Friendly, competitive tennis on Ladywell Fields' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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.

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 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. 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
  • 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

Ladywell Fields - North

London, SE13 7XG
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

Other Venues

Hilly Fields

Adelaide Avenue, Ladywell, London, SE4 1LD
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

Manor House Gardens

Taunton Road, Lee, London, SE12 8PB
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

Mayow Park

Mayow Road, Lewisham, London, SE23 2XR
full venue details »

Sydenham Wells Park

London, SE26 6QL
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

Telegraph Hill Park

Kitto Road, London, SE14 5TN
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

Mountsfield Park

The Lodge, Stainton Road, London, SE6 1AN
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

Chinbrook Meadows

Amblecote Road, London, SE12 9TS
Tel: 020 8318 3986
full venue details »

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

"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!"

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

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

Report your results

Collapse AllLadywell Fields Singles - Round 17 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Julian Leichtmann 7.1 [W2] 4
  2. Raf O'Reilly 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Michael Gibson 8.2 [W1] 2
  4. Hugh Macnicol 10.1 [L2]
  5. David Chart
  6. Joe Clarke 7.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Raf O'Reilly (Dec 7) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Good condition. "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentJulian Leichtmann bt Hugh Macnicol (Dec 1) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I have started of well and had a good run until the mid second set where Hugh became mich stronger and fight back into the game. I have managed to make the 5:3 which was the decisive game and managed to secure the second set luckily. Well played mate"  -- Julian
Reveal CommentRaf O'Reilly bt Hugh Macnicol (Nov 29) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "After a baptism of fire in my first game in group 1 against Michael (I lost, with Michael largely in control for the whole game), I was keen to make more of an impact in this one. My heart sank as Hugh sped off to a 3-0 lead! Thankfully I pulled it back to 3-3 and it was pretty close as we went to 5-5. Luckily for me a few unforced errors from Hugh largely presented me with the first set. In the second set, Hugh responded brilliantly and blew me away as he sped to a 4-1 lead. Again, I just had to hang in there, and once more, thankfully for me, a few unforced errors crept into Hugh's game. We ended up at 5-5 once more, and very similar in some respects to the first set, I limped over the line! On another day, Hugh wins this one easily...."  -- Raf
Reveal CommentMichael Gibson bt Raf O'Reilly (Nov 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was our 1st match against each other and was a competitive one. Raf was serving well in the warm up but his 1st serve deserted him in the match whereas I was the opposite. This didn't stop Raf taking a 2-0 lead. I managed to fight back but was struggling to hit through Raf due to his great court coverage. I tried to the net whenever possible to shorten the point but this didn't always work. Raf had a few perfectly executed lobs when my volleys weren't good enough which I watched float in slow motion onto (or just inside) the baseline. Being the slightly more aggressive player got me over the line. Could tell neither of us were at our best but it was a good fun. Thanks for the match"  -- Michael

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Rubinstein 7.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carsten Hovestadt [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stefano Franzoso 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Joseph Bell [W2] 4
  5. John Allen [L2] 1
  6. Rob Honeysett [L2] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Rob Honeysett (Dec 11) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I had never played Rob before and really enjoyed this match as Rob has wonderful variety in his game and forced me to be fully focused at all times. A particular mention must be given to his serve which has a most peculiar side spin and is very hard to read and return with any pace. The first two sets had some excellent tennis but as the wet conditions started to effect the pace of the ball in the third, the match took on a more passive, careful quality. In the end - to dust off an old cliche - there was nothing in it and it really could have gone either way. Thanks for a great match!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Carsten Hovestadt (Dec 9) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A super fun match. Carsten played his usual, aggressive style with plenty of excellent volleys at the net but my passing game was also at a good level so this was a match packed with winners. The conditions were tricky with a slippery court, blinding sun light and some serious gusts but considering these difficulties it was a good quality encounter. Thanks for the match!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt John Allen (Dec 7) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match!! John started very well by leading 5-0 and couldn’t cope with his game. Second set I was 3-1 down and 40-0 on John’s serve. I manage to raise my level when most needed won that game and then the set. Third set I played more aggressive and that gave me the upper hand. Some quality points on display! It was a pleasure playing John"  -- Stefano
Reveal CommentStefano Franzoso bt Carsten Hovestadt (Dec 4) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A great fight as usually takes place between me and Carsten. Court was in good conditions but the sun was affecting the visibility significantly on one side of the court. First set was tight. I had the better chances including two set points but Carsten played well the big points. Second set Carsten was leading 3-0 but could not maintain the same level and I kept fighting to win 5 games in a row and the set. Third set I was a break up 3 times but Carsten broke back every time so we needed a tie break to decide the match. I enjoyed this game a lot!"  -- Stefano
Joseph Bell bt Stefano Franzoso (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul Rubinstein bt Stefano Franzoso (Dec 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always very competitive against Stefano as we are very even and have fairly similar game styles. Today's game was good fun but was made difficult by the low sun glaring down on one end of the court. Despite this there was some good tennis with plenty of winners coming off both rackets. I served well throughout and tried to go down the line with my forehand more often than normal which paid dividends. Thanks for the match!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt John Allen (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "enjoyed the match, thanks"  -- Carsten
Joseph Bell bt Paul Rubinstein (Dec 1) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentCarsten Hovestadt bt Rob Honeysett (Nov 27) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Think we both play a similiar style playing with a lot of spin on the forehand and often slicing the backhand which made for some fun points. I got a few more unreturned serves, which might have made the difference. Bit lucky in the second set, very close in the end."  -- Carsten

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeremie Pochon [W2] 4
  2. Jamie Everden [W1] 2
  3. Daniel Reader [L2]
  4. Ben Sheppee [L1]
  5. Alasdair Macdonald
  6. Gavin Rose
  7. Giuseppe Cianci 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJeremie Pochon bt Daniel Reader (Dec 8) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Difficult conditions on a very windy Sunday morning but a very enjoyable game nonetheless. Thanks Daniel!"  -- Jeremie
Jamie Everden bt Daniel Reader (Dec 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJeremie Pochon bt Ben Sheppee (Dec 1) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you very much Ben for the game!"  -- Jeremie

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Durkin [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Christian Schnee [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Roger Price 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Martin Milsom 8.2 [W1, L2] 2
  5. Colin Gentile [L2] 1
  6. Thibault Michel [L3] 1
  7. Sam Potts [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChristian Schnee bt Colin Gentile (Dec 11) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We ran out of time to finish the match, so will need to continue. A real pleasure to play against Christian . "  -- Colin
Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Martin Milsom (Dec 11) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A nice evening for tennis, thanks for the match"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentRoger Price bt Colin Gentile (Dec 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyable to play Colin, he always brings a smile. "  -- Roger
Christian Schnee bt Thibault Michel (Dec 6) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Christian Schnee (Dec 4) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "another match on a slippy court! i think i benefited from my recent experience of an icy surface, especially in the first set... i would recommend to others that playing at 10am at ladywell is too early when its this cold, then only court 1 gets enough sun from 11am to remove any frost. "  -- Thomas
Christian Schnee bt Sam Potts (Dec 3) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Thibault Michel (Dec 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "rain stopped play. Tom Durkin to serve next."  -- Thomas
  • "The treacherous surface made for a tactically interesting game!" -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMartin Milsom bt Thibault Michel (Dec 1) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a cold but sunny Sunday morning. Somehow managed to bring it back from 0-7 in the match tiebreaker. Thanks for the game!"  -- Martin
Reveal CommentThomas Durkin bt Roger Price (Nov 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "a fun match, but on a very slippy surface... thankfully we both avoided a fall but do watch out for the leaves down at manor house gardens!"  -- Thomas
Christian Schnee bt Martin Milsom (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Brian Imanuel [W2, UF1] withdrawn 4
  2. Claude Chaboud [W1] 2
  3. Dennis Herdman [UF1]
  4. Raymond Warburton [L1]
  5. Amy Parker [L2]
  6. Alan Brown
  7. Jack Morrison

Match Results:

Reveal CommentClaude Chaboud bt Amy Parker (Dec 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with very windy condition - thanks Amy "  -- Claude
Reveal CommentBrian Imanuel. bt Amy Parker (Dec 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks again for the game Amy. "  -- Brian
Reveal CommentBrian Imanuel. v Dennis Herdman (Dec 6) 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Some really good chats lol. "  -- Brian
  • "Dennis to serve next from the non ex-Gangsters end."--Brian
Reveal CommentBrian Imanuel. bt Raymond Warburton (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Raymond. "  -- Brian

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Hickey [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Troy Mae [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Pottinton [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Chen He [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Neill Quinton [W1, L1] 3
  6. Petko Petkoff 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPeter Hickey bt Neill Quinton (Dec 11) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Should have been a walkover for Neill, so thank you for offering to play. Competitive match with some good and frustrating tennis by both of us. "  -- Peter
Troy Mae bt Chen He (Dec 11) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
David Pottinton bt Chen He (Dec 7) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Peter Hickey bt Chen He (Dec 4) 6-1, 6-0
Troy Mae bt David Pottinton (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentNeill Quinton bt Troy Mae (Nov 24) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with lots of long rallies, in great conditions under floodlights. Troy started well, winning the first 2 games and then I took control, charging to a 4-0 lead in the second set. The last few games were really tight indeed!"  -- Neill
Peter Hickey bt David Pottinton (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Ladywell Fields archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Ladywell Fields.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. 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.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not 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)