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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.

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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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Brockwell Park

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Hillside Gardens

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Ferndale Community Sports Centre

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Kennington Park

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"Today I played my last match of the tournament and managed to win it! I'm over the moon.  It was great fun, I met really nice people and I can't wait to play in the next round! You guys are doing a great job putting people together to play tennis. I used to play loads many years ago but stopped playing as I couldn't  find anyone to play with; you brought the excitement back to me and I want to say a massive thanks for organising the leagues. Well done guys!"

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"This the first time I have played tennis in nearly a decade! It was a VERY cold afternoon so we warmed up a bit before the match started. I was amazed at how it all started to come back to me - a little too late for me to win anything though. I have noticed a few weaknesses caused by the lack of play which I will have to work on over the coming  months but overall it was great game and Ashe has some mean tricks up her sleeves!  lol"

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 22 June 2017 to Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Young [W4] 8
  2. Thomas Coleman 9.1 [W2, L2] 5
  3. Kevin Marinilli 9.1 [W2] 4
  4. Andy Shanks 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  5. James Mower 8.1 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Laurie Hannigan 10.2 [L3] 2
  7. Ben Gandy

Match Results:

Kevin Marinilli bt Thomas Coleman (Aug 14) 6-4, 7-6
Michael Young bt James Mower (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Mower bt Laurie Hannigan (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "There was a cagey start to the first set, with breaks of serve exchanged as both players took time to adjust to the dazzling sun at one end. James managed to break the pattern to go 3-2 up, before winning the next three games to see out the set. He carried on where he had left off at the start of the second, surging to a 5-0 lead. Laurie threatened a comeback by reducing the deficit to 5-2, before James closed out the match."  -- James
Reveal CommentMichael Young bt Laurie Hannigan (Aug 11) 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Strange old match."  -- Michael
Thomas Coleman bt James Mower (Aug 8) 6-1, 6-4
Thomas Coleman bt Laurie Hannigan (Aug 6) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Michael Young bt Andy Shanks (Aug 5) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Andy Shanks bt James Mower (Jul 26) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael Young bt Thomas Coleman (Jul 25) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Epic encounter lasting nearly 3 hours, with so many twists and turns I lost count! Really high quality of tennis throughout, with some blinding winners and excellent defensive play from both. It could have gone either way in the third set tiebreak at the end - neither player deserved to lose. Thanks for a great match, and look forward to playing again! I'll bring more water next time though..."  -- Michael
Kevin Marinilli bt Andy Shanks (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Oliver Knaut [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vincent Rouget [W4] 8
  3. Carlos Vega Alonso 8.2 [L2]
  4. Daniele Veronesi 10.1 [L2]
  5. Iain Findlay [L1]
  6. Justin Lum [L2]
  7. Olivia Pearson

Match Results:

Vincent Rouget bt Daniele Veronesi (Aug 13) 6-1, 6-2
Oliver Knaut bt Daniele Veronesi (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-0
Vincent Rouget bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 22) 6-3, 6-1
Oliver Knaut bt Iain Findlay (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-3
Vincent Rouget bt Oliver Knaut (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-3
Oliver Knaut bt Justin Lum (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-0
Oliver Knaut bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-3
Vincent Rouget bt Justin Lum (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Pete Przednowek 8.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Willy Maillard 10.2 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Neil Lin 9.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [W2, L2] 5
  5. Matthew Robinson 8.1 [W2, L2] 4
  6. Ben McSharry 10.1 [L3] 2
  7. Matthew Teys 10.1

Match Results:

Willy Maillard bt Ben McSharry (Aug 12) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentMatthew Robinson bt Neil Lin (Aug 10) 4-6, 6-2, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, really good tennis played by both"  -- Matthew
Matthew Robinson bt Alex Beaumont (Jul 31) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Neil Lin bt Willy Maillard (Jul 30) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Pete Przednowek (Jul 29) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pete won the first set very convincingly and looked like he was going to walk it. However the match completely turned in the 2nd set - I seemed to play more positively and take more control of the rallies, and I guess Pete's form dipped just enough for me to get my eye in. Despite the threat of rain, we just finished in time. There were some tight points in this match which could have gone either way. Good match!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNeil Lin bt Alex Beaumont (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was windy but both players did very well for the match, Alex is a very good player, was fun to play with."  -- Neil
Alex Beaumont bt Ben McSharry (Jul 23) 2-6, 1-0 Ben McSharry Retired
Willy Maillard bt Pete Przednowek (Jul 15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Pete Przednowek bt Ben McSharry (Jul 9) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentPete Przednowek bt Matthew Robinson (Jul 2) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in the summer sun (serving from one side was certainly a challenge!!)... Matthew pushed me close in the 2nd set... glad to get it wrapped up in the tiebreaker. Cheers"  -- Pete
Willy Maillard bt Matthew Robinson (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Rorie Evans 10.2 [W4] 8
  2. Tom Drummond [W4, L1] 8
  3. Louie Lancaster 10.2 [W1, L2] 4
  4. Edu Deiros 10.1 [W1, L2] 4
  5. Stefano Di Domizio [W1, L1] 2
  6. Alexander Edwards 10.1 [L3] 1
  7. Jeremy Schmetz [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRorie Evans bt Tom Drummond (Aug 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An unfair scoreline, lots of long rallies and deuces in what was a cracking match. "  -- Rorie
Edu Deiros bt Jeremy Schmetz (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-3
Louie Lancaster bt Edu Deiros (Aug 6) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Rorie Evans bt Alexander Edwards (Jul 31) 6-4, 6-2
Tom Drummond bt Jeremy Schmetz (Jul 23) Walkover
Tom Drummond bt Alexander Edwards (Jul 21) 7-6 (10-8), 6-2
Reveal CommentRorie Evans bt Louie Lancaster (Jul 17) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match with plenty of long and innovative rallies. The third set would likely have been a lot closer had cramp not started to set in for Louie. "  -- Rorie
Tom Drummond bt Edu Deiros (Jul 15) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Reveal CommentRorie Evans bt Stefano Di Domizio (Jul 13) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match - as the scoreline would suggest - with plenty of long baseline rallies. Of particular note was Stefano's determination in the second set, bringing it back to 5-5 from 5-1 and 40-0 down on his serve!"  -- Rorie
Reveal CommentTom Drummond bt Louie Lancaster (Jul 2) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "Best game in the league I've played! The score was more back and forth than the ball over the net! We actually played the 3rd set out with Tom winning 10-8 in the final set. Tom hit some epic shots and we had some great rallies, I think by the end though we were both just glad it was over!…"  -- Louie
Reveal CommentStefano Di Domizio bt Alexander Edwards (Jun 23) 7-5, 2-6 Alexander Edwards Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A great (and very close) match against Stefano, although unfortunately we couldn't go into the last set due to a problem with my ankle."  -- Alexander

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Cooper [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jon Rutter [W2, L1] 5
  3. Joe Lane 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Jake Collins [L2]
  5. James Peterson [L1]
  6. Katie Riethmaier 10.2 [L1] withdrawn
  7. Sid Nyein

Match Results:

Jon Rutter bt James Peterson (Aug 12) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJon Rutter bt Jake Collins (Aug 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite torrential rain and thunderstorms starting minutes after starting to knock up we took to the court after a 40min delay and finished the match in blazing sunshine, crazy weather. A good game with lots of exciting rallies and both players taking on each others second serves. Fortunately I seemed to win all the close games and came out with the victory."  -- Jon
Adam Cooper bt Jon Rutter (Jul 8) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Joe Lane bt Adam Cooper (Jul 2) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Adam Cooper bt Katie Riethmaier (Jul 1) 6-3, 6-4
Adam Cooper bt Jake Collins (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Mantel [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patryk Szczerba 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Christopher Blackburn 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Michael Ward 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Samuel Baker [W1, L2] 2
  6. Lucy Gilbert [L3]
  7. Sam Roscoe [L1]
  8. Will Taylor 9.2

Match Results:

Samuel Baker bt Lucy Gilbert (Jul 25) 6-4, 6-3
Nicholas Mantel bt Patryk Szczerba (Jul 19) 6-0, 6-2
Nicholas Mantel bt Christopher Blackburn (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3
Michael Ward bt Christopher Blackburn (Jul 15) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Nicholas Mantel bt Lucy Gilbert (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-1
Patryk Szczerba bt Sam Roscoe (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-1
Nicholas Mantel bt Samuel Baker (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-0
Patryk Szczerba bt Lucy Gilbert (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-3
Christopher Blackburn bt Samuel Baker (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Kumaran Surenthirathas [W4] 8
  2. Mat Law 10.1 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Josh Le Boutillier [W1, L2] 3
  4. Stefan Fideli [W1, L1] 3
  5. Oliver Hayes [W1, L1] 2
  6. Francois Le Brun [L3] 1
  7. Jennifer Stafford [L1]
  8. Greg Whitby

Match Results:

Oliver Hayes bt Francois Le Brun (Aug 15) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Mat Law bt Jennifer Stafford (Aug 15) 6-2, 6-3
Kumaran Surenthirathas bt Josh Le Boutillier (Aug 12) 6-2, 6-2
Mat Law bt Josh Le Boutillier (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
Reveal CommentKumaran Surenthirathas bt Mat Law (Jul 30) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Mat is very consistent and dogged, and was a pleasure to play against. The match was very tight, and attritional at times, but was a decent standard and either of us could have won that 2nd set."  -- Kumaran
Reveal CommentKumaran Surenthirathas bt Oliver Hayes (Jul 20) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, neither of us could hold serve or wanted to win really. Very enjoyable!"  -- Kumaran
Reveal CommentJosh Le Boutillier bt Stefan Fideli (Jul 13) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, one of the best I've had in a long time! Stefan has a powerful and consistent forehand and is a good all round player. Our game had everything from baseline rally's to volley sessions at the net. Cheers!"  -- Josh
Kumaran Surenthirathas bt Francois Le Brun (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-1
Stefan Fideli bt Francois Le Brun (Jul 7) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Ignacio De Calonje 9.2 [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bernard Siu 10.1 [W4] 8
  3. Alvaro Castro [W3, L2] 6
  4. Fred Smith 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  5. Pete Shaw 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Tom Curtis 10.2 [L2] 1
  7. Matt Cocquelin 10.2 [L2]
  8. Ugo Platania [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlvaro Castro bt Pete Shaw (Aug 13) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive and long match, with great shots from both players. Thanks! "  -- Alvaro
Alvaro Castro bt Matt Cocquelin (Aug 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentFred Smith bt Alvaro Castro (Jul 31) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A much closer match than the score suggests. Thanks"  -- Fred
Bernard Siu bt Alvaro Castro (Jul 30) 6-0, 6-4
Alvaro Castro bt Tom Curtis (Jul 26) 6-4, 6-2
Bernard Siu bt Pete Shaw (Jul 23) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentIgnacio De Calonje bt Matt Cocquelin (Jul 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Some excellent rallies. Thoroughly enjoyed the match!"  -- Ignacio
Bernard Siu bt Fred Smith (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentIgnacio De Calonje bt Tom Curtis (Jul 13) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining match, which could have gone either way. Tom played some amazing volleys and there were many great rallies. "  -- Ignacio
Ignacio De Calonje bt Ugo Platania (Jul 9) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentFred Smith v Ignacio De Calonje (Jul 2) 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Epic battle. I saved about 12 set points in the first set before finally losing one then in the second I was 4-1 up, then 4-5 down before clinching it 7-5. The final set was very touch and go and unfortunately we were kicked off the court at 6-5 to me in the final set (having been 4-5 down with nacho serving for the match). Which ever way it goes it has been proper battle!"  -- Fred
Reveal CommentPete Shaw bt Ignacio De Calonje (Jun 29) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, thanks for the game!"  -- Pete
Bernard Siu bt Ignacio De Calonje (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. John Alan O'Donovan 10.1 [W3, L1] 6
  2. Richard Gorman 9.1 [W2, L2] 5
  3. David Morley 10.1 [W2] 4
  4. Hector Johnston [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Frederic Nguyen 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Joanna Kiernander [L1]
  7. Tom Larkin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Morley bt Richard Gorman (Aug 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An awesome match with high quality on both sides. One rally in particular involved both of us at the net trying to volley past the other for what felt like half an hour. Richard's legs weren't quite in it today which allowed me to establish control and redeem myself after a very poor result the last time we played."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Morley bt John Alan O'Donovan (Aug 11) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really close match with lots of ups and downs. Unfortunately some rain at the start of the 2nd set disturbed our rhythm and allowed me to run away with it, otherwise it would have been a much closer affair"  -- David
Reveal CommentJohn Alan O'Donovan bt Richard Gorman (Jul 23) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with Richard. Lots of close & long matches. "  -- John Alan
John Alan O'Donovan bt Hector Johnston (Jul 15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Frederic Nguyen bt Hector Johnston (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Joanna Kiernander (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, with lots of baseline rallies, played on the tricky astro turf at Tooting. Thanks Jo."  -- Richard
John Alan O'Donovan bt Frederic Nguyen (Jul 2) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Hector Johnston (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in perfect conditions. Hector has a very powerful serve and forehand but is just getting back into tennis so is looking to improve his consistency. I think if Hector had had a couple of games under his belt the outcome could have been very different, as he has some strong winning shots. Thanks for the game Hector."  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Jack Holden 9.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Terry Hayes 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Austin Platt [W3] 6
  4. Toby Jones [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Haigh [W1] 2
  6. Nicky Emmett [L3] 1
  7. Mark Van-De-Velde [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTerry Hayes bt Nicky Emmett (Aug 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another hugely competitive and enjoyable match with Nicola .Thankfully for me a reversal of our last encounter but still a hard fought win and setting us up nicely for a future battle ."  -- Terry
Toby Jones bt Mark Van-De-Velde (Aug 13) 6-3, 6-1
Austin Platt bt Terry Hayes (Aug 12) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
Jack Holden bt Terry Hayes (Aug 8) 6-4, 6-3
Austin Platt bt Toby Jones (Jul 19) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Toby Jones bt Nicky Emmett (Jul 18) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2
Jack Holden bt Mark Van-De-Velde (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-3
Jack Holden bt Nicky Emmett (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJack Holden bt Toby Jones (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive match as always with Toby. We both pushed each other around the court a lot and there were some incredible shots and high quality baseline rallies."  -- Jack
Terry Hayes bt Mark Van-De-Velde (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-1
Austin Platt bt Jack Holden (Jul 10) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentThomas Haigh bt Terry Hayes (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Terry, a brilliant match with some great rallies!"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentTerry Hayes bt Toby Jones (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very hotly contested match with the first games in each set going to endless Duce and Advantage points for each player. The second set especially containing some great shots and deft touches on both sides of the net. Great game ...! "  -- Terry

Current Rankings:

  1. David Caroli [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Edward Hamill [W6, L1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Keval Bharadia 10.1 [W3, L2, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Simon Riddlesden 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Benjamin 10.1 [W2, L4, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jonny Leighton [W2, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. John Spillane 10.2 [L6] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Stuart Maccuish 10.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonny Leighton bt John Spillane (Aug 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Well played, good match!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentSimon Riddlesden bt John Spillane (Aug 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and a close match, thanks for the game John!"  -- Simon
Keval Bharadia bt Jonny Leighton (Aug 5) 7-5, 6-1
Keval Bharadia bt John Spillane (Jul 29) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Simon Riddlesden (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Since Monday Night Tennis adorned TV screens rarely has a match been as thrilling and entertaining as that played this Monday evening in Clapham. Simon simply dazzled the assembled crowd with his skills and this explains the record viewing figures from those watching on their Teleboxes. The story goes that at a young age his coach tried to show Simon the tennis rule-book. He simply laughed in the coach's face and instead decided to play tennis like a true magician! He is able to exact drop-shots, lobs and vicious spin on the ball that Dynamo, David Blaine and the record numbers in the crowd were left wondering How did he do that? Is that even possible? I no longer understand physics! You'd better get your tickets as Simon is back soon."  -- Edward
David Caroli bt Jonny Leighton (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-4
Michael Benjamin bt Stuart Maccuish (Jul 15) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Keval Bharadia (Jul 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sunday morning saw the warm-up act take place for some other match happening over at SW19 later in the day and like many warm up acts, this one stole the show! It was as if the players had been transported back to Roman times during the first set as, just like a pair of finely tuned gladiators, they went to war in pursuit of glory in front of an adoring crowd. Momentum, just like Emperor Nero's mood, swung one way and then to the other leaving the crowd demanding more and thoroughly enjoying this epic contest that not even Pliny the Younger could have documented. There were even some dastardly 21st century news helicopters to catch the scenes. The crowd were treated to a riot of tennis and can now say Bharadia Vs Hamill? I was there!"  -- Edward
Michael Benjamin v Keval Bharadia (Jul 13) 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 TBC
David Caroli bt John Spillane (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-2
David Caroli bt Keval Bharadia (Jul 9) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSimon Riddlesden bt Jonny Leighton (Jul 9) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and some nice rallies in hot conditions! Thanks for the game, was good fun."  -- Simon
Michael Benjamin bt John Spillane (Jul 8) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Stuart Maccuish (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My, my, my, Saturday morning saw a spectacular exhibition of 'A' grade tennis at Clapham Common. Tennis fans of South London know a good match when they see one and this one smacked them in the face before knocking their socks off! The crowd was treated to baseline rallies, ace serving, and deft drop shots. A liquorice allsorts compilation of tennis if you will, however, this tasted a whole lot better. It was like reaching into a box of celebrations and pulling out the Malteser one rather than the bounty - a true success! That's enough food analogies for one report so let's talk tennis. Saturday was hot, really hot. I mean I'm fairly sure the rubber on the soles of my shoes were melting as Stu pushed me around the court. Sizzling stuff!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentDavid Caroli bt Edward Hamill (Jul 8) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in a very hot weather! Fun in the sun! David"  -- David
Reveal CommentJonny Leighton bt Michael Benjamin (Jul 5) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in very hot conditions. Well played!"  -- Jonny
Reveal CommentSimon Riddlesden bt Michael Benjamin (Jul 2) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match again after previously playing Michael in another round. Hot weather and long rallies meant it was an exhausting but fun afternoon all round!"  -- Simon
David Caroli bt Simon Riddlesden (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Jonny Leighton (Jul 1) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "On Saturday there was an incredible match that saw two oppositions who, at the height of their power and skill, can draw fans and media from all corners of the globe. No forget the Lions Vs the All Blacks in the rugby, this was Leighton Vs Hamill at Kennington Park on what has been described by some as a great day to play tennis. The crowd assembled but had barely been able to take their seats by the time Jonny had screamed into a 4-1 lead in the first set. Jonny was like a bat out of hell as he hit winner after winner and lob after lob. His mercurial talents were there for all to see and should there be any last minute drop outs at SW19 then Jonny Leighton would be a fine replacement who'll be on hand to whip the crowd up into a frenzy."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentKeval Bharadia bt Stuart Maccuish (Jul 1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Our match was very tight. Lots of breaks. The midday sun was out in strength too and made serving a nightmare for both!"  -- Keval
David Caroli bt Michael Benjamin (Jun 29) 6-1, 6-3
David Caroli bt Stuart Maccuish (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Michael Benjamin (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Well, well, well, if it isn't our old friend Mr Wind. Michael and I got very well acquainted with, in my opinion the worst form of weather, as the wind swirled, battered and buffeted Clapham Common Tennis courts, putting at risk South-London's perfect Sunday. But fear not as tennis came to the rescue to instil passion and inspiration amongst the adoring fans who travelled in their thousands to grab a seat for this match. Michael's technique sees him chop down on the ball like a cobra pouncing for its victim or a lumber-jack being a little over zealous with their axe, either way this makes his game very dangerous indeed. The crowd certainly enjoyed it as the fans began bellowing their support like a hungry gorilla at feeding time. Top marks."  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt John Spillane (Jun 24) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a time to be alive! Wimbledon is about to kick off (meaning Queen's is on), we're enjoying a long hot summer and Clapham Common Singles Round 39 has just started. The puritanical tennis fan knows the best tennis being played this summer is in the parks and commons up and down the country. It turns out that there are loads of them as they flocked to Kennington Park to welcome in the new round. The players put on such a show that it left the journalists covering the match running out of column inches to describe the action! There were winners, lobs, net-cords and even a cheeky slice or two. The players left having more new fans than when they arrived and as such the post-match autograph session lasted for hours. Well played and well done"  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Jon Strathdee 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Liam Sumner 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ed Newlands [W2] 4
  4. Kim Marshall [W1, L2] 3
  5. Catherine Harvatt 9.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Dunstan Barrett [L3] 1
  7. Daniel Calvin 10.1 [L2]
  8. Richard Watkins

Match Results:

Jon Strathdee bt Dunstan Barrett (Aug 14) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentCatherine Harvatt bt Dunstan Barrett (Aug 3) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Dunstan! A lot of deuces that could have gone either way!"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentJon Strathdee bt Kim Marshall (Jul 26) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, really enjoyed it, very topsy-turvy and could have gone either way in an exhausting third set. How does anyone manage 5?!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Catherine Harvatt (Jul 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game where I benefitted from a fast start but there wasn't much between us after that with some good close games! Cheers! "  -- Liam
Reveal CommentKim Marshall bt Catherine Harvatt (Jul 16) 5-7, 7-5, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "Close match. Longer than the men's Wimbledon final! Thanks Kim."  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentJon Strathdee bt Catherine Harvatt (Jul 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, beautiful evening!"  -- Jon
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Kim Marshall (Jul 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the sun! Cheers. "  -- Liam
Ed Newlands bt Jon Strathdee (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentLiam Sumner bt Dunstan Barrett (Jul 3) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A match that could have gone either way with the same unpredictability about it as a Clapham Common Court 7 ball bounce. Both players also had to battle against blisters and a lack of floodlights in this long, hard fought three set encounter. Despite this, there was no shortage of unstoppable top spin winners, crushing serves and defensive work that Andy Murray would have been proud of. It's fair to say everything was left out on the court in this bruising contest."  -- Liam
Liam Sumner bt Daniel Calvin (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentJon Strathdee bt Liam Sumner (Jun 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Liam, enjoyed the match and knock up"  -- Jon
Ed Newlands bt Daniel Calvin (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Will Lidstone 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julian Foster [W3, L1] 6
  3. Ellie Williams 10.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bliss Micallef [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ben Rimmington [W1] 2
  6. Mustafa Shaikh [L1] withdrawn
  7. Telle Merotra [L2]
  8. John Shanahan 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulian Foster bt Ellie Williams (Aug 6) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game, and ice cream afterwards!"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Foster bt Bliss Micallef (Aug 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely evening for a good game!"  -- Julian
Ben Rimmington bt Bliss Micallef (Jul 19) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentEllie Williams bt Bliss Micallef (Jul 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing Bliss. We had a lot of good rallies and tight points!"  -- Ellie
Reveal CommentBliss Micallef bt Telle Merotra (Jul 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Had great fun and challenging rallies with Telle!"  -- Bliss
Will Lidstone bt Bliss Micallef (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJulian Foster bt Telle Merotra (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies and good chat! She hides balls in her pants..."  -- Julian
Ellie Williams bt Mustafa Shaikh (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentWill Lidstone bt Julian Foster (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An epic battle, so epic they had to cut the power right at the end!"  -- Will
Reveal CommentWill Lidstone bt Ellie Williams (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close fought 2nd set with some great shots and serves!"  -- Will

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Rodgers 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Winnie Lee 10.1 [W4, UF1] 8
  3. Joseph Lockey [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Godley 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Dameon Napoli [L1]
  6. Michael Martinez 10.1 [L3]
  7. Matthew Chapman [L4]
  8. Amber Harley withdrawn

Match Results:

Winnie Lee bt Michael Martinez (Aug 6) 6-0, 6-3
Andrew Godley bt Matthew Chapman (Aug 6) 7-5, 6-4
Winnie Lee bt Matthew Chapman (Aug 4) 6-2, 6-0
Chris Rodgers bt Andrew Godley (Aug 1) 6-1, 6-0
Joseph Lockey v Winnie Lee (Jul 30) 6-2, 4-5 TBC
Chris Rodgers bt Matthew Chapman (Jul 27) 6-2, 6-0
Joseph Lockey bt Michael Martinez (Jul 19) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentWinnie Lee bt Chris Rodgers (Jul 16) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Chris for the very fun and competitive match and really tested me when he came into the Net!" Winnie
Chris Rodgers bt Michael Martinez (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentWinnie Lee bt Dameon Napoli (Jul 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match!"  -- Winnie
Joseph Lockey bt Matthew Chapman (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentChris Rodgers bt Joseph Lockey (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer match than the scoreline suggests. We played a 3rd set just for fun in which Joe started getting his 1st serves in. He won that set..."  -- Chris

Current Rankings:

  1. Gokhan Uzel 10.1 [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Arizechi Ogwueleka [W4, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Kimberley Lloyd [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Quinn Davies [W3, L1] 7
  5. Harry Smyth [W3, L4] 6
  6. James Douglas [L3] 2
  7. Alex Mark 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Claire Taylor [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKimberley Lloyd bt Quinn Davies (Aug 14) 7-5, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Longest match i have ever played, great game and some good rally's," -- Kimberley
Quinn Davies bt Harry Smyth (Aug 10) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentHarry Smyth bt Claire Taylor (Aug 8) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The scores do not reflect how powerful Claire's serves and forehands are. Many a shot flew past me! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel v Arizechi Ogwueleka (Aug 5) 6-0, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun match! We could not bring the second set to an end due to a lot of deuces and long rallies"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentHarry Smyth bt James Douglas (Aug 3) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some fantastic rallies"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Harry Smyth (Aug 2) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match! All the best with your remaining matches:)"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentArizechi Ogwueleka bt Harry Smyth (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a good game. Best wishes for the rest of your games"  -- Arizechi
Reveal CommentQuinn Davies bt Claire Taylor (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, couple of powerful aces from Claire down the line"  -- Quinn
Reveal CommentArizechi Ogwueleka bt James Douglas (Jul 17) 7-5, 6-7 (1-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match"  -- Arizechi
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Claire Taylor (Jul 16) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Good luck!"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentArizechi Ogwueleka bt Claire Taylor (Jul 8) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match"  -- Arizechi
Reveal CommentHarry Smyth bt Alex Mark (Jul 6) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game !"  -- Alex
Kimberley Lloyd bt Harry Smyth (Jul 5) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentQuinn Davies bt Arizechi Ogwueleka (Jul 4) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very fun match with a good few games going to deuce. Watch out for a wicked slice from Arize."  -- Quinn
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Alex Mark (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good enjoyable match with nice long rallies. Thanks for the match and good luck with redt of your games!"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentArizechi Ogwueleka bt Alex Mark (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not reflect how we both enjoyed the match. Great game. Thanks Alex and good luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Arizechi
Kimberley Lloyd bt Arizechi Ogwueleka (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt James Douglas (Jun 25) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Strong wind was really annoying for both. Good luck!"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Kimberley Lloyd (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good long rallies, despite high humidity. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Gokhan

Current Rankings:

  1. Jordan Sanderson [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Barney Smyth [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. George Beck 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Laura Blake [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sophie Taylor 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Yasmina Mekouar 10.2 [L3]
  7. Deborah Abrehart withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJordan Sanderson bt Yasmina Mekouar (Aug 9) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Score doesn't reflect the ability! Yasmina has a mean serve and we had some good, long rallies! Look forward to playing again."  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentBarney Smyth bt Yasmina Mekouar (Jul 31) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This score isn't a reflection of Yasmina's excellent tennis skills. We had a number of great rallies with powerful shots. I hope we can play again soon."  -- Barney
George Beck bt Yasmina Mekouar (Jul 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentJordan Sanderson bt Barney Smyth (Jul 24) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "Barney - what a match! 2.5 hours later, it was finally over (just in time, too, as we could hardly see anymore!). This was a thriller of a match and we had loads of rallies; I really enjoyed playing this evening. Look forward to our re-match!"  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJordan Sanderson bt Sophie Taylor (Jul 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good fun! Score isn't really representative of the challenge - Sophie's serve accuracy is impressive! We played a third set for fun, too :)"  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJordan Sanderson bt Laura Blake (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was very long, with a lot of back and forth! Some great rallies in there, too. Really enjoyed myself this time with Laura - we're both competitive but don't take ourselves too seriously (considering our match was at 8 am). Hope to play you again soon, and thanks for teaching me the etiquette for when balls hit the end and just bounced in :P"  -- Jordan
Reveal CommentJordan Sanderson bt George Beck (Jul 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great company and game! Really enjoyed my first match in the league thus far, thanks George :D"  -- Jordan
Barney Smyth bt Laura Blake (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentGeorge Beck bt Laura Blake (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match on a hot Sunday evening. Very close. Loads of deuce games. I had to raise my level to get through this, as they say lol"  -- George
Barney Smyth bt Sophie Taylor (Jul 1) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBarney Smyth bt George Beck (Jun 29) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game, thanks George. Also closer than it looks!"  -- Barney
George Beck bt Sophie Taylor (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Tinsley 10.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Bernat Gabor [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michelle Faux [W4] 8
  4. Petra Shepherd [W2, L2] 4
  5. Louise Corrigan [W1, L2] 2
  6. Domenico Esposto [L5]
  7. Elizabeth Felix [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMark Tinsley bt Petra Shepherd (Aug 13) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good rematch"  -- Mark
Petra Shepherd bt Elizabeth Felix (Aug 4) 6-4, 6-4
Petra Shepherd bt Domenico Esposto (Jul 25) 6-2, 6-4
Michelle Faux bt Elizabeth Felix (Jul 24) 6-1, 6-1
Mark Tinsley bt Domenico Esposto (Jul 21) 6-0, 6-0
Louise Corrigan bt Domenico Esposto (Jul 20) 6-2, 6-3
Bernat Gabor bt Elizabeth Felix (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMichelle Faux bt Mark Tinsley (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Several deuces in a fun match"  -- Mark
Reveal CommentBernat Gabor bt Louise Corrigan (Jul 6) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great games!"  -- Bernat
Michelle Faux bt Domenico Esposto (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentMark Tinsley bt Elizabeth Felix (Jul 3) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Plenty of rallies"  -- Mark
Bernat Gabor bt Domenico Esposto (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-0
Michelle Faux bt Petra Shepherd (Jun 30) Walkover
Reveal CommentMark Tinsley bt Louise Corrigan (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Many rallies"  -- Mark
Mark Tinsley bt Bernat Gabor (Jun 24) Walkover

Results

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