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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 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 »

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Collapse AllHyde Park Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 20 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Aitor Candina [W3] 6
  2. John Tedfelt [W1] 2
  3. Tamas Kosa [W1, L1] 2
  4. Romain Cerovic 8.1 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Kim [L1]
  6. Andy Wakefield
  7. Patrik Jochnick
  8. Teddy Clio

Match Results:

Aitor Candina bt Jamie Kim (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-3
Aitor Candina bt Tamas Kosa (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-3
Aitor Candina bt Romain Cerovic (Sep 14) 6-0, 6-2
John Tedfelt bt Romain Cerovic (Sep 13) 6-3, 7-5
Tamas Kosa bt Romain Cerovic (Sep 11) 4-1, 4-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Kwan [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Fergus Foster [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Diego Freire [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joshua Wyatt [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alexander Wyndham [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Raphael Hernandez [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Victoria Van Tets [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Carl Linderum

Match Results:

Alex Kwan bt Alexander Wyndham (Sep 16) 6-3, 6-1
Fergus Foster bt Diego Freire (Sep 13) 7-5, 6-2
Alex Kwan bt Joshua Wyatt (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-3
Fergus Foster bt Victoria Van Tets (Sep 8) 4-0, 4-0
Diego Freire bt Joshua Wyatt (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-4
Fergus Foster bt Raphael Hernandez (Sep 6) 4-1, 4-0
Raphael Hernandez bt Victoria Van Tets (Sep 3) 4-1, 4-0
Alex Kwan bt Raphael Hernandez (Aug 29) 4-0, 5-3
Alex Kwan bt Diego Freire (Aug 28) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Reveal CommentJoshua Wyatt bt Alexander Wyndham (Aug 27) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "fun match under beautiful skies w a surprise wild urban fox as a spectator!"  -- Joshua
Alexander Wyndham bt Victoria Van Tets (Aug 26) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentDiego Freire bt Raphael Hernandez (Aug 25) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • " "  -- Raphael
Alex Kwan bt Victoria Van Tets (Aug 25) 4-0, 4-0
Diego Freire bt Victoria Van Tets (Aug 23) 4-2, 4-2
Fergus Foster bt Alex Kwan (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Drofiak 9.1 [W3, L1] 7
  2. Aurelien Dupuy [W2, L1] 4
  3. Guy Thomas [W1, L2] 3
  4. Haris Nimba [W1] 2
  5. Joe Joseph [W1, L1] 2
  6. Olie Ezra [L1] 1
  7. Andrea Griffin [L1]
  8. Warren Sergeant [L1]
  9. Georgi Chilikov

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHaris Nimba bt Guy Thomas (Sep 27) 2-4, 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match !"  -- Haris
Reveal CommentAlex Drofiak bt Guy Thomas (Sep 26) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Chilly and windy conditions with the ball curling round corners on sliced serves! Some great rallies and tight points - thanks Guy!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentJoe Joseph bt Alex Drofiak (Sep 18) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really great game in some not so easy conditions."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentGuy Thomas bt Olie Ezra (Sep 13) 4-1, 2-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Guy
Reveal CommentAlex Drofiak bt Warren Sergeant (Aug 31) 5-3, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some super rallies and a first set packed full of deuces that could have gone either way!"  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Drofiak bt Aurelien Dupuy (Aug 26) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "With Hyde Park bookings so popular at the moment we landed a court on the ‘British Clay’ at Westway. Such an eventful match as we adapted to the surface ending with an up and down final set that either of us could have won earlier or it could easily have gone even deeper into a tiebreak and beyond - thanks Aurelien for a great match played in great spirit!"  -- Alex
Aurelien Dupuy bt Andrea Griffin (Aug 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentAurelien Dupuy bt Joe Joseph (Aug 21) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great time with Joe for what was a very tight game. "  -- Aurelien

Current Rankings:

  1. Juan Jose Torrejon [W5, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Monica Velasquez [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Fred Seale [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Matthew Evans 9.1 [W1] withdrawn 2
  5. Katherine Ireland 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Sebastian Aisher [L1]
  7. Jane Thompson [L4]
  8. Arun Tuli [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJuan Jose Torrejon bt Sebastian Aisher (Sep 25) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pitty that most of the match had to be played under the rain... I am sure that in other conditions we would have enjoyed it more. In any case, we had some great rallies and we manged to finish it. I hope we can play again soon. Gracias Sebastian."  -- Juan Jose
Matthew Evans bt Jane Thompson (Sep 21) 4-1, 4-1
Katherine Ireland bt Jane Thompson (Sep 20) 4-1, 5-3
Reveal CommentJuan Jose Torrejon bt Katherine Ireland (Sep 13) 5-4, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice match with a very tight first set and really nice rallies. Thanks Katherine."  -- Juan Jose
Reveal CommentJuan Jose Torrejon bt Jane Thompson (Sep 9) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with some interesting games and rallies. Thanks Jane."  -- Juan Jose
Monica Velasquez bt Arun Tuli (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-0
Monica Velasquez bt Fred Seale (Sep 1) 4-0, 4-2
Juan Jose Torrejon bt Monica Velasquez (Aug 31) 4-2, 5-3
Reveal CommentFred Seale v Juan Jose Torrejon (Aug 30) 4-5, 4-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We ran out of time so agreed to call it a draw at 1-1 sets. Great game, Juan!"  -- Fred
Fred Seale bt Jane Thompson (Aug 28) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJuan Jose Torrejon bt Arun Tuli (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with some good points. It was really nice to meet and play with Arun."  -- Juan Jose

Current Rankings:

  1. Genevieve Bates 9.1 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Declan Flood [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Anne-marie Schoonbeek [W2] 4
  4. Daniel Riddle [W2] 4
  5. Gretchen Smith [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  6. Sara Essa [W1, L2] 2
  7. Sadie Sherman [L2, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Declan Flood bt Sara Essa (Sep 28) 4-2, 4-2
Gretchen Smith bt Sara Essa (Sep 21) 4-2, 5-4
Reveal CommentGretchen Smith v Sadie Sherman (Sep 21) 4-1, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Love -30 in 8th game, with Sadie serving from far side of court (by park interior)"  -- Gretchen
Genevieve Bates bt Sadie Sherman (Sep 19) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Declan Flood (Sep 16) 5-3, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of great long rallies meant the match felt much closer than the score suggests!"  -- Genevieve
Sara Essa bt Sadie Sherman (Sep 14) 2-4, 4-2, 4-0
Reveal CommentGenevieve Bates bt Gretchen Smith (Sep 12) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "A pleasant match with deft drop shots from Gretchen that made me run – thanks for the cardio!"  -- Genevieve
Anne-marie Schoonbeek bt Gretchen Smith (Sep 9) 4-1, 4-1
Anne-marie Schoonbeek bt Declan Flood (Sep 7) 5-3, 4-0
Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Declan Flood (Aug 28) 1-4, 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies and plenty of scramble returns, the final score doesn’t reflect how closely fought almost every point was; great fun! "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Riddle bt Genevieve Bates (Aug 22) 0-4, 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match ebbed and flowed as often as the wind. Exhausting but really good fun! Great competition and toss of a coin in terms of who won. "  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Nursen Ulker [W3] 6
  2. Shayne Ramsay [W1, L2, UF2] 3
  3. Leo Ivonin [W1] 2
  4. Lara Belanyi [L1]
  5. Tanya Gurova 9.2 [L1, UF1]
  6. Veronica Baldi [L1, UF1]
  7. Abdullah Raja
  8. Joe Houghton
  9. Sameen Jalal

Match Results:

Nursen Ulker bt Veronica Baldi (Sep 26) 4-0, 4-1
Reveal CommentShayne Ramsay v Tanya Gurova (Sep 25) 0-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately this game was abandoned due to very high winds. We will reschedule and try again!"  -- Shayne
Reveal CommentShayne Ramsay v Veronica Baldi (Sep 23) 4-1, 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately our game was interrupted by the rain. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule to finish in time."  -- Shayne
Shayne Ramsay bt Lara Belanyi (Sep 16) Walkover
Reveal CommentNursen Ulker bt Shayne Ramsay (Sep 12) 4-2, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for a well played match Shayne! "  -- Nursen
Leo Ivonin bt Shayne Ramsay (Sep 11) 5-3, 4-2
Nursen Ulker bt Tanya Gurova (Sep 5) Walkover

Results

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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)