Kennington and Brockwell Parks Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Kennington & Brockwell Parks'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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

Close matches, close by.

Join The League

New rounds for Kennington and Brockwell start regularly. See next round dates above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts.

JOIN SINGLES!JOIN DOUBLES!

Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!

SHOP NOW!

This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Just complete the player questionnaire so we can get you great matches, and then join the next round by paying the round fee.

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Just log in and and join the next round by paying the round fee.

JOIN THE NEXT ROUND!

Primary Venues

Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 02070910846

5 hardcourts for use.

Opening Times:
Charges for the courts apply during the following hours only:
Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm 
Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays 9am-7pm
# of Outdoor Courts: 5
Prices:

Adults £8.15 per hour

Website: Better, Lambeth

Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, London, SE24
# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS

Two recently refurbished outdoor courts with floodlights!

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Other Venues

Clapham Common

Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
Tel: 020 7223 9837

8 outdoor courts for use, five of which are floodlit.

Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday 8am-10pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 8
Prices:

Cost - Adults £8/hr. You can book up to 7 days ahead - but PLEASE cancel booked courts if you are unable to use them! 
To book a court see  www.better.org.uk/leisure/claphamcommon

Website: Better

Archbishops Park

Carlisie Lane, London, SE1
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Ferndale Community SportsCentre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP
# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free

The Rookery

Covington Way, London, SW16
# of Outdoor Courts: 1
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5
# of Outdoor Courts: 4
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Streatham Vale Park

Abercairn Road, London, SW16
# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Vauxhall Park

Lawn Lane, London, SW8
# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Prices:

Adults £4/hr; Under 16s free.

Lilian Baylis Old School

Lollard Street, London, SE11 6PY

Two newly refurbished courts run by the Lilian Baylis Community Hub. 

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

"Thanks so much for organising and look forward to joining the next round!"

Gurpreet Dosanjh

"Thanks for organising.   I really enjoyed playing again.  The standard was consistently tough - all of the group seemed at a similar level, so well done on achieving that balance,"

Rob Hawke

"Thanks for all your work. It's such a great thing to be able to play local people," 

Sabina Fortescue

 "It was great to meet new people and hope to organise some doubles games in the near future to continue to play more tennis. Really enjoyed having the opportunity to play both competitively and socially, particularly at Brockwell Park which has a terrific atmosphere on a Sunday morning (although kept missing brunch at the Lilo!). Looking forward to playing some further matches and meeting even more people, the league has allowed me to really enjoy tennis again following my move to London. Thanks to you both, Sally and Nigel,"

Chris Burton

"In general I enjoyed the round despite the wind and the rain, it was great to play with different people with different styles who made me strive to surpass myself and improve my tennis a bit more,"

Jesus Granados Novillo

"Thanks to you guys for excellent organisation again" 

Rob Hawke

"Thanks for all your & Nigel's hard work, we've really enjoyed playing mixed doubles," 

Angeline Abbott & James Dowler

"Thanks once again for all your hard work to make this fantastic Mixed Doubles league,"

Jamie and Jo

"This is my first round in the league and I am really enjoying it!"

Matthew Roberts

"I just wanted to commend the work you guys do in organising the leagues so well. Thoroughly enjoyable!  Thank you very much!"

Delwyn King

"Thank you for organizing the league it has been great to get back into playing regularly!" 

Stuart Riddick

"Thanks again for putting this league together we have had a ball!"

Jamie Fowler

"We have really enjoyed playing it and will definitely join again next time. Thanks very much,"

Jo Waters

"I very much enjoyed the round and am looking forward to the challenge ahead in group 1!!" 

Toby Brown

"Just to say that I've joined the forthcoming Clapham round after having such a great time in the Kennington & Brockwell league - thank you so much for organising all of this, really great to be involved," 

James Malcolm

"Looking forward to some more tennis!"

Ewan Shears

"This is a great group to be playing with. Everyone very enthusiastic and closely matched,"

Mica Labrecque

"I'm loving getting all this fantastic experience and it really is lovely to meet so many nice local people. Thanks for organising this great league"

Christine Homer

 "Thanks to you and your team for all your organising work during the past years!"

Birgen Clausen

"It was a pleasure to play in the league once again. Looking forward to playing the next round. Many thanks to you all for organising such great leagues!" 

Barry

"I have so enjoyed the last two rounds and my tennis has definitely improved,"

Suzette Aagaard

"Thanks for organising, it's been great fun,"

Jonathan Macdonald

"Thanks for organising once again - it was a good round," 

Elinor

"I wanted to thank you for organising this year's  rounds. It's always great fun to play all those different people, and to read about results and matches," 

Birgen Clausen

"In spite of defeat in both games was great to get on court and have played against a couple of incredibly nice guys (which makes all the easier to lose) who hopefully will able to get some non-league practice in too",

 
David Wall

"The write ups re the league winners were excellent. Seems like I have won a Grand Slam event! I will leave the speech till later,"

Moses Kabba

"It was a pleasure to play again, thanks for organising! Looking forward to the next round"

Birgen Clausen

"I’ve really enjoyed the league and looking forward to playing again" 

Sam Pearce

"A great round of tennis all the members were very competitive... Looking forward to the next round "

Moses Kabba

"I really enjoyed my time in my first ever tennis league - I would love to continue playing in the next round."

"Thanks for the email and for organising the Mixed Doubles competition - it was really good fun and I'm looking forward to the next one"
 
"I am so looking forward to meeting other tennis enthusiasts.  I'll keep joining the KB and Clapham Common tennis leagues as this gives me opportunity to meet other players. And by the way, thank you so much for organising these leagues. I salute you both."

"Thanks for organising these leagues; I am enjoying myself!"

 

"Although I haven't won a match yet, I thought I would just drop you an email to say that I have played some brilliant matches in this league (mostly very enjoyable three set matches) against some great people. Thanks for continuing to organise this."

 

"I had a great time in my group and am very much looking forward to the next round - I have bought a new tennis racket in anticipation!"

"It was such fun, I was pleased to be losing less with each match played and even more pleased at just how many games went stuck at deuce/adv for ages. Hey, I now need to fine tune my competitive spirit and not give up at the last point or feel sorry for my opponent when I get to 40-0! So close, yet so far!! Count me in for next time."

 

"I truly enjoyed meeting new players in the tournament (it has taught me that I have a lot lo learn about game strategies) and I hope to play them all again. I'm meeting one player I met very soon for a friendly."

 

"It's been great. Looking forward to next round."

 

"Had a fabulous time and [met] great people"

"Everyone has been fantastic and I have loved the social and competitive mix. Thank you for your organisation and endeavour and I would love to be in for round two"

 

"I'm making friends from the league, which is awesome"

 

"I have really enjoyed the league and the chance to play people at a similar level. Looking forward to the next one"

 

"I have enjoyed the league and I have improved by playing some new people. So I will definitely take part again"

 

"I really enjoyed my tennis match with Shehnaz a couple of weeks back. It was great to meet someone new and to play tennis competitively"

 

"I've enjoyed the games though and they weren't quite as much of a whitewash as the scoreline looks - I'm just more out of practice than I thought! Enjoying playing again"

 

"It has been great and I have thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely do it again."

 

"I've enjoyed being in the league enormously and feel my tennis has really improved and hope to join in again in the Autumn."

 

"I think we've been a pretty good group and i'm looking forward to the next league. Thank you for organising."

"It was a lot of fun on the whole, and getting to meet different people with different playing abilities was fun too! Great way to get back into tennis,"

Mavis Machiori

"I really enjoyed it, not sure how I managed to win so many. It is the first league I have ever joined, I wish I had done it years ago,"

Samantha Good

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Report your results Collapse All

Singles Round 34 | Thursday 28 January to Wednesday 23 March 2016 (Mid-point: Wednesday 24 February 2016)

SINGLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Timothy Jones 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Andy Shanks 9.2 [L1]
  3. Amanda Floyd 9.2
  4. David Jovic 9.1
  5. Jason Oddy
  6. Tom Collins

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentTimothy Jones bt Andy Shanks (Feb 5) 6-4, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Given that as well as Andy v. Tim it was often Andy & Tim v. The Elements, there were some really decent rallies throughout the match - and thus no surprise that it lasted almost 2 hours. It's always a pleasure to play Andy, not least because he's incredibly sporting. This was illustrated perfectly when, after a competitive first set, the second set seemed to hinge on a close line call that would have given Andy a break of serve. My instinct was that I'd hit a shot wide, but Andy graciously and generously overruled me, and I went on to hold my serve. Add in an outrageously fortunate net-cord in the last game and I feel very lucky to have come out on top this time." -- Timothy

SINGLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Adrian Britton 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Nick White 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Marcos Fernandez 9.2 [UF1] 1
  4. Patrick Drysdale 10.2 [UF1] 1
  5. Tom Rosier [L1]
  6. Nicola Ferrari 9.2 [L1]
  7. Ewan Shears 9.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Adrian Britton bt Tom Rosier (Feb 7) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMarcos Fernandez v Patrick Drysdale (Feb 4) 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 TBC

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A very enjoyable game with some great rallies and big winners. Nicely poised in the third set and boom.....floodlight failure in Kennington Park. To be continued......" -- Marcos
Nick White bt Nicola Ferrari (Feb 2) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

SINGLES | GROUP 3

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Edward Randall 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Mike Fisher 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Aitor Salas 9.1 [L1] 1
  4. Herbert Sampson [L1]
  5. Brendan Maginnis 10.1
  6. Gerard Beith
  7. Robbie Driver 9.2
  8. Will Hutchinson 10.2

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentMike Fisher bt Aitor Salas (Feb 7) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Nice sunny morning at kennington park, we had a great match that went to 3 sets, plenty of wind for us to deal with too!" -- Mike
Edward Randall bt Herbert Sampson (Feb 6) 6-0, 6-1

SINGLES | GROUP 4

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Thomas Madden [W2] 4
  2. Vincent Lefebvre 10 [L1]
  3. Rachael Shaw 8.2 [L1]
  4. Christopher Burkham 10.2
  5. Lito Juria 9.2
  6. Tom Lakeman
  7. Vincent McGann 9.1

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentThomas Madden bt Rachael Shaw (Feb 6) 7-5, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Me and Rachel played in gale force winds I think we both agreed that the tennis was not good as you would expect. However I really enjoyed meeting Rachel good luck moving forward mate. " -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Madden bt Vincent Lefebvre (Jan 30) 6-4, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Vincent was a complete gentleman and very fair with line calls I am sure everybody going to enjoy playing him. " -- Thomas

SINGLES | GROUP 5

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Julien Haye 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes two bonus points
  2. Thomas Odulate [W1] 2
  3. Tim Evans 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. John Alan O'Donovan [L1] 1
  5. John Macdonald [L1]
  6. Sam Ashken 10.2 [L1]
  7. Joseph Henry 9.1

MATCH RESULTS:

Julien Haye bt Sam Ashken (Feb 7) 6-1, 6-1
Thomas Odulate bt Julien Haye (Feb 6) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Reveal CommentTim Evans bt John Alan O'Donovan (Feb 5) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Another match between us unfortunately in drab, dreary, drizzly and slippery conditions but this time in my favour..." -- Tim
Julien Haye bt John Macdonald (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-2

SINGLES | GROUP 6

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Callum Higgins 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Sebastien David 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Flyn O'flaherty [W1] 2
  4. Michael O'sullivan 10.2 [L1] 1
  5. Rob Wood 10.2 [L2]
  6. David Johnson 10.1
  7. Oliver Husbands 9.1

MATCH RESULTS:

Flyn O'flaherty bt Michael O'sullivan (Feb 6) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Callum Higgins bt Rob Wood (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-0
Sebastien David bt Rob Wood (Jan 31) 6-0, 6-2

SINGLES | GROUP 7

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Ohad Yogev [W2, L1] 7 includes two bonus points
  2. Will Bugler [W1] 2
  3. Nick Jarvie [W1, L1] 2
  4. Tim Porte 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Edward Tynan
  6. Elinor Wakefield 9.1
  7. Ian Robertson 9.2
  8. Laura Sweet

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentWill Bugler bt Ohad Yogev (Feb 7) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A good match, the wind on the hill in Brockwell Park made things tricky, but nice sunny conditions otherwise." -- Will
Ohad Yogev bt Tim Porte (Feb 3) 6-2, 6-2
Nick Jarvie bt Tim Porte (Feb 2) 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7-0)
Ohad Yogev bt Nick Jarvie (Jan 30) 6-4, 6-4

SINGLES | GROUP 8

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Sarah Barber 10.2
  2. John Barton
  3. Simon Buller 9.1
  4. Laura Ford 10.2
  5. Jake Taylor
  6. Jack Bayley 10.1
  7. Nikos Asimakopoulos 10.2

MATCH RESULTS:

SINGLES | GROUP 9

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Sabina Fortescue 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Michelle Cachucho [L1] 1
  3. Susannah Ward [L1]
  4. Chris Atkinson 10.2
  5. James Bamford 10.2
  6. Loris Boillet

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentSabina Fortescue bt Michelle Cachucho (Feb 6) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "An epic 3 setter in a gale force wind that produced some surprising ball behaviour! " -- Sabina
Reveal CommentSabina Fortescue bt Susannah Ward (Jan 30) 6-1, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "a good early game with some epic lobs from Susannah. " -- Sabina

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Kennington & Brockwell Parks archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Kennington & Brockwell Parks.

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:

We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)
Report your results Collapse All

Doubles Round 14 | Thursday 3 September to Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Mid-point: Wednesday 7 October 2015)

DOUBLES | GROUP 1

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Adam Burgis 10.1 & Jordan Dainty [W4] 8
  2. Ollie Tomlins 9.2 & Hugh Sultoon 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Claire Baker & Ewan Shears 9.2 [L1]
  4. Ellie Williams 10.2 & Angus Hortop 10.2 [L2]
  5. Isabelle Sleurink & Robin Marshall [L2]
  6. Amanda Floyd 10.1 & James Floyd 10.2 withdrawn
  7. Tess Grieve & Joseph Constable

MATCH RESULTS:

Match of the Group:

Adam Burgis & Jordan Dainty bt Ollie Tomlins & Hugh Sultoon (Nov 11) 6-2, 6-2

Adam Burgis & Jordan Dainty bt Ellie Williams & Angus Hortop (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-0
Adam Burgis & Jordan Dainty bt Claire Baker & Ewan Shears (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-2
Ollie Tomlins & Hugh Sultoon bt Isabelle Sleurink & Robin Marshall (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentOllie Tomlins & Hugh Sultoon bt Ellie Williams & Angus Hortop (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Serena's shock defeat in the US Open only the day before provided a timely reminder to the Shopkeepers that anything can happen in this sport as they opened up the new league against the unknown Williams/Hortop pairing.
    The newcomers were warmly welcomed into the league and were very well received by the Kennington faithful.
    The Shopkeepers, however, kicked off the new season in style with a double-bagel victory, blowing away any cobwebs that had built up in the late-summer hiatus.
    The game was played in good spirit with some intense net exchanges not enough to spoil the mood. Ellie's serve will prove a weapon in this league and Angus showed very good touch in and around the net - particularly for a big man.
    Once their communication game is nailed down (and they agree on which loose balls should be moved from the court prior to serving) they will prove a handful for future opponents.
    The Shopkeepers meanwhile march on, refusing to let their spirits be dampened by narrowly missing out on the league title last Group." -- Ollie
Adam Burgis & Jordan Dainty bt Isabelle Sleurink & Robin Marshall (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES | GROUP 2

CURRENT RANKINGS:

  1. Tim Porte 9.2 & Bill Greeno [W3] 6
  2. Fraser Littlejohn 10.1 & James O'sullivan [W1, L1] 2
  3. Polly Robinson & Anthony Mcdonald [L2] 1
  4. Arlinda Mezini 10.2 & Jade Tokarczyk 10.2 [L1]
  5. Sarah Randall 10.2 & Caroline Leeper 10.2 withdrawn injured

MATCH RESULTS:

Reveal CommentTim Porte & Bill Greeno bt Jade Tokarczyk & Arlinda Mezini (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-0

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "It was Jade and Arlinda's first match so they were a little rusty but played some great shots and were delightful opponents." -- Tim

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTim Porte & Bill Greeno bt Fraser Littlejohn & James O'sullivan (Oct 21) 6-3, 6-4

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "A competitive match against great opponents with some very closely fought games and good rallies. After a tight start we pulled away and took the first set 6-3 and started the second set strongly reaching 3-0 but then James and Fraser fought back to 3 all before we eventually served out for 6-4 and a straight sets win." -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Porte & Bill Greeno bt Polly Robinson & Anthony Mcdonald (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-2

PLAYER COMMENTS:

  • "Great match against charming opponents, the score doesn't do justice to the closeness of the games and quality of the rallies." -- Tim
Fraser Littlejohn & James O'sullivan bt Polly Robinson & Anthony Mcdonald (Sep 13) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), (7-2)

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Kennington & Brockwell Parks archive.

The results listed here include all previous rounds of Singles and Doubles matches for Kennington & Brockwell Parks.

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:

We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)