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!

Close matches, close by.

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Want to Get Playing?

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.


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!

Missing Something?

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
full venue details »

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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1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP
Tel: 0333 005 0442
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"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."

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

Iñaki Lopez

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

Sang Fung

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

Thomas Oknainsky

"Thanks very much for organising the league, I've really enjoyed being a part of it,"

Ruth Graham

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Report your results

Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 46 | Thursday 25 June 2020 to Wednesday 19 August 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 July 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Herve Lagadec 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. Patrick Killing 7.2 [L1]
  3. Dibyendu Rakshit 7.2
  4. Holger Schad
  5. Nick Bunstead
  6. Rob Godmon
  7. Sam Fossat 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHerve Lagadec bt Patrick Killing (Jul 10) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice game with great rallies. Second set doesn’t reflect how tight the match was as there were a lots of games where we went to deuces. "  -- Herve

Current Rankings:

  1. Elliot Jones [W1] 2
  2. Anton Kudinov [W1, L1] 2
  3. Mathieu Colomb [L1]
  4. Ariel Zamora Jojot
  5. Chris Jeffery
  6. Craig Latimir
  7. Lheyoh Wlasiqueh

Match Results:

Elliot Jones bt Anton Kudinov (Jul 4) 6-3, 6-3
Anton Kudinov bt Mathieu Colomb (Jul 4) 6-4, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1 [W1] 2
  2. Justin Manser [W1] 2
  3. David Scribner [L1]
  4. Lance Entwistle 9.1 [L1]
  5. Andrey Redman
  6. Lucy Delaney
  7. Paolo Piselli

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRodney Nelson-Jones bt Lance Entwistle (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A real seniors' singles. Considering our combined age, Lance and I performed very creditably in the swirling wind."  -- Rodney
Justin Manser bt David Scribner (Jun 30) 6-1, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Alberto Serra 10.2
  2. Harriet Terry
  3. John Morgan
  4. Lachezar Stoitsov 9.1
  5. Nick Edwards 10.2
  6. Patrick Sullivan
  7. Thomas Eliot Dodd


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) 

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)