Friendly, competitive tennis on Adur & Worthing's public courts

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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

Buckingham Park

Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Sussex, BN43 6AH
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Church House Grounds

Church Road, Tarring, Worthing, Sussex, BN13 IEU
Tel: (01273) 263 054
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Norfolk Gardens

Sea Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5TJ
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Field Place

The Boulevard, Worthing, Sussex, BN13 1NP
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Davison Leisure Centre

Selborne Road, Worthing, Sussex, BN11 2JX
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Homefield Park

Newland Road, Worthing, Sussex, BN11 2RH
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Club Venues

West Worthing Club

Titnore Way, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3RT
Tel: 01903 247270
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"It was good to see a well supported league with 8 players and all keen to continue to play, so hopefully Worthing league will continue...All players seemed to say this was a great way to meet other players and get back into tennis," 

Paul Ramsden

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Collapse AllAdur & Worthing Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 27 September 2018 to Wednesday 21 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 October 2018)

A good turnout once again in Adur & Worthing with more than two thirds of all matches played and lots of bonus points on the scoreboard. Thanks for all your hard work and do continue to help spread the word if you can, it would be great to see the league grow when we return in 2019!

Group Summary:

Paul and John notched up five wins apiece to pull clear at the top of the table and make it a two horse race for the group crown. There was nothing to separate the two in the standings so we head on court to their head to head to determine who becomes the new champ. Paul proved too strong for John in this encounter, taking a straight sets victory to clinch the gold. A shout out to Martin and Sam who played all of their matches on offer - a great effort.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Ramsden 8.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Hosking [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Tomasz Ryzinski [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Byatt 9.1 [W2, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Helen Owen 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Aaron Van der Poll [W2, L2] 4
  7. Sam Bridgland [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Michael Inns 9.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAaron Van der Poll bt Sam Bridgland (Nov 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for meeting to play Sam. Hopefully see you on court in future!"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentJohn Hosking bt Helen Owen (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Helen was a joy to play against. Long games. Second set was tight. Cheers Helen! "  -- John
John Hosking bt Aaron Van der Poll (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-2
Paul Ramsden bt Aaron Van der Poll (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentHelen Owen bt Sam Bridgland (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, thanks Sam"  -- Helen
Tomasz Ryzinski bt Helen Owen (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAaron Van der Poll bt Martin Byatt (Oct 15) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good to have another game with Martin, on what proved to be a rather warm and sunny October afternoon. Some close shaves from the beginning, but managed to edge out ahead by the end. Well played Martin!"  -- Aaron
Tomasz Ryzinski bt Sam Bridgland (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-3
Martin Byatt bt Sam Bridgland (Oct 13) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
Paul Ramsden bt Martin Byatt (Oct 12) 7-5, 6-1
Tomasz Ryzinski bt Martin Byatt (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1
Paul Ramsden bt Sam Bridgland (Oct 7) 6-0, 6-0
John Hosking bt Martin Byatt (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentHelen Owen bt Martin Byatt (Oct 3) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long, exhausting, but a very enjoyable match!! Thanks Martin"  -- Helen
John Hosking bt Tomasz Ryzinski (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentMartin Byatt bt Michael Inns (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As ever a hugely sporting match with Michael with many long and deuce filled games - look forward to our next encounter !"  -- Martin
Paul Ramsden bt Helen Owen (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Hosking bt Sam Bridgland (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Sam was a pleasure to play against. I am very much looking forward to playing him again as I think it will be a lot closer next time!"  -- John
Paul Ramsden bt John Hosking (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-2

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Adur & Worthing.

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:
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