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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

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 10 | Thursday 12 October 2017 to Wednesday 6 December 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 November 2017)

Well done to all of you for combining your tennis and scheduling skills to make this another successful round, despite the challenging weather conditions encountered... and it's impressive that you managed to get 80% of all possible matches played. We're looking forward to more great tennis - and hopefully better weather - in the next round!

Group Summary:

This was a well contested group with the majority of matches played and midway bonus points claimed for scheduling skills. Our group winner was Steven with 4 wins and 10 points, finishing 4 points clear of runner up John. Both players made successful returns to the league after a break, although their head to head went decisively in Steven's favour. There were tough conditions to contend with in several matches, so well done everyone for their perseverance!

Final Rankings:

  1. Steven White [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Samuelson 8.2 [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Neil Scorey [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Steve Bright [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mike Greenfield 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

John Samuelson bt Mike Greenfield (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-1
John Samuelson bt Neil Scorey (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-1
Steven White bt Steve Bright (Nov 10) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNeil Scorey bt Mike Greenfield (Nov 7) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions but a very enjoyable match, look forward to playing again. "  -- Neil
Reveal CommentNeil Scorey bt Steve Bright (Oct 31) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close in the final set with some epic games! Really enjoyable match."  -- Neil
Steven White bt Neil Scorey (Oct 29) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJohn Samuelson bt Steve Bright (Oct 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough stuff - played through high gusts and downpours!"  -- John
Steven White bt John Samuelson (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-0
Steven White bt Mike Greenfield (Oct 18) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt Mike Greenfield (Oct 15) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as always. "  -- Steve

Group Summary:

Congratulations to John for coming through his matches undefeated to top the group with 3 match wins and 8 points, although he had to work hard for his win against runner up Tim who took the second set to ensure it was a 3 set contest. It was great to see you all get quickly out of the starting blocks and claim the midway bonus points for match scheduling, and thanks for the commentaries too!

Final Rankings:

  1. John Clancy 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tim Bond [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Cameron Spence 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Holroyd [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Witcher withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Clancy bt Cameron Spence (Nov 5) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game, Thanks!"  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Clancy bt Paul Holroyd (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, Thanks!"  -- John
Reveal CommentTim Bond bt Paul Holroyd (Oct 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • Very enjoyable match, with some close games
Reveal CommentCameron Spence bt Paul Holroyd (Oct 28) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Great weather for an outdoor match."  -- Paul

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Clancy bt Tim Bond (Oct 28) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long old game, well contested and played in good spirit."  -- John
Reveal CommentTim Bond bt Cameron Spence (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a much closer match than the score suggests. Very enjoyable."  -- Tim


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

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