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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

River Park Leisure Centre

Gordon Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DD
Tel: 01962 848 700
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Wickham Community Tennis Club

Fareham Road, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5DE
Tel: 01329 830149
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Other Venues

Active Academy Bishops Waltham

2 Gunners Park, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1PD
Tel: 07799 111787
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University of Winchester

The University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR
Tel: 01962 827 650
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Club Venues

Alresford Tennis Club

Arlebury Park, Avenue Road, Alresford, SO24 9EP
Tel: 01962 733818
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Littleton Tennis Club

The Recreation Ground, The Hall Way, Littleton, Hampshire, SO22 6QL
Tel: 07966 166 857
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Winchester Racquets and Fitness

Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6AN
Tel: 01962 854 028
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Collapse AllWinchester Singles - Round 10 | Thursday 6 September 2018 to Wednesday 31 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 October 2018)

It was great to welcome 4 new players to Winchester Tennis League this round, among them the eventual winner of the group. This was a big group with 9 players and the tennis didn't disappoint with two really close 3 setters and numerous well contested 2 set matches also. Weather conditions were mixed with several reports of blustery conditions making the tennis tricky... so a great effort all round and hope to see you back for the next round!

Group Summary:

It was a brilliant league debut for James P who won 7 matches to finish 4 points clear of defending champion Joseph. Their head to head was a 3 setter so it was a good contest, not as dramatic as two of the other 3 set matches which both featured tiebreaks that reached 8-6! The first of these was between Nicola and Jack, a full "2h 30m of intense tennis", while the other was Joseph's win over Tom "in very blustery conditions". All in all a very entertaining and action packed round of tennis!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Parker [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joseph MacDonald [W4, L2] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Nicola Paganucci [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tom Burnell 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jon Lynch [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jack Bell [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Louis Boeje [L3] 1
  8. James Chillman 10.2 [L2]
  9. Andrew Bailey [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Louis Boeje (Oct 28) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Louis' huge serve (with its spin) was working well today and causing me all sorts of problems, second serves as well and two very classy aces - one each on the forehand and backhand side. Having struggled in the first set and gone down 4-6 I dug in and started going for my shots which paid dividends, winning me the second set 6-2. Going into the decider with a point up for grabs and a lively breeze to deal with we slugged it out and I was very relieved after two hours and ten minutes to clinch the match. It was a hugely competitive and enjoyable match which I hope we'll repeat next round."  -- Tom
James Parker bt Louis Boeje (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-0
James Parker bt Nicola Paganucci (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-0
James Parker bt Joseph MacDonald (Oct 20) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
James Parker bt Jack Bell (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt James Chillman (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We played in a very windy evening and it was very difficult to have decent rallies. Thank you James, definitely we need to play again with standard weather conditions. Cheers "  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentJoseph MacDonald bt Jack Bell (Oct 12) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match in tricky conditions. Jack made a spirited fight in the second set, coming back from breaks down multiple times and saving his best tennis for the match points, which he consistently saved! Thanks for the match Jack"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentJack Bell bt James Chillman (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was an enjoyable match with some good rallies - thank you James. Look forward to playing again."  -- Jack
Reveal CommentJoseph MacDonald bt Nicola Paganucci (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The margins couldn't have been much tighter in this match! Nicola came out of the blocks firing and was simply crushing the forehands throughout. I was very fortunate to win in two, as this could so easily have gone into a third set. Well played Nicola, always a great opponent. Look forward to our next hit!"  -- Joseph
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Louis Boeje (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Louis, we played in a quite noisy atmosphere with several distractions. Maybe not the best match we have ever played but it is always challenging responding to your serve. Cheers, looking forward to playing again."  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentJon Lynch bt Joseph MacDonald (Sep 29) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Joe and I had a great match on Saturday morning. It was a great battle and could have easily gone either way."  -- Jon
Reveal CommentTom Burnell bt Jack Bell (Sep 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a hard fought match with Jack making effective use of his slice shots and playing very tactically making Tom cover the whole court to chase down his shots. The first set went pretty much with serve until Tom broke away at 4-4 to win the set 6-4. Some long rallies and juice games ate into the time and although Tom got to 5-2 in the second we ran out of time. very enjoyable and very competitve."  -- Tom
  • "It is worth noting that we played a third set for fun as we had court time and it was a beautiful evening. Jack won this set 6-2 and I think if I hadn't finished off the match quickly at the beginning I would have been in trouble as Jack is a very consistent player with some great shots." Tom
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Tom Burnell (Sep 29) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very nice afternoon tennis match. We enjoyed two thight sets, very balanced and with several good shots. Cheers Tom, looking forward to playing again"  -- Nicola

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Jack Bell (Sep 28) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a battle!!! 2h 30m of intense tennis. Jack has great defensive skills and he won the first set playing regularly without unforced errors. In the second set he wasted two match points on the 5-4 and 6-5 and I finally won the tie-break. In the third set Jack came back from 5-1 to 5-4 and I struggled a lot to win the set and the match. It was amazing playing with you Jack. Thank you!"  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentJoseph MacDonald bt Tom Burnell (Sep 20) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in very blustery conditions. Each set was close and we had some decent rallies, despite the constant challenge of the wind. Tom played very well and on another day would have won this. Cheers Tom."  -- Joseph
Jon Lynch bt Jack Bell (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-0
James Parker bt Andrew Bailey (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJoseph MacDonald bt Andrew Bailey (Sep 9) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Probably the highest quality match that Andrew and I have played together. Good hitting throughout, with Andrew very dialled in on the returns and doing an excellent job of chasing down every ball, which made life difficult! Cheers Andrew, look forward to the next one."  -- Joseph
James Parker bt Tom Burnell (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-0
James Parker bt Jon Lynch (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-2


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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Winchester.

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)