Friendly, competitive tennis on The All England Lawn Tennis Club Community Sports Ground's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, daytime 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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The indoor courts at AELTC Community Sports Ground
The indoor courts at AELTC Community Sports Ground

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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
  • Matches are intended to be played weekdays during the day when there is good court availability at the AELTC Community Sports Ground
  • 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 the next round here.

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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

AELTC Community Sports Ground

216 Grand Drive, Raynes Park, London, SW20 9NB Tel: 020 8939 6422 full venue details »

Other Venues

Cottenham Park

Melbury Gardens, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0DJ Tel: full venue details »

Wimbledon Park

Home Park Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7HX Tel: 020 8879 0611 full venue details »

Holland Garden

Cambridge Road, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0SN Tel: full venue details »

John Innes Park and Recreation Ground

Mostyn Road, Morden, London, SW19 3LL Tel: full venue details »

Joseph Hood Recreation Ground

Martin Way, Morden, Surrey, SW20 9BX Tel: full venue details »

Nursery Road Playing Fields

Nursery Road, Merton, London, SW19 4JA Tel: full venue details »

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields

Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, London, KT3 6NF Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllAELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 30 July 2020 to Wednesday 23 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 26 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Flavio Taffoni 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Serge Taborin 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dan Stevens [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vikranth Audi 8.1 [W3, L3] 6
  5. Babak Semino 8.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ben Harling 10.2 [L5] 1
  7. Joe Carswell 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Dan Stevens bt Vikranth Audi (Sep 13) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Ben Harling (Sep 10) 6-4, 3-6, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Not easy playing a guy who serves right handed, plays groundstrokes/volleys left handed and smashes right handed! :) All tactics and patterns went out of the window and it was just back to basics. The first set was flawed but fun. A single service hold decided the set in my favour. Ben’s serving improved in the second while mine worsened; and he won the second set easily! We decided to play a match tiebreak in lieu of the third and I stayed just solid enough to take the set and match! Fun experience overall! "  -- Vikranth
Flavio Taffoni bt Serge Taborin (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-1
Dan Stevens bt Ben Harling (Sep 7) 7-5, 7-6 (7-1)
Flavio Taffoni bt Vikranth Audi (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-1
Vikranth Audi bt Babak Semino (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentBabak Semino bt Ben Harling (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good close game. Usual unforeseen errors by both us but enjoyable never the less, thanks for the game Ben & good luck."  -- Babak
Dan Stevens bt Babak Semino (Aug 26) 6-4, 6-4
Flavio Taffoni bt Ben Harling (Aug 22) 6-1, 6-0
Flavio Taffoni bt Dan Stevens (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Dan Stevens (Aug 18) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An epic, with the first set played on grass and the last two on a hard court. Too many close games to count, but it easily could have gone either way."  -- Serge
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Babak Semino (Aug 12) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A wonderful match with Babak with an incredibly tight first set, while the second one was also a lot closer than the score suggests. "  -- Serge
Vikranth Audi bt Joe Carswell (Aug 10) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Ben Harling (Aug 9) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on grass, under the blazing sun. Some nice points and long rallies - looking forward to the next one"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Vikranth Audi (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match in very hot conditions. Some long and enjoyable rallies throughout. Looking forward to the next one"  -- Serge
Flavio Taffoni bt Babak Semino (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Will Purdue [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Amit Kapoor [W4, L1] 9
  3. Sven Oestmann 8.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Scott Whittington [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ian Dunn 8.1 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Danielle Price [L3] 1
  7. Darius Marin

Match Results:

Amit Kapoor bt Danielle Price (Sep 19) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Will Purdue bt Ian Dunn (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-5) Ian Dunn Retired
Amit Kapoor bt Ian Dunn (Sep 14) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentIan Dunn bt Scott Whittington (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A real pleasure to play against Scott. The scoreline doesn't reflect the amount of times I was wrong-footed by those great spin shots of his. I managed to get most parts of my game all working at once, so once I got ahead after some tight early games I was able to ride the wave. Look forward to playing again in the next round. "  -- Ian
Reveal CommentWill Purdue bt Amit Kapoor (Sep 8) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The hardest match I’ve ever played! Fantastic contest with Amit, who completely tore me apart in the first set. I had an awful day at the net but managed to find some consistency and depth just in time (was also 4-3 down in second set), and luckily the key moments went my way. Really long rallies and a great competitive match. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Purdue bt Scott Whittington (Aug 22) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match with a lot of winners, and a lot more running that I would have liked! 4-1 to 4-4 in first set, but managed to take the first set point available on 5-4 to squeak it. Second set we had a very long deuce game at 4-0 which could have opened the door to Scott but very fine margins. Thanks for a really fun match. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentSven Oestmann bt Ian Dunn (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match, and the second set really could have gone either way. In the end, I was lucky and relieved to shade it. Ian hit some good serves and several really nice aces. Good luck with your other matches and enjoy your holiday!"  -- Sven
Reveal CommentWill Purdue bt Danielle Price (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with Danielle with some really good quality rallies. Managed to take quite a few deuces so a much tighter match than the score suggests. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Purdue bt Sven Oestmann (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and hard fought match with Sven. Very competitive but also great to chat and although really happy to have won (edged it is probably the right term) would have had no complaints if I’d lost. "  -- Will
Reveal CommentSven Oestmann bt Scott Whittington (Aug 14) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match that was much closer than the score suggests. Lots of deuce games and long rallies. I spent a lot of time running around the court, trying to get to Scott's drop balls. Thanks for the game, Scott, and good luck with your other matches."  -- Sven
Reveal CommentScott Whittington bt Danielle Price (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Moved inside due to the thunder and rain. I really enjoyed the match. Dani played me all over the court and made me work hard for the points. Thanks for the game Dani."  -- Scott
Amit Kapoor bt Scott Whittington (Aug 7) 6-4, 7-5
Amit Kapoor bt Sven Oestmann (Aug 4) 3-6, 6-3, [10-6]

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Jones [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter Lace [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Kate Marsh 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gareth Jones 10.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Joanne Johnson [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Susie Rushton [W1, L4] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Jones bt Kate Marsh (Sep 19) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match under very blustery conditions"  -- Oliver
Kate Marsh bt Susie Rushton (Sep 18) Walkover
Gareth Jones bt Susie Rushton (Sep 16) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Oliver Jones bt Susie Rushton (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-0
Susie Rushton bt Peter Lace (Sep 11) 7-5, 6-3
Kate Marsh bt Joanne Johnson (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentOliver Jones bt Peter Lace (Aug 25) 4-6, 6-3, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match - could have gone either way in the tiebreak"  -- Oliver
Peter Lace bt Gareth Jones (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-1
Joanne Johnson bt Susie Rushton (Aug 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentKate Marsh bt Gareth Jones (Aug 19) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Gareth was unstoppable in the first set but I began to find my rhythm and work out his game - we had lots of deuces And some really good points "  -- Kate
Peter Lace bt Kate Marsh (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-1
Gareth Jones bt Joanne Johnson (Aug 13) 6-4, 7-5
Oliver Jones bt Gareth Jones (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-1
Peter Lace bt Joanne Johnson (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-4
Joanne Johnson bt Oliver Jones (Aug 5) 6-4, 1-6, [10-6]

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for AELTC Community Sports Ground Daytime.

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) 

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do count toward bonus points.

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)