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

Luiz Camara

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Tom Emerson

"I’ve been happy to help put up posters for the league and thank you for the great job it does in connecting players. I’m relocating, so I'll miss London and the friends I’ve made through your site… thanks,"

Mark Young

"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

"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!"

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Collapse AllLincoln's Inn Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Niccolò Massa 9.2 [W1] 2
  2. Carlos Trejo [L1] 1
  3. Alexander Harman
  4. Jeremy Bennett
  5. Luiz Camara 8.1
  6. Sebastien Hung 9.2
  7. Stephen Webb

Match Results:

Niccolò Massa bt Carlos Trejo (Sep 15) 4-1, 0-4, [10-5]

Current Rankings:

  1. Carolos Antonios Vidalis
  2. Clemon Xu
  3. Jonothan Gould
  4. Joseba Etxabe
  5. Richard Day 9.1
  6. Steffen Hoyemsvoll
  7. Yosuke Nakano

Current Rankings:

  1. Andre Hillenbrand [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Thomas Kinnaman [W1] 2
  4. Sean Bidder [W1] 2
  5. Britta Becker 9.1 [L2] 1
  6. Justin Warshaw [L2]
  7. Magdalene L [L2]

Match Results:

Thomas Kinnaman bt Justin Warshaw (Sep 17) 4-1, 4-1
Jonathan Bunney bt Magdalene L (Sep 15) 4-1, 4-1
Andre Hillenbrand bt Britta Becker (Sep 15) 1-4, 4-1, 4-2
Andre Hillenbrand bt Magdalene L (Sep 14) 5-3, 4-1
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Britta Becker (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet Britta. We had some long games and good rallies. "  -- Jonathan
Sean Bidder bt Justin Warshaw (Sep 12) 4-1, 4-2
Andre Hillenbrand bt Jonathan Bunney (Sep 8) 5-3, 4-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Peter Ward [W1] 2
  2. Madhav Mittal [W1] 2
  3. Bharath Pillai [L1]
  4. Matthias Arnsdorf [L1]
  5. Ruth Troughton
  6. Will Graham
  7. William Ratnage 9.2

Match Results:

Peter Ward bt Bharath Pillai (Sep 16) 4-1, 4-2
Madhav Mittal bt Matthias Arnsdorf (Sep 14) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Current Rankings:

  1. Khanh Nguyen 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. Wouter Denhaan [L1]
  3. Danni Xin
  4. Kelly Bayliffe
  5. Konstantinos Kalligeros
  6. Sarah Peters

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKhanh Nguyen bt Wouter Denhaan (Sep 10) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was nice match with Wouter and great to meet him. Also, lots of thanks for the physio tips," -- Khanh


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)