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New rounds for the Sunderland league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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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

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  • 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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Primary Venues

Sunderland Tennis Centre

Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, Durham and Cleveland, SR3 1PD
Tel: 03330 050152
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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 4 | Thursday 1 December 2016 to Wednesday 8 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 4 January 2017)

Fantastically competitive round - many thanks all for putting in the effort during the festive period. Hope to see you again in the upcoming (hopefully) warmer months!

Group Summary:

Superbly tight round, in which Don, Peter and Ross were all neck and neck for the silver with 3 points each. Despite losing to Ross in their incredibly tight head to head, the set won by Don just gave him the point he needed to edge past the others. However it wasn't quite enough to top Simon, whose 5 wins put him in the winners spot by just 1 point! Well played all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Simon Malcolm [W5, UF1] 10 WINNER
  2. Don Carter 10.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Peter Toase [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ross Bell 10.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joe Childs 9.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Warren Broadbent [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Matthew Loving [W1] 2
  8. Istvan Soos 10.1 [W1, L2] 2
  9. Jack Kish [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Malcolm bt Don Carter (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "wel played don "  -- Simon
Simon Malcolm bt Istvan Soos (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-4
Don Carter bt Jack Kish (Feb 1) 6-0, 6-0
Don Carter bt Istvan Soos (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentSimon Malcolm bt Jack Kish (Jan 26) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "was a good game well played jack more to come from jack hopefully"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Malcolm bt Ross Bell (Jan 15) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Soggy conditions on the astro at silksworth but managed to get the game played anyways. Good game deserved winner Simon, looking forward to playing in the summer!"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentIstvan Soos bt Ross Bell (Jan 14) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of nice rallies ending with the deserved winner, Istvan. Great game, hope to see you in the next round! "  -- Ross
Ross Bell bt Jack Kish (Jan 10) 6-0, 6-0
Warren Broadbent bt Jack Kish (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRoss Bell bt Don Carter (Dec 18) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fairly slippery fresh winters morning outside at the puma centre, Don took a tumble but both players were keen to carry on and play out the game, and what a game it was! Both players keeping the ball in play well eventually leading to well constructed points or squandered opportunities, thanks for a good game!"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentPeter Toase bt Joe Childs (Dec 16) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! I led the first set all the way up to 6-6 and then lost the tie breaker. Managed to win the 2nd set and then hung on for the third set. Thanks to Joe for a very good game."  -- Peter
Don Carter bt Warren Broadbent (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Loving bt Joe Childs (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match played at Blackwell on the astro. Matthew played really well, deserved winner. Fun game, despite the scoreline :-) "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentRoss Bell bt Warren Broadbent (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fairly slippery on the outside courts at the Puma Centre. On the whole a quiet crisp morning and an enjoyable steady game of tennis, good luck in the rest of your matches, Warren!"  -- Ross
Peter Toase bt Warren Broadbent (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJoe Childs v Simon Malcolm (Dec 8) 1-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tried to play outdoors on Thursday evening at Silksworth. Out of ten courts, all were completely unplayable. Tried to play match on one of the tarmac courts which wasn't flooded, ended up being way too slippy to finish play on. Agreed to finish match indoors some time in the future."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentJoe Childs bt Ross Bell (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played on a crisp winters day at an alterntive venue. Joe played fantastically well with plenty of line-hitting and was the deserved victor!"  -- Ross
Peter Toase bt Don Carter (Dec 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSimon Malcolm bt Warren Broadbent (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "descent start warren played well once again no light working on courts again wich hamperd vision wish theyd sort it out not good "  -- Simon


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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