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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.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

Branksome Park

Leicester Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6BY
Tel: 01202 751944
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Poole Park Tennis Facility

Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2SF
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Other Venues

The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre

Station Approach, Broadstone, BH18 8AX
Tel: 01202 777766
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Ashdown Leisure Centre

Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8PY
Tel: 01202 604224
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Hamworthy Park

Lulworth Avenue, Poole, Dorset
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Club Venues

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Salterns Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8BL
Tel: 01202 740219
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It was an enjoyable round, people very nice and good players. It's sometimes difficult to arrange the games, but not many problems if you keep chasing the people!

Pau Folque

"​Very pleased to have come top of my group and looking forward to the next round!  I like the resume email you sent out at the end of the round too - it's a nice touch.  I'll choose my prize now...!",

Sally Revell
"It was good fun, and your organisation and website are brilliant. I would also say that it's a great way to meet new people of all ages, male and female.
David Lloyd

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Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 25 January 2018 to Wednesday 21 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Connor Glover 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Firooz Namvar [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alan Lam [W2] 4
  4. Jonny Evans 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. SallyR Revell 8.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Andrew Hawker [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Peter Hawker [W1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonny Evans bt SallyR Revell (Feb 18) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long but enjoyable game played in great conditions. Nice to meet you Sally and good luck for the rest of your games!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentConnor Glover bt Jonny Evans (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jonny got a very poor version of myself in the first set where I really made hard work of it , thankfully I managed to wake up a little bit in the second. Thanks for the game Jonny good luck with the rest."  -- Connor
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt SallyR Revell (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great game with long rallies. Thanks Sally for the game. "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentConnor Glover bt Andrew Hawker (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game in very windy conditions thanks Andy! "  -- Connor
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Andrew Hawker (Feb 9) 6-7 (7-9), 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I'd previously claimed two victories against Andrew, so on the 3rd meeting between us I was expecting a tough game and boy was I right! The first set was full of twists and turns, where one minute, one of us would be leading and then the next we would be trailing. We both even had set points in the tie break! Andrew deservedly won seeing as he won the point of the match (also in tie break), a lung bursting 20 point rally! Though Andrew had several chances to break with many 15-40 and 30-40 moments, I managed to claim the victory after 2 tiring hours, luckily before my back broke! Well played Andrew!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentPeter Hawker bt Andrew Hawker (Feb 7) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It's not often we get to play father against son! In this match Peter's younger legs won the day, but it was a good contest."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt SallyR Revell (Feb 6) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "We played on a bitterly cold night and maybe that played in my advantage as I took the first set. The second set was an epic and I had an opportunity to serve out the set and match but, at this point, Sally was playing remarkably well and broke me to love with some powerful hitting and some superbly timed return winners. I was worried heading into the tiebreak but fortunately, with a bit of luck and landing a few first serves, I managed to scrape past the finish line. Thanks for the match Sally! It was a pleasure to play against you."  -- Alan
  • "Well played Alan, consistent throughout and some great pace on your serves and groundstrokes. Lots of great rallies and I'm pleased I made the second set competitive! Looking forward to further matches with you on the clay courts :)"  --Sally
Reveal CommentFirooz Namvar bt Jonny Evans (Feb 4) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Jonny for the amazing game and good luck with the rest of your matches. Firooz "  -- Firooz
Reveal CommentConnor Glover bt Firooz Namvar (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for game Firooz, good luck with the rest of you're matches "  -- Connor

Current Rankings:

  1. Graham Coles 9.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Charles Kipping [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Glen Bessant 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sue Eales 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Garry Baxter [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gavin Boorman [W1, L1] 2
  7. Alberto De Natale [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Jamie Blackman [L2] 1

Match Results:

Graham Coles bt Alberto De Natale (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGraham Coles bt Glen Bessant (Feb 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Glen. 'VERY CLOSE WITH PLENTY OF DEUCES'. Ha. Cheers mate"  -- Graham
Charles Kipping bt Garry Baxter (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Alberto De Natale (Feb 15) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Good fightback in the 2nd set Alberto. Well played."  -- Gavin
Charles Kipping bt Alberto De Natale (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGraham Coles bt Sue Eales (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Sue. Decent rallies throughout. Cheers! "  -- Graham
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Jamie Blackman (Feb 9) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a tough match. Had to battle for every point. Super play Jamie. Thanks for an ace battle."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentGraham Coles bt Garry Baxter (Feb 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Decent game in the cold, and a flattering scoreline. Cheers mate"  -- Graham
Charles Kipping bt Gavin Boorman (Feb 8) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Alberto De Natale (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "some good rallies Alberto. Thanks for a good match"  -- Sue
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Alberto De Natale (Feb 4) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Buon gioco di tennis. Buona fortuna nei tuoi restanti giochi. I've no idea if this is right. I copied it from google translate. Thanks for the game."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGraham Coles bt Charles Kipping (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Charles. A close game over 2 sessions. Cheers"  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Garry Baxter (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game. Best of luck in your remaining matches."  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGraham Coles bt Jamie Blackman (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good Game Jamie. Enjoyed it. Good luck with your other games. Cheers"  -- Graham
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Charles Kipping (Feb 1) 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really close, enjoyable game. Best of luck in your remaining matches. "  -- Glen
Reveal CommentGarry Baxter bt Alberto De Natale (Jan 28) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great opener to this round, conditions worsened as the game progressed but nevertheless was a close encounter in which the second set could have gone either way. Good luck for the rest of your fixtures."  -- Garry

Current Rankings:

  1. Daryl Espineli [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Craig Stokes 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Liam Marriott 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Chris Palmer 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Elaine Boorman 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Keiron Ranking

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Palmer bt Elaine Boorman (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very cold so movement was difficult. Great lobs from Elaine!"  -- Chris
Liam Marriott bt Craig Stokes (Feb 18) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaryl Espineli bt Elaine Boorman (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Elaine. Best of luck in your remaining matches.."  -- Daryl
Reveal CommentCraig Stokes bt Elaine Boorman (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match. I was definitely made to work for it, well played Elaine !!!"  -- Craig
Reveal CommentDaryl Espineli bt Craig Stokes (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies Craig. Goodluck with your next matches.. thanks "  -- Daryl
Reveal CommentDaryl Espineli bt Liam Marriott (Feb 4) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game. Long rallies... thanks Liam "  -- Daryl
  • "Great close match taken all the way to a tie break in the last set"  --Liam


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

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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