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 full venue details »

Other Venues

Cavendish Recreation Ground

Field End Road, Eastcote, London, HA4 9PG Tel: full venue details »

"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 20 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Bean [W1] 2
  2. Gavin Boorman 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Teoman Livaneli [W1, L1] 2
  4. Gianfranco Celani 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Ivan Fabijanic 8.2 [L2, UF1] 1
  6. Ross Joynes 8.1 [UF1] 1
  7. Kieran Eivers
  8. Liben Y
  9. Tahir Habib 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGianfranco Celani bt Ivan Fabijanic (Sep 28) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "We tried to finish the match but on 4-4 in second set a storm came. we played 3 games in torrential rain"  -- Gianfranco
  • "Enjoyable match in a sunny day." -- Gianfranco
Reveal CommentStephen Bean bt Gianfranco Celani (Sep 26) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in a sunny day"  -- Gianfranco
Ivan Fabijanic v Ross Joynes (Sep 26) 6-2, 5-7, 3-2 TBC
Reveal CommentTeoman Livaneli bt Ivan Fabijanic (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match, where Teo turned the score twice into his favour (I was 2:0 up in the 1st and 3:0 up in the second). Some good shots, but Teo's greater level of consistency was the key factor for the final score at the end."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentGavin Boorman bt Teoman Livaneli (Sep 22) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A tight first set that could have gone either way. Thanks for the game Teo - some nice sliced shots!"  -- Gavin

Current Rankings:

  1. Milan Nandha [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Woodnorth 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rob Parsons 9.1 [W1] 2
  4. Peter Jones [L2] 1
  5. Steve Grace 9.2 [L2]
  6. Neha Thakerar 10.2 [L1]
  7. Christopher May
  8. Roger Evans

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Peter Jones (Sep 27) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Omg.. this has to be the most challenging match I have played due to the weather conditions. Windy conditions caused a lot of issues in holding serve and ground strokes was hampered. Wrapped up the first set and took 2-0 lead in the second. Then it was down hill as Peter took the next 6 games to win the second set. Peter managed the conditions better and took 3-0 lead in the 3rd set. I some how managed to claw my way back and win the match by very close margin. I guess one of those days you just grind it out to win. Thanks Peter and good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Neha Thakerar (Sep 26) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Neha, first one was about getting settled and in the second set Neha came back stronger and almost all the games went to deuce. Good rallies in a windy afternoon. Good luck with rest of your matches. —Milan "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentRob Parsons bt Richard Woodnorth (Sep 25) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Richard, thanks!" -- Rob
Reveal CommentMilan Nandha bt Steve Grace (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As the autumn weather has started with cold chills and gusty winds, had my first match with Steve today lasting just over an hour. Great start to the league. The score does not tell the whole story. It was much closer than it looks with lots of games going to deuce with some really good rallies. Steve game back stronger in the second set and won the point of match. Long rally with me smashing the final ball and Steve elegantly looped it over my head for the winner. Thanks Steve and good luck with the rest of the match. "  -- Milan
Reveal CommentRichard Woodnorth bt Steve Grace (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good match which could have gone either way, but same old result in the end, well done Richard good luck with the rest of the round"  -- Steve
Richard Woodnorth bt Peter Jones (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-0

Results

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) 

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)