Friendly, competitive tennis on Swindon's public courts

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."

Adriano Dos Santos

"Was really good fun. Had some great matches. Really enjoyed it. Thanks to the organizers for doing such a great job with the league :)" 

Anna Taylor

"Many thanks, I really enjoyed the round and meeting new opponents. The games were all played with tremendous spirit and I'm looking forward to the next round,"

Tony Wilson

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Report your results

Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Newton [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W2] 4
  3. Stefano Pigliapoco 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Carlo Lorusso 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ricardo Pizarro [L1] 1
  6. Alvaro Tanarro
  7. Tom Bartram 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Not our normal type of match, with long rallies and tight games. Everything seemed to go right for me today and playing on my 'home' court probably helped as well."  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentGianni Gray bt Carlo Lorusso (Apr 20) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in perfect weather conditions. Carlo gave me a lot of free points unfortunately."  -- Gianni
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Ricardo Pizarro (Apr 19) 6-2, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match, but enjoyable rallies."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Carlo Lorusso (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Carlo had a tough day today, but I wish him luck in his remaining matches."  -- Nicholas
Stefano Pigliapoco bt Carlo Lorusso (Apr 9) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlos Tavares [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patrick Zebedee 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. Alastair Kirk 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Nigel Hopkins 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Iryada Ashmore [L1]
  6. Andy Miller
  7. Livio Pavone

Match Results:

Carlos Tavares bt Iryada Ashmore (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPatrick Zebedee bt Nigel Hopkins (Apr 19) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A close, and very enjoyable early morning match After a pretty even first set, Nigel raised his level, and mine dropped in the second, and I was lucky to avoid a bagel. Then roles reversed as I took a 5-0 lead in the third, before they reversed again, with Nigel almost staging a glorious comeback. Thanks, Nigel, and good luck with your other matches!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Zebedee bt Carlos Tavares (Apr 17) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close match that ebbed and flowed between us, with some good, long rallies. Carlos hit some great forehand winners and lobs to take the second set, but I was able to keep the ball away from his strengths in the first and third, so edged it. Thanks Carlos, and good luck for your other matches!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAlastair Kirk bt Carlos Tavares (Apr 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This match was played over two evenings due to bad light preventing us from starting the second set. Both sets were very tight, but I managed to get past the post in both, the first time I have won after a number of attempts against Carlos. As always it was an enjoyable and well-spirited match and Carlos is always very encouraging. I look forward to our next one. "  -- Alastair

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Murphy 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Patrick Scott [W1] 2
  3. Andrew Armitage [L1] 1
  4. Charlotte Phelps 10.1 [L1]
  5. Catriona Carver
  6. Gordon Heywood 9.2
  7. Tony Wilson 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Scott bt Andrew Armitage (Apr 16) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Andy raced through the first set. Match went the other way in the second set. Final set very tight. Thanks Andy for a very enjoyable match !"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentJoseph Murphy bt Charlotte Phelps (Apr 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with plenty of competitive games and good rallies which belie the scoreline. Thanks Charlotte!"  -- Joseph

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)