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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
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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 28 | Thursday 18 October 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 November 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Anton Savolainen 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Phil Zana 7.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alejandro Glaria Gaston [W2, L1] 4
  4. Ivan Georgiev 8.1 [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. David Jahoda 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  6. Dominic Bradley 7.2 withdrawn
  7. Ivan Tunjic 6.2
  8. James Dillon 7.2

Match Results:

Alejandro Glaria Gaston bt Phil Zana (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-4
Alejandro Glaria Gaston bt Ivan Georgiev (Nov 17) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
Phil Zana bt David Jahoda (Nov 10) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Anton Savolainen bt Ivan Georgiev (Nov 4) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Ivan Georgiev (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match against Ivan after an injury break. Ivan has improved and played solid tennis. I am just happy to be back on the court again."  -- David
Anton Savolainen bt Alejandro Glaria Gaston (Oct 28) 7-5, 6-2
Anton Savolainen bt Phil Zana (Oct 27) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)
Phil Zana bt Ivan Georgiev (Oct 21) 6-4, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Neill Bulner 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Volkan Ozugur 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Passarinho [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jack Turner [W2, L1] 4
  5. Hitesh Tuteja 8.2 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Marco Giuliani [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Marie Pouligny [L1] withdrawn
  8. Guy Wheeler 8.2

Match Results:

David Passarinho bt Marco Giuliani (Dec 1) 6-0, 6-0
Jack Turner bt Marco Giuliani (Nov 30) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentVolkan Ozugur bt David Passarinho (Nov 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a good player. "  -- Volkan
Neill Bulner bt Hitesh Tuteja (Nov 25) 6-4, 6-2
Volkan Ozugur bt Hitesh Tuteja (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-4
David Passarinho bt Marie Pouligny (Nov 10) 6-1, 3-0 Marie Pouligny Retired
Reveal CommentDavid Passarinho bt Hitesh Tuteja (Nov 4) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "It was great playing this match, with a long and tight second set. Looking forward to playing again."  -- David
Neill Bulner bt Marco Giuliani (Nov 4) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentVolkan Ozugur bt Jack Turner (Nov 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played with Jack. "  -- Volkan
Reveal CommentNeill Bulner bt David Passarinho (Oct 27) 6-4, 1-0 David Passarinho Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game pity had to end early in injury. "  -- Neill
Hitesh Tuteja bt Marco Giuliani (Oct 22) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentVolkan Ozugur bt Marco Giuliani (Oct 21) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was not his best day for Marco. Hope to play again."  -- Volkan
Neill Bulner bt Volkan Ozugur (Oct 20) 7-5, 6-3
Jack Turner bt Hitesh Tuteja (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Cristobal Zapata [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ulukbek Ibraev 8.2 [W2, L2, UF2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nelena Paparisva 10.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vinu Krishnan [W2, L2] 5
  5. Antoine Simon 10.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Pravin Narasimhan [UF1] 1
  7. John Elliott [UF1]
  8. Michael Neumann 10.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntoine Simon bt Vinu Krishnan (Dec 8) 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent Game!"  -- Antoine
Nelena Paparisva bt Antoine Simon (Dec 2) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt Ulukbek Ibraev (Nov 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game. Lots of rallies and and few close games. "  -- Vinu
Nelena Paparisva bt Michael Neumann (Nov 25) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2
Cristobal Zapata bt Vinu Krishnan (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-2
Cristobal Zapata bt Antoine Simon (Nov 11) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentUlukbek Ibraev bt Nelena Paparisva (Nov 4) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nelena played well. Especially, the first set was very close. Both sets had long rallies. Overall, it was a very enjoyable match."  -- Ulukbek
Cristobal Zapata bt Ulukbek Ibraev (Nov 3) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Ulukbek Ibraev v John Elliott (Nov 2) 7-6 (7-1), 3-4 TBC
Ulukbek Ibraev v Pravin Narasimhan (Oct 28) 2-6, 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentUlukbek Ibraev bt Antoine Simon (Oct 27) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great match with a lot of rallies. Antoine played well and the first set was very close. He has a good first serve. I hope we play many more matches in the future."  -- Ulukbek
Cristobal Zapata bt Nelena Paparisva (Oct 26) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentVinu Krishnan bt Nelena Paparisva (Oct 21) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game on a sunny Sunday morning. The court was initially damp due to moisture. The match was very enjoyable. The first set was very closely fought with lots of long rallies. The second set was also equally intense. Kudos to Nelena who continued playing even though she had injured her toe. It was great fun playing you, Nelena. Best of luck for your remaining games. "  -- Vinu

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Sheppee [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Peter O'neill 9.2 [W2] 4
  3. Luke Tunyich 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Lee Chiu 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Viraj Chouhan [UF1] 1
  6. Adam Suchley [L1, UF1] 1
  7. Joe Haywood 9.1 [L2]
  8. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Ben Sheppee (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Ben!"  -- Peter
Ben Sheppee bt Luke Tunyich (Nov 18) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentPeter O'neill bt Adam Suchley (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game Adam!"  -- Peter
Ben Sheppee bt Lee Chiu (Nov 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Adam Suchley v Viraj Chouhan (Nov 3) 2-6, 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentLuke Tunyich bt Joe Haywood (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the nice tennis game Joe. "  -- Luke
Ben Sheppee bt Joe Haywood (Oct 28) 6-1, 6-2
Lee Chiu bt Jonathan Bunney (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-4
Ben Sheppee bt Jonathan Bunney (Oct 19) 7-5, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Kurt Williams 9.1 [W2, UF2] 5
  2. Vik Khurana 10.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Massimo Cianfrocca [UF1] 1
  4. John Buckingham [UF1] 1
  5. Sharma Lokmani [L2]
  6. Mouche Cohen-Lamberger 9.2
  7. Nazim Haque
  8. Paolo Alcini

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Sharma Lokmani (Dec 2) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "We snuck in the match today in between the rain! Second set was could have gone either way as Sharma upped his game a lot! The break ended 8 -6. Great rallies and some ridiculous unforced errors from Kurt but somehow Kurt managed to take the match. Thanks Sharma and look forward to play you again."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Vik Khurana (Nov 13) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Vik to serve TBC"  -- Kurt
  • "The rivalry continues! Always a pleasure to play Vik. This is what friendly competition is all about. That running forehand of Viks is a wicked weapon. See you next time," -- Kurt
Reveal CommentKurt Williams v John Buckingham (Nov 6) 1-6, 6-3, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Kurt to serve when play begins"  -- Kurt
Vik Khurana bt Sharma Lokmani (Nov 4) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentKurt Williams v Massimo Cianfrocca (Nov 4) 3-6, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "TBC"  -- Kurt

Current Rankings:

  1. Galin Georgiev [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andre Kashiwara [W2, L1] 5
  3. Raul Tudor [W2, L1] 5
  4. Abdelaziz Elasmar [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Hamza Nawaz [W1] 2
  6. Kenneth Aitchison [W1, L3] 2
  7. Tasnim Shah [L1]
  8. Mo Sharaf 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndre Kashiwara bt Raul Tudor (Nov 24) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Raul, with long games, including a service with more than 20 points! Thanks for the match"  -- Andre
Reveal CommentRaul Tudor bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Nov 17) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good opponent "  -- Raul
Reveal CommentAndre Kashiwara bt Kenneth Aitchison (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Kenneth with lots of close points and smart plays. Hope to play with him again in the future!"  -- Andre
Reveal CommentGalin Georgiev bt Kenneth Aitchison (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Kenneth, especially second set. We had a game that lasted for +20 min with maybe 15 (or more) times on deuce. Good luck for the rest of tournament!"  -- Galin
Reveal CommentGalin Georgiev bt Tasnim Shah (Nov 10) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Tasnim, with almost each game going do deuce - especially second set!"  -- Galin
Reveal CommentRaul Tudor bt Kenneth Aitchison (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It took blood, sweat and maybe some tears to win. Great match!"  -- Raul
Abdelaziz Elasmar bt Andre Kashiwara (Nov 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentKenneth Aitchison bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Nov 3) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a blustery day. Both players took a while to get settled, but the 2nd set was as close as it could be"  -- Kenneth
Hamza Nawaz bt Galin Georgiev (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-1
Galin Georgiev bt Abdelaziz Elasmar (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-4


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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