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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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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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King George's Park

King George’s Park, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 2GJ
Tel: 0208 875 0570
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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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"Very enjoyable. Met some really nice people and have continued playing friendly matches with two of the guys. Looking forward to the next round!" 

David Wood

It was great fun, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the league.

"I have enjoyed playing tennis at Clapham so thanks for your help in organising"

Martin McGinty

"Loving the game again"

"This the first time I have played tennis in nearly a decade! It was a VERY cold afternoon so we warmed up a bit before the match started. I was amazed at how it all started to come back to me - a little too late for me to win anything though. I have noticed a few weaknesses caused by the lack of play which I will have to work on over the coming  months but overall it was great game and Ashe has some mean tricks up her sleeves!  lol"

Stan Onyejekwe

"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

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 13 April 2017 to Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 May 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Morrison [W1] 2
  2. Freddie Porter [W1] 2
  3. Brian O'neill 7.2 [L1]
  4. Thomas Coleman 9.1 [L1]
  5. Alex Heath
  6. Andre Armacollo 9.1
  7. James Heath
  8. James Mower 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFreddie Porter bt Thomas Coleman (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I (Freddie Porter) beat Thomas Coleman 6-1, 6-2 on 22 April at 12pm. Match lasted for 1 hour. "  -- Freddie
Ben Morrison bt Brian O'neill (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Young [W2] 4
  2. Robb Leech 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Carlos Vega Alonso 8.2 [L2]
  4. Alex Anthony
  5. Diana Kew
  6. George Blair
  7. George McPherson 10.1
  8. James Burgess 9.1

Match Results:

Michael Young bt Robb Leech (Apr 22) 6-4, 4-6, [10-5]
Michael Young bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Apr 16) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentRobb Leech bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Apr 15) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close tight match with some great attacking play and defence from Carlos. Nice weather too.."  -- Robb

Current Rankings:

  1. Vincent Rouget [W1] 2
  2. Jason Sutherland [W1] 2
  3. Joe Wan 10.2 [L1]
  4. Pete Przednowek 8.2 [L1]
  5. Edu Deiros 10.1
  6. Keith Johnston 10.2
  7. Matthew Teys 10.1
  8. Oliver Knaut

Match Results:

Jason Sutherland bt Pete Przednowek (Apr 21) 6-1, 6-3
Vincent Rouget bt Joe Wan (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Beaumont 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Neil Lin 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Sid Nyein [L1] 1
  4. Elias Bertolini 10.2 [L2]
  5. Lachlan Taylor
  6. Louie Lancaster 10.2
  7. Stefano Di Domizio

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Sid Nyein (Apr 24) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I was pleased with this result as Sid is a very good player, with a big serve and some really strong ground-strokes. This was largely defense vs attack with defense winning out, with Sid deservedly winning the 1st set, and me pulling through in the next 2. I learnt to deal with his serve and keep getting the ball back in the rallies, which I guess made a big difference. There were some long deuce games which I ended up winning, so the result could have been different. Notably we had a very long deuce game with me serving the match out at 5-2 - and Sid had a number of break points. It would have made a nervy ending for me had he won that game!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Beaumont bt Elias Bertolini (Apr 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score looks one-sided but it should have been closer. Elias probably wasn't 100% at his best and did a few unforced errors so I got the win here, but Elias is clearly a very good player...so look forward to the re-match!"  -- Alex
Neil Lin bt Elias Bertolini (Apr 15) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Drummond [W1] 2
  2. Katie Riethmaier 10.2 [L1] 1
  3. Max Morgan
  4. Moses Kabba 9.2
  5. Peter Hort
  6. Samuel Baker
  7. Willy Maillard

Match Results:

Tom Drummond bt Katie Riethmaier (Apr 22) 5-7, 6-0, [10-2]

Current Rankings:

  1. James Peterson [W1] 2
  2. Jonny Block 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Nick Corcoran [L1]
  4. Jon Rutter [L1]
  5. Amy Jehan
  6. Jonathan Towers
  7. Natalie Walden 10.2

Match Results:

Jonny Block bt Jon Rutter (Apr 22) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Reveal CommentJames Peterson bt Nick Corcoran (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match. Nick's first time out for a while - a lethal serve that will get more effective as rounds progress and a pinpoint lob too. I was lucky to play him early!"  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Gemma Osborne
  2. Jessy Miller
  3. Kumaran Surenthirathas
  4. Marco Spiro
  5. Michael Ward 9.2
  6. Oliver Hayes
  7. Will Taylor 9.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ruslan Kozirev 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Christopher Blackburn 9.2 [L1]
  3. James Thomson 9.1
  4. Luke Sierp
  5. Marcello Silvestri 10.1
  6. Rhona Neilson
  7. Rory Horner 10.1

Match Results:

Ruslan Kozirev bt Christopher Blackburn (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Clarke [W1] 2
  2. Helena Dickinson [L1]
  3. Becky Marshall
  4. Fred Smith 8.2
  5. Jamie Frew
  6. John Alan O'Donovan 10.1
  7. Ugo Platania

Match Results:

Robert Clarke bt Helena Dickinson (Apr 24) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. David Morley 10.1
  2. Ed Frankl 10.2
  3. Matthew Flitton 10.1
  4. Nicky Emmett
  5. Richard Gorman 9.2
  6. Terry Hayes 9.1
  7. Toby Jones

Current Rankings:

  1. Keval Bharadia 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Thomas Haigh [W1] 2
  3. Simon Riddlesden 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Stuart Maccuish 10.1 [L1]
  5. Jack Holden 9.2
  6. Sophie McGurk
  7. Victoria Holdom

Match Results:

Thomas Haigh bt Simon Riddlesden (Apr 23) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentKeval Bharadia bt Stuart Maccuish (Apr 23) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely conditions, Stuart was a lovely Gent to play tennis with. A game of epic lobs from both players and not so epic attempted drop shots from the base line from me. Quote of the game I'm sweating just standing still SM :@)"  -- Keval

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Hamill [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Caroli [W2] 4
  3. James Everett 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Victor Piot 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. Matthew Aldridge 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Antonia Carding [L1]
  7. Andrew Donald

Match Results:

David Caroli bt James Everett (Apr 23) 6-0, 6-2
David Caroli bt Edward Hamill (Apr 22) 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Antonia Carding (Apr 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "With it being a Thursday night and sports fans across London knowing that it was only Europa League night, Clapham Common was the place to watch high octane and pulsating sport. Tickets for this game were sold out in minutes prompting the organisers to lay on a Fans' Park and boy did they turn up in their thousands! Such excitement and hysteria around this Group 12 match has led to SKY and BT fighting it out to secure the rights to broadcast future matches. More on this news to follow. As for the fans who watched they were treated to a sumptuous display of this fine sport with shots as crisp as the first strawberries of the summer! An encore was demanded and was duly obliged as the players put on a tennising exhibition. Bravissimo!"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt Matthew Aldridge (Apr 19) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "There was a carnival atmosphere at Clapham Common tonight. This may have been due to the fact that a carnival was taking place next to the tennis court, however, the tennis fans of South London still turned out in droves to witness a compelling and masterful display of tennis. Facing Matt's serve is like trying to hold onto a mechanical bull, with such pace and precision on the ball it gets you in a bit of a helter-skelter and the first set became a roller-coaster. The fans were left screaming for more and the second set, just like a go on the dodgems, duly delivered. Winners rained down on a more regular basis than the revolution of a carousel and the fans were left awestruck by the class on show. Great game, well played."  -- Edward
Victor Piot bt James Everett (Apr 17) 6-4, 6-4
Matthew Aldridge bt James Everett (Apr 16) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. John Spillane 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Ellie Williams 10.2 [L1]
  3. Bliss Micallef
  4. Ivana Brumovska
  5. Matthew Chapman
  6. Michael Benjamin 10.1
  7. Robert Hill 10.2

Match Results:

John Spillane bt Ellie Williams (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Liam Sumner [W1, UF1] 3
  2. Will Lidstone 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Winnie Lee 10.1 [UF1]
  4. Claire Taylor [L1]
  5. Sophie Barton [L1]
  6. Andrew Godley 10.2
  7. Ricky Kew

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLiam Sumner v Winnie Lee (Apr 23) 6-4, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another epic unfinished in 2 hours! To be continued.. "  -- Liam
Liam Sumner bt Claire Taylor (Apr 19) 6-0, 6-0
Will Lidstone bt Sophie Barton (Apr 19) 6-4, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Rodgers 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Amelia Sugiarto 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. George Beck 9.2 [L1] 1
  4. Anna Gordon [L1]
  5. Gokhan Uzel 10.1 [L1]
  6. Michael Martinez 10.1
  7. Quinn Davies

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChris Rodgers bt Anna Gordon (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match with some great rallies. Good luck with the rest if your matches. "  -- Chris
Reveal CommentChris Rodgers bt Gokhan Uzel (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game on a pretty ropey court 8 in Clapham Common. Scoreline doesn't reflect the fact that there were some good rallies. We played an extra couple of sets after just for fun."  -- Chris
Reveal CommentAmelia Sugiarto bt George Beck (Apr 17) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with some good rallies. "  -- Amelia

Current Rankings:

  1. Arizechi Ogwueleka [W1] 2
  2. Helen Calder 10.2 [L1] 1
  3. Aurore De Belloy
  4. Mark Tinsley 10.2
  5. Mike Pope 10.1
  6. Sophie Apps
  7. Tariq Atia 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentArizechi Ogwueleka bt Helen Calder (Apr 21) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very good game with long rallies and many deuce. Thanks for the game and good luck with the rest of your games. Arize"  -- Arizechi

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Mark 10.2
  2. Harriet Hadley
  3. James Douglas
  4. Julia Binstock
  5. Laura Blake
  6. Petra Shepherd
  7. Rupert Mitchell

Results

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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.

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

Comments:
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