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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 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. 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

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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.

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Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1PD
Tel: 0333 005 0413
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Kensington Memorial Park

St Mark's Road, London, W10 6DG
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Kilburn Grange Park

Camden, London, NW6 4LD
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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 42 | Thursday 2 May 2019 to Wednesday 26 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 29 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andreas Christophorou 7.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Vivek Bisht 7.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rick Burney 7.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Stephen Jones 6.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Ashwin Rajashekhar 9.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Lorenzo Uberti [W1, L3] 2
  8. Juan Francisco Redondo 10.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Jun 15) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match played in good spirits."  -- Andreas
Andreas Christophorou bt Lorenzo Uberti (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentLorenzo Uberti bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Jun 5) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Really tight and ong second set with both of us on top at various times. Fun game"  -- Ashwin
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Lorenzo Uberti (Jun 1) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "With little pace to work with, controlling the ball with the wind whilst sliding on sand was not easy. Lorenzo came back from 2-5 to force a tie-breaker in the 2nd. Very close contest in the end."  -- Dibyendu
Rick Burney bt Stephen Jones (Jun 1) 6-3, 6-1
Vivek Bisht bt Dibyendu Rakshit (May 25) 6-3, 7-5
Stephen Jones bt Juan Francisco Redondo (May 24) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (May 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of long rallies with fair amount of net play on a glorious day. "  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Rick Burney (May 19) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A gruelling match over the full two hours in the heat. The score no way reflects it. "  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Juan Francisco Redondo (May 19) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, lucky to come through! Juan has a natural forehand that was in full force, kept hitting flat and deep. Incredible gets, was hard to pass him on the baseline, or the net. Good workout through long rallies."  -- Dibyendu
Stephen Jones bt Vivek Bisht (May 19) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentRick Burney bt Lorenzo Uberti (May 18) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match; closer than the score suggests. "  -- Rick
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (May 16) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long games in the sunshine. "  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (May 14) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely erratic match in really tough windy conditions! Well done Vivek for being more consistent for longer!"  -- Ashwin
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Vivek Bisht (May 12) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The usual three setter with Vivek. Lots of fun."  -- Andreas
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Juan Francisco Redondo (May 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. Long games which the score does not reflect. "  -- Andreas

Current Rankings:

  1. Herve Lagadec 7.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Euan Barrie 9.1 [W1, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Holger Schad [W3, L1] 6
  4. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Freddy Cunningham 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Edu Deiros 10.1 [L1, UF1] 1
  7. Ricardo Gallego Gómez [L3]
  8. Robin Kearney 7.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEuan Barrie v Edu Deiros (Jun 6) 6-0, 4-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Edu to serve"  -- Euan
Holger Schad bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Jun 5) 7-5, 6-4
Reveal CommentEuan Barrie bt Ricardo Gallego Gómez (Jun 2) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of fun and practise on return of serve!"  -- Euan
Herve Lagadec bt Holger Schad (Jun 1) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentFreddy Cunningham bt Euan Barrie (May 26) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. "  -- Euan
Herve Lagadec bt Euan Barrie (May 25) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentHolger Schad bt Ricardo Gallego Gómez (May 25) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game, with good rallies and long games. Well done Holger reaching absolutely every ball!"  -- Ricardo
  • "Very enjoyable match," -- Holger
Reveal CommentRodney Nelson-Jones bt Euan Barrie (May 20) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match marked by a see-saw struggle in the first set, which was all the longer since Euan saved the first set point with an ace."  -- Rodney
Reveal CommentHolger Schad bt Edu Deiros (May 18) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "very enjoyable game"  -- Holger
Herve Lagadec bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (May 18) 6-2, 6-1
Herve Lagadec bt Freddy Cunningham (May 12) 6-2, 6-2
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt Ricardo Gallego Gómez (May 5) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Julien Mizrachi [W4, L1, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stefano Saccani 9.2 [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nicola Pironti [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alberto Serra 10.2 [W1, L4, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nick Barber [W2] 4
  6. Vasco Silva [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Charlotte Seller [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Barber bt Julien Mizrachi (Jun 4) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close second set with some great rallies"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentJulien Mizrachi v Stefano Saccani (Jun 2) 3-6, 7-5, 6-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Stefano to serve when match resumes"  -- Julien
Alberto Serra v Vasco Silva (May 28) 1-6, 6-4 TBC
Alberto Serra bt Charlotte Seller (May 27) 6-2, 6-2
Nicola Pironti bt Vasco Silva (May 26) 6-1, 6-2
Nick Barber bt Alberto Serra (May 25) 6-0, 6-1
Nicola Pironti bt Alberto Serra (May 23) 6-2, 6-1
Julien Mizrachi bt Alberto Serra (May 20) 6-3, 6-3
Julien Mizrachi bt Nicola Pironti (May 19) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-1
Stefano Saccani bt Alberto Serra (May 16) 6-3, 6-2
Nicola Pironti bt Charlotte Seller (May 15) 6-1, 6-0
Stefano Saccani bt Nicola Pironti (May 14) 6-2, 6-4
Julien Mizrachi bt Vasco Silva (May 12) 6-3, 6-1
Julien Mizrachi bt Charlotte Seller (May 11) 6-0, 6-4
Stefano Saccani bt Vasco Silva (May 6) 6-4, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Amelia Camarero Witiuk 10.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Charles Swindon 8.2 [W3] 6
  3. Jonas Burkhard 9.2 [W2, L2] 5
  4. Nick Edwards 10.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Lance Entwistle 9.2 [W2] 4
  6. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Kyriakos Zavoleas [L4]
  8. Oli Smithson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLance Entwistle bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (Jun 9) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive and enjoyable match played over three meetings and two venues (Kilburn Grange Park / Ladbroke Square) due to scheduling difficulties. Second meeting adjourned at 5-5 with Amelia to serve at 15 all. On resumption Amelia held for 6-5 then went on to break Lances serve for 7-5. In third Amelia raced to 5-2 lead but was broken serving for match. Lance clawed back to 5-5 but Amelia held on taking to a tie break which eventually went to Lance. "  -- Lance
Reveal CommentJonas Burkhard bt Nick Edwards (Jun 9) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Jonas serving 15-40 when we return. "  -- Jonas
  • "After a long time, we managed to finish this match, and it definitely had a bit of everything in it!" -- Jonas
Reveal CommentJonas Burkhard bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Jun 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I had to come back from behind in both sets, in what was a very tight game!"  -- Jonas
Lance Entwistle bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Jun 8) 6-0, 6-1
Charles Swindon bt Jonas Burkhard (Jun 4) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJonathan Bunney bt Nick Edwards (May 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough conditions today - first set very humid and breezy, second set cold, wet and slippery!"  -- Jonathan
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Nick Edwards (May 25) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "In general very good much. Some long games with deuces and other very quick ones. Liked a lot the pace and Nick is great at counting (which helped because I tend to forget even though I try to sign the score along ;)"  -- Amelia
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (May 18) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match. Even at the very beginning. Nice rallies and great runs to catch the balls from both sides. "  -- Amelia
Reveal CommentNick Edwards bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (May 12) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Really close match with Kyriakos taking the lead in both sets before I pegged him back. Very close and I was pleased to finish it in 2 after coming back from 3-5 down."  -- Nick
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Jonas Burkhard (May 11) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, very even for moments. Good rallies and some moments of just serves. But over all very enjoyable!"  -- Amelia
Charles Swindon bt Jonathan Bunney (May 10) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
Charles Swindon bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (May 8) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Leo Lazic [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lachezar Stoitsov 9.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Tiago Matos 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Constantinides 9.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Paul O'mahony 10.1 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Vadym Kononenko [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Andreas Colligan [W1, L1] 3
  8. Christina Zoubir [L3] 2

Match Results:

Tiago Matos bt Vadym Kononenko (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-1
Vadym Kononenko bt Christina Zoubir (Jun 1) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Lachezar Stoitsov bt George Constantinides (Jun 1) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
Paul O'mahony bt Vadym Kononenko (May 27) 6-2, 6-1
Leo Lazic bt Andreas Colligan (May 26) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Lachezar Stoitsov bt Paul O'mahony (May 26) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
Lachezar Stoitsov bt Christina Zoubir (May 25) 6-2, 6-2
Leo Lazic bt Christina Zoubir (May 21) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Andreas Colligan bt Paul O'mahony (May 19) 6-4, 6-2
Leo Lazic bt Lachezar Stoitsov (May 19) 6-2, 6-2
Leo Lazic bt Paul O'mahony (May 12) 6-0, 6-3
Lachezar Stoitsov bt Tiago Matos (May 12) 7-6, 0-6, 6-2
Leo Lazic bt Vadym Kononenko (May 12) 6-0, 6-1
Leo Lazic bt Tiago Matos (May 11) 6-4, 6-2
Tiago Matos bt George Constantinides (May 11) 6-4, 6-1
George Constantinides bt Paul O'mahony (May 10) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
George Constantinides bt Vadym Kononenko (May 5) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Loutsios 9.2 [W4, L2, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Fragkiskos Mentalias [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Diana Medina 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Julia Kugel [W2, L2] 4
  5. Thomas Camerata [W1, L2] 3
  6. Lucia Denniss [W1, L2] 2
  7. Kitty Phillips [L1, UF1]
  8. Olayinka Ekundayo [L5]

Match Results:

Lucia Denniss bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Jun 14) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Lucia Denniss (Jun 8) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very friendly game of tennis with Lucia. The high wind and sun made the match a bit difficult at times. Lucia played some great shots and we exchanged lots of rallies, with a few games going to deuce. Look forward to meeting again and good luck for the remainder of matches. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJulia Kugel bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Jun 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "great match again with lovely weather :) Always nice to play with Yinka!"  -- Julia
Reveal CommentDiana Medina bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Jun 2) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great day to play tennis! Lovely to see Ynka again! Best of luck!!"  -- Diana
Reveal CommentJulia Kugel bt Thomas Camerata (Jun 1) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game with beautiful weather!"  -- Julia
Fragkiskos Mentalias bt Olayinka Ekundayo (May 31) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Olayinka Ekundayo (May 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was good meeting up and playing with Yinka again. She has definitely improved from last time we played. There were some good rallies played and a few games went to deuce. Good luck for the remaining matches. "  -- Michael
Reveal CommentThomas Camerata bt Kitty Phillips (May 27) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice to play with you Kitty. Great servs:-)"  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Julia Kugel (May 27) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "It was really good to play Julia again as it's always enjoyable and a good tennis match was played. A bit of strong wind and sun made it a tough match at times. There were some great rallies between us and lots of games went to deuce. Julia hasn't played for a while but she produced a great comeback in set 2 to take it to a tie break, which was very close and could have easily have gone in her favor. Hope to meet again in future rounds."  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Thomas Camerata (May 25) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A great game of tennis was played with Thomas. Lots of long rallies and by the end we were both tired. A variety of very good shots was attempted by both players. Hope to meet again."  -- Michael
Fragkiskos Mentalias bt Julia Kugel (May 23) 6-1, 6-3
Fragkiskos Mentalias bt Michael Loutsios (May 18) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Fragkiskos Mentalias bt Diana Medina (May 15) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentDiana Medina bt Lucia Denniss (May 12) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful day for tennis! Very friendly match, good luck to Lucia in the next rounds."  -- Diana
Reveal CommentDiana Medina bt Michael Loutsios (May 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always lovely to meet Michael, he has improved a lot since the last time we played and was a lovely game. We improved a lot during the match and had some great rallies."  -- Diana
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios v Kitty Phillips (May 4) 6-1, 5-0 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Awful weather, rain (and hailstones) as well as windy and cold made this a difficult match to play. It was very stop/start. Michael to serve when match continues."  -- Michael

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Paddington Rec.

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.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not 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) 

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