Match Tennis to Restart

The summer season will start on May 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 A – Patrick Brown
Men’s B – Owain Gosling
Men’s Vets 45+ – Richard Henshaw/ Nigel Carter
Men’s Hants & IOW – Dave Sanger
Ladies A – Cleo Reid
Ladies B – Sarah Winter
Ladies C – Lena Chavez
Ladies Vets 40+ – Celia Barron
Ladies Hants & IOW – Cleo Reid
Mixed A – Kirsty Holmes
Mixed B – Lloyd Harkom
Mixed C – Dan Light

Visit the LTA site for team information

TeamMatch DatesTeamMatch Dates
LADIES A Div 1Tues May 11th v Sbourne B aLADIES B Div 1Tues May 11th v Sbourne A h
Thurs May 20th v E Dorset A aTues May 18th v Milford A h
Tues June 15th v DLP A hSun July 18th v DLP A a (5pm?)
Thurs July 8th v Milford A aSat July 31st v Vic Ave a 10.30am
Tues July 20th v Bmth Gdns hTues Aug 17th v E Dorset A h
Tues Aug 10th v Vic Ave hTues Aug 31st v Bmth Gdns h
Tues Sept 14th W Hants A hWest Hants a TBD
LADIES C Div 2Tues June 1st v Milford B hMEN'S A Div 2Tues May 11th v Vic Ave B a
Tues June 15th v E Dorset B hTues May 18th v E Dorset C a
Tues July 6th v Dorchester aSun June 6th v St Sebastian h 4pm
Thurs July 29th v St Leons A aSun July 4th v Milford B h 4pm
Weds Aug 18th v St Leons B aSun July 18th v Bmth Gdns A h 4pm
Tues Sept 7th v Christchurch hSat July 31st v Milford A a 10.30am
Tues May 4th W Hants B hSun Aug 22nd v DLR A h 4pm
MEN'S B Div 3Sun May 9th v Corfe Mullen h 4pmMEN'S VETS 45+Thurs May 27th v Milford a
Sun June 27th v DLP A a 1pmSun June 13th v Dorchester h 3pm
Thurs July 1st v St Leons C aWeds July 21st v E Dorset A a
Sat July 11th v Sway a 10.30amSun Aug 8th v E Dorset B h 4pm
Sun July 25th v Swanage A h 3pmThurs Aug 26th v St Leons A a
Sun Aug 1st v Dorchester B h 3pmSun Sept 5th W Hants 4pm h
Thurs Aug 19th v St Leons B a
MIXED A Div 1Weds June 9th v St Leons A aMIXED B Div 2Tues June 8th v E Dorset B h
Tues June 22nd v Milford A hWeds June 23rd v St Leons B a
Thurs July 1st v E Dorset A aTues July 13th v DLP A h
Tues July 13th v Dorchester A aWeds July 28th v C Mullen A a
Tues July 27thW Hants A hSun Aug 15th v Swanage A a 10.30
Tues Aug 24th v Milford B hTues Aug 24th v E Dorset C a
Tues Sept 7th W Hants B hTues Sept 14th v Hale Gdns A h
MIXED C Div 6Tues May 25th v Swanage C hLADIES VETS 40+Tues May 4th v Milford a
Sat June 12th 2.30pm Wimborne aTues June 29th v Milford h
Tues July 6th v E Xch Sports hTues Aug 3rd v E Dorset h
Sun July 25th v St Leons C a 12amTues Sept 7th v E Dorset a
Tues Aug 3rd v C Mullen B h
Weds Sept 8th v Hale Gdns C a

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.