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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 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!


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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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Millfields

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
Tel: 020 8472 3584
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Club Venues

Aldersbrook Tennis Club

Blake Hall Crescent, Blake Hall Road, London, E11 3RH
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Linkside Lawn Tennis Club

Overton Drive, Wanstead, London, E11 2LW
Tel: 020 8989 5773
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Great fun, thoroughly enjoyed each match. You did a good job in placing us with competitors of similar ability,"

Nick Mayes

"I thoroughly enjoyed your  organization, the venues, my opponents and the matches. I will definitely  play in the future. For now the seniors tour starts and it would be too  difficult to combine both. However, I will be back later this year. Thanks  for your work providing a great tournament,"

Bruce Stallard

"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

"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

"I have played a wide variety of sporting events and Local Tennis Leagues continues to be one of the best run competitions I have played in. Enjoyed the company of everyone I played and the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is more than worth the journey to get there,"

Bruce Stallard

"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

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Collapse AllLee Valley Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Dillon [W1] 2
  2. David Burrows 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. David Jahoda 7.1 [W1] 2
  4. Aimran Amir [L1] 1
  5. Phil Zana 7.1 [L1]
  6. Ben Ewing
  7. Ivan Georgiev 7.1
  8. Rodd Ramsey 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDavid Jahoda bt Aimran Amir (Jan 18) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough up and down battle with Aimran, look forward to playing again!" - David
Jamie Dillon bt David Burrows (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDavid Burrows bt Phil Zana (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight first set could have gone either way in blustery conditions outside. Nice location and a good sport, good luck with the rest of your matches "  -- David

Current Rankings:

  1. Dimitrios Katsaros [W1] 2
  2. Nik Wottge [W1] 2
  3. Thomas Jepson [W1] 2
  4. Georgios Polyzois [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Alan Lam
  6. Edward Mills 8.1
  7. Joe Holden
  8. Zafar Iqbal 7.1

Match Results:

Thomas Jepson bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentNik Wottge bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 18) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks to Georgios for a nice game in cold but sunny weather. Many of the games were close so the score is not reflective of the match. Georgios plays the ball flat and hard and has a devastating two handed backhand that can cause real problems. I’m just happy I faced him while he is still easing back into the game after a period away. Thanks for the game Georgios and look forward to playing again sometime, Nik"  -- Nik
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Georgios Polyzois (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. David Arnaud [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Winston Balfourth [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tom Jessop [W1] 2
  4. Roberto Petrucco 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Mark Aspden [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Derek Durst [L1]
  7. Ian Sterling [L2]

Match Results:

David Arnaud bt Ian Sterling (Jan 23) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRoberto Petrucco bt Mark Aspden (Jan 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close match where at least half of the games went to Deuce. Mark fought hard after going a set down, and forced me into having to play very defensive. Mark hit a couple of very good aces, and some good winners. A very friendly competitor who I look forward to hopefully playing with again"  -- Roberto
Reveal CommentTom Jessop bt Winston Balfourth (Jan 19) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tom must still be feeling the effects of this gruelling match. Two sets played in just over two hours. Some amazing power hitting and rallies. It deserved a 3rd set but I am not sure if either of us would have been standing afterwards. Kudos to Tom for a great match and sportsmanship. Best of luck with your remaining matches and we will play again sometime. Looking forward to it."  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Mark Aspden (Jan 19) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A great way to start a cold Sunday morning. There were plenty of deuces and the second set was quite titanic. Mark has plenty of ability to punish you. The second set get hit lots of great winners. Great playing Mark and would love to meet and play Mark again. Best of luck with your remaining matches."  -- Winston
David Arnaud bt Roberto Petrucco (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-1
David Arnaud bt Derek Durst (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-2
David Arnaud bt Mark Aspden (Jan 12) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt Ian Sterling (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "How to manage in the wind. The match was played in really gusty conditions which didn't help matters. Ian was full of endeavour and we had some great rallies. A really great guy to meet especially as we both had a lot in common regarding Leyton. Ian might find this group difficult but he will gain a lot of valuable experience which will definitely help him in playing in future rounds. "  -- Winston
Reveal CommentWinston Balfourth bt David Arnaud (Jan 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Glad to get the opening match of the group completed. David and I had a great match with testing conditions. It wasn't a case of what spins you could use but which wind condition helped you more. We were both chuckling at various times when the ball moved from the forehand to the backhand or an ace was served because the wind totally changed the trajectory of the ball. Really enjoyed playing against David and will definitely play with David again outside of the league. "  -- Winston

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Malone 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Arthur Leymonie 8.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Miles Thomas 8.2 [UF1] 1
  4. Nick Mayes 9.1 [L1] 1
  5. Tamzin Ámin 8.2 [L1]
  6. Peter Ingle 10.2 [L1]
  7. Tony Lo 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Nick Mayes (Jan 12) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight and very enjoyable match with Nick. There were some long rallies and quite a few long deuce games. Thanks for a great match Nick."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentArthur Leymonie bt Peter Ingle (Jan 12) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great Sunday evening March with Peter - first set could have gone either way, some good serves helped me secure the tiebreak! 2nd set saw Peter taking the lead 3-1 and hot shots on both sides led to an enjoyable 2nd set that I managed to win after 60 minutes of good tennis. "  -- Arthur
Miles Thomas v Arthur Leymonie (Jan 11) 6-4, 1-6 TBC
Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Tamzin Ámin (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a tough match in very blustery conditions. Thanks for a great game Tamzin."  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Belostecinic [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Simon Ellis 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Sebastien Gangnat 10.2 [L2] 1
  4. John Sanfey 9.1 [L1]
  5. Alexander Broadbent 9.1 [L1]
  6. Dominic Lodge
  7. Miles Norgan

Match Results:

Daniel Belostecinic bt Sebastien Gangnat (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3
Daniel Belostecinic bt Simon Ellis (Jan 18) 6-1, 7-5
Daniel Belostecinic bt John Sanfey (Jan 14) 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Belostecinic bt Alexander Broadbent (Jan 12) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentSimon Ellis bt Sebastien Gangnat (Jan 12) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions with the wind and a slightly wet court but we managed to get some back-and-forth rallies going. A tight match throughout with plenty of long deuce games!"  -- Simon

Current Rankings:

  1. Ynda Jas 9.2 [W2] 4
  2. Ian McLeod 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Rafa Alonso 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Alice Wood [L1] 1
  5. Mark Briggs 10.2 [L2]
  6. Carly Schiff
  7. Luke Tunyich 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRafa Alonso bt Mark Briggs (Jan 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game on a sunny morning. Very good rallies specially on the second half of the first set, with Mark making great points up on the net. "  -- Rafa
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Alice Wood (Jan 17) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very interesting and intense match. Despite close games and some long points throughout, the scoreline was characterised by big swings. Alice won the first set 6-0, then I responded with a 6-1 second set, then Alice led 5-2 in the decider, but I was lucky enough to have a last-minute swing in my direction to take the final set, saving a few match points along the way. Tense but exciting, a clash only a sport like tennis can produce!"  -- Ynda
Reveal CommentIan McLeod bt Mark Briggs (Jan 11) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game in some challenging conditions. I was very lucky to come from behind to win the second set!"  -- Ian
Reveal CommentYnda Jas bt Rafa Alonso (Jan 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with lots of deuce games and great rallies. Rafa is a great competitor with good all-round play which produces great back and forth points."  -- Ynda

Current Rankings:

  1. Nihar Baldev 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Adrian Packer 10.2 [L1]
  3. Brian Davis [L1]
  4. Chris Storey-Smith
  5. Ebrahim Patel 10.1
  6. Kurt Williams 8.2
  7. Nikolaj Belzer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNihar Baldev bt Brian Davis (Jan 18) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really tough match. Could have gone either way. Thanks for a good match Brian."  -- Nihar
Nihar Baldev bt Adrian Packer (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Ryan [W1] 2
  2. Michael Neumann 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Thomas Laubscher [L1]
  4. Cordula Schellenberger
  5. Harshvardhan Varadarajan
  6. Muhammad Ali
  7. Thimios Tzallas

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichael Neumann bt Thomas Laubscher (Jan 17) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match with one game going to 15+ times deuce. Thanks a lot, Thomas, and good luck for the rest of the round."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Ryan bt Michael Neumann (Jan 12) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match in windy conditions, good fun! "  -- Michael

Current Rankings:

  1. Byron Mardas [W1] 2
  2. Trevor Davies 9.2 [L1]
  3. Andrea Rendes
  4. Ibrahim Bolarinwa 10.2
  5. Maria Lynch 10.2
  6. Peter Carey 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentByron Mardas bt Trevor Davies (Jan 12) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match eventhough it was quite windy. "  -- Byron

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Lee Valley archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches 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 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:
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