Friendly, competitive tennis on Clapham Common's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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 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

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 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 Sports Centre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP
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Furzedown Recreation Centre

Ramsdale Road, London, SW17 9BP
Tel: 020 8767 6542
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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 02070910846
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King George's Park

King George’s Park, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 2GJ
Tel: 0208 875 0570
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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 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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Wandsworth Park

Putney Bridge Rd, London, SW15 1PR
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"The round was great! Many thanks to Sally and Nigel for organising - you do a great job!" 

Jochen Blumberger

"I enjoyed all the games and it has really motivated me to get better now so will put some effort in to some lessons" 

"I'm enjoying the format, thanks for organising."

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

"I really enjoyed the tennis I did play, thank you for putting me in a well matched group! It was great fun!"

Will Richards

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 8 February 2018 to Wednesday 4 April 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 7 March 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Emiliano Lewis 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Giovanni Cesaroni [L1] 1
  3. Ben McSharry 10.1
  4. Carlos Vega Alonso 8.2
  5. Jake Henry
  6. Johnny Croft
  7. Luke Scammell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEmiliano Lewis bt Giovanni Cesaroni (Feb 13) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Emiliano Lewis def Giovanni Cesaroni 6-4, 1-6, 7-5"  -- Emiliano

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Hamill [W2] 4
  2. Adam Cooper [W1, L1] 3
  3. German Echeverry 8.2 [L1]
  4. Nuno Barbosa [L1]
  5. Alex Beaumont 8.2
  6. Ignacio De Calonje 9.2
  7. Kumaran Surenthirathas 10.1
  8. Matthew Byrne

Match Results:

Adam Cooper bt German Echeverry (Feb 18) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Nuno Barbosa (Feb 13) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The forecast wasn’t great. And this time the met office got it bang on, being more accurate than Robin Hood from 50 yards. The rain was relentless. No matter though as these 2 young athletes are as good in the wet as Michael Schumacher was! The first set went down to the wire with both players hitting slices, drop shots and winners for fun. The sell-out crowd roared for more, and like Jess Ennis in 2012, they delivered with aplomb. Nuno began to play some exhibition stuff in the second set and hit a couple of lobs with such precision I could have sworn he had the ball on a string! And after that once he began smiting a couple of winners past his hapless opponent he became a firm crowd favourite. Not bad for just first match in 6 months! "  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Adam Cooper (Feb 11) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, very competitive and very close right down to the wire. Well played Edward."  -- Adam

Current Rankings:

  1. Lachlan Taylor [W2] 4
  2. Terry Hayes 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. David Morley 9.2 [L1]
  4. Matthew Spiteri 10.1 [L1]
  5. Christoph Vollath 10.2
  6. Josh Hayes 10.2
  7. Vivian Butler

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTerry Hayes bt Matthew Spiteri (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match to play in . Every point earned after terrific little battles and to be honest the second set could have gone either way. Nice one ."  -- Terry
Lachlan Taylor bt David Morley (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-0
Lachlan Taylor bt Terry Hayes (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. David Caroli [W2] 4
  2. John Alan O'Donovan 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Ben Thompson 10.2 [L1]
  4. Chris Rodgers 9.1 [L1]
  5. Francois Le Brun
  6. Jack Holden 9.1
  7. James Peterson

Match Results:

John Alan O'Donovan bt Chris Rodgers (Feb 18) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentDavid Caroli bt John Alan O'Donovan (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game in the sun! "  -- David
David Caroli bt Ben Thompson (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Dunluce Eccles 10.1
  2. Ellie Stamer
  3. James Brighouse
  4. Jordan Sanderson
  5. Joseph Lockey
  6. Julian Foster
  7. Zakaria Zerrouki
  8. Zied Kaffel

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicholas Ho [W1] 2
  2. Simon Riddlesden 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Barney Smyth [W1] 2
  4. Jonny Jones [L1]
  5. Mike Pope 10.1 [L1]
  6. Richard Gorman 9.1 [L1]
  7. Bliss Micallef 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Simon Riddlesden bt Jonny Jones (Feb 18) 6-2, 6-0
Nicholas Ho bt Richard Gorman (Feb 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentBarney Smyth bt Mike Pope (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great game, despite the rain. Mike is a very skillful tennis player who made it really challenging throughout the sets. Lots of long rallies and deuce games. I'm sure we'll have a rematch soon! Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Barney

Current Rankings:

  1. George McWhirter [W2] 4
  2. Graeme O'Connor [W1] 2
  3. George Beck 9.2 [L1]
  4. James Pierce 10.1 [L1]
  5. Harry Smyth [L1]
  6. Miranda Kent 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge McWhirter bt George Beck (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • " "  -- George
Reveal CommentGraeme O'Connor bt James Pierce (Feb 16) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some fun rallies. thanks James "  -- Graeme
Reveal CommentGeorge McWhirter bt Harry Smyth (Feb 10) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "George! What. A. Match! 2 hours of excruciatingly long and challenging rallies with very level play, made for a very enjoyable game. We managed to just about get the final point in before the floodlights went off. I hope to reverse that score at at future friendly! :)"  -- Harry

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Sage 10.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Ross Smith [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Angel Ansede [L1]
  4. Mark Tinsley 10.2 [L1]
  5. Sophie Taylor 10.2 [L1]
  6. Agata Bryszewska

Match Results:

Alex Sage bt Sophie Taylor (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlex Sage v Ross Smith (Feb 19) 6-4, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Need to finish the match as lights went out before the final set could be played"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Sage bt Angel Ansede (Feb 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Solid match with plenty of long rally and and deuces. Angel I was a lot of fun to play against "  -- Alex
Ross Smith bt Mark Tinsley (Feb 11) 6-4, 6-3

Results

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

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

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)