Friendly, competitive tennis on Southwark & Borough'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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Primary Venues

The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ Tel: 020 7703 4275 full venue details »

Southwark Park

Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 2EH Tel: full venue details »

Colombo Centre

34-68 Colombo Street, Southwark, London, SE1 8DP Tel: full venue details »

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER Tel: 0333 005 0403 / 020 7735 3294 full venue details »

Tanner Street Park

Tanner Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, SE1 3LE Tel: full venue details »

Brunswick Park

St Giles Road, London, SE22 Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Bacon's Community Sports Centre

Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT Tel: 020 7450 4974 full venue details »

Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ Tel: 020 7738 6834 full venue details »

Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE Tel: 0207 091 0846 full venue details »

Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5 Tel: full venue details »

Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS Tel: full venue details »

St John's Park

London, E14 3LN Tel: full venue details »

Hornfair Park

Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, London, SE18 4QH Tel: 020 8856 7389 full venue details »

Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5 Tel: full venue details »

I would recommend the league without a second of hesitation. You get the chance to meet really nice people who are passionate about getting on court and playing. I've met so many great people since joining the league and there is a level for everyone. It isn't just about winning or losing, just competing and trying to do your best and play to your maximum, that is really satisfying. We can't all win but we can all do ourselves justice. I'd encourage anyone to join up and give it a go

Gabriel Emordi

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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 21 | Thursday 29 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 November 2020)

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Lorenzo Uberti [W1] 2
  2. Marco Brega [L1]
  3. Adam Etinson 10.1
  4. FLORENTINO CASTILLO
  5. Giuseppe Aragoni
  6. Jonathan Clark 7.2
  7. Kenneth Lai
  8. Trevor Long

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLorenzo Uberti bt Marco Brega (Oct 30) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, a fight to the last point...Marco had the chance to bring it to the 3rd set leading the tie break 6-1... looking forward to play again against him!"  -- Lorenzo

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Carsten Hovestadt [UF1] 1
  2. Mario Rivas [UF1] 1
  3. Aurelien Decros
  4. Connor Swenson
  5. Harry Cortvriend
  6. Jesse Freedman
  7. Josh Goldman
  8. Nicolo Cavalli
  9. Nikolaos Petalas

Match Results:

Mario Rivas v Carsten Hovestadt (Nov 2) 3-6, 6-4, 2-2 TBC

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Emanuele Bragiola [W1] 2
  2. Salwa Alireza [L1]
  3. Aidan Barrett
  4. Amanda Green
  5. James Whiteside
  6. Luc De Blaquiere 10.1
  7. Patrick Turley
  8. Paul Moffat 8.2

Match Results:

Emanuele Bragiola bt Salwa Alireza (Nov 3) Walkover

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Cat (Catalin) Rapeanu 10.2 [W1] 2
  2. John Storer [L1]
  3. Anant Singh
  4. Bankole Atiba
  5. Farhan Zafar
  6. Martin Borisov
  7. Peter Boyse

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCat (Catalin) Rapeanu bt John Storer (Nov 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight match with quite a few fun rallies"  -- Cat (Catalin)

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Anraj Rayat
  2. Dimitri John Ledkov 10.2
  3. Enrico Ricciardi
  4. Jakub Gaj 10.2
  5. Lucie McCord
  6. Othman Nejjar
  7. Saket Kochhar

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Oliver Russell [W2] 4
  2. Julian Thatcher [W1, L1] 3
  3. Gavin Stoddart [L1]
  4. Oliver Coddington 9.2 [L1]
  5. Bobby Cheung 10.2
  6. Daniel Powner
  7. Mikenzie Ginsberg
  8. Victor Rivero Ausucua 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Russell bt Julian Thatcher (Nov 4) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent rallies. A good match."  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentJulian Thatcher bt Oliver Coddington (Nov 3) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A close game and competitive throughout - very enjoyable "  -- Julian
Reveal CommentOliver Russell bt Gavin Stoddart (Oct 29) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Rain did NOT stop play. Excellent rallies. A very good game."  -- Oliver

Group Summary:

Unfortunately due to the latest lockdown, this round has to close but we hope to see you in the next round!

Final Rankings:

  1. Aida Mezit
  2. CHARLES LEPRINCE
  3. Cidalia Eusebio
  4. Kathryn Sharrocks 10.2
  5. Marcin Szymanski 10.2
  6. Nicolas Vecchione
  7. Ralitsa Todorova
  8. Seok-pyo Ko

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southwark & Borough archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Southwark & Borough.

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)