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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 the next round here.

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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Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa

Blackbrook Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2RW
Tel: 01823 333435
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Castle Sports Centre

Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AU
Tel: 01823 322934
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Taunton Vale Sports Club

Gipsy Lane, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6LL
Tel: 01823 252225
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Vivary Park

Upper High Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3SX
Tel: 01823 356364
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Taunton Green

Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7BN
Tel: 01823 217533
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Collapse AllTaunton Singles - Round 2 | Thursday 6 September 2018 to Wednesday 31 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 October 2018)

Unfortunately round 2 in Taunton didn't really get going with only three matches played and not everyone making it off the start line - do remember we are always happy to try and help get matches arranged if you get in touch. This is still a young league and we'd love to see it grow when we return in 2019 , so do help spread the word if you can.

Group Summary:

Disappointingly only three matches were played in this round, nevertheless we still have a winner to declare. Ashley made the most of his time on court, powering to convincing victories in both of the matches he played to claim the prize. Alice emerged a the win from "a good game played in good spirit" with Chris to finish as runner up.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ashley Stoneman [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Alice Yarde [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Vincent [L1]
  4. Ed Mann [L1]
  5. Neville Coles [L1]
  6. Mike Lynch

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlice Yarde bt Chris Vincent (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played in good spirit."  -- Alice
Reveal CommentAshley Stoneman bt Neville Coles (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. "  -- Neville
Reveal CommentAshley Stoneman bt Ed Mann (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match."  -- Ashley

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Taunton archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Taunton.

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)