Friendly, competitive tennis on Lee Valley'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!

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD
Tel: 08456 770 604
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Other Venues

Barking Park

Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8UD
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Bethnal Green

Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 0EL
Tel: 0207 1938933
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Hackney Downs

Downs Park Road, London, E5 8NP
Tel: 020 8800 0680
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London Fields

Richmond Road, E8 3QN
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Chatsworth Road, Lond, E5 9RA
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Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ
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Victoria Park

London, E9 5DU
Tel: 02071938933
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West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU
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Club Venues

Aldersbrook Tennis Club

Blake Hall Crescent, Blake Hall Road, London, E11 3RH
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"I really enjoyed this round and being able to play several games with other people. Also for the first time, I managed to win a few games. We shared lots of laughs and experiences together. I will def play more :) It just motivates me improve,"

Yading Song

"I'm about to finish my second round and would like to say thank you to the organisers. I think they do a terrific job, everything goes so smoothly like arranging games, submitting scores etc. Participating in the league gave me a taste of competitive tennis and I think I learned a lot of tennis etiquette and thanks to some great opponents learned to enjoy the game even if you are winning or losing!"

Daniel Ion

"Thanks for organising this new league - it was a good way to keep playing through the winter and I also met 2 players I could play with regularly," 

Benjamin C

"This was my first competitive tennis competition (I normally only play on holiday in a social spirit) and thoroughly enjoyed playing and meeting different players at different venues. I really liked playing at the Lee Valley Courts (we had to play indoors during one match because of heavy wind/rain showers). It would be really good to get a discount on the court hire when we are playing the Lee Valley league matches...  All in all though, a great experience and hopefully if I'm fit next February I plan to play in the next round. Many thanks for the admin and arrangements for these leagues... it is appreciated," 

Cliff Warren

Great fun, thoroughly enjoyed each match. You did a good job in placing us with competitors of similar ability,"

Nick Mayes

"Fantastic, a lot of fun. At the beginning I was a bit worried about maybe being in the wrong group, but the matches got much harder by the end and I earned a lot of match experience. Thought the communication between you guys and the players was top notch as well. Definitely signing up to the next round and looking really forward to the new challenges of a tougher group!"

Stephen Jones

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Collapse AllLee Valley Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 5 October 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 November 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Patrick Killing 8.1 [W1] 2
  2. David Jahoda 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Bertie Stephens 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Juan Martin Naborati Del Japa 10.2 [L2] 1
  5. Allan Kent-Lemon
  6. Avvon Chambers
  7. Michael Archer
  8. Phil Zana 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Bertie Stephens (Oct 15) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against Bertie, conditions were a bit slippery which suited me more. Bertie's forehand is dangerous so had to play aggressive, and it was pleasing to find consistency today as well. Looking forward to playing next time. "  -- David
Reveal CommentBertie Stephens bt Juan Martin Naborati Del Japa (Oct 11) 5-7, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A terrific match so early in the season. Juan raced to an early 5-1 lead in the 1st, before Bertie pulled it back, only to be broken at 6-5 and lose. The second set saw nobody give up anything, until the tie-break where a few lucky shots had Bertie pull through. 2 hours in and both players minds focussed towards the 3rd, nothing would separate the players, it could have gone either way. An exhausting 3 hours of running around!"  -- Bertie
Reveal CommentPatrick Killing bt Juan Martin Naborati Del Japa (Oct 7) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "One of those where the score line doesn’t reflect some of the long games and great rallies, was a real pleasure!"  -- Patrick

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Down 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Jason Stokes 9.2 [L1]
  3. Emma Johns
  4. Ivan Georgiev 8.1
  5. James Purdon
  6. Marcus Larsson
  7. Matthew Pryor 9.2
  8. Nick Emblem 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhil Down bt Jason Stokes (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match and both played well."  -- Phil

Current Rankings:

  1. Edward Melech 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Mathieu Neale [L1]
  3. Claudio Lisi 10.1 withdrawn
  4. Douglas McPhail 8.1
  5. Giuseppe Passino
  6. Jamie Singh
  7. Nicholas Wendland 10.2
  8. Yeser Gonzalez 9.1

Match Results:

Edward Melech bt Mathieu Neale (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Miles Thomas 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ian McLeod 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  3. Mark Havasi [W1] 2
  4. Andrew Harding 10.2 [L2]
  5. Derek Durst
  7. Joe Holden
  8. Tim Grant 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIan McLeod bt Andrew Harding (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match in pretty wet and miserable conditions! Was closer than the scoreline suggests"  -- Ian
Mark Havasi bt Miles Thomas (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-2
Miles Thomas bt Andrew Harding (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-2
Miles Thomas bt Ian McLeod (Oct 11) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Henry Preston [W1, UF1] 3
  2. Hitesh Tuteja 9.1 [W1, UF1] 2
  3. Paul Traynor 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Nikiforos Papatheodorou [L1]
  5. Richard Butterworth [L1]
  6. John Hewitt 9.2
  7. Maha Vithuson
  8. Nick Mayes 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Traynor bt Nikiforos Papatheodorou (Oct 15) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a brutally painful match. The first set took well over an hour and there a number of 15-20 shot rallies, with Nik really good at making me move all over the court. A few unlucky shots in the tie-break sent it my way and luckily managed to squeeze in the final points as light was completely failing. Great match Nik - good luck with the rest of it!"  -- Paul
Henry Preston bt Richard Butterworth (Oct 15) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentHitesh Tuteja bt Paul Traynor (Oct 10) 7-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "I have NEVER EVER played in such windy conditions. But in a way it was a good learning experience to use the wind. A very challenging match against a competitive but really friendly opponent. The second set was by no means easier than the first one. Good luck with your other matches Paul and hope to play with you again! "  -- Hitesh
Reveal CommentHitesh Tuteja v Henry Preston (Oct 7) 6-7, 5-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Ran out of time. Hitesh to serve at 5-3 in the second set. "  -- Hitesh

Current Rankings:

  1. Arthur Leymonie [W2] 4
  2. Nicholas Abshagen [W1] 2
  3. Ben Powell 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Hassan Patel 10.1 [L2] 2
  5. Josh Cook 9.2 [L1]
  6. Vadim Belotcaci 9.1 [L1]
  7. David Wake 9.1
  8. Vasco Silva

Match Results:

Nicholas Abshagen bt Josh Cook (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Vadim Belotcaci (Oct 8) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was clear during the warm up that this was going to be a tough game... The first set lasted over an hour and could have gone either way! Vadim resisted my drop shots and punished me every time I dared coming to the net... Some good serves in the second set helped me to get back from 1-4 to 6-4 but oh boy I will sleep tight much energy spent in these two sets!"  -- Arthur
Reveal CommentBen Powell bt Hassan Patel (Oct 8) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a lovely autumn afternoon. Some fantastic rallies just like our last match - cheers Hassan!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Hassan Patel (Oct 7) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. Hassan was leading 5-4 40-0 in the 1st set but I managed to nick it! 2nd set was all about Hassan and a very interesting 3rd set with some great trick shots on both side led both of us to be quite tired :-) Very enjoyable afternoon, thanks Hassan!"  -- Arthur

Current Rankings:

  1. Lida Panagiotopoulou [W1, L1] 3
  2. Lukas Michalitsch [W1] 2
  3. Paul Malone [W1] 2
  4. Tamzin Ámin 9.1 [W1] 2
  5. Yassine Makrini 10.2 [L1]
  6. James Reid [L2]
  7. Simon Ellis 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLida Panagiotopoulou bt Yassine Makrini (Oct 14) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The score does not suggest so but it could have gone either way. Some of the sets were unusually long with multiple deuces. A very enjoyable match. Good luck Yassine."  -- Lida
Paul Malone bt James Reid (Oct 14) 7-5, 6-3
Lukas Michalitsch bt James Reid (Oct 12) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentTamzin Ámin bt Lida Panagiotopoulou (Oct 7) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match."  -- Lida

Current Rankings:

  1. Kamran Bashir 9.1 [W1] 2
  2. Craig Carri 10.1 [L1]
  3. Anna Tuckett 9.2
  4. Antonis Yfantis
  5. Ben Wilks
  6. Kallah Harpreet 10.1
  7. Richard Littledale
  8. Thomas Burnell

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKamran Bashir bt Craig Carri (Oct 7) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely competitive and enjoyable match. Both players played aggressively and most games had long, well constructed rallies. Result could have easily gone in Craig's favour. Well played Craig, looking forward to next time."  -- Kamran

Current Rankings:

  1. Sida Chen [W1] 2
  2. Alex Coker [W1] 2
  3. Trevor Davies 9.2 [L2]
  4. Ade Afolabi 9.2
  5. Amar Thanki 10.1
  6. Daniel Hiley
  7. Danny Packer 10.2
  8. Ryan Mckelvey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSida Chen bt Trevor Davies (Oct 15) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a nice but windy day, thanks Trevor!"  -- Sida
Reveal CommentAlex Coker bt Trevor Davies (Oct 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A closer match than the scoreline indicates - my benefit of youth was countermanded by some inexperience, reckless forehands and double faults sprayed everywhere, while Trevor kept calm and composed throughout. However, despite a valiant effort (including a 9-deuce final game) youth won out over experience in the end. "  -- Alex

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Bevan [W1] 2
  2. Kurt Williams 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Maria Trofimova 10.1 [L1]
  4. Byron Mardas
  5. Ebrahim Patel 10.2
  6. Tracy O'Donovan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKurt Williams bt Maria Trofimova (Oct 16) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The wind was extremely active and was in charge of the match. We had some great rallies inspite of the wind changing the direction of our passing shots. Maria was a pleasure and a joy to play against. Thanks Maria and good luck the rest of the league."  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentDaniel Bevan bt Kurt Williams (Oct 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy weather, difficult to play natural game."  -- Daniel

Current Rankings:

  1. Ahmed Elmatary [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alexander Broadbent [W2] 4
  3. Matthew Williams [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Gananathan Vahiesan [W1] 2
  5. Aobo Zhang 10.2 [L1]
  6. Peter Carey 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAhmed Elmatary bt Matthew Williams (Oct 17) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match, was a lot closer than the score suggested. A lot of really good rallies, with excellent ground strokes from Mathew. Good luck for the rest of the league Mathew!"  -- Ahmed
Reveal CommentAlexander Broadbent bt Ahmed Elmatary (Oct 16) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a very enjoyable match in extremely tough conditions with the wind and hurricane. Was very close overall, with nice exchanges, good luck for the rest of the league."  -- Ahmed
Reveal CommentGananathan Vahiesan bt Ahmed Elmatary (Oct 13) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a close match in a tough windy conditions. The first 2 sets were tight with a lot of great exchanges, Ahmed had me moving around the court forcing me to play defensive and had to dig in deep at times. All the best for the rest of the league Ahmed!"  -- Gananathan
Reveal CommentMatthew Williams bt Aobo Zhang (Oct 12) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game - friendly opponent who will do well in future games"  -- Matthew
Reveal CommentAlexander Broadbent bt Matthew Williams (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of very strong wind definitely swayed the run of play; the score doesn't reflect how close the games were, with different weather it could have gone the other way. Looking forward to a rematch!"  -- Alexander


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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Lee Valley. 

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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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