Paddington Rec Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

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, want to set yourself a challenge or would like to meet new people to play, why not give it a go!

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Join The League

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).

Great Offers

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
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 tie break 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 grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1PD
Tel: 020 7641 3642
The centre has 7 tarmac courts and 6 synthetic courts. Please note when booking, 24hrs notice is required for tennis court cancellation or full payment will be charged. For rain cancellations a 2hr cancellation notice period is required.The Paddington Recreation Ground is managed by Everyone Active who work in partnership with Westminster City Council.
# of Outdoor Courts: 13

Tarmac (per hour)
Adult Member £8.60
Adult Non Member £9.45
Residents Card £6.90 

Synthetic (per hour)
Adult Member £14.45
Adult Non Member £13.65
Residents Card £10.50

Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


"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"

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"I must say how much I'm enjoying the leagues - such a fab idea! Thanks for organising! I know my scores are rather dire, but reckon I really do improve each time, " 


"That’s my last match. Thank you very much for organising the league, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing and the way it’s set up makes it very easy to get matches played. I’ll definitely be registering for the spring league to burn off some naughty Christmas calories."

"Thanks for continuing to organise these leagues. They are a fantastic and friendly way to keep playing tennis," 

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Report your results

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

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrew Mckernan [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Dibyendu Rakshit 9.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rick Burney 8.1 [W2] 4
  4. Zilvinas Blekaitis [W1, L1] 2
  5. Chris Kalavrytinos 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Ali Qassim 8.2 [L1] 1
  7. Michael Bancroft [L1]

Match Results:

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

Match Results:

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 round of Singles and Doubles 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.


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


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