Friendly, competitive tennis on Southampton's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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

David Lloyd Southampton

Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0XS
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East Park

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0DA
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Portswood Recreation Ground

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

Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2PH
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Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7AY
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St James' Park

Church Street, Upper Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5LW
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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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Club Venues

NoBad tennis club

Botley Road, Castle Lane Recreation Ground, North Baddesley, North Baddesley, Hampshire, SO52 9ED
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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

"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

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

Raúl Fernández Contreras

"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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Report your results

Collapse AllSouthampton Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 18 May 2017 to Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  • Chris Williams
  • Cristian Calin 9.2
  • Giacomo Chiarella
  • Ian Adams
  • Neil Adam Tibbetts
  • Nick Bowes
  • Oscar Rodriguez
  • Tom Saunders

Current Rankings:

  • Daniel Woods 10.1
  • Dave Al-Khalili 10.1
  • Dennis Gordon
  • Geoffrey Sanders 10.2
  • Hiroo Ohtsuka 10.1
  • Juliette Schuurmans
  • Niall Callanan 10.2
  • Robert Ernsberger

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 3 | Thursday 9 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

It's always a challenge to get doubles matches set up and played with four people needing to be available at the same time, but don't forget we are always here to help. Thanks to all of you that managed to get on the court and we hope to see more tennis next time in the summer months.

Group Summary:

A shame to see only two matches played, please do let remember we are here to help if you are struggling to get matches arranged. Ranj & Aaron got their revenge over Craig and Chris, coming out on top in another marathon match between the two pairs. This also resulted in a reversal of positions from the previous round with Ranj & Aaron taking the gold and Craig & Chris the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ranj Parmar & Aaron Cribb [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips [L1] 1 RUNNER UP
  3. Keagan Barr & Adele Barr [L1]
  4. Joanne Almond & Vitor Barbosa
  5. Jurijs Petusko & Katherine Belo dos Santos

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRanj Parmar & Aaron Cribb bt Craig Phillips & Chris Phillips (Apr 4) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a cracking match!!! The games with the Phillips brothers never disappoint...we were 4-1 up in the 2nd set but they came back to take the set 6-4. Then they were up 4-1 in the final set and we came back to win the match 6-4. A great match with some excellent rallies."  -- Ranj
Ranj Parmar & Aaron Cribb bt Keagan Barr & Adele Barr (Feb 20) 6-0, 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)