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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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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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"I have really enjoyed the round. It's really a great way to improve and meet players of a similar level,"

Daleen Eloff

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

Thomas Johnston

"Thanks for a great league this season!"

Bertie Stephens

"I wanted to say thanks to you guys for organising this league, it's been great to play tennis again after so long!"

Tom Rozwadowski

"Loved it. Brilliant that you are able to localise where others couldn't. I only learned to play in August (although I have 2 -3 lessons a week) and this league has really helped me perfect my strokes",

Simon Prokter

"This round was a great experience. I have learnt a lot playing with different players, always adapting my game to the different styles. I am really happy with the results because my opponents were great players: they play consistently and smartly. I am just happy that I managed to play powerfully and focused. I had great time! I do believe the league is a great thing because you both improve your game, you have fun and you also meet great people on the way!" 

Marco Magazzu

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Collapse AllDocklands Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 14 November 2019 to Wednesday 22 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Martyn Richards [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Phil Zana 7.1 [W1, L2, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dominic Bradley 7.1 [W2] 4
  5. David Passarinho 10.1 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Leiker [L2]
  7. Rory Fleck-Byrne [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartyn Richards bt David Passarinho (Dec 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good guy. Good tennis on a nice December afternoon"  -- Martyn
Martyn Richards bt Daniel Leiker (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-0
Ivan Georgiev bt Phil Zana (Nov 30) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentDavid Passarinho bt Daniel Leiker (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Welcome to the league, Daniel!"  -- David
Martyn Richards v Phil Zana (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7) TBC
Reveal CommentMartyn Richards bt Rory Fleck-Byrne (Nov 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. lovely guy. I want his calmness around the court. Thanks Rory. see you soon"  -- Martyn
Dominic Bradley bt Phil Zana (Nov 16) 6-4, 6-1
Ivan Georgiev bt David Passarinho (Nov 16) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentPhil Zana bt David Passarinho (Nov 16) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always good to play Phil. Great tennis quality!"  -- David
Dominic Bradley bt Ivan Georgiev (Nov 14) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Yulia Nayda [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Winston Balfourth [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. John Sanfey 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Muhammad Noor [W2] 4
  5. Salvatore Cardali 8.2 [L2] 1
  6. Andrew Turnbull [L1] 1
  7. David Callanan [L1]
  8. Nikolai Krasheninnikov [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt John Sanfey (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game John , it was a pleasure"  -- Muhammad
John Sanfey bt David Callanan (Dec 7) Walkover
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Andrew Turnbull (Dec 7) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Two days to complete a great match. The first day was amazing with both of us playing exceedingly well given poor courts and windy conditions. The best part is we both just played without worrying about anything. Many rallies were twenty plus strokes with winners coming from both wings. A pity we couldn't get the lights on at Mile end as we rescheduled for Sunday morning. It was still a good match but a bit more nervy from both of us. Above all else, this was a great sporting contest. Best of luck with your remaining matches Andrew."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentJohn Sanfey bt Nikolai Krasheninnikov (Dec 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to play indoors in this cold weather. "  -- John
Reveal CommentMuhammad Noor bt Winston Balfourth (Nov 30) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Interesting match with some close games that could have gone either way. On his day Winston is unstoppable, he will punish you off the forehand and backhand wing. Sadly for him didnt quite click for him today. My use of the angles and usual hustle managed to get me over the line. Look forward to continuing our H2H Winston. "  -- Muhammad
Yulia Nayda bt Salvatore Cardali (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt John Sanfey (Nov 28) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Firstly, a pleasure to meet and play John. There were some amazing rallies and incredible drop shots by John. I thought we were playing tennis but some shots were more akin to squash by John from tight situations which resulted in winners. John's never say die attitude took him from the brink of defeat to nearly turning around the second set. Kudos and best of luck with the rest of your matches John."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Salvatore Cardali (Nov 27) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long match which could have gone either way. Game 8 in the final set went on for over 10 minutes which I managed to hold my serve and take a lead for the first time in the match. Good sportsmanship and great spirit. Best of luck in your remaining matches Salvatore."  -- Winston
Yulia Nayda bt Winston Balfourth (Nov 23) 6-4, 6-1
Yulia Nayda bt Nikolai Krasheninnikov (Nov 17) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrei Muraru 10.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Zoltan Szekeres 10.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vik Khurana 9.2 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Simone Bressa [W1, L1] 2
  5. Richard Standring [L2] 1
  6. Kurt Williams 8.2 [L1]
  7. Abdelaziz Elasmar 9.2
  8. Lee Chiu 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVik Khurana bt Kurt Williams (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Kurt as always (and closer than the score suggests). We had to contend with severe wind which hampered both of us. Looking forward to playing Kurt again soon"  -- Vik
Reveal CommentVik Khurana bt Andrei Muraru (Dec 7) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great and thoroughly enjoyable match that could have gone either way, good luck with the rest of the round Andrei"  -- Vik
Reveal CommentAndrei Muraru bt Zoltan Szekeres (Dec 6) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Exhausting two hours with plenty of fun points. In the end just a few points decided the match after two tie-breakers."  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentZoltan Szekeres bt Richard Standring (Dec 6) 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great match, with a very tight 2nd set and a windy 3rd set. Hope to play with Richard again!" -- Zoltan
Reveal CommentAndrei Muraru bt Richard Standring (Dec 3) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Entertaining match with long rallies, great winners and some incredible points. "  -- Andrei
Reveal CommentSimone Bressa bt Vik Khurana (Nov 30) 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, could have gone either way! Best of luck to Vik for the next rounds!"  -- Simone
Zoltan Szekeres bt Simone Bressa (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Matanjah Matisyahu Jol 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Michael Neumann 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Julio Zambon [W1, L1] 3
  4. Karim Delawalla [W1, L1] 3
  5. Elena Orlova 10.2 [L1]
  6. Kenneth Aitchison [L2]
  7. Melih Ozturk 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Matanjah Matisyahu Jol bt Kenneth Aitchison (Dec 1) 6-1, 6-3
Karim Delawalla bt Melih Ozturk (Dec 1) 6-4, 6-0
Matanjah Matisyahu Jol bt Elena Orlova (Nov 24) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentJulio Zambon bt Karim Delawalla (Nov 24) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and very tight until the end!"  -- Julio
Michael Neumann bt Julio Zambon (Nov 23) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Matanjah Matisyahu Jol bt Michael Neumann (Nov 20) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Matanjah Matisyahu Jol bt Melih Ozturk (Nov 19) 6-0, 6-1
Michael Neumann bt Kenneth Aitchison (Nov 16) 6-3, 6-0

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) 

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)