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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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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 50 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Victor Naar [W2, L1] 5
  2. Ben Kynaston [W2, L1] 4
  3. Angus Clements [W1, L1] 3
  4. Sam Flood [W1, L3] 3
  5. Jack Dawson [W1] 2
  6. Ciaran Burke 10.2 [W1, L2] 2

Match Results:

Ciaran Burke bt Victor Naar (Jan 12) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Victor Naar bt Ben Kynaston (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-4
Victor Naar bt Sam Flood (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2
Angus Clements bt Sam Flood (Dec 16) 6-4, 6-3
Ben Kynaston bt Angus Clements (Dec 14) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), [11-9]
Sam Flood bt Ciaran Burke (Dec 1) Walkover
Ben Kynaston bt Sam Flood (Nov 30) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Jack Dawson bt Ciaran Burke (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. David Caroli [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patrick Davey 9.2 [W4, L1] 9
  3. Ben Dockerill [W3, L1] 6
  4. Nigel McMechan 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charlie Sutton [W1, L2] 3
  6. Daniele Marinucci [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Karli Gellion [L3]

Match Results:

David Caroli bt Ben Dockerill (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-1
Charlie Sutton bt Karli Gellion (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt Daniele Marinucci (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A bitterly cold evening in Clapham, time for some tennis! Great to meet and play with Daniele, really enjoyed it. First set I was able to be just a bit more consistent and control the tempo, taking it 6-3, but I could see Daniele had a solid game with powerful shots. The 2nd set was back and forth, we both struggled to hold serve, which was surprising, especially because Daniele's serve is very good. I remember the 8th game being important with several deuces, I was somehow able to pull that out, and then go on to win, not without being broken again though! Typical... thanks Daniele for a nice evening's play!"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt Karli Gellion (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Finally myself and Karli were able to convene for some tennis, after many evenings had been wet and dreary! It was a pleasure to hit with Karli, her backhand and shot down the line is particularly strong, and serve is consistently good too! I just was able to be a bit more consistent overall, but that's as a result of having more recent practice! I'm sure you will by the springtime you will be well embedded into the tennis community here in London, and be a solid match for anybody! :) thanks again and good luck"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentBen Dockerill bt Patrick Davey (Jan 12) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An eventful match due to wind, sun, a football and a boombox. Other than that it was a really fun game at a good level. "  -- Ben
David Caroli bt Karli Gellion (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentBen Dockerill bt Daniele Marinucci (Dec 16) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match, shame for the slightly slippy court. Some great baseline rallies and really competitive!"  -- Ben
David Caroli bt Charlie Sutton (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Caroli bt Daniele Marinucci (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was too windy to be considered a tennis game. Thanks Daniele!"  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Caroli bt Nigel McMechan (Dec 7) 3-2 Nigel McMechan Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It would have been a tight match, unfortunately, Nigel got injured. Hope you get well soon mate!"  -- David
Nigel McMechan bt Daniele Marinucci (Dec 4) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentBen Dockerill bt Charlie Sutton (Dec 3) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable, competitive match! "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt David Caroli (Dec 1) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A GREAT TENNIS MATCH. Fantastic to start December with a competitive match against David. I was happy with how I played in the first set, I'm sure David would have liked to play better, but I managed to be consistent and limit opportunities. In the second set, my serving game was weak and this gave David the opportunity to be more assertive, and was strong, improved consistency whilst being solid on serve. In the third set, David broke earlier for 3-1, but I somehow managed to claw it back to 3-3 and then it was tight from then on, nobody really having a clear advantage on serve, and games going to deuce. Luckily, I was able to come through. Thanks David! Really enjoyed the match"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Davey bt Nigel McMechan (Nov 29) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A chilly evening in South-West London, time for some tennis! Great to have another match with Nigel, after we had a good match in the last round. This one was even tighter, with some high-quality shot-making. We are quite evenly-matched, but Nigel has a better serve than myself, and I struggled to make as many returns as I would have liked. Although when I did make them, my returning game was relatively strong, which I was happy about. Some fantastic rallies, it was often a case of waiting for who would go for the big shot. Fortunately, a few of mine came off! Really could have gone either way this match, and very exciting to be a part of a match that is so close. Thank you Nigel for making it so fun!"  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Knight [W2, L1] 4
  2. Christopher Fletcher 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Philipp Von Matuschka [L1]
  4. Zied Kaffel [L1]
  5. Joel Duckett
  6. Jordan Sanderson
  7. William Bisset

Match Results:

Adam Knight bt Zied Kaffel (Dec 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Adam Knight bt Philipp Von Matuschka (Dec 4) Walkover
Christopher Fletcher bt Adam Knight (Dec 1) 6-3, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephane Grenon [W3] 6
  2. Barney Smyth [W2, L1] 5
  3. Guy Thomas [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Grant [W1] 2
  5. Benjamin Clayton [L3]
  6. Jirina Baresova

Match Results:

Stephane Grenon bt Benjamin Clayton (Jan 11) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentBarney Smyth bt Benjamin Clayton (Jan 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, thanks Ben. "  -- Barney
Reveal CommentBarney Smyth bt Guy Thomas (Jan 6) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game, with some incredibly long and impressive rallies!"  -- Barney
Reveal CommentStephane Grenon bt Barney Smyth (Jan 4) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Stephane
Jamie Grant bt Guy Thomas (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-0
Guy Thomas bt Benjamin Clayton (Dec 6) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentStephane Grenon bt Guy Thomas (Dec 3) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game!"  -- Stephane

Current Rankings:

  1. Jessica Ryan [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Thompson 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Giancarlo Cornacchione [W1, L3, UF1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Miranda Kent 9.2 [W2, L1] 5
  5. Fintan English [L4] 2
  6. Reza Montazer [L1, UF1] 1
  7. Alice Simmonds

Match Results:

Miranda Kent bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Jan 23) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Fintan English (Jan 12) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, with some tightly fought points, especially at the net! Thanks Fintan."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMiranda Kent bt Fintan English (Jan 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Lots of fun rallies on a slightly damp January evening. Game was much closer than the score line!"  -- Miranda
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Miranda Kent (Jan 7) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Miranda. As usual so close and great rallies on a very windy night. Best of luck with the rest of your matches"  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentGiancarlo Cornacchione v Reza Montazer (Dec 17) 3-6, 7-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough and endless match with lots of great games. TBC, once again. Thank you Reza"  -- Giancarlo
Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Reza Montazer (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some great points, particularly in the second set. Thanks for a good game Reza."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Dec 14) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Giancarlo, lots of long rallies played over 2 dates. We were up against windy conditions in our third set. Good luck with the rest of your matches," -- Jessica
Reveal CommentBen Thompson bt Giancarlo Cornacchione (Dec 8) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played over two weekends. Some tough conditions on the second weekend, with powerful sun and wind to contend with, but it was close throughout. Thanks for a good game!," -- Ben
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Ben Thompson (Dec 7) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match Ben with lots of close games and good ralleys. Good luck with the rest of the league"  -- Jessica
Giancarlo Cornacchione bt Fintan English (Dec 7) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Fintan English (Nov 30) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Fintan! Lots of really good ralleys and close games, good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Jessica

Current Rankings:

  1. Utkarsh Narayan [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Rankin [W4] 8
  3. Agata Bryszewska [W2, L2] 4
  4. Elizabeth Kane 9.2 [W1, L3] 2
  5. Francesca Gregson [L1]
  6. Pippa Hughes [L4]

Match Results:

Utkarsh Narayan bt Pippa Hughes (Jan 26) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentAgata Bryszewska bt Elizabeth Kane (Jan 18) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a cold winter morning! "  -- Agata
Utkarsh Narayan bt Elizabeth Kane (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAdam Rankin bt Agata Bryszewska (Jan 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game all round, especially the 2nd set."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAgata Bryszewska bt Pippa Hughes (Jan 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with good rallies!"  -- Agata
Adam Rankin bt Pippa Hughes (Dec 29) 6-0, 6-0
Utkarsh Narayan bt Agata Bryszewska (Dec 17) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentAdam Rankin bt Elizabeth Kane (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentElizabeth Kane bt Pippa Hughes (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful frosty morning on Clapham Common. There were some good rallies and quite a few deuce games. As this is Pippa's first match in a long time I she played very well. "  -- Elizabeth
Utkarsh Narayan bt Francesca Gregson (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-0
Adam Rankin bt Utkarsh Narayan (Nov 26) 6-0, 6-2

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) 

Comments:
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