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You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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

King George V Playing Field

Park Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1QX
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Faversham Tennis Club

Recreation Ground, Park Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8HA
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Danny Wynne Tennis Academy

Wynne Hall, First Avenue, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 4JN
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UKP Leisure Club

The Pavilion/Gore Court Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1QN
Tel: 01795 427852
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Collapse AllSwale Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 1 September 2016 to Wednesday 26 October 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 September 2016)

Great to get the Swale Local Tennis League underway! This was a smaller than average-sized group, and of course we only had the one group, but from small acorns, great things grow. If you can spread the word about the next round we would be really grateful. A flourishing league would be a testament to the hard work you have put in to get the tennis ball rolling!

Group Summary:

A starter group in a starter round, but some pleasant tennis payed even if it was a shame that Miles and Jozef didn't meet! And that's leaves us a dilemma - who to give the prize to? In this instance, we resort to the rule book and look for the player who conceded the fewest sets/games. So our inaugural winner is Miles!

Final Rankings:

  1. Miles Kember [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Jozef Cacka 10.2 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Gareth Williams 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  4. Richard Brooking 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMiles Kember bt Gareth Williams (Oct 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good match, great company, closer than the score suggests"  -- Miles
Miles Kember bt Richard Brooking (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJozef Cacka bt Gareth Williams (Oct 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with a nice guy. Great tennis match played on a great court!"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentGareth Williams bt Richard Brooking (Oct 19) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "We'd had a warm up match previous to this one. A good match particularly the second set for me as I'd been 2-4 down and came back to win which is always nice. Enjoying the league Thank you!"  -- Gareth
Reveal CommentJozef Cacka bt Richard Brooking (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I think because there were only four of us in the Swale League all tennis abilities had to be thrown together to get any matches played. I was nowhere near the average standard as I discovered."  -- Richard

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Swale archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Swale.

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) 

Comments:
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)