Friendly, competitive tennis on Cavendish Rec & Queensmead'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

Queensmead Sports Centre

Ruislip, London, HA4 0JE
Tel: 0208 845 6010
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Other Venues

Cavendish Recreation Ground

Field End Road, Eastcote, London, HA4 9PG
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"This was my first ever "official" tennis competition. It was a very enjoyable experience. A great way to meet new people," Ivan Fabijanic

Ivan Fabijanic

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Collapse AllCavendish Rec & Queensmead Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Gianfranco Celani 8.2 [W3, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ross Joynes 8.1 [W4, L1] 8
  3. Julie Fabijanic [W3] 6
  4. Kieran Eivers [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Richard Woodnorth 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Rob Parsons 9.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Parit Dodhia 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  8. Gaurav Khera [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Ross Joynes bt Richard Woodnorth (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-3
Julie Fabijanic bt Rob Parsons (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentParit Dodhia bt Rob Parsons (Jun 14) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Incredibly tight match played in good spirit. "  -- Parit
Ross Joynes bt Gaurav Khera (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-3
Ross Joynes bt Kieran Eivers (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Ross Joynes (Jun 1) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Sunny day and Mediterranean temperature, no wind at all, the perfect weather for Gianfranco, he played nearly at home...anyway a tough winning against Ross!"  -- Gianfranco
Julie Fabijanic bt Parit Dodhia (Jun 1) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Kieran Eivers (May 26) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough tennis match ... as usual! After two hours, at the beginning of the third set, the young man (Kieran 33) was exhausted and the old man (Gianfranco 66) still had some energy to finish the match as a winner."  -- Gianfranco
Richard Woodnorth bt Rob Parsons (May 24) 6-3, 6-4
Julie Fabijanic bt Gianfranco Celani (May 22) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentKieran Eivers bt Richard Woodnorth (May 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely sunny morning's tennis. Not too much in it, regardless of the score. Thanks for the game."  -- Kieran
Reveal CommentGaurav Khera bt Gianfranco Celani (May 19) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough and long match, Gaurav canceled 8 break points in the third set at 4 - 4, he never gave up and deservedly won."  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentRoss Joynes bt Rob Parsons (May 18) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "3 hour game carried over from last week!"  -- Ross
Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Richard Woodnorth (May 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very hard match that lasted 2 hours on a beautiful sunny day. Many thanks to Richard's boss who distracted him with a phone call at the beginning of the third set!"  -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentParit Dodhia bt Kieran Eivers (May 12) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very closely contested match played in good spirits in perfect conditions! "  -- Parit
Rob Parsons bt Gianfranco Celani (May 6) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Sam Rohde 10.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ivan Fabijanic 8.2 [W3, L1] 6
  3. Valerie Copenhagen [W2] 4
  4. Steve Grace 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Peter Jones [L1]
  6. Hywel Nelson 9.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Hywel Nelson (Jun 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, not as easy as the score would suggest. Some good rallies and a few well fought deuces. Good luck Hywel for the remaining matches."  -- Ivan
Valerie Copenhagen bt Ivan Fabijanic (Jun 9) 6-1, 6-0
Valerie Copenhagen bt Sam Rohde (Jun 9) 6-0, 6-0
Sam Rohde bt Peter Jones (May 29) 6-3, 6-4
Ivan Fabijanic bt Sam Rohde (May 23) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentSteve Grace bt Hywel Nelson (May 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, lots of deuces and some long rallies, score doesn't reflect the match really "  -- Steve
Reveal CommentIvan Fabijanic bt Steve Grace (May 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "That was quite a good match, especially the 2nd set when Steve pushed all the way and had a few deuce games chances to turn the match around. Some very good rallies and a few Wimbledon like points that we both really enjoyed. Better luck next time Steve!"  -- Ivan
Sam Rohde bt Hywel Nelson (May 10) 6-3, 7-5


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Cavendish Rec & Queensmead archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Cavendish Rec & Queensmead.

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) 

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)