Friendly, competitive tennis on Paddington Rec's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

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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
Tel: 020 7602 2226
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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: 020 8969 5661
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Westway

1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP
Tel: 0333 005 0442
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"The league is great. How can I buy some balls off you?"

"Many thanks for running the league so well,"

Vivek Bisht

"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
"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." 

"A great round of tennis. Some really enjoyable matches on some lovely hot sunny days."

Thomas van de Bospoort

"I'm really enjoying the matches and the format but a little wrecked after the week! Well done to you and the team for arranging the leagues, I've recommended you already to a number of friends"

Liam Lennon

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Report your results

Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 45 | Thursday 16 January 2020 to Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Andreas Christophorou 7.1
  2. Andreas Heiki Pant
  3. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1
  4. Holger Schad
  5. Mark Van Doorne 7.2
  6. Nick Bunstead
  7. Rick Burney 7.2

Current Rankings:

  1. Armand Chollet [W1] 2
  2. Chris Kalavrytinos 8.2 [L1]
  3. Ariel Zamora Jojot
  4. Chris Jeffery
  5. Jamey Quek
  6. Lheyoh Wlasiqueh
  7. Rob Godmon
  8. Sameer Merchant

Match Results:

Reveal CommentArmand Chollet bt Chris Kalavrytinos (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match with Chris ! It was very hard as balls were full of water, but still nice sun ☀️ "  -- Armand

Current Rankings:

  1. Kyriakos Zavoleas [W1] 2
  2. Lance Entwistle 9.1 [L1]
  3. Charles Swindon 8.2
  4. Elin Lundmark
  5. Michael Loutsios 9.2
  6. Paolo Piselli

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Lance Entwistle (Jan 17) 6-2, 3-3 Lance Entwistle Retired

Player Comments:

  • "It is a shame that we had to conclude the match with Lance's retirement. I won the first set but then we were going head-to-head 3-3 in the second. So the match could have gone either way if Lance hadn't pulled a muscle at that very critical stage. Nevertheless, we did enjoy as far as we played. Lance, I hope you recover soon and wish you healthy matches in the rest of the tournament."  -- Kyriakos

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrey Redman
  2. Christina Zoubir
  3. Conrad Addo
  4. Graeme Aitken
  5. Larry Galansky
  6. Rashmi Kabra

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Paddington Rec archive.
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) 

Comments:
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)