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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Paddington Recreation Ground

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


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,"

Tom Leonard

"All the games have been really even matched, so well done for arranging another good league"

Hiren Dhimar

"Thank you both for a superb league! Your professional organisation makes it all so easy for us players,"

Sang Fung

"Many thanks for running the league so well,"

Vivek Bisht

"I really enjoyed being part of the last round and really loved it"

Thomas Oknainsky

"Thanks for organising the league, I have enjoyed playing in the last few rounds. It has been a great way of finding new opponents to play and my game has improved by playing unfamiliar players with a variety of styles. The standard of tennis seems to have improved over the rounds and the matches have been played in a competitive but friendly spirit."

Harsha Boralessa

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Report your results

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
  2. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.2
  3. Mike Douglas 8.1
  4. Rick Burney 8.1
  5. Robert Barrett 7.2
  6. Robert Robinson
  7. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1
  8. Vivek Bisht 8.1

Current Rankings:

  1. Stelios Nikoloudis [W1] 2
  2. Jack Hands [L1]
  3. Ali Qassim 8.2
  4. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.2
  5. Laurent Frisch 10.1
  6. Matthew Mayer
  7. Vikranth Audi 8.2
  8. Vishnu Sivakumar 10.2

Match Results:

Stelios Nikoloudis bt Jack Hands (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashwin Rajashekhar 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Charles Swindon 9.1 [W1] 2
  3. John Kelly 8.2 [L1] 1
  4. Michael Bancroft [L1]
  5. Bjorn Breytenbach 10.1
  6. Marcus Lenzen 10.2
  7. Stephen Leeke 9.2
  8. Tanmay Chetan

Match Results:

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. Alex Mavis [W1] 2
  2. Patrick Clancy [L1]
  3. Anant Prasad 10.1
  4. Daniel Tasker
  5. Jonathan Selvadoray
  6. Sachin Premnath
  7. Vipul Kabra 10.2

Match Results:

Alex Mavis bt Patrick Clancy (Mar 21) 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Alastair Noble
  2. Fabio De Rosa
  3. George Constantinides 9.2
  4. Minsoo Kim 10.2
  5. Owen Fuld
  6. Robert Sanders 10.2
  7. Tracey Lee-Lewis

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrei Sandu 10.1
  2. Guillaume Pfistner 10.2
  3. Henry Lecointe 9.2
  4. Leonardo Stanton
  5. Louise Veltman
  6. Paul O'mahony 10.2


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

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)