Friendly, competitive tennis on Clapham Common'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

Clapham Common

Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE
Tel: 020 7223 9837
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Other Venues

Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ
Tel: 020 7738 6834
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Battersea Park Millennium Arena

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

Norwood Road, London, SW2 2YJ
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Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2 3HL
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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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Lilian Baylis Old School

Lollard Street, London, SE11 6PY
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Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5
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Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5
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Streatham Vale Park

Abercairn Road, London, SW16
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The Rookery

Covington Way, London, SW16
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Tooting Bec

Dr Johnson Ave, Tooting, London, SW17 8JU
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Vauxhall Park

Lawn Lane, London, SW8
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Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW18 3RT
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Wandsworth Park

Putney Bridge Rd, London, SW15 1PR
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"I have enjoyed playing tennis at Clapham so thanks for your help in organising"

Martin McGinty

"Really enjoyed the league. A thoroughly enjoyable competition," 

Patrick Greaney

"This is the first round I’ve played in and it’s been great. Nice blokes and easy to fix up matches with people of a similar standard. Thanks very much for organising it all – it has certainly transformed my tennis season,"

Henry Fyson

"As I enjoyed last time round so much (thanks for the organising and email updates), I'd like to play again."

"​I want to thank you all for organising such a fun and great way to play tennis. I have always wanted to play properly and had not found the right league until this!", Simon Riddlesden

Simon Riddlesden

"I have thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to play again in temperatures above freezing! Thank you for all your work organising this league" 

Paul Shears

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Freddie Petch [W1] 2
  2. Brian O'neill 7.2 [W1] 2
  3. Ignacio De Calonje 9.2 [L1]
  4. Omar Cader 7.1 [L1]
  5. Neil Jones 7.2
  6. Thomas Fraser 10.2
  7. Will Lynn

Match Results:

Freddie Petch bt Ignacio De Calonje (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentBrian O'neill bt Omar Cader (Jan 19) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "My first victory against Omar! Very pleased to get the win, especially as Omar thrashed me in Battersea league the previous week. I think the freezing conditions were defo a factor...but I'll take it! Look forward to the next installment in the rivalry..."  -- Brian

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben McSharry 10.1
  2. Borja Justicia
  3. Doug Burns
  4. Pete Przednowek 8.2
  5. Ralph Marnham
  6. Tom Harman
  7. Zied Kaffel

Current Rankings:

  1. David Morley 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Barney Smyth [L1]
  3. Andrea Gnoli
  4. Francois Le Brun 9.2
  5. Matt Hilley
  6. Nick King
  7. Nigel McMechan 8.2
  8. Pieter De Waal 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Morley bt Barney Smyth (Jan 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a fun match with several long rallies. Both of us really struggled to hold serve"  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. James Brighouse [W1] 2
  2. George McWhirter 10.1 [L1] 1
  3. Andy Gadd
  4. Harry Smyth
  5. John Alan O'Donovan 9.1
  6. Will Lidstone 9.2
  7. Zander Galbraith

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Brighouse bt George McWhirter (Jan 19) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Absolutely knackering game after a long winter without tennis. Some incredibly long points and games, especially as the game went on. Plenty of momentum shifts, especially in the last set but the match was just clinched by James."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexandra Eddy
  2. Ben Thompson 10.2
  3. Frank Stoddart
  4. Graeme O'Connor
  5. Jamie Grant
  6. Jonathan White
  7. Matthew Hinge
  8. Michael Kaeflein

Current Rankings:

  1. Ally Kennedy
  2. Andrew Swaffer
  3. David Gilfedder
  4. Harry Douglass
  5. Jason Fletcher
  6. Matt Cocquelin 10.2
  7. Miranda Kent 9.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Thomas 10.1
  2. Dameon Napoli
  3. Freddie Looser
  4. Lee Devine 10.2
  5. Matheus Lacava 9.2
  6. Olivia Kent
  7. Patricia Harriman

Current Rankings:

  1. Agata Bryszewska
  2. Dunstan Barrett
  3. Georgina Snell
  4. Laura Burt
  5. Mike Pope 10.1
  6. Rosie Phillips

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Clapham Common archive.
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) 

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)