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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 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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Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Tel: 020 8871 7542
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Clapham Common

Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
Tel: 020 7223 9837
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Ferndale Community Sports Centre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP
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Furzedown Recreation Centre

Ramsdale Road, London, SW17 9BP
Tel: 020 8767 6542
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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 02070910846
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King George's Park

King George’s Park, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 2GJ
Tel: 0208 875 0570
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Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS
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Leaders Gardens

Festing Road, London, SW15 1LS
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Ravenscourt Park

King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0UQ
Tel: 020 7602 2226
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South Park

Peterborough Road, Fulham, SW6 3EB
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Tooting Bec Tennis

Dr Johnson Ave, Tooting, London, SW17 8JU
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One of the best rounds yet. My opponents were basically all superior players, but my strategy of relentlessly getting the ball over the net somehow prevailed. I think I might get found out in div 2... surely wrinkly power has its limits
Andrew Mayers

"Although I have only played one match it has been a fantastic experience and I would like to thank the event  organisers for the effort they put in to make this happen"

Iain Armstrong

"Thank you Sally!  I really enjoyed it! I look forward to the next round"

Tom Lloyd

"Thank you for organising the league, this was my first attendance and truly enjoyed it. Hoping to play all matches next time"

Derya Yilmaz

"Thoroughly enjoyable round. My tennis has improved along with the standard of my opponents as I've moved up through each group. Can't wait for the challenge of the next group, my winning streak may be tested!"

Mark Garsden

Thank you for organising the league; it was great. The award was a nice surprise!

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Collapse AllBattersea Park Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 11 January 2018 to Wednesday 7 March 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 February 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Guy Stevenson 10.2 [W3, UF1] 7
  2. James Burridge 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Ashley Harris [W1, L1] 3
  4. Ivo Bastos 9.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Alex Smyth [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Cecely Holliday [L1]
  7. James Burton [L1]
  8. James Muirhead

Match Results:

Ivo Bastos bt Alex Smyth (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Burridge bt Ashley Harris (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This match was an epic. A titanic tussle played over 3 separate occasions because we kept running out of time. Ash is a real competitor. Some ludicrous rallies and crunch points. On another day no doubt another result. Very relieved to come through. "  -- James
Guy Stevenson bt Ivo Bastos (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-4
Guy Stevenson bt James Burridge (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-2
Guy Stevenson v Alex Smyth (Feb 8) 7-5, 1-6, 6-5 TBC
Guy Stevenson bt Cecely Holliday (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAshley Harris bt James Burton (Feb 4) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A real cracker of a match, spread over 3 weeks! James is a great player and the match could have so easily gone his way!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentJames Burridge bt Ivo Bastos (Jan 28) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "One of the most incredibly tight matches I have ever played. While the win means everything I know I know full well it could have so easily gone the other way. Ivo’s strings broke which was a blow for him. But it was a titanic tussle. And he is a very, very good player. I’m proud that playing competitive tennis is finally making a difference. "  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Vallmajor 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Serge Pigliacampo 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. Henry Lamb [W1] 2
  4. Tim Osborne [W1, L1] 2
  5. Tim Firth [L3]
  6. James Smyth [L2]
  7. David Foster 9.2 withdrawn
  8. Thomas O'Neal

Match Results:

Tim Osborne bt Tim Firth (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-2
Alex Vallmajor bt James Smyth (Feb 7) 6-1, 6-0
Alex Vallmajor bt Tim Osborne (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentHenry Lamb bt James Smyth (Feb 4) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Alex has an impressive all round game - power, spin and touch."  -- Henry
Reveal CommentSerge Pigliacampo bt Tim Firth (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, the scoreline doesn't reflect the match where most games going to deuce. Tim's defensive game made sure that extra shot had to be played and made me think about the next shot. Good fun game of tennis."  -- Serge
Reveal CommentAlex Vallmajor bt Tim Firth (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Tim, the harsh score doesn't reflect the match we played."  -- Alex

Current Rankings:

  1. Jean-Michel Jacob [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carl Martin Ericsson [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daniel Serrano Marguello 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kristian Nikinmaa 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. James Dobson [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Doug Burns [L2] 1
  7. Chris Law [L2]
  8. Thomas Solset 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKristian Nikinmaa bt James Dobson (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing day for tennis!"  -- Kristian
Carl Martin Ericsson bt Kristian Nikinmaa (Feb 7) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentCarl Martin Ericsson bt Daniel Serrano Marguello (Feb 4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play with Martin, really fun match. Looking forward to play with him again!"  -- Daniel
Jean-Michel Jacob bt Carl Martin Ericsson (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-0
James Dobson bt Doug Burns (Feb 3) 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-3
Jean-Michel Jacob bt James Dobson (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-2
Jean-Michel Jacob bt Chris Law (Jan 25) 6-0, 6-1
Jean-Michel Jacob bt Doug Burns (Jan 24) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Serrano Marguello bt James Dobson (Jan 20) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! And the weather allowed us to enjoy it!"  -- Daniel
Jean-Michel Jacob bt Daniel Serrano Marguello (Jan 14) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentKristian Nikinmaa bt Chris Law (Jan 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game to start the round!"  -- Kristian

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Symes 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Enrico Ferrero [W2, L2] 6
  3. Nigel McMechan 8.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Fred Smith 8.2 [W2] 4
  5. Michal Rydzkowski [W1, L1] 2
  6. Oliver Cox [L2]
  7. Rudy Medina 9.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Symes bt Oliver Cox (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "just about dodged the rain, cheers for showing up so early Oliver"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentNigel McMechan bt Enrico Ferrero (Feb 20) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy match tonight! "  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentMichal Rydzkowski bt Enrico Ferrero (Feb 18) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match, thanks Enrico."  -- Michal
Nigel McMechan bt Oliver Cox (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentFred Smith bt Nigel McMechan (Feb 5) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "This was an epic match! Frankly it could have gone either way but, in the very cold conditions the luck stayed with me in the championship tie break. Sadly it should be noted that Nigel that this match will be considered 'shortened' despite us playing for much longer than the average match - nearly 2 1/2 hours. I have said my piece about this before and it has fallen on dear ears but I find it remarkable considering how many games we played. It can be hard to arrange matches and it is even harder to arrange to meet again to play for longer. It feels like we are being penalised for having such a tight contest. Anyway I accept the rules and will try and play another two matches before the half way point. Many thanks Nigel!"  -- Fred
Enrico Ferrero bt Richard Symes (Jan 25) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentFred Smith bt Richard Symes (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies. An really enjoyable match played on a lovely winter evening. Thanks"  -- Fred
Reveal CommentRichard Symes bt Michal Rydzkowski (Jan 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, v tight 2nd set"  -- Richard
Enrico Ferrero bt Rudy Medina (Jan 14) 6-4, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Mazzucchelli [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Terry Hayes 8.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Walter Bailey 8.2 [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Belsham [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. Rebecca Giannini [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Derya Yilmaz 8.2 [W1] 2
  7. Greg Riddell

Match Results:

Terry Hayes v James Belsham (Feb 17) 5-7, 6-4, 0-1 TBC
Reveal CommentDerya Yilmaz bt Rebecca Giannini (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, missed tennis after not being able to play for about 2 months, we had great rallies and were lucky with weather.. Thank you Rebecca, always fun to play our match."  -- Derya
Reveal CommentAndy Mazzucchelli bt James Belsham (Feb 7) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A competetive match with some of the longest rallies I’ve ever played. Almost every game ended up in a deuce. Hope we can play again!"  -- Andy
Reveal CommentTerry Hayes bt Rebecca Giannini (Feb 7) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tough and resilient are by far not the words that spring to mind on meeting the delightful Rebecca but having just played 3 gruelling sets of tennis against her be warned....! A great first set and a magnificent fight back by Rebecca in the second to clinch it set up the 3rd set nicely. Fortunately for me the battles of the previous sets seem to take their toll in the final matches and I was able to seal the victory. Cheers and well played on a bitterly cold winters night ! ."  -- Terry
Reveal CommentTerry Hayes bt Walter Bailey (Feb 5) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great match , 2 hotly contested sets and a third that I was thankful to tip in my favour. Well played Walter. "  -- Terry
Reveal CommentWalter Bailey bt Rebecca Giannini (Feb 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Overcast,ideal conditions considering the low sun at one end,warmed up quickly,fun game, thanks"  -- Walter
Reveal CommentAndy Mazzucchelli bt Terry Hayes (Jan 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game with some lung-busting rallies. My legs are now aching! "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentAndy Mazzucchelli bt Rebecca Giannini (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with some quality points. Pleasure to play!"  -- Andy
James Belsham bt Rebecca Giannini (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentAndy Mazzucchelli bt Walter Bailey (Jan 12) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great first league match of the year! Some fantastic rallies! "  -- Andy

Current Rankings:

  1. Matt Hilley [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. James Myers [W4] 8
  3. Simon Edwards [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Hay [W1, L2] 2
  5. Ozge Usta 9.1 [L2] 1
  6. Julie ann Twomey [L2]
  7. Tim Nichols [L1]
  8. Nick Small [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Hay bt Simon Edwards (Feb 20) 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Simon!"  --Alex
Reveal CommentMatt Hilley bt Julie ann Twomey (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Match was closer than the score suggested. Lovely sunny afternoon!"  -- Matt
James Myers bt Ozge Usta (Feb 15) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Myers bt Alex Hay (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " Fun match, very tight in the second set!"  -- James
Reveal CommentMatt Hilley bt Ozge Usta (Feb 4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, in windy conditions!"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentJames Myers bt Simon Edwards (Feb 1) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match, full of momentum shifts."  -- James
Reveal CommentMatt Hilley bt Tim Nichols (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Had to counter punch against strong shots! "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Hilley bt Alex Hay (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough match in super windy conditions! "  -- Matt
Reveal CommentMatt Hilley bt Simon Edwards (Jan 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Had to run quite a bit!! ;-)"  -- Matt
Reveal CommentSimon Edwards bt Julie ann Twomey (Jan 22) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of good games enjoyed by both"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentSimon Edwards bt Nick Small (Jan 21) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Terrible snowy morning but we made it through with soggy balls!"  -- Simon
Reveal CommentJames Myers bt Matt Hilley (Jan 13) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A mini-epic! Played in great competitive spirit."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Zied Kaffel [W2] 4
  2. Peter Comber [W1, L1] 2
  3. George Beck 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Katie Lockwood [L2]
  5. Adrian Glew 9.1
  6. Aislinn O'Farrell withdrawn
  7. Mira Sadi 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentZied Kaffel bt Peter Comber (Feb 7) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "That was an amazing game. It could have gone either way. Will arrange for another play with Peter soon. Best ever game i played so far. I think the 5th game in the second set was just spectacular. "  -- Zied
Reveal CommentPeter Comber bt George Beck (Jan 29) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "As always, great to play against Peter. Peter was up 3:0 in the first set , somehow I managed to get myself up that score board but Peter wouldn't have any of it , raised his level as they say, and completely trashed me in the second set . Lol. Peter is such a great player. He has skills I can only dream of. Looking forward to next time "  -- George
Reveal CommentGeorge Beck bt Katie Lockwood (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a mild , sunny February afternoon . Thanks Katie "  -- George
Reveal CommentZied Kaffel bt Katie Lockwood (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent Game."  -- Zied

Current Rankings:

  1. Tobias Tuleby [W2] 4
  2. Ziad Abou Gergi 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Christine Gorman [W1] 2
  4. Sarah Metrustry 10.1 [L3, UF1] 1
  5. Isabelle Ratcliffe [L1, UF1]
  6. Fil Pollara
  7. Sarah Hargaden withdrawn

Match Results:

Ziad Abou Gergi bt Sarah Metrustry (Feb 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentTobias Tuleby bt Sarah Metrustry (Feb 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun!"  -- Tobias
Christine Gorman bt Sarah Metrustry (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-2
Sarah Metrustry v Isabelle Ratcliffe (Feb 4) 6-3, 3-3 TBC
Tobias Tuleby bt Isabelle Ratcliffe (Feb 2) 6-0, 6-0

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Battersea Park. 

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

Comments:
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Collapse AllBattersea Park Doubles - Round 13 | Thursday 8 February 2018 to Wednesday 18 April 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 March 2018)

Current Rankings:

  • Alex Smyth & Jack Watton
  • Daniel Randolph & Jaime Garcia
  • David Foster & Nicola Bray
  • John Van Deventer & Carol Ann Van Deventer
  • Sam Murphy & Jess Reed
  • Tiago Rego & Joao Monteiro

Current Rankings:

  • Alana Heaton & Sarah Keogh
  • Amy Till & Lucy Wynn-Williams
  • Chris Newlove & Oscar Newlove
  • Sarah Mckean & David Morley
  • Simon Edwards & Melissa Edwards
  • Stephanie Pugh & Chris Mackenzie-ross

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Battersea Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Battersea Park. 

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

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)