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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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!


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Primary Venues

Other Venues

Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ
Tel: 020 7738 6834
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Colombo Centre

Colombo Street, London, SE1 8DP
Tel: 0207 261 1658
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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER
Tel: 0333 005 0403 / 020 7735 3294
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Hyde Park Tennis Centre

South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tel: 020 7262 3474
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Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 0207 091 0846
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Regents Park Tennis Centre

York Bridge Road Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NU
Tel: 0207 486 4216
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The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ
Tel: 020 7703 4275
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"Thanks for organising.  I have enjoyed the matches that I have played,"

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

Joe Thomas

"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

"Really enjoyed it and I feel that my tennis has improved considerably," 

Jonathan Bunney

"I enjoyed it enormously, thank you," 

Tom Emerson

"The round was great - I just wish I had the chance to play more!"

David Wright

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Report your results

Collapse AllLincoln's Inn Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 21 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 December 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jeremy Bennett [W1] 2
  2. Rahael Maladwala [W1] 2
  3. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [L1]
  4. Andrei Vina [L1]
  5. Joseba Etxabe
  6. Sameer Tayebaly
  7. Thomas Kinnaman

Match Results:

Rahael Maladwala bt Jonathan Bunney (Dec 7) 4-0, 4-1
Jeremy Bennett bt Andrei Vina (Nov 29) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Justin Warshaw [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anthony Perotto [W1, L1] 2
  3. Wouter Denhaan [L1] 1
  4. Peter Ward [L1]
  5. Khalid Said [L1]
  6. Clementine Dowley
  7. Destinas Shengova
  8. Max Will

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJustin Warshaw bt Wouter Denhaan (Dec 5) 4-1, 4-5, [10-2]

Player Comments:

  • "Great game"  -- Justin
Reveal CommentJustin Warshaw bt Peter Ward (Dec 4) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with unbelievably close final game - at least 8 deuces!"  -- Justin
Reveal CommentJustin Warshaw bt Anthony Perotto (Dec 3) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a beautiful morning"  -- Justin
Anthony Perotto bt Khalid Said (Nov 30) 6-1, 6-2

Results

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) 

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)