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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

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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.

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Paddington Recreation Ground

Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1PD
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Kensington Memorial Park

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Collapse AllPaddington Rec Singles - Round 41 | Thursday 14 February 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 March 2019)

More than 70% of matches were played in what was an excellent start to the Paddington Rec league in 2019. It was great to see rivalries both renewed and created throughout the groups, with a friendly spirit on show too - thanks everyone. Hope to see you all again next time!

Group Summary:

Stelios and Andreas once again found themselves battling it out for top spot in group one and in the end it all comes down to the last match of the round, their head to head. This match went the way of Stelios in straight sets to see him retain his group crown - well played. A shout to Mark for playing the most matches and earning a bonus prize.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stelios Nikoloudis [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Andreas Christophorou 7.1 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. James Paulik [W3, L1] 6
  4. Mark Van Doorne 7.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Dibyendu Rakshit 8.1 [L4] 2
  6. Freddy Cunningham 9.1 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Stelios Nikoloudis bt Andreas Christophorou (Apr 9) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Mark Van Doorne bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Apr 5) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
Mark Van Doorne bt Freddy Cunningham (Apr 4) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Andreas Christophorou bt James Paulik (Apr 2) 7-5, 3-1 James Paulik Retired
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 31) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful morning for tennis with Dib."  -- Andreas
James Paulik bt Dibyendu Rakshit (Mar 24) 6-1, 6-1
Andreas Christophorou bt Freddy Cunningham (Mar 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAndreas Christophorou bt Mark Van Doorne (Mar 7) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game played in extremely strong winds. "  -- Andreas
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Mark Van Doorne (Feb 27) 6-1, 6-0
James Paulik bt Freddy Cunningham (Feb 24) 6-1, 6-0
James Paulik bt Mark Van Doorne (Feb 20) 6-1, 6-2
Stelios Nikoloudis bt Freddy Cunningham (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-3

Group Summary:

Ashwin held off Juan's impressive comeback in his first match and once he had secured this victory he proved to be unstoppable as he powered to four further wins and scored bonus points to take the gold. Juan continued this fine form throughout the round, finishing with hard fought wins iin his remaining matches to secure second.

Final Rankings:

  1. Ashwin Rajashekhar 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Juan Francisco Redondo 10.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Edu Deiros 10.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nick Barber [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicola Pironti [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lance Entwistle 9.2 [L5]
  7. Advait Kapadia 8.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNick Barber bt Nicola Pironti (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "V fun match with a number of close games. "  -- Nick
Reveal CommentEdu Deiros bt Lance Entwistle (Apr 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lance has some great shots and a powerful serve. Really entertaining tennis game and a great laugh!"  -- Edu

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJuan Francisco Redondo bt Edu Deiros (Apr 6) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very disputed match, fun to play! "  -- Juan Francisco
Nicola Pironti bt Lance Entwistle (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJuan Francisco Redondo bt Advait Kapadia (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Playing in clay court was new experience for both players. Practising slicing to run for short balls was fun! And a very competed match as well. "  -- Juan Francisco
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Lance Entwistle (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "0-15 Ashwin serving when the rain intervened"  -- Ashwin
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Edu Deiros (Mar 13) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentJuan Francisco Redondo bt Lance Entwistle (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Windy and always about to rain, but we could play a good match "  -- Juan Francisco
Edu Deiros bt Nick Barber (Feb 27) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJuan Francisco Redondo bt Nicola Pironti (Feb 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great sunny day to play tennis. Good match! "  -- Juan Francisco
Nick Barber bt Lance Entwistle (Feb 24) 7-5, 6-1
Ashwin Rajashekhar bt Nicola Pironti (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Nick Barber (Feb 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match has to be careful on a slightly slippery tarmac court covered in moss, maintenance really needs to improve !!!"  -- Ashwin
Reveal CommentAshwin Rajashekhar bt Juan Francisco Redondo (Feb 18) 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Great comeback from Juan Francisco in the second set, from 4-0, taking it all the way to 11-9 I'm the tiebreak!"  -- Ashwin
Edu Deiros bt Nicola Pironti (Feb 17) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

Charles may have missed out on a victory but he couldn't have come too much closer with all three of his matches going to third set deciders - great effort. Julien played more matches than anyone else and all this practice paid off as he surged to six wins out of six to post an unbeatable score at the top. Amelia won a couple of challenging games to come home in second spot.

Final Rankings:

  1. Julien Mizrachi [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Amelia Camarero Witiuk 10.2 [W2, L1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Charles Swindon 8.2 [L3] 3
  4. Arjun Bhatia [W1, L1] 2
  5. Oli Smithson [W1, L1] 2
  6. Aquilegia Polloni [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Scribner [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJulien Mizrachi bt Arjun Bhatia (Mar 31) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Interrupted by the rain. Arjun to serve when match resumes"  -- Julien
Julien Mizrachi bt Oli Smithson (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Charles Swindon (Mar 26) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Very fun to play. Quite even and challenging. Thanks Charles for booking!"  -- Amelia
Julien Mizrachi bt Charles Swindon (Mar 24) 0-6, 7-5, 6-0
Julien Mizrachi bt David Scribner (Mar 6) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentOli Smithson bt Charles Swindon (Mar 6) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight match in slippery conditions. Watch out for Charles' forehand. "  -- Oli
Julien Mizrachi bt Aquilegia Polloni (Mar 1) 6-2, 6-1
Julien Mizrachi bt Amelia Camarero Witiuk (Feb 24) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentAmelia Camarero Witiuk bt Aquilegia Polloni (Feb 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, started challenging and then the rithom seemed to drop due to my opponent loosing concentration. But nice and enjoyable"  -- Amelia
Arjun Bhatia bt Aquilegia Polloni (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-0

Group Summary:

Every match was played and all bonus points earned in an excellent group four - thanks for your efforts everyone. The congratulations go to Jonas who produced a strong display of tennis to finish with a full house of wins and deservedly claim the prize. Kyriakos was nearly exhausted by Fragkiskos but he managed to dig deep to clinch the victory and he added three further wins to his tally to finish with the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. Jonas Burkhard 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Kyriakos Zavoleas [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Julia Kugel [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Fragkiskos Mentalias [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Michael Loutsios 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Olayinka Ekundayo [L5] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Jonas Burkhard bt Michael Loutsios (Mar 30) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Julia Kugel (Mar 29) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We both enjoyed this match. Julia made me run with deep shots, while I was responding with opening angles and drop-shots. Perfect spring weather. "  -- Kyriakos
Julia Kugel bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Mar 28) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael Loutsios bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Mar 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great afternoon to play tennis as the sun made an early appearance. The scoreline didn’t reflect the true match. Yinka played some good shots and came close a few times. After the match we played some practice shots and we had good rallies going and some variety of shots. As always with the league we must all persist and just play more matches to see the improvement. "  -- Michael
Jonas Burkhard bt Kyriakos Zavoleas (Mar 17) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentFragkiskos Mentalias bt Michael Loutsios (Mar 13) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A fantastic evening of tennis was played with Frank. We had a good match and a great workout!! Lots of deuces and rallies. "  -- Michael
Jonas Burkhard bt Julia Kugel (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-2
Julia Kugel bt Michael Loutsios (Mar 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Fragkiskos Mentalias (Mar 2) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Frangkiskos never gives up and nearly exhausted me! Fortunately we play best of three,- not best of five, or the outcome would be different."  -- Kyriakos
Kyriakos Zavoleas bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Mar 1) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Julia Kugel bt Fragkiskos Mentalias (Feb 28) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Fragkiskos Mentalias bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Feb 25) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentKyriakos Zavoleas bt Michael Loutsios (Feb 21) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! Michael is coming back from a tennis break and steadily improving with each hour of play. The score doesn't reveal the true picture as we had to go thorugh games of 10 or more deuces in the second set. Thanks for the game Michael!"  -- Kyriakos
Jonas Burkhard bt Fragkiskos Mentalias (Feb 18) 6-3, 6-2
Jonas Burkhard bt Olayinka Ekundayo (Feb 17) 6-1, 6-0

Results

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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) 

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