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

Want to Get Playing?

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


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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 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 Sports Centre

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 0DG Tel: 020 3959 0055 full venue details »

Barn Elms Sports Trust

London Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9SA Tel: 0208 876 9503 full venue details »

Sheen Common

Fife Road, East Sheen, London, SW14 7EL Tel: full venue details »

Palewell Common

Palewell Common Drive, London, SW14 8RF Tel: full venue details »

Dukes Meadows Tennis Centre

Dan Mason Drive, London, W4 2SH Tel: 020 8994 3314 full venue details »

Rocks Lane Multi Sports Centre

Rocks Lane (opposite Ranelagh Avenue) SW13 0DG, London, SW13 0DG Tel: 020 8876 8330 full venue details »

Westerly Ware

88A Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 3AP Tel: full venue details »

Club Venues

Barnes Tennis Club

The Club House, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9QL Tel: 0208 876 1270 full venue details »

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

Rachel Holmes

"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

​"Terrific fun- such great people"

Patrick Grossmann

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

Graham Pullen

"Thanks for all your great work"

Glen Stephens

"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

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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.1 [W2] 4
  2. Serge Taborin 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. Oliver Sampson [L1]
  4. Paul Fawdry [L1]
  5. Valeria Zilkha [L1]
  6. Mark Warren [L1]
  7. Philippe Gomes

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Paul Fawdry (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match with some great serve and volley from Paul. Outcome hinged on the 10th game I think, which I narrowly won, after Paul had fought back from 5-1 down. The second set was a bit more scrappy."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Oliver Sampson (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet and thanks for the game"  -- Serge
Reveal CommentSerge Taborin bt Mark Warren (Sep 26) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match playing in very windy conditions - we had some nice long rallies in spite of this. Looking forward to the next one "  -- Serge
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Valeria Zilkha (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game at a very windy Barn Elms. Very competitive in the second set (and the third friendly set). Thanks for the match! Ian"  -- Ian

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Nesbit 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Abhay Shete [W1] 2
  3. Ajeet Ranjit 9.2 [L1]
  4. Angus Comber 9.1 [L1]
  5. Peter Grant [L1]
  6. James Bugler
  7. Joseph Lockey
  8. Julien Bonvarlet
  9. Philip Hunter

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAbhay Shete bt Peter Grant (Sep 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing with Peter again! Weather was great, it was a good match with some good rallies"  -- Abhay
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Ajeet Ranjit (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Glad we could find a day when it wasn't too windy. Most enjoyable in the sunshine. Some cracking shots from Ajeet; I contrived to make less unforced errors otherwise closer than the score would suggest."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Angus Comber (Sep 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet up with Angus again. Both of us trying hard to find some form but frustrated by lack of practice. Gotta get some more of this."  -- Tony

Current Rankings:

  1. Mazin Shawish [W2] 4
  2. Nick Sinden [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Antonio Quaresima 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Nigel W Williams [L1]
  5. Sadia Saeed [L1]
  6. Sophie Longhurst [L1]
  7. Francis Keeling 10.2
  8. Hannah Sinclair

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntonio Quaresima bt Sadia Saeed (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always great time when playing with Sadia...despite the score there were some close games with lots of deuces and long rallies...I had chance to win as my serves start to be more consistent but I was impressed by Sadia technique...happy to see you soon for another match Sadia and good luck for your competition - Antonio "  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentNick Sinden bt Nigel W Williams (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Nigel for making the journey - hope the back gets better."  -- Nick
Mazin Shawish bt Sophie Longhurst (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAntonio Quaresima v Nick Sinden (Sep 25) 5-7, 6-1, 0-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be completed"  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentMazin Shawish bt Antonio Quaresima (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Best of 3 6-4, 6-3 Some good play, variations and directional play. Enjoyed playing Antonio. "  -- Mazin


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) 

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)