Friendly, competitive tennis on Whitstable's 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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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 any of the upcoming rounds above.

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

West Beach Tennis Courts

West Beach Tennis Courts, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1EN
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Memorial Park tennis courts

Memorial Park tennis courts, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5QH
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St Anne's tennis courts

St Anne's Road, Tankerton, Kent, CT5 2DN
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University of Kent

Sports Centre, Parkwood Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NL
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Other Venues

Polo Farm Sports Club

Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF
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Collapse AllWhitstable Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 29 November 2018 to Wednesday 6 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 January 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Gibbard [W2] 4
  2. Mike Keith [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Hirst [W1, L1] 2
  4. Paul Sturrock [L1]
  5. Adam Wilton 8.2
  6. David Barratt 8.2
  7. John Jerrim

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Hirst bt Mike Keith (Dec 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "good competitive match"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMichael Gibbard bt Michael Hirst (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played under the lights at herne bay high school. A closer game than the score suggests "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMike Keith bt Paul Sturrock (Dec 9) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "really enjoyable game."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMichael Gibbard bt Mike Keith (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Beaten by a good opponent."  -- Mike

Results

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

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)