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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 6 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 26 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 June 2017)

Southwark had a really exciting round with incredibly tight matches in all groups, showing just how evenly matched the players were! Three-setters, tiebreaks and rollercoaster scorelines made for some gripping tennis, and the comments demonstrate Southwark’s friendly and competitive spirit. Well played everyone – here’s to the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Roberto, who comes top of the group with an impressive clean sweep of four matches! Well done also to runner-up Peter, and a special mention to all players who scored bonus points. This round, Roberto and Peter had an exciting three-setter, Peter and Thomas had two very tight sets, and Roberto and Thomas got some great rallies!

Final Rankings:

  1. Roberto Scrinzi 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Peter Martinak [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas Hay [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Bart-Jan Henkelman 10.2 [W1] 2
  5. George Penman 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Michael Sebti [L1]
  7. Jim Texter

Match Results:

Roberto Scrinzi bt Michael Sebti (Jul 5) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRoberto Scrinzi bt Thomas Hay (Jun 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, the result is not fair. A lot of long rallies with incredible top spin and only some mistakes by Tom have decided the result! Thanks "  -- Roberto
Peter Martinak bt Thomas Hay (Jun 24) 7-5, 7-5
Roberto Scrinzi bt George Penman (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-2
Thomas Hay bt George Penman (Jun 16) 6-2, 6-2
Peter Martinak bt George Penman (Jun 13) 7-5, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Roberto Scrinzi bt Peter Martinak (Jun 10) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Bart-Jan Henkelman bt Peter Martinak (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-4

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Andrea whose three wins led him to victory this round, and to Chris who was only one point behind! Andrea had gripping three-set matches with topsy-turvy scorelines against both Chris and Christian, Hannah and Chris had a close two sets, and Andrea and Hannah had a very tight match. It would be great to see some players scoring bonus points next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrea Farnelli 10.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Chris Hardy [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Elspeth Jackson [W1, L1] 3
  4. Christian Foss 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Hannah Goldstein [L3]

Match Results:

Andrea Farnelli bt Hannah Goldstein (Jul 18) 6-3, 6-3
Chris Hardy bt Hannah Goldstein (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-3
Chris Hardy bt Elspeth Jackson (Jul 16) 3-6 Elspeth Jackson Retired

Match of the Group:

Andrea Farnelli bt Chris Hardy (Jul 15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Elspeth Jackson bt Hannah Goldstein (Jul 10) 6-0, 6-0
Andrea Farnelli bt Christian Foss (Jun 17) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Christian Foss bt Chris Hardy (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-2

Group Summary:

Jeff’s stunning clean sweep of four matches allowed him to win this round, with Freddie as runner-up – well done both! Freddie and Taihei had a rollercoaster match over three sets, Jeff and Guarav had a gripping second set, Jeff and Taihei’s first set was incredibly close, and Skye and Catherine had a very tight match. Well played everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jeff Vurganov [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Freddie Priestley [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Taihei Yamamoto 9.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Skye Saltzman [W1, L2] 2
  5. Catherine Lillycrop [L3]
  6. Gaurav Johri [L1]

Match Results:

Skye Saltzman bt Catherine Lillycrop (Jul 21) 6-3, 6-3
Taihei Yamamoto bt Skye Saltzman (Jul 16) 6-3, 6-0
Jeff Vurganov bt Catherine Lillycrop (Jul 13) 6-2, 6-4
Jeff Vurganov bt Taihei Yamamoto (Jul 8) 7-5, 6-2
Jeff Vurganov bt Skye Saltzman (Jul 6) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentJeff Vurganov bt Gaurav Johri (Jul 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Second set was very tough Could go either way"  -- Jeff

Match of the Group:

Freddie Priestley bt Taihei Yamamoto (Jun 11) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Freddie Priestley bt Catherine Lillycrop (Jun 11) 6-1, 6-3

Group Summary:

It’s no coincidence that the two players at the top of the group were the only ones to score bonus points this round – keen match organisation really can make all the difference! Congratulations Jose and Lee. Charlotte and Nicola had an exciting match with an unpredictable scoreline, Emma and Charlotte had a tight first set, and David and Emma battled through the heat!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jose Sanchez [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Lee Crighton [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. David Onyon 10.2 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Emma Corke [W1, L3] 2
  5. Charlotte Gibson [W1, L3] 2
  6. Nicola Halas [L4] 1

Match Results:

David Onyon bt Nicola Halas (Jul 26) Walkover
Reveal CommentEmma Corke bt Charlotte Gibson (Jul 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "The score did not reflect the match! Especially in the first set we were very evenly matched"  -- Emma
JOSE SANCHEZ bt Charlotte Gibson (Jul 17) 6-1, 6-3
Lee Crighton bt David Onyon (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Charlotte Gibson bt Nicola Halas (Jul 12) 6-4, 2-6, [10-8]
JOSE SANCHEZ bt Emma Corke (Jul 2) 6-0, 6-3
JOSE SANCHEZ bt David Onyon (Jun 24) 6-1, 6-1
JOSE SANCHEZ bt Nicola Halas (Jun 19) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentLee Crighton bt Emma Corke (Jun 18) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, the score doesn't reflect the match!"  -- Lee
Reveal CommentDavid Onyon bt Emma Corke (Jun 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match - even in the blistering heat! A lot of excellent returns by Emma and so could have gone either way. "  -- David
Lee Crighton bt Charlotte Gibson (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-2
Lee Crighton bt Nicola Halas (Jun 12) 6-4, 6-3
JOSE SANCHEZ bt Lee Crighton (Jun 10) 7-5, 6-4


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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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