Match Tennis

The 2024 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 Vets 60+ – Mike Newman
Men’s Hants & IOW – Dave Sanger
Ladies 1 – Cleo Skilton
Ladies 2 – Carol Young
Ladies 3 – Carol Dickie
Ladies Vets 60+ – Celia Barron
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




Tues 2nd Southbourne Ladies 2 v SB 3 H pp
Thurs 4th Men’s Over 60s v Dorchester A 10.30am
Sun 7th Ladies 1 v Swanage H 2pm
Tues 9th Mixed 1 v Milford 1 H pp
Tues 9th Ladies 2 v Ladies 3 H
Weds 10th Ladies Over 60s v Sway A 10.30am
Sun 14th Men’s 1 v St Leonards 1 H 2pm
Sun 14th Mixed 3 v Stourpaine A 1pm
Tues 16th Mixed 2 v St Leonards 2 H
Sat 20th Men’s 2 v Shillingstone A 10.30am
Tues 23rd Men’s 3 v E Christchurch H
Sat 27th Ladies 3 v DLP A 3pm
Sat 28th Men’s 1 v DLP 1 A 1pm
Tues 30th Ladies 2 v E Dorset 3 H


Weds 1st Ladies Over 60s v W Hants 2 A 11.30am
Thurs 2nd Men’s Over 60s v Pythouse H 11am
Sun 5th Mixed 2 v Milford 2 A 2pm
Tues 7th Ladies 3 v St Leonards 2 H
Sun 12th Men’s 1 v Milford 1 A 2pm
Sun 12th Ladies 1 v DLP 1 A 3.30pm
Tues 14th Men’s 2 v Wimborne 1 H
Thurs 16th Ladies Over 60s v E Dorset H 11am
Sun 19th Mixed 2 v DLP 1 A 3.30pm
Sun 19th Mixed 3 v Sandleheath H 3pm
Tues 21st Mixed 1 v St Leonards 1 H
Thurs 23rd Men’s Over 45s v St Leonards
Tues 28th Ladies 2 v Dorchester H


Sun 2nd Men’s 1 v Hale Gdns 1 H 3pm
Sun 2nd Men’s 3 v Winton A 11am
Mon 3rd Mixed 1 v W Hants
Weds 5th Ladies Over 60s v DLP A 1pm
Thurs 6th Men’s Over 60s v E Dorset 2 A 11am
Sun 9th Men’s 2 v DLP 2 A 1pm
Sun 9th Ladies 1 v Milford 2 A 10.30am
Sun 9th Mixed 3 v Lymington A 10.30am
Tues 11th Men’s 1 v E Dorset 1 H
Tues 11th Ladies 3 v E Dorset 2 A
Thurs 13th Ladies O 60s v W Hants 1 H 11am
Sat 15th Men’s 3 v DLR 2 H 1pm
Tues 18th Ladies 2 v DLP 2 H
Thurs 20th Men’s Over 60s v E Dorset 1 H 11am
Sun 23rd Ladies 1 v St Leonards 1 H 2pm
Tues 25th Men’s 2 v Milford 2 H
Sat 29th Mixed 2 v Vic Ave 1 H 1pm
Sun 30th Men’s 3 v DLP 3 H 1pm
Sun 30th Ladies 1 v Milford 1 H 4pm


Tues 2nd Men’s 2 v Bournemouth Gdns 2 H
Tues 2nd Men’s Over 60S v W Hants A 11.30am
Tues 2nd Mixed 3 v Wimborne H
Thurs 4th Ladies Over 60s H 11am
Sat 6th Mixed 1 v Dorchester A 1pm
Sun 7th Men’s Over 45s v Milford A 2pm
Tues 9th Ladies 1 v W HantsA
Tues 9th Ladies 3 v E Dorset 3 H
Tues 9th Mixed 2 v DLR 1 H
Thurs 11th Men’s 3 v St Leonards 4 A
Sat 13th Mixed 1 v Swanage A 10.30am
Sun 14th Men’s 2 v Bournemouth Gdns 1 A 10.30
Tues 16th Ladies 3 v Milford 3
Sun 21st Men’s Over 45s v Vic Ave H 3pm
Sun 21st Mixed 2 v Winton A 11am
Tues 23rd Men’s 1 v W Hants H
Thurs 25th Ladies Over 60s v Milford H 11am
Sat 27th Men’s 3 v Swanage 2 A 2.30pm
Sun 28th Ladies 1 v E Dorset 1 H 4pm
Sun 28th Ladies 2 v St Leonards 2 A 12pm
Sun 28th Mixed 3 v Donhead H 12.30pm
Tues 30TH Mixed 1 v Milford 1 H


Thurs 1st Ladies 2 v Milford 3 A
Thurs 1st Ladies 3 v Dorchester A
Sat 3rd Men’s 1 v Dorchester 1 A 1pm
Sun 4th Men’s 2 v St Sebastian H 3pm
Sun 4th Mixed 3 v E Christchurch A 12pm
Tues 6th Mixed 1 v E Dorset 1
Thurs 8th Men’s Over 60s v Sherborne H 11am
Sun 11th Men’s Over 45s v W Hants H 3pm
Sun 11th Mixed 2 v Hale Gdns A 2.30pm
Weds 14th Ladies 2 v E Dorset 2 A
Sun 18th Men’s Over 45s v E Dorset H 3pm
Thurs 22nd Mixed 1 v E Dorset 2 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.