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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
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Victoria Park

London, E9 5DU
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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
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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 29 | Thursday 10 January 2019 to Wednesday 6 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dominic Bradley 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Arun Prakash [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ivan Georgiev 8.1 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Phil Zana 7.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alejandro Glaria Gaston [W2, L1] 4
  6. Salvatore Cardali 8.2 [L1]
  7. Guy Wheeler 8.2 [L1]
  8. David Passarinho [L2]

Match Results:

Dominic Bradley bt Guy Wheeler (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-2
Dominic Bradley bt Phil Zana (Feb 3) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
Arun Prakash bt Alejandro Glaria Gaston (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-2
Dominic Bradley bt David Passarinho (Jan 27) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlejandro Glaria Gaston bt Ivan Georgiev (Jan 25) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Ivan and fun as always. Looking forward to play again."  -- Alejandro
Dominic Bradley bt Ivan Georgiev (Jan 23) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Alejandro Glaria Gaston bt Salvatore Cardali (Jan 23) Walkover
Phil Zana bt David Passarinho (Jan 20) 6-2, 6-1
Arun Prakash bt Ivan Georgiev (Jan 20) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Phil Zana (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My first win of many matches against Phil, but that was mostly because he was not in his best shape, struggling with some heavy cough between points. Credit to him for not wanting to postpone the match given the circumstances "  -- Ivan
Arun Prakash bt Phil Zana (Jan 13) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Vinu Krishnan [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ryan Mckelvey [W4] 8
  3. Ulukbek Ibraev 8.2 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Lee Chiu 8.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Timothy Oates 8.2 [L3] withdrawn 1
  6. Michael Neumann 10.2 [L3]
  7. Zoltan Szekeres [L3]

Match Results:

Lee Chiu bt Timothy Oates (Feb 13) Walkover
Ryan Mckelvey bt Ulukbek Ibraev (Feb 13) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentLee Chiu bt Zoltan Szekeres (Feb 10) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Wet and slippy windy conditions so neither of us were able to play at our best - but there were some good rallies!"  -- Lee
Ulukbek Ibraev bt Lee Chiu (Feb 9) 6-1, 6-1
Ryan Mckelvey bt Lee Chiu (Feb 7) 6-2, 6-4
Ulukbek Ibraev bt Timothy Oates (Feb 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt Timothy Oates (Feb 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with some nice rallies. Thanks Tim and all the best for the remaining matches."  -- Vinu
Ulukbek Ibraev bt Michael Neumann (Feb 2) 6-1, 6-2
Ryan Mckelvey bt Michael Neumann (Jan 25) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt Zoltan Szekeres (Jan 23) 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match on a freezing evening. The first set was really close. Lots of long rallies in both the sets. Good overall game."  -- Vinu
Vinu Krishnan bt Michael Neumann (Jan 18) Walkover
Ryan Mckelvey bt Zoltan Szekeres (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt Lee Chiu (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game although both of us were not able to play our best.We played at Edward Park and the court was in very bad condition with lot of cracks and it was also damp. Both Lee and Myself were very conscious not to slip and fall and that did effect the game.All the best ,Lee for the rest of your games."  -- Vinu

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Blanchard [W3] 6
  2. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W2, L1] 5
  3. Kurt Williams 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Vik Khurana 10.1 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Stavros Apostolou 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Andre Kashiwara [L1]
  7. Rahul Anand 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBen Blanchard bt Vik Khurana (Feb 16) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Had to be at my absolute best today to beat Vik. A really really close match with some great rallys. Very enjoyable few hours at Bethnal Green."  -- Ben
Vik Khurana bt Stavros Apostolou (Feb 9) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentBen Blanchard bt Kurt Williams (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A two-part epic. We first played Sunday 3rd at Victoria Park, and after clinching the first set and being a break up in the second, Kurt stormed back and forced a tie-break. Unfortunately we ran out of time, and returned on Tuesday 5th at Lee Valley in the cold and light rain. Kurt made an instant impact and took the second set tiebreak. The third set was tightly contested, with lots of shots out wide to try take advantage of the slippery conditions, and I managed to take it 6-3. Really great match against Kurt once again. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Stavros Apostolou (Jan 26) 7-5, 4-6, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with Stavros. We had some long games and all were very close. A few lucky moments in the tie break (courtesy of the wind and a ball dribbling over the net) helped me across the finish line."  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentBen Blanchard bt Jonathan Bunney (Jan 18) 7-6, 2-6, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match in cold conditions!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Andre Kashiwara (Jan 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The weather held just long enough to complete the match. We had some lovely rallies and some surprises from the wind. Best of luck Andre for the rest of your league matches."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Vik Khurana (Jan 12) 6-0, 5-7, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "An exciting match with Vik. Several extremely long games in breezy conditions. Although I was 4,1 up in the second set Vik’s forehand started firing on all cylinders and he managed to level the set before forcing a third set tie break. I managed to get off to a good start which was an advantage. The breezy conditions proved challenging for both of us but I think I just had the advantage by grinding out every game as best I could. Thanks Vik and great to meet you. Jonathan "  -- Jonathan

Current Rankings:

  1. Abdelaziz Elasmar 10.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sharma Lokmani [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Karim Delawalla [W3, L1, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Massimo Cianfrocca [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  5. Isaac Lo 10.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Kenneth Aitchison [W1, L3] 2
  7. Inga Hebdon 9.2 [L4] 2
  8. Tasnim Shah

Match Results:

Sharma Lokmani bt Massimo Cianfrocca (Feb 16) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentIsaac Lo bt Kenneth Aitchison (Feb 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with Kenneth with lots of good rallies. Looking forward to playing again!"  -- Isaac
Sharma Lokmani bt Inga Hebdon (Feb 10) 6-0, 6-0
Sharma Lokmani bt Isaac Lo (Feb 3) 6-3, 6-1
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt Sharma Lokmani (Feb 3) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Karim Delawalla bt Inga Hebdon (Feb 3) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt Kenneth Aitchison (Feb 2) 6-2, 6-0
Massimo Cianfrocca bt Isaac Lo (Jan 27) 7-5, 6-3
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt Inga Hebdon (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-1
Karim Delawalla bt Isaac Lo (Jan 26) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentKenneth Aitchison bt Inga Hebdon (Jan 21) 7-5, 5-7, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Inga and Kenneth have had some close matches before, but this best then all. With baseline rallies and volleyed rallies at the net, and many many games goes to deuce, after 24 games and time being nearly up, it took a tiebreak to settle things "  -- Kenneth
Massimo Cianfrocca bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Jan 20) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt Isaac Lo (Jan 19) 6-3, 6-3
Sharma Lokmani bt Karim Delawalla (Jan 19) 6-4, 6-4
Karim Delawalla bt Kenneth Aitchison (Jan 13) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentKarim Delawalla v Massimo Cianfrocca (Jan 13) 6-3, 2-6, 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "To be continued "  -- Karim

Results

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) 

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