Barnes Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Barnes'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, want to set yourself a challenge 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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Join The League

New rounds for the Barnes league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...

PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Barn Elms

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 0DG
Tel: 020 8876 9873

A fantastic 52-acre multi-sports facility boasting 16 courts (10 hard courts and 6 astro). Seven of the hard courts were completely refurbished in 2013 and the other 3 upgraded making this a brilliant place to play. Please note, during term time, the courts are frequently used by schools until 4/5pm. There is usually availability on the astroturf but do check with the venue.

Opening Times:

Peak: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Off peak: After 5pm and weekends (there are no floodlights)

# of Outdoor Courts: 16
Prices:

 

Hard courts £7.30 per hour, £5.40 off peak; Astroturf £7.90 peak, £6.25 off peak. Prices correct as of 07.01.14.

Barn Elms Sports Trust

London Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9SA
Tel: 0208 876 9503

Six great courts. Following a substantial investment, Barn Elms Sports Trust opened 3 purpose-built & 3 multi-use courts in September 2012. Courts 1-3 are designed to the higher tennis requirements & specifications. Courts 4-6 are naturally set up for tennis. Contact: info@bestappeal.org.uk www.bestfields.co.uk/

Opening Times:

 

Mon- Fri: 9am - 7pm

Sat- Sun:  8am - 6pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 6
Prices:

£7 per hour from 1 April 2014. No membership required. Book at http://besttennis.co.uk/court-bookings/ where you can check the availability for the next 7 days, reserve a court and pay online through Paypal or Credit Card. Alternatively, visit the BEST Office onsite (by Tennis Court 1) to make a cash payment for the court or ball machine.

Dukes Meadows Tennis Centre

Dan Mason Drive, London, W4 2SH
Tel: 020 8994 3314

Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis, just over the river from Barnes and within easy walking distance, is a superb pay and play facility. Bookings can be made 2 days in advance by anyone, and 7 days in advance with payment of £60 registration fee. For more information see the centre's website.

Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday 

Indoor Courts 7am-10pm; 

Outdoor Courts 7am-10pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 9
Prices:

Peak: Monday-Friday 4pm onwards, weekends & bank holidays
Indoor: Peak £22.00, off-peak £16.00;

Outdoor: Peak £10, off-peak £8.00

Courts charged in full if cancelled within 48 hours of booking.

Club Venues

Barnes Tennis Club

The Club House, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9QL
Tel: 0208 876 1270

Three hard courts but no floodlights. Members of the Barnes Tennis League may use the courts at Barnes Tennis Club with a club member for a guest fee of £2. Saturdays get busy, but Sundays are generally quiet.

# of Outdoor Courts: 3
Prices:

Members of the Barnes Tennis League may use the courts at Barnes Tennis Club with a club member for a guest fee of £2

Missing Something?

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

Graham Pullen

​"Terrific fun- such great people"

Patrick Grossmann

"I think the league is fab"

Katie Ouvaroff

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

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

"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 Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 20 October 2016 to Wednesday 14 December 2016 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 November 2016)

Many thanks to all of you committed players who made it onto the courts despite the difficult conditions - Happy holidays and see you in the New Year for more of the same!

Group Summary:

Round of applause for Ian Hancock takes a comfortable lead, playing and winning all 5 of his matches to reach 10 points! Hats off to Clive and Bill too for their wins too and claiming the silver and bronze respectively.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Clive Daykin [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Bill Ford [W1, L2] 2
  4. Andy Santos [L2]
  5. Gunes Goler 10.2 [L2]
  6. Ryan Dixon [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Andy Santos (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Andy is a very accomplished player who is currently returning to playing tennis after shoulder surgery. He hit some fantastic winners in the second set but made a few errors too. A very enjoyable match."  -- Ian
Ian Hancock bt Gunes Goler (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Clive Daykin bt Andy Santos (Dec 4) 6-4, 6-3
Clive Daykin bt Bill Ford (Nov 30) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Bill Ford (Nov 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a fantastic clay court at Bill's club. The score not representative of the match, lots of long rallies and deuce games."  -- Ian
Ian Hancock bt Ryan Dixon (Nov 19) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentBill Ford bt Gunes Goler (Nov 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, made more difficult as slippy underfoot due to recent rain."  -- Bill
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Clive Daykin (Nov 6) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Clive had some problems with his serve at a windy and sunny Barn Elms, which put him at a disadvantage. We had some good spinny rallies during the enjoyable match."  -- Ian

Group Summary:

Stephen, Tony and Angus were all gunning for the prize in this group - Tony and Angus both managed to take 2 wins to get 4 points, however with 3 straight wins Stephen just edges past to claim gold. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Flexer 10.2 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Tony Nesbit 9.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Angus Comber 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Zane Baring 10.1 [L3] 1
  5. Andrew Palmer 10.2 [L1]
  6. Marcello Angelastro 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Flexer bt Zane Baring (Dec 13) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Zane! "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Andrew Palmer (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew hadn't played for a while so was rusty in first set. Second set was much tougher."  -- Angus

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAngus Comber bt Zane Baring (Dec 3) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Bright sun a made life tricky for later part of game. Well matched, some fast angled shots from Zane."  -- Angus
Reveal CommentStephen Flexer bt Tony Nesbit (Nov 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game on a weekday evening - thanks for agreeing to travel to the bank courts despite the terrible traffic! "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentStephen Flexer bt Angus Comber (Nov 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in challenging (cold) conditions. Thanks for the close match! "  -- Stephen
Tony Nesbit bt Angus Comber (Nov 5) 6-0, 6-1
Tony Nesbit bt Zane Baring (Oct 22) 6-0, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Barnes archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches 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.

Legend

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

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