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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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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: 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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"It was a great round. I managed to play all games despite the weather !", Luiz Camara

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"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,"

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Collapse AllLincoln's Inn Singles - Round 29 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

Lovely to see a combination of both short format and "normal" tennis games being played in this round, we hope this flexibility helps with time constraints and it looks like it paid off this round with lots of great matches being played. Very pleased to welcome both new and returning players during this round, and we hope to see everyone continuing into the next round, especially as Spring is almost upon us!

Group Summary:

Delighted to welcome two new players to this group, Matias and Mark - we hope you enjoyed your first set of matches! Matias certainly got off to a good start with several very close matches and long tie-breaks, including the epic against Christopher, who finally got the win at 15-13! Congratulations to Christopher who topped the group just one point clear of Matias, to improve on his runner-up from the last round. This group remains super-competitive and we look forward to seeing how this plays out in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Edwards 8.2 [W3, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Matias Lujan [W1, L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Max Turnell 9.2 [W3] 6
  4. Joseba Etxabe [W2, L1] 5
  5. Luiz Camara 8.2 [W2] 4
  6. Stephen Webb [W2] 4
  7. Justin Warshaw [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Mark Ford [L1] 1

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen Webb bt Matias Lujan (Mar 13) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "A good match, mathIas played the better tennis - I got lucky on the tie break "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentChristopher Edwards bt Mark Ford (Mar 7) 6-2, 4-6, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "We had to stop at our first meeting as we ran out of time - Mark was storming back in the second set; the score was 6-2 to me first set, 5-4 to Mark second set with him serving and 40-30 up ! Unfair on him really as he was motoring, but when we met up again he nailed the second set immediately , taking it 6-4, and we went into a tie break. There was really nothing to choose between us on a blowy late afternoon but the tie break went my way. Very enjoyable hard fought tennis. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentStephen Webb bt Christopher Edwards (Mar 5) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very good match played in challenging conditions - key game was 5th game of the second"  -- Stephen
Max Turnell bt Christopher Edwards (Feb 21) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentJoseba Etxabe bt Matias Lujan (Feb 16) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with nice rallies, it’s good to have Matias in the league!!!"  -- Joseba
Reveal CommentLuiz Camara bt Matias Lujan (Feb 15) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Matias played under good spirit. Much closer than score suggests."  -- Luiz
Reveal CommentJoseba Etxabe bt Christopher Edwards (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Josebe again; this time he played even stronger than ever and despite great games and well contested points he was in control. Look forward to the next match. Christopher"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Edwards bt Matias Lujan (Jan 31) 3-6, 6-3, [15-13]

Player Comments:

  • "Match played as the frost was dissolving in the morning sun. Very close games with some great rallies. The tie break swung to and fro and in the end Christopher just shaded it 15-13 - but in the time honoured phrase it could have gone either way. Looking forward to our next match."  -- Christopher
Matias Lujan bt Justin Warshaw (Jan 30) 4-1, 4-1
Max Turnell bt Matias Lujan (Jan 29) 4-2, 3-5, [10-3]
Max Turnell bt Justin Warshaw (Jan 28) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentLuiz Camara bt Joseba Etxabe (Jan 27) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Luiz serving 40-15"  -- Luiz
  • "Great match as always lasting almost three hours," -- Luiz
Reveal CommentChristopher Edwards bt Justin Warshaw (Jan 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "very enjoyable game in the crisp early morning."  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

We welcomed back a number of LTL players in this group who had missed the last round - and that's always nice! Lots of good short format matches played which makes for fast furious tennis and Niccolo didn't waste much time storming to a couple of solid 4-0, 4-0 victories to top the group with 4 wins. His match against Dom didn't look so easy, a hard fought 5-3, 4-1 which sees Dom take the runner-up position this time around. Also lovely to see that everyone who played a match managed at least one win All to play for next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Niccolò Massa 10.1 [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Dom Ladden [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Barnaby Hone [W1, L2] 3
  4. Peter Ward [W1, L2] 2
  5. Margaret Kelly 10.2 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Charlotte Turner [L1]

Match Results:

Niccolò Massa bt Peter Ward (Mar 8) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentBarnaby Hone bt Peter Ward (Feb 27) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun and very competitive"  -- Barnaby
Dom Ladden bt Margaret Kelly (Feb 17) 4-0, 4-1
Niccolò Massa bt Barnaby Hone (Feb 17) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentPeter Ward bt Margaret Kelly (Feb 11) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, on a beautiful morning - thanks Margaret!"  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Dom Ladden bt Barnaby Hone (Feb 11) 4-2, 3-5, [10-4]
Margaret Kelly bt Charlotte Turner (Feb 7) Walkover
Niccolò Massa bt Dom Ladden (Feb 3) 5-3, 4-1
Niccolò Massa bt Margaret Kelly (Jan 27) 4-0, 4-0


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)