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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Racecourse Sports Ground
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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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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 6 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

A committed round in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells with 68% of all possible matches played in a friendly, generous spirit! Thanks for all the match commentaries, and here is to the next one, whenever that may be!

Group Summary:

All credit to Simon for playing tennis the day after running a half marathon and to Michael for playing two matches in a day! You are clearly made of strong stuff in Tunbridge and Tonbridge Wells! Simon and Marc had one of those games where the score does not reflect the match ('Word of the day', said Simon. 'Deuce'). Funny hard how hard deuce can be to overcome sometimes! With only one group this time, Anthony soared to the top easily and we need to find him tougher competition next time. Well played and also to runner up Philip in a friendly group with lots of generous match commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Anthony Downing [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Philip Benton 9.1 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Simon Gardner 10.2 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrzej Radomski [W3] 6
  5. Scott Sinclair 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  6. Kevin Gearing [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Marc Cox [L2]
  8. Michael Clay [L5]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Kevin Gearing (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Eerie conditions at TWLTC with only us on court! Another good match with Kevin, who was close to a 3-0 lead in the second set. Few games went to multiple deuces. Good luck Kevin."  -- Scott
Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Michael Clay (Mar 16) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Armed with a new racket, Michael came flying out the traps. Service held until game 5 which we both noted was unusual! Well played Michael and see you in the next round!"  -- Scott
Reveal CommentSimon Gardner bt Marc Cox (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Word of the day: Deuce. Thanks Marc, some really great long rallies and the score not reflective of the match as a whole. Bring on the clay!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Michael Clay (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuces throughout. I've played Michael a few times but this was definitely our most competitive match. Impressive as was also Michael's second match of the day! Look forward our next game!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentAnthony Downing bt Michael Clay (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "fun game with Michael, best of luck for the next matches"  -- Anthony

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSimon Gardner bt Kevin Gearing (Mar 6) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Kevin, some intense epic rallies - first time on clay which was interesting! Thanks Kevin, look forward to the next round and getting that beer!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentAndrzej Radomski bt Scott Sinclair (Mar 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "God game with Scott. I hope late injury will not cause much trouble. All the best, Andrzej"  -- Andrzej
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Simon Gardner (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Simon had run a half marathon the day before so I'm sure would have been much closer if he was fresh! Nice game regardless. See you in next round!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Scott Sinclair (Feb 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Scott. Some good rallies throughout - looking forward to our next matchup!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentAndrzej Radomski bt Simon Gardner (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly game with Siomon. Thank you and good luck for the future. Andrzej"  -- Andrzej
Reveal CommentAndrzej Radomski bt Philip Benton (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Phil. Good luck for the rest of the games"  -- Andrzej
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Michael Clay (Feb 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Michael had me running around a lot, We had some good rallies and the score doesn't reflect the match. Good luck in your remaining games Michael"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentScott Sinclair bt Simon Gardner (Feb 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Close games throughout in what turned out to be fairly miserable weather! Be good to play again. Cheers!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Kevin Gearing (Feb 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Topsy turvy affair. After a slow start, I got my serve together to close out a competitive first set. Kevin came back well in second set to close out, edging a mammoth 2nd game. I managed to win a couple of close games in 3rd set to make score look more comfortable than it was. Enjoyable as ever, looking forward to playing Kevin again soon!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentSimon Gardner bt Michael Clay (Feb 7) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Michael - good to meet you and look forward to playing again. All the best!"  -- Simon
Anthony Downing bt Philip Benton (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnthony Downing bt Marc Cox (Feb 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Marc in tough conditions - all the best for the rest of the league!"  -- Anthony
Anthony Downing bt Simon Gardner (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnthony Downing bt Kevin Gearing (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Kevin - All the best for the rest of the league!"  -- Anthony


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)