Friendly, competitive tennis on Docklands' 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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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 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

Poplar Rec

Hale Street, Poplar, Essex, E14 0DJ
Tel: 02071938933
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King Edward Memorial Park (Tower Hamlets Tennis)

Glamis Road, Poplar, London, Middlesex, E1W 3EQ
Tel: 0207 1938933
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Bethnal Green

Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 0EL
Tel: 0207 1938933
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Victoria Park

London, E9 5DU
Tel: 02071938933
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Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ
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Other Venues

Southwark Park

Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 2EH
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Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD
Tel: 08456 770 604
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Greenwich Park Tennis Centre

Royal Park, Greenwich, London, SE10 8QY
Tel: 020 8293 0276
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Ropemakers Field

Narrow Street, Poplar, Middlesex, E14
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West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU
Tel: 020 8472 3584
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Bacon's Community Sports Centre

Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT
Tel: 020 7450 4974
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Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Mile End Park Leisure Centre

190 Burdett Road, Mile End, London, E3 4HL
Tel: 0208 980 1885
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Club Venues

Virgin Active Riverside

West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RR
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Collapse AllDocklands Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 18 June 2020 to Wednesday 12 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Bradley 7.1 [W2] 4
  2. Phil Zana 6.2 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Muhammad Noor [W1, L1] 3
  4. David Jahoda 6.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Winston Balfourth [W1] 2
  6. Martyn Richards 7.2 [L1] 1
  7. David Hazel 7.2 [L2]
  8. Youness Bouzaffour

Match Results:

Phil Zana bt Muhammad Noor (Jul 5) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentDominic Bradley bt David Jahoda (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very close second set, could have gone the other way. Thanks David for the match."  -- Dominic
Winston Balfourth bt David Hazel (Jun 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Phil Zana (Jun 27) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Happy to be playing tennis again after a long break, with good players and fighters like Phil. Match played in great spirit, was very close, wind picked up during the third set which helped me. Thanks for the game! "  -- David
Dominic Bradley bt David Hazel (Jun 27) 7-5, 6-1
Muhammad Noor bt Martyn Richards (Jun 24) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Passarinho 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sam Mundon [W1, L1] 2
  4. Andrew Han [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Volkan Ozugur 8.2 [UF1]
  6. Nick Lingley [L2]
  7. Daniel Leiker
  8. Greg Baird

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt David Passarinho (Jul 4) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with David, and his second for the day. He surprised me with strong 1st serve and solid baseline game that gave him 4:1 lead, somehow after a lot of close games I managed to catch up and win in the tiebreaker. In the second set I was the fresher player which made the difference. "  -- Ivan
David Passarinho bt Nick Lingley (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev v Volkan Ozugur (Jul 1) 6-0, 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match interrupted in the second set because of rain. Ivan to serve."  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentDavid Passarinho bt Andrew Han (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure meeting and playing Andrew. Very calm guy. Very pleasant tennis style." -- David
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Sam Mundon (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Match was played in challenging weather condition. We started in the rain then the Sun dried out the court only to have heavy rain again and all this combined with strong wind. I adapted better on the wet weather as I won the first set and was behind 1:3 in the second, then started raining again and I managed to turn around the set. Looking forward to play again in normal weather."  -- Ivan
Ivan Georgiev bt Nick Lingley (Jun 27) 6-1, 6-0
Ivan Georgiev bt Andrew Han (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-2
Sam Mundon bt Andrew Han (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Devanshu Jain [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jesus Martel [W2] 4
  3. Jayesh Thawrani 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Peter O'neill 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Carsten Hovestadt [L2, UF1] 1
  6. Rajendra Khokher [L2] 1
  7. Mike Burns [L1]
  8. James Lindop

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJesus Martel bt Rajendra Khokher (Jul 5) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good match that could have gone either way, second set turned out to be decisive. A pleasure to have met Rajendra and play with him, such a great player!"  -- Jesus
Carsten Hovestadt v Peter O'neill (Jul 5) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-6) TBC
Reveal CommentJayesh Thawrani bt Carsten Hovestadt (Jul 4) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game of tennis, with lots of running on my side. "  -- Jayesh
Reveal CommentJesus Martel bt Jayesh Thawrani (Jul 2) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in tricky weather conditions with good rallies especially in second set when court started to dry. Had a nice time playing with Jayesh!"  -- Jesus
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Rajendra Khokher (Jun 27) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great overall game; very close second set; hard hitting from both ends "  -- Devanshu
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Mike Burns (Jun 27) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of close games; weather played a bit of role; could’ve gone either way "  -- Devanshu
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Jayesh Thawrani (Jun 26) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game of tennis that was played in the extreme heat. "  -- Jayesh
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Carsten Hovestadt (Jun 26) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a Great game; many hard fought games; lots of great rallies"  -- Devanshu
Reveal CommentDevanshu Jain bt Jayesh Thawrani (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game to start the league. Was nice to play late into the summers night. "  -- Jayesh

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick O'Brien 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Zoltan Szekeres 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. John Sanfey 9.1 [W2] 4
  4. Stephen Alont [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Vadim Belotcaci 8.2 [L2] 2
  6. Marco Giuliani [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andrei Muraru 10.1
  8. Vik Khurana 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Patrick O'Brien (Jul 6) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Played in lovely evening sunshine. Great comeback by Patrick in the second set. Looking forward to a rematch in due course"  -- John
Reveal CommentStephen Alont bt Vadim Belotcaci (Jul 5) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, with a lot of good rallies"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Stephen Alont (Jul 3) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with lots of deuces and some great points. Thanks Stephen!"  -- Patrick
Zoltan Szekeres bt Marco Giuliani (Jul 2) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Marco Giuliani (Jun 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy conditions, but an exciting match. Lots of deuce games "  -- John
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Marco Giuliani (Jun 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun, as always. Good to play Marco again after a long absence. Must play another match soon!"  -- Patrick
Zoltan Szekeres bt Stephen Alont (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentZoltan Szekeres bt Vadim Belotcaci (Jun 23) 3-6, 7-5, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with some great rallies!"  -- Zoltan
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Zoltan Szekeres (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match to kick off the post-lockdown league round. Zoltan is a fierce competitor and a tough opponent and our matches are always super tight - and very fun. He fought hard, going for every shot and making me work hard for this win. I had to fight hard to win several of my games at deuce, so the score doesn't show the full picture. Looking forward to our next rivalry match!"  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Vinu Krishnan [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Elliot Marcus 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Ben Sheppee [W2] 4
  4. Tiago Matos 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Richard Standring [W1, L1] 2
  6. SHY HARRIS [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Mingjie Wang [L1]
  8. Ben Blanchard 9.2
  9. MG Bouchard 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTiago Matos bt Richard Standring (Jun 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match"  -- Tiago
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt SHY HARRIS (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A good game of tennis. The score is not a true reflection of the game. Shy really made me run around and sweat for points. We had a few really close games that could have gone either way. Some unforced errors from Shy at crucial points of the game helped my cause. Thanks for the game Shy. Good luck for the rest of your games."  -- Vinu
Reveal CommentElliot Marcus bt Mingjie Wang (Jun 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed my game with MJ - probably a much closer game than the score line showed. We had some great rallies, particularly in the second set when we started to hit some really nice tennis. Was a great game, and I look forward to playing MJ again soon!"  -- Elliot
Ben Sheppee bt Vinu Krishnan (Jun 28) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentElliot Marcus bt Vinu Krishnan (Jun 26) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really lovely to meet Vinu. We had a great game in surprisingly hot conditions for 8am! I started badly, and went 3-0 down in the first set, but somehow came back to win it. The second set was less competitive - I think that Vinu struggled a bit in the sun and wasn’t really able to play at his best. A great game anyway, and I hope to play Vinu again in the future - hopefully when he has had his breakfast!!!"  -- Elliot
Ben Sheppee bt SHY HARRIS (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentRichard Standring bt SHY HARRIS (Jun 21) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, with a lot of ground covered on both sides of the court to make some great pickups. Lots of deuce points and also a real test of mental resilience with a bit of agro kicking off next to the courts for most of the first set! "  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Kurt Williams 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Oliver Lindop [L1]
  4. Johary Rakotoarivelo [L1]
  5. Enes Tunagur 10.2 [L1]
  6. George Cockshull [L2]
  7. Andy Gadd
  8. Jasmine Scarlett
  9. Luke Tunyich 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Johary Rakotoarivelo (Jun 28) 5-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Exciting first set, which took the whole hour. Jonathan to serve next from bench end. "  -- Jonathan "Great match with Johary who definitely played the better game in terms of defending -always making me hit one extra ball." -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt George Cockshull (Jun 26) 4-0, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with George who is obviously a great doubles player with some finely executed drop shots and net play. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt George Cockshull (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great evening of hot tennis! Great to get match play happening again. Best of luck George for the rest"  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Enes Tunagur (Jun 20) 5-3, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Enes. Exciting match against a player who gets everything back. Well played. "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Oliver Lindop (Jun 19) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Oli for the first time and hope we can have another match soon. "  -- Jonathan

Current Rankings:

  1. Karim Delawalla [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stefania Puscasu [W2] 4
  3. Leon Williams [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Will Inman 9.2 [W1] 2
  5. Abdelaziz Elasmar 9.2 [L1]
  6. Nour Alnaaji [L2]
  7. Isabella Roberts

Match Results:

Stefania Puscasu bt Nour Alnaaji (Jul 7) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentWill Inman bt Leon Williams (Jul 5) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game Leon, really enjoyed it! "  -- Will
Leon Williams bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Jul 3) 4-2, 4-1
Karim Delawalla bt Nour Alnaaji (Jul 1) 6-0, 6-2
Karim Delawalla bt Leon Williams (Jun 28) 4-0, 4-1
Stefania Puscasu bt Karim Delawalla (Jun 21) 6-4, 6-2

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Docklands.

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) 

Comments:
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