Friendly, competitive tennis on Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells 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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Racecourse Sports Ground
Racecourse Sports Ground

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Racecourse Sports Ground

New Wharf Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DS Tel: 01732 369821 full venue details »

Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

St John's Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9TX Tel: 01892 540744 full venue details »

Calverley Grounds

Mountfield Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1SJ Tel: full venue details »

Hawkenbury Recreation Ground

Dorset Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5BU Tel: 07920 507629 / 01892 534472. full venue details »

St John's Recreation Ground

Beltring Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UA Tel: 07500 228181 full venue details »

Pennington Grounds

Pennington Road, Southborough, TN4 0PB Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

St John's Tennis Club

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UY Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllTonbridge & Tunbridge Wells Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 6 August 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Philip Benton 9.1 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Kevin Gearing [W2, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mark French 8.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Barbara Sharville [W2, L2] 4
  6. Marc Cox [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Katie Bennett [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Katie Bennett (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game with some nice rallies. I'm pretty sure if we played again the result would be reversed. Nice to meet you Katie. "  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Mark French (Sep 20) 5-3, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, long rallies with beautiful finish from Mark, we had a minimum of 20 deuces, the match could go easily go the other way, thanks Mark for inviting me to your club, looking forward to playing again!"  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Mark French (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An unexpected scorcher of a September evening, making serving tricky from one end. Close encounter in first set with numerous long rallies. Mark is coming back from an injury (and illness!) so his form dipped a bit in second set but great game nonetheless. Looking forward to playing Mark again at full fitness!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Barbara Sharville (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable evening of tennis, lots of deuces throughout. Barbara nearly managed a famous comeback in second set after being 5-1 down but I just managed to hold on. Lovely to meet you! Hope to play again in next round."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentBarbara Sharville bt Kevin Gearing (Sep 7) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a lovely evenly matched game with Kevin , and the result could have gone either way. Well played Kevin and good luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Barbara
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Marc Cox (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning for tennis on the clay only tempered by the soundtrack of hedge cutting next door. Marc came alive on set points, saving 8 or 9 to ensure it was a battle to finish off. Nice to meet you Marc!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Katie Bennett (Aug 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with Katie full of long, exhausting rallies. Much closer than score suggests. Great to meet you Katie and good luck with the rest of your games!"  -- Philip
Barbara Sharville bt Marc Cox (Aug 24) Walkover
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Kevin Gearing (Aug 23) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Kevin. Second set especially close with Kevin battling to save many match points. This was Kevin's second match of day fortunately for me! Look forward to our next encounter."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Marc Cox (Aug 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Marc, looking forward to playing again"  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Barbara Sharville (Aug 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Barbara, looking forward for next round "  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Marc Cox (Aug 17) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, good luck in your remaining games Marc."  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Kevin Gearing (Aug 15) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet and play Kevin, great game. Thank you"  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Philip Benton (Aug 13) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Phil, very evenly played match, Looking forward to playing again. Thank you "  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentMark French bt Kevin Gearing (Aug 12) 5-3, 1-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Three long and competitive sets with many long rallies and deuce games. Match tie break to decide it and i managed to stay ahead and serve it out. Well played Kevin and good luck for the rest of the league. Thanks. Mark"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentMark French bt Marc Cox (Aug 10) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "First set had some long rallies and one game had 5 deuces before i cam out on top. Second set was a quicker set with some strong serving. Well played Marc and thanks for the game in 32 degree heat! Both got a good sweat going."  -- Mark


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Tonbridge archive.
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)