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
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Southwark Park

Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 2EH
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Colombo Centre

34-68 Colombo Street, Southwark, London, SE1 8DP
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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER
Tel: 0333 005 0403 / 020 7735 3294
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Tanner Street Park

Tanner Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, SE1 3LE
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Brunswick Park

St Giles Road, London, SE22
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Other Venues

Bacon's Community Sports Centre

Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT
Tel: 020 7450 4974
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Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ
Tel: 020 7738 6834
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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BE
Tel: 0207 091 0846
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Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, London, SE5
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Larkhall Park

Courland Grove, London, SW8 2RS
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Hornfair Park

Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, London, SE18 4QH
Tel: 020 8856 7389
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Myatts Fields Park

Cormont Road, London, SE5
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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 18 | Thursday 9 January 2020 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 February 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas Nette [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Zaal Contractor [W2] 4
  3. Jonathan Clark [L2]
  4. Marco Brega [L1]
  5. Christian Foss 10.1
  6. Seamus Taylor 10.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas Nette bt Marco Brega (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Marco is a great left handed player with some beautiful shots. The game was tighter than the score suggests. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas Nette bt Jonathan Clark (Jan 18) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Jonathan is a very good player. Very tight game"  -- Thomas
Zaal Contractor bt Jonathan Clark (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentZaal Contractor bt Thomas Nette (Jan 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match with good rallies and close games. "  -- Zaal

Current Rankings:

  1. Alvaro Megias [W1] 2
  2. Gabriel Emordi [UF1] 1
  3. Emanuele Bragiola [L1, UF1]
  4. Gareth Johnson
  5. Lee Chiu 8.1
  6. Patrick Turley

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGabriel Emordi v Emanuele Bragiola (Jan 18) 6-2, 6-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another incredibly tight and fun match. Some really good rallies. Shame we couldn't finish the 2nd set. A tough first set followed by an incredibly tight 2nd set. At 4-3 in the 2nd set tie break we, unfortunately, ran out of time so we will be back on Tuesday to hopefully finish the match!!"  -- Gabriel
Reveal CommentAlvaro Megias bt Emanuele Bragiola (Jan 12) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Competitive match specially second set where 4 set points were saved. Very entertaining and good fun!"  -- Alvaro

Current Rankings:

  1. Joseph Packham [W1] 2
  2. Nick King [W1] 2
  3. Javier Pordomingo [L2]
  4. Aidan Barrett
  5. Peter Boyse
  6. Richard Bourne
  7. Rohan Sundramoorthi

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJoseph Packham bt Javier Pordomingo (Jan 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with a really intense struggle with serve in the second set and a game of deuces lasting at least 15 minutes. Well played Javier!"  -- Joseph
Nick King bt Javier Pordomingo (Jan 19) Walkover

Current Rankings:

  1. Nakul Khanna 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Anne-Laure Gaillard [W2] 4
  3. Peter Hickey [W1, L1] 3
  4. Jakub Gaj 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Gavin Stoddart [L2] 1
  6. Daniel Powner [L1]
  7. Sabina Kerr [L1]

Match Results:

Anne-Laure Gaillard bt Gavin Stoddart (Jan 21) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentNakul Khanna bt Daniel Powner (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A highly energetic and frantic game that helped to warm us up in the freezing cold. Dan is a formidable player with an excellent ability to get to and place the ball but was just let down a little by some unforced errors. "  -- Nakul
Reveal CommentJakub Gaj bt Gavin Stoddart (Jan 19) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game with many good rallies and net play. Thanks Gavin for today's workout :)"  -- Jakub
Anne-Laure Gaillard bt Peter Hickey (Jan 17) 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
Nakul Khanna bt Sabina Kerr (Jan 11) 6-1, 6-2
Peter Hickey bt Jakub Gaj (Jan 11) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Adam Hancock 10.2
  2. Maeve McCauley
  3. Neil Shah
  4. Olena Karazieieva
  5. Philip Edgington
  6. Tolga Taluy

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)