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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 Nigel, Sally and the team who will be happy to help!


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Primary Venues

Barn Elms Sports Centre

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 0DG
Tel: 020 3959 0055
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Barn Elms Sports Trust

London Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9SA
Tel: 0208 876 9503
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Sheen Common

Fife Road, East Sheen, London, SW14 7EL
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Palewell Common

Palewell Common Drive, London, SW14 8RF
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Dukes Meadows Tennis Centre

Dan Mason Drive, London, W4 2SH
Tel: 020 8994 3314
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Rocks Lane Multi Sports Centre

Rocks Lane (opposite Ranelagh Avenue) SW13 0DG, London, SW13 0DG
Tel: 020 8876 8330
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Westerly Ware

88A Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 3AP
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Club Venues

Barnes Tennis Club

The Club House, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9QL
Tel: 0208 876 1270
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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 29 November 2018 to Wednesday 6 February 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 January 2019)

Of course more matches could have been played overall this round, but that might have meant fewer Christmas presents bought and New Year parties attended! And the tennis that was played looks like a lot of fun and definitely whets the appetite for the spring round. Thanks again for playing and here's to the warmer weather and more on-court action!

Group Summary:

Ian and Yves tie on points at the top of the group but Ian clinches it by virtue of conceding fewer games than Yves. Shame they didn't get to play it out for the top spot, would have been very interesting to see that result, but well done to Ian nevertheless and match that we can look forward to next time! Amazingly Angus, Tony and Pablo also tied with four points each. Here the rule book breaks the tie by deducting bonus points (sorry Tony and Pablo!) which leaves Angus in third place. A nice group and we enjoyed the commentaries.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Yves Dermaux [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Angus Comber 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Tony Nesbit 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pablo Gonzalez 10.2 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Anthony Kilburn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentYves Dermaux bt Pablo Gonzalez (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game! Maybe next time it’s a bit more even!"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Angus Comber (Jan 5) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, good rallies in the second set. "  -- Ian
Yves Dermaux bt Angus Comber (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Tony Nesbit (Dec 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A fun pre Christmas match with Tony, I got most of the luck."  -- Ian

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Pablo Gonzalez (Dec 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Tony. Finally, I get a set on you! Merry Christmas!!!"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Pablo Gonzalez (Dec 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the third set Ian. It was good to play you. Definitely out of my league! Look forward to making it a little better next time! Merry Christmas!!!!"  -- Pablo
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Tony Nesbit (Dec 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some long games in the first set, very even. And Tony's low slices to my backhand made life tough at times. Fantastic game."  -- Angus
Yves Dermaux bt Tony Nesbit (Dec 7) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Pablo Gonzalez (Dec 2) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bit up and down for both of us. Enjoyable match."  -- Angus

Group Summary:

Way to go Lucy - four excellent wins to claim the group title by a landslide of points. Excellent tennis and great sportsmanship... In a group of fewer than the ideal number of matches, Lucy's effort ensured that four players got on court to play and the matches looked like great fun. Elsewhere, Ben notched up a win of his own to take second place. Do let us help get matches set up if you are struggling next time and let's hope the spring brings plenty of opportunities to get on court.

Final Rankings:

  1. Lucy Witter [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Ben Marquez 10.2 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Francis Keeling 10.2 [L1]
  4. Jumaane Camero 10.2 [L1]
  5. Ronan Brown [L2]
  6. Philippa Seal 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLucy Witter bt Jumaane Camero (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really good game in spite of not being able to feel our fingers!"  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Witter bt Francis Keeling (Jan 27) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We had a really fun match in spite of the blustery conditions (which made serving and switching ends pretty tricky!)"  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Witter bt Ben Marquez (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ben! It was a good game with some nice long rallies!"  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Witter bt Ronan Brown (Jan 4) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Ronan! The first set was a real battle and could have gone either way! We had great rallies throughout which kept us warm on a chilly evening."  -- Lucy

Match of the Group:

Ben Marquez bt Ronan Brown (Dec 29) 6-2, 7-5

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Barnes & Sheen archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Barnes & Sheen.

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)