Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Clapham Common's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our singles league for 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 singles league just for women
  • Groups are put together by standard
  • 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 all women 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 player on 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 the next round here.

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 Women's Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 9 August 2018 to Wednesday 3 October 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 September 2018)

It's a year since we launched the first round of the Clapham Common Women's league and with over 80% of the matches played, this is your most successful round to date! Take a bow - we really appreciate what you are doing. As the rounds and years go by we hope to draw on your inspiration and give more and more people the opportunity to enjoy friendly, competitive tennis. If you can, do help us spread the word.

Group Summary:

Jessica was on excellent form this round winning all the matches she played without a loss of a set. Even so, Susan came close enough to catching Jessica who would have no-doubt liked to have played the two matches which unfortunately were decided by walkovers. In the end though, Jessica who beat runner-up Susan comfortably enough (after a scare in the first set) deserved this excellent group win. Thanks to everyone for working hard to get these matches set up and played, and here's to the second year of the Clapham Common Women's Tennis league!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jessica Ryan [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Susan Bates [W5, L1, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Sarah Mckean [W4, L1, UF2] 9
  4. Sarah Law [W2, L3] 4
  5. Rosie Phillips [W1, L2, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Annie Bonnot [W1, L4] 2
  7. Georgie Turley [W1, L5] 2
  8. Rhian Thomas [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSusan Bates bt Sarah Law (Oct 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Game to be continued and finished."  -- Susan
Sarah Law bt Georgie Turley (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSarah Mckean bt Georgie Turley (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Sarah
Susan Bates bt Rhian Thomas (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-0
Sarah Law bt Annie Bonnot (Sep 24) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentSarah Mckean bt Sarah Law (Sep 22) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Mckean bt Annie Bonnot (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!"  -- Sarah
Jessica Ryan bt Sarah Law (Sep 17) Walkover
Annie Bonnot bt Georgie Turley (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-0
Jessica Ryan bt Sarah Mckean (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-0
Susan Bates bt Annie Bonnot (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSusan Bates v Sarah Mckean (Sep 9) 7-5, 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued, 1 all in second set "  -- Susan
Jessica Ryan bt Georgie Turley (Sep 4) Walkover
Reveal CommentRosie Phillips bt Rhian Thomas (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun game and would love to play again sometime! "  -- Rosie
Jessica Ryan bt Rosie Phillips (Aug 29) 6-0, 6-2
Susan Bates bt Rosie Phillips (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Jessica Ryan bt Susan Bates (Aug 23) 7-5, 6-1
Jessica Ryan bt Annie Bonnot (Aug 20) 6-0, 6-0
Jessica Ryan bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 18) 6-0, 6-1
Georgie Turley bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 17) 6-2, 6-3
Sarah Mckean bt Rhian Thomas (Aug 16) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentSusan Bates bt Georgie Turley (Aug 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a fun game! Light rain and wind :-)"  -- Susan
Reveal CommentRosie Phillips v Sarah Mckean (Aug 12) 3-6, 5-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued - 30 all, Sarah's serve. "  -- Rosie


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Clapham Common Women's archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Clapham Common Women's.

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) 

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)