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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Bolton Arena

Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB
Tel: 01204 488100
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Moss Bank Park

Moss Bank Way, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6NB
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Collapse AllBolton Singles Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 13 July 2017 to Wednesday 6 September 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 August 2017)

The lovely commentaries are testament to the spirit of sportsmanship in the Bolton League, and the group’s gripping scorelines show how closely matched our players were! Lengthy rallies, tight sets and multiple tiebreaks made for a really exciting round. Well played everyone – here’s to the next one!

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the player who came top of the group was the only one to score bonus points – keen match organisation can make all the difference! Congratulations to Andrew. Ged and Vincent had an epic three-setter with a tiebreak, Bradley and Nizamuddin had some great rallies, and Nizamuddin and Andrew had a marathon rally!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Seal [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nizamuddin Babariya 10.2 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Ged Carter [W1] 2
  4. Bradley Horrocks 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Vincent Molloy [L1] 1
  6. Douglas McMillan [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBradley Horrocks bt Douglas McMillan (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Douglas!"  -- Bradley
Reveal CommentNizamuddin Babariya bt Douglas McMillan (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Douglas for the match :)"  -- Nizamuddin
Reveal CommentNizamuddin Babariya bt Bradley Horrocks (Aug 6) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game with Nizam albeit in the rain. There were some unbelievable rallies and extraordinary gets from Nizam!" -- Bradley

Match of the Group:

Ged Carter bt Vincent Molloy (Aug 4) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-0)
Reveal CommentAndrew Seal bt Douglas McMillan (Jul 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Douglas."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Seal bt Bradley Horrocks (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game!"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Seal bt Nizamuddin Babariya (Jul 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Nizam. We had one rally at 15-15 at 3-1 in the first set which went on for about 3 minutes. Nizam hit a great winner to win the point. Good tennis!"  -- Andrew


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Bolton Singles archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Bolton Singles. 

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

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)