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!

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
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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: 020 8969 5661
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1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP
Tel: 0333 005 0442
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"Thanks for your great work with the tennis leagues!"

Ulf Christoffersson

"Thanks! I love what you guys are doing. Competing in the singles league was a blast, and I made some great friends from the neighborhood in the process," 

Jesse Saloom

"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

"Many thanks to you and your team for running a tight ship, plus the lively prose of the results email was most entertaining! I hope to enter again at some point in 2014. All my opponents were very nice, which speaks to the quality of this league.."


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

Iñaki Lopez

"Many thanks for running the league so well,"

Vivek Bisht

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 40 | Thursday 15 November 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Stelios Nikoloudis [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Andreas Christophorou 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Rick Burney 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Mathieu Colomb [W1, L1] 2
  5. Ashwin Rajashekhar 9.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [L2]
  7. Robin Kearney withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMathieu Colomb bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Dec 14) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive match in freezing conditions. In the end Mathieu's consistency and movement won out!"  -- Ashwin
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Mathieu Colomb (Dec 9) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Andreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-0
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game on a lovely evening. Had the courts to ourselves. The score does not reflect how close the games were."  -- Andreas
Rick Burney bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Nov 23) 6-0, 6-1
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Ashwin Rajashekhar (Nov 22) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Rick Burney (Nov 17) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies and cardio workout. Rick had better fitness and momentum after two set but fortunately for Andreas we had to come back the next day to finish the match. "  -- Andreas

Current Rankings:

  1. Tanmay Chetan 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Euan Barrie 9.1 [L1] 1
  3. Oli Smithson [L1]
  4. Advait Kapadia 8.2
  5. Alex Connell
  6. Edu Deiros 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Euan Barrie (Nov 21) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close game where both struggled a bit with consistency but was still fun to play in the cold!"  -- Tanmay
Reveal CommentTanmay Chetan bt Oli Smithson (Nov 17) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Oli has a strong game but was rusty as he was returning to tennis after a break, otherwise it would have been a different score line! Good fun hitting with him!"  -- Tanmay

Current Rankings:

  1. Nick Barber [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Julien Mizrachi [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Freddy Cunningham 9.1 [W2] 4
  4. Charles Swindon 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Diogo Quintas [L2]
  6. Gabriele Piga [L1]
  7. Kyriakos Zavoleas [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Barber bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Dec 9) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very wet weather!!"  -- Nick
Nick Barber bt Julien Mizrachi (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentJulien Mizrachi bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Dec 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Kyriakos' first match in a while meant his tennis was a bit rusty, but we kept playing after the match and it was steadily and certainly coming back to him. Played on synthetic court which I felt much better when wet since it wasn't slippery at all compared to tarmac courts."  -- Julien
Freddy Cunningham bt Nick Barber (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentJulien Mizrachi bt Gabriele Piga (Nov 29) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with some very long games. Played in tricky conditions as the court was very slippery, it felt like ice skating sometimes (Tarmac Paddington Recreation)."  -- Julien
Charles Swindon bt Diogo Quintas (Nov 21) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentFreddy Cunningham bt Diogo Quintas (Nov 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game and a beautiful day for tennis. "  -- Freddy

Current Rankings:

  1. Lance Entwistle 9.2 [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alberto Serra 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Christina Zoubir [W2, L1, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mikaela Tappa [W1, L1] 2
  5. Thomas Camerata [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Vera Uboytseva [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Michael Loutsios 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLance Entwistle v Christina Zoubir (Dec 3) 6-2, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Miserable weather - but both players navigated wind and rain without complaint! To be continued- hopefully on a fine day!"  -- Lance
Alberto Serra bt Vera Uboytseva (Dec 3) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentLance Entwistle bt Thomas Camerata (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Miserable conditions- rain and quite a bit of wind- but good humour in both sides with some hotly contested games."  -- Lance
Reveal CommentMikaela Tappa bt Vera Uboytseva (Dec 2) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "it was fun to play this match with Mikaela. She is a very focused player and has a good competitive attitude"  -- Vera
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Mikaela Tappa (Dec 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun game"  -- Christina
Alberto Serra bt Christina Zoubir (Nov 30) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentLance Entwistle bt Alberto Serra (Nov 26) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A long one- with some spirited exchanges! Elmwood “clay” court made for an interesting change after matches play on tarmac and synthetic."  -- Lance
Alberto Serra bt Thomas Camerata (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-1
Lance Entwistle bt Vera Uboytseva (Nov 25) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristina Zoubir bt Thomas Camerata (Nov 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really great game. Lots of ties. Enjoyed playing Thomas "  -- Christina


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)