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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is

  • For everybody!
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Players are grouped by 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 matchtiebreak is played (see linl on right)
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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

Carlisie Lane, London, SE1
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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: 02070910846
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The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ
Tel: 020 7703 4275
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Collapse AllLincoln's Inn Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 15 June 2017 to Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 July 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jason Chainey 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luiz Camara 9.1 [W2, UF1] 5
  3. Omer Cavusoglu 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Juan Lopez Gomez [W1, UF1] 3
  5. Stephen Webb [W1, L1] 3
  6. Stelian Rosca 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Joseba Etxabe [L1] 1
  8. Robert Wilcox

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuiz Camara bt Stelian Rosca (Jul 14) 4-6, 6-4, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "A very tight match played in good spirit which could have gone either way."  -- Luiz
Reveal CommentLuiz Camara v Juan Lopez Gomez (Jul 12) 3-6, 6-3, 3-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another marathon match that couldn't be completed after 2.5 hours. Juan serving 30-0 5-3"  -- Luiz
Reveal CommentJason Chainey bt Stephen Webb (Jul 10) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastically fought match that got better the further we went. "  -- Jason
Juan Lopez Gomez bt Stelian Rosca (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-2
Jason Chainey bt Stelian Rosca (Jul 4) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentStephen Webb bt Omer Cavusoglu (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought match that was close all the way!! Omer deserved the 2nd set!! Look forward to our next match "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentLuiz Camara bt Joseba Etxabe (Jun 24) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "3 hour tough marathon match played in very good spirit where we both had to fight the wind as well. "  -- Luiz
Reveal CommentJason Chainey bt Omer Cavusoglu (Jun 19) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, [12-10]

Player Comments:

  • "Another one of those three-set classics; this time under a 31C heat, sunshine and a loads more spectators (though, still, hard to tell where the loyalties lay). Congratulations to Jason for yet again showing nerves of steel on tie-breaks."  -- Omer
Reveal CommentOmer Cavusoglu bt Stelian Rosca (Jun 16) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Spirits were high but so were the sun and the wind and it made for a rather out of the ordinary game where I was luckier than normal, somehow managing to negotiate all the natural elements. Really enjoyed it as always."  -- Omer

Current Rankings:

  1. Max Turnell 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pierluigi Ricchiuti [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alan Revel 9.1 [L3, UF2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kit Beynon [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Raleigh Addington [W1] 2
  6. Darryl Hutcheon [UF1] 1
  7. Aniruddha Barua 10.1 [L1] 1
  8. Vidur Taneja 10.1 [L1, UF1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan Revel v Darryl Hutcheon (Jul 12) 3-5, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce on my serve......"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentKit Beynon bt Alan Revel (Jul 9) 5-3, 4-5, 1-4

Player Comments:

  • "Kit to serve I believe........."  -- Alan
  • "Epic match which took nearly 2 hours to complete. Well played Kit," -- Kit
Reveal CommentAlan Revel v Vidur Taneja (Jul 9) 4-0, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "30-0 to Vidur in the current game. Looking forward to completing the match."  -- Alan
Pierluigi Ricchiuti bt Kit Beynon (Jul 5) 2-4, 4-0, [12-10]
Max Turnell bt Kit Beynon (Jul 1) 4-2, 4-1
Pierluigi Ricchiuti bt Alan Revel (Jun 29) 4-1, 4-1
Raleigh Addington bt Alan Revel (Jun 26) 4-2, 4-1
Max Turnell bt Aniruddha Barua (Jun 25) 1-4, 4-1, [10-6]
Max Turnell bt Pierluigi Ricchiuti (Jun 25) 4-1, 4-2
Max Turnell bt Vidur Taneja (Jun 17) 4-1, 4-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Jonathan Hall [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W2, L2, UF2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Raphael Hochberger [W2, UF1] 4
  4. Kenneth Boyce 10.1 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Stephen Brown 9.2 [W1] 2
  6. Rebecca Smith [L1, UF1] withdrawn 1
  7. Jonathan Dixon 10.2 [L3]
  8. Steve Akeju

Match Results:

Stephen Brown bt Jonathan Bunney (Jul 17) 4-2, 4-1
Jonathan Hall bt Jonathan Dixon (Jul 15) 4-0, 4-0
Raphael Hochberger bt Jonathan Dixon (Jul 15) 4-1, 4-1
Raphael Hochberger bt Kenneth Boyce (Jul 12) 4-2, 4-2
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney v Rebecca Smith (Jul 10) 3-5, 1-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rebecca to serve, bench end "  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney v Raphael Hochberger (Jul 9) 5-3, 2-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "2,1 (Deuce JB to serve)"  -- Jonathan
Jonathan Hall bt Rebecca Smith (Jul 9) 4-0, 4-0
Jonathan Hall bt Kenneth Boyce (Jul 8) 4-1, 4-0
Jonathan Bunney bt Kenneth Boyce (Jul 2) 4-1, 1-4, [10-5]
Jonathan Hall bt Jonathan Bunney (Jun 25) 4-0, 5-3
Jonathan Bunney bt Jonathan Dixon (Jun 24) 4-0, 4-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Paul Egan [W3] 6
  2. William Grundy [W2, L1, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andrea Alati [W1, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Kevin Egan [W2, UF1] 5
  5. Aidan Briggs [L3]
  6. Chris Freestone [L2]
  7. William Thorne

Match Results:

Kevin Egan v William Grundy (Jul 19) 6-4 TBC
Kevin Egan bt Aidan Briggs (Jul 17) 4-0, 4-2
Paul Egan bt Chris Freestone (Jul 16) 6-1, 6-1
Kevin Egan bt Andrea Alati (Jul 10) 0-4, 4-2, [10-8]
Paul Egan bt William Grundy (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentWilliam Grundy bt Aidan Briggs (Jul 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Absolute pleasure playing Aidan. The score doesn't tell the full story and we had some excellent rallies. Cheers Will"  -- William
Reveal CommentPaul Egan bt Andrea Alati (Jul 2) 4-6, 6-4, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "For two new entrants the questionnaire did a great job of matching abilities. Close match."  -- Paul
Reveal CommentWilliam Grundy bt Chris Freestone (Jun 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A nice game down at the King Ed memorial ground near Shadwell. A slightly uneven surface and a bit of wind made for an eventful game. Look forward to playing you again Chris. W"  -- William
Andrea Alati bt Aidan Briggs (Jun 19) 4-0, 4-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Ward [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Claire Evans [W2] 4
  3. Justin Russell 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Benjamin Sharpe [W1] 2
  5. Barnaby Hone [L2] 1
  6. Josephine Jim
  7. Mike Tonkin withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Sharpe bt Peter Ward (Jul 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, thanks Benjamin"  -- Peter
Claire Evans bt Barnaby Hone (Jul 13) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Justin Russell bt Peter Ward (Jul 8) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentPeter Ward bt Barnaby Hone (Jun 22) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some eternal deuce games, thanks Barnaby"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentClaire Evans bt Peter Ward (Jun 19) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match "  -- Claire

Current Rankings:

  1. Wouter Denhaan [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Irina Vasiliu [W2] 4
  3. Wilson Tang [L1]
  4. Victoria Rooke [L2]
  5. Atlanta Webster 10.2
  6. Caroline Gammage 10.2
  7. James Adams 10.2

Match Results:

Irina Vasiliu bt Wouter Denhaan (Jul 5) 4-2, 4-2
Reveal CommentWouter Denhaan bt Victoria Rooke (Jun 27) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "great game with some good rallys "  -- Wouter
Irina Vasiliu bt Victoria Rooke (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-1
Wouter Denhaan bt Wilson Tang (Jun 19) 4-1, 4-2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Lincoln's Inn archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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