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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 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

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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Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1PD Tel: 0333 005 0413 full venue details »

Other Venues

Kensington Memorial Park

St Mark's Road, London, W10 6DG Tel: 020 7602 2226 full venue details »

Kilburn Grange Park

Camden, London, NW6 4LD Tel: 07525 278641 full venue details »

Queen's Park

Kingswood Avenue, London, NW6 6SG Tel: 020 8969 5661 full venue details »

Westway

1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP Tel: 0333 005 0442 full venue details »

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 3 September 2020 to Wednesday 28 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dibyendu Rakshit 7.2 [W2, L1, UF2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Anton Kudinov [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Angus Gubbins [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Patrick Killing 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Herve Lagadec 7.2 [L1, UF1]
  6. Rob Godmon [L1]
  7. Juan Palomares [L2]
  8. Patrik Jochnick

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnton Kudinov bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Sep 27) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Long, fun match in the winds!"  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Patrick Killing (Sep 26) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "As ever with Patrick it’s never easy! This match played over 2 days. First set taking 1.5 hours!!! Dib just nudging past the finishing line on that set. The next one was another tight set, on a windy day dealing with morning sunlight reflecting off the glasses of the newly constructed apartments near Westfield. Great match to get through for Dib!"  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit v Angus Gubbins (Sep 21) 6-0, 2-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very topsy turvy match. Dib ran away with first set, capitalising on errors from Angus. But Angus came back strong in the 2nd set, and error count went up for Dib. TBC."  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Rob Godmon (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Long rallies at westway, dealing with the wind. Rob had more winners and put pressure on Dib’s second serves. Very tactical match. Both players trying to wait for the other player to make mistakes."  -- Dibyendu
Anton Kudinov bt Angus Gubbins (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-1
Patrick Killing bt Herve Lagadec (Sep 13) 6-0, 6-3
Angus Gubbins bt Juan Palomares (Sep 11) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Anton Kudinov bt Juan Palomares (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit v Herve Lagadec (Sep 9) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Herve is a fierce competitor when he takes hold of the baseline. Side to side, very few errors. Taking a set off him always feels like a lot of work. TBC."  -- Dibyendu

Current Rankings:

  1. Ariel Zamora Jojot [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Andreas Heiki Pant [UF1] 1
  4. Ross Mingotti [L2]
  5. Sergio Quintella [L1]
  6. Justin Manser [L1]
  7. Daniel Neale 8.1
  8. Farhan Shahid

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRodney Nelson-Jones bt Ross Mingotti (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Dogged defence from Ross, interspersed with inspired rim-of-the-racket volleying, made for an enjoyable match."  -- Rodney
Reveal CommentAriel Zamora Jojot bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Sep 26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What a great match Rodney, Thank you for make me run like crazy!😅👍🏼"  -- Ariel
Ariel Zamora Jojot bt Ross Mingotti (Sep 25) 6-0, 6-2
Ariel Zamora Jojot v Andreas Heiki Pant (Sep 18) 3-6, 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentRodney Nelson-Jones bt Sergio Quintella (Sep 11) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Lots of good rallies."  -- Rodney
Ariel Zamora Jojot bt Justin Manser (Sep 6) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Lheyoh Wlasiqueh [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alessio Xien Zhou 8.2 [W1] 2
  3. Juan Francisco Redondo 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Jonathan Wengrowe [W1, L1] 2
  5. Lucio Fracaro 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Alyssa Wypychoski [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Filippo Toniolo [L1]
  8. Craig Latimir

Match Results:

Lucio Fracaro bt Alyssa Wypychoski (Sep 28) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentJuan Francisco Redondo bt Lucio Fracaro (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, fun to play for both of us after long time. Quality of the points improved as we warmed up and got confidence."  -- Juan Francisco
Lheyoh Wlasiqueh bt Filippo Toniolo (Sep 13) 4-1, 4-1
Alessio Xien Zhou bt Alyssa Wypychoski (Sep 13) 4-0, 4-0
Lheyoh Wlasiqueh bt Jonathan Wengrowe (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-3
Jonathan Wengrowe bt Alyssa Wypychoski (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-0
Lheyoh Wlasiqueh bt Alyssa Wypychoski (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Kyriakos Zavoleas [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Lachezar Stoitsov 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. George Ebunam [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Charles Swindon 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nick Edwards 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lance Entwistle 9.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Georgios Rigas [L2]
  8. Arun Krishnamoorthy
  9. Kate Comer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Georgios Rigas (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Although the score doesn't show it, we had good fun playing this match. Georgios doesn't yet have the experience of match playing, but definitely has the moves, the shots, and the stamina needed in this sport. As the potential is all there, I have no doubt that in our future matches the score will be much tighter. Thanks Georgios. "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentLachezar Stoitsov bt George Ebunam (Sep 28) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a Monday tennis match. Leading second set 4-0 and servin for five nil. George broke back few times win second set 7-5. Third set decider Lachezar was leading again 4-0 serving for five nil lead and again great athleticism of George broke back to 4-4. Lachezar was bit lucky and close decider 6-4. After the match we do 30 min practice with some nice freely shots. Thanks for the match George"  -- Lachezar
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Nick Edwards (Sep 27) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - we had played one tight match before where I beat Kyriakos but this time he turned the tables on me. Lots of lovely net play from Kyriakos. Thanks for a good match, Nick"  -- Nick
Reveal CommentGeorge Ebunam bt Charles Swindon (Sep 20) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great time playing Charles. His consistency is really good, so I definitely had a great workout trying to get the ball back!"  -- George
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Lance Entwistle (Sep 19) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We got everything in the first set. Kyriakos led 4-2 then 5-4, before Lance advanced to 5-6. Half of the tie-break was played in dim light, until the floodlights came on at last. And even in the tie-break we had a few swings before the final 7-5. While stress and nervousness dominated the first set, Kyriakos was able to loosen up in the second set, to complete the match in his favour. Thanks for the match, Lance. "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentCharles Swindon bt Nick Edwards (Sep 19) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Nick came back from 6-4 5-2 down to get second set... Charles to serve on resumption. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentLachezar Stoitsov bt Nick Edwards (Sep 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Was a nice Friday match with some good rallies Thanks Nick "  -- Lachezar
Reveal CommentLance Entwistle bt Georgios Rigas (Sep 16) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Lance served for the match at 5-2 in the second but Georgios held off a match point and then two further match points in the ninth game. Lance was lucky to clinch the match when a forehand service return from Georgios drifted wide in the tenth. Lance was beginning to fade under the heat and the outcome could have been very different if the match had gone to a third set! "  -- Lance
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt George Ebunam (Sep 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a very good match under great weather, with some games going into 10 minutes long. Admittedly, George is a great athlete, and demonstrated a few shots which are impossible to defend; but his game lacks consistency which will only overcome with practice. It will be interesting to have a rematch in a future round. - Thanks for the game, George. "  -- Kyriakos
Reveal CommentLachezar Stoitsov bt Charles Swindon (Sep 5) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "For me was first match after lockdown. I think we have nice and long rallies. I have been a bit surprise of my game and I definitely have one of the longest game since long time. Overall good Saturday game for me. Thanks Charles"  -- Lachezar

Current Rankings:

  1. Matteo Lippi [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Carlos Rovella [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Marc Schmitz [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tanya Amjad [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Randeep Gill [W1, L1] 2
  6. Lucia Denniss [L1] withdrawn
  7. Thomas Eliot Dodd [L1]
  8. Crawford Cass [L2]
  9. Shahrazad Khan withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCarlos Rovella bt Crawford Cass (Sep 27) 7-6 (12-10), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game with long and exciting rallies! nerve-racking first set with tie-break"  -- Carlos
Carlos Rovella bt Tanya Amjad (Sep 20) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentRandeep Gill bt Marc Schmitz (Sep 18) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a long match. It was neck and neck for the most part and I think fatigue won in the end ! "  -- Randeep
Tanya Amjad bt Thomas Eliot Dodd (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-0
Matteo Lippi bt Crawford Cass (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentCarlos Rovella bt Marc Schmitz (Sep 12) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A 2-set match that generated much emotion. Some relentless ball hitting by Carlos had me running left and to right at the bottom of the court and saw Carlos winning the first set 6-4. The second set was pretty much the same as the first and Carlos won 6-4, 6-4. Very intense and fast game which we hope to repeat one day. "  -- Marc
Matteo Lippi bt Tanya Amjad (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-1
Marc Schmitz bt Tanya Amjad (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-3
Matteo Lippi bt Randeep Gill (Sep 10) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Tanya Amjad bt Lucia Denniss (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMatteo Lippi bt Marc Schmitz (Sep 4) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very long game, played in 2 hours time. We had everything on it, 6-0 for me on the first set, then he changed the games with an unexpected (after the first set) 3-6 for him and on the third set we had really nice rallies ended with a 6-3 for me. A pleasure to play with Marc 🙂"  -- Matteo

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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