Southwark Tennis League

Welcome to the league!

Friendly, competitive tennis on Southwark & Borough's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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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Join The League

New rounds for the Southwark & Borough league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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Friendly, competitive tennis in Southwark & Borough!

Adult players of all standards are warmly invited to join this friendly league. Everyone is welcome.

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.

New to the league?

Click on the round you want to join (see the links above) and we will guide you though the process! You will be asked to pay the round fee and complete the player questionnaire which will help us get you great matches.

If you would like to register before you commit to a round, complete the form here...


Returning players

Choose the round you wish to join from your account page, or choose from the links at the top of the page. And let the tennis begin!

Getting started

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 contact us and we will be happy to help!

Primary Venues

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

Saint George's Road, London, SE1 6ER
Tel: 020 7735 3294

Two floodlit courts.

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

£7/hour peak (Mon-Fri 4:30pm - 8pm and weekends); £4.50/hour off peak.

Tanner Street Park

Tanner Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, SE1 3LE

Four, free to use tennis courts!

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

Free to use

Archbishops Park

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

Two outdoor hard courts within a stone's throw of the the Archbishop's palace! Phone to book

Opening Times:

9am to dusk

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

£5.10 per hour

Colombo Centre

34-68 Colombo Street, Southwark, London, SE1 8DP

Our two outdoor floodlit tennis courts, located at Paris Gardens. . Courts are floodlit

# of Outdoor Courts: 2

£9 per hour at weekends and £12 per hour,  Monday – Friday

Website: Columbo Centre

Bacon's Community Sports Centre

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

Well used by the local community, this is a great facility based at Bacon's College. Its 4 floodlit courts are due for a 6 week refurbishment in 2016.

Opening Times:

Weekdays 6pm-10pm

Weekends 10am-7pm

# of Outdoor Courts: 4

£8 an hour

Other Venues

The Burgess Park Tennis Centre

44 Addington Square, London, SE5 7JZ
Tel: 020 7703 4275

The Southwark City Tennis Club is based at the centre the courts are run in conjunction with the Be Active Social Enterprise. Anyone is welcome to play on these public courts, but the centre also operates a membership scheme and inaddition to our local league there is a thriving club box league. There are seven courts in all, two Acrylic, four Macadam (two floodlit) and one practice wall. 

Opening Times:

Check with venue

# of Outdoor Courts: 6

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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Report your results

Collapse AllSouthwark & Borough Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 8 December 2016 to Wednesday 15 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 January 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jerome Gonthier 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Pierluigi Ricchiuti [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Cat (Catalin) Rapeanu 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Taihei Yamamoto 9.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Lush 7.2 [W1] 2
  6. Bart-Jan Henkelman 10.2
  7. Christian Foss 10.2
  8. Jamie Hughes 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Lush bt Pierluigi Ricchiuti (Jan 8) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky to keep upright on a damp court, most points were quite short and my aggression paid off!"  -- James
Reveal CommentJerome Gonthier bt Taihei Yamamoto (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "nice match. i had to be good"  -- Jerome
Reveal CommentCat (Catalin) Rapeanu bt Pierluigi Ricchiuti (Dec 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Seriously intense match. Pierluigi is a consistent player and i feel that the score doesn't accurately reflect how tight the games were"  -- Cat (Catalin)
Pierluigi Ricchiuti bt Taihei Yamamoto (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-2
Taihei Yamamoto bt Cat (Catalin) Rapeanu (Dec 16) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (13-11)
Reveal CommentJerome Gonthier bt Cat (Catalin) Rapeanu (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "great match the score doesn't reflect the match physiognomy Cat is very powerful player"  -- Jerome

Current Rankings:

  1. Andrea Farnelli 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tom Bryan 10.2 [W1] 2
  3. Daniel Lynn [L1]
  4. Jeff Vurganov [L1]
  5. David Onyon 10.2
  6. Ian Agass

Match Results:

Andrea Farnelli bt Daniel Lynn (Dec 22) 6-3, 6-4
Andrea Farnelli bt Jeff Vurganov (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Bryan bt Andrea Farnelli (Dec 16) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hard fought, close game on the icy courts of Burgess Park. Could have gone either way!"  -- Tom


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


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


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