Tennis Singles Leagues at STSC

Regular, friendly, competitive singles

Any mini, junior or senior tennis members at STSC can enter the singles leagues to get regular games.

  • Players are put into leagues of about 5-6 players
  • Leagues last for 2 calendar months
  • Leagues are free to enter
  • At the end of every 2 month league, players will move up, down or remain in the same league. Winners will be announced
  • Leagues are mixed (male & female competing against each other).
  • All levels are welcome, but you should be able to play a match
  • There are leagues for mini tennis players, juniors and adults. Strong junior players may enter the adult leagues
  • Rules and formats will be announced.

The June/July league is running now. See the boxes and rules below. Next league starts 1st August. Contact Karl to sign up at

Singles League Rules

Your fixtures must be completed by 31/07/2019.

The fixture list is shown on the league itself.

What you have to do now

  • It is the first named player in each fixture’s responsibility to make the initial contact.(the ‘home’ player). So in the example A v B – player A should make initial contact. It is not essential to have played the match by the stated date (but obviously preferable to ensure you don’t build up a backlog as all matches must be played by the final date, 31/07/2019 in this case) but you must have at least arranged the match date by the played by date.
  • You can of course arrange to play any other match early and if you are the ‘away’ player in the fixture there is nothing to stop you arranging the fixture.
  • If you are unable to arrange or play by the played by date, maybe through injury, illness away on holiday or unable to make contact with your opponent then you must inform Steve Bentley at or 07584 220363 by the play by date. Some of you who are away have already done so but could you still make contact with your opponent to arrange your matches for when you return.
  • If you have arranged your match for a date after the played by date then the home player must inform Steve

When both players are able to play at off-peak times (midweek daytimes), please try to do so. When this isn't possible, then go ahead and play at peak times but there are going to be a lot of singles matches played in the coming months and if we can spread them across the day it will make life easier and avoid court availability issues.

Match Rules

The default rules are:

  • Two standard sets with a championship tie break decider if all square(first to ten, two clear)
  • The sets will be sudden death deuce(ie: if the game gets to deuce, the next point decides the game). Returner chooses the side in this situation. And there will be no service net calls - you have to play on!
  • Balls to be provided by home player.
  • Lights to be paid for by away player.

Points system

  • Four points for a 2-0 victory
  • One point for a 2-0 defeat
  • Three points for a 2-1 victory
  • Two points for a 2-1 defeat
  • Three points for a ‘no fault’ walkover
  • No points for an ‘at fault’ walkover

Once your match is completed please write the results on the sheet in the conservatory and/or let Steve know via email at

How to write your score

In the example above, player B was the winner against player A. Player C was the winner against player D

Please note that we have several young players under 18. Match arrangements should be made with their respective parent/guardian.

Please use the tabs below to see the April / May results and the new June / July Leagues

June / July Leagues