Friendly, competitive tennis on Hyde Park's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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 and an extra a point is awarded for completing a match
  • 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

Hyde Park Tennis Centre

South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tel: 020 7262 3474
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Other Venues

Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Tel: 020 3959 0058
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Holland Park

Ilchester Place, London, W14 8AA
Tel: 020 7602 2226
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Collapse AllHyde Park Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 27 June 2019 to Wednesday 21 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 24 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mike Everard 7.2 [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antoine De Montmorillon [W1, L1] 4
  3. Stelian Rosca 8.2 [L1] 2
  4. Jesús Garcia [L1] 1
  5. Rafael Vargas 7.2 [L1] 1
  6. Jack Chan
  7. Philipp Loehrhoff

Match Results:

Mike Everard bt Rafael Vargas (Jul 9) 6-2, 6-3
Mike Everard bt Stelian Rosca (Jul 7) 2-6, 6-1, [10-5]
Antoine De Montmorillon bt Jesús Garcia (Jul 5) 5-4, 4-2
Reveal CommentMike Everard bt Antoine De Montmorillon (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game , good exchanges and loads of close points !"  -- Mike

Current Rankings:

  1. Jose Luis Garcia Romero [W3, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tomas Krupan 10.2 [W1, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ignacio Colis Vidal [W2] 6
  4. Vincenzo Palomba [W1, L2] 5
  5. Matt Michel [L1] 1
  6. Marissa Lemos [L1] withdrawn
  7. Aleksandra Art

Match Results:

Jose Luis Garcia Romero bt Vincenzo Palomba (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-1
Ignacio Colis Vidal bt Jose Luis Garcia Romero (Jul 15) 7-5, 6-1
Jose Luis Garcia Romero bt Matt Michel (Jul 14) 6-3, 6-4
Ignacio Colis Vidal bt Tomas Krupan (Jul 12) 7-5, 6-3
Vincenzo Palomba bt Marissa Lemos (Jul 5) Walkover
Jose Luis Garcia Romero bt Tomas Krupan (Jul 4) 7-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentTomas Krupan bt Vincenzo Palomba (Jun 30) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "a pleasant match under the late Sunday sun; chasing Vincenzo's killer forehands without success in the 1st set, lots of good fun rallies in the 2nd set, we've both had enough in the 3rd set but still some good fun rallies played there. Good luck in the rest of your matches, Vincenzo. Looking forward to the rematch."  -- Tomas

Current Rankings:

  1. Abhi Widge [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Riddle [W2, L3] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Genevieve Bates 9.1 [W1, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Vasco Silva [W2] 6
  5. Sebastian Aisher [W1, L1] 5
  6. Sam Corden [L1] 2
  7. Charlie Studdy [L1] 1
  8. Nikita Korotaev 10.2 [L1]
  9. Niamh McSherry

Match Results:

Vasco Silva bt Genevieve Bates (Jul 16) 4-1, 4-0
Abhi Widge bt Sebastian Aisher (Jul 15) 1-4, 4-2, [10-1]
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Daniel Riddle (Jul 14) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "The standout game of this match saw Daniel serving at least a dozen points after deuce. Overall, the match felt rather closer than the score suggests."  -- Genevieve
Vasco Silva bt Daniel Riddle (Jul 13) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentAbhi Widge bt Genevieve Bates (Jul 12) 4-0, 1-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Genevieve. All the best with the rest of the league!"  -- Abhi
Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Sam Corden (Jul 8) 1-4, 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match that ebbed and flowed and was great to be part of. Cheers Sam, we’ll play again! "  -- Daniel
Sebastian Aisher bt Daniel Riddle (Jul 4) 4-0, 4-2
Reveal CommentAbhi Widge bt Charlie Studdy (Jul 2) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Charlie, all the best for your remaining games! "  -- Abhi
Daniel Riddle bt Nikita Korotaev (Jul 1) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexandra Parkinson [W3, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Colleen Donnelly [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Cormac Mccann [L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alina Maraghelis [W1, L1, UF1] 6
  5. Joe Houghton [L1, UF1] 1
  6. Shahrazad Khan [L1] 1
  7. Alexis Maule
  8. Nikolas Chalkias 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentColleen Donnelly bt Cormac Mccann (Jul 21) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was fun playing with you, Cormac. Thanks for getting up early on a Sunday and making me run to try and chase down your shots!"  -- Colleen
Alina Maraghelis v Joe Houghton (Jul 20) 5-4, 2-3 TBC
Reveal CommentColleen Donnelly bt Alexandra Parkinson (Jul 20) 5-3, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a fun match, Alex! We had some good rallies, though the wind made it a bit tricky to read our shots and to avoid balls from our neighbours! Looking forward to playing again."  -- Colleen
Reveal CommentAlexandra Parkinson bt Joe Houghton (Jul 19) 5-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, lots of interesting rallies with varying shots. Was well matched and Joe was a challenge to play against. Well done!"  -- Alexandra
Reveal CommentColleen Donnelly bt Shahrazad Khan (Jul 18) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you and play tonight, Shaz! We had some fun rallies and interesting points. Thanks!"  -- Colleen
Reveal CommentAlexandra Parkinson bt Alina Maraghelis (Jul 12) 2-4, 4-1, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match, could have gone either way. Lots of variety of shots played within ralleys, Thanks Alina!" - Alexandra
Alexandra Parkinson bt Cormac Mccann (Jul 5) 1-4, 4-1, [10-8]
Reveal CommentAlina Maraghelis bt Cormac Mccann (Jul 5) 2-4, 4-0, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed playing! Few really nice placement of shots from Cormac!"  -- Alina

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Hyde Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Hyde Park.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. 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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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)