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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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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Damian Lyons

"The two games I played were amazing. A great boost of confidence and a great way for me to track my progress. It was fabulous.  I thank you for running the league and for giving me a platform to play my first round of competition," 

Mai Stella

"Great 1st round in Docklands League. Looking forward to next round and challenging matches to come with promotion!"

Thomas Johnston

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Daleen Eloff

"I really enjoyed playing and I will definitely try to play again and defend my title!"

David Jahoda

"I have had a great 8 months playing so far (with 3 rounds done). Thanks so much as it is great for my tennis!" 

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Collapse AllDocklands Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 29 August 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gavin Hodges 7.1 [W1, UF2] 4
  3. ALEXANDRU Andrei [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Arnaud Develle [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Phil Zana 7.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  6. Adrian Britton 8.1 [W1, L1] 3
  7. Harry Morgan [W1] 2
  8. Alexander Kuebler 7.2 [L2] 1
  9. Kasia Alaszewska [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt ALEXANDRU Andrei (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match in perfect weather!"  -- Ivan
Harry Morgan bt Phil Zana (Sep 17) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9)
Adrian Britton bt Alexander Kuebler (Sep 15) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
Phil Zana bt ALEXANDRU Andrei (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentALEXANDRU Andrei bt Kasia Alaszewska (Sep 13) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " "  -- ALEXANDRU
Reveal CommentArnaud Develle bt ALEXANDRU Andrei (Sep 12) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "2 very tight sets - windy conditions"  -- Arnaud
Gavin Hodges v Phil Zana (Sep 8) 6-2, 2-3 TBC
Gavin Hodges v Arnaud Develle (Sep 7) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-2 TBC
Gavin Hodges bt Ivan Georgiev (Sep 5) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Adrian Britton (Sep 2) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As usual long enjoyable match with Adrian in a windy weather. He is very consistent so I had to go out of my comfort zone playing more attacking tennis in the last set, where I had to come back from 1:4 to win the set and the match"  -- Ivan
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Alexander Kuebler (Aug 31) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great day for tennis, and we had a very long first set with many deuces Taking that set was crucial for winning the match."  -- Ivan

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Bradley 7.1 [W2] 4
  2. Nik Wottge [W1] 2
  3. David Passarinho 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Guy Wheeler 8.2 [L1]
  5. Mike Burns [L1]
  6. Jack Turner [L1]
  7. Volkan Ozugur 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNik Wottge bt Guy Wheeler (Sep 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Battle of the ProStaffs II - the sequel..... What a great match against Guy - always a fun and tactical opponent! With pinpoint serving accuracy - especially out wide on both flanks, Guy put down several aces. He won many points at the net with some very canny volleys wrong-footing me and really putting pressure on passing shots. The ability to quickly diagnose the opponent's weakness - and then relentlessly exploit it - is a skill, and Guy is the champion. Fortunately, my backhand was stronger than usual and I converted on many passing shots. And Guy missed a few lines here and there. Very close match and very intelligent tennis. Thanks so much Guy and look forward to hitting again soon"  -- Nik
Reveal CommentDavid Passarinho bt Mike Burns (Sep 7) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league, Mike. Looking forward to playing again."  -- David
Dominic Bradley bt David Passarinho (Sep 4) 6-2, 3-1 David Passarinho Retired
Dominic Bradley bt Jack Turner (Sep 1) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Current Rankings:

  1. Harry Touche [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gareth Johnson 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Douglas McPhail 8.1 [W1] 2
  4. Vadim Belotcaci 8.2 [L1] 1
  5. Nikolai Krasheninnikov [L1]
  6. Rajendra Khokher [L1]
  7. Krum Petrov [L1]
  8. Jan Metcalf
  9. John Elliott

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDouglas McPhail bt Vadim Belotcaci (Sep 15) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A long very tight game, with lots of ebbs and flow, i was very lucky to sneak the win after saving a match point in the 3rd set."  -- Douglas
Reveal CommentHarry Touche bt Nikolai Krasheninnikov (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score is misleading. Nikolai is clearly a talented player, but was a little worse for wear the morning after the night before..."  -- Harry
Reveal CommentGareth Johnson bt Rajendra Khokher (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Such a close match, with Gareth managing to come from a break down to win each set. Lots of deuce games and exciting rallies, a really enjoyable match."  -- Gareth
Harry Touche bt Krum Petrov (Sep 13) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Harry Touche bt Gareth Johnson (Sep 4) 6-4, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Rahul Anand 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. John Sanfey 9.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. James Lindop [W2, UF1] 5
  4. John Buckingham [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Pascal Dürr [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Elliot Marcus 10.2 [W1] 2
  7. Lee Chiu 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Oliver Lindop [L1, UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Lindop bt Lee Chiu (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match, far closer than the scoreline suggests. Thanks Lee."  -- James
John Buckingham bt Pascal Dürr (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-2
John Sanfey bt Pascal Dürr (Sep 12) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 6-3
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt John Buckingham (Sep 7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Looking forward to next meeting."  -- John
Reveal CommentElliot Marcus bt John Sanfey (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing with John. He’s a lovely guy, who was kind enough to lend me his racquet to play with, after I had managed to lose my own! The game was tight, and it could have gone either way. We had some court problems, with may have affected our concentration on the second set, but all in all it was a great game, and I’m sure I’ll be playing John again soon!"  -- Elliot
Reveal CommentLee Chiu bt Pascal Dürr (Sep 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the great game Pascal, it was really nice meeting you, your very speedy and great defense around the court and thanks for the friendly vibes all round really appreciate it! "  -- Lee
Reveal CommentRahul Anand bt Oliver Lindop (Sep 1) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great effort considering it was a debut match for you, Oliver! Welcome to the league, and best wishes for the matches to come"  -- Rahul
Reveal CommentJames Lindop v Oliver Lindop (Aug 31) 6-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Tbc"  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Lindop bt Rahul Anand (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match, closer than the score line suggests. Well played!"  -- James
Reveal CommentRahul Anand bt John Buckingham (Aug 30) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "John has an amazing game, and i was very lucky to scrape through - on another day, could have been blown away! Thanks for the match, John and good luck for the remainder of the league."  -- Rahul

Current Rankings:

  1. Tiago Matos 9.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Anthony 9.2 [W3, L1] 7
  3. Anna Metodieva 10.2 [W2, L2] 6
  4. Patrick O'Brien [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alex Bates 10.2 [W1] 2
  6. Federico Jousset 10.2 [L2] 2
  7. Sudhir Verma [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Marco Giuliani [L1, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Tiago Matos bt Patrick O'Brien (Sep 18) 6-0, 6-3
Tiago Matos bt Sudhir Verma (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-3
Tiago Matos bt David Anthony (Sep 14) 6-3, 5-7, [11-9]
Patrick O'Brien v Marco Giuliani (Sep 13) 7-5, 4-6, 3-1 TBC
Tiago Matos bt Marco Giuliani (Sep 11) 7-5, 7-5
Reveal CommentPatrick O'Brien bt Sudhir Verma (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing this match against Sudhir. It was slightly damp under foot, but we got through without incident. Some really fun rallies and great chat. Thanks Sudhir and good luck in the league."  -- Patrick
David Anthony bt Sudhir Verma (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnna Metodieva bt Federico Jousset (Sep 9) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very dramatic match on a slippery court, but I probably got lucky with Federico pulling a string during warm up - otherwise it could well have gone the other way!"  -- Anna
Tiago Matos bt Anna Metodieva (Sep 7) 6-3, 1-6, [11-9]
Alex Bates bt Patrick O'Brien (Sep 7) 6-3, 7-5
David Anthony bt Anna Metodieva (Sep 4) 5-7, 6-4, [10-8]
Anna Metodieva bt Sudhir Verma (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-3
David Anthony bt Federico Jousset (Aug 31) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Chris Lock [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adrian Yip 8.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vik Khurana 10.1 [L1, UF2] 2
  4. Tim Huang [L2, UF1] 2
  5. Ben Blanchard 10.1 [UF1] 1
  6. Kurt Williams 8.2 [UF1] 1
  7. Michael Neumann 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. Zoltan Szekeres 10.2

Match Results:

Chris Lock bt Tim Huang (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-3
Chris Lock bt Vik Khurana (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAdrian Yip bt Michael Neumann (Sep 17) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with some great rallies. Thanks a lot, Adrian, and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Michael
Vik Khurana v Ben Blanchard (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7) TBC
Reveal CommentKurt Williams v Adrian Yip (Sep 10) 3-6, 6-3, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in the making. Kurt to serve. TBC"  -- Kurt
Vik Khurana v Tim Huang (Sep 8) 6-2, 3-6, 5-5 TBC
Chris Lock bt Adrian Yip (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAdrian Yip bt Tim Huang (Sep 3) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was one of the longest matches I've played in a long while. Lots of long rallies. Fun match!"  -- Adrian

Current Rankings:

  1. David Swan 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Simone Bressa [W1] 2
  3. Mirco Valenza 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Abhishek Chatterjee 10.1 [W1] 2
  5. Jack Maratea [W1, L1] 2
  6. Melih Ozturk 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michaela Dankova [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Swan bt Michaela Dankova (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was lovely playing Michaela. She's much better than that scoreline suggests as well. Was into most of my service games in the second set as she made some more returns"  -- David
Jack Maratea bt Melih Ozturk (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-1
Simone Bressa bt Melih Ozturk (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-0
Abhishek Chatterjee bt Michaela Dankova (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentMirco Valenza bt MELIH OZTURK (Sep 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A bit of a windy day but a fun match nonetheless. Thanks Melih!"  -- Mirco
Reveal CommentDavid Swan bt Jack Maratea (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game, Jack. Was a much better game in the second set when we stopped hitting as many double faults"  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Abdelaziz Elasmar 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anjali Garg [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Patrizio Tamborriello 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. MG Bouchard 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Riccardo Brusegani [L2] 1
  6. Isaac Lo 10.1
  7. Yousuf Farooq

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrizio Tamborriello bt Riccardo Brusegani (Sep 18) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun playing with Riccardo. He's a super fairplay guy!"  -- Patrizio
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Anjali Garg (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun hit played in good spirits under the lights at Stratford. Managed to come through this despite a sliced finger from opening a new can of balls making holding the racquet a little tricky, especially on serve. Some good winners from us both, and too many double faults from me, kept things interesting throughout. Thanks for the hit Anjali and good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- MG
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt Anjali Garg (Sep 8) 6-3, 7-5
Anjali Garg bt Riccardo Brusegani (Sep 6) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentAbdelaziz Elasmar bt Patrizio Tamborriello (Sep 1) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Incredible match! Never enjoyed so much! Ziz is a great guy, so honest and nice!" -- Patrizio
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt MG Bouchard (Aug 30) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Clare Cubberley [W1] 2
  2. Yuri Pannone [W1] 2
  3. Eric Wang [L1]
  4. Kenneth Aitchison [L1]
  5. Elena Orlova 10.2
  6. Melanie Ring 10.2

Match Results:

Yuri Pannone bt Kenneth Aitchison (Sep 1) 6-3, 6-4
Clare Cubberley bt Eric Wang (Aug 31) 6-2, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Docklands archive.
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) 

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)