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 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

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
Tel: 0845 130 8998
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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 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

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

Patrick Greaney

"I thoroughly enjoyed it," 

Stefano Rigo

"I've found myself a few good matches from last months singles tournament and we continue to schedule games together which is great."

"I wanted to also take this opportunity to let you know how impressed I am with this tennis league you have organised. The whole league is such a good idea, and it has been really nice to be able to get back onto the court as it has been a while, and none of my friends in London play tennis. Thanks so much for all your hard work in making it all run smoothly,"

Alice Mullan

''I am enjoying my time in the Clapham Common tennis league and have met so many nice people and possible hitting partners. I am glad that I am in these leagues.''

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 49 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Johnny Croft [W1] 2
  2. Matthew Teys 9.2 [L1] 1
  3. Alexander Orr
  4. Campbell Hodgson
  5. Mark Jenkins
  6. Nicholas Earp
  7. Oliver Rands

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohnny Croft bt Matthew Teys (Sep 7) 4-6, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy! Could have gone either way"  -- Johnny

Current Rankings:

  1. Remy Delolme 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Claudio Ferrarese 9.2 [L1]
  3. Ciaran Burke 10.2
  4. Jake Peters
  5. James Edbrooke
  6. Kumaran Surenthirathas 9.2
  7. Sophie Harris

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRemy Delolme bt Claudio Ferrarese (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great court and beautiful weather. Close match with long games. "  -- Remy

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Fitzpatrick 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. Francois Le Brun 9.2 [L1]
  3. Andrea Gnoli
  4. Dario Cracco
  5. David Caroli
  6. Stephen Bilbe
  7. Victor Naar
  8. Will Lynn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndrew Fitzpatrick bt Francois Le Brun (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great tennis match on a beautiful sunny morning"  -- Andrew

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Moore [W1] 2
  2. Nigel McMechan 8.2 [L1]
  3. Andrew Gornall 10.2
  4. Dan Santos-Costa
  5. Isak Gilbert 10.2
  6. Jonathan Towers
  7. Patrick Davey 9.2
  8. Simon Riddlesden 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Moore bt Nigel McMechan (Sep 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun and playing tennis was a nice start to the weekend. Thanks for the game Nigel and great to meet you."  -- Nick

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexander Edwards 10.1
  2. Andrew Carlisle
  3. Benjamin O’Donnell
  4. David Morley 9.2
  5. George McWhirter 10.1
  6. James Brighouse
  7. Leiah Kirsh
  8. Louie Lancaster 9.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Yee 8.2 [W1] 2
  2. Michael Burke [L1] 1
  3. Alvaro Castro
  4. Antonio Alonso
  5. Barney Smyth withdrawn
  6. Elliott Martin
  7. Guy Thomas
  8. Harry Smyth

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Yee bt Michael Burke (Sep 18) 6-4, 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match which was hard fought at the end. Started to get tricky with the sun going down very quickly but managed to finish with a match tie break. Thanks for the match Michael."  -- Jonathan

Current Rankings:

  1. Pieter De Waal 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Joseph Henry 8.2 [L1]
  3. Barry Hill
  4. Christian Fisk
  5. Jack Holden 8.2
  6. John Alan O'Donovan 9.1
  7. Michael Benjamin 9.2
  8. Rory Laughton-Scott

Match Results:

Pieter De Waal bt Joseph Henry (Sep 8) 6-4, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Darelle Redmond [W1] 2
  2. Stephane Grenon [W1] 2
  3. William Maina 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alessa Popovic [L2]
  5. Alison Lloyd 10.2
  6. Colin Cunningham 10.1
  7. Gijs Vermeij
  8. James West 10.2

Match Results:

Darelle Redmond bt William Maina (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2
William Maina bt Alessa Popovic (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephane Grenon bt Alessa Popovic (Sep 12) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Very tight match with some really nice shots!"  -- Stephane

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Fletcher 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Ellie Jaffa [L1]
  3. Marilena De Luca [L1]
  4. Charlotte Powell
  5. Dunstan Barrett
  6. Miranda Kent 9.2
  7. Stephen Taylor
  8. Thomas Leyshon

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Marilena De Luca (Sep 18) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match versus Marilena with some good rallies and plenty of good shots from both players. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher bt Ellie Jaffa (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Ellie. After I went 5-0 up in the first set you really seemed the change gear and hit some great shots. Good luck in your remaining matches."  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Grant [W1] 2
  2. Iain Meiklejohn [W1] 2
  3. Mike Pope 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Andrew Thomas 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Jack Walker [L1] 1
  6. Paul McCarthy 9.2
  7. Rico Pedrett

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMike Pope bt Jack Walker (Sep 20) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A long tough match!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentIain Meiklejohn bt Andrew Thomas (Sep 19) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with some great rallies despite the heat! Thanks for the game, Andrew. "  -- Iain
Jamie Grant bt Andrew Thomas (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Jessica Ryan [W1] 2
  2. Giancarlo Cornacchione [W1, L1] 2
  3. Agata Bryszewska [W1, L1] 2
  4. Cam Dewar [L1] 1
  5. Ben Witcombe
  6. Montse Prat Alujas
  7. Nigel Freeman
  8. Tom Simmons

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and best of luck with the rest "  -- Jessica
Agata Bryszewska bt Cam Dewar (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3
Reveal CommentGiancarlo Cornacchione bt Agata Bryszewska (Sep 15) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tie-break played on 1st set. The set score with tie-break was 7-5 (7-5)"  -- Giancarlo

Current Rankings:

  1. Francisca Monteiro [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jamal Ali [W2] 4
  3. Philip Edgington [W1] 2
  4. Yosiff Alhawaj [W1, L1] 2
  5. Scott CORDING [L1]
  6. Samantha Harper [L1]
  7. Elizabeth Kane 9.2
  8. Lou Kizwini

Match Results:

Philip Edgington bt Francisca Monteiro (Sep 15) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Yosiff Alhawaj (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match!"  -- Jamal
Yosiff Alhawaj bt Scott CORDING (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentFrancisca Monteiro bt Samantha Harper (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed our match Sam! Lots of long rallies and many deuces :) "  -- Francisca
Reveal CommentJamal Ali bt Francisca Monteiro (Sep 7) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see and play Francisca again on the newly-laid astroturf courts at Deuce George's Park! She's improved a lot and returned serve extremely well. The third set score flattered me - no way was it a 6-0 set. We had some fantastic rallies. Until the next time, Francisca!"  -- Jamal

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)