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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

New River Sport and Fitness

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
Tel: 0208 881 2323
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Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
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Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA
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Priory Park

Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 8LP
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Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY
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Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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Bruce Castle Park

Lordship Lane, London, N17
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Markfield Park

Crowland Road, London, N15 6EB
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Other Venues

Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15
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Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Pavilion

Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL
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Stationers Park

Mayfield Road, London, N8
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"I've really enjoyed the tennis, especially the 2nd round (despite losing every match!). I really felt I learnt a lot from playing against some good opponents"

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Collapse AllFinsbury Park Singles - Round 47 | Thursday 19 September 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 October 2019)

Well done everyone for taking part in the 47th round of the Haringey League! It's a wonderful record and over the years thousands of matches have been played. We have a change for next round. With the re-generation of the Finsbury Park Courts (lights are on their way!) the league will be re-named the Finsbury Park League. We will be working closely with Finsbury Park Tennis to build on what you have achieved already and hope to expand and grow the league. But we will still be Haringey focused too, so all your existing venues will be approved as places to play your matches. Here's looking forward to 2020 tennis and wishing you all the very best for the holidays!

Group Summary:

Another extremely tight top group in the Haringey league with Razvan and Uche matching each-other for total number of wins and both earning their bonus points. That meant they ended up on ten points each but luckily the group can be decided on their head-to-head, and that went decisively Razvan's way! Well done all and only two matches in the whole group not played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Razvan Telitoiu 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Uche Onyema 7.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Chris Brees [W2, L1] 5
  4. James West [W2, L2] 5
  5. James Begg 9.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Giles Cornwall 10.1 [L5] 2

Match Results:

Uche Onyema bt James West (Nov 12) 6-3, 6-0
James West bt James Begg (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames West bt Giles Cornwall (Nov 4) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Shame we had to do a tiebreak to finish but we ran out of time. Great knock - very evenly matched."  -- James
Chris Brees bt James Begg (Oct 28) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Giles Cornwall (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-4
Razvan Telitoiu bt Giles Cornwall (Oct 19) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Reveal CommentRazvan Telitoiu bt James West (Oct 13) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great game James. We played most of it in the rain but it was worth it. Looking forward to play again."  -- Razvan
Razvan Telitoiu bt James Begg (Oct 6) 7-5, 6-3
Uche Onyema bt Chris Brees (Oct 5) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentJames Begg bt Giles Cornwall (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Closer game than score suggests. Thanks for the game Giles! Looking forward to next one. J"  -- James
Chris Brees bt Giles Cornwall (Oct 1) 6-3, 6-2
Razvan Telitoiu bt Uche Onyema (Sep 28) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Uche Onyema bt James Begg (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-4

Group Summary:

Now had Mark backed up his three wins with a few more matches this could easily have been his group, after all he had a nice win over the eventual winner. But that's league tennis for you where, when push comes to shove, it is the points that count! So Alexis is rewarded for his three wins and his great scheduling effort - more matches played than anyone else in the group. Well done!

Final Rankings:

  1. Alexis Michaelides [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mark Przyrembel 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alistair Munday [W1, L1] 3
  4. Michael Carter 8.2 [W1] 2
  5. Aleksandar Natovski 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  6. Paul Britton [W1] 2
  7. William Young [L3] 1
  8. Andy Sayer [L2]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt William Young (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Will changed his racket at 0-4 in the 2nd set, saved 3 match points and took the 2nd on a tie break so it all came down to a close 3rd set tie break "  -- Alexis
Aleksandar Natovski bt Alexis Michaelides (Nov 8) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt Alistair Munday (Nov 3) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A highly enjoyable and good scrap that came down to a few close points - thx for game Ali "  -- Alexis
Mark Przyrembel bt Alexis Michaelides (Oct 15) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlistair Munday bt William Young (Oct 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very close & enjoyable match. Thanks for the game Will & good to meet you"  -- Alistair
Mark Przyrembel bt Andy Sayer (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3
Mark Przyrembel bt Aleksandar Natovski (Oct 3) 7-5, 6-3
Alexis Michaelides bt Andy Sayer (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-4
Paul Britton bt Alexis Michaelides (Sep 28) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMichael Carter bt William Young (Sep 22) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game played in a good spirit. Score flatters. There were some close rallies. Difference was probably that I had a better serve day. "  -- Michael

Group Summary:

Maybe the trailing players lost heart a little after they saw Charlie storm into a lead, but the truth is, with plenty more points left on the table, Charlie was catch-able. But let us take nothing from our champ and his unbeaten run to the top spot! Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Charlie Clinton 8.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Christoph Roth [W1, L1, UF1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Rory O'Keeffe [W1, L1] 3
  4. Luke Smyth 10.1 [UF1] 1
  5. Daniel Marshall [L1]
  6. Matthew Dunning [L2]
  7. Andrew Hammerton
  8. Jermaine Francis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRory O'Keeffe bt Matthew Dunning (Oct 28) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game under the floodlights before being locked inside Clissold Park after dark."  -- Rory

Match of the Group:

Charlie Clinton bt Christoph Roth (Oct 19) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Charlie Clinton bt Matthew Dunning (Oct 13) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Rory O'Keeffe (Oct 6) 6-1, 4-6, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "Great match under quite ridiculous wind conditions."  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentLuke Smyth v Christoph Roth (Sep 22) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Another tight game with Christoph. 3rd set to be completed.."  -- Luke
Charlie Clinton bt Daniel Marshall (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-1

Group Summary:

A fantastic debut performance from Billy who went the extra mile to get matches played and took the top spot despite losing to runner-up Kevin.

Final Rankings:

  1. Billy Hohnen-ford [W4, L1] 8 WINNER
  2. Kevin Hall 9.1 [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Vahid Karimi [W2, L1] 4
  4. Louise Mellor [W1, L3] 2
  5. Massimiliano Rossi [W1, L4] 2
  6. Dan O'Neil [L1] 1
  7. Will Grice [L1]

Match Results:

Kevin Hall bt Massimiliano Rossi (Nov 13) 6-4, 6-3
Kevin Hall bt Billy Hohnen-ford (Nov 10) Walkover
Billy Hohnen-ford bt Vahid Karimi (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentLouise Mellor bt Massimiliano Rossi (Oct 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match, and lovely to be out in the sunshine between the rainy weather..."  -- Louise

Match of the Group:

Billy Hohnen-ford bt Dan O'Neil (Oct 22) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Kevin Hall bt Louise Mellor (Oct 20) 6-3, 6-1
Vahid Karimi bt Massimiliano Rossi (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentMassimiliano Rossi bt Will Grice (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "a nice match in a rare dry day, hope we can play again!"  -- Massimiliano
Reveal CommentBilly Hohnen-ford bt Louise Mellor (Oct 5) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, great sportsmanship"  -- Billy
Vahid Karimi bt Louise Mellor (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentBilly Hohnen-ford bt Massimiliano Rossi (Sep 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good game, and my opponent was a very good sport."  -- Billy

Group Summary:

Only the lightest sprinklings of matches played in this group, but a competitive finish nevertheless with Andrea and Michael tied on points. The gold medal though goes to newcomer to the league, Andrea, who prevailed in their head-to-head. Well played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Andrea Colapinto [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Michael Goold 10.1 [W2, L1] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Jaroslaw Laka [L1] 1
  4. Nino Hunter [L1] 1
  5. Guilherme Lopes [L1]
  6. Ashley Marshall 9.2
  7. Claire Baker

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentMichael Goold bt Jaroslaw Laka (Oct 20) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Cold weather, a low sun and dewy court meant the conditions weren't the best, but we made a good match of it."  -- Michael
Andrea Colapinto bt Guilherme Lopes (Oct 10) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichael Goold bt Nino Hunter (Oct 5) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Really close, lots of deuce games."  -- Michael
Andrea Colapinto bt Michael Goold (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-2

Group Summary:

Again, we could have done with some more matches played in the group, but we do know the winner beat the runner up, a wonderful three-setter worth the admittance fee all by itself! Well done to Gordon, who takes the gold and Natalie who begins her league career in style.

Final Rankings:

  1. Gordon McCullough [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Natalie Gupta [W1, L1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Sabrina Ingenerf [L2]
  4. Carol Romaya-Akyuz 10.2
  5. Drew Campbell
  6. James Lever
  7. Laura Gosein
  8. Ruesharn Bryan 9.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNatalie Gupta bt Sabrina Ingenerf (Oct 20) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good Game"  -- Natalie

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGordon McCullough bt Natalie Gupta (Oct 8) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Brilliant game with Natalie. Some amazing strokes and we survived a court invasion from a very brave squirrel. It could have gone either way but it was all played in a great spirit and was really great fun. "  -- Gordon
Reveal CommentGordon McCullough bt Sabrina Ingenerf (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, despite a down pour mid way through. Got some great recommendations from Sabrina for good curry wurst in London. "  -- Gordon

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Finsbury Park archive.
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) 

Comments:
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