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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.

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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 9 | Thursday 8 February 2018 to Wednesday 11 April 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 11 March 2018)

Almost 100% of all possible matches were playing throughout this round so a huge congratulations to the whole league for your efforts and dedication! It was clearly a fun round with lots of lovely match comments and improved fitness. If you're aware of anyone else locally who might also want to get involved then please do get in touch! Here's to another fantastic round Sunderland!

Group Summary:

It was a close affair at the top between Warren and Peter with only 1 point separating them, but it was Warren's set that he managed to win in his unfinished match against Joe that just gave him that slight edge in points. Congratulations to both players for a great showing. Peter nearly secured back to back titles but was just denied by a tight match against Warren! There were lots of close matches in this group so players were clearly very well matched; it was clear that a lot of effort went into this round so well done to all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Warren Broadbent [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter Toase [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Joe Childs 7.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  4. Istvan Soos 10.1 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Don Carter 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Robert Wilkinson [L5] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Don Carter (Apr 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was my most enjoyable game in this league with long rallies. The score should have been much closer, I didn't deserve to win like the scores show. Most importantly, I took 9,000 steps in this match as my Mi Band shows. This match helped me the most to improve my fitness that is good for me health. All credits should go to Don for this. Many thanks Don! Istvan"  -- Istvan

Match of the Group:

Don Carter bt Robert Wilkinson (Apr 3) 6-4, 6-3
Peter Toase bt Joe Childs (Apr 3) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Robert Wilkinson (Mar 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was an enjoyable match with some long rallies. The score doesn't show how close games we played with lots of deuces."  -- Istvan
Peter Toase bt Robert Wilkinson (Mar 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoe Childs bt Robert Wilkinson (Mar 22) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, well played by Rob. Very competitive second set that could have gone either way, then I was a bit fortunate to run away with the final set."  -- Joe
Joe Childs v Warren Broadbent (Mar 16) 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 0-2 TBC
Reveal CommentJoe Childs bt Istvan Soos (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game, Istvan played well although the score flatters to deceive. Lots of close games and some very good rallies."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Robert Wilkinson (Mar 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Although the scoreline may suggest it was straight forward Rob has certainly improved since our last meeting. He played some lovely volleys with great touch. I am sure if he keeps up this rate of improvement he will start to win matches."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Peter Toase (Mar 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a close contest! Every game was hard thought with very few easy points. Managed to pinch the first set by breaking Peter in the 10th game. The second was just as hard thought with some excellent shots and rallies. I had 3 match points which Peter somehow managed to save on my serve but I managed just to hold my serve and win the match. Since I have joined the league just over a year ago, this certainly was the hardest and close thought match I have played. A fantastic advert for the league!"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Don Carter (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A closely contested match. The outcome might have been different if Don had managed to hold on and win the first set. Some excellent rallies in the match played as always with Don in a good spirit."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Broadbent bt Istvan Soos (Mar 3) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Istvan nearly pulled off an amazing comeback second set with some fantastic tennis. I fell over the line! One lucky person to win the match in two sets. "  -- Warren
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Don Carter (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Don started so well and went into a 4-0 lead. I managed to claw my way back into it and held on for a first set win. The 2nd set was more one sided in my favour but a thoroughly enjoyable game."  -- Peter
Peter Toase bt Istvan Soos (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-0


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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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