Friendly, competitive tennis on Southampton'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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Primary Venues

Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7AY
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David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS
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Portswood Recreation Ground

Grosvenor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1WZ
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East Park

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0DA
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Other Venues

Jem Tennis Hamble

Hamble Community Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble-le-Rice, SO31 4NE
Tel: 023 8045 2321
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St James' Park

Church Street, Upper Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LW
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Riverside Park

Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH
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Club Venues

NoBad tennis club

Botley Road, Castle Lane Recreation Ground, North Baddesley, North Baddesley, Hampshire, SO52 9ED
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Romsey & Abbey Tennis Club

Romsey Sports Centre, Southampton Road, Romsey, SO51 8AF
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"I have really enjoyed getting back into my tennis and when I am back in the UK for longer will definitely want to play in more leagues," 

Dom Hones

"It has been a pleasure for me to play in this league and I am enjoying every match a lot"

Raúl Fernández Contreras

"Thanks for a great tournament and looking forward to the next round,"

Rick Fan

"Can I take this opportunity to thank you for providing the league.  It is a great idea and allows people like me to play people I don't know on courts I don't usually play at,"

Nick Sellick

"The round was fantastic and I played some great players along the way! I also think its a great way to play people in a competitive environment without being a member of a club so thank you very much!"

Joel

"A big thank you to you guys for getting us all together, and looking forward to the next round!!  Going to return at least one of Andy's serves this time  GRRRR!!!"

Alistair Cooke

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

Current Rankings:

  1. Tomasz Wojtak [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Saunders [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pablo Eransus [W2] 4
  4. Tosin Ajayi 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Radoslaw Kempinski [W1, L1] withdrawn 2
  6. Hiroo Ohtsuka 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrea Munafo 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Hiroo. I have really enjoyed the match. 20 great shots rallyes, some neverending games!! it has been thoroughly enjoyable. Of course the score does not reflect what has happened on the court. "  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tosin Ajayi (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tosin, in the crazy wind."  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentTom Saunders bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Feb 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game with a lot of good rallies! "  -- Tom
Tom Saunders bt Tosin Ajayi (Feb 9) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Andrea Munafo (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Andrea, I enjoyed the tactical battle with you. Always a pleasure to play an opponent with great hands. Good luck in your matches. "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentPablo Eransus bt Tom Saunders (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Tom. No doubt that our level is much more similar than what the final score shows."  -- Pablo
Tomasz Wojtak bt Radoslaw Kempinski (Feb 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Tom Saunders (Jan 31) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tom, good luck in your other matches. "  -- Tomasz
Reveal CommentRadoslaw Kempinski bt Tosin Ajayi (Jan 26) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a nice game, good luck for your next ones!"  -- Radoslaw
Reveal CommentTomasz Wojtak bt Hiroo Ohtsuka (Jan 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Hiroo, I enjoyed the match. "  -- Tomasz

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicola Paganucci [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Barney Ross [W2] 4
  3. Sushant Talpallikar [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Antonia Corp [W1] 2
  5. Gary Smith [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Thomas Caullay 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSushant Talpallikar bt Gary Smith (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game, Thanks Gary."  -- Sushant
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Sushant Talpallikar (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, well played. Especially first set was more balanced than what score say. "  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Thomas Caullay (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match. Thank you Thomas."  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentAntonia Corp bt Gary Smith (Feb 11) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, started Indoors, lovely and warm but first set took so long we ran out of time!! Had to finish on outdoor courts in a bit a gale!! "  -- Antonia
Reveal CommentNicola Paganucci bt Gary Smith (Feb 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Gary. Good luck for your next matches!"  -- Nicola
Barney Ross bt Sushant Talpallikar (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-1
Barney Ross bt Thomas Caullay (Jan 31) 6-1, 6-1

Results

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

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:
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)

Collapse AllSouthampton Doubles - Round 5 | Thursday 21 September 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 October 2017)

Southampton Doubles is a relatively new league, but it has already established a friendly, supportive environment and produced some really exciting tennis! The scorelines this round show how closely matched some of the teams were, making for a gripping battle for the top spots. It’s great to see that new friendships were formed on the courts, and that players supported and learned from one another while improving their own techniques. Well played everyone!

Group Summary:

Vitor & Andre played a dramatic three-setter with a tiebreak against Nigel & Gary, Sergio & Preslav had some great rallies with Antonio & Luis, Lester & Vaughn played three tight sets with Sergio & Preslav, Aaron & Ranj showcased their impressive movement on the court, and Lester & Vaughn demonstrated their strong serves! Congratulations to Nigel & Gary who came top of the group, and well done to runners-up Lester & Vaughn for being the only team to score bonus points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nigel Jordan & Gary Kemp [W4, L1] 9 WINNER
  2. Lester Wade & Vaughn Stoman [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Aaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar [W2, L1] 5
  4. Vitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa [W2] 4
  5. Sergio Lopez de Bustos & Preslav Atanaschev [W1, L3] 3
  6. Antonio Lopez & Luis Rosas [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLester Wade & Vaughn Stoman bt Antonio Lopez & Luis Rosas (Nov 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice meeting up, enjoyed some good points. Thanks for the game! "  -- Lester
Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Antonio Lopez & Luis Rosas (Nov 23) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a really entertaining match! Luis and Antonio were getting better and better as the match went on...with some great rallies particularly in the 2nd set. Its always nice to play with an element of fun, and that's exactly what we had. Thank you Luis and Antonio!"  -- Ranj
Reveal CommentNigel Jordan & Gary Kemp bt Antonio Lopez & Luis Rosas (Nov 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game fellas, thanks very much, and good luck in the rest of your matches"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentSergio Lopez de Bustos & Preslav Atanaschev bt Antonio Lopez & Luis Rosas (Nov 2) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good rallies. We enjoyed it a lot"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentNigel Jordan & Gary Kemp bt Aaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar (Oct 30) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game guys, closer and more tense than the score indicates. You guys chase everything down making you a tough team to beat. Very well played and good luck in the rest of your matches "  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Jordan & Gary Kemp bt Sergio Lopez de Bustos & Preslav Atanaschev (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game guys. Its great you've taken up this fantastic sport, keep practicing and playing matches and the sky's the limit!"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentVitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa bt Sergio Lopez de Bustos & Preslav Atanaschev (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very well played guys Nice to meet you "  -- Vitor

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVitor Barbosa & Andre Barbosa bt Nigel Jordan & Gary Kemp (Oct 26) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasure to play against these Gents what a battle it was with ups and downs from both sides but by far the best match I played at Southampton tennis league All the best for them and hope to meet them again soon "  -- Vitor
Reveal CommentNigel Jordan & Gary Kemp bt Lester Wade & Vaughn Stoman (Oct 23) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match guys. Good luck with your remaining matches"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentLester Wade & Vaughn Stoman bt Sergio Lopez de Bustos & Preslav Atanaschev (Oct 11) 6-7, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really involved match. A tie breaker on the first set says it all. Well played, we really enjoyed it. "  -- Lester
Reveal CommentAaron Cribb & Ranj Parmar bt Lester Wade & Vaughn Stoman (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Some v tricky serves that caused real issues and some great rallies! Thoroughly enjoyable!"  -- Ranj

Results

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

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:
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)