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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.

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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.

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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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Club Venues

The West London Tennis Centre

East Acton Lane, Acton, London, W3 7HB
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Collapse AllActon and Gunnersbury Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrzej Szymanski 8.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vikas Wadhwani 8.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stan Sispela [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Baris Ali Kibar 9.2 [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Fergal O'Mullane [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Christopher Jackson 9.2 [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Siddharthan Elangovan 9.1 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBaris Ali Kibar v Fergal O'Mullane (Jun 11) 6-2, 3-6, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC...perhaps in the next round !! Nice to play Fergal. "  -- Baris
Reveal CommentSiddharthan Elangovan bt Christopher Jackson (Jun 10) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was raining during the day and then it stopped in the evening just for us to finish the match. Chris has very good top spin strokes and first serves. during the first set I struggled with his style of play and my unforced errors. In the second set, I was able to break his service game and I just managed to hang-in to take the second set. we were then forced to the third set where we broke each other's service games and continued till the end. It could have gone either way as he covered all parts of the court and was difficult to hit direct winners. There was also a music festival in the park grounds, nearby the courts and throughout the match we were entertained with good music. It can't be better. Enjoyed playing the match with Chris"  -- Siddharthan
Andrzej Szymanski bt Vikas Wadhwani (May 31) 6-3, 6-2
Andrzej Szymanski bt Baris Ali Kibar (May 28) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentVikas Wadhwani bt Christopher Jackson (May 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had to arrange 3 meetings to complete this match and no, it wasn’t due to bad weather or courts not available, etc In the first meeting I broke my tennis strings. Meet up after one week and then Chris broke his tennis strings so after both of us having restrung our racquets in the third meeting finally we managed to play our match. Moral of the story. Always carry a spare racket with you which nine of us were carrying unfortunately. Good fun though playing with chris. He has some decent inside out shots and great top spin. We had plenty of deuces and the weather was just perfect. Thanks for hosting me Christ "  -- Vikas
Andrzej Szymanski bt Siddharthan Elangovan (May 19) Walkover
Reveal CommentChristopher Jackson bt Fergal O'Mullane (May 19) 6-3, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Fergal, both were a bit rusty but some good rally's in between. Thanks for the racket lend!"  -- Christopher
Stan Sispela bt Siddharthan Elangovan (May 16) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentFergal O'Mullane bt Siddharthan Elangovan (May 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us have played better, but it was an enjoyable game"  -- Fergal
Baris Ali Kibar bt Siddharthan Elangovan (May 11) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndrzej Szymanski bt Fergal O'Mullane (May 11) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A real roller coaster of a match where momentum swung and stayed with the player in the ascendancy for lengthy periods. I started the match by reeling off 8 games in a row and everything was going well before Fergal came back to win the next 4 games and he went on to take the 2nd set. I began the 3rd set by winning 5 consecutive games. The scoreline in the 3rd set was not a true reflection of what occurred and there were some very good rallies. Fergal was ahead in the 4th and 5th games and yet I managed to dig deep to win both games which were the longest of the match. "  -- Andrzej
Reveal CommentVikas Wadhwani bt Siddharthan Elangovan (May 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some really great points won by both sides and multiple stroke rallies which I really enjoyed. Sid was kind enough to host me at his club. It’s always a pleasure to play with him. "  -- Vikas
Stan Sispela bt Baris Ali Kibar (May 4) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAndrzej Szymanski bt Stan Sispela (May 4) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "We last played in September and it's good to have Stan back in the league. This was a tough battle which lasted for over 2 hours. When I lost the first 4 games the task appeared rather arduous. There were some long and gruelling rallies, one which lasted for approximately 30 shots which ended with Stan hitting a winner. All I could was smile after that point even though I'd lost it as we'd both given everything. By far the longest game of the match was the last one. Stan was serving and on 3 occasions he was match point down and held on. He then had a number of game points which I managed to save before I was finally able to win the match. "  -- Andrzej
Reveal CommentVikas Wadhwani bt Baris Ali Kibar (May 1) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Bad light stopped play so we need to continue from here"  -- Vikas
  • "Just finished our match today which was unfinished. 6-3, 8-6 final score," -- Vikas [As we expect a match to be concluded with a matchtiebreak if 6 games all reached as score of 7-6 has been recorded.]
Reveal CommentStan Sispela bt Christopher Jackson (May 1) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Somehow i managed to turn it around from 6:4, 5:4, 30:30. Great match."  -- Stan
Reveal CommentVikas Wadhwani bt Stan Sispela (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Stan is a great player. We had two sets but very hard fought seemed like 3 sets actually with lot of hard earned rallies and deuces. Perfect weather for tennis. "  -- Vikas
Reveal CommentAndrzej Szymanski bt Christopher Jackson (Apr 22) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It's not easy playing in the heat, especially as we haven't played in these conditions since September. I thought we coped well and there were some good rallies, especially in the second set. I won four points in the second set due to being lucky when the ball hit the net cord and things seemed to be going my way, yet Chris broke my serve in the 10th game to win the set. I managed to put the disappointment to one side and I came back stronger in the 3rd set . "  -- Andrzej
Reveal CommentBaris Ali Kibar bt Christopher Jackson (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good effective forhand topspin shots from Chris."  -- Baris
Reveal CommentVikas Wadhwani bt Fergal O'Mullane (Apr 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather. It should be a crime not to play tennis in such weather. it was a great match with Fergal (a left hander) we had some decent rallies and a lot of deuces. Enjoyed the match. "  -- Vikas

Current Rankings:

  1. Robin Sibley [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Olamide Oduwole 7.1 [W4] 8
  3. Marc Butterlin 8.2 [W2] 4
  4. Matthew Khoory 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Paul Cartwright 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  6. Chris Brown [L4]
  7. Rob Williams [L2]

Match Results:

Olamide Oduwole bt Chris Brown (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobin Sibley bt Paul Cartwright (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "nice to meet Paul, after some good serving by Paul just managed to out rally him in the exchanges...good luck in your other mathches"  -- Robin
Reveal CommentOlamide Oduwole bt Matthew Khoory (Jun 1) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Matt was fun to play"  -- Olamide
Reveal CommentMatthew Khoory bt Rob Williams (May 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, was quite even with both players being quite defensive. Many games went to Deuce. Was a pleasure to meet and play Rob."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentRobin Sibley bt Rob Williams (May 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play Rob again as we belong to the same club. On a very bouncy new court with new tennis balls made for some interesting rallies. Good luck in your other matches "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentPaul Cartwright bt Chris Brown (May 19) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in slightly damp conditions.Good courts in Gunnersbury Park."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Matthew Khoory (May 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Matthew. First set was much more hard fought than the score might suggest. Matthew started suffering from back pain in the second which might have affected his performance overall."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Robin Sibley (May 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with many games going to deuce. I was fortunate the points went my way at crucial moments of the match, and sometimes a couple of points is the difference between winning and losing a match. Nice to play Rob again, and lovely weather conditions at Southfields!"  -- Marc
Reveal CommentMatthew Khoory bt Chris Brown (May 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Should have been a closer match but i think Chris' lack of match experience affected confidence and that resulted in a convincing win. We played after the match and it was much closer with Chris having the slight upper hand. I look forward to playing again."  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentOlamide Oduwole bt Robin Sibley (May 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Rob made an amazing come back in the 2nd set. He won 4 games in a row"  -- Olamide
Reveal CommentOlamide Oduwole bt Paul Cartwright (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was fun"  -- Olamide
Reveal CommentRobin Sibley bt Chris Brown (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match not as one sided as it sounds, Chris brought the best out in me in the fact I was outlasting him in the rally’s..nice to meet him and good luck in the future "  -- Robin
Reveal CommentRobin Sibley bt Matthew Khoory (Apr 27) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Was competitive match played in very windy conditions. Please to meet Matthew and good luck in future games "  -- Robin

Current Rankings:

  1. Bruno Spada [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamie Byrom [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ed Annan [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Adeleke Aregbe 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Evans 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Jerry Read [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Jamie Byrom bt Adeleke Aregbe (May 29) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentEd Annan bt Jerry Read (May 14) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The first set started brightly for me. I took the first two games, but an improved display and some lapse of concentration on my part, saw my lead stripped away. At two-two, I forged ahead again, only to have the same thing happen again. However, I continued to play aggressively and adventurously, and was able to hold out to complete the first set to 4. The 2nd set proved to be more one-sided against my older opponent, and I was able to play more free flowing tennis without the risk of dropping significant points, seeing out the set to love."  -- Ed
Reveal CommentBruno Spada bt Ed Annan (May 11) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play this (long)game vs Ed. Good battle !" Bruno
Jamie Byrom bt Ed Annan (May 10) 6-3, 6-4
Jamie Byrom bt Jerry Read (May 7) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Evans bt Ed Annan (May 4) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The match started off evenly, until Alex's aggressive groundstrokes began to pay dividends as he broke and held his own service game to lead 4-2. I rallied to bring it back to 4-4 before Alex turned it on with some fine net play to take the first set to 4. In the second set, a similar scenario kept me slightly ahead. When Alex broke me at 3-2, I immediately broke back, but was broken as I tried to serve out the set at 5-4. However, some excellent returns of service, defensive play and brave winners saw me break again and then hold my nerve to win the set to 5. The final set stayed tight, but at 2-3, the arduous nature of the match took its toll, and I was broken. Always playing catch up, I was unable to hold my serve, going down 6-3"  -- Ed
Bruno Spada bt Jamie Byrom (May 3) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentEd Annan bt Adeleke Aregbe (Apr 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I took an early break, but was broken for 2-2. However, I was able to break again and, despite how tight each game was, I managed to prevail. In the second set, it was more straightforward than the first, with Ade's unorthodox style bringing in more errors. I raced to a 5-0 lead before Ade recovered a game and put pressure on on the final game before I completed a 6-1 win with a volley at the net. "  -- Ed
Adeleke Aregbe bt Jerry Read (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-1
Bruno Spada bt Jerry Read (Apr 25) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBruno Spada bt Adeleke Aregbe (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another great day to play tennis outdoor! Nice playing Ade !"  -- Bruno
Reveal CommentBruno Spada bt Alex Evans (Apr 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed the game! Great weather, nice play - Very pleased to meet Alex - Thx!"  -- Bruno

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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