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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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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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The West London Tennis Centre

East Acton Lane, Acton, London, W3 7HB
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"Great round. Had some really good matches and played my first grass court match in a few years thanks to the league at the Ealing Tennis Club."

Vikas Wadhwani

"Thank you Sally and Nigel. Absolutely loved playing in this league and looking forward to the next one starting on Nov 20 (it's my birthday and a perfect birthday gift for me!) This summer has been the best summer for me in my 10 years in London. Not only weather wise, but the amount of tennis I have been able to play. Now only if Roger had beaten Djokovic in the Wimbledon final it would have been the summer of the decade. But maybe we have to wait for 2015 for that. Fingers crossed,"

Vikas Wadhwani

"Thanks for helping to organise Nigel! It was a blast. I'll continue playing with the new friends I've met," 

Daryl Chin

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Kerstin Luksch



"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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Collapse AllActon and Gunnersbury Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 4 July 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Flavio Taffoni 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stan Sispela [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vikas Wadhwani 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Olamide Oduwole 7.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Fergal O'Mullane [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Baris Ali Kibar 9.1 [L3, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Fabio Giusti 8.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  8. Tolga Yetis [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Olamide Oduwole bt Stan Sispela (Aug 17) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentFlavio Taffoni bt Olamide Oduwole (Aug 9) 6-2, 3-4 Olamide Oduwole Retired

Player Comments:

  • "After few arguments Olamide decided to walk away defaulting the match"  -- Flavio
Reveal CommentFabio Giusti bt Vikas Wadhwani (Aug 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, close, long rallies and great shots from both sides. If I didn't come back in the second set... Well played!"  -- Fabio
Flavio Taffoni bt Fabio Giusti (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentFergal O'Mullane bt Baris Ali Kibar (Jul 29) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "TBC "  -- Baris
Flavio Taffoni bt Stan Sispela (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-1
Flavio Taffoni bt Tolga Yetis (Jul 28) 6-0, 6-0
Stan Sispela bt Fergal O'Mullane (Jul 28) 6-2, 6-3
Stan Sispela bt Baris Ali Kibar (Jul 27) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentStan Sispela bt Vikas Wadhwani (Jul 25) 6-1, 3-6, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle in 34 degrees. Saving 3 match points and then taking the first one had."  -- Stan
Vikas Wadhwani bt Baris Ali Kibar (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-2
Flavio Taffoni bt Fergal O'Mullane (Jul 22) 6-0, 6-2
Vikas Wadhwani bt Tolga Yetis (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBaris Ali Kibar v Fabio Giusti (Jul 17) 7-6 (7-3) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC "  -- Baris
Flavio Taffoni bt Vikas Wadhwani (Jul 15) 6-0, 6-1
Olamide Oduwole bt Tolga Yetis (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Aaron Davis 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Eliano Santos 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Christopher Jackson 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tomas Krupan 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Osarobo Agbontaen [W1, L6] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Marc Butterlin 8.2 [W2] 4
  7. Folkert Kruse [W1, L2] 3
  8. Ben Edwards [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFolkert Kruse bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Aug 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great Game! "  -- Folkert
Eliano Santos bt Folkert Kruse (Aug 3) 7-5, 6-2
Osarobo Agbontaen bt Ben Edwards (Jul 31) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Osarobo. A close match in near perfect weather condition. Looking forward to a rematch some time soon."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentEliano Santos bt Christopher Jackson (Jul 28) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "*The score is actually 3-6 6-3 5-5 [7-3] There were people waiting for some time. We tried to finish the last set but at 5-5 decided to have a tiebreak due to the circumstances. Very balanced match, it could have gone either way! Looking forward to a rematch :)"  -- Eliano
Eliano Santos bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Jul 23) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Jackson bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Jul 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some solid rallies. Well played mate"  -- Christopher
Aaron Davis bt Christopher Jackson (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-0
Aaron Davis bt Ben Edwards (Jul 17) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAaron Davis bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good workout thanks Ossie"  -- Aaron
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "after we got through the sunday morning waitlist to even get on a court (it's great to see so many people playing tennis) the good fun match could start. And it went on for a long time. Lots of good rallies. I think I just had a. it more luck in the 3rd set. Thanks for the good match, Osarobo, and good luck in the rest of your matches."  -- Tomas
Aaron Davis bt Eliano Santos (Jul 14) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentChristopher Jackson bt Folkert Kruse (Jul 14) 5-7, 6-2, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Good work out mate!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Tomas Krupan (Jul 11) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Tom again. I think he was suffering a bit from the hot weather conditions and from having scheduled a match every day this week!"  -- Marc
Aaron Davis bt Tomas Krupan (Jul 10) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Ben Edwards (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "a very enjoyable match against Ben on a sunny Monday afternoon. Thanks a lot and good luck in rest of your matches, Ben."  -- Tomas

Current Rankings:

  1. Ed Annan [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adeleke Aregbe 10.1 [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Elizabeth Yong 10.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jerry Read [W2, L1] 4
  5. Rob Williams [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Anita Sutton [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alex Evans 9.2 [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Anita Sutton (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Anita. With practice her serve and her backhand could become potent weapons." - Adeleke
Reveal CommentJerry Read bt Anita Sutton (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun, Anita has a potentially good serve and some promising cross court shots. She needs practice. "  -- Jerry
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Elizabeth Yong (Jul 28) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • " I was up 3 games to 0 in the first set but Liz clawed this back until we were level at 4 games all. She went on to take the set 6-4 and started the second set comfortably amassing a 4 - 2 lead. I was able to level this and eventually took the set 6-4. With all the underpinning of an epic final, we went to a third set, holding our respective service games and levelling out at 3-3. Liz broke first to take the final set to 4-3 but I was able to break back making it level again at 4 all. She held her serve to take the lead at 5-4; I was able to hold mine bringing us level once agin. Liz was not able to to hold her serve this time so I took the lead, for the first time in the set, and served for the set and the match."  -- Adeleke
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe v Rob Williams (Jul 21) 2-6, 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC"  -- Adeleke
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Jerry Read (Jul 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Jerry albeit on rainy, windy morning "  -- Adeleke
Reveal CommentEd Annan bt Alex Evans (Jul 20) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Evans started brightly, breaking the Annan serve to go 2-0 up. Evans was the cleverer player early on, exposing the weaker backhand of Annan effectively. The tactic paid dividends, with Evans breaking again for 4-1, but Annan rallied and broke back for 4-2. Staying on serve, Evans easily closed it out for the 1st set. Annan took a commanding lead in the 2nd set, going 3 games up, before Evans clawed it back to 3-2. With some quality exchanges in a hard-fought set, it stayed on serve but Annan took it, 6-3. Annan took an early lead in the final set to go 2 up. However, Evans levelled and it stayed on serve. Annan levelled with a couple of well-timed aces,and Evans was broken in the penultimate game before going down 6-4."  -- Ed
Reveal CommentEd Annan bt Rob Williams (Jul 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The red clay was an initial advantage for Williams, and it was telling immediately as he broke Annan in a long, deuce game. Williams held his own serve to lead 2-0, but it was all square in time, as Annan became more certain on the new surface. Annan broke again at 4-3 and managed to serve out the set, unnervingly. The second set seemed to be going Anna's way as he showed an assuredness that suggested he was used to the red surface, but Williams fought back and from 0-3 down, it became 3-2, with each player then unable to hold their service games, and it was 4-3 to Annan. Annan was eventually able to break Williams to lead 5-3, Williams's serve breaking down at that pivotal time. Annan threw some big serves to see out the match"  -- Ed
Rob Williams bt Anita Sutton (Jul 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEd Annan bt Anita Sutton (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Annan was playing an opponent, in Sutton, making her league debut . A beginner player, Sutton faced a baptism of fire being pitted against one of the group's strongest players, with an eye on the top placings. Serving first, Annan quickly established a lead with some consistent serving and measured groundstroke play. It took the third game for Sutton to win her first point, but from there, she took heart from it, serving strongly and engaging in some extended rallies. However, inevitably, it was Annan who prevailed, taking the first set and continuing the pattern of assured play to race through the second. Sutton limited the amount of double faults to help her game, but couldn't stop Annan closing out the match in commanding fashion."  -- Ed
Elizabeth Yong bt Anita Sutton (Jul 7) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentEd Annan bt Adeleke Aregbe (Jul 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Aregbe made the brighter start, breaking Annan's serve and backing it up for a 2-0 lead. Despite struggling with his game, Annan rallied and broke back. A couple of clever lobs from Aregbe helped him hold his service game, and Annan began to show the variety in his groundstrokes, moving Aregbe from side to side with greater purpose. At 3-3, Annan took control and broke for 5-3 to serve out the match. The 2nd set looked more straight forward. Annan's game became more consistent and threatening, whilst Aregbe struggled on his service. The increased pace on Annan's groundstrokes was more penetrating and at the net, Annan was able to find success, putting away volleys to close the point. Annan broke to love to take the match."  -- Ed
Reveal CommentJerry Read bt Elizabeth Yong (Jul 6) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fiercely contested match ! Liz has not played much recently and her game was improving as the match progressed. Good fun"  -- Jerry

Results

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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) 

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