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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 10 | Thursday 26 April 2018 to Wednesday 20 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 May 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Warren Broadbent 8.2 [W7] 14
  2. Peter Toase 8.2 [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Don Carter 10.2 [W3, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Istvan Soos 10.1 [W4, L2] 8
  5. Chris Craggs [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Howard McCain [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Robert Wilkinson [W1, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Paul Davis [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Chris Craggs (Jun 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks Chris for the great game with long rallies and several deuces. Also, many thanks for giving up your valuable time, and watching the England football match after our tennis match! As this time we played at my home venue, next time we should play at your home venue, just to make sure we provide equal opportunities to each other..."  -- Istvan
Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Don Carter (Jun 10) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Don for the enjoyable long rallies. This match helped me a lot to prepare for the Northumberland Racketlon Open Tournament that is taken place next weekend in Northunberland Club, Jesmond, Newcastle."  -- Istvan
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Howard McCain (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive game played in a friendly spirit. Pleasure to play Howard."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentChris Craggs bt Don Carter (Jun 6) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoy reading everyone else’s comments so here is my contribution. Set 1 - I took an early 5-1 lead before taking the set 6-3 Set 2 - I took a 2-0 lead and thought I was going to comfortably see out the game, boy was I wrong! Don showed great persistence and mental strength to turn the match around and won the next 4 games before taking the set 4-6 Set 3 - I took 3-0 lead before Don levelled the scores up 3-3, I took the next 2 games and again Don would not give up to level 5-5. Finally, with Don showing great stamina I managed to dig deep and take the last 2 games. Neither player deserved to lose this game it could have gone either way. Don it was a pleasure playing and meeting you, I look forward to playing you again in the future"  -- Chris
Warren Broadbent bt Paul Davis (Jun 6) 6-2, 6-0
Warren Broadbent bt Istvan Soos (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-0
Peter Toase bt Howard McCain (Jun 5) 6-0, 6-0
Paul Davis bt Chris Craggs (Jun 4) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Peter Toase (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Scorelines lines can be deceptive, this was a lot harder than the score suggests. One rally will live with me for a long time, fantastic tennis! As Andy Gray once said take a bow. "  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Chris Craggs (May 31) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really entertaining game where the scoreline flattered me. I can see Chris being a danger going forward."  -- Warren
Don Carter bt Robert Wilkinson (May 30) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
Peter Toase bt Paul Davis (May 29) 6-1, 6-1
Peter Toase bt Istvan Soos (May 27) 6-1, 6-3
Warren Broadbent bt Don Carter (May 25) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentRobert Wilkinson bt Paul Davis (May 22) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very long and competitive match (2hr 5 mins) with Paul tonight thanks. We had a couple of really long deuce games notably at 5-4 to Paul in the third set, there must have been at least 12/13 deuce points! This is my first ever Tennis match win and I would like to say thanks to Warren, Peter, Istvan and Don for their encouragement over the last couple of sessions of the tennis league."  -- Robert
Chris Craggs bt Howard McCain (May 21) 6-3, 0-6, 6-0
Chris Craggs bt Robert Wilkinson (May 19) 6-2, 6-0
Warren Broadbent bt Robert Wilkinson (May 18) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Paul Davis (May 15) 7-6, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match lasting 2 hours 25 minutes. Fair and hard fought - nice to meet you Paul and good luck in the rest of the round."  -- Howard
Don Carter bt Howard McCain (May 13) 6-3, 7-5
Don Carter bt Paul Davis (May 10) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Chris Craggs (May 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "First time I have played Chris and it was not easy. It was a very good game and I can see he will improve with more games in the League."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Robert Wilkinson (May 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "All credits should go to Rob, he played so well tonight. I couldn't hit a passing shot, he played unbelievable volleys and smashes. I was a lucky man to be able to win this match. Even though, I don't know how I could manage to overcome this match...?! As Arsene Wenger said one time made the impossible possible..."  -- Istvan
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Robert Wilkinson (May 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and played in good spirit. Rob's serves are improving particularly his 2nd serve."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentHoward McCain bt Robert Wilkinson (May 2) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match played in excellent spirit. Good to meet you Rob and good luck for the rest of the round. Howard Mc."  -- Howard
Peter Toase bt Don Carter (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Howard McCain (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Howard and I played very long rallies and close enjoyable games. Howard is a fantastic squash and table tennis player, and he has a great potential in tennis as well. Istvan"  -- Istvan


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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