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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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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 51 | Thursday 27 February 2020 to Wednesday 22 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Kynaston [W1] 2
  2. Luc Tucker [W1] 2
  3. Timothy Otway [W1] 2
  4. David Caroli [L2] 2
  5. Glen Brown [L1]
  6. Fin Orme
  7. Olivier Doukhan
  8. Victor Naar

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTimothy Otway bt David Caroli (Mar 22) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, lots of great rallies...we couldn’t finish it because of the rain. To be continued..."  -- David
Luc Tucker bt David Caroli (Mar 15) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
Ben Kynaston bt Glen Brown (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-1

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick Davey 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jose Gonzalez 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Nicholas Earp 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Carlos Vega Alonso 7.2 [W1] 2
  5. James Edbrooke [L1] 1
  6. Elliot Legg [L1]
  7. Oliver Butt
  8. Sam Flood

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt James Edbrooke (Mar 22) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "In uncertain and worrying times, it was fantastic to be able to play some tennis to lift the spirits this past weekend. Even greater to have a really nice match with James, who is a very solid player, with an especially vicious backhand down the line that caught me cold several times! It was back and forth throughout, and even when I was leading James found ways to mix it up and keep himself in the match. After he served out to take it to a 3rd set, I just had a little more consistency in the final set to edge it, but it could have gone either way really. Thanks a lot for the game James, really enjoyed it. Good luck! :) PD"  -- Patrick
Jose Gonzalez bt Patrick Davey (Mar 8) 6-0, 6-4
Nicholas Earp bt Elliot Legg (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentCarlos Vega Alonso bt Patrick Davey (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "After several days of wet weather, it was a nice Sunday afternoon for tennis at Clapham Common with heavy winds but some sunshine. Enjoyed playing with Carlos a lot, we had some great rallies, and whilst Carlos took an early lead 4-1 I managed to get it back to 4-4. Disappointed then to lose my serve, although credit to Carlos who was very consistent and making some fantastic shots. Second set started off pretty even, then Carlos broke in game 5 and never looked back. Well played pal! Thanks for the match. PD"  -- Patrick

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen Bilbe [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kieran Jones [W2] 4
  3. Jake Peters [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Joe Charles [UF1] withdrawn 1
  5. Jonathan Alexander [L2] 1
  6. Nick Vaux [L1]
  7. Kumaran Surenthirathas 9.2
  8. Remy Delolme 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJake Peters bt Stephen Bilbe (Mar 22) 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, had to do it over 2 sessions. Wind was a bit brutal for the last set..."  -- Jake
Jake Peters bt Jonathan Alexander (Mar 20) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kieran Jones bt Jonathan Alexander (Mar 18) 6-4, 6-3
Jake Peters v Joe Charles (Mar 15) 4-6, 6-5 TBC
Stephen Bilbe bt Nick Vaux (Mar 12) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Kieran Jones bt Stephen Bilbe (Mar 3) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniele Marinucci 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rob Wills [W1] 2
  3. Louie Lancaster 9.2 [W1, UF1] 2
  4. Jonathan Cuff [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Adam Knight
  6. Emily Phillips
  7. Jeison Velez Garcia

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster bt Daniele Marinucci (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer game than the score suggests with me somehow fighting back from many 40-0 games down on Daniele brilliant serve. Great conditions and some brilliant rallies."  -- Louie
Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster v Jonathan Cuff (Mar 21) 4-6, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in crazy conditions - Swirling winds and the sun shining bright making serving very difficult from one end of the court. A close game that was annoyingly ended after 2 hours at 6-6 in the second set. Hopefully we get to finish off the second in better conditions..."  -- Louie
Rob Wills bt Daniele Marinucci (Mar 12) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentDaniele Marinucci bt Jonathan Cuff (Mar 7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match! Jonathan really pushed me to the limit (especially in the second set). The match was competitive straight away but it was in the second set when Jon started to be much more aggressive that I really needed to raise my game to contain his big top spin shots. We both were unable to hold our serve from 4-4 which led to a tiebreak where I was lucky to hold my serve twice, get an advantage and finally win the match. Kudos to my opponent who came back from an injury and played his first match very aggressively and made me work very hard for this win. Thanks Jon! "  -- Daniele

Final Rankings:

  1. Nick King 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Troy Savage [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Morley 9.2 [W2] 4
  4. Stephane Grenon [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  5. Christopher Fletcher 9.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Jeff Gibbons [L1]
  7. William Slater

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick King bt Stephane Grenon (Mar 19) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Stephane
David Morley bt Christopher Fletcher (Mar 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristopher Fletcher v Stephane Grenon (Mar 15) 6-4, 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "3-2 Chris in the third. Stephane to serve."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentDavid Morley bt Nick King (Mar 14) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match that went the distance. Mark was by far the better player- he went for his shots (and got them most of the time!) and deserved the win. Hopefully we'll get a rematch in at some point!"  -- David
Reveal CommentNick King bt Troy Savage (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Better game than score line suggests. Cheers for match, Troy. "  -- Nick
Troy Savage bt Jeff Gibbons (Mar 10) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephane Grenon bt Troy Savage (Mar 4) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight game! "  -- Stephane

Final Rankings:

  1. Michael Benjamin 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Harry Smyth [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ben Thompson 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Domenico Figoli [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Rankin [L1]
  6. Hendrick Chan
  7. James Brighouse
  8. Katie Thomas

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHarry Smyth bt Ben Thompson (Mar 21) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in windy conditions - certainly unfairly working in my favour on many occasions!"  -- Harry
Michael Benjamin bt Adam Rankin (Mar 18) 6-3, 7-5
Michael Benjamin bt Ben Thompson (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentHarry Smyth bt Domenico Figoli (Mar 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game - lots of fantastic shots and aces by Domenico that kept me running!"  -- Harry
Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Domenico Figoli (Mar 7) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers Domenico for a good game in nice conditions in Brockwell Park. Best of luck for the rest of the round."  -- Ben
Michael Benjamin bt Domenico Figoli (Mar 6) 6-0, 6-2
Michael Benjamin bt Harry Smyth (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-0

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrew Thomas 9.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Emery [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Giancarlo Cornacchione [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Protherough [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Guy Thomas [W1] 2
  6. James Ward 10.1 [L1]
  7. Patricia Molina [L1]
  8. Miranda Kent 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGuy Thomas bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Mar 19) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice fight for the 2 points. Guy to serve on the 2-0"  -- Giancarlo
Reveal CommentJames Protherough bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Mar 14) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match interrupted due to rain. GC to serve in the first game"  -- Giancarlo
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt James Ward (Mar 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A great hour and a bit of fun, Coronavirus-free tennis. A good run around for both of us. Thanks James. "  -- Andrew
Giancarlo Cornacchione bt Thomas Emery (Mar 14) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Thomas Emery bt James Protherough (Mar 9) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentThomas Emery bt Andrew Thomas (Mar 6) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really good game. Could have gone either way."  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt James Protherough (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great, fun match played in glorious spring sunshine. Frankly, the result could have gone either way. Good luck with the rest of your matches, James. "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentAndrew Thomas bt Patricia Molina (Feb 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Patricia. Good luck with the rest of your matches. "  -- Andrew

Final Rankings:

  1. Jeffrey Brady 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Agata Bryszewska [W1, L1] 2
  3. Freddie Looser [L1]
  4. Pippa Hughes [L2]
  5. Benjamin Clayton
  6. Raquel Pinto

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeffrey Brady bt Agata Bryszewska (Mar 21) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the awful wind and difficult sun at one end, today was a very enjoyable match with some really great rallies. It was lots of fun to play Agata and a great positive in these difficult times. Look forward to having another hit with Agata soon."  -- Jeffrey
Reveal CommentJeffrey Brady bt Pippa Hughes (Mar 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A cold evening with a blustery wind made for a few strange points, but we had some good rallies in the 2nd set and it was lots of fun to play against Pippa. All the best for your remaining matches!"  -- Jeffrey
Reveal CommentAgata Bryszewska bt Pippa Hughes (Mar 8) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely to play again, Pippa, good luck for the rest of your matches !"  -- Agata
Reveal CommentJeffrey Brady bt Freddie Looser (Mar 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A bit windy but no rain thankfully! Thanks for the fun match Freddie - good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Jeffrey

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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