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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 34 | Thursday 11 April 2019 to Wednesday 5 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 8 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Rafael Vargas 7.2 [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antoine De Montmorillon [L1] 2
  3. Ariana Sanai [L1] 1
  4. Tomás Romeiro [L1] 1
  5. Jakob Thuesen 10.1
  6. James Thomas

Match Results:

Rafael Vargas bt Antoine De Montmorillon (May 7) 6-2, 4-6, [10-6]
Rafael Vargas bt Tomás Romeiro (May 6) 6-2, 6-4
Rafael Vargas bt Ariana Sanai (May 5) 4-0, 4-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Stelian Rosca 8.2 [W4, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  2. George Barrow 10.2 [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jam Al 8.2 [W3, L2] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joachim Ollram [W2, L4] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stefano Saccani 9.2 [W1, L3] 8
  6. Mason Elliott [W1, L1] 3
  7. Georgina Hoy [L4] 3

Match Results:

Joachim Ollram bt Georgina Hoy (May 18) 4-1, 4-0
Stelian Rosca bt Stefano Saccani (May 11) 4-1, 2-4, [10-2]
George Barrow bt Stefano Saccani (May 10) 4-0, 4-0
George Barrow bt Joachim Ollram (May 6) 4-0, 5-3
Jam Al bt Georgina Hoy (May 5) 4-0, 4-1
George Barrow bt Stelian Rosca (May 5) 4-0, 4-2
Stefano Saccani bt Joachim Ollram (Apr 29) 5-3, 4-2
George Barrow bt Jam Al (Apr 28) 4-0, 2-4, [10-6]
Jam Al bt Stefano Saccani (Apr 23) 4-0, 3-5, [10-8]
Stelian Rosca bt Joachim Ollram (Apr 20) 4-1, 2-4, [11-9]
Mason Elliott bt Georgina Hoy (Apr 18) Walkover
Reveal CommentJoachim Ollram bt Mason Elliott (Apr 17) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I really enjoyed playing with Mason. There were some good rallies."  -- Joachim
Jam Al bt Joachim Ollram (Apr 16) 4-1, 4-1
Stelian Rosca bt Jam Al (Apr 16) 4-0, 5-4
Reveal CommentStelian Rosca bt Georgina Hoy (Apr 15) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match, Georgie! Was great meeting you and looking forward to play again. "  -- Stelian

Current Rankings:

  1. Vincenzo Palomba [W3, L1, UF1] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Abhi Widge [W2, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nikita Korotaev 10.2 [W1] 3
  4. Maximilian Lichtenheld [L2] 3
  5. Bogdan Popescu [W1, UF1] 3
  6. Simon Prockter 9.1 [L2] 2
  7. Nikolas Chalkias 10.2 [L1]
  8. Paul Howe 9.1

Match Results:

Nikita Korotaev bt Vincenzo Palomba (May 19) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentAbhi Widge bt Maximilian Lichtenheld (Apr 28) 2-4, 4-2, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Max, great competitive match, unlucky result in the end, good luck for the rest of your matches!"  -- Abhi
Reveal CommentVincenzo Palomba bt Abhi Widge (Apr 27) 5-4, 1-4, [10-5]

Player Comments:

  • "It's been a fantastic game, thank you very much Abhi! Your service was so hard to return and your spinned balls bounce was so low! Shame for the wind, I am sure it could have been an even better one with longer rallies! "  -- Vincenzo
Reveal CommentVincenzo Palomba bt Simon Prockter (Apr 19) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Simon for the great match. We had quite a lot of interesting rallies, shame for the excessive heat that made the match much harder to play."  -- Vincenzo
Abhi Widge bt Simon Prockter (Apr 16) 4-1, 4-1
Bogdan Popescu bt Nikolas Chalkias (Apr 15) Walkover
Vincenzo Palomba v Bogdan Popescu (Apr 15) 3-5, 4-2 TBC
Reveal CommentVincenzo Palomba bt Maximilian Lichtenheld (Apr 14) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match Maximilian, thank you very much. The result does not show how tough certain games have been to win. "  -- Vincenzo

Current Rankings:

  1. Monica Velasquez [W3, L1, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ryan Miles [W3] 9
  3. Alina Maraghelis [L2] 2
  4. Joe Houghton [L2] 2
  5. Neno Raic [UF1] 1
  6. Raphael Reuben [L1] 1
  7. Francisco Pimentel

Match Results:

Monica Velasquez v Neno Raic (May 25) 4-5 TBC
Ryan Miles bt Alina Maraghelis (May 24) 4-0, 4-0
Ryan Miles bt Joe Houghton (May 10) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Joe Houghton (May 6) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice and some tough rallies. Look forward to play with you soon. "  -- Monica
Reveal CommentRyan Miles bt Monica Velasquez (Apr 26) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match! I enjoyed playing with Ryan, always challenging playing against a left handed. "  -- Monica
Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Alina Maraghelis (Apr 25) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "very nice match, some really good rallies"  -- Monica
Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Raphael Reuben (Apr 16) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good start of the league and first ever match, I really enjoyed playing with Raphael. "  -- Monica

Current Rankings:

  1. Niamh McSherry [W2, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Daniel Riddle [W2] 6
  3. Ezgi Muratoglu 9.1 [W1, L1] withdrawn 5
  4. Tanya Gurova 9.2 [W1, L1] 4
  5. Alexis Maule [L2] 2
  6. Libby Haas withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Alexis Maule (May 26) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun competitive match in challenging windy conditions "  -- Daniel
Niamh McSherry bt Tanya Gurova (May 11) 4-0, 4-1
Niamh McSherry bt Alexis Maule (May 6) 4-1, 4-1
Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Niamh McSherry (Apr 30) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match that could have gone either way! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentTanya Gurova bt Ezgi Muratoglu (Apr 28) 2-4, 4-2, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies, very much enjoyed the game. Thank you, Ezgi. Hope to play again soon!"  -- Tanya
Ezgi Muratoglu bt Niamh McSherry (Apr 24) 5-3, 5-3

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)