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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.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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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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"Thanks for a great summer," 

Neil Sharland

"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

"Thanks for organising the league, I think you are doing a great job"

Stefano Di Domizio

"Really enjoyed playing the league, and would like to do it again next time."

"Thank you for running a fantastic league!" 

Ivana Petrich

"Thanks very much for organising such an enjoyable tournament. Looking forward to the start of a new season,"

Josh Whitworth

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 39 | Thursday 22 June 2017 to Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andy Shanks 8.1
  2. Ben Gandy
  3. James Mower 8.1
  4. Kevin Marinilli 9.1
  5. Laurie Hannigan 10.2
  6. Michael Young
  7. Thomas Coleman 9.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Vincent Rouget [W1] 2
  2. Justin Lum [L1]
  3. Carlos Vega Alonso 8.2
  4. Daniele Veronesi 10.1
  5. Iain Findlay
  6. Oliver Knaut
  7. Olivia Pearson

Match Results:

Vincent Rouget bt Justin Lum (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Willy Maillard [W1] 2
  2. Matthew Robinson 8.1 [L1]
  3. Alex Beaumont 8.2
  4. Ben McSharry 10.1
  5. Matthew Teys 10.1
  6. Neil Lin 10.1
  7. Pete Przednowek 8.2

Match Results:

Willy Maillard bt Matthew Robinson (Jun 24) 6-4, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Stefano Di Domizio [W1] 2
  2. Alexander Edwards 10.1 [L1] 1
  3. Edu Deiros 10.1
  4. Jeremy Schmetz
  5. Louie Lancaster 10.2
  6. Rorie Evans 10.2
  7. Tom Drummond

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStefano Di Domizio bt Alexander Edwards (Jun 23) 7-5, 2-6 Alexander Edwards Retired

Player Comments:

  • "A great (and very close) match against Stefano, although unfortunately we couldn't go into the last set due to a problem with my ankle."  -- Alexander

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Cooper [W1] 2
  2. Jake Collins [L1]
  3. James Peterson
  4. Joe Lane 10.2
  5. Jon Rutter
  6. Katie Riethmaier 10.2
  7. Sid Nyein

Match Results:

Adam Cooper bt Jake Collins (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Blackburn 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Patryk Szczerba 9.2 [W1] 2
  3. Lucy Gilbert [L1]
  4. Samuel Baker [L1]
  5. Michael Ward 9.2
  6. Nicholas Mantel
  7. Sam Roscoe
  8. Will Taylor 9.2

Match Results:

Patryk Szczerba bt Lucy Gilbert (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-3
Christopher Blackburn bt Samuel Baker (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Francois Le Brun
  2. Greg Whitby
  3. Jennifer Stafford
  4. Josh Le Boutillier
  5. Kumaran Surenthirathas
  6. Mat Law 10.1
  7. Oliver Hayes
  8. Stefan Fideli

Current Rankings:

  1. Bernard Siu 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Ignacio De Calonje 9.2 [L1]
  3. Alvaro Castro
  4. Fred Smith 8.2
  5. Matt Cocquelin 10.2
  6. Pete Shaw
  7. Tom Curtis 10.2
  8. Ugo Platania

Match Results:

Bernard Siu bt Ignacio De Calonje (Jun 24) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Richard Gorman 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Hector Johnston [L1]
  3. David Morley 10.1
  4. Frederic Nguyen
  5. Joanna Kiernander
  6. John Alan O'Donovan 10.1
  7. Tom Larkin

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Hector Johnston (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good game in perfect conditions. Hector has a very powerful serve and forehand but is just getting back into tennis so is looking to improve his consistency. I think if Hector had had a couple of games under his belt the outcome could have been very different, as he has some strong winning shots. Thanks for the game Hector."  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Austin Platt
  2. Jack Holden 9.2
  3. Mark Van-De-Velde
  4. Nicky Emmett
  5. Terry Hayes 9.1
  6. Thomas Haigh
  7. Toby Jones

Current Rankings:

  1. David Caroli [W1] 2
  2. Edward Hamill [W1] 2
  3. John Spillane 10.2 [L1] 1
  4. Stuart Maccuish 10.1 [L1]
  5. Jonny Leighton
  6. Keval Bharadia 10.1
  7. Michael Benjamin 10.1
  8. Simon Riddlesden 9.2

Match Results:

David Caroli bt Stuart Maccuish (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentEdward Hamill bt John Spillane (Jun 24) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a time to be alive! Wimbledon is about to kick off (meaning Queen's is on), we're enjoying a long hot summer and Clapham Common Singles Round 39 has just started. The puritanical tennis fan knows the best tennis being played this summer is in the parks and commons up and down the country. It turns out that there are loads of them as they flocked to Kennington Park to welcome in the new round. The players put on such a show that it left the journalists covering the match running out of column inches to describe the action! There were winners, lobs, net-cords and even a cheeky slice or two. The players left having more new fans than when they arrived and as such the post-match autograph session lasted for hours. Well played and well done"  -- Edward

Current Rankings:

  1. Ed Newlands [W1] 2
  2. Daniel Calvin 10.1 [L1]
  3. Catherine Harvatt 9.2
  4. Dunstan Barrett
  5. Jon Strathdee 10.2
  6. Kim Marshall
  7. Liam Sumner 10.2
  8. Richard Watkins

Match Results:

Ed Newlands bt Daniel Calvin (Jun 25) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Will Lidstone 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Ellie Williams 10.2 [L1]
  3. Ben Rimmington
  4. Bliss Micallef
  5. John Shanahan 10.2
  6. Julian Foster
  7. Mustafa Shaikh
  8. Telle Merotra

Match Results:

Reveal CommentWill Lidstone bt Ellie Williams (Jun 25) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close fought 2nd set with some great shots and serves!"  -- Will

Current Rankings:

  1. Amber Harley
  2. Andrew Godley 10.2
  3. Chris Rodgers 10.1
  4. Dameon Napoli
  5. Joseph Lockey
  6. Matthew Chapman
  7. Michael Martinez 10.1
  8. Winnie Lee 10.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Gokhan Uzel 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. James Douglas [L1] 1
  3. Kimberley Lloyd [L1]
  4. Alex Mark 10.2
  5. Arizechi Ogwueleka
  6. Claire Taylor
  7. Harry Smyth
  8. Quinn Davies

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt James Douglas (Jun 25) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match. Strong wind was really annoying for both. Good luck!"  -- Gokhan
Reveal CommentGokhan Uzel bt Kimberley Lloyd (Jun 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good long rallies, despite high humidity. Good luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Gokhan

Current Rankings:

  1. George Beck 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Sophie Taylor 10.2 [L1]
  3. Barney Smyth
  4. Deborah Abrehart
  5. Jordan Sanderson
  6. Laura Blake
  7. Yasmina Mekouar 10.2

Match Results:

George Beck bt Sophie Taylor (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Tinsley 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Bernat Gabor [L1]
  3. Domenico Esposto
  4. Elizabeth Felix
  5. Louise Corrigan
  6. Michelle Faux
  7. Petra Shepherd

Match Results:

Mark Tinsley bt Bernat Gabor (Jun 24) Walkover

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:
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