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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

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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.

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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"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

"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

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Kerstin Luksch

"We had a nice bunch in our group and chat away and arrange our own games at weekends, so you are very successful and should be proud of your achievements! Thanks again for organising," 

Riejet Oliver

"​Many thanks for organising the events which I very much enjoyed, in particular meeting friendly, interesting people and having the opportunity to play against new opponents",

Ante Sesardic

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Collapse AllActon and Gunnersbury Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

Highs and lows in this round in Acton & Gunnersbury with lots of good matches but two withdrawals and some players playing only a few matches which always brings down the stats. Hope you can get more arranged next time, especially with the great new facilities in Gunnersbury Park!

Group Summary:

In a repeat of the last round, Flavio comes first and Stan comes second! Elsewhere in the group, it was mixed up with Fergal overtaking Vikas to come third. Well played all! Who will take on the top two next time? We look forward to finding out!

Final Rankings:

  1. Flavio Taffoni 7.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Stan Sispela [W3, L1, UF1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Fergal O'Mullane [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jonathan-Pierre Lion [W2, L3, UF1] 4
  5. Olamide Oduwole 7.1 [W1, UF1] 2
  6. Vikas Wadhwani 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  7. Baris Ali Kibar 9.1 [L5]
  8. Gavin Shek withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Stan Sispela bt Baris Ali Kibar (Nov 10) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Flavio Taffoni bt Baris Ali Kibar (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-2
Stan Sispela bt Jonathan-Pierre Lion (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-2
Flavio Taffoni bt Jonathan-Pierre Lion (Nov 4) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentOlamide Oduwole bt Jonathan-Pierre Lion (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of fun. "  -- Olamide
Jonathan-Pierre Lion bt Vikas Wadhwani (Oct 26) Walkover
Flavio Taffoni bt Vikas Wadhwani (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-1
Jonathan-Pierre Lion bt Baris Ali Kibar (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentFergal O'Mullane bt Baris Ali Kibar (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always competitive and nice guy"  -- Fergal
Flavio Taffoni bt Stan Sispela (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-0
Fergal O'Mullane v Jonathan-Pierre Lion (Oct 9) 6-1, 4-5 TBC
Vikas Wadhwani bt Baris Ali Kibar (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-2
Flavio Taffoni bt Fergal O'Mullane (Oct 1) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentStan Sispela v Olamide Oduwole (Sep 28) 6-4, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We could not finish the match because of the rain. It is 40:40 in the second set and Stan serves."  -- Stan
Stan Sispela bt Fergal O'Mullane (Sep 25) 6-4, 6-4

Group Summary:

This group was on the quiet side and unusually, no one got their bonus points but at least everyone got on court and had one match. Robin tops the group, undefeated in 3 matches and Marc moves up into second place. Well played and hope Ed is recovering from his tennis elbow.

Final Rankings:

  1. Robin Sibley [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Marc Butterlin 8.2 [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Tolga Yetis [W1] 2
  4. Osarobo Agbontaen [L2] 1
  5. Matthew Khoory 10.2 [L1] 1
  6. Ed Annan [L2] withdrawn
  7. Owen Phillips 10.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Tolga Yetis bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentRobin Sibley bt Matthew Khoory (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-3, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Matthew played really well but ran out of steam at the end. Thanks for the game "  -- Robin
Robin Sibley bt Owen Phillips (Oct 18) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Osarobo Agbontaen (Oct 15) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match. Osorobo looked like he was going to run with this one after the first set, but I managed to make a comeback halfway through the second set and the momentum shifted from that point on."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentMarc Butterlin bt Ed Annan (Oct 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Dry sunny day but, with heavy rain the day before, the courts were still a bit wet and there were some puddles in places adding to the challenge of hitting the ball back in the court! A close match, with lots of deuce games. Ed was suffering from back pain and a tennis elbow, which hampered his performance on the day. Nice to meet him in the league the first time anyway."  -- Marc
Reveal CommentRobin Sibley bt Ed Annan (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was good match even though score sounds a bit one sided.. Ed hit some good forehands. Nice to meet Ed and good luck in your other matches. "  -- Robin

Group Summary:

The overall standings are hard on Stephanie as she won all her 3 matches and beat both Diomid and Alvaro. But Diomid played six matches, won 4 and got his bonus points and Alvaro played 5 matches and won 4. As the league is a points chase, it meant they both finished ahead of Stephanie, so the final order is Diomid, Alvaro, Stephanie. Well played all! A shame not to see more of Sukhi and nothing from Anita this time. Hope you are both ok!

Final Rankings:

  1. Diomid Sarateanu 10.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Alvaro Chirivella [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Stephanie Burt 10.1 [W3] 6
  4. Caroline Gammage 10.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Jerry Read [L2] 1
  6. Ankur Jaiswal [L4]
  7. Sukhi Bains [L1]
  8. Anita Sutton

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephanie Burt bt Alvaro Chirivella (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Although amity very cold morning, we had some very good rallies."  -- Stephanie
Alvaro Chirivella bt Jerry Read (Nov 8) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Caroline Gammage (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game and lots of rallies, looking forward to meet Caroline in the next rounds "  -- Diomid
Reveal CommentDiomid Sarateanu bt Sukhi Bains (Oct 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was nice to meet and play with Sukhi, hope will meet again in the next rounds"  -- Diomid
Stephanie Burt bt Ankur Jaiswal (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlvaro Chirivella bt Ankur Jaiswal (Oct 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with Ankur.. Good to play after bad weather on the last couple of weekends"  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentAlvaro Chirivella bt Caroline Gammage (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match with some great rallies !!"  -- Alvaro
Reveal CommentStephanie Burt bt Diomid Sarateanu (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and lots of running."  -- Stephanie
Reveal CommentCaroline Gammage bt Ankur Jaiswal (Sep 28) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match considering the wind!!! "  -- Caroline

Match of the Group:

Diomid Sarateanu bt Jerry Read (Sep 25) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Diomid Sarateanu bt Ankur Jaiswal (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlvaro Chirivella bt Diomid Sarateanu (Sep 20) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match.. Diomid played well.. It was nice to meet him.."  -- Alvaro


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) 

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)