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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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"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

"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

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

Louise Vandamme

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

Felicity Minshall

"Great fun, thanks",

Toby Lowsley-Williams

"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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Collapse AllSwindon Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gianni Gray 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Milos Cizmar [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nicholas Newton [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Bartram 9.1 [L3] 1
  5. Carlos Tavares [L3]
  6. Christopher Edwards 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Milos Cizmar bt Carlos Tavares (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Tom Bartram (Jan 5) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive and enjoyable match, thanks!"  -- Nicholas
Gianni Gray bt Tom Bartram (Dec 29) 6-0, 6-0
Gianni Gray bt Carlos Tavares (Dec 29) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentNicholas Newton bt Carlos Tavares (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Carlos. There were some long deuce games so it could have been closer."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentMilos Cizmar bt Tom Bartram (Dec 16) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play Tom very tricky first set as I’m 5-3 down come back to win set 7-5 some nice shots from both players thanks for playing in rainy weather milos "  -- Milos
Gianni Gray bt Milos Cizmar (Dec 7) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4
Gianni Gray bt Christopher Edwards (Dec 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMilos Cizmar bt Christopher Edwards (Dec 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with Christopher nice chatting with little be cold nice evening match some good rallies lovely shot from Christopher some stage nice to meet you see you next time milos "  -- Milos
Milos Cizmar bt Nicholas Newton (Nov 30) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-2
Gianni Gray bt Nicholas Newton (Nov 24) 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Dmitry Ivanov [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vasco Silva [W2, L1] 5
  3. Patrick Zebedee 9.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nigel Hopkins 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Alastair Kirk 9.1 [L1]
  6. Peter Wilson 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Vasco Silva bt Peter Wilson (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNigel Hopkins bt Patrick Zebedee (Dec 23) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match. Patrick played some excellent tennis, especially the drop shots close to the net. The 1st set really could have gone either way with Patrick firmly in control and leading 5-3. Thankfully I managed to find some form and Patrick's took a dip so I stole the set. The 2nd set was also close with final game lasting a full 15 minutes. "  -- Nigel
Vasco Silva bt Patrick Zebedee (Dec 18) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Alastair Kirk (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was an interesting game - perhaps quicker than it could have been. Good luck with other games, Alastair!"  -- Dmitry
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Patrick Zebedee (Dec 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Patrick fought well against both me and his leg trauma and showed a good intelligent tennis. Well played, Patrick - good luck with the next games! "  -- Dmitry
Reveal CommentDmitry Ivanov bt Vasco Silva (Dec 1) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tough game with waves of strong play from Vasco - the score in the second set says it all. We had to interrupt the game in the third set when I was leading 4:2 (gym was closed and we run out of time) and finish the match two days after. It was an excellent struggle. Good luck with the other games, Vasco! "  -- Dmitry

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Miller 8.2 [W4] 8
  2. Paul Stevens [W2, L1] 5
  3. Tony Wilson 8.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Joseph Murphy 9.1 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Ricardo Gouveia 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Viera Vajsablova [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Stevens bt Tony Wilson (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to meet Tony. Lots of close games that went to deuce. He made a brilliant comeback in the second and was unlucky not to take it. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentRicardo Gouveia bt Joseph Murphy (Jan 18) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pretty great and enjoyable match with plenty of rallies, most games going to deuce and Joe not giving me an inch or making any unforced errors, could have gone either way."  -- Ricardo
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Ricardo Gouveia (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Ricardo has never played indoors before and he struggled on the carpet surface. Pleased that we did not play outside on clay which would be his preference! Good luck in the rest of your games "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Joseph Murphy (Jan 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match with a lot of games going to deuce especially in the first set"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Viera Vajsablova (Jan 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match. Viera played very aggressively and on another day could easily have Beaton me. "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Miller bt Paul Stevens (Dec 29) 6-3, 3-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Blew away a few Christmas cobwebs and great to be playing again. Paul worked very hard and it was a very close contest. "  -- Andy
  • "We decided to play a championship tie break as we had no chance of finishing a third set," -- Andy
Tony Wilson bt Joseph Murphy (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-0
Tony Wilson bt Viera Vajsablova (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPaul Stevens bt Viera Vajsablova (Dec 1) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Viera. She made a comeback after falling behind 1-5 in the second set, but I was lucky enough to hold on. Hope to play again sometime. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJoseph Murphy bt Viera Vajsablova (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match with lots of breaks of serve right from the start. I don't quite know how I won this one. Viera hit lots of winners that I could only watch and admire!"  -- Joseph

Current Rankings:

  1. Warren Darking 10.1 [W3] 6
  2. Bill Wescott [W3] 6
  3. Marek Warlinski [W1, L2] 3
  4. Charlotte Phelps 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Armitage [L2] 1
  6. Gordon Heywood 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBill Wescott bt Andrew Armitage (Jan 17) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "blown away in first set by andrews serve and ability to get to net and play short drops. decided to change my raquet for second set to white strings! Evening was cold and damp due to rain before 7 pm. Andrew won first 2 games of second set, however i could feel the difference in my shots with different raquet. I surprised myself by winning this set, but from 2-2 in final, andrew ran out of steam. "  -- Bill
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Marek Warlinski (Jan 7) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great, close match with a lot of deuce games. Tie breaker set was tight with some windy conditions coming in to play. "  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Charlotte Phelps (Dec 11) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match played inside with stable conditions. First set both players trying to find their serves. Some excellent forehand returns from Charlotte, fast and controlled to the back of the court - well done!"  -- Warren
Reveal CommentWarren Darking bt Andrew Armitage (Dec 3) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match under flood lights in the freezing cold! Some really good rallies, and good serving on both sides to boot. Score line does not reflect the competitiveness of the match."  -- Warren
Reveal CommentMarek Warlinski bt Charlotte Phelps (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to play Charlotte again. Good game with the positive spirit. "  -- Marek
Reveal CommentBill Wescott bt Marek Warlinski (Nov 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A cold morning, apologies to marek who was expecting indoors, (benefit was its free), fairly even first match, one or two games confusion with score.lost my cool with myself at times with my first serve. I apologise for any misunderstandings. "  -- Bill
Reveal CommentBill Wescott bt Charlotte Phelps (Nov 29) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Charlotte was a tough opponent, 13 games each overall. My first indoor match for a while other than big dome unheated in Bath."  -- Bill


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)