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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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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!

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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.
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Collapse AllPoole Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 12 April 2018 to Wednesday 6 June 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 May 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Connor Glover 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan Lam [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charles Kipping [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter Hawker [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jonny Evans 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Robin Lutman 10.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrew Hawker 9.2 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Graham Coles 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentConnor Glover bt Graham Coles (May 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Graham, good luck with the rest of your matches.. cheers "  -- Connor
Reveal CommentJonny Evans bt Andrew Hawker (May 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Andrew, good luck with the rest!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Andrew Hawker (May 20) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as always, good luck in your last few matches."  -- Charles
Connor Glover bt Charles Kipping (May 17) 6-3, 6-0
Peter Hawker bt Andrew Hawker (May 8) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentCharles Kipping bt Jonny Evans (May 8) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, really close final set. Thanks Jonny, good luck in your next matches."  -- Charles
Connor Glover bt Robin Lutman (May 8) 6-2, 6-1
Charles Kipping bt Robin Lutman (May 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Jonny Evans (May 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jonny. It was a perfect sunny day. In fact, too good because of that sun that blared into our eyes! Anyway, some great hitting from yourself with some nice winners on your forehand side, particularly those 2 returns winners. I'll remember to try and serve to your backhand in our re-match!! Thanks for staying on and hitting solid rallies too. If only we could transition that form into a game situation everytime then we'd be laughing!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Peter Hawker (Apr 29) 7-5, 0-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Pete! Again, though not surprising, our match lasted 2 hours with plenty of long and tough rallies on the clay (which would explain why I pulled up with cramp driving home!). Usually, it's the third set which is the deciding set but I think the 2nd and 3rd set was one sided to each of us so the 1st set was the crucial decider. Maybe I had some good fortune too because I know you served for the 1st set so I was fortunate enough to sneak the break. Anyway, I enjoyed this match! Good luck for the rest of your games and I look forward to our re-match! Thanks!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentPeter Hawker bt Robin Lutman (Apr 28) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Robin. It was a very tight and tiring first set."  -- Peter
Connor Glover bt Jonny Evans (Apr 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Charles Kipping (Apr 24) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for playing Charles! I'm glad we managed to get an indoor court and avoid the abysmal weather. Well played in the 1st set. I couldn't handle your game (especially your forehand) and I really had to serve well and rely on my backhand to stay in this match. I was also fortunate taking the 2nd and 3rd sets too, especially as I started framing balls with many of them somehow bouncing in. It was my lucky day! Anyway, looking forward to playing our re-match! Thanks!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Robin Lutman (Apr 22) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Robin! The 1st and 2nd sets were one sided to each of us but then the 3rd set, though not what the scoreline suggests, was a very close encounter with many long rallies and tense points. If it weren't for the slippery surface, I think the match could have lasted even longer than the 2 hours as we wouldn't feel like we were going to slip after every sprint! Good luck in your remaining matches!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Lam bt Andrew Hawker (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andy for the solid match. I feel like I served well in this game which allowed me to relax in the points. Also, kudos to both of us because we were both going for our shots, playing aggressive tennis and trying to hit the winners (which dare I say we both did on many occasions) - the way tennis should be played. Looking forward to the re-match. Thanks!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentConnor Glover bt Andrew Hawker (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andy good luck with the rest of you're matches "  -- Connor

Current Rankings:

  1. Steven Strickland [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Cliff Sorge 8.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Gavin Boorman [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Bavister [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Glen Bessant 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jamie Lundgren 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sue Eales 10.2 [W1, L6] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Daryl Espineli [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Cliff Sorge bt Richard Bavister (May 19) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Richard Bavister bt Daryl Espineli (May 19) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSue Eales bt Daryl Espineli (May 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "a tough match Daryl. thank you."  -- Sue
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Sue Eales (May 13) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Sue. All the best for the rest of the round."  -- Gavin
Cliff Sorge bt Jamie Lundgren (May 12) 7-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentJamie Lundgren bt Gavin Boorman (May 11) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and slippery conditions"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Daryl Espineli (May 8) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A good battle in the heat. Well played Daryl."  -- Gavin
Cliff Sorge bt Gavin Boorman (May 6) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Daryl Espineli (May 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game in the hot weather at Poole Park. Thanks Daryl. I don't envy your night shift. Good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Glen
Cliff Sorge bt Sue Eales (May 5) 6-4, 6-4
Steven Strickland bt Sue Eales (May 4) 6-1, 6-3
Cliff Sorge bt Daryl Espineli (Apr 29) 6-4, 6-0
Cliff Sorge bt Glen Bessant (Apr 28) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentRichard Bavister bt Sue Eales (Apr 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Sue - thanks for a hard fought match."  -- Richard
Steven Strickland bt Daryl Espineli (Apr 25) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Bavister bt Jamie Lundgren (Apr 25) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match - well played"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Glen Bessant (Apr 25) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in changeable conditions. Tight 1st set and lots of deuce games made for an entertaining battle. Cheers Glen."  -- Gavin
Steven Strickland bt Glen Bessant (Apr 24) 6-4, 6-2
Steven Strickland bt Richard Bavister (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Lundgren bt Sue Eales (Apr 21) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with Sue. Think we were both glad to avoid the mini heatwave weather from the previous day. The games were much closer than the score suggests."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentGlen Bessant bt Sue Eales (Apr 20) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Sue. Maybe in the middle of the day on the hottest day of the year wasn't a great idea. I'm shattered. Great to play for the first time on artificial clay. Best of luck in you remaining matches."  -- Glen
Steven Strickland bt Gavin Boorman (Apr 19) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Steven Strickland bt Jamie Lundgren (Apr 16) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Darron Ayles [W6] 12
  2. Jamie Blackman [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Toby Wadey 10.2 [W3, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Garry Baxter [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Johnny Real [W2, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Josh Fawcett [W1, L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Marco Zengarini [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Jamie Blackman (May 23) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies in this one - a good workout. Cheers Jamie maybe see you in the next round. Darron"  -- Darron
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Toby Wadey (May 22) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable close game. Had to be at my best to deal with the rare serve-volley style!"  -- Darron
Reveal CommentToby Wadey v Josh Fawcett (May 21) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "This has the making so a good match - but sadly had to stop because of the rain. To be completed soon hopefully. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Johnny Real (May 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer game than the scoreline suggests. Really enjoyable match."  -- Darron
Johnny Real bt Marco Zengarini (May 18) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Josh Fawcett (May 16) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Josh, it's always difficult when there is a risk of slipping."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentJamie Blackman bt Garry Baxter (May 15) 4-6, 6-3 Garry Baxter Retired

Player Comments:

  • "2 very long close sets unfortunately Garry had to retire at the end of the second as he fell badly on his ankle"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Marco Zengarini (May 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Marco and fair play for playing the morning after your 40th birthday party!"  -- Darron
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Johnny Real (May 8) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two hours of battling came to an end due to bad light. To be concluded at a date to be set. "  -- Toby
  • "An incredible encounter. This had everything - dramatic moments at the net, second serve aces, gruelling rallies at the back of the court and even the suspense of a six-day break for bad light. It’s just a shame there were no spectators to watch it! Thanks for the match Johnny - I’m hoping we play again soon," -- Toby
Reveal CommentDarron Ayles bt Garry Baxter (May 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "very hot even at this time in the morning! Thanks for the game Garry."  -- Darron
Reveal CommentGarry Baxter bt Josh Fawcett (May 2) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very frustrating game for both players. Had the first set gone Josh's way I think it would have been a very different game. Thanks for the game Josh and good luck for the rest of your matches"  -- Garry
Reveal CommentGarry Baxter bt Marco Zengarini (May 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Marco for the game today, it was a match with of mistakes and frustrating for both players at times, but was great fun on a lovely sunny day. Good luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Garry
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Garry Baxter (Apr 30) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A tough encounter on a murky morning at Branksome. Relieved to have come away with the win after what could have been a very different scoreline if Garry’s thunderbolt first serves had dropped in more consistently. "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentJamie Blackman bt Toby Wadey (Apr 29) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "2 hours+ of tennis well played Toby it was a real battle it could of easily gone either way!"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Blackman bt Josh Fawcett (Apr 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game josh good luck with the rest."  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentToby Wadey bt Marco Zengarini (Apr 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very entertaining match on a beautiful morning in Poole Park. The scoreline doesn’t tell the full story - there were plenty of long deuce games and competitive points with some high drama at the net. I look forward to playing Marco again! "  -- Toby
Reveal CommentJamie Blackman bt Marco Zengarini (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Marco i think we were both glad it didn’t go to a third in the blistering sunshine. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentGarry Baxter bt Johnny Real (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match in the sun, I struggled particularly with the heat, but it impacted both players on another day it could have been very different. Good luck for the rest of your games Johnny"  -- Garry
Reveal CommentJamie Blackman bt Johnny Real (Apr 17) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Jonny tried to find his feet in the first whilst I tried to stay on mine in the second as it became slippy. The court dried for the third and we were able to play a really close set with lots of great shots and long rallies. Great play Jonny thanks for the game "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJosh Fawcett bt Marco Zengarini (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Marco"  -- Josh
Reveal CommentJohnny Real bt Josh Fawcett (Apr 13) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The good, the bad, and the ugly sums this up I think Josh? ha!"  -- Johnny

Current Rankings:

  1. Alberto De Natale [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jumil Mosqueda [W3] 6
  3. Craig Stokes 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Elaine Boorman 10.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Liam Marriott 10.2 [W2] 4
  6. Elizabeth Sherwood [L2]
  7. Keiron Ranking

Match Results:

Jumil Mosqueda bt Elaine Boorman (May 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlberto De Natale bt Elizabeth Sherwood (May 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you Elizabeth it was nice to play with you"  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentElaine Boorman bt Elizabeth Sherwood (May 9) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Liz for a very enjoyable game. Good luck with your other matches. Elaine"  -- Elaine
Jumil Mosqueda bt Craig Stokes (May 7) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlberto De Natale bt Elaine Boorman (May 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you, Elaine today was very nice enjoying this sun with you. Good luck with your next games"  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentAlberto De Natale bt Craig Stokes (May 5) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice sun, nice game, run a lot and I was impressed once more by Craig's skills with the racquet and his ability to return on every ball. Really had to fight for every point. Well done Craig!"  -- Alberto
Reveal CommentCraig Stokes bt Elaine Boorman (May 4) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match in the sunshine that went right to the wire. Thanks Elaine !!"  -- Craig
Liam Marriott bt Elaine Boorman (May 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentLiam Marriott bt Alberto De Natale (Apr 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Alberto for a fun game. Much closer that it appears. "  -- Liam
Jumil Mosqueda bt Alberto De Natale (Apr 22) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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