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 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 up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • 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.
  • 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 best of three 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 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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Primary Venues

Cottenham Park

Melbury Gardens, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0DJ
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Holland Garden

Cambridge Road, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0SN
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John Innes Park and Recreation Ground

Mostyn Road, Morden, London, SW19 3LL
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Joseph Hood Recreation Ground

Martin Way, Morden, Surrey, SW20 9BX
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Nursery Road Playing Fields

Nursery Road, Merton, London, SW19 4JA
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Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields

Marina Avenue, Motspur Park, London, KT3 6NF
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"Thanks very much for organising it all. I've enjoyed it very much," 

Matthew Gough

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

Giuseppe Osso

"​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

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Results

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

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

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)