Friendly, competitive tennis on Acton & Gunnersburys' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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 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 full venue details »

Acton Park

21 East Churchfield Road, London, W3 6BD Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Lammas Park

Culmington Road, Ealing, London, W13 9NJ Tel: 020 8840 0888 full venue details »

Brook Green

Off Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, W6 7PB Tel: 020 7602 2226 full venue details »

Club Venues

The West London Tennis Centre

East Acton Lane, Acton, London, W3 7HB Tel: full venue details »

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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!" 

Fabio Giusti

"Loved playing in this league" 

Vikas Wadhwani

"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

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

Daryl Chin

"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" 

Robin Marsden

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Collapse AllActon and Gunnersbury Singles - Round 43 | Thursday 6 August 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Cermak [W2, L1] 5
  2. Marek Kacirek [W2] 4
  3. Matt Gordon-Smith [W2, L1] 4
  4. Dan Vexler 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Usman Malik [W1, L1] 2
  6. Laurence McGinley [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Marek Kacirek bt Matt Gordon-Smith (Sep 20) 4-2, 5-3
Reveal CommentChris Cermak bt Usman Malik (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies on a beautiful sunny day and some closer games than the score would suggest."  -- Chris
Marek Kacirek bt Laurence McGinley (Sep 6) 4-0, 4-2
Reveal CommentMatt Gordon-Smith bt Chris Cermak (Aug 31) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, lots of swings in momentum and could have gone either way. Some excellent drop shots and plenty of winners from Chris."  -- Matt
Reveal CommentChris Cermak bt Laurence McGinley (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Lawrence, some good rallies and close games in there despite the scoreline."  -- Chris
Matt Gordon-Smith bt Laurence McGinley (Aug 17) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentUsman Malik bt Laurence McGinley (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice playing Laurence. Much tougher second set than the first with some good long rallies. "  -- Usman
Reveal CommentDan Vexler bt Laurence McGinley (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Laurence and Dan braved the ridiculous heat to kick off their local tennis league season. Both players showed some rust but enjoyed a fun match. "  -- Dan

Current Rankings:

  1. Matthew Khoory 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul Cartwright 8.2 [W3] 6
  3. Tomas Krupan 10.2 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Andrew Cooling [W2] 4
  5. Mel Cassini [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Christopher May [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Cartwright bt Tomas Krupan (Sep 27) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match that took a while to finish as we needed to complete in two sessions.Managed to come back from 2-4 down to win a run of games on windy conditions to win the match.Some long games and rallies and both having mixed success with lobs and other shots attempted. "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Mel Cassini (Sep 26) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "thanks again for the match. Mel is definitely a much better tennis player but somehow my lefthand slices worked today. "  -- Tomas
Reveal CommentPaul Cartwright bt Mel Cassini (Sep 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long match that actually started the week before but with a long first set that could have gone either we finished a week later.Lots of long rallies and games.Fun match"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Cartwright bt Christopher May (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun early morning match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMatthew Khoory bt Christopher May (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with some competitive games. A pleasure to meet Chris and all the best with the rest of your games."  -- Matthew
Tomas Krupan bt Christopher May (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMatthew Khoory bt Mel Cassini (Aug 21) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The wind made this a tricky match for both players. The 2nd set was a closer and more enjoyable than the first. Pleasure to meet Mel and wish her the best with rest of her matches. "  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentMatthew Khoory bt Tomas Krupan (Aug 16) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A close encounter in which both players lacked confidence in their game due to the greasy surface at a damp Southfields Park court. Nonetheless, it was a fun & competitive 2 sets and a pleasure to meet Tom. "  -- Matthew
Mel Cassini bt Christopher May (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-1
Andrew Cooling bt Matthew Khoory (Aug 11) 6-4, 6-1
Andrew Cooling bt Mel Cassini (Aug 9) 6-4, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Adeleke Aregbe 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicolae Barsan 10.2 [W3, L1] 6
  3. Hamad Khan [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Astrid Mannheim [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Caroline Gammage 10.2 [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicolae Barsan bt Astrid Mannheim (Sep 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant match which felt like a hard battle, feel sore already :) Was great to with Astrid. "  -- Nicolae
Nicolae Barsan bt Caroline Gammage (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Caroline Gammage (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, Caroline was consistent with her strokes which made for a number of close deuce games ."  -- Adeleke
Nicolae Barsan bt Hamad Khan (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentCaroline Gammage bt Astrid Mannheim (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and sporting match, thoroughly enjoyable and a pleasure to play with Astrid. "  -- Caroline
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Astrid Mannheim (Aug 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The first set could have gone either way but thankfully it went mine. It was a competitive and enjoyable match."  -- Adeleke
Reveal CommentAstrid Mannheim bt Hamad Khan (Aug 22) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun and competitive match. Many games went to deuce. We powered through even when battling a third opponent: the wind."  -- Astrid
Reveal CommentHamad Khan bt Caroline Gammage (Aug 16) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game and was very nice to meeet Caroline. "  -- Hamad
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Hamad Khan (Aug 8) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a very close match as can be seen from the scoreline. It was good to meet Hamad."  -- Adeleke
Reveal CommentAdeleke Aregbe bt Nicolae Barsan (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match which was more competitive than the scores suggest. It was a pleasure to meet Nico who hadn't played for a while."  -- Adeleke

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)