Friendly, competitive tennis on Barnes and Sheen's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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Barn Elms Tennis Courts
Barn Elms Tennis Courts

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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!

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Barn Elms

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 0DG
Tel: 020 8876 9873
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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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"I have enjoyed very much meeting the other members of the league"

Graham Pullen

"Thanks for organising the tennis. I enjoyed it immensely and I will participate again next year"

Ruth Tempelmayr

"Regards to the team. Fine organisation and fun" 

Tony Nesbit

"It's a great idea; I am enjoying meeting lots of local players and playing a variety of opponents. It seems a very relaxed way of improving your tennis without the club match pressure"

Barbara Whiteford

"I enjoyed the league again, thanks for organising it"

Ian Hancock

"I broke my strings in point two so perhaps it wasn’t my best tennis but it is all good practice as matches are so different to just social hitting – and the chance to play new people who are keen just to play is great!"

Clare Knowles

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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 14 September 2017 to Wednesday 8 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 October 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Bilal Basir 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Buckingham 9.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ian Hancock 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Martin Evans [W1] 2
  5. Emil Bielski [W1, L2] 2
  6. David Maud 9.1 [L2] withdrawn 1
  7. Clive Daykin [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Richard Buckingham (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game, with some long and enjoyable rallies, especially in the second set."  -- Ian
Richard Buckingham bt Emil Bielski (Oct 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentRichard Buckingham bt David Maud (Oct 7) 5-7, 6-3 David Maud Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately David had to withdraw at end of second set last Saturday with an injured Achilles heel. We did agree that if time allowed we would meet again to play a third set but David has now withdrawn from league and this is not going to be possible."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentMartin Evans bt Richard Buckingham (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Richard and for arranging the court . Good luck with your remaining games Martin"  -- Martin
Bilal Basir bt Clive Daykin (Sep 30) 6-0, 6-0
Emil Bielski bt Ian Hancock (Sep 25) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Bilal Basir bt Ian Hancock (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2
Bilal Basir bt Richard Buckingham (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-0
Bilal Basir bt David Maud (Sep 20) 6-0, 6-0
Bilal Basir bt Emil Bielski (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Flexer 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tony Nesbit 9.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Angus Comber 10.1 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Bernard O'Keeffe [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Catherine Roynette [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alexander Lawson [L1]
  7. Richard Wallace

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Flexer bt Angus Comber (Oct 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in very windy conditions, thanks! "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Flexer bt Tony Nesbit (Oct 8) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as always, thanks Tony!"  -- Stephen
Angus Comber bt Alexander Lawson (Oct 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Bernard O'Keeffe (Oct 3) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking contest. Lost count of the deuces. It could have gone either way. Thanks for the match Bernard."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Catherine Roynette (Oct 2) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "1. Should your option be to play under floodlights on Astroturf try to ensure that the balls are a different colour to the playing surface. 2. Liberal use of the lob= good strategy. Blinded opponent swatting at phantoms. Thanks Catherine. Keep on your toes. Tony"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Angus Comber (Sep 30) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well contested with Angus chasing everything down and making his best passing shots on the run. I managed to grind a win out of persistence rather than skill. Great fun though. Tony"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Catherine Roynette (Sep 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Some good net play and tricky slices."  -- Angus
Stephen Flexer bt Bernard O'Keeffe (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-3
Bernard O'Keeffe bt Catherine Roynette (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephen Flexer bt Catherine Roynette (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable game - just what I needed after work on a Thursday. Thank you for the fun well spirited match Catherine!"  -- Stephen

Current Rankings:

  1. Temidayo Adekanye [W2] 4
  2. Francis Lacan 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Zane Baring 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Nick Sinden [L2]
  5. Theng Hone Goh

Match Results:

Zane Baring bt Nick Sinden (Oct 16) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTemidayo Adekanye bt Francis Lacan (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game Francis"  -- Temidayo
Reveal CommentTemidayo Adekanye bt Nick Sinden (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good game...."  -- Temidayo
Reveal CommentFrancis Lacan bt Zane Baring (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "When we started this match I felt I was in danger as Zane was moving much faster than me and catching all the balls. Luckily she slowed down and I could regain the confidence I needed to win."  -- Francis


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Barnes archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Barnes. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)