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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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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 36 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

It's never easy to get courts at this busy venue, but the venue is so beautiful and the tennis such fun, that the effort is more than worth it. Thanks for your continuing support and for your commitment to making friendly, competitive tennis available to more and more people. The new, 2019 into 2020 round, extended to ten weeks to allow for the the holidays, starts shortly. Really hope you want to play!

Group Summary:

Such a shame more matches weren't played. You know, you only need an hour to get a short-format match played and even in super-busy Hyde Park it is usually doable! Meanwhile, well done Peter for getting two matches played. The point he won in his defeat to Antoine made all the difference and won him the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Peter Saliba [W1, L1] 4 WINNER
  2. George Barrow 10.2 [W1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Antoine De Montmorillon [W1] 3
  4. Stelian Rosca 8.2 [L2] 3
  5. Benoit Robert
  6. Patrik Jochnick
  7. Rafael Vargas 7.2
  8. Reda Khatim

Match Results:

Peter Saliba bt Stelian Rosca (Oct 22) 4-0, 2-4, [10-7]

Match of the Group:

Antoine De Montmorillon bt Peter Saliba (Oct 9) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentGeorge Barrow bt Stelian Rosca (Sep 18) 4-1, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Steli and for lending your spare racket "  -- George

Group Summary:

Welcome to the four new league players in this group - great to have you playing! And a reasonable number of matches played too. Interestingly, most of you opted to play full format matches which is great, though it does make getting all your matches played a bit harder! Muhammad and Matan played the most and were rewarded not just with bonus points but with the winner and runner up spots. Both had similar win loss records, but Muhammad picked up an extra point in his loss to Jose and that tipped the group balance in his favour. Well played all!

Final Rankings:

  1. Muhammad Najim [W2, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matan Gluck [W2, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jose Godoy [W2] 6
  4. Matt Michel [W1, L1] 4
  5. Stephen Green [L2] 2
  6. Andrew O'Rourke
  7. Brice Abbou
  8. Vincenzo Palomba

Match Results:

Muhammad Najim bt Matan Gluck (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Jose Godoy bt Muhammad Najim (Oct 5) 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-3
Jose Godoy bt Matan Gluck (Oct 3) 6-3, 7-5
Matan Gluck bt Stephen Green (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-4
Muhammad Najim bt Stephen Green (Sep 18) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Matt Michel bt Muhammad Najim (Sep 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Reveal CommentMatan Gluck bt Matt Michel (Sep 16) 5-4, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "We played best of three(sets). Sets were short sets(4 games). First set was determined by Tie break."  -- Matan

Group Summary:

A great return to the league by Monica who stormed through her matches and was undefeated in all five encounters. That helped her amass a formidable 15 points, 7 points clear of Thomas who earns silver this time. Fantastic that everyone played at least one match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Monica Velasquez [W4, UF1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Thomas Leyshon [W2, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Abhi Widge [W1, L1, UF1] 5
  4. Gretchen Smith [L2] 2
  5. Conrad Addo [L2] 2
  6. Elisabet Lopez de Pablo [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Leyshon bt Abhi Widge (Oct 30) 4-2, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for a great match, Tom. Very well played!"  -- Abhi

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Thomas Leyshon (Oct 2) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Will love to play again!"  -- Monica
Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Elisabet Lopez de Pablo (Sep 28) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Always fun to play with a big slicer :)"  -- Monica
Thomas Leyshon bt Conrad Addo (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-2
Abhi Widge bt Gretchen Smith (Sep 24) 4-1, 4-0
Monica Velasquez v Abhi Widge (Sep 21) 1-4, 5-3, [0-0] TBC
Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Conrad Addo (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing rallies! I’ve absolutely enjoyed it. Look forward to play again!"  -- Monica
Reveal CommentMonica Velasquez bt Gretchen Smith (Sep 18) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, and good fun. "  -- Monica

Group Summary:

All but one match played in the group which is spectacular. Take a bow Group 5! Top of the class was Nikita who was unbeateen all round, though with one match left in the bag (against Alexandra) he was living dangerously! Indeed, Genevieve and Domenico finished the round hot on his heels, just a point adrift. Thank you so much for your hard work scheduling and playing the matches. It looks a lot of fun!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nikita Korotaev 10.2 [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Genevieve Bates 9.1 [W3, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Domenico Cirrotti 9.2 [W2, L3] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alina Maraghelis [W2, L3] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Daniel Riddle [W3, L2] 11
  6. Alexandra Parkinson [L4] 5

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Alexandra Parkinson (Nov 3) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun! "  -- Daniel
Alina Maraghelis bt Alexandra Parkinson (Nov 3) 4-1, 4-1

Match of the Group:

Domenico Cirrotti bt Alexandra Parkinson (Nov 3) 1-4, 4-2, 4-2
Domenico Cirrotti bt Daniel Riddle (Oct 27) 4-1, 4-2
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Alexandra Parkinson (Oct 26) 5-4, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "This enjoyable match felt closer than the score reveals with many games going to deuce."  -- Genevieve
Nikita Korotaev bt Genevieve Bates (Oct 23) 5-3, 4-0
Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Alina Maraghelis (Oct 20) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match! "  -- Daniel
Genevieve Bates bt Domenico Cirrotti (Oct 9) 5-3, 1-4, 5-4
Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Genevieve Bates (Oct 6) 5-4, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive match that went to the wire in testing conditions"  -- Daniel
Alina Maraghelis bt Domenico Cirrotti (Oct 6) 1-4, 4-0, 4-2
Genevieve Bates bt Alina Maraghelis (Oct 3) 4-1, 2-4, 5-4
Nikita Korotaev bt Alina Maraghelis (Sep 21) 4-0, 4-2
Nikita Korotaev bt Domenico Cirrotti (Sep 16) 4-2, 4-2
Nikita Korotaev bt Daniel Riddle (Sep 15) 4-1, 4-0

Group Summary:

A great debut performance from Aljosha who wins the group unbeaten and was the only player to bag bonus points. Great scheduling and great tennis... Libby was also going strong and played more matches than anyone else and can look back on two brilliant, hard-fought, three-set wins!

Final Rankings:

  1. Aljosha Ellmer 8.2 [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Libby Haas [W2, L2] 9 RUNNER UP
  3. Joe Houghton [W1, L1] 5
  4. Vibushan Sri-Pathma [W1, L1] 4
  5. Alexis Maule [L2] 3
  6. Sonja Cirrotti 10.1 [L1] 1
  7. Francesco Maniscalco
  8. Kelly Bayliffe

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Libby Haas bt Alexis Maule (Oct 19) 2-4, 5-4, [10-3]
Vibushan Sri-Pathma bt Libby Haas (Oct 16) 4-2, 0-4, [10-6]
Libby Haas bt Joe Houghton (Oct 12) 2-4, 5-3, [10-7]
Joe Houghton bt Alexis Maule (Oct 9) 4-2, 4-0
Aljosha Ellmer bt Libby Haas (Oct 6) 4-2, 4-2
Aljosha Ellmer bt Vibushan Sri-Pathma (Oct 5) 4-2, 4-0
Reveal CommentAljosha Ellmer bt Sonja Cirrotti (Oct 5) 5-4, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "First set decided by tie break (10-6)"  -- Aljosha

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:
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