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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


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  • For beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

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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 »

Club Venues

Herne Bay Tennis Club

Herne Bay Sports Hub., Parkland Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DN Tel: full venue details »
Report your results

Collapse AllWhitstable Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 1 September 2022 to Wednesday 26 October 2022 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 September 2022)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 James Castelino 4 2 2 2 7 WLLW
2 Branislav Varga 2 2 0 0 4 WW
3 James Blackwell 2 2 0 0 4 WW
4 Joe Sworder 2 1 1 0 2 WL
5 Nicholas Gilbert 3 0 3 2 2 LLL
6 Perry Enever 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Gareth Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Perry Enever (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match for both of us.. Perry's service was more dominant in the 2nd set and he was 1 point from being 3-0 up. Some good rallies and deuce games. Looking forward to playing Perry again."  -- James
Joe Sworder bt James Castelino (Sep 21) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentBranislav Varga bt James Castelino (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "James as a big defender and baseline runner was trying to get into the match, but Friday was not his day. Second set not far away from 3:2 and may something change, but did not manage to take the advantage and then there was no way to turn the match. Thank you, James. B. "  -- Branislav
Reveal CommentJames Blackwell bt Nicholas Gilbert (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with lots of rallies. Well done James. Hopefully, more games in the future."  -- Nicholas
Reveal CommentJames Blackwell bt Joe Sworder (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game this evening with Joe, was evenly matched with lots of rallies and some long service games."  -- James
Reveal CommentBranislav Varga bt Nicholas Gilbert (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • " rainy, slippery, first time played at Herne Bay new tennis club after 1.5-year, looks like tennis is like cycling, never forgot, good serving - winning today. Thank you, Nick, for coming and arranging the game"  -- Branislav
Reveal CommentJames Castelino bt Nicholas Gilbert (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game with Nick which we both thoroughly enjoyed. We played last year and you could see we have both improved. No cheap games all of them full of rallies.. Good luck with the rest of your games Nick.."  -- James


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Whitstable archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Whitstable.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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.