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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
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David Lloyd

Latham Road, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN25 4DL
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Delta Tennis Centre

Delta Business Park, Welton Road, Swindon, SN5 7XF
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Town Gardens

Quarry Road, Swindon, SN1 4EN
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Club Venues

Devizes Tennis Club

London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DL
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Highworth Tennis Club

The Elms Recreation Ground, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7DD
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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ricardo Pizarro [W2, L1] 4
  3. Nicholas Newton [W1, L2] 3
  4. Tom Bartram 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Andy Miller [L1]
  6. Paul Miller [L1]
  7. Christopher Edwards 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Paul Miller (Feb 17) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Paul, lots of tough, close games, though neither of us were near our best!"  -- Nicholas
Ricardo Pizarro bt Nicholas Newton (Feb 17) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Started the match strongly taking the first set 6-1. Second set Nick played some good consistent tennis and I think I relaxed a little too much because it was very close. We had some long deuce games with the lead changing a few times through the set. Well played Nick, until next time."  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentRicardo Pizarro bt Tom Bartram (Feb 15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This game was totally different form our first game! specially in the first set, Tom came with really good first serves, amorties and net game. Great game!! -- Ricardo"  -- Ricardo
Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Andy Miller (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Played indoors at David Lloyd. I really enjoyed the conditions, not having to worry about the wet, cold or wind. We had some rallies and Andy's first serve was tricky at times. Andy was working in a new racket and gave me a lot of free points though. Thanks for the game."  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Tom Bartram (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in very windy conditions. The conditions were the main factor rather than any good or bad play on our parts. We both struggled in the conditions at various stages. At 5-0 up in the second set, Tom staged a comeback and I struggled to get that last game. Hopefully calmer conditions for next time we play."  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Ricardo Pizarro (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets started close and got to 3-3. Managed to dig in and win both sets 6-3. Ricardo mixed up his game and caught me out numerous times with some nice short angled shots. Despite having some good rallies, I think we were both off our games a bit, having not played too much since Christmas. Look forward to playing again."  -- Gianni
  • "Yep really good match, looking forward for the next one!" Ricardo

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlo Lorusso 9.1 [W4, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carlos Tavares [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nigel Hopkins 8.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Iryada Ashmore [W1, UF1] 2
  5. Patrick Scott [L1]
  6. Joseph Murphy 9.1 [L3]
  7. Alastair Kirk 9.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Alastair Kirk (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close first set but I was able to take control in the second. Good effort Alastair, best of luck for the remainder of your matches."  -- Carlo
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Joseph Murphy (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Many long rallies and the scoreline not a true reflection on the evenness of the tie. Thanks Joe, look forward to the next match. "  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Patrick Scott (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing with Patrick. Patrick entered very badly in the first set and so the 6/0.In the second set he improved a lot and the game became more difficult for me.I also benefited from five balls that hit the net and passed to the other side.There are lucky days.Good luck in the next games."  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Joseph Murphy (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good morning for playing tennis and it was a nice match. Good Luck to Joe on the next matches. "  -- Carlos
Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Nigel Hopkins (Feb 12) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7)

Player Comments:

  • "Match suspended due to adverse weather conditions! Carlo made an excellent come back after saving numerous match points he drew the second set level and subsequently won the tie-break. Lookig forward to concluding the match!"  -- Nigel
  • "Good quality final set, I had the early break but Nigel turned it around at 5-4 30-15 down. Some good but also some very tense rallies in the tiebreak where I managed to save two more match points before edging it to my relief. Great effort Nigel, all the best," -- Carlo
Carlo Lorusso bt Joseph Murphy (Feb 11) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Carlos Tavares bt Nigel Hopkins (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso v Iryada Ashmore (Feb 8) 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain delayed..."  -- Carlo
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Alastair Kirk (Feb 5) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic battle against Alastair. Could have gone either way n the second set. I lost count of the number of set points I saved before we went to a tie-break. Great match. Look forward to the next one!"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentCarlo Lorusso bt Carlos Tavares (Jan 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cold conditions but busy rallies, good effort Carlos and best of luck for remaining matches."  -- Carlo
Iryada Ashmore bt Carlos Tavares (Jan 20) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Zebedee 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Tony Wilson 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. Andrew Armitage [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ruth Barrett 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Catriona Carver [L3]
  6. Gordon Heywood 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRuth Barrett bt Catriona Carver (Feb 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play with you again Catriona! We had some great rallies and a good chat too! Well played!"  -- Ruth
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Catriona Carver (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Catriona"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentAndrew Armitage bt Catriona Carver (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, lovely to meet Catriona again."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Andrew Armitage (Feb 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Andrew. Thanks for the game."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentPatrick Zebedee bt Andrew Armitage (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "With misty rain blowing straight down the court, this was mostly a contest to see who could cope best with the conditions - and Andrew had the added disadvantage of the rain on his glasses! Despite that, we had a decent match, with some good rallies and a number of deuces. Good luck for your remaining matches, Andrew"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Zebedee bt Ruth Barrett (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Closer than the score looks, with Ruth hitting strong shots to the corners any time I gave her a shot from mid-court. We had a number of deuces, but I was often able to serve my way out of trouble, and I was probably lucky that this was Ruth’s first singles match in a while as she missed a few winners down the line. Good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Patrick

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)