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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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"It was such a pleasure to play in the league,"

Louise Vandamme

"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

"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

"Thanks very much for taking the time to organise the leagues. All my matches were very enjoyable and I think I learnt more about my tennis than I ever thought I would!"

Anthony Mulholland

"It was an excellent set of matches for my first ever league and I really enjoyed playing,"

Felicity Minshall

"Thanks again for all your hard work in ensuring that everything runs so smoothly. I have really enjoyed this league and I look forward taking part in the future rounds," 

Joe Murphy

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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 28 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicholas Newton [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stefano Pigliapoco 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Iryada Ashmore [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alvaro Tanarro [W2, L2] 4
  6. Carlo Lorusso 8.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alastair Kirk 9.1 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Alvaro Tanarro bt Alastair Kirk (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0
Stefano Pigliapoco bt Alastair Kirk (Aug 5) 6-0, 6-0
Gianni Gray bt Carlo Lorusso (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-1
Gianni Gray bt Alastair Kirk (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-0
Iryada Ashmore bt Carlo Lorusso (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-2
Gianni Gray bt Alvaro Tanarro (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-3
Alvaro Tanarro bt Stefano Pigliapoco (Jul 17) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Nicholas Newton bt Carlo Lorusso (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-4
Gianni Gray bt Stefano Pigliapoco (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-1
Nicholas Newton bt Alvaro Tanarro (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-2
Stefano Pigliapoco bt Carlo Lorusso (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Iryada Ashmore (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable rallies in this match. Iryada almost made a brilliant come back in the 2nd set but I was just a bit more consistent."  -- Nicholas
Iryada Ashmore bt Alastair Kirk (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Stefano Pigliapoco (Jul 5) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Another gruelling match with Stefano, including our usual tie breaker!"  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Alastair Kirk (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a match, which helped us in playing some good rallies."  -- Nicholas
Carlo Lorusso bt Alastair Kirk (Jun 27) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
Gianni Gray bt Iryada Ashmore (Jun 23) 6-1, 6-3
Gianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Melissa Brown [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Bartram 9.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Carlos Tavares [W4, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Livio Pavone [W5] 10
  5. Tony Wilson 9.1 [W3, L3] 6
  6. Nigel Hopkins 8.2 [W2, L4] 5
  7. Dmitry Ivanov [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Sam Pugh 10.2 [L7] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Dmitry Ivanov (Aug 13) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable match against a tough opponent. I look forward to the next game," -- Nigel
Tony Wilson bt Dmitry Ivanov (Aug 12) 6-4, 6-1
Melissa Brown bt Sam Pugh (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-1
Tony Wilson bt Sam Pugh (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-1
Livio Pavone bt Sam Pugh (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-0
Melissa Brown bt Carlos Tavares (Aug 5) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
Livio Pavone bt Dmitry Ivanov (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-1
Carlos Tavares bt Tony Wilson (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-0
Tom Bartram bt Nigel Hopkins (Aug 4) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Livio Pavone bt Melissa Brown (Aug 3) 6-1, 7-5
Livio Pavone bt Tom Bartram (Aug 2) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentTony Wilson bt Nigel Hopkins (Jul 31) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Another testing match against Nigel. A lot of unforced errors in the first set from Nigel but a very close fought second set with the lead changing hands almost every other game. Nigel had a good chance to close the set at 6-5 but I managed to hang on and force a tie break and take the points. Thanks again Nigel."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentCarlos Tavares bt Nigel Hopkins (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fortunately for me I caught Nigel on a bad day. Nothing went well and that is when the confidance of the opponent increases. I think it was just a bad day and better games will come. Looking forward to playing again. "  -- Carlos
Melissa Brown bt Dmitry Ivanov (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-1
Tom Bartram bt Tony Wilson (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Carlos Tavares (Jul 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match despite the first set tiebreak and some long rallies!"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Sam Pugh (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable contest. After a slow start Sam really started to find his rythmn. The 2nd set was very tough with Sam getting his 1st serve going plus some long rallys. I look forward to a rematch."  -- Nigel
Melissa Brown bt Nigel Hopkins (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-1
Livio Pavone bt Carlos Tavares (Jul 11) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Dmitry Ivanov (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Considering Dmitry is just getting back into the sport after a long break he put up a decent battle with some great groundstrokes. However by his own admission his serve let him down so I am sure as he plays more regularly he will be a much tougher opponent to face."  -- Tom
Melissa Brown bt Tom Bartram (Jul 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Sam Pugh (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to play Dmitry, really friendly and we had some great games. I look forward to the next match."  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMelissa Brown bt Tony Wilson (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match - lovely chat and beautiful evening!"  -- Melissa
Carlos Tavares bt Sam Pugh (Jul 1) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Bartram bt Sam Pugh (Jun 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Considering Sam has only just returned to the sport he played a decent level especially the 2nd set despite what the scoreline suggests! Good luck Sam for the rest of your matches!"  -- Tom
Carlos Tavares bt Dmitry Ivanov (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Marek Warlinski [W3, L2] 7
  2. Andy Miller [W3, L1] 7
  3. Andrew Armitage [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Patrick Scott [W3, L1] 6
  5. Graham Fletcher 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Charlotte Phelps 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Gordon Heywood 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarek Warlinski bt Charlotte Phelps (Aug 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in a very good positive spirit. Great to meet Charlotte. "  -- Marek
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Patrick Scott (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Look forward to playing Patrick again soon"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentPatrick Scott bt Marek Warlinski (Jul 30) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Couldn't have been much closer ! Nice to play our first match and look forward to the next one. Thanks for sorting the indoor court. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAndrew Armitage bt Graham Fletcher (Jul 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Weather was way too hot. Enjoyable match with lots of broken service games. Looking forward to playing Graham again next time round. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentMarek Warlinski bt Andy Miller (Jul 20) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Only few games that did not go to duce. Looking forward to playing against Andy again. "  -- Marek
Reveal CommentPatrick Scott bt Graham Fletcher (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly game and good to play 1st match with Graham. Very close in 1st set. Hope to play again soon"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Andrew Armitage (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly match played on a very noisy court at DL. Became close once Andy got his serve working. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentPatrick Scott bt Andrew Armitage (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to catch up with Andy !"  -- Patrick
Marek Warlinski bt Andrew Armitage (Jul 12) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentGraham Fletcher bt Marek Warlinski (Jul 9) 6-4, 4-6, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed this game. Very close match. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGraham Fletcher bt Charlotte Phelps (Jul 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Friendly lady. My first game in many many years. Charlotte made me very welcome. "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentAndrew Armitage bt Charlotte Phelps (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Charlotte again, great weather. Lots of close games."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Charlotte Phelps (Jun 28) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very friendly and enjoyable match beware of Charlotte’s forehand "  -- Andy


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) 

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)