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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 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 players in 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

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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.

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Clapham Common

Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE Tel: 020 7223 9837 full venue details »

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Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ Tel: 020 7738 6834 full venue details »

Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ Tel: 020 3959 0058 full venue details »

Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, London, SW2 2YJ Tel: full venue details »

Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2 3HL Tel: full venue details »

Ferndale Community Sports Centre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP Tel: 0845 130 8998 full venue details »

Furzedown Recreation Centre

Ramsdale Road, London, SW17 9BP Tel: 020 8871 4706 full venue details »

Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE Tel: 0207 091 0846 full venue details »

King George's Park

King George’s Park, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 2GJ Tel: 020 8871 4706 full venue details »

Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS Tel: full venue details »

Lilian Baylis Old School

Lollard Street, London, SE11 6PY Tel: full venue details »

Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5 Tel: full venue details »

Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5 Tel: full venue details »

Streatham Vale Park

Abercairn Road, London, SW16 Tel: full venue details »

The Rookery

Covington Way, London, SW16 Tel: full venue details »

Tooting Bec

Dr Johnson Ave, Tooting, London, SW17 8JU Tel: full venue details »

Vauxhall Park

Lawn Lane, London, SW8 Tel: full venue details »

Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW18 3RT Tel: full venue details »

Wandsworth Park

Putney Bridge Rd, London, SW15 1PR Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 54 | Thursday 3 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 December 2020)

It's a shame this round had to end early due to lockdown but at least we managed to get past the midway point meaning that you'll all receive a 50% round pass discount for next time! Well done for braving the often wintry weather to get so many matches played and we look forward to seeing you back in action before too long!

Group Summary:

This was a busy group with all but one player making a quick start and earning midway bonus points and group champ Benjamin winning 5 out of 6 matches. Daisuke inflicted Benjamin's only defeat while Carlos, Sergio and Hayden each took the opening set against the champ before losing in 3 close sets. Exciting tennis across the board!

Final Rankings:

  1. Benjamin Bowers [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Edbrooke [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Daisuke Dei [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Max Budny [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Tridib Das [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Francois Le Brun 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Hayden Schrijvers [L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Sergio Aguiar 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  9. Carlos Vega Alonso 7.2 [L2] 2

Match Results:

Daisuke Dei bt Benjamin Bowers (Jan 2) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentMax Budny bt Hayden Schrijvers (Dec 22) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hayden stepped in at the last minute to use the court booking after my original opponent had to postpone. Such a friendly guy and a good spirited match. After finding my rhythm after losing the first 2 games, I came back to win the first set. Some great Djokovic-style slides from us both on the slightly wet court and a number of equally fantastic open-court misses as well. A fun pre-Christmas morning all round. Thanks for the game!"  -- Max
Reveal CommentTridib Das bt James Edbrooke (Dec 22) 4-6, 6-3, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Good playing conditions. James’ serve was off and I managed to sneak in a win"  -- Tridib
Sergio Aguiar bt Tridib Das (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-2
Benjamin Bowers bt Tridib Das (Dec 18) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentFrancois Le Brun bt Sergio Aguiar (Dec 18) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match in windy and wet conditions made it tricky to play our best tennis. Set points saved for each player in first set could really have gone either way. Thanks for the match Sergio and all the best with the rest of your games!"  -- Francois
Benjamin Bowers bt Francois Le Brun (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentJames Edbrooke bt Daisuke Dei (Dec 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions - only half floodlights working and very windy!"  -- James
Reveal CommentDaisuke Dei bt Francois Le Brun (Dec 15) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I had a lot of fun. Tough game over 2 days. Many ups and downs from both of us."  -- Daisuke

Match of the Group:

James Edbrooke bt Hayden Schrijvers (Dec 15) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Benjamin Bowers bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Dec 14) 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
Reveal CommentTridib Das bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Dec 13) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was raining for most of the time and the court was slippery. Enjoyable game none the less. I was lucky to get the win in the end." -- Tridib
Reveal CommentMax Budny bt Tridib Das (Dec 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tridib’s first game in a while, tough wet conditions for us but a really fun match. Watch out of this guy’s slice - it’s lethal! "  -- Max
  • "My first game in the tennis league and I found it really enjoyable. Look forward to playing again." -- Tridib
Benjamin Bowers bt Sergio Aguiar (Dec 11) 4-6, 6-3, [10-3]
Reveal CommentDaisuke Dei bt Hayden Schrijvers (Dec 10) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, top fella. Played positive tennis and very consistent." -- Hayden
James Edbrooke bt Sergio Aguiar (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBenjamin Bowers bt Hayden Schrijvers (Dec 7) 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Really good, competitive game"  -- Benjamin
Max Budny bt Daisuke Dei (Dec 4) 6-1, 2-6, [10-5]

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Ben for securing the Group 2 crown by notching up 3 wins including what proved to be a key win over runner up Rob. Ben's toughest match was against Stephane though with lots of deuces and the opening set going to a tiebreak. There was a gutsy win for Rebecca against Rob too, with her edging the opening set tiebreak 10-8!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Thompson 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Rob Kinnard [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Stephane Grenon [W2, L2] 5
  4. George Penman 9.1 [W2] 4
  5. Rebecca Dawkins [W1] 2
  6. Emma Stevens [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Rankin [L1] 1
  8. Matheus Lacava 9.2 [L1] 1
  9. Jirina Baresova
  10. Karli Gellion

Match Results:

Stephane Grenon bt Matheus Lacava (Jan 3) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-1
Reveal CommentRob Kinnard bt Stephane Grenon (Jan 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stephane!"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Rob Kinnard (Dec 24) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Comfortably beaten by the better player. All the best Ben!"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentStephane Grenon bt Emma Stevens (Dec 24) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game Emma!"  -- Stephane

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Stephane Grenon (Dec 20) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Stephane - a really close one with lots of deuces. Best of luck for the rest of your games."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Emma Stevens (Dec 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Emma!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentRob Kinnard bt Adam Rankin (Dec 18) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cracking game, swung both ways and either of us could've nicked it. All the best for the rest of the games Adam!"  -- Rob
Rebecca Dawkins bt Rob Kinnard (Dec 15) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3
Reveal CommentGeorge Penman bt Rob Kinnard (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game George, good luck for the rest!"  -- Rob
Reveal CommentGeorge Penman bt Emma Stevens (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Emma, best of luck for the rest :) "  -- George

Group Summary:

Early match scheduling pays off when there's a lockdown (!) so the top 5 spots were claimed by those who played 4 matches apiece and earned the midway bonus points. Top of the table was Olly with 4 wins while Paul secured runner up spot ahead of Ben by winning their head to head. Well played to Anna too who held her nerve to close out her match against Gerard by winning her first tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. OLLY JONES 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Thieblemont [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Witcombe [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Wood [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anna Sophie Hogarth [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Megan Blair [L2]
  7. Gerard Dempsey [L2]
  8. Benjamin Clayton
  9. Lynda Horgan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Thieblemont bt Ben Witcombe (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! Thanks Ben looking forward to play again "  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Thieblemont bt James Wood (Dec 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with James looking forward to play another one in the future"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBen Witcombe bt James Wood (Dec 17) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Ben on a lovely sunny morning! We've both learnt a lesson about bringing hats / sunglasses even in winter. His superior skill trounced me in the end. Best of luck with the rest of the league! "  -- James
Reveal CommentOLLY JONES bt Anna Sophie Hogarth (Dec 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match, some fantastic points played by Anna, and it was much more competitive than the score line gives credit too! Looking forward to playing again! "  -- OLLY

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAnna Sophie Hogarth bt Gerard Dempsey (Dec 14) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Gerard! Some long rallies and great to get to both our first tie breaks! "  -- Anna Sophie
Reveal CommentOLLY JONES bt Paul Thieblemont (Dec 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive game despite the slippery surface, especially within the first set! Good luck with your other games Paul! "  -- OLLY
Reveal CommentOLLY JONES bt James Wood (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Olly, a veteran of the game. Good to watch a pro in action. Some close games, but his skill was too great. Best of luck with the rest of the matches! "  -- James
Reveal CommentBen Witcombe bt Anna Sophie Hogarth (Dec 9) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to get out on a Wednesday afternoon and play you! Good luck with the rest of the matches :)"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentOLLY JONES bt Megan Blair (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match from both sides! "  -- OLLY
Reveal CommentJames Wood bt Anna Sophie Hogarth (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play with Anna, very welcoming and friendly. Some of the longest rallies I've ever had! "  -- James
Reveal CommentPaul Thieblemont bt Gerard Dempsey (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with Gerard, nice one regardless the cold :D"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentBen Witcombe bt Megan Blair (Dec 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great, game - lovely to play you. Good luck with the rest of the matches :)"  -- Ben

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Clapham Common.

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) 

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