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 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 4 | Thursday 1 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 October 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but at least quite a few matches had already been played in both groups! A great effort in the circumstances and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to James for a successful defence of his Group 1 crown winning 3 matches and earning midway bonus points to finish 4 points clear at the top. Tony led the chasing pack with 2 wins including James' only defeat.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Stewart 10.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tony Brown [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Augustas Tamosaitis [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kyle Greenfield [L2]
  5. Nasrat Kamal [L1]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Tony Brown bt James Stewart (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Augustas Tamosaitis (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Things were quite straight forward for me until mid way into the 2nd set, Augustus started to play extremely well and couldn't seem to miss! He saved 4 match points and really played some smart Tennis. A very enjoyable battle in the end, very well played Augustus! "  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Nasrat Kamal (Oct 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match today."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Stewart bt Kyle Greenfield (Oct 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This really was what Park league Tennis is all about, a match played in such good spirit, fun rallies and good conversation! "  -- James
Tony Brown bt Augustas Tamosaitis (Oct 13) 6-0, 6-1
Augustas Tamosaitis bt Kyle Greenfield (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

It was a successful Leagues debut for Marcus as he won 2 out of 4 matches and earned midway bonus points to finish a single point clear of runner up George. Kudos to George for winning their head to head though in a close second set despite Marcus' speed around the court... and Gerhard was the other player to defeat the champ.

Final Rankings:

  1. Marcus Noble [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. George Ryan-Smith [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Patrick Dixon 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Gerhard Roselt [W1, L1] 2
  5. George Agbo Jnr [L1]
  6. Nigel W Williams [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Ryan-Smith bt Marcus Noble (Oct 31) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Marcus Noble - the fastest man in tennis! Great game mate. Very close second set - I would have been well beaten in the third!"  -- George
Reveal CommentPatrick Dixon bt Nigel W Williams (Oct 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was good to meet Nigel and get our match played. Thanks for coming to the club. Enjoy the rest of the round. "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentGeorge Ryan-Smith bt George Agbo Jnr (Oct 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game George!"  -- George

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGerhard Roselt bt Marcus Noble (Oct 24) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game and well played!"  -- Marcus
Marcus Noble bt Patrick Dixon (Oct 17) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGeorge Ryan-Smith bt Gerhard Roselt (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game! Just about held on for the second set. I would have been in big trouble if we went to a 3rd set!"  -- George
Reveal CommentMarcus Noble bt Nigel W Williams (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Had great fun playing Nigel! Thoroughly enjoyed it."  -- Marcus

Results

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.

Comments:
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)