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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.

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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 12 | Thursday 28 June 2018 to Wednesday 22 August 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 July 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Webb [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Dent [W3] 6
  3. David Worsdell 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Nick Downward [W1, L3] 4
  5. Simon Rogers 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Neil Scorey [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Philippa Coull [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Philippa Coull (Aug 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match with some really good rallies"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentSimon Rogers bt Nick Downward (Aug 9) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match. Really enjoyed it and I think I was lucky to have won it. "  -- Simon
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Nick Downward (Aug 8) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match so far. Forced to adjourn due to courts closing but both players shattered from too much tennis over last few days!"  -- Chris
  • "Played the deciding set at last and fortunately for me Nick struggled to play his usual level. But overall an enjoyable match," -- Chris
Reveal CommentJonathan Dent bt Simon Rogers (Aug 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game! Much closer game than score suggested! Bit hot though!"  -- Jonathan
David Worsdell bt Nick Downward (Aug 4) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentJonathan Dent bt Neil Scorey (Aug 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies, excellent game, thanks Neil!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Dent bt Philippa Coull (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, good rallies, very enjoyable match, thanks Chip!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentDavid Worsdell bt Chris Webb (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Chris, really enjoyed it - especially the epic struggle at 4-3 in the 2nd set!"  -- David
Philippa Coull bt Neil Scorey (Jul 24) 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
Nick Downward bt Neil Scorey (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Simon Rogers (Jul 22) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - played in the searing midday heat (we must be mad!) Very close and there didn't deserve to be a loser based on the amount of effort put in by both sides. It's not the first time I've had a tough 3 setter with Simon and now its one match each!"  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Webb bt Neil Scorey (Jul 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Neil allowed me revenge having beaten me in the previous league"  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Edwards [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Steve Bright [W4] 8
  3. Cameron Spence 10.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mike O'Keefe [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jane Howard [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Paul Holroyd [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mike Greenfield 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Sarah Spence [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCameron Spence bt Sarah Spence (Aug 13) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game of singles against my favourite doubles partner for life, thanks Sarah x"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentJane Howard bt Sarah Spence (Aug 6) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a lovely match Sarah :)"  -- Jane
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt Mike Greenfield (Aug 6) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-0)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in perfect conditions. Exceptionally tight with some really good rallies. Thanks Mike"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt Paul Holroyd (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in hot conditions. Thanks Paul"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt Cameron Spence (Aug 3) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match on an exceptionally hot day. Long, close games and really enjoyable. Thanks Cameron"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentSteve Bright bt Jane Howard (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in surprisingly cold and windy conditions "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentMike Greenfield bt Sarah Spence (Jul 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Sarah. Good match. Very enjoyable."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike O'Keefe bt Paul Holroyd (Jul 26) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly competitive and enjoyable until the very end, thanks a lot Paul!"  -- Mike
Alex Edwards bt Mike O'Keefe (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlex Edwards bt Jane Howard (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jane for a great game :)"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentCameron Spence bt Mike O'Keefe (Jul 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought win, Mike may be new to this league but he saved over 5 match points and on another day could have taken me to a third set. Thanks for the game"  -- Cameron
Reveal CommentAlex Edwards bt Cameron Spence (Jul 12) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An amazing come back from Cam in the second set from 1-4 down to put me right under presssure! Great match well played! "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJane Howard bt Paul Holroyd (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Paul. :)"  -- Jane
Reveal CommentMike O'Keefe bt Jane Howard (Jul 9) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a great game as an introduction to the league! Thank you Jane, it was a joy to play!"  -- Mike
Cameron Spence bt Paul Holroyd (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-3
Alex Edwards bt Paul Holroyd (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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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.

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

Comments:
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