Friendly, competitive tennis on Paddington Rec'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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New rounds for the Paddington Rec 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).

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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
  • 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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Primary Venues

Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1PD
Tel: 0333 005 0413
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"Many thanks for running the league so well,"

Vivek Bisht

"Thank you to you for the free can of balls, and also for running these leagues which are truly a great way to progress!"

Guillaume Pfistner

"You guys are doing a great job and I enjoyed the leagues I played with you"

Iñaki Lopez

"Thanks to you and the rest of the team for organising the league, I've really enjoyed playing and it's been great to get back into tennis. All the matches, even the losses, have been very enjoyable and all the opponents have been very friendly and fair. I look forward to the next round,"

Harsha Boralessa

"Thanks for all the organising.  I had fun playing and meeting people"

Jasmine Brown

"Very enjoyable - took me a few matches to start playing at a decent consistent standard though! Thanks",

Pip Symington

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 31 | Thursday 8 December 2016 to Wednesday 15 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 January 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Dibyendu Rakshit 9.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andrew Mckernan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rick Burney 8.1 [W3, UF1] 7
  4. Zilvinas Blekaitis [W2, L1] 4
  5. Ali Qassim 8.2 [L1, UF2] 2
  6. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michael Bancroft [L2, UF1] 1

Match Results:

Rick Burney v Ali Qassim (Feb 16) 6-4, 4-3 TBC
Ali Qassim v Michael Bancroft (Feb 9) 4-6, 6-4 TBC
Reveal CommentZilvinas Blekaitis bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Feb 4) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Long match!"  -- Dibyendu
Dibyendu Rakshit bt Michael Bancroft (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-2
Rick Burney bt Michael Bancroft (Jan 21) 6-1, 6-4
Andrew Mckernan bt Zilvinas Blekaitis (Jan 7) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Andrew Mckernan bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Dec 23) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Ali Qassim (Dec 22) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long 2.5 hour match on clay court. Lots and lots of rallies. Ali is a great returner, makes you play one more ball. A tactical match at the end with one side almost a blinder under the sun. So needed to make the most when the sun was behind you. Great fun indeed!"  -- Dibyendu
Rick Burney bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Dec 22) Walkover
Zilvinas Blekaitis bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "With legs, hands and head frozen, the game started off in slow motion. Picked up some speed later. Lots of rallies in the end and good fun overall."  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentAndrew Mckernan bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Dec 14) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Formidable competitor, difficult conditions. Lots of fun, but in the end too many challenges to deal with!"  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentRick Burney bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Dec 13) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Rick's too good a player. Too fast around the court. Didn't get a chance to make him sweat!"  -- Dibyendu

Current Rankings:

  1. Vikranth Audi 8.2 [W4] 8
  2. Tanmay Chetan [W3, L2] 8
  3. Bjorn Breytenbach 10.2 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Charles Swindon 9.1 [W2, L3] 5
  5. Alex Mavis [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Matthew Yee 9.1 [L2] 1
  7. Reza Zare 10.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Charles Swindon bt Alex Mavis (Feb 14) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Matthew Yee (Feb 13) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match, completed on second attempt. Lots of ups and downs!"  -- Tanmay
Charles Swindon bt Matthew Yee (Feb 8) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2)
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Bjorn Breytenbach (Jan 30) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close game between two similar playing styles! Couple of long rallies with a few remarkable lob gets."  -- Vikranth
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Tanmay Chetan (Jan 22) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, great fun especailly the tight 3rd set!"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Charles Swindon (Jan 17) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice varying rallies, great fun"  -- Bjorn
Vikranth Audi bt Charles Swindon (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Alex Mavis (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good fast game even though Alex was hampered by a finger niggle. "  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Alex Mavis (Jan 10) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, broken strings, lost dampeners, good fun"  -- Bjorn
Reveal CommentVikranth Audi bt Tanmay Chetan (Jan 10) 6-3, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match! Tanmay started timing the ball sweetly from the fifth game in the second set and prevailed, coming back from a break down. Ultimately, I defended as best as I could and held my nerve to take the match tiebreak!"  -- Vikranth
Vikranth Audi bt Alex Mavis (Dec 22) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Charles Swindon (Dec 14) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very close game. Every point was a battle!"  -- Tanmay

Current Rankings:

  1. Vishnu Sivakumar 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Patrick Clancy [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. David Elwen [L2]
  4. Fi Miller [L1]
  5. Peter Webster 10.1 [L1]
  6. Malcolm Hurlston

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPatrick Clancy bt Peter Webster (Jan 7) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play with Pete and enjoyed the game despite the rain! "  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentPatrick Clancy bt David Elwen (Jan 6) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet and play with David and I wish him the very best for the rest of his matchs"  -- Patrick
Reveal CommentVishnu Sivakumar bt Patrick Clancy (Jan 5) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with long rallies that tested our endurance over 1 hour and 45 minutes!"  -- Vishnu
Vishnu Sivakumar bt David Elwen (Dec 21) 6-1, 6-1
Vishnu Sivakumar bt Fi Miller (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Paddington Rec archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

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

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