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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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New rounds for the Clapham Common league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


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.

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

Carlisie Lane, London, SE1
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Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Tel: 020 8871 7542
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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 SportsCentre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP
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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 02070910846
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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 Tennis

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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"​Good work on the league set up, I'm 4 seasons in and loving it!"

Rory Horner

"Loving the game again"

"Thanks for your organisation of the league. I think it's a great idea and since the round finished I've played and have games planned against previous opponents - which is what I and everyone else seems to recognise as one the best benefits from the league"

"Excellent fun! Met some lovely people and enjoyed each game!",

Will Lidstone

''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.''

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

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 37 | Thursday 2 February 2017 to Wednesday 29 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Omar Cader 7.1 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andy Shanks 9.1 [W2] 4
  3. James Mower 8.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Thomas Coleman 9.2 [L2] 1
  5. Ciaran Burke 10.2 [L2]
  6. Carlos Vega Alonso 8.2 [L1]
  7. Brian O'neill 7.2
  8. Tom Harvey 9.2

Match Results:

Omar Cader bt Ciaran Burke (Feb 19) Walkover
Andy Shanks bt Omar Cader (Feb 18) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt James Mower (Feb 16) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Topsy turvy match played on an uneven court in the rain (again!). I served and volleyed my way through the first set quickly, but then James found his form, returning all my best serves and passing me with ease time after time on both wings. He raced into a 4-1 lead in the final set, at which point i relaxed and started hitting more aggressive shots, and staying back more. Very lucky to grab the win in the end"  -- Omar
Andy Shanks bt Ciaran Burke (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentJames Mower bt Thomas Coleman (Feb 12) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "When James raced into a 4-0 first-set lead, there was no hint of the drama to come. Thomas won 5 of the next 6 games to set up a tense conclusion to the first set, with James just doing enough to clinch it 7-5. Thomas then took the first two games of the second set, forcing James back with a more agressive style. In a match full of tight deuce games, James managed to wrestle back the momentum, eventually prevailing 6-2."  -- James
Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "First there was the rain, and then the snow. Scoreline does not reflect a tricky match against a player that is much better than he thinks he is, and who does the difficult things well. I was again quite reliant on the serve and comng to the net to finish off points although some lousy approach shots got the full punishment they deserved. Hopefully play again soon in better conditions"  -- Omar
Reveal CommentOmar Cader bt Thomas Coleman (Feb 9) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A great match to start the round. Real contrast in playing styles, the park version of raonic vs djokovic. On this occasion, big serves and forehands trumped attacking baseline play and passing shots. But it was very very close......I got lucky with a couple of volleys on the stretch which put me 5-0 up in the third and gave me enough of a cushion for the win. Thanks Thomas for a great battle, could have gone either way!"  -- Omar

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Morrison [W1] 2
  2. Adam Greentree [L1]
  3. Ben McSharry 10.1
  4. Etienne Teyssandier
  5. John Mann 10.2
  6. Joseph Dixon 9.2
  7. Michael Young
  8. Stefano Di Domizio

Match Results:

Ben Morrison bt Adam Greentree (Feb 16) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Robb Leech 9.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  2. Sid Nyein [W1] 2
  3. Elias Bertolini 10.2 [W1, UF1] 2
  4. Alex Anthony [L2] 1
  5. Samuel Baker [L1]
  6. David Wood 9.2
  7. Pete Przednowek 8.2

Match Results:

Robb Leech bt Alex Anthony (Feb 19) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Sid Nyein bt Alex Anthony (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-2
Robb Leech v Elias Bertolini (Feb 18) 6-1, 3-2 TBC
Elias Bertolini bt Samuel Baker (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Beaumont 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jason Sutherland [W2] 4
  3. Amy Jehan [L1]
  4. James Peterson [L1]
  5. Tom Drummond [L1]
  6. Jon Rutter
  7. Kumaran Surenthirathas

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Tom Drummond (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tom has a very strong serve when it's on, and some powerful shots. He hasn't played for a while however, so unfortunately this brought in a few errors when going for the shots. Fortunately I was able to stay consistent and play fairly well from the baseline, which proved to be the decisive factor. Tom will definitely be a lot harder to play against after a few more matches under his belt!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt James Peterson (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was James' first match back after some time off, so I probably benefited from that. James has very good net play but I was able to get some good lobs in! Enjoyed the match - good luck with the remaining matches."  -- Alex
Jason Sutherland bt Amy Jehan (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-0
Jason Sutherland bt Alex Beaumont (Feb 9) 6-4, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Mihai Anghel 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Will Taylor 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Rory Horner 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Richard Zhou 9.1 [L1]
  5. Matthew Rowland 10.2 [L1]
  6. Callum Hook
  7. James Thomson 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRory Horner bt Matthew Rowland (Feb 19) 7-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tight and fast paced game, both sets going to 7 games. Cheers Matt"  -- Rory
Mihai Anghel bt Richard Zhou (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentWill Taylor bt Rory Horner (Feb 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game in the freezing cold!"  -- Will

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Ward 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christopher Blackburn 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Ben Abrams 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Fred Smith 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Terry Hayes 9.1 [L2] 1
  6. Jack Holden 9.2 [L2]
  7. Jamie Cook 10.1

Match Results:

Ben Abrams bt Jack Holden (Feb 19) 7-5, 6-1
Christopher Blackburn bt Ben Abrams (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-3
Michael Ward bt Terry Hayes (Feb 11) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentFred Smith bt Terry Hayes (Feb 9) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match (as it always is with Terry) with classic long rallies and some great points. The middle set was a little odd and I was pleased to get the win in the end. Thanks Terry!"  -- Fred
Michael Ward bt Fred Smith (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-4
Michael Ward bt Jack Holden (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. John Alan O'Donovan 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Joseph Henry 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Toby Jones [L2] 1
  4. Ugo Platania [L1] 1
  5. Lee Devine 10.2 [L1]
  6. Tom Larkin

Match Results:

John Alan O'Donovan bt Joseph Henry (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJohn Alan O'Donovan bt Ugo Platania (Feb 18) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I was lucky to just squeeze past Ugo - he has a super drop-shot which caught me out numerous times today!"  -- John Alan
Reveal CommentJoseph Henry bt Toby Jones (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some good long rallies here, always had to watch out for Toby's dangerous cross court forehand. "  -- Joseph
John Alan O'Donovan bt Lee Devine (Feb 12) 6-3, 6-3
John Alan O'Donovan bt Toby Jones (Feb 5) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Simon Riddlesden 10.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Francois Le Brun [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mike Begent 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Richard Gorman 9.2 [W2] 4
  5. James Everett 8.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Julian Gressler [W1] 2
  7. Sophie Palmer [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Francois Le Brun bt James Everett (Feb 22) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Sophie Palmer (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, with some long baseline rallies. Thanks for the game Sophie."  -- Richard
Simon Riddlesden bt James Everett (Feb 19) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentFrancois Le Brun bt Sophie Palmer (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Evening game under the floodlights, some great rallies and lovely points. Many thanks for the game Sophie. "  -- Francois
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt James Everett (Feb 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A good game, in very cold conditions. The second set could have gone either way. Thanks for the game James."  -- Richard
Simon Riddlesden bt Sophie Palmer (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentFrancois Le Brun bt Mike Begent (Feb 9) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "My first ever game having just joined the league and very enjoyable it was too! Thanks Mike for the game! On a bitterly cold day, we both had to dig deep to fight it out! Some great points and a tough battle out there. Looking forward to organising the next match now!"  -- Francois
Simon Riddlesden bt Mike Begent (Feb 7) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Reveal CommentMike Begent bt James Everett (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lively match, dealing with low sun in the eyes, I benefitted from more luck with the net cord helping me out several times, and some reaction returns to James's quick serve helped swing the match my way. Lots of close games and quality points were had, in general a fun match, which despite the look of the scoreline, could have gone the other way!"  -- Mike
Julian Gressler bt Mike Begent (Feb 5) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Haigh [W1] 2
  2. Bliss Micallef [L1]
  3. Ivana Brumovska
  4. Michael Benjamin 10.1
  5. Richard Watkins
  6. Victor Piot 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Haigh bt Bliss Micallef (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Tom, great to be out on the court again! Well played! "  -- Bliss

Current Rankings:

  1. Derek Breslin 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. David Caroli [W1] 2
  3. William Cowling [W1, L1] 2
  4. Will Lidstone 10.1 [L2] 2
  5. Abby Rudran
  6. Siobhan Burditt

Match Results:

Derek Breslin bt William Cowling (Feb 19) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Caroli bt Will Lidstone (Feb 19) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really Good Game!"  -- David
Reveal CommentWilliam Cowling bt Will Lidstone (Feb 12) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another classic. Some great play from Will who was unlucky not to get over the line in the final set. Look forward to our next game!"  -- William

Current Rankings:

  1. Winnie Lee 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Anup Kelkar [W1] 2
  3. Liam Sumner [W1] 2
  4. Bronwyn Fleming 10.2 [L1]
  5. Michael Martinez 10.1 [L2]
  6. Ashe Hussain 9.2

Match Results:

Winnie Lee bt Michael Martinez (Feb 19) 6-1, 6-1
Liam Sumner bt Michael Martinez (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAnup Kelkar bt Bronwyn Fleming (Feb 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Anup

Current Rankings:

  1. Gokhan Uzel 10.1 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Helen Calder 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Mike Pope 10.2 [UF1] 1
  4. Arizechi Ogwueleka [L1]
  5. Aurore De Belloy [L1]
  6. Claire Hancock 10.2
  7. Stefanie Loveless

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Aurore De Belloy (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Good luck in your other matches!"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentHelen Calder bt Arizechi Ogwueleka (Feb 18) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, lots of long rallies and played in the sunshine at last!!"  -- Helen
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel v Mike Pope (Feb 15) 7-5, 4-6, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "quite close match. To be continued"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Helen Calder (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good rallies, close games and fast paced nice enjoyable match. Thank you Helen!"  -- Gokhan

Current Rankings:

  1. Amelia Sugiarto 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Mark Tinsley 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Petra Shepherd [W1, L1] 2
  4. Jessica Taylor [L2]
  5. Sallyanne Murphy
  6. Stephanie Yates

Match Results:

Petra Shepherd bt Jessica Taylor (Feb 21) 6-2, 6-1
Amelia Sugiarto bt Petra Shepherd (Feb 11) 6-0, 6-1
Mark Tinsley bt Jessica Taylor (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-1


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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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