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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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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 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

Lordship Lane, London, N17 Tel: full venue details »

Markfield Park

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

Other Venues

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 »

Pavilion

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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"Thanks for organising, you've done a brilliant job. I'll definitely be signing up for the second round. I really enjoyed the first round of matches."

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Collapse AllFinsbury Park Singles - Round 50 | Thursday 20 August 2020 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 16 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Mark Przyrembel 9.2 [W4, L1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luca Calderone 8.1 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Cowie 7.2 [W3, L1] 6
  5. Andrew Whelan [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Henry Jonscher [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Daniel Dobre 9.1 [W1] 2
  8. Fraser Salvage [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  9. George Vasey

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJamie Cowie bt Mark Przyrembel (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Serve and volley was the tactic of choice. Even then it was difficult to feel in control in swirling winds, with smatterings of rain and a healthy dose of sun in your eyes all at the same time. Trying to use the wind to bend shots back into play isn't really how the game is played at the elite level but down here in LTL it pays the bills! A lot of frustration on both sides as we weren't delivering our best tennis but there were some points of real quality amongst the unforced errors. Thanks for a great match, I'm sure we'll meet again"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentDaniel Dobre bt Henry Jonscher (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game. Thanks Henry "  -- Daniel
Mark Przyrembel bt Henry Jonscher (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Andrew Whelan (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Andrew, on a beautiful day! Second set was very close. Looking forward to playing again soon. "  -- Adam
Mark Przyrembel bt Luca Calderone (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-2
Mark Przyrembel bt Fraser Salvage (Sep 7) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Cowie bt Henry Jonscher (Sep 7) 0-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Henry was utterly untouchable in the first set - I barely got a racket on his serves and time and time again he delivered return winners off of mine. In the second set the cracks began to show, the new balls lost their liveliness and I got a few more fractions of a second to try and drag myself back into the match. With the wind I at least had a bit of unpredictability on my side and the game plan that won Henry the first set so easily started to unravel in the second and third. I also started to serve a little more effectively and by the end we were battling out most points on an equal footing. Thanks for the match and good luck in all the others"  -- Jamie
Andrew Whelan bt Jamie Cowie (Sep 6) Walkover
Mark Przyrembel bt Andrew Whelan (Sep 3) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Cowie bt Fraser Salvage (Sep 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "The day after Andy rallies from two sets to love down to scrape into R2 of the US Open, Fraser was coming back from his own injury layoff. As reggaeton played loudly two courts away (yes, really) a smattering of rain greased the court, making the balls heavy and holding serve tough. We spent about 20 minutes in the third game as he set about breaking my serve and was finally rewarded. Sharp volleys and some great counterpunches littered the match, thrilling our 1 spectator who neither of us knew. The atmosphere really amped up at 3-all in set 2 when he turned off the reggaeton, took a seat on the floor and overruled a line call towards the business end of the match! Luckily it wasn't a best of 5 so I took the win and the comeback was off"  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Adam Etinson (Sep 1) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Long exhausting match with Adam, after a quick first set I took advantage of a small injuries of him, and I maged to scrap home in the third set, when we were both resisting to a total collapse." -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Andrew Whelan (Aug 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Several intriguing rallies with some deadly dropshots and passing shots from Andrew, who is able to cover all the court with good sprinting skills. Looking forward for more matches, Andrew. "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Fraser Salvage (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Enoyable match in a cool and windy morning, with some very nice rallies, and some surprising serve and volley from Fraser. See you next"  -- Luca
Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Henry Jonscher (Aug 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match against Henry on a blustering, drizzling, chaotic day! Looking forward to a rematch soon."  -- Adam
Reveal CommentLuca Calderone bt Henry Jonscher (Aug 24) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "An uncertain match with a passionate hard hitter with a frightening serve, who thankfully kept battering the net instead of me today. I doubt I would had been able to get trough a third set. Looking forward for a second match, Henry. see you soon"  -- Luca

Current Rankings:

  1. Alexis Michaelides [W3, L2, UF1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Stephen Young 8.1 [W2, UF1] 4
  3. Christoph Roth 9.2 [W1, UF2] 4
  4. Ollie Corton [L3, UF1] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ben Mason 8.2 [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  6. Luke Smyth 10.1 [UF1] 1
  7. George Kaye [L1, UF1]
  8. Anna Calcagno

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Young bt Alexis Michaelides (Sep 26) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We did not have time to play a full final set so we played first to 4. I won 4-2 but the system does not allow me to enter this as a valid score. So I've entered 6-4 instead."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth v Ben Mason (Sep 26) 5-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Christoph to serve in second set"  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth v Stephen Young (Sep 20) 4-1, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Christoph to serve"  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye v Ollie Corton (Sep 17) 3-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Unfortunately for Ollie he pulled up with injury, hopefully we can continue again soon."  -- George
Luke Smyth v Alexis Michaelides (Sep 12) 4-6, 6-3 TBC
Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt George Kaye (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game managed to stay consistent despite GK surge in the 2nd set - always a competitive game with George "  -- Alexis
Stephen Young bt Ollie Corton (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentChristoph Roth bt Alexis Michaelides (Sep 6) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a fight! Felt like we were playing 2 hours just on the first set! Christoph was 5:3 in the lead in the first, but then Alexis came back with a vengeance, but failed to transform his two set points at 6:5 into a winning opener. The score of the second set is also quite misleading. It was quite the tight match. Thanks Alexis! Was great fun! "  -- Christoph
Reveal CommentBen Mason bt Ollie Corton (Sep 4) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "bit of a swinging game with two surfaces and two sets of balls, but good fun"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt Ollie Corton (Aug 26) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive game and lots of hard hitting on the clay - the first game of each set were both 10mins+"  -- Alexis
Reveal CommentAlexis Michaelides bt Ben Mason (Aug 23) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on the clay like surface - thx for game Ben "  -- Alexis

Current Rankings:

  1. Tom Bryant [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Rory O'Keeffe [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charlie Clinton 8.1 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [L3, UF1] 3
  5. Audrey Mahieu [W1] 2
  6. Raashid Nayeem [L2, UF1] 1
  7. Philip Harvey [L2]
  8. Lauren Kitchen

Match Results:

Rory O'Keeffe bt Philip Harvey (Sep 27) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentRory O'Keeffe bt Jamie Riggs-long (Sep 22) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Didn't quite have time to finish this rollercoaster match up! TBC. 30-30, Rory to serve...."  -- Rory
Reveal CommentRory O'Keeffe bt Raashid Nayeem (Sep 16) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match and a great close second set, thanks Raashid!"  -- Rory
Charlie Clinton bt Rory O'Keeffe (Sep 15) 7-5, 6-3
Reveal CommentTom Bryant bt Rory O'Keeffe (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Rory. Was lots of fun. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long v Raashid Nayeem (Sep 12) 7-5, 3-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A great close game! We both won our respective sets by racing out to a lead and being pulled back before breaking ahead again. Let’s see which way the third goes! "  -- Jamie
Tom Bryant bt Raashid Nayeem (Sep 4) 7-5, 6-4
Tom Bryant bt Charlie Clinton (Sep 4) 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-1
Charlie Clinton bt Jamie Riggs-long (Sep 2) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Reveal CommentTom Bryant bt Philip Harvey (Aug 27) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match in the Finsbury Park early morning sunshine. "  -- Tom
Reveal CommentAudrey Mahieu bt Jamie Riggs-long (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match, with lots of rallies!"  -- Audrey

Current Rankings:

  1. Robert Dowling [W3] 6
  2. Alvin Yu [W2, L1, UF1] 6
  3. Jamie Horton [W2] 4
  4. Varun Chandran [L1, UF1] 1
  5. Norman Freshney 8.2 [L2] 1
  6. Pol Clària-Ribas [L3]
  7. Sean Walsh

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Dowling bt Alvin Yu (Sep 27) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "We both knew we were in for a match when the first service game took 15 minutes with saw long rallies and numerous deuces! After winning one set each the match was decided by tiebreak and could easily have gone either way with the final shots played in semi-darkness at Finsbury Park. Thanks for the game Alvin - you made me work for that! "  -- Robert
Jamie Horton bt Varun Chandran (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-2
Robert Dowling bt Pol Clària-Ribas (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-2
Alvin Yu v Varun Chandran (Sep 20) 4-6, 6-3, 5-4 TBC
Robert Dowling bt Norman Freshney (Sep 17) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlvin Yu bt Norman Freshney (Sep 7) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5

Player Comments:

  • ''Phew - lengthy match played over 2 days at Spring Hill. Well played Alvin!''-- Norman
Alvin Yu bt Pol Clària-Ribas (Sep 6) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Horton bt Pol Clària-Ribas (Aug 31) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks very much for the match Pol, and good luck in all your other matches!"  -- Jamie

Current Rankings:

  1. Pauls Ilzins 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Fumiko Mihara [W3, L2] 8
  3. Nino Hunter [W2, L1] 4
  4. Oliver Secluna 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Victoria Hanau-Schaumburg [UF1]
  6. Gustaf Schuler [L2, UF1]
  7. David Silva 9.2 [L3]
  8. Daljit Nijjar

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOliver Secluna bt David Silva (Sep 27) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in blustery conditions"  -- Oliver
Fumiko Mihara bt David Silva (Sep 27) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentNino Hunter bt Fumiko Mihara (Sep 26) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fantastic game Miko, very hard fought and very enjoyable"  -- Nino
Fumiko Mihara bt Oliver Secluna (Sep 20) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentPauls Ilzins bt Nino Hunter (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early morning match! Thanks for organising Nino"  -- Pauls
Fumiko Mihara bt Gustaf Schuler (Sep 5) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentNino Hunter bt David Silva (Sep 5) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game David!"  -- Nino
Pauls Ilzins bt Fumiko Mihara (Sep 4) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Gustaf Schuler v Victoria Hanau-Schaumburg (Sep 2) TBC
Pauls Ilzins bt Gustaf Schuler (Aug 26) 6-2, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Michael Goold 10.1 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Pascal Thiebaut [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Joe Barron 10.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Arpan Ganguli [L2, UF1] withdrawn 2
  5. Shreya Sonthalia [L2, UF1] 2
  6. Sophie Dekoning-Teasdale [L2]
  7. Claire Baker [L1]
  8. Leonore Knoetig

Match Results:

Michael Goold bt Claire Baker (Sep 27) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Michael Goold bt Sophie Dekoning-Teasdale (Sep 19) 6-1, 6-1
Pascal Thiebaut bt Arpan Ganguli (Sep 16) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJoe Barron bt Pascal Thiebaut (Sep 15) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, so close all the way. Absolutely knackered after, was a hot evening."  -- Joe
Reveal CommentPascal Thiebaut bt Shreya Sonthalia (Sep 14) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun and long match, thanks Pascal "  -- Shreya
Reveal CommentMichael Goold bt Joe Barron (Sep 13) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Super close the whole way through. Great match"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentJoe Barron bt Sophie Dekoning-Teasdale (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Sophie, good game. "  -- Joe
Reveal CommentShreya Sonthalia v Arpan Ganguli (Sep 8) 3-6, 6-3, 5-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Shreya serving 30-40"  -- Shreya
Michael Goold bt Shreya Sonthalia (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentMichael Goold bt Arpan Ganguli (Aug 27) 7-5, 4-4 Arpan Ganguli Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Arpan to serve"  -- Michael
Reveal CommentMichael Goold bt Pascal Thiebaut (Aug 25) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Neck and neck the whole way through. Just edged it at the end."  -- Michael

Current Rankings:

  1. John Hall 10.1 [W2, UF1] 4
  2. Gawain Espley [UF1] 1
  3. Mary Furlong [L1]
  4. Steven Forry [L1]
  5. Mark Stuart withdrawn
  6. Shirley Louis-Onyebuashi withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Hall v Gawain Espley (Sep 19) 4-6, 7-6 (6-2), 4-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Epic match! Shame we didn't get it finished but very enjoyable to play. Look forward to playing again."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Mary Furlong (Sep 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great to meet you, Mary. Please don't be put off by the scoreline - you played some great shots tonight and I could see from your movement around the court that you have a great eye for positioning. Once you've fully adapted your squash game to tennis you'll be nailing it every time. Best of luck with it all." -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Steven Forry (Aug 30) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match - looking forward to us playing again "  -- John

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) 

Comments:
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