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

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Ian Hancock

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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 23 January 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 February 2020)

Well over two thirds of the matches were played in this wintry round which is great going and may the memories of those matches stay in the mind and keep the passion for tennis alive while we all concentrate on getting through the current crisis. Tennis will be back and we are thinking of you!

Group Summary:

Now had Martin played a few more matches this might well have been his group (he beat the eventual winner), but this was really a case of who dares to play, wins! Ian, returning to the league, played more and won more matches than anyone else. Indeed he completed all his matches and on that ground alone (never mind the good tennis) deserved his group win!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.1 [W3, L1] 6 WINNER
  2. Martin Evans [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Sara Evans 7.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Chris Moore [L1]
  5. Francis Lacan 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMartin Evans bt Ian Hancock (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Many long rallies and sorry your string broke Ian . All the best and thanks for the game Martin "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentSara Evans bt Francis Lacan (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely sunny morning but very difficult conditions in the wind. Still, we managed some good rallies and it was an enjoyable game. A tennis first for me too when Francis’ shoe fell off in the middle of a point! "  -- Sara
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Sara Evans (Mar 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard fought and enjoyable match with some very long rallies, especially in the first set."  -- Ian
Ian Hancock bt Chris Moore (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Francis Lacan (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played at a windy Barn Elms with a low sun, conditions were difficult. Match much closer than the score would suggest, I won quite a few points off the edge of my racquet. Some good rallies and backhand cross court winners from Francis."  -- Ian

Group Summary:

Even though the silver and bronze medalists picked up bonus points and he didn't, Peter's strong showing over his four matches was enough to win him the group unbeaten. It would have been fun to see him square up against runner-up Tony, but that will have to wait for another round. Well played Peter!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Grant [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Tony Nesbit 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Bernard O'Keeffe [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nick Kusturovic [W3, L2] 6
  5. Jordan Roberts [W1, L2] 3
  6. Philippa Seal 10.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Bernard O'Keeffe bt Nick Kusturovic (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Nick Kusturovic bt Jordan Roberts (Mar 11) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Nick Kusturovic (Mar 7) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Nick. "  -- Peter
Reveal CommentPeter Grant bt Jordan Roberts (Mar 2) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Jordan."  -- Peter
Reveal CommentTony Nesbit bt Bernard O'Keeffe (Feb 14) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good close contest and most enjoyable in between storms. Thanks for the match Bernard. Here's to the next battle."  -- Tony
Peter Grant bt Philippa Seal (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0
Peter Grant bt Bernard O'Keeffe (Feb 7) 6-0, 6-2
Nick Kusturovic bt Tony Nesbit (Feb 5) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Nick Kusturovic bt Philippa Seal (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-1
Jordan Roberts bt Philippa Seal (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-0
Bernard O'Keeffe bt Philippa Seal (Jan 30) 6-0, 6-0
Tony Nesbit bt Philippa Seal (Jan 28) 6-1, 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)