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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.

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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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Other Venues

Kensington Memorial Park

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

Camden, London, NW6 4LD
Tel: 07525 278641
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Queen's Park

Kingswood Avenue, London, NW6 6SG
Tel: 02089695661
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Westway

1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP
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"Even though I have had a few one sided matches (with my declining levels of fitness this has been helpful) all the games have been fun, thanks for organising this." 

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 17 August 2017 to Wednesday 11 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 September 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vivek Bisht 7.2 [W5, L2] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andreas Christophorou 7.2 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rick Burney 7.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [W3, L4] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Luigi Brambilla 8.1 [W3, L1] 7
  6. Herve Lagadec 8.1 [W1, L5] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ed Sweet [W2, L1] 4
  8. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.1 [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Luigi Brambilla (Oct 8) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "40-40 luigi servibg TBC"  -- Luigi
  • "Very hard fought battle with some great rallies," -- Vivek
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Andreas Christophorou (Oct 7) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Another tough battle with Andreas , much closer than the score "  -- Vivek
Ed Sweet bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Sep 29) 6-3, 6-2
Ed Sweet bt Vivek Bisht (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-0
Andreas Christophorou bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive 2nd set which the scores don't reflect."  -- Dibyendu
Reveal CommentLuigi Brambilla bt Herve Lagadec (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lot of running and long rallies! The match was decided with just one break per set!"  -- Luigi
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Vivek Bisht (Sep 16) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Looooooong match! Offence vs defence. Volleys vs lobs. Long rallies. Very few double faults. Had to be decided on a tie break!"  -- Dibyendu
Rick Burney bt Herve Lagadec (Sep 14) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Andreas Christophorou bt Herve Lagadec (Sep 13) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Ed Sweet (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun games in the rain and thunder. "  -- Andreas
Vivek Bisht bt Herve Lagadec (Sep 10) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Rick Burney bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-1
Vivek Bisht bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-4
Rick Burney bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Sep 9) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentVivek Bisht bt Rick Burney (Sep 7) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Very close played over 2 days "  -- Vivek
Luigi Brambilla bt Andreas Christophorou (Sep 4) 4-6, 6-3, [10-2]
Reveal CommentHerve Lagadec bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Sep 2) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very entertaining game against Chris. Two sets that lasted almost 2h30! The first set was very tight, we alternatively kept leading each other so no one could tell where it woul lead. Then at 6-5 on Chris serve, the set was ultimately decided on two points. The second set was a bit quicker but we still managed to have some good rallyes. Great game."  -- Herve
Andreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Sep 1) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentDibyendu Rakshit bt Herve Lagadec (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very hot day! Lots of fun rallies."  -- Dibyendu
Luigi Brambilla bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Aug 26) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Luke Catterson [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Stephen Leeke 8.1 [W1, L5] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andrew Mckernan [W2] 4
  5. Laurent Frisch 9.2 [W1, L2] 4
  6. Joao Monteiro [W1] 2
  7. Lionel Gendebien [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Stephen Leeke bt Laurent Frisch (Sep 24) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), [10-6]
Lionel Gendebien bt Stephen Leeke (Sep 23) 6-1, 6-3
Andrew Mckernan bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 17) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentLaurent Frisch bt Tanmay Chetan (Sep 16) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "What a game! In a remake of our previous encounter earlier in the summer, we fought hard in a marathon game despite the first 2 sets scoring suggesting otherwise. Pretty much every games were contested with several deuces. Finishing on tie break in the 3rd set shows that the result could have gone both way. Lots of running, long rallies, always a pleasure to play against Tanmay."  -- Laurent
Luke Catterson bt Stephen Leeke (Sep 7) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentJoao Monteiro bt Stephen Leeke (Sep 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very difficult conditions to play as it rained 1 hour before the match and the court was wet. Bouncing was difficult to read so we had very limited rallies during the whole match. In the end first serve was key. "  -- Joao
Andrew Mckernan bt Stephen Leeke (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Lionel Gendebien (Aug 25) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Delightful fast game from both ends. In the end I prevailed due to marginally fewer unforced errors."  -- Tanmay
Luke Catterson bt Tanmay Chetan (Aug 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Tanmay Chetan bt Stephen Leeke (Aug 19) 6-4, 6-2
Luke Catterson bt Laurent Frisch (Aug 19) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Bjorn Breytenbach 9.2 [W5] 10
  2. Aidan Lee [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jonathan Selvadoray [W2, L1] 5
  4. Charles Conrath 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Charles Swindon 9.1 [W1, L3] 2
  6. Alastair Noble [L2]
  7. Joseph Wapshott 10.2 [L3]

Match Results:

Bjorn Breytenbach bt Charles Swindon (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-4
Aidan Lee bt Charles Swindon (Oct 1) 7-5, 7-6
Charles Swindon bt Joseph Wapshott (Sep 30) 6-1, 6-4
Bjorn Breytenbach bt Alastair Noble (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentBjorn Breytenbach bt Jonathan Selvadoray (Sep 16) 0-6, 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scrappy and rollercoaster match, great fun!"  -- Bjorn
Jonathan Selvadoray bt Charles Conrath (Sep 11) 7-5, 6-1
Bjorn Breytenbach bt Aidan Lee (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-2
Jonathan Selvadoray bt Joseph Wapshott (Sep 2) 6-4, 6-3
Bjorn Breytenbach bt Joseph Wapshott (Aug 28) 6-3, 6-4
Aidan Lee bt Charles Conrath (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-3
Aidan Lee bt Alastair Noble (Aug 21) 6-2, 6-1
Charles Conrath bt Charles Swindon (Aug 17) 6-4, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Bora Molla 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Mavis [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Paul O'mahony 10.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. George Constantinides 9.2 [W1, L4] 4
  5. Aidin Salehi [W1, L3] 3
  6. Pedro Torrado [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

Aidin Salehi bt Paul O'mahony (Oct 7) 6-4, 6-4
Alex Mavis bt Aidin Salehi (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-2
Bora Molla bt George Constantinides (Sep 30) 1-6, 6-1, [10-7]
Reveal CommentGeorge Constantinides bt Aidin Salehi (Sep 29) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match indeed. Aydin played very well in the second set. The conditions for the third set were very slippery."  -- George
Pedro Torrado bt George Constantinides (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-1
Alex Mavis bt Pedro Torrado (Sep 17) Walkover
Bora Molla bt Aidin Salehi (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-2
Alex Mavis bt George Constantinides (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-0
Bora Molla bt Paul O'mahony (Aug 28) 6-1, 6-1
Alex Mavis bt Paul O'mahony (Aug 24) 6-3, 6-1
Bora Molla bt Alex Mavis (Aug 20) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentPaul O'mahony bt George Constantinides (Aug 19) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match, played in difficult conditions, damp slippy court and strong gusts of wind. We were lucky to finish the third set in the two hour time slot. Enjoyable match despite conditions"  -- Paul

Current Rankings:

  1. Rafa Alonso [W2] 4
  2. David Vos [L1]
  3. Patrick Hanrahan [L1]
  4. Duncan Bech
  5. Guillaume Orhant
  6. Tracey Lee-Lewis withdrawn

Match Results:

Rafa Alonso bt Patrick Hanrahan (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2
Rafa Alonso bt David Vos (Sep 5) 6-1, 6-0

Results

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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.

Legend: 
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