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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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

Archbishops Park

Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LQ
Tel: 020 7738 6834
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Bacon's Community Sports Centre

Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT
Tel: 020 7450 4974
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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: 020 7735 3294
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Southwark Park

Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 2EH
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Tanner Street Park

Tanner Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, SE1 3LE
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Other Venues

The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ
Tel: 020 7703 4275
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Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 5 | Thursday 16 March 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 April 2017)

A shame we didn't see more tennis played in this round, we know it can be tricky sometimes to fit matches in but the leagues can only be a success if players make it onto court. Thanks to all of you who did get involved, and with summer on it's way we hope to see everyone back next time!

Group Summary:

A quiet group one where we definitely needed to see more matches played, remember we are always here to help if you are struggling to get them arranged. Peter showed that getting on the court is the way to achieve success, as he notched up four wins out of five and added bonus points to his tally too to put daylight between himself and the rest of field. David defeated the champ to join Max on one win, however Max just sneaks into second thanks to fewer games conceded on average per match.

Final Rankings:

  1. PETER MARTINAK [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Max Schreder 9.1 [W1, L1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. David Shekman [W1] 2
  4. Andrea Farnelli 10.1 [L2]
  5. Iain Howard [L1]
  6. Christian Foss 10.2 [L1]
  7. Gustav Fichardt withdrawn

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

David Shekman bt PETER MARTINAK (Apr 24) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
PETER MARTINAK bt Iain Howard (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-2
Max Schreder bt Andrea Farnelli (Apr 8) 7-5, 6-3
PETER MARTINAK bt Max Schreder (Apr 2) 6-2, 6-3
PETER MARTINAK bt Andrea Farnelli (Apr 1) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentPETER MARTINAK bt Christian Foss (Mar 25) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very,very close match.It could go either way."  -- Peter

Group Summary:

George got off to a slow start in his first match against Jeff, but once he hit the ground running he never looked back as his finishes with five wins under his belt and a place on the top of the podium. Daniel's four hard fought victories kept George on his toes and are more than enough to claim the silver.

Final Rankings:

  1. George Penman 10.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Daniel Mackintosh 10.2 [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Jeff Vurganov [W1, L3] 4
  4. Taihei Yamamoto 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Gaurav Dudhoria 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Alex Carle [L1]
  7. Gaurav Johri [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGeorge Penman bt Daniel Mackintosh (May 7) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Scoreline doesn't really do Dan justice. Deadly at the net and a good bloke to boot."  -- George
George Penman bt Alex Carle (May 1) 6-0, 6-0
George Penman bt Taihei Yamamoto (Apr 22) 6-4, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Mackintosh bt Jeff Vurganov (Apr 19) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game, back sore, Jeff is great"  -- Daniel
George Penman bt Gaurav Dudhoria (Apr 17) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Daniel Mackintosh bt Gaurav Dudhoria (Apr 17) 6-4, 7-5
Jeff Vurganov bt Gaurav Johri (Apr 15) 6-2, 6-4
Taihei Yamamoto bt Jeff Vurganov (Apr 9) 6-4, 6-4
Daniel Mackintosh bt Gaurav Johri (Apr 3) 6-4, 6-4
Daniel Mackintosh bt Taihei Yamamoto (Apr 3) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
George Penman bt Jeff Vurganov (Mar 19) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Group Summary:

Only three matches played in this group - what happened?! Please do let us know if you need help getting matches set up and played next time. Well done to James who played two and won two to take the crown. Samson also got a win on the board to finish second.

Final Rankings:

  1. James Lidgett 10.2 [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Samson Woodley [W1] 2
  3. David Onyon 10.2 [L2]
  4. Youssef Essaegh 10.2 [L1]
  5. Daniel Lynn
  6. Ian Agass
  7. Joseph Sako

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Lidgett bt David Onyon (Apr 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "What an enjoyable match. Quite frankly I'm very surprised the result went the way it did - it was much much closer than those figures read (never had so many deuce games!). Good luck in the rest of the league."  -- James
Reveal CommentJames Lidgett bt Youssef Essaegh (Apr 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable first match of the season on a surprisingly warm morning. All the best for the rest of the league Youssef!"  -- James
Reveal CommentSamson Woodley bt David Onyon (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing to be out playing tennis again! Weather was amazing, and thanks goes to David for organizing the courts! All the best in the next matches to everyone."  -- Samson


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Southwark & Borough archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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