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 8 | Thursday 15 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 November 2020)

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Philip Benton 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. Kevin Gearing [W1, L1] 3
  4. Eduard Sabadell [W1] 2
  5. Sue Bradford [L1] 1
  6. Emma Somerset [L2]
  7. Aidan Streat [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Diomid Sarateanu (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely morning for tennis on the last day of freedom before lockdown 2. Always a battle against Diomid, pleased to prevail for the first time - lots of long rallies. Diomid was most dangerous at 0-40 as won many a game from that position! Look forward to next game... which hopefully will be quite soon! "  -- Philip
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Kevin Gearing (Oct 30) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. First set I was leading 3-0 after that Kevin amazingly won 6 games in the row to make it 6-3 to him. Second set I started a bit better after losing 6 games I managed to make it 6-3 in the end. In the 3rd set the net was on my side helping me winning the key points. Well played Kevin, looking forward to playing again soon "  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentPhilip Benton bt Aidan Streat (Oct 26) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Almost a full hour for first set with a series of lung busting rallies. Windy conditions made it challenging at one end in particular. Looking forward to finishing this! "  -- Philip
  • "Had to switch to Tonbridge for the continuation of the match. In the end, my experience of navigating a higher than usual net at the Racecourse pushed me over the line. Very competitive match and look forward to our next encounter Aidan!" -- Philip
Reveal CommentKevin Gearing bt Emma Somerset (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Started this enjoyable game in windy and wet conditions. A number of games went to deuce. Nice to meet you Emma, well done and good luck in your future games"  -- Kevin
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Sue Bradford (Oct 22) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, we had some very long games and nice rallies. Nice too meet you Suzanne, thanks for inviting me there"  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentEduard Sabadell bt Emma Somerset (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Enjoyed it. "  -- Emma


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)