Match Tennis

The 2022 summer season will start on April 1st for the Dorset League

Please see other pages for details of the team captains and match dates.

Our captains do a fantastic job!

Men’s 1 – Lloyd Harkom
Men’s 2 – Owain Gosling
Men’s 3 – Neil Mackley
Men’s Vets 45+ – Patrick Brown
Men’s Hants & IOW – Dave Sanger
Ladies 1 – Cleo Skilton
Ladies 2 – Carol Young
Ladies 3 – Karen Goodlet
Ladies Vets 60+ – Celia Barron
Ladies Hants & IOW – Cleo Skilton
Mixed 1 – Kirsty Holmes
Mixed 2 – Lena Chavez
Mixed 3 – Dan Light

Visit the LTA site for team information


Below is the Dorset League score card



Sun Nov 5th v DLP 1 H 3pm
Sat Nov 18th v Milford 2 A 10.30am
Sun Dec 10th v Hale Gdns 2 H 3pm
Mon Jan 15th v DLR 1 A
Sun Feb 4th v Swanage 1 1pm
Tues March 12th v W Hants H
Thurs Oct 12th v St Leons 2 A
Sun Nov 12th v DLP 2 H 3pm
Sat Dec 16th v Shillingstone  A 10.30
Sun Jan 7th v Bmth Gdns 2 A 10.30
Tues Jan 23rd v E Dorset 3 H
Tues Feb 6th v Vic Ave 2 H
Tues Feb 27th v Vic Ave 1 H
Fri Nov 17th v Hale Gdns 4  A
Sun Dec 3rd v Winton 2 A 12pm
Sun Jan 14th v Swanage 3  H 2pm
Tues Jan 30th v DLR 3 H
Sun Feb 18th v Hale Gdns 3 A 10.30
Sun March 10th v Sway H 3.30pm
MENS 45s
Sun Oct 29th v Milford 1 A 2pm
Thurs Jan 11th v St Leons 1 A
Sun Jan 28th v E Dorset 2 H 3pm
Sun March 3rd v E Dorset 1 H 3pm
Sun Oct 15th v S’bourne 2 H tbd
Sun Nov 5th v Milford 1 A 2pm
Weds Nov 15th v St Leons 1 A
Sun Dec 17th v Milford 2 A 10.30am
Sat Jan 6th v Swanage 1 A 10.30am
Sun Feb 4th v E Dorset 1 H 4pm
Sun Feb 18th v DLP 1 H 4pm
Sun Oct 15th v S’bourne 1 A tbd
Sun Oct 29th v DLP 1 H 2pm
Sat Nov 18th v Swanage 1 A 2pm
Weds Dec 6th v St Leons 1 A
Tues Jan 9th v Milford 2 H
Sat Jan 27th v Milford 1 H 12pm
Sat March 16th v E Dorset 1 H 12pm
Thurs Oct 19th v Milford 3 A
Tues Nov 7th v Hale Gdns 1 H
Tues Dec 12th v DLP2 H
Sun Jan 7th v E Dorset 2 H 2pm
Sun Jan 21st v Vic Ave A 10.30am
Sat Feb 3rd v Dorchester A 1pm
Tues Feb 20th v St Leons 2 H
Sun Oct 21st v Dchester A 1pm
Mon Oct 30th v DLR 1 A
Sun Nov 26th v DLP 1 A 3.30pm
Sun Dec 3rd v Milford 1 H 3pm
Sun Jan 21st v W Hants 1 H 3pm
Thurs Feb 29th v E Dorset 1 A
Sun March 10th v Swanage H 1pm
Tues Oct 3rd v Hale Gdns 1 A
Tues Oct 24th v E Dorset 2 H
Sun Nov 26th v St Leons 2 H 2pm
Sun Dec 17th v Vic Ave 1 H 2pm
Tues Jan 16th v Milford 2 H
Weds Jan 31st v St Leons 1 A
Sun Feb 18th v Winton 1 A 12 pm
Tues Oct 17th v Wimborne 1 H
Sun Nov 5th v Stourpaine A 1pm
Sun Feb 12th v DLR 2 A 12 pm
Tues March 5th vVic Ave 2 H
Thurs Oct 5th v Milford A 10.30
Thurs Nov 23rd v St Leons H 11am
Thurs Dec 7th v E Doeset H 11am
Thurs Jan 18th v Pythouse H 11am
Weds Jan 31st v DLP A 1pm
Thurs Feb 22nd v Sway A
Thurs March 6th v W Hants H 11am

Visit the LTA site for team information

Southbourne Tennis Club – Team Ethos and Selection

  • Southbourne Tennis Club aims to be a very friendly club open to players of all abilities.
  • The club will aim to run enough teams for the number of members wishing to play in teams.
  • The club will run a squad system for each of the teams.
  • The squad will elect a captain at the start of each season.
  • The club will always try and pick the best players for each squad.
  • The squad will be chosen using the squad and match selection criteria.
  • Where a squad is made up of very committed members with good availability a minimum of 6 players would be suitable. Where a squad comprises members with not such good availability a larger number of members may be required.
  • Members wishing to be a member of any squad will be required to attend at least one pre-season selection evening.
  • The selection of each squad will be made by head coach and the coaching team.
  • All team members should be good ambassadors for Southbourne Tennis Club
  • Team captains will choose the teams having regard to the good practice for teams captains criteria.
  • Team players will have regard to the good practice for team players criteria.

Finally whilst putting our best teams out is important at Southbourne Tennis Club, having fun and enjoying tennis is paramount.

Good practice for Team Players

The club recognises that team players play an important part in club life.

  • Always support you captain, especially with the sometimes difficult decisions they have to make.
  • Let you captain know your availability and update monthly.
  • Attend pre-season selection evenings
  • Try and attend the Monday evening team training session when possible
  • Pay match fees promptly to the team captain
  • Try and take an active part in the running of the club
  • Be a good ambassador for the club.


Squads are needed so that we can cope with injuries, illnesses and squad members being away. Squads will therefore need to be made up of a minimum of 6 members.

Dorset League and H & IOW (Summer only)

We have 9 teams playing in the Dorset winter and summer leagues (2 pair); 2 Men’s, 3 Ladies, 1 Ladies and 1 Men’s vets, and 3 Mixed, all of whom are in high divisions so the standard is good. I Men’s and 1 Ladies play in the H & IOW League (3 pair)

Selection for the squads will be based on:

  • Doubles success/experience at Senior Club level or other representative level
  • Doubles results
  • Flexibility to play with different partners and in a team environment
  • Fitness to play at least 2 doubles matches (4 sets)
  • General Availability
  • Behaviour and attitude on and off court to maintain the good standing of Southbourne Tennis Club

A small committee will put together the Club’s squads taking advice from the Head coach and the existing captains.

During September there will be an opportunity for all club members who would like to be considered for a team to attend a team selection session. There will also be 2 evenings when Team captains will invite their squads to a match practice evening. Subsequently there will be discussions between team captains the match secretary and club coach to discuss squads.

It is the responsibility of the Captain of each squad to select players for each match.