Friendly, competitive tennis on Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells public courts

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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 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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Primary Venues

Racecourse Sports Ground

New Wharf Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DS
Tel: 01732 369821
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Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

St John's Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9TX
Tel: 01892 540744
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Calverley Grounds

Mountfield Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1SJ
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Hawkenbury Recreation Ground

Dorset Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5BU
Tel: 07920 507629 / 01892 534472.
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St John's Recreation Ground

Beltring Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UA
Tel: 07500 228181
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Pennington Grounds

Pennington Road, Southborough, TN4 0PB
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Club Venues

St John's Tennis Club

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UY
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Collapse AllTonbridge & Tunbridge Wells Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

A small but excellent round in Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells! Well done all and do hope we can spread the word to make this league even bigger and better next year!

Group Summary:

A small group but nearly perfectly formed with 90% of all possible matches played and each one came with a generous match report. Philip tied on points with Satheesh but won the head to head to take second place and Scott wins, undefeated in this round, and fittingly had a great game with the runner up! Well played all, and congratulations Scott!

Final Rankings:

  1. Scott Sinclair 10.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Philip Benton 9.1 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Satheesh Vigneswaran 8.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Kevin Gearing [W1, L3] 2
  5. Michael Clay [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Michael Clay (Oct 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of deuce games in this one, so the scoreline is a little harsh on Michael. Thank you for the match - glad we got it done as the light closed in! See you in the next round I'm sure."  -- Scott

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Philip Benton (Oct 25) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Super contest on a Sunday evening. Frequent break of serves in first set but was able to hold my serve enough times to edge it. Second set we both served very well but plenty of deuces. I managed to break Scott at 4-5 down after an epic game but he recovered well to win the tiebreaker in a lungbuster set to tie. This already took 2 hours so looking forward to finishing this one! "  -- Philip
  • "Fantastic, close match with Phil, who very nearly had me in straight sets. Looking forward to pitting wits against him next time. Best of luck in your remaining match," -- Scott
Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Satheesh Vigneswaran (Oct 14) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set, both with opportunities to win it. The second set appeared to be heading one way when I was leading 5-0 but Satheesh powered back to 5-3 and had an opportunity to put the set back on-serve. But closed out for 6-3. Final set was closer than the 4-1 lead appeared, though final two games were simpler as we both tired. Satheesh has strong technique, so watch out!"  -- Scott
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Michael Clay (Oct 13) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close game with Michael taking an early lead in both sets. Well played Michael. Good Game."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Michael Clay (Oct 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Michael . Both sets were close with some long rallies but it did help me that Michael was playing back to back games :) .. Good luck for rest of the games ! "  -- Satheesh
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Michael Clay (Oct 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First set was closer than scoreline suggested. Started second set in fading light before being reduced to darkness. Looking forward to completing soon!"  -- Philip
  • "Michael and I were caught off-guard again with the tennis gods conspiring against us as we finished this match in gloomy conditions and rain falling! We stubbornly carried on and were able to complete the match with lots of deuces throughout the second set. Glad to get this one finished and look forward to playing Michael in more pleasant conditions!," -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Kevin Gearing (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Scoreline didn't reflect the closeness of the games as Kevin won a third set for fun 6-3! Lovely club too. Looking forward to our next match!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Kevin Gearing (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in near gale force winds! Many games went to deuce and neither of us was sure whether playing into the wind was an advantage or not!! Well played Kevin."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentSatheesh Vigneswaran bt Kevin Gearing (Sep 22) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great game of tennis with long rallies and attacking shots . Kevin was leading 2nd set 5-0 but somehow with quite a bit of luck I managed battle back to take the set 7-5 . The score doesn't do justice to a cracking match and on another day Kevin would have easily beaten me . Well played and thanks for the game Kevin . Satheesh"  -- Satheesh


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Tonbridge.

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)