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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 0DG
Tel: 020 8876 9873
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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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Dukes Meadows Tennis Centre

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

Palewell Common Drive, London, SW14 8RF
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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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Sheen Common

Fife Road, East Sheen, London, SW14 7EL
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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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Barbara Whiteford

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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

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Collapse AllBarnes & Sheen Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 13 April 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 May 2017)

Great to see numbers grow in this round and this resulted in many more matches being played leading to some tough competition for places. Thanks to everyone who got involved and we hope to see you next time for more tennis over the summer months!

Group Summary:

Ian and Marcin played the most matches and scheduled well, and this proved to be a winning formula as they both moved to the top of the table. Crucially Ian secured four victories to Marcin's three, including a strong win in their head to head, and this sees Ian retain his title for the third consecutive round. Can anyone stop Ian's title winning streak next time?

Final Rankings:

  1. Ian Hancock 8.2 [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Marcin Wolczyk [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sam Richardson 7.1 [W2] 4
  4. Matthew Schlotter [W2] 4
  5. Ryan Carlisle [W1, L2] 3
  6. Tony Nesbit 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Neil McKelvie 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  8. Camilo Ardiles Morgado

Match Results:

Marcin Wolczyk bt Ryan Carlisle (May 28) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Ryan Carlisle bt Tony Nesbit (May 25) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Neil McKelvie (May 22) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "On a sunny Barn Elms evening the first set was fiercely contested, the second set was a bit weary. Great to play Neil as always."  -- Ian
Marcin Wolczyk bt Neil McKelvie (May 14) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Ryan Carlisle (May 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Ryan took a while to get going as he hadn't played for a while. Some good rallies in the second set."  -- Ian
Reveal CommentIan Hancock bt Tony Nesbit (May 9) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful evening for tennis but Tony not at his best, making a few more errors than he normally would. A temporary lapse I'm sure! Looking forward to the next match with him. "  -- Ian
Matthew Schlotter bt Marcin Wolczyk (May 7) 6-1, 6-2
Ian Hancock bt Marcin Wolczyk (May 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentNeil McKelvie bt Tony Nesbit (May 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in very gusty conditions which mostly made it a lottery. Thanks for the game Tony, look forward to another soon."  -- Neil
Reveal CommentSam Richardson bt Ian Hancock (May 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Seriously windy afternoon so not very pretty tennis! Lots of deuce games and better quality in second set from both of us. "  -- Sam
Reveal CommentSam Richardson bt Marcin Wolczyk (May 1) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Heavy rain during 1st set made court very slippy but sun came out for 2nd set. "  -- Sam

Match of the Group:

Marcin Wolczyk bt Tony Nesbit (Apr 25) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Matthew Schlotter bt Ian Hancock (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

Round of applause to David for not only playing the most matches and bagging bonus points but for more impressively winning five out of his six matches to climb into top spot. Oliver had a good debut finishing only one point behind David in second place, and takes the bragging rights for being the only player to defeat the new champ.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Maud 9.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Oliver Newton [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Matt Mcnally 10.1 [W3, L1] 7
  4. Richard Buckingham 9.2 [W1, L4] 4
  5. Phil Thompson [W1] 2
  6. Angus Comber 10.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Clive Daykin [L1] 1
  8. Patrick Grossmann 9.1 [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Maud bt Matt Mcnally (Jun 4) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A wind swept match of ridiculous proportions! "  -- David
Oliver Newton bt David Maud (May 27) 6-0, 6-3
Phil Thompson bt Richard Buckingham (May 24) 2-6, 7-5, [10-6]
Matt Mcnally bt Oliver Newton (May 14) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-1
Richard Buckingham bt Angus Comber (May 11) 6-0, 6-0
Matt Mcnally bt Richard Buckingham (May 11) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
David Maud bt Richard Buckingham (May 6) 6-4, 6-4
Matt Mcnally bt Angus Comber (May 6) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Maud bt Patrick Grossmann (May 3) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Match suspended due to hail storm!!! TBC"  -- David
  • "The completion of the match took place on a windy and rainy day. Attacking game on both sides." David
David Maud bt Clive Daykin (May 1) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Oliver Newton bt Richard Buckingham (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-2
David Maud bt Angus Comber (Apr 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentOliver Newton bt Patrick Grossmann (Apr 16) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in glorious sunshine. "  -- Oliver
Oliver Newton bt Angus Comber (Apr 15) 6-0, 6-0

Group Summary:

Adrian and Pete's route to the top couldn't have been more different; Adrian cruised past his opponents whereas Pete in contrast had to battle through some epic encounters to clinch the four victories they both achieved. Ultimately the first match of the round, their head to head, proved decisive with Adrian prevailing in straight sets to take the crown.

Final Rankings:

  1. Adrian Restantia 9.2 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Pete Brewer [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Andrew Palmer 10.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Ajeet Ranjit 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Zane Baring 10.1 [L4] 1
  6. Francis Keeling 10.2 [L3]
  7. CIRO COPPOLA

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt Zane Baring (Jun 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really nice game on a lovely Sunday morning. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt Ajeet Ranjit (Jun 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play against such a good hitter like Ajeet. We had some really good rallies and went into a few deuce games as well. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentPete Brewer bt Ajeet Ranjit (Jun 1) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Score flattered me due to lots of balls hitting the lines Look forward to a rematch"  -- Pete
Reveal CommentPete Brewer bt Francis Keeling (May 31) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game once we got warmed the second set was a real classic "  -- Pete
Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt Andrew Palmer (May 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game against a powerful hitting opponent. Luckily, Andrew's serve wasn't working at its best but I am sure on another day the score would have been different. "  -- Adrian
Reveal CommentPete Brewer bt Andrew Palmer (May 24) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A long war of attrition. Great fun but I was very lucky with key points "  -- Pete

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPete Brewer bt Zane Baring (May 23) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Marathon match with smiles on both sides of the court "  -- Pete
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Zane Baring (May 21) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match - took a lot out of both of us. Zane hung around in the second set and I am glad I was able to see it out. Not sure I could have handled a third set."  -- Ajeet
Reveal CommentAndrew Palmer bt Ajeet Ranjit (May 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match!! Good luck with the rest"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAjeet Ranjit bt Francis Keeling (May 17) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed this match - Francis was a great opponent and a top bloke. The score does flatter me as it does not reflect some of the tight rallies we had and good points we played but I am relieved to start this round with a win!"  -- Ajeet
Reveal CommentAndrew Palmer bt Zane Baring (May 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Was a little inconsistent but good fun nonetheless. Best of luck for the rest of your matches."  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Palmer bt Francis Keeling (May 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Best of luck with your other matches"  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAdrian Restantia bt Pete Brewer (May 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game! The first set was very close even if the score does not reflect that. We went into a lot a deuce games. "  -- Adrian

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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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