Friendly, competitive tennis on Croydon's public courts

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!

Close matches, close by.

Newly refurbished courts at Addiscombe Rec
Newly refurbished courts at Addiscombe Rec

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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 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

Addiscombe Recreation Ground

Bingham Road, Croydon, CR0 7HR Tel: 020 8726 6900 full venue details »

Ashburton Park

Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6RX Tel: 020 8726 6900 full venue details »
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Collapse AllCroydon Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

100% of all possible matches were played in this round. Even though it was a small group, that is still a great result and well done all. Do hope we can grow this still-new league and make it a regular fixture in Croydon!

Group Summary:

This league was small but perfectly formed! Every single match was played and judging but the commentaries, there was some great tennis. James is the new group champ who finished undefeated after 4 matches. Very well done to him and also to Anthony, just two points behind. Do spread the word so we can grow this league!

Final Rankings:

  1. James Stewart 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Anthony Ng [W3, L1] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. James Oliver [W2, L2] 5
  4. Stephen Totman [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Temi Ayedun [L4]

Match Results:

Anthony Ng bt James Oliver (Oct 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Anthony Ng (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "After a comfortable first set Anthony really gave me a huge fight mid way in the second set! He was so consistent all round some excellent net play and forced me into many forced errors.. I had to dig really deep to break him when he was serving for 5-5 and managed to seal the win..the second set was great! Top quality net play from Anthony and difficult to deal with slice! Thank you for a great match! "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Oliver bt Temi Ayedun (Oct 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The weather wasn’t exactly the best, however we managed to play through the strong winds and have an enjoyable game of tennis. Thanks Temi"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Temi Ayedun (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the game Temi, difficult conditions today- damp wet and soggy! "  -- James
  • "This is interesting. I felt I played my best tennis in this league so far, against a very experienced and highly tactical opponent. I wish I won some games to not make the results look flattery but it was sheer delight playing James. He's prolific." - Temi
Reveal CommentAnthony Ng bt Temi Ayedun (Oct 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good game Anthony. You played quite well!" -- Temi
Reveal CommentJames Oliver bt Stephen Totman (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice to play another fellow left-hander! We both made silly errors throughout the whole game and both could do with more tennis to improve our game. I feel we are quite even and was a pleasure to play Steve."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Stephen Totman (Oct 5) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I was very consistent today, Stephen battled well and has good court craft but in the end my consistency won the day."  -- James
Anthony Ng bt Stephen Totman (Sep 23) 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)
Reveal CommentStephen Totman bt Temi Ayedun (Sep 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with good rallies. Could have gone either way "  -- Stephen
  • "Thank you Stephen. It was a good match," -- Temi
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt James Oliver (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a real battle of wills, we both made errors but also hit some great shots too, the final set score is quite flattering for me as this was such a tight close match between 2 very evenly matched players. My serve finally kicked in when it mattered, I rode my luck and came good at the end by just going for it as I had nothing left! Great to meet James, great guy and fellow West ham fan! Really enjoyed the battle but not and many forehands flashed past me! Thanks James look forward to next time mate! "  -- James


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Croydon archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Croydon.

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) 

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do count toward bonus points.

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)