Friendly, competitive tennis on Dorchester'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 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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Borough Gardens

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RT
Tel: 01305 266861
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Wey Valley Tennis Centre

436 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5AN
Tel: 01305 813113/340122
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St Osmunds Community Sports Centre

Barnes Way, Dorchester, DT1 2DZ
Tel: 01305 756472
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Other Venues

Radipole Park Gardens

Radipole Park Drive, Weymouth, DT3 5EZ
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Wyke Gardens

Portland Road, Weymouth, DT4 9BE
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Collapse AllDorchester Singles - Round 11 | Thursday 12 April 2018 to Wednesday 6 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 May 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Webb [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Dent [W2] 4
  3. John Clancy 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Neil Scorey [W1, L1] 2
  5. Gaby Gavins [L2]
  6. Russell Napier [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNeil Scorey bt Gaby Gavins (May 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played on a glorious sunny day! Thanks Gaby. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentJonathan Dent bt Chris Webb (May 21) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, nice rallies, very enjoyable match"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Russell Napier (May 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hot conditions. Close game and hard and tiring work!"  -- Chris
John Clancy bt Russell Napier (May 5) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJohn Clancy bt Chris Webb (May 4) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, glad to get the win!"  -- John
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Gaby Gavins (Apr 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather conditions and very enjoyable match with some good rallies. The scoreline didn't do justice to Gaby as it was closer than it looks!"  -- Chris
Jonathan Dent bt Neil Scorey (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. David Worsdell 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Stefanie Andrew [W2] 4
  3. Steve Bright [W1, L1] 2
  4. Cameron Spence 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Paul Holroyd [L2]
  6. Sarah Powell [L2]

Match Results:

David Worsdell bt Steve Bright (May 25) 6-1, 6-3
David Worsdell bt Paul Holroyd (May 18) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentStefanie Andrew bt Cameron Spence (May 14) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, we were well matched! The sun was shining and we battled for every point! Absolutely shattered afterwards! Thanks Cam!"  -- Stefanie
Stefanie Andrew bt Sarah Powell (May 10) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentCameron Spence bt Sarah Powell (May 7) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Wonderful game in the sunshine, thanks Sarah, you played some brilliant drop shots out there today."  -- Cameron
Steve Bright bt Paul Holroyd (May 6) 6-1, 6-2


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

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)