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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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 best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Ladywell Fields - North

London, SE13 7XG
Tel: 020 8318 3986
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Other Venues

Chinbrook Meadows

Amblecote Road, London, SE12 9TS
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Hilly Fields

Adelaide Avenue, Ladywell, London, SE4 1LD
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Manor House Gardens

Taunton Road, Lee, London, SE12 8PB
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Mountsfield Park

The Lodge, Stainton Road, London, SE6 1AN
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Sydenham Wells Park

London, SE26 6QL
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Telegraph Hill Park

Kitto Road, London, SE14 5TN
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"Has been 15 years and a total hip replacement since I have taken to the tennis courts so really enjoyed it! Surprised, but happy to come out on top!"

First competitive tennis I'd ever played, really enjoyed it. Had to dig deep in some games and was surprised to come out on top. All the other players were super friendly and I'll probably be meeting some of them for an informal game in the near future. Thanks.

Jamie Barrs

"​This league is a fantastic initiative and I'm delighted I've found it and can continue to be part of it. Having lived in other parts of the UK, getting access to tennis like this is not something I've experienced anywhere else across the country, given typically you need to join a club, play doubles and it's all very regimented - and often too it can be expensive which inhibits access for many. I'll continue to play for hopefully many years to come!",

Jordan Cordner

This was a really competitive round with a high standard of tennis being played. It was a good turnout considering it was the inaugural round, I'm looking forward to getting the next round underway!

Chris Jeppesen

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Collapse AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 26 January 2017 to Wednesday 22 March 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 February 2017)

Fantastic to see the league grow back up to three groups in this round, we hope to see the numbers continue to rise now the longer days and warmer temperatures are on their way. Thanks to everyone for all their efforts, we saw some exciting tennis and many epic contests across the groups. Until next time!

Group Summary:

Christopher was the only player to earn his bonus points and his excellent scheduling combined with consistent tennis proved a force to be reckoned with as he went on to top the podium. Christopher didn't have it all his own way, as runner up Joe put up a strong fight in their epic head to head, characterised by "big serves and long rallies" and third placed Jordan went one better by beating Christopher to claim the bragging rights as the only player to do so.

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Jeppesen 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joe Randall [W3, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Jordan Cordner [W2, L1] 4
  4. Minh Tran [W2, L2] 4
  5. Taihei Yamamoto 9.2 [W1, L3] 3
  6. Jake Horslen [L1] withdrawn 1
  7. Ben Sheppee [L3]

Match Results:

Joe Randall bt Minh Tran (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-2
Joe Randall bt Ben Sheppee (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-2
Jordan Cordner bt Taihei Yamamoto (Mar 12) 6-2, 6-2
Joe Randall bt Jordan Cordner (Mar 11) 6-3, 7-5
Taihei Yamamoto bt Ben Sheppee (Mar 11) 6-3, 6-1
Jordan Cordner bt Christopher Jeppesen (Mar 4) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Joe Randall (Mar 4) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An epic battle. Big serves, long rallies and a high quality of tennis maintained throughout. Great game. I'm off for a lie down "  -- Christopher
Minh Tran bt Jake Horslen (Feb 25) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Minh Tran (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The first set went back and forth between Minh and I, both of us unable to hold serve for more than one game at a time. I was able to crucially break with the score at 4-4 and shakily hold to take the initial set. Minh targeted my backhand in the second with consistently powerful and accurate cross court shots. Defending with all my might and finally get my serve into gear, I managed to take the few chances that arose and close out a very tense second set. Great game, well played! "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Ben Sheppee (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game on a chilly, snow kissed Saturday afternoon. The match was closer than the score suggests, Ben varied up his shots playing a mixture of suburb cross court slices and killer forehand shots down the line. Cheers for the match!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Jeppesen bt Taihei Yamamoto (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Taihei and I had a great match when we faced each other in the previous round and this match was of a similarly high standard. Taihei's consistency and ability to place the ball accurately meant that everty point required an exhausting level of concentration. After some very closely contested early games my serve uncharacteristically started to come good, this with a couple of lucky sliced backhands enabled me to open up a gap in the first set, eventually closing it out at 6-2. Taihei again made me work for every point in the second set - luckily my style seemed to suit the slippery surface and deteriorating condition of the balls with sliced bankhands zipping close to ground and forcing Taihei's hand. Great game"  -- Christopher
Minh Tran bt Taihei Yamamoto (Jan 29) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

There was lots of close competition throughout this group and therefore it came as no surprise that the race for top spot came down to the wire as Patrick and John finished level on ten points each. Unfortunately for John, Patrick came flying out of the blocks in their head to head to take a comfortable straight sets victory and get his name on the trophy. Round of applause to you all for providing us with such exciting tennis in many marathon encounters - rest up ahead of next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Patrick Bradley 10.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. John Ronayne 10.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ben Taylor [W4, L1] 9
  4. Lahiru Dayananda 10.2 [W3, L4] 8
  5. Shamil Sharshek 10.2 [W3, L3] 7
  6. Eoin O'callaghan [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Macalister Bexon 10.1 [L5] 3
  8. Jamie Drucker [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Ronayne bt Lahiru Dayananda (Mar 15) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match with some good rallies. "  -- John
Reveal CommentShamil Sharshek bt Lahiru Dayananda (Mar 15) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with lots of long rallies. A few breaks to either side in the first half, Lahiru started well in the second but I came back to close out the match. To be fair, Lahiru played his second match of the day. "  -- Shamil
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Macalister Bexon (Mar 13) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match most of the way through till the latter stages of the third set where I got an early break and carried that momentum through to the end. Lots of good rallies and some good court coverage from both players, and a few long deuce games meant it was a good workout!"  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentPatrick Bradley bt Ben Taylor (Mar 12) 1-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really good game played in damp conditions. 2nd set was incredibly close and hard fought. Lots of tight games and deuces throughout!"  -- Patrick
Patrick Bradley bt Lahiru Dayananda (Mar 11) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentShamil Sharshek bt Eoin O'callaghan (Mar 5) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with long rallies. We actually started on the 24th Feb but couldn't finish as I had to run off. Completed last weekend. Eoin came back and took the second set. The third set went with a couple of breaks for either side and I managed to serve it out. Thanks Eoin for agreeing to play on another date. "  -- Shamil
Reveal CommentJohn Ronayne bt Macalister Bexon (Mar 5) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played over two sessions. Weather ranged from sunny, windy, heavy rain, thunder and hailstones. Do we get bonus points for perseverance?"  -- John
Ben Taylor bt Eoin O'callaghan (Mar 4) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Lahiru Dayananda (Feb 26) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Played over two separate days in different conditions. Tight match with lots of deuce games. Fortunately my first service started working and I was able to see out the third set comfortably. Thanks for the game Lahiru."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentEoin O'callaghan bt Macalister Bexon (Feb 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match Macalister and I enjoyed the training afterwards. "  -- Eoin
Patrick Bradley bt Shamil Sharshek (Feb 26) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Shamil Sharshek (Feb 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match albeit on a patchy surface and in variable wind. Shamil coped better with the stronger winds early in the 2nd set and went 4-1 up. Fortunately for me the wind dropped and I was able to close out the match on an Adv break point. Thanks for the game Shamil. "  -- Ben
Patrick Bradley bt Eoin O'callaghan (Feb 19) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Ronayne bt Eoin O'callaghan (Feb 17) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with lots of close games and fun rallies."  -- John
Patrick Bradley bt John Ronayne (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentShamil Sharshek bt Macalister Bexon (Feb 6) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match, with a couple of breaks in the first set. In the second set, Shamil went up 4-0, before Mac came back but Shamil closed out the match. "  -- Shamil
Reveal CommentJohn Ronayne bt Shamil Sharshek (Feb 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match with many good rallies."  -- John
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Eoin O'callaghan (Feb 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Dreary conditions but the match was an enjoyable one with some good rallies. "  -- Lahiru
Reveal CommentBen Taylor bt Macalister Bexon (Feb 1) 1-6, 6-3, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Close match played in damp, windy conditions. Note actual scores were 1-4, 5-3 (7-3). "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentLahiru Dayananda bt Jamie Drucker (Jan 28) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I was a little fortunate to get a lot of free points, but managed to serve fairly well to hold on to the breaks of serve, which were few!"  -- Lahiru

Group Summary:

Paul seemed to be in a hurry as he sprinted through his matches, winning five without dropping a set to claim a magnificent maiden title. Josef couldn't quite keep up with Paul's pace on the court but matched his scheduling skills to earn his bonus points and this combined with some determined performances saw Josef cross the line ahead of Jenny in second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Rubinstein 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Josef Dunne 10.1 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jenny Thompson [W2, L1] 4
  4. Octavia Holland [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jen Botezat 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Yolanda Margarit [L2]
  7. John McMahon [L1]
  8. Maximilian Fyfe

Match Results:

Jenny Thompson bt Yolanda Margarit (Mar 18) Walkover
Octavia Holland bt Josef Dunne (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-1
Paul Rubinstein bt Octavia Holland (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-0
Paul Rubinstein bt Jen Botezat (Mar 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJenny Thompson bt Josef Dunne (Feb 18) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a much closer match than the score suggests. We had some really good rallies and a few good winners on both sides."  -- Jenny

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJosef Dunne bt Jen Botezat (Feb 17) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a match! Very long and very close, so many games went to deuce, the sun was setting but we had already entered the third set and it was 4-4 so we pushed on. It could have went either way and Jen was hitting a lot of balls past me at the net. My serve came together in the final 2 games of the match and it was over just before the night begun. Great match Jen! :)"  -- Josef
Paul Rubinstein bt John McMahon (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-3
Paul Rubinstein bt Jenny Thompson (Feb 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJosef Dunne bt Yolanda Margarit (Feb 12) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Gloomy, cold and damp conditions to play with a slippery surface. It all seemed to be plain sailing at the outset then the second set got tough. It was a hard fought battle with many deuce/ad/deuce/ad/deuce games contested. Finally it ended in a second set tie-break. I am tired!"  -- Josef
Paul Rubinstein bt Josef Dunne (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-2


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