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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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 36 | Thursday 28 February 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 27 March 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Colin Thompson 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rob Gilham 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Adam Wilton 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. David Barratt 8.2 [L2]
  5. Branislav Varga [L1]
  6. Jed Green [L2]

Match Results:

Colin Thompson bt Adam Wilton (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-2
Colin Thompson bt Jed Green (Mar 27) 6-0, 6-2
Colin Thompson bt Branislav Varga (Mar 24) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Wilton bt Jed Green (Mar 24) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "First time we had played each other. Quite challenging when playing into the sun. Nice game that could easily have gone into a third set"  -- Adam
Reveal CommentColin Thompson bt David Barratt (Mar 17) 6-1, 4-1 David Barratt Retired

Player Comments:

  • "dave retired injured at 1-4 down in te second set"  -- Colin
Reveal CommentRob Gilham bt David Barratt (Mar 2) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to catch up with Dave again and it was good to be back out on the court. Overall, the match was very tightly contested and I wouldn't say that the score in the second set gives an accurate reflection on how close each game was. A few games into the first set and I found myself at 4-1 up. However, such is the beauty of the scoring system, being 4-1 down at tennis is not the same as being 4-1 down against Man City. The tide of the first set turned and Dave bagged 4 games in a row, but I somehow managed to scrape through the next 3 to reach 7-5. The second set started much the same as the first, but with fatigue setting in, I managed to cling on and drag myself over the line. Thanks again to Dave for another great match."  -- Rob

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan Traquair [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Jerrim [W1] 2
  3. Adrian Tirnovan [W1, L1] 2
  4. Brian Taylor 10.2 [L2]
  5. Chris Clough
  6. David Price

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Jerrim bt Alan Traquair (Mar 25) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game! Was a close-run match!"  -- John
Adrian Tirnovan bt Brian Taylor (Mar 10) 6-0, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlan Traquair bt Adrian Tirnovan (Mar 8) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match played across three different courts as we had to keep moving once our time ran out on the first one. Really good tennis and very enjoyable to play against Adrian who has a very elegant serve. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Traquair bt Brian Taylor (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in a lovely setting. Interesting first set due to the presence of a low flying police helicopter on a search and rescue that lead to lots of hand gesturing for line calls etc. "  -- Alan


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) 

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)