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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 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 Tel: full venue details »

Memorial Park tennis courts

Memorial Park tennis courts, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5QH Tel: full venue details »

St Anne's tennis courts

St Anne's Road, Tankerton, Kent, CT5 2DN Tel: 01227 276581 full venue details »

University of Kent

Sports Centre, Parkwood Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NL Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Polo Farm Sports Club

Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllWhitstable Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 13 August 2020 to Wednesday 7 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. David Mikhail 8.1 [W2] 4
  2. Colin Thompson 8.1 [L1] 1
  3. Branislav Varga [L1] 1
  4. Andrew Burley
  5. Jed Green 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Mikhail bt Branislav Varga (Sep 11) 7-5, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "thank you Bran for a great match played with great fairness and spirit. 6 match points in the second set for David yet Bran still managed to come back and win the set. David finally prevailed in the match tiebreak, although reading the rules again here it should have been a 10 pointer rather than a 7 pointer. Oops. As a 7 pointer was the format we had agreed on, we genuinely both thought that was what was required - in order to validate I have added three points to each tie break score. Bran, if you prefer to call it a draw and we invalidate the last tie break, just let me know, and we will change it fr a draw."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Mikhail bt Colin Thompson (Sep 4) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A Lovely September day and thankfully not too much wind meant we had no excuses! A good match played in a generous spirit. "  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonny Lugg [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Castelino [W5, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ryan Martin [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ashleigh Richards [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Duncan Lewis [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. James Humphrey 10.1 [W1, L3] 4
  7. John Jerrim [W1] 2
  8. Gareth Williams 10.2 [L3] 1
  9. Brian Taylor 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Duncan Lewis bt Brian Taylor (Sep 30) Walkover
Jonny Lugg bt Duncan Lewis (Sep 29) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentRyan Martin bt Gareth Williams (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to get a game in indoors, thanks"  -- Ryan
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt Ashleigh Richards (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The early exchanges gave no indication of the final score and Ashleigh's serve, when it fires is a handful. I just seemed to get ahead and it all then went my way. One thing that stands out is what great people play in this League and once again the spirit of the match was fabulous. Many thanks. "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentRyan Martin bt James Humphrey (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game thanks James"  -- Ryan
James Castelino bt Gareth Williams (Sep 19) 7-5, 1-6, [10-8]
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt James Humphrey (Sep 15) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely hot day.. maybe too hot for tennis. Great game with James with some long intense rallies. James has a great serve, the best i have faced and when it worked I had no reply. I was fortunate it wasn't alway working when we played. Enjoyed playing with James and looking forward to playing him next year"  -- James
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt Gareth Williams (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Gareth hadn’t played for a while and although he had a superb top spin forehand and tricky sliced serve which I thought would trouble me I feel I got let off as he just couldn’t get his range. We had a good game played in a nice spirit and enjoyed a beer and chat after. Thanks Gareth for coming over to play at Whitstable!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt Ryan Martin (Sep 5) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match resumed at 3-3 fromWednesday when we were rained off. I knew this was going to be tough as we had sounded each other out the other night. Ryan played some fine tennis, has incredible court coverage and hit some fabulously accurate drop shots and lobs. I really enjoyed this game, had Ryan held serve and got over the line in the first set it may have been very different. Lovely guy, enjoyed the chat and a drink after the game. Thanks Ryan for coming over to Whitstable twice and for the spirit in which the game was played. "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt James Humphrey (Sep 4) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "James is the toughest opponent I have ever beaten and one of the most pleasant people I have had the privilege to play. Really good match, lots of close hard won games, some very tough rally’s often won or lost by the finest of margins. "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Brian Taylor (Sep 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game for both of us. A few long rally's.. First set could have gone either way.. with Brian coming back from 3-0 to 3-3.. looking forward to playing with Brian again."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Humphrey bt Ashleigh Richards (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a lovely morning for for tennis.Good to be playing again."  -- James
Reveal CommentJonny Lugg bt James Castelino (Aug 26) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match played in a great spirit. With both tiring it was always going to whoever got ahead in the third set. Many of the games went to deuce and some incredibly long rallies. "  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentAshleigh Richards bt Brian Taylor (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Brian got off to a great start and won the first three games with good serving and consistently accurate shots. Not wanting to get thrashed, I soon perked up and took the next six games in a row. The second set Brian produced many quality shots, however, my ever improving serve and Brian's lack of match fitness began to show. Because of this, he started to make a number of unforced errors which helped me to win the second set 6-1. It was an enjoyable game and I look forward to playing Brian again soon."  -- Ashleigh
Ryan Martin bt Ashleigh Richards (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Ryan Martin (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Deja vu playing Ryan again. Less duece games to last year, but some really good rallies. Enjoyable game hindered by intermittent winds."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Duncan Lewis (Aug 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some long rally's.. the last set I was 5-2 up. I was relieved to win the set as Duncan almost clawed it back. Think it's going to take a few days for both of us to recover."  -- James
Reveal CommentAshleigh Richards bt James Castelino (Aug 18) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "For my second league match I came up against a very dogged opponent in James Castelino. The first set could have gone either way, but fortunately for me, luck was on my side. The second set James raised the bar and fought tenaciously for every ball. I was lucky to win one game! The third set James got off to a great start and was 3-1 up, but somehow I managed to fight back and won the subsequent 5 games. In the end it was a very enjoyable and competitive match, but above all, very tiring!"  -- Ashleigh
John Jerrim bt Duncan Lewis (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-1
Ashleigh Richards bt Duncan Lewis (Aug 17) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Results

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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)