set started as the first and Alin went 3-1 ahead and playing very well. Somehow I managed to get back in the game and clinched the second set. Looking forward to playing Alin again in the future. "  -- Peter
  • "Congrats Peter, very good game, amazing fitness," -- Alin
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Tom Winter (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really hard thought game in which the scoreline doesn't reflect what a hard close match it was. As always with Tom there were plenty of fantastic rallies. Tom is getting better and better with every league which is a credit to him. "  -- Warren

Current Rankings:

  1. Howard McCain [W1] 2
  2. Scott Lishman [W1] 2
  3. Tony Watson [L2] 2
  4. Col Macpherson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentScott Lishman bt Tony Watson (Jul 30) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match against Tony today. Tony started great and I seen a huge improvement straight away compared to last time. Tony took the 1st set 6-3, I felt more comfortable in the 2nd set and took it 6-3. But the final set was really tough. Tony led 4-1 by not missing and he played some great forehand’s. I had to battle hard and managed to pull through winning it 6-4. Well played Tony, good luck for your final match! "  -- Scott
Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Tony Watson (Jul 21) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Tony - a good match in good spirit - some accurate lobs from Tony and an amazing comeback in the second set. I managed to relax into the 3rd set and served better and hit the ball harder. Good game."  -- Howard


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)