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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
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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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"This was an interesting experience. Going into my first league round I was a bit scepitical that I would win but luck was on my side and I managed to pull it off. The fellow players were great, etiquette was followed by the book. It was a great experience and I hope to continue climbing the ranks. Thank you guys for organising such a awesome tournament."

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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicholas Newton [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rhys Cole 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Melissa Brown [L1]
  5. Stefano Pigliapoco 8.2 [L3]
  6. Chris Baxter

Match Results:

Rhys Cole bt Stefano Pigliapoco (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Rhys Cole (Oct 8) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really high quality match, decent rallies and a good comeback from Gianni"  -- Rhys
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Rhys Cole (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately my strings broke in the first few games so had to use an old racket"  -- Rhys
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Stefano Pigliapoco (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Stefano for braving the wind and rain to get the match played. It was a close match as always, though slightly shorter rallies due to the windy conditions. Some great rallies at the end of the second set though."  -- Nicholas
Gianni Gray bt Stefano Pigliapoco (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-1
Gianni Gray bt Melissa Brown (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0
Gianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Sep 7) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlos Tavares [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carlo Lorusso 8.2 [W2] 4
  3. Alastair Kirk 9.1 [L1]
  4. Charles Spicer-Jenkins 8.2 [L1]
  5. Ricardo Gouveia 9.2 [L2]
  6. Iryada Ashmore

Match Results:

Carlo Lorusso bt Ricardo Gouveia (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-3
Carlos Tavares bt Alastair Kirk (Oct 6) 6-1, 6-1
Carlo Lorusso bt Carlos Tavares (Sep 29) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Carlos Tavares bt Charles Spicer-Jenkins (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Ricardo Gouveia (Sep 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It's always complicated when you haven't played in 5 months. You only need to play more. Good luck in the next game."  -- Carlos

Current Rankings:

  1. Vasco Silva [W5] 10
  2. Dmitry Ivanov [W3, L2] 7
  3. Andy Miller [W3, L2] 6
  4. Patrick Zebedee 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tony Wilson 8.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Marek Warlinski [L5] 1

Match Results:

Vasco Silva bt Tony Wilson (Oct 20) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Patrick Zebedee (Oct 17) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Good close match but Patrick’s serve wasn’t as consistent as usual "  -- Andy
Vasco Silva bt Marek Warlinski (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Andy Miller (Oct 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a hard match with most of the games going through deuce. Andy was very persistent and played really well. Good luck with further matches, Andy!"  -- Dmitry
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Tony Wilson (Oct 6) 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Tony played well and was close to taking 2nd set (leading 5:1) with quite even tiebreak. He showed a clever game aiming at my weaknesses. Good luck with further matches!"  -- Dmitry
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Marek Warlinski (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match but Marek’s serve let him down and he struggled to hold it. Consequently it made it hard for him to win a set. "  -- Andy
Vasco Silva bt Dmitry Ivanov (Oct 3) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Zebedee bt Marek Warlinski (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A pretty even match, even if the first set score doesn’t make it seem so. We both had ups and downs - three times Marek broke my serve only for me to break straight back. I think I was just a bit more consistent overall. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Marek Warlinski (Sep 29) 6-3, 4-6, [13-11]

Player Comments:

  • "Our first match and it turned out to be extremely close. I took a 5-1 lead in the first set before Marek started his comeback winning the next two games. I managed to hold onto the next game to take the set 6-3. The second set went on serve until Marek broke me at 4-4 and served out the set for 6-4. We were running short of time so decided to play a tie break which Marek was winning fairly comfortably going 9-6 up. Fortunately for me Marek made a few more unforced errors and I eventually managed to take the match at 13-11. Great match Marek, unlucky not to win. Good luck for your remaining games."  -- Tony
Dmitry Ivanov bt Marek Warlinski (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-1
Vasco Silva bt Andy Miller (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-1
Vasco Silva bt Patrick Zebedee (Sep 19) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Tony Wilson (Sep 13) 7-6 (7-0), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game played in a great spirit. Big fight back from Tony in the first set recovering from 0-5 in the 1st set unlucky not to win it. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentPatrick Zebedee bt Dmitry Ivanov (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The second set score disguises the fact that both sets were close, with most games going to deuce. Dimitri hit lots of unreturnable forehands, but I think I was a bit more consistent. Good luck with the rest of your matches, Dimitri!"  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Raman Aggarwal [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sam Pugh 10.2 [W3] 6
  3. Warren Darking 10.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Andrew Armitage [W1, L2, UF1] 2
  5. Bill Wescott [L4] 1
  6. Gordon Heywood 9.2
  7. Stuart Heaven 9.1

Match Results:

Sam Pugh bt Raman Aggarwal (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-3
Sam Pugh bt Andrew Armitage (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-4
Sam Pugh bt Bill Wescott (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentWarren Darking v Andrew Armitage (Oct 8) 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Kept raining on and off until the heavens opened and we had to stop. We were both starting to warm up too as it was very cold! Second session booked for the 15th to complete the match."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentAndrew Armitage bt Bill Wescott (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great meeting bill. The weather cleared just in time, played under floodlights. Close first set, I got more consistent in the second. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Bill Wescott (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match under very unusual conditions. Changing winds, intermittent sun and very cold! Some great rallies with Bill coming back strong in the last set."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentRaman Aggarwal bt Bill Wescott (Sep 24) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played over two days, both days in light rain. Not the best of conditions. 1st set flattering from Raman, as both players playing hard fought points," -- Raman
Raman Aggarwal bt Andrew Armitage (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentRaman Aggarwal bt Warren Darking (Sep 10) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Just over half the match played under the floodlights "  -- Raman

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)