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!

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
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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
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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 enjoyed the league again, thanks for organising it"

Ian Hancock

"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 organising the league, I did it enjoy and would like to play in the next round"

Ian Hancock

"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

"I think the league is fab"

Katie Ouvaroff

"Thanks for all your great work"

Glen Stephens

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Report your results

Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 18 July 2019 to Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 August 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Salisbury [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Moore [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Angus Comber 9.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Martin Evans [W1] 2
  6. Peter Grant [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sara Evans 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Evans bt Chris Moore (Aug 13) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Many thanks for the game Chris and good luck with your others . All the best Martin"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Chris Moore (Aug 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "After I'd managed to hold serve in the first game, the second game lasted about 10 minutes with numerous deuces. I was lucky enough to win that game and afterwards the momentum slipped away from Chris and we ended up with a scoreline that really doesn't reflect the relative strength of our games. It will be much closer next time. Thanks for the match Chris."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentChris Moore bt Angus Comber (Aug 10) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought win against Angus, He played really well. I had my hands full "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentDavid Salisbury bt Chris Moore (Aug 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Chris. A tight match - I was lucky to take the first tie break and the second set not doing justice to a very hard-fought battle. Here's to next time."  -- David
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Peter Grant (Aug 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match, I just stuck in and managed to muddle through. Really enjoyed the match, lets replay soon."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Peter Grant (Jul 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A slowish start from Peter but very different in the second set with many long rallies and multi deuce games. We have very similar playing styles so plenty of backhand slice duels, all good fun."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentChris Moore bt Peter Grant (Jul 24) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My first match in the tennis league. Not the start I was hoping for but Chris is a good player. First set was fairly close but he ran away with a bit in the second although I did miss a few chances. I enjoyed the game though, and looking forward to my next match."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Angus Comber (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with Angus as usual, on a very hot evening at Barn Elms."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt David Salisbury (Jul 22) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Five minutes into the match, 3-0 down and with David serving and hitting very strongly, I was contemplating my second double bagel defeat in the Barnes League. Kindly David eased up a bit and the match became more competitive. David eventually won a long first set. The second and third sets were power (David) vs steady (me) and steady just won out. A really fun game and after 2 hours and 20 minutes of play I am aching everywhere. Good luck to David in his remaining matches, he is a very welcome newcomer to this league."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentDavid Salisbury bt Angus Comber (Jul 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - thanks to Angus for welcoming me to the group and showing me the ropes!"  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Nesbit 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Anthony Kilburn [L1]
  3. Mate Koncz [L1]
  4. Nicholas Frey
  5. Philippe Gomes

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Mate Koncz (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us out of practise we took a while to bring some confidence to our game. Mate steadily improved and could have taken the second set. I managed to hang on with some sneaky drop shots and am glad I did because I was knackered and a third set? Well............. Best Tony"  -- Tony
Tony Nesbit bt Anthony Kilburn (Jul 29) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Bernard O'Keeffe [W2] 4
  2. Nick Sinden [W1, L1] 2
  3. Ajeet Ranjit 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Rosanna Ball 8.1 [L1]
  5. Zane Baring 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Bernard O'Keeffe bt Rosanna Ball (Aug 6) 6-2, 6-1
Bernard O'Keeffe bt Nick Sinden (Aug 4) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentNick Sinden bt Ajeet Ranjit (Jul 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game - I think you should have beaten me - I was very lucky!"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Zane Baring (Jul 28) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Zane.- always a close one! Good luck for your remaining matches."  -- Ajeet


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)