Cottenham Park and Merton Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Cottenham Park & Merton'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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Join The League

New rounds for the Cottenham Park & Merton league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

Great Offers

We offer unbelievable prices on tennis balls. And league members get extra savings!


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 best of three tie break sets; if a set reaches 6 games all, it is decided by a tiebreak
  • 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

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Cottenham Park

Melbury Gardens, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0DJ

Transport: Raynes Park station; Buses 200, 131, 57 

# of Outdoor Courts: 6

Holland Garden

Cambridge Road, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0SN

Entrances on Cambridge Road, Pepys Road, Cottenham Park Road and Orchard Lane. Key fob system run by Friends of Holland Garden. Cost £50 per year, plus £10 membership of the Friends group.

Transport: Raynes Park Station (10 minutes walk); Buses 200, 57 and 131

# of Outdoor Courts: 2
Website: Holland Garden

John Innes Park and Recreation Ground

Mostyn Road, Morden, London, SW19 3LL

Located in Merton Park 2km north west of Morden town centre. There is an entrance to the park on Mostyn Road and to the recreation ground on Cannon Hill Road.

Trensport: Wimbledon Chase, South Merton rail; Merton Park tram stop; Buses K5, 201, 413

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Nursery Road Playing Fields

Nursery Road, Merton, London, SW19 4JA

Transport: Morden Road tram stop, Merton Park tram stop; Buses 152, 163, 164

# of Outdoor Courts: 3

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields

Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, London, KT3 6NF

The main entrance to the Playing Field is to the north of the site off Marina Avenue. There are two pedestrian entrances on the eastern boundary of the playing field towards the Morden Crematorium and Cemetery and one on the southern boundary.

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Joseph Hood Recreation Ground

Martin Way, Morden, Surrey, SW20 9BX

Transport: South Merton station; Buses 164, 413.
Three courts. Free.
Tennis for Free, the innovative, campaigning tennis charity that champions free provision of courts and coaching operates on these courts. See here for more details of the programme - which is, of course, free! 

# of Outdoor Courts: 3

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


"Thanks very much for organising it all. I've enjoyed it very much," 

Matthew Gough

"​I have enjoyed all the matches I have played so far, even though I haven't won, they have encouraged me to want to play more and improve.  I have also enjoyed meeting the people I have played, who have all been very pleasant, and playing in different locations.  So far I have found it a very enjoyable experience," 

Sarah Stephens

"It was great to play some like-minded tennis enthusiasts who enjoy competing and having fun doing it!" 

Giuseppe Osso

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Looking for previous matches? Visit the Cottenham Park & Merton archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles and Doubles matches for Cottenham Park & Merton. 

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


We want to know what you thought of the match! Email us your comments to be included here. Be sure to include the following: 

  • League Name
  • Singles / Doubles
  • Group Number
  • Your Name (optional)