Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Battersea Park's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our singles league for 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 singles league just for women
  • Groups are put together by standard
  • 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 all women 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 the next round here.

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

Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Tel: 020 3959 0058
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Other Venues

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 8871 4706
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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 0207 091 0846
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King George's Park

King George’s Park, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 2GJ
Tel: 020 8871 4706
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Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS
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Leaders Gardens

Festing Road, London, SW15 1LS
Tel: 020 8871 4706
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Ravenscourt Park

King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0UQ
Tel: 020 7602 2226
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Tooting Bec

Dr Johnson Ave, Tooting, London, SW17 8JU
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Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW18 3RT
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Collapse AllBattersea Park Women's Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 4 July 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Anil Akalin [W1] 2
  2. Saskia Ruys [W1] 2
  3. Maria Sobierajska [L1]
  4. Yvette Ruys [L1]
  5. Megan Parker

Match Results:

Saskia Ruys bt Yvette Ruys (Aug 14) 6-4, 6-4
Anil Akalin bt Maria Sobierajska (Jul 29) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Katrina Capey 10.2 [W3, L1] 7
  2. Katharine Dryer [W1, L1] 2
  3. Catherine Thome [W1] 2
  4. Iva Golob [L1]
  5. Melissa Jeffery [L2]
  6. Tali Singer 10.2
  7. Zara Smalley

Match Results:

Katharine Dryer bt Melissa Jeffery (Aug 19) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Katharine Dryer (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "How good do you have to get before you get a score board and umpire?! A really enjoyable match with a really lovely opponent but boy did we keep losing track of the score :) I think we got there in the end though! We just have had too many good rallies which kept distracting us from the score! It was a really nice match to be part of, unfortunately I think katherine was a bit worn out after what sounded like a very busy day at work but still managed to play some great points, and has a brilliant return of serve. Thank you Katherine for a really enjoyable match and look forward to playing some more with you soon. Good luck for the rest of the league and enjoy a well deserved restful weekend!"  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentCatherine Thome bt Katrina Capey (Aug 8) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely awesome match to be part of! So many great points played, and brilliant rallies at the net, both running like Rafa til the end to get balls back! Very close throughout, sadly a few too wobbly service games from me tipped the score line the other way but no regrets - we both played some great and aggressive tennis which is just my style which led to it being a fantastic match to be part of. Really hope we get a rematch soon Catherine! Thank you, congrats on a very well played match from yourself, and all the best with the rest of the league."  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Iva Golob (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, with many brilliant rallies and shots, the score line doesn't do it justice! Was a pleasure to play, it was great fun even in the rain and wind (thankfully the sun was the most prominent!) Hopefully we'll get a rematch. Thank you!"  -- Katrina
Reveal CommentKatrina Capey bt Melissa Jeffery (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really great to play the lovely Melissa again! We had some great rallies and the natchfefibiely felt closer than the scoreline! Melissa hit some cracking winners from the baseline and we enjoyed many deuces!! Altogether great fun on a lovely sunny afternoon in Battersea (needless to say we were very grateful we had a court mostly in the shade!!) Thank you and look forward to another rematch!"  -- Katrina

Current Rankings:

  1. Fiona McLean [W4] 8
  2. Mary Ubah 9.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Serena Reynell [W1, L1] 2
  4. Maria Pelidis [W1, L1] 2
  5. Ashleigh Hyland [L2]
  6. Rhian Thomas [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaria Pelidis bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 20) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some fun, long rallies, many deuces. Very tight finish. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Such a lovely match with Rhian with some very fun rallies which had me flying all over the court and great chats between games. Thanks Rhian!"  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Serena Reynell (Aug 8) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a lovely summer evening for a match! Lots of great, back-and-forth and many deuces. Thanks Serena! "  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Ashleigh Hyland (Aug 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with good rallies and fun chats between games. Such good fun we stuck around after the match to knock around some more balls. Thanks Ashleigh!"  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentFiona McLean bt Mary Ubah (Aug 3) 5-7, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A super match with a wonderful opponent. Many epic rallies that left me gasping for breath but all in good fun. Must admit that I fell prey to Mary’s blistering cross-court shots more times than I can count and in the end the score could have gone either way easily. Looking forward to playing again!"  -- Fiona
Mary Ubah bt Maria Pelidis (Aug 1) 6-4, 6-2
Serena Reynell bt Ashleigh Hyland (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Battersea Park Women's archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Battersea Park Women's.

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)