Friendly, competitive tennis on Acton & Gunnersburys' public courts

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If you have been meaning to get back into tennis or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's 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 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. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • 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 the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

Getting started

New players will need to complete the player questionnaire before they can join a round. Once you’ve signed up, and for returning players you can join any of the upcoming rounds above.

For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

If there is anything else you need help with get in contact with Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Southfield Playing Fields

Southfield Road, London, W4 1AN
Tel: 0845 226 5102
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Acton Park

21 East Churchfield Road, London, W3 6BD
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Other Venues

Lammas Park

Culmington Road, Ealing, London, W13 9NJ
Tel: 020 8840 0888
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Brook Green

Off Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, W6 7PB
Tel: 020 7602 2226
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Club Venues

The West London Tennis Centre

East Acton Lane, Acton, London, W3 7HB
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"It was fantastic. Everyone was super-nice and eager to play as soon as possible so to make good use of the good weather. In the end it was more difficult to organise the last match that was postponed until the very end and didn't happen, but there's only so much you can do when you're working and when holidays and weather are concerned too. All the emails and support from Local Tennis Leagues after each match is just great, makes you feel it really is a live league with participation and feels almost like a family. Keep it up!" 

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"I love tennis leagues and you guys are amazing at organising them. I never imagined I could play singles but since I have started playing via this platform I have realised my true potential and I have started to dislike doubles actually. Thank you and to your entire team from tennis fans like me."

Vikas Wadhwani

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Ante Sesardic

"I'm really pleased that I managed to win the group! Had some really good matches, and lots of us have met up since for friendlies - great to have some tennis partners in the area at last" 

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Collapse AllActon and Gunnersbury Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

60% of all possible matches were played this round which is not at all bad considering the weather - the wind was a factor in many a game. Here's to getting even more played next time, whenever that may be.

Group Summary:

No bonus points here and a group that was on the quiet side, except for Simon, who played every single match available. He won four of them which was enough to give him gold this round. Marc D was the only player to beat him but played only two matches. He won them both though and takes second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Simon Davies [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Marc Didavi 10.2 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Marc Butterlin 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Christopher Jackson 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Flavio Taffoni 7.2 [L1]
  6. Robert Harvey [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSimon Davies bt Robert Harvey (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another windy match, but good fun nonetheless. Thanks Rob, well played."  -- Simon

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Robert Harvey (Feb 25) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match as the score suggests. Always a pleasure to play Robert."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentSimon Davies bt Marc Butterlin (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match played in gale force winds! Cheers Marc."  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Davies bt Christopher Jackson (Feb 22) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lot closer than the scoreline suggests. Cheers for the match Mark."  -- Simon
Marc Didavi bt Christopher Jackson (Feb 8) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentSimon Davies bt Flavio Taffoni (Feb 2) 5-5 Flavio Taffoni Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It's a shame for Flavio that he needed to retire - it was shaping up to be a very enjoyable and closely fought match. "  -- Simon
Marc Didavi bt Simon Davies (Feb 1) 6-2, 7-5

Group Summary:

Had newcomer Marcial played and won one more match, or got his bonus points the final standings may have been different because like champ, we won 3 matches and beat him. But Diomid got his bonus points which means he tops the group this time, closely followed by Adeleke, who was just one point behind.

Final Rankings:

  1. Diomid Sarateanu 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Adeleke Aregbe 10.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Marcial Romero [W3] 6
  4. Jerry Read [L2]
  5. Yvonna Balysz [L3]

Match Results:

Marcial Romero bt Yvonna Balysz (Mar 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Yvonna Balysz (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun"  -- Diomid
Marcial Romero bt Adeleke Aregbe (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Jerry Read (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure to meet Jerry again. Some nice lobs from him."  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Jerry Read (Feb 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As always a pleasure to play with Jerry."  -- Adeleke
Adeleke Aregbe bt Yvonna Balysz (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Adeleke Aregbe (Feb 1) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Windy but a nice game."  -- Diomid
Marcial Romero bt Diomid Sarateanu (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Acton & Southfield Parks archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Acton & Gunnersbury.

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 bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)