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You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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 full venue details »

Other Venues

Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ Tel: 020 7738 6834 full venue details »

Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ Tel: 020 3959 0058 full venue details »

Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, London, SW2 2YJ Tel: full venue details »

Hillside Gardens

Hillside Road, London, SW2 3HL Tel: full venue details »

Ferndale Community Sports Centre

Nursery Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BP Tel: 0845 130 8998 full venue details »

Furzedown Recreation Centre

Ramsdale Road, London, SW17 9BP Tel: 020 8871 4706 full venue details »

Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE Tel: 0207 091 0846 full venue details »

King George's Park

King George’s Park, Mapleton Road, London, SW18 2GJ Tel: 020 8871 4706 full venue details »

Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS Tel: full venue details »

Lilian Baylis Old School

Lollard Street, London, SE11 6PY Tel: full venue details »

Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5 Tel: full venue details »

Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5 Tel: full venue details »

Streatham Vale Park

Abercairn Road, London, SW16 Tel: full venue details »

The Rookery

Covington Way, London, SW16 Tel: full venue details »

Tooting Bec

Dr Johnson Ave, Tooting, London, SW17 8JU Tel: full venue details »

Vauxhall Park

Lawn Lane, London, SW8 Tel: full venue details »

Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW18 3RT Tel: full venue details »

Wandsworth Park

Putney Bridge Rd, London, SW15 1PR Tel: full venue details »

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Collapse AllClapham Common Singles - Round 53 | Thursday 27 August 2020 to Wednesday 21 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 23 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Iain Findlay [W1] 2
  2. Victor Naar [L1]
  3. Ciaran Burke 10.2
  4. Luc Tucker
  5. Nicholas Earp 10.2
  6. Pablo Garcia
  7. Paddy Orr
  8. Thomas Fraser 10.1

Match Results:

Iain Findlay bt Victor Naar (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Carlos Vega Alonso 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jeremy Tangney [W2] 4
  3. Stephen Bilbe [W2] 4
  4. James Edbrooke [W1] 2
  5. Sergio Aguiar 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Patrick Davey 9.2 [L2] 1
  7. Bradley Timmis [L1]
  8. Filippo Viviani
  9. Kieran Jones

Match Results:

Carlos Vega Alonso bt Patrick Davey (Sep 18) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Jeremy Tangney bt Sergio Aguiar (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-0
Stephen Bilbe bt Patrick Davey (Sep 12) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
James Edbrooke bt Sergio Aguiar (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-4
Stephen Bilbe bt Sergio Aguiar (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-4
Jeremy Tangney bt Carlos Vega Alonso (Sep 4) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Carlos Vega Alonso bt Sergio Aguiar (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-1
Carlos Vega Alonso bt Bradley Timmis (Aug 29) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jake Peters [W1] 2
  2. Enzo Cocco [L1]
  3. Andrea Gnoli
  4. Daniel Adamson
  5. Kumaran Surenthirathas 9.2
  6. Oliver Butt
  7. Rob Wills
  8. Rodrigo Aspillaga

Match Results:

Jake Peters bt Enzo Cocco (Sep 10) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Malcolm Hunt [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Louie Lancaster 9.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mathew Smith [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Francois Le Brun 9.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Johnny Yates [W1, UF1] 2
  6. Emma Stevens [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Freddie Priestley [L1] 1
  8. Dil Khan [L1, UF1]
  9. Matthew Spiteri 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster v Johnny Yates (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-2), 5-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - to be continued..."  -- Louie
Reveal CommentMalcolm Hunt bt Freddie Priestley (Sep 20) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! I came out of the blocks like a rocket in set 1 and seemed to be able to land winners all over the court. After a quick drinks break Freddie was rejuvenated in the second set and proceeded to dominate the court throughout and level things at 1 set each. An hour and a half in into the game and right in the middle of the midday sun we kicked off the final set and (slightly wearily) slogged it out. I managed to stay consistent in the key moments and gradually start claiming games to take the final set 6-2. A great match and thoroughly looking forward to playing again!"  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentLouie Lancaster bt Francois Le Brun (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - lots of deuce/advantage points. Windy conditions and the sun was right it the eye line for serving which made it tricky. Francois hit some great passing shots, very enjoyable game."  -- Louie
Reveal CommentFrancois Le Brun bt Emma Stevens (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match played in great spirits. Some good rallies and lots of running! Thanks for the match Emma and best of luck with the rest of your matches!"  -- Francois
Reveal CommentMalcolm Hunt bt Louie Lancaster (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with lots of close games. Not sure I've fully sold Louie on the early mornings yet though! Hope to play you again!"  -- Malcolm
Louie Lancaster bt Mathew Smith (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMathew Smith bt Francois Le Brun (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match played in great spirits in windy conditions at Wandsworth Common. Some very long games and rallies in both sets. My lobs just about got the better of Francois' net game on a few occasions, and nudged a few games in my direction, but on another day they could easily have gone the other way."  -- Mathew
Reveal CommentMalcolm Hunt bt Dil Khan (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great intense match with game after game going to deuce. Thanks again and hope to play you again soon!"  -- Malcolm
Reveal CommentMathew Smith bt Emma Stevens (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played in great spirits in the sunshine at Tooting. There were a decent number of long rallies with both players covering a lot of court and putting in some decent shots, with me just seeming to edge some of the exchanges, meaning the match was a lot more even than the score would suggest."  -- Mathew
Reveal CommentMalcolm Hunt bt Francois Le Brun (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good competitive match with play from the back of the court and at the net.A close game throughout with plenty of deuce games. Thoroughly enjoyable - good luck for the rest of the league Francois!"  -- Malcolm
Johnny Yates bt Emma Stevens (Sep 3) 6-0, 6-0
Mathew Smith v Dil Khan (Aug 31) 6-3 TBC

Current Rankings:

  1. Zied Kaffel [W3, UF2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jaimin Allen [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. George Murray 10.1 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Isak Gilbert 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Kate Maher [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Xavier Hernando [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Adam Knight [L1]
  8. Alex Champion [L1]
  9. Mike Flynn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJaimin Allen bt Isak Gilbert (Sep 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Categorically the score did not reflect the competitiveness of the match"  -- Jaimin
Isak Gilbert bt George Murray (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-2
Jaimin Allen bt Kate Maher (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-2
Zied Kaffel bt Alex Champion (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-2
Isak Gilbert bt Adam Knight (Sep 13) Walkover
Zied Kaffel v Jaimin Allen (Sep 13) 6-4, 3-6 TBC
George Murray v Zied Kaffel (Sep 11) 3-6, 6-4 TBC
Jaimin Allen bt Xavier Hernando (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentGeorge Murray bt Kate Maher (Sep 8) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game! Some really long rallies haha 😅"  -- George
George Murray bt Xavier Hernando (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-3
Zied Kaffel bt Kate Maher (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-3
Zied Kaffel bt Xavier Hernando (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephane Grenon [L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dominic Lowe [W2] 4
  3. Richard Gorman 8.2 [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Troy Savage [W1, L1] 2
  5. Siddarth Vijayakumar [UF1] 1
  6. James Hart [L1]
  7. Harry Smyth
  8. Max Griffin

Match Results:

Siddarth Vijayakumar v Richard Gorman (Sep 19) 6-1, 3-1 TBC
Reveal CommentDominic Lowe bt Troy Savage (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun, thanks Troy - and thanks for lending me those sunnies!"  -- Dominic
Troy Savage bt Stephane Grenon (Sep 16) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt James Hart (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "James broke the strings of his main racket in the warm up so had to play with his old racket. This adjustment contributed to the scoreline of the first set. But he came back strong and the second set was a lot closer with some great long rallies. Thanks for the game, James."  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Gorman bt Stephane Grenon (Sep 5) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match on a sunny morning. Thanks for the game Stephane! "  -- Richard
Reveal CommentDominic Lowe bt Stephane Grenon (Sep 2) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game and lovely weather. Great way to start the day- very easily could have gone either way"  -- Dominic

Current Rankings:

  1. Jessica Ryan [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Rankin [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Domenico Figoli [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bob Renwick [W1] 2
  5. Becky Elliott [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Orfeo Nicolai [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ben Thompson 10.2
  8. Christian Fisk
  9. Raz Toma

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBob Renwick bt Jessica Ryan (Sep 16) 5-7, 6-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match, Jess! Well played and good luck with the rest of your matches."  -- Bob
Reveal CommentAdam Rankin bt Jessica Ryan (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Jess, epic sets played. All best with rest of the games and look forward to another! "  -- Adam
Reveal CommentAdam Rankin bt Orfeo Nicolai (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Ofeo. Some nice rallies and passing shots! Best of luck with rest of your matches "  -- Adam
Domenico Figoli bt Orfeo Nicolai (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-0
Domenico Figoli bt Becky Elliott (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Rankin bt Becky Elliott (Sep 6) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great playing with you Becky."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Domenico Figoli (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Domenico, lots of long ralleys and close games on a sunny Saturday "  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Orfeo Nicolai (Sep 3) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Orfeo, good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- Jessica
Reveal CommentJessica Ryan bt Becky Elliott (Sep 1) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Well done on your first league match Becky, best of luck with the rest of your games "  -- Jessica

Current Rankings:

  1. Matheus Lacava 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Bowles [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Pasquale Giordano 10.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Paul Thieblemont [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Rob Kinnard [W1] 2
  6. Rebecca Dawkins [L2]
  7. Ryan Matthews [L2]
  8. Thomas Emery [L1]

Match Results:

Matheus Lacava bt Alex Bowles (Sep 21) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Matheus Lacava bt Ryan Matthews (Sep 20) 4-0, 4-1
Matheus Lacava bt Rebecca Dawkins (Sep 19) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentRob Kinnard bt Ryan Matthews (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really good battle, some really good rallies and a good, competitive match. Thanks Ryan!"  -- Rob
Alex Bowles bt Paul Thieblemont (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentPasquale Giordano bt Paul Thieblemont (Sep 7) 7-5, 1-6, [10-0]

Player Comments:

  • "So much fun although we played over 3 hours. So many good rallies and deuce. I wish Paul all the best "  -- Pasquale
Matheus Lacava bt Paul Thieblemont (Sep 4) 6-1, 6-4
Pasquale Giordano bt Rebecca Dawkins (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-1
Matheus Lacava bt Pasquale Giordano (Aug 31) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Alex Bowles bt Thomas Emery (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Don Corea [W2] 4
  2. Cat Evans [L1]
  3. Sammy Fenner [L1]
  4. Benjamin Clayton
  5. Jeffrey Brady 10.2
  6. John Baldock
  7. Miranda Kent 9.2
  8. Sean Ravenscroft
  9. Stephen Adams

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDon Corea bt Sammy Fenner (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with Sammy who was returning to tennis after a long time and playing with a brand new racket, glad to have faced her early on in the league!"  -- Don
Reveal CommentDon Corea bt Cat Evans (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The final score belies how close a lot of the games were - I'd guess that 70% went to deuce. Well done to Cat for whom it was the first game in a long time, I'm glad I don't have to face her after she has some more court time under her belt."  -- Don

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Hughes [W2] 4
  2. Ariane Staricco [W1, L1] 3
  3. Stewart Primrose 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Lou Kizwini [W1] 2
  5. Pippa Hughes [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nicolette Nelson [L1]
  7. Lisa Langridge
  8. Stephen Taylor

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTom Hughes bt Ariane Staricco (Sep 20) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game played under the floodlights over a couple of evenings"  -- Tom
Reveal CommentTom Hughes bt Pippa Hughes (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "swift rematch with some nice rallies "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentLou Kizwini bt Pippa Hughes (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was far closer than the score suggests with some really long rallies and plenty of winners from both of us. Good luck Pippa in the rest of your matches. Lou "  -- Lou
Ariane Staricco bt Pippa Hughes (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentStewart Primrose bt Nicolette Nelson (Aug 29) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions so took us both a while to get warmed up! Was a great game, and Nicolette was fun to play with. "  -- Stewart

Current Rankings:

  1. Raquel Pinto [W2] 4
  2. Angelika Loderbauer [W1] 2
  3. Aine Kelly [W1, L1] 2
  4. Thomas Snee [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Anna Sophie Hogarth
  6. Gregory Beckett 10.2
  7. Julie Parke
  8. Laura Harrison

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRaquel Pinto bt Thomas Snee (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable afternoon under blinding sunshine. Thanks for the match and all the best on your next ones Thomas! Cheers "  -- Raquel
Reveal CommentRaquel Pinto bt Aine Kelly (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The games were closer than the score suggests. Aine played well, bringing matters to a number of deuces and some challenging rallies despite the disruptions caused by the wind and if some kids by the court next to us. It was a fun afternoon playing with you Aine. Good luck on your next matches. "  -- Raquel
Angelika Loderbauer bt Thomas Snee (Sep 6) 7-5, 6-0
Aine Kelly bt Thomas Snee (Sep 3) 6-2, 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) 

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