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!

Close matches, close by.

The pavilion at Hyde Park
The pavilion at Hyde Park

Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

FREE TENNIS BALLS

Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.

SHOP NOW!

Not quite ready? Register your interest and we'll get back to you

We will add you to the e-mail notifications of upcoming rounds. If you would like to stop receiving these e-mails just let us know

Subscribe to newlsetter
If you would like to receive a copy of our weekly newsletter, The Roundup, and information about special offers e.g. the Wimbledon ballot please check the subscribe box below.

Vertical Tabs

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!


Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

Primary Venues

Hyde Park Tennis Centre

South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tel: 020 7262 3474
full venue details »

Other Venues

Battersea Park Millennium Arena

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Tel: 020 3959 0058
full venue details »

Holland Park

Ilchester Place, London, W14 8AA
Tel: 020 7602 2226
full venue details »

"Thanks for a very fun league, it has helped me improved some lost tennis skills as I hadn't played for some months. Looking forward to the next one!"

Carolos Vidalis

I really enjoyed the time I spent playing with new partners. Very nice and your organisation is very light but efficient.

Jean David Cirotteau

"​Thank you very much! I had a really enjoyable experience. I have gone to the website and selected my prize etc, thank you for everything," 

Niranjan Venkataraman

"It has been much fun. Thank you." 

Nellie Rosa

"I've really enjoyed to the Hyde Park Tennis League,"

Karine Euvrard

"It has been an enjoyable return to playing tennis again, great fun, and the players I've met have been great."

Eamon O'Doherty

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Collapse AllHyde Park Singles - Round 37 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

A round of two halves with group two extremely active and group one not so much! It's always a shame to see possible matches go unplayed and do reach out another time if you are having problems. We are here to help if we can!

Group Summary:

It was a shame Monica had to withdraw and a shame more matches weren't played but well done to everyone for getting on court at least once! If you are having problems another time, please do let us know and we will help if we can. Paul and Nikita played and won two matches each but unfortunately didn't play each other. So it comes down to fewest sets conceded per matches played. That means Paul takes the top spot this time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Roulleaux Dugage [W2] 6 WINNER
  2. Nikita Korotaev 10.2 [W2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Georgi Chilikov [W1, L2] 4
  4. Matt Michel [L1] 2
  5. Sacha McDonnell [L1] 1
  6. Philippe Jacobs [L1]
  7. Monica Velasquez withdrawn

Match Results:

Georgi Chilikov bt Philippe Jacobs (Feb 2) Walkover
Paul Roulleaux Dugage bt Sacha McDonnell (Jan 13) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Nikita Korotaev bt Matt Michel (Dec 7) 4-0, 2-4, [10-7]
Paul Roulleaux Dugage bt Georgi Chilikov (Dec 2) 4-1, 4-2
Reveal CommentNikita Korotaev bt Georgi Chilikov (Dec 1) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Sun, rain, ice, wind, a 10-minute game, falls and a dedicated fan who watched the whole game despite the toughest conditions. "  -- Nikita

Group Summary:

This was a big group, even after Alexis withdrew, so playing lots of matches was crucial. Monty played three and won them all (including one against the champ, Kozue) but stopped at 3! A great shame! Runner up Simon played and won 4 and also beat Kozue, but Kozue played all seven possible matches and in this league, you get points for matches played! So she wins this time but very well done everyone - lots of great tennis and commitment here!

Final Rankings:

  1. Kozue Kanamori 9.2 [W4, L3] 17 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Simon Prockter 9.1 [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alina Maraghelis [W2, L4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Genevieve Bates 9.1 [W3, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Monty Ali [W3] 9
  6. Utkarsh Narayan [L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Libby Haas [L2] 3
  8. Lara Belanyi [L1] 1
  9. Alexis Maule withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKozue Kanamori bt Libby Haas (Jan 26) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "We managed to play in the rain and the occasional gust . "  -- Kozue
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Alina Maraghelis (Jan 25) 4-2, 0-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "An energetic match with almost all games going to deuce many times."  -- Genevieve
Kozue Kanamori bt Alina Maraghelis (Jan 19) 5-3, 1-4, [11-9]
Monty Ali bt Alina Maraghelis (Jan 18) 4-0, 4-0
Monty Ali bt Kozue Kanamori (Jan 10) 6-1, 6-0
Monty Ali bt Genevieve Bates (Jan 4) 4-1, 5-4
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Kozue Kanamori (Dec 16) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "A friendly match with lots of interesting, long rallies"  -- Genevieve
Alina Maraghelis bt Utkarsh Narayan (Dec 16) 5-4, 5-4
Simon Prockter bt Genevieve Bates (Dec 13) 4-1, 4-1
Simon Prockter bt Alina Maraghelis (Dec 7) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentKozue Kanamori bt Utkarsh Narayan (Dec 3) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had good games . "  -- Kozue
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Utkarsh Narayan (Dec 3) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with lots of long deuce games!"  -- Genevieve
Kozue Kanamori bt Lara Belanyi (Dec 2) 4-1, 4-0
Simon Prockter bt Kozue Kanamori (Dec 1) 4-0, 4-1

Match of the Group:

Alina Maraghelis bt Libby Haas (Nov 30) 2-4, 4-2, 4-1
Simon Prockter bt Utkarsh Narayan (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-4

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)