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!

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

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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 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
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Ashburton Park

Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6RX
Tel: 020 8726 6900
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Collapse AllCroydon Singles - Round 1 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Kibbs Osafo 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Grzegorz Bryk 8.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rajiv Patel [W4, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dan Lockeretz [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Haggis 8.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark Reardon 10.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Janusz Bus 9.2 [L3] 1
  8. Jack Holden 8.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Dan Lockeretz bt Janusz Bus (May 26) Walkover
Kibbs Osafo bt Rajiv Patel (May 25) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt Jack Holden (May 24) 7-6 (9-7), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful weather for tennis although maybe slightly too hot as we were roasting after about 5-10 mins. The first set was close fought and it seemed like neither of us wanted to win it as we both kept blowing away leads. I just managed to edge it and the Jack started making a few more errors in the second set. Great to play this match, Jack!"  -- Rajiv
Grzegorz Bryk bt Dan Lockeretz (May 19) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
Grzegorz Bryk bt Rajiv Patel (May 18) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Janusz Bus (May 13) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match and good company!"  -- Kibbs
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt John Haggis (May 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice hit and very good company. "  -- Kibbs
Reveal CommentDan Lockeretz bt Mark Reardon (May 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Mark's amazing court coverage meant just about every point was competitive, with lots of long rallies and loads of games going to duce. Thanks Mark for a good match. "  -- Dan
Grzegorz Bryk bt Jack Holden (May 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Jack Holden (May 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We both enjoyed this match with several great rallies and learned where we can individually improve... Good fun. Catch up soon. "  -- Kibbs
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt John Haggis (May 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We experienced hail, rain, wind and sunshine during this match but we managed to get through it. It was nice to play John. The first set was quite tight and I managed to edge it. John's form dipped slightly in the second and I was quite lucky with a few mishits going my way. Thanks for the game John!"  -- Rajiv
Grzegorz Bryk bt Mark Reardon (May 4) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt Dan Lockeretz (Apr 29) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was a long match played over 2 days. Conditions were terrible on the first day (Saturday) with the wind causing havoc. I went ahead in the first set before Dan made a great comeback. I managed to sneak the win in the tie break and the first set was over after an hour. Dan came storming out in the second set and I had very little chance. We got started for the 3rd set but had to stop at 2-1 to Dan because we ran out of time. We picked up again on Monday evening and the set was tight the whole way. Towards the end we were both running on empty after 3 days of tennis matches in a row but somehow I managed to take the win. It was a pleasure to play you Dan!" -- Rajiv
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Mark Reardon (Apr 29) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Kibbs is a pleasure to play against. A real gentleman. He laid down some good serves and hit the ball well on both wings with a lot of his forehand crosscourt winners just being too good for me to get a racket on. Enjoyable match. "  -- Mark
  • "Extremely good fun. Think we both enjoyed and learned a lot from the match & that's what counts. Tennis is always the winner...for the love of the game!!! - Catch up soon. Kibbs," -- Mark
Grzegorz Bryk bt Janusz Bus (Apr 28) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentRajiv Patel bt Mark Reardon (Apr 28) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with a lot of very long games. The first set was tight but I managed to nick the crucial break at the end. The second set was a lot closer than the score suggests - many of the games went to deuce with the last two games having at least 5 deuces. Thanks for the game, Mark. "  -- Rajiv
Reveal CommentDan Lockeretz bt John Haggis (Apr 28) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "John made a great start to an initially tight 1st set before John pulled ahead. I got my game together though for the 2nd and 3rd and managed to find a way to win, although it felt close the whole way despite the score line. Thanks to John for hosting at his lovely club. "  -- Dan
Reveal CommentKibbs Osafo bt Dan Lockeretz (Apr 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A flattering result for a supremely competitive match and a great tennis contact! "  -- Kibbs

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W4] 8
  2. Tabrez Akhtar [W1, L1] 3
  3. Nikki Farmer 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Darren Ratnaraja [W1, L2] 2
  5. Paul Whelham [L1]
  6. Mustafa Shaikh [L2] withdrawn
  7. Ashley Thomas 9.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Tabrez Akhtar (May 19) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good to see Tabrez and get our match played. A long afternoon playing a 3 set match . First 2 sets was extremely competitive with breaks on both sides. The 3 rd set was going the same way as the sets before, but I managed to get an early break and maintained a two game lead until 4- 2. I then galvanised some extra energy to push ahead and take the final set. Thanks for a great match Tabrez."  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Darren Ratnaraja (May 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good to meet Darren and play our match. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentNikki Farmer bt Mustafa Shaikh (May 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable afternoon of tennis in perfect conditions. Thanks Mustafa and good luck with the rest of your games"  -- Nikki
Darren Ratnaraja bt Mustafa Shaikh (May 1) Walkover
Reveal CommentTabrez Akhtar bt Darren Ratnaraja (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Darren for a fun match," -- Tabrez
Patrick Dixon bt Paul Whelham (Apr 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Ashley Thomas (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to meet Ashley and play our match in the new Croydon league. The conditions were good and we had an enjoyable match. Thanks for coming to the club Ashley."  -- Patrick