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

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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Barn Elms Tennis Courts
Barn Elms Tennis Courts

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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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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

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
full venue details »

"I haven't played tennis this regularly since I was in my teens and it's been great to get back into it in my mid (to late!) thirties. So a big thank you to both of you for having the brains and perseverance to set up the tennis leagues. I've found them a fantastically easy and accessible way to get back into the game"

Tom Forrest

"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

"Thanks for the well run league. I'm looking forward to the next round with keen anticipation"

Tony Nesbit

"I have enjoyed very much meeting the other members of the league"

Graham Pullen

"Great league, it is very pleasant to play at Barnes thanks to the convenience of booking the courts and a great atmosphere.", 

Damien Marty

"This tennis league is such a great idea - I'm really enjoying it.  Thank you!"

Rachel Holmes

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Report your results

Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 26 September 2019 to Wednesday 20 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Anthony Kilburn
  2. Bernard O'Keeffe
  3. Chris Moore
  4. Martin Evans
  5. Sara Evans 7.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Grant [W1] 2
  2. Francis Lacan 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Emilia Stankiewicz [L1]
  4. Pablo Gonzalez 10.1
  5. Philippa Seal 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Francis Lacan (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Francis. An eventful match after an initial mix up with the venue. First set score flatters me a bit but second set much tighter. I built up a 5-1 lead only to be pegged back to 5-4 and managed to win a nervy final game. In between all this the heavens opened up during the second set and after having the court mopped up we managed to complete the match albeit with some dodgy rain affected bounces on both sides of the net."  -- Peter
Francis Lacan bt Emilia Stankiewicz (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-1

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)