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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

St Marks Recreation Ground

Whitehouse Lane, Swindon, SN2 1DB Tel: full venue details »

David Lloyd

Latham Road, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN25 4DL Tel: full venue details »

Delta Tennis Centre

Delta Business Park, Welton Road, Swindon, SN5 7XF Tel: full venue details »

Town Gardens

Quarry Road, Swindon, SN1 4EN Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Devizes Tennis Club

London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DL Tel: full venue details »

Highworth Tennis Club

The Elms Recreation Ground, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7DD Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicholas Newton [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Livio Pavone [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Matt Holland [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Vasco Silva [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rishi Kumra [L2]
  7. Christopher Edwards 8.2 withdrawn
  8. Nigel Hopkins 8.2
  9. Ricardo Pizarro

Match Results:

Nicholas Newton bt Rishi Kumra (Sep 26) Walkover
Gianni Gray bt Rishi Kumra (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentMatt Holland bt Vasco Silva (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was hard work but a pleasure to play Vasco. He played the beautiful shots. Vasco has a really good attitude to tennis. Thanks for the game and good luck in next matches. Matt"  -- Matt
Livio Pavone bt Matt Holland (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-4
Gianni Gray bt Vasco Silva (Sep 13) 6-3, 6-0
Livio Pavone bt Vasco Silva (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-1
Gianni Gray bt Livio Pavone (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Livio Pavone (Sep 6) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Livio for another good match. It's getting tougher to win each time. The final set score doesn't reflect the number of deuces there were."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Matt Holland (Sep 2) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very interesting to play Matt and deal with a game of heavy spin. It was a real battle. Looking forward to next time."  -- Nicholas
Gianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Aug 31) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Jacob Hirsch-Holland [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Chris Stewart-Smith 8.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Carlos Tavares [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Carlo Lorusso 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Michael McNeilage [L2]
  6. Uchenna Adimonye [L2]
  7. Peter Wilson 10.2 [L2]
  8. Alastair Kirk 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Carlo Lorusso (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "super frustrating windy conditions made this a struggle. Felt more like each of us was playing tennis with the wind rather than each other. Look forward to playing Carlo when we can hit proper balls. Thanks for getting through it Carlo. "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Carlos Tavares (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another battle with Carlos in tough conditions - bright morning sun and strong cross wind. Many epic battles at deuce. Overall a very enjoyable and competitive game. Thanks Carlos."  -- Jacob
Carlo Lorusso bt Carlos Tavares (Sep 20) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Peter Wilson (Sep 14) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great afternoon to play tennis.Peter is a great player with a tennis game totally different from mine.I won because I was more consistent,but Peter's game caused a lot of wear on me.Good luck in the next games."  -- Carlos
Chris Stewart-Smith bt Carlo Lorusso (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Chris Stewart-Smith (Sep 10) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had a really fantastic game with Chris. Our styles met in a way that allowed some great rallies and a well fought battle. We both had to play and think hard to figure out each other's, as well as our own games. Really looking forward to the next time we play, when it could for sure go either way! Thanks Chris. "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Uchenna Adimonye (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good day to play tennis. Uchenna is a fast player but needs to play more to be more consistent. I hope we play more often. Good luck in the next games."  -- Carlos
Chris Stewart-Smith bt Peter Wilson (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Michael McNeilage (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Michael started the first set badly and the result shows that. The second set was more balanced so the result was 6-4. Good luck for the next games."  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Michael McNeilage (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "As ever the numbers do not tell the whole story; we had some epic points and this was a tough win. When Michael wins a point he really wins a point! Some great play at the net and stunning passing shots made this an exciting match. Thanks a lot Michael. Good luck in your other matches. "  -- Jacob
Reveal CommentChris Stewart-Smith bt Carlos Tavares (Aug 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some close games, and I know Carlos will win more as the league goes on. Best of luck next match. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentJacob Hirsch-Holland bt Uchenna Adimonye (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect how hard I had to try! A game of concentration and long rallies. Thanks Uchenna!"  -- Jacob

Current Rankings:

  1. Charanya Crome [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dmitry Ivanov [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tony Wilson 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charlotte Phelps 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bill Wescott [W1, L1] 2
  6. Joseph Murphy 9.1 [L1]
  7. Ben Williams [L2]
  8. Gordon Heywood 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Joseph Murphy (Sep 26) 3-3 Joseph Murphy Retired

Player Comments:

  • "This was shaping up to be a really close match. Hope Joe recovers well and swiftly. Look forward to playing together again soon."  -- Charanya
Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Bill Wescott (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Challenging conditions with very gusty winds. Thank you for the game Bill!"  -- Charanya
Reveal CommentBill Wescott bt Charlotte Phelps (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Interruptedby heavy rain at start of second set, delayed for 25 minutes. In the games many close with long rallies."  -- Bill
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Charlotte Phelps (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Charlotte. A pleasure, as always."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Tony Wilson (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Gusty winds and a fitness class on the next court made it quite challenging but we still managed to have a good game. I enjoyed playing on the artificial grass court, was a really good experience. Thanks for the game Tony!"  -- Charanya
Dmitry Ivanov bt Charlotte Phelps (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentCharanya Crome bt Charlotte Phelps (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect weather and a really enjoyable morning of tennis, Thanks for the game Charlotte!"  -- Charanya
Reveal CommentCharlotte Phelps bt Ben Williams (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Another nice day to be playing tennis! Thank you "  -- Charlotte
Dmitry Ivanov bt Ben Williams (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-1
Tony Wilson bt Dmitry Ivanov (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Charanya Crome (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good play of Charanya - consistent and smart."  -- Dmitry

Results

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

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)