Southampton Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Southampton's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

If you have been meaning to get back into tennis, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

Close matches, close by.

St James Park
St James Park

Join The League

New rounds for Southampton start regularly. See next round dates above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts.


Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Just complete the player questionnaire so we can get you great matches, and then join the next round by paying the round fee.


Returning players

Just log in and and join the next round by paying the round fee.


Primary Venues

Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7AY

12 outdoor, floodlit courts. To book ring: 0300 0200 135
Courts cost £7.50 an hour

Every Tuesday evening from 21st April to late summer 2015
Beginners: 6pm-7pm; Improvers: 7pm-8pm Cost £5 per session
Match play-coached sessions: Thurdays 6pm-9pm. £5 per session 
League players attending Tuesday sessions who play their league matches on a Thursday evening, they can get almost a third off the court fee, paying just £5.80 instead of £7.50 an hour. Equipment can be hired on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings for free and at other times for a deposit of £10. For more information on all the above, tel 0300 0200 135 or email

# of Outdoor Courts: 12

David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS

11 indoor tennis courts, 7 outdoor tennis courts

# of Indoor Courts: 11
# of Outdoor Courts: 7

St James' Park

Church Street, Upper Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LW

2 outdoor courts. 
Courts are free but heavily used - and when players are waiting to use the courts etiquette is to give way after 45 minutes to allow all a fair chance to use the courts. For this reason, it is best only to schedule full matches as times when the courts are not being heavily used. The centre will advise.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Portswood Recreation Ground

Grosvenor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1WZ

2 outdoor courts 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Riverside Park

Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH

1 outdoor court.

# of Outdoor Courts: 1

Andrew's Park

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0DA

2 outdoor courts. Courts can be accessed by visiting PARKafe next to the courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Club Venues

NoBad tennis club

Botley Road, Castle Lane Recreation Ground, North Baddesley, North Baddesley, Hampshire, SO52 9ED

2 outdoor courts. 
Play at the bargain price of £1 for juniors of parish £2 out of parish and adults £2 and £4 respectively. Contact for key is Rosemary Williams  02380733619

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Missing Something?

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


"The round was fantastic and I played some great players along the way! I also think its a great way to play people in a competitive environment without being a member of a club so thank you very much!"


"It has been a pleasure for me to play in this league and I am enjoying every match a lot"

Raúl Fernández Contreras

"I have really enjoyed getting back into my tennis and when I am back in the UK for longer will definitely want to play in more leagues," 

Dom Hones

"Thanks for a great tournament and looking forward to the next round,"

Rick Fan

"Can I take this opportunity to thank you for providing the league.  It is a great idea and allows people like me to play people I don't know on courts I don't usually play at,"

Nick Sellick

"A big thank you to you guys for getting us all together, and looking forward to the next round!!  Going to return at least one of Andy's serves this time  GRRRR!!!"

Alistair Cooke

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Singles Round 16 | Thursday 28 January to Wednesday 23 March 2016 (Mid-point: Wednesday 24 February 2016)



  1. Tom Chalkley 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Malcolm Van Rooyen 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Joanne Almond [W1, L1] 3
  4. Ashiru Ali 10.2 [L1] 1
  5. David Morris [L1]
  6. Chris Williams
  7. Joel Dobie 9.2
  8. Michael Dyrbus


Reveal CommentMalcolm Van Rooyen bt Joanne Almond (Feb 11) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2


  • "Another enjoyable game with Joanne. thank you very much." -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentJoanne Almond bt David Morris (Feb 6) 6-4, 6-0


  • "Nice match alot of deuces could have gone either way" -- Joanne
Tom Chalkley bt Malcolm Van Rooyen (Feb 5) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Chalkley bt Ashiru Ali (Jan 31) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5


  • "This was the best match I have played since joining! Every game was closely fought. Had some great rallies and a real nail biting finish, either player could have won! Really really fun! " -- Tom



  1. Dave Al-Khalili 10.1
  2. Hiroo Ohtsuka
  3. Oscar Rodriguez
  4. Ross Stewart 10.1
  5. Antonia Corp 10
  6. Paul Zavieya



Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southampton archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Southampton

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.


Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won


We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)