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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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Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1PD
Tel: 0333 005 0413
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Westway

1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP
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"This is the first time I've played and I want to congratulate you on your overall organisation and attention to detail, to make everything work so well. It's been brilliant. Thanks to your comprehensive questionnaire I was in a league where every game was highly competitive and lots of fun. You also keep things personal, with your replies to e-mails and general encouragement. I think other leagues in London have a lot to learn from you. Well done and thanks for all your effort and support. I'm sure many others appreciate it as much as I do,"

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 32 | Thursday 16 March 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andreas Christophorou 8.1 [W4, UF2] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rick Burney 8.1 [W3, UF1] 7
  3. Vivek Bisht 8.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Robert Barrett 7.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 4
  5. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Robert Robinson [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Mike Douglas 8.1 [L1]

Match Results:

Rick Burney bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-1
Rick Burney bt Mike Douglas (Apr 20) 6-1, 6-2
Andreas Christophorou v Robert Barrett (Apr 20) 3-6, 6-0, 3-1 TBC
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 16) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Always a very tactical game with Rodney. Great game. Nothing in it. "  -- Andreas
Andreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-1
Vivek Bisht bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Vivek Bisht (Apr 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great games as always with Vivek on the hottest day of the year so far!"  -- Andreas
Andreas Christophorou v Rick Burney (Apr 5) 6-1, 3-6, 1-1 TBC
Dibyendu Rakshit bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Apr 2) 6-1, 6-2
Rick Burney bt Robert Barrett (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4
Robert Robinson bt Rodney Nelson-Jones (Mar 31) 6-3, 6-0
Andreas Christophorou bt Robert Robinson (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Windy!"  -- Dibyendu
Robert Barrett bt Robert Robinson (Mar 25) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Stelios Nikoloudis [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Vikranth Audi 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ali Qassim 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jack Hands [W1, L1] 2
  6. Laurent Frisch 10.1 [L3] 1
  7. Matthew Mayer [L2]
  8. Vishnu Sivakumar 10.2 [L2]

Match Results:

Vikranth Audi bt Laurent Frisch (Apr 21) 6-2, 6-3
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Matthew Mayer (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-0
Ali Qassim bt Laurent Frisch (Apr 12) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Ali Qassim (Apr 9) 7-5, 6-0
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Vishnu Sivakumar (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-2
Jack Hands bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Apr 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Vikranth Audi (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Ali Qassim (Apr 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Intense two sets of tennis. Very competitive (not reflected adequately in the score line). The last points of both sets were 25+ shot rallies!"  -- Vikranth
Vikranth Audi bt Vishnu Sivakumar (Mar 31) 6-0, 6-2
Chris Kalavrytinos bt Laurent Frisch (Mar 29) 6-1, 6-3
Vikranth Audi bt Matthew Mayer (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-1
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Mar 24) 6-3, 6-2
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Jack Hands (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Stephen Leeke 9.2 [W5, UF1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ashwin Rajashekhar 10.1 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Marcus Lenzen 10.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Tanmay Chetan 9.1 [W2, L2, UF1] 5
  5. Charles Swindon 9.1 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. John Kelly 8.2 [L5, UF1] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Bjorn Breytenbach 10.1 [W1, L1, UF2] 4
  8. Michael Bancroft [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach v John Kelly (Apr 22) 6-4, 3-6, 3-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "John to serve"  -- Bjorn
Tanmay Chetan v Bjorn Breytenbach (Apr 19) 1-6, 7-6 (9-7) TBC
Stephen Leeke bt Tanmay Chetan (Apr 17) 6-1, 6-4
Stephen Leeke bt John Kelly (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt John Kelly (Apr 15) 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tbc..."  -- Tanmay
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt John Kelly (Apr 10) 6-3, 6-2
Marcus Lenzen v Stephen Leeke (Apr 9) 4-4 TBC
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Tanmay Chetan (Apr 9) 6-3, 6-0
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Marcus Lenzen (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-3
Stephen Leeke bt Bjorn Breytenbach (Apr 8) 6-1, 6-3
Stephen Leeke bt Charles Swindon (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentMarcus Lenzen bt John Kelly (Apr 2) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, in spite of some interruptions (kids throwing plastic bottles onto the court)."  -- Marcus
Stephen Leeke bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentMarcus Lenzen bt Michael Bancroft (Mar 27) 7-6 (7-4) Michael Bancroft Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Obviously a tight match, Mike unfortunately had to retire with an injury after the first set. Conditions were nice, although we wished Paddington Rec would turn the lights on a bit sooner (they only came on at 7:20pm)."  -- Marcus
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Michael Bancroft (Mar 25) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, good battle!"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Charles Swindon (Mar 25) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close game!"  -- Tanmay
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Charles Swindon (Mar 23) 6-1, 6-3
Charles Swindon bt John Kelly (Mar 20) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Michael Bancroft (Mar 17) 6-3, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Vipul Kabra 10.2 [W3] 6
  2. Alex Mavis [W2] 4
  3. Anant Prasad 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Patrick Clancy [L2] 1
  5. Daniel Tasker [L3]
  6. Jonathan Selvadoray
  7. Sachin Premnath withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnant Prasad bt Daniel Tasker (Apr 23) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Avant won very easily. Game played in a good spirit in spite of the lack of competition. It's clear I'm in too high a league. Help!"  -- Daniel
Vipul Kabra bt Daniel Tasker (Apr 18) 6-1, 6-0
Vipul Kabra bt Patrick Clancy (Apr 11) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlex Mavis bt Daniel Tasker (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Tough, hard fought match, won by the better player. The score reflected the difference in quality quite accurately. Played in a good spirit."  -- Daniel
Vipul Kabra bt Anant Prasad (Apr 1) 6-2, 6-4
Alex Mavis bt Patrick Clancy (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Minsoo Kim 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alastair Noble [W2] 4
  3. Robert Sanders 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Tracey Lee-Lewis [L4, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. George Constantinides 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Fabio De Rosa [L2, UF1] 1
  7. Owen Fuld

Match Results:

Alastair Noble bt Fabio De Rosa (Apr 23) 6-2, 6-1
Robert Sanders bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Apr 17) 6-2, 6-0
Robert Sanders bt George Constantinides (Apr 14) 6-1, 6-3
Minsoo Kim bt George Constantinides (Apr 12) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Minsoo Kim bt Fabio De Rosa (Apr 5) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentGeorge Constantinides bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Apr 2) 5-7, 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game."  -- George
Reveal CommentMinsoo Kim bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Apr 1) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A good number of deuces"  -- Minsoo
Reveal CommentFabio De Rosa v Tracey Lee-Lewis (Mar 29) 5-7, 6-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "75 for Tracey in the first set. 65 and 30-0 serving for me in the second set. To be completed soon!"  -- Fabio
Alastair Noble bt Tracey Lee-Lewis (Mar 27) 6-1, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Leonardo Stanton [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Paul O'mahony 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Guillaume Pfistner 10.2 [L1]
  4. Henry Lecointe 9.2 [L2]
  5. Andrei Sandu 10.1
  6. Louise Veltman

Match Results:

Leonardo Stanton bt Paul O'mahony (Apr 8) 6-2, 7-5
Paul O'mahony bt Henry Lecointe (Apr 1) 6-4, 6-3
Leonardo Stanton bt Guillaume Pfistner (Mar 26) 6-0, 6-1
Leonardo Stanton bt Henry Lecointe (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-3

Results

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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

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