Friendly, competitive tennis on Lincoln's Inn'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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Want to Get Playing?

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


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.


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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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.


Primary Venues

Other Venues

Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ Tel: 020 7738 6834 full venue details »

Colombo Centre

Colombo Street, London, SE1 8DP Tel: 0207 261 1658 full venue details »

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER Tel: 0333 005 0403 / 020 7735 3294 full venue details »

Hyde Park Tennis Centre

South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH Tel: 020 7262 3474 full venue details »

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL Tel: 020 7700 1370 full venue details »

Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE Tel: 0207 091 0846 full venue details »

Regents Park Tennis Centre

York Bridge Road Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NU Tel: 0207 486 4216 full venue details »

The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ Tel: 020 7703 4275 full venue details »

"Thanks for the league - it's been thoroughly enjoyable . . I will be sure to join again for February..."

Joe Thomas

"It's hugely beneficial to my game to play people who are really a class better than me. There was only one whitewash so I wasn't totally out of my depth, just outgunned!"

"Thanks for organising.  I have enjoyed the matches that I have played,"

"I am loving being part of the tennis league – it really makes a difference to my working week. Coming up trumps in the Wimbledon ballot is the icing on the cake,"

Kitty Stewart

"I enjoyed it enormously, thank you," 

Tom Emerson

"Many thanks for the league- being a student new to London it's been a good experience to get out and play some  tennis!" 

Jack Ashfield

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Report your results

Collapse AllLincoln's Inn Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Sergio Scalzi [W1] 2
  2. Austin Richards [W1] 2
  3. David Gerber [L1]
  4. Juan Jose Torrejon [L1]
  5. Benjamin Ella
  6. John Towner
  7. Manfred Olbrich
  8. Matthias Arnsdorf
  9. Sonia Bamford 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSergio Scalzi bt Juan Jose Torrejon (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Playing with Juan is a great experience, and we enjoyed the match a lot. He is a great defender, so the match was much tighter than suggested by the final score. Good luck for the rest of the tournament, and I hope yo play again soon!"  -- Sergio
Reveal CommentAustin Richards bt David Gerber (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match given the conditions. Courts were a little slick. Best of luck the rest of the way"  -- Austin

Current Rankings:

  1. Ryan Sutton [W2] 4
  2. Othman Nejjar [UF1] 1
  3. Amaia Alustiza [UF1] 1
  4. Simon Prockter 9.1 [L1] 1
  5. Christina Biernat [L1]
  6. Anthony Perotto
  7. Gabriele Papievyte
  8. John Buckingham

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRyan Sutton bt Simon Prockter (Sep 28) 4-5, 4-1, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "A tight tussle at Lincolns Inn which had to be played over 2 sessions. Some great winners from both sides of the court. Thanks for the game Simon."  -- Ryan
Othman Nejjar v Amaia Alustiza (Sep 24) 5-3, 3-5, [4-3] TBC
Reveal CommentRyan Sutton bt Christina Biernat (Sep 21) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "A great game played at Lincoln’s Inn. Despite the score line, a lot of games went to multiple deuces with Ryan able to win more of the crucial points."  -- Ryan

Current Rankings:

  1. Utkarsh Narayan [W1] 2
  2. Nathan Horsley [L1]
  3. Barnaby Hone
  4. Charilaos Latinopoulos 10.2
  5. Clara Le Chevallier 10.2
  6. Justin Warshaw
  7. Lori Sange

Match Results:

Utkarsh Narayan bt Nathan Horsley (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Lincoln's Inn archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Lincoln's Inn.

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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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) 

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)