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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.

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New River Sport and Fitness

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW Tel: 0208 881 2323 full venue details »

Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX Tel: full venue details »

Down Lane Recreation Ground

Park View Road, London, N17 Tel: full venue details »

Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA Tel: full venue details »

Priory Park

Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 8LP Tel: full venue details »

Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY Tel: full venue details »

Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB Tel: full venue details »

Bruce Castle Park

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Markfield Park

Crowland Road, London, N15 6EB Tel: full venue details »

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Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15 Tel: full venue details »

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL Tel: 020 7700 1370 full venue details »

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Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL Tel: full venue details »

Stationers Park

Mayfield Road, London, N8 Tel: full venue details »

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Chris Ward

"I had vacillated about joining a league for quite a while and I'm glad I did. It was a friendlier experience than I'd expected - I was ready for disputed line calls and broken racquets but that never happened! The winter weather was obviously a challenge throughout and I'm looking forward to balmier games - although they'll probably be balmy defeats for me in league 1…A suggestion would be a table ranking the local courts for quality and facilities, based on players' feedback. Thanks for all your work to make this enjoyable for us,"

Jay Lalljee

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Collapse AllFinsbury Park Singles - Round 52 | Thursday 3 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 December 2020)

It's a shame this round had to end early due to lockdown but at least we managed to get past the midway point meaning that you'll all receive a 50% round pass discount for next time! Well done for braving the often wintry weather to get so many matches played and we look forward to seeing you back in action before too long!

Group Summary:

Christopher's run of 4 wins without defeat saw him finish top of Group 1, two points clear of runner up James. Everyone managed to play at least one match and 6 of you earned midway bonus points so this was quite a busy group. Christopher had to dig deep against Richard with "some gruelling rallies throughout" but won the opening set tiebreak and withstood "a tonne of pressure" to win in straight sets, while James rallied after dropping the second set against Adam to edge the third in a tiebreak.

Final Rankings:

  1. Christopher Walker 10.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. James Hotson [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mark Przyrembel 8.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sameer Singh 8.1 [W2, L3, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Dobre 9.1 [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Alexis Michaelides [L1, UF1] 1
  8. Alastair Leeper [L1]
  9. Richard Rowlands [L1]

Match Results:

James Hotson bt Sameer Singh (Dec 30) 6-4, 6-1
Daniel Dobre bt Alexis Michaelides (Dec 28) Walkover
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Daniel Dobre (Dec 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in nice conditions on Christmas eve! Thanks Daniel and good luck for the rest of the league. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentSameer Singh v Alexis Michaelides (Dec 22) 4-6, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Sameer to serve first in the third set. "  -- Sameer
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Daniel Dobre (Dec 20) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky conditions today with the sun surprisingly playing a big factor as it was very difficult to see on one side of the court! Daniel played some lovely drop shots and it was nice to have a hit afterwards too. Thanks for the match. "  -- Christopher

Match of the Group:

James Hotson bt Adam Etinson (Dec 19) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Mark Przyrembel (Dec 16) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another many-houred slugfest with Mark. Really physically demanding match. Looking forward to the next one."  -- Adam
Mark Przyrembel bt Sameer Singh (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentSameer Singh bt Alastair Leeper (Dec 8) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun session of tennis in the winter sun (in our eyes on one side of the court!). Thanks for the game Ali and good luck for the rest of the league! "  -- Sameer
Mark Przyrembel bt Daniel Dobre (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Sameer Singh (Dec 6) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sameer hit some cracking forehand winners as well as mixing in some great dropshots to constantly keep me on my toes! It was a fun match played in great spirits. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher
James Hotson bt Daniel Dobre (Dec 6) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Adam Etinson (Dec 5) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable game against Adam with lots of hard fought points and long games. The score doesn't fairly reflect the closeness of the match with lots of deuces and close games that I managed to just edge out. Thanks for the match. "  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Richard Rowlands (Dec 4) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really tough battle spanning the full 2 hours with some gruelling rallies throughout. Every game seemed to go to deuce and there were not many free points available! Richard played some cracking forehands and made a number of excellent gets to put my game under a tonne of pressure. Thanks for the match. "  -- Christopher

Group Summary:

Rory notched up 4 wins without defeat to top the table ahead of Christoph, who himself edged clear of Robert who also won 3 matches. Sadly Christoph had to retire against Rory in what could have been a title decider, while Robert's wins included close competitive matches against Tom and George.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rory O'Keeffe [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christoph Roth 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Dowling [W3] 6
  4. Tom Bryant [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Andrew Whelan [W1, L2, UF1] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Peter Claxton [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. George Kaye [L1, UF1]
  8. Sam Harvey [L1]
  9. Ben Mason 8.2

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentRobert Dowling bt Tom Bryant (Jan 3) 5-7, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Tom. Many long rallies and could easily have gone either way. "  -- Robert
Reveal CommentRobert Dowling bt George Kaye (Dec 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive match in the cold under the lights at Finsbury Pk. Some great (and not as great) tennis was played. B enjoyable. Thanks George."  -- Robert
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Tom Bryant (Dec 28) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately had to pause due to the heavy rain. Looking forward to continue. We left at Christoph's serve 40:15."  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Peter Claxton (Dec 25) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match under the winter sun!"  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye v Andrew Whelan (Dec 24) 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Andrew unfortunately injured, so TBC "  -- George
Reveal CommentAndrew Whelan bt Peter Claxton (Dec 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Pete enjoyed the slice battles "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRory O'Keeffe bt Sam Harvey (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game under the Clissold Park lights - about a million deuces at 2-1 in the second. Could have been a different story had Sam levelled. Thanks for the match."  -- Rory
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Andrew Whelan (Dec 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great battle. Andrew didn't give in and was fighting until the end. We were close to going into a decider."  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentTom Bryant bt Peter Claxton (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable game under the sun. Thanks Tom"  -- Peter
Reveal CommentRobert Dowling bt Andrew Whelan (Dec 10) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Had my chance in the first set,great play by rob Look forward to a rematch clay some Thursday mate ,well.done "  -- Andrew
Reveal CommentRory O'Keeffe bt Tom Bryant (Dec 8) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match in the December sun with several deuce games and interesting rallies. Thanks Tom, look forward to the next one!"  -- Rory
Reveal CommentRory O'Keeffe bt Peter Claxton (Dec 6) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pete took a tumble in game one and aggravated an old squash injury so the score not a fair reflection, but he valiantly carried on - thanks for the game and the hit afterwards!"  -- Rory
Rory O'Keeffe bt Christoph Roth (Dec 5) 5-2 Christoph Roth Retired

Group Summary:

There was a clear winner at the top of Group 3 when play was stopped, with Loic finishing 6 points clear of runner up Mike thanks to winning 4 matches and earning midway bonus points. Kudos to Mike for winning their head to head though, the final set played under floodlights and going to a tiebreak. Meanwhile Lukasz notched up an equally epic win against Jamie also across 3 sets!

Final Rankings:

  1. Loic Genest [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mike Park [W2, UF1] 5 RUNNER UP
  3. Toby Lister [W2] 4
  4. Stuart Pollard [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Varun Chandran [W1, L1] 2
  7. Lukasz Lukaszewski 8.1 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Toby Aikins [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLoic Genest bt Lukasz Lukaszewski (Dec 30) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "What a great game! With some amazing rallies! Thanks Lukasz!"  -- Loic
Varun Chandran bt Stuart Pollard (Dec 28) 6-4, 6-1
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 26) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Reveal CommentLoic Genest bt Stuart Pollard (Dec 24) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a tight game even though the score doesn't really reflect it. Thanks for the game Stuart!"  -- Loic
Reveal CommentLoic Genest bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very pleasant match with nice weather conditions and a lot of deuces! Thanks for the game Jamie!"  -- Loic
Reveal CommentMike Park v Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 19) 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Sorry Jamie lost track of who was serving if you can remember!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentMike Park bt Stuart Pollard (Dec 18) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Extremely close game on a windy day -- as the scoreline shows, the match could've easily gone either way. Cheers Stuart, really enjoyed it."  -- Mike
Reveal CommentToby Lister bt Loic Genest (Dec 18) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight first set and some great rallies throughout the match. Thanks for the game Loic."  -- Toby

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMike Park bt Loic Genest (Dec 17) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Great, very close game over two days -- one set each in the first two hours, and then the final set under floodlights finished with a tie break, could've gone either way. Cheers Loic!"  -- Mike
Reveal CommentToby Lister bt Toby Aikins (Dec 16) 6-0, 2-0 Toby Aikins Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately Toby had to retire because of an injury, but we were having a good knock and he's a great guy. Hope you recover soon."  -- Toby
Reveal CommentStuart Pollard bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 12) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tight game played in the right spirit in blustery conditions. Thanks for the match, Jamie!"  -- Stuart
Reveal CommentLoic Genest bt Varun Chandran (Dec 10) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game with a lot of long deuces that could have gone either way."  -- Loic

Group Summary:

This was a quiet group with sadly lots of matches left to schedule and just 4 matches played, however the honours go to Phoenix who recorded 2 wins and finished just ahead of runner up Ozum. There was a close win for Fumiko against Philip too.

Final Rankings:

  1. Phoenix Davies [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Ozum Safaoglu [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Fumiko Mihara [W1, L1] 2
  4. Reece Kyle [L1]
  5. Philip Harvey [L2]
  6. Andy Fraser
  7. Manthos Pallas
  8. Martha Gill
  9. Nino Hunter

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPhoenix Davies bt Fumiko Mihara (Dec 17) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match and a lot of very close games! "  -- Phoenix

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentFumiko Mihara bt Philip Harvey (Dec 16) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "We played tie break at the second match, 7-5"  -- Fumiko
Phoenix Davies bt Philip Harvey (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-0
Ozum Safaoglu bt Reece Kyle (Dec 8) 6-4, 6-0

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Daniel for playing all 7 matches and winning 6 to end the round as group champion, his only defeat coming against runner up Joe. His match against Pablo ran across 2 sessions with Daniel eventually edging a third set tiebreak, and he had to work hard against Oliver too with "2 hours of really friendly and competitive tennis". An exciting group.

Final Rankings:

  1. Daniel Lacava 9.2 [W6, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Joe Barron 10.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Pablo Lemos [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Oliver Secluna 8.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Shahed Islam [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Catherine Mullen [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Arpan Ganguli [L1]
  8. John Hall 10.1 [L2]

Match Results:

Joe Barron bt Daniel Lacava (Jan 1) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Daniel Lacava bt John Hall (Dec 29) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentJoe Barron bt Pablo Lemos (Dec 28) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a freezing evening. Thanks Pablo. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentOliver Secluna bt Shahed Islam (Dec 28) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with some good rallies, on a very cold day"  -- Oliver
Reveal CommentJoe Barron bt Oliver Secluna (Dec 27) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "I just clinched a rollercoaster first set where we both battled with the low winter sun. Joe ran away with the second set, then we ran out of time."  -- Oliver
Daniel Lacava bt Shahed Islam (Dec 24) 6-1, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Lacava bt Pablo Lemos (Dec 22) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "I’m serving from the south side to start the 4th game..."  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Lacava bt Oliver Secluna (Dec 22) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "It was 2 hours of really friendly and competitive tennis. Lots of long rallies and many deuces ...6/5 to Oliver and 40/30 serving from the south side to take the second set. "  -- Daniel
Reveal CommentDaniel Lacava bt Arpan Ganguli (Dec 13) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some excellent shot-making."  -- Arpan
Reveal CommentPablo Lemos bt Catherine Mullen (Dec 11) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very fun match, much more leveled than the score suggests, with some really good points!"  -- Pablo
Daniel Lacava bt Catherine Mullen (Dec 9) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentShahed Islam bt Catherine Mullen (Dec 9) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the game, super player with some excellent shots. Look forward to playing again soon. "  -- Shahed
Reveal CommentJoe Barron bt John Hall (Dec 4) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "A good match on a very cold evening. Thanks John."  -- Joe

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Haringey.

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 match tiebreak, 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) 

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