Friendly, competitive tennis on Lee Valley's 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!

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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London, E20 3AD Tel: 08456 770 604 full venue details »

Other Venues

Abbotts Park

London, E10 5AJ Tel: full venue details »

Barking Park

Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8UD Tel: full venue details »

Bethnal Green

Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 0EL Tel: 0207 1938933 full venue details »

Hackney Downs

Downs Park Road, London, E5 8NP Tel: 020 8800 0680 full venue details »

London Fields

Richmond Road, E8 3QN Tel: full venue details »

Millfields

Chatsworth Road, Lond, E5 9RA Tel: full venue details »

Spring Hill Recreation Ground

Spring Hill, London, E5 9BE Tel: full venue details »

Stratford Park

West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4DZ Tel: full venue details »

St John's Park

London, E14 3LN Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Park

London, E9 5DU Tel: 02071938933 full venue details »

West Ham Park

West Ham Park, London, E7 9PU Tel: 020 8472 3584 full venue details »

Club Venues

Aldersbrook Tennis Club

Blake Hall Crescent, Blake Hall Road, London, E11 3RH Tel: full venue details »

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club

Overton Drive, Wanstead, London, E11 2LW Tel: 020 8989 5773 full venue details »

"Another occasion to congratulate Nigel and Sally on organizing so brilliantly this friendly tennis competition,"

Phil Zana

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

"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 27 | Thursday 17 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Phil Zana 6.2 [W2] 4
  2. Ivan Georgiev 7.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Dimitrios Katsaros [W1] 2
  4. Winston Balfourth [L2]
  5. Alexander Kuebler 7.2
  6. Daniel Dobre 9.1
  7. Seb Creighton 6.2

Match Results:

Phil Zana bt Ivan Georgiev (Jan 2) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentIvan Georgiev bt Winston Balfourth (Jan 1) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great start of the new year with long and tight match. It was snowing when started and rained straight after we finished, between we had great rallies. I had to save few set points in the 1st set to get into a tiebreak. In the second Winston broke his racket string, then I took advantage to make comfortable lead 5:2, only for him to get back strong and kept me on my toes. Finally after at least 6 match points I manage to close the match. Looking forward for our next encounter."  -- Ivan
Dimitrios Katsaros bt Ivan Georgiev (Dec 30) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Phil Zana bt Winston Balfourth (Dec 20) 6-4, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Umile Gaudio 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rajendra Khokher [L1]
  3. David Arnaud [L1]
  4. Nicholas Foo [L1]
  5. Arthur Leymonie 8.1
  6. Harry Lodge 10.2
  7. Rhys Madigan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt David Arnaud (Dec 23) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "tnx David...it was a fun and tiring match until the very end with some really long rallies...we'll repeat for sure"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Rajendra Khokher (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good solid game with some nice rallies!!!"  -- Umile
Reveal CommentUmile Gaudio bt Nicholas Foo (Dec 19) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "thank you Nicholas fo the match, even if it was under the rain...let's play again soon...Cheers"  -- Umile

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Malone 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Miles Thomas 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Graham Johnson [L1]
  4. Adam Hinks 10.2
  5. Ben Clarke 9.1
  6. Joe Crossley
  7. Sebastien Gangnat 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMiles Thomas bt Graham Johnson (Jan 2) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for an enjoyable match graham"  -- Miles
Reveal CommentPaul Malone bt Miles Thomas (Dec 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match on a cold morning at West Ham Park. It was a close match, as the score suggests, with some good points on both sides. Thanks for the game Miles and the 'best gigs' reminiscences."  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Briggs 10.1 [W1, UF1] 3
  2. Kurt Williams 8.2 [UF1] 1
  3. Darryl Powis [L1]
  4. Carly Schiff 7.2
  5. Kit Carson
  6. Nick Mayes 8.2
  7. Thomas Laubscher

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKurt Williams v Mark Briggs (Jan 2) 6-1, 5-7 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Mark to serve 3rd set. Great daybfor tennis"  -- Kurt
Reveal CommentMark Briggs bt Darryl Powis (Dec 29) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, Darryl. Great to get to get out and swing a racket for the first time in a few months! "  -- Mark

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexei Coban 10.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Muhammad Ali [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. MG Bouchard 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Trevor Davies 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Luke Tunyich 9.1 [W1] 2
  6. Nicoleta Moise [L1]
  7. Marcel Riederer [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuke Tunyich bt Alexei Coban (Jan 3) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was much close than the result suggests. It was nice tennis with many long relies from baseline and volleys. After we finished two sets we played one (unofficial) set which was even better played by both of us. With a little bit of luck I managed to win 7 : 5. Thanks for the nice tennis game Alexei. Looking forward to again play tennis with you. "  -- Luke
Reveal CommentMuhammad Ali bt Trevor Davies (Jan 2) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Trevor was a bit off his game in the first set, committing uncharacteristic unforced errors. He bettered me in the second set and the third set was tight at 2-2, but I got lucky as the unforced errors creeped back into Trevor's game."  -- Muhammad
Reveal CommentMuhammad Ali bt MG Bouchard (Jan 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Mathieu was feeling the effects of New Year's Eve and luckily for me it was evident in his game. "  -- Muhammad
Alexei Coban bt Marcel Riederer (Dec 30) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentMG Bouchard bt Trevor Davies (Dec 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fair to say it wasn't Trevor's day. I raced into a 5-0 lead behind solid serving and Trevor struggling to get a read on some of my shots. I broke at the start of the second set, and at this point, it was fair to say that the warm-up had better rallies, but Trevor started to swing a bit more freely and improved on his serve to make the start of the second set a closer affair as he held for 2-3 after being break point down. A bit of complacency crept into my game after going 5-2 up, but some untimely double faults by Trevor after breaking me put him in a hole and I took advantage. Happy to win because the free hit after was far more competitive. Thanks for the hit, best of luck with the rest of the round, and hopefully we can hit again soon."  -- MG
Reveal CommentTrevor Davies bt Alexei Coban (Dec 27) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic match against Alexei. I think it’s our 4th in 2 years and I’ve now squared the series. Alexei dominated the 1st set. I ran away to 3 love up in the 2nd set then Alexei dug deep to pull the set back to a very close tie break which I managed to win 7-5. The 3rd set was consisted of long games with long rallies and could have gone either way, but was not helped by the low winter sun that dazzled one end of the court. The match lasted exactly 2 hours and was a tiring one (for me me at least).."  -- Trevor
Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt MG Bouchard (Dec 23) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "[TBC: Alexei to serve first from the west end]"  -- MG
  • "What can only be described as an epic encounter to kick off the round. Almost 3 hours of match play across 3 courts over 2 days. Countless breaks of serve and lead changes in a very close, competitive contest, with a lot of laughs along the way. There were many wow moments with unreal gets at the net, savage spin shots, sneaky underarm serves at break point down, and ultimately a combined five match points squandered in a match that seemed to go on forever. Alexei's unorthodox shots, tenacious desire to win, and ability to stay alive will cause many other opponents nightmares. Thanks for a great hit. Hope we can do battle again. Best of luck for the rest of the round." -- MG
Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt Muhammad Ali (Dec 23) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Muhammad saved about 3 set points in the first set. A few more in the second and a few match points in the third. Some amazing drop shots on my end and some good hits on his. Amazing game considering I’ve lost to him in the first two matches we played. So he’s still up 2-1. "  -- Alexei
Reveal CommentAlexei Coban bt Nicoleta Moise (Dec 22) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! "  -- Nicoleta

Results

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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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