Friendly, competitive tennis on Golden Lane'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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This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a matchtiebreak is played (see link on right)
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Golden Lane Sport and Fitness

Golden Lane Estate, Fann Street, London, EC1Y 0SH
Tel: 020 7250 1464
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Other Venues

Aske Gardens

Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EU
Tel: 020 8800 0680
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Highbury Fields

Highbury Crescent, London, N5
Tel: 020 7226 2334
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Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP
Tel: 0203 793 6880
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"Thanks for organising the league. I met some really good and nice tennis players via Golden Lane tennis league," 

Torsten Langhans

"Really enjoying finding people to play with. Thanks for organizing it!"

Janie Price

"Thank you for the organisation of all this.  It is a great idea," 

Neil Prior

"I thoroughly enjoyed playing in this round, was lovely to meet new people and play some good matches, which is what it's all about!  I look forward to playing again next year!" 

Charles Williams

"Thanks too for organizing the league. I've enjoyed my matches enormously - just struggled a bit on the really hot days - and hope to keep in touch with several of the other players."

"I’ve really enjoyed playing, it’s a great way to play regularly and meet people."

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Collapse AllGolden Lane Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 26 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 June 2017)

Golden Lane enjoyed some lovely sunshine and some even better tennis this round! With tight sets, close scorelines and a battle for every place in the results table, our players had a wonderfully competitive round. Thank you to everyone who provided commentaries, which demonstrate Golden Lane’s atmosphere of supportive and enthusiastic sportsmanship. It would be great to see more players scoring bonus points next time, as those two extra points can make such a difference!

Group Summary:

A stunning victory from Nikolaus this round, with an impressive clean sweep of five matches – congratulations! Well done to the whole group for getting a really high number of matches played overall. Nikolaus and Christopher had some lengthy rallies, Alex and Nikolaus enjoyed beautiful weather, Kate and Christopher had a gripping battle, and everyone got some really close sets!

Final Rankings:

  1. Nikolaus Endstrasser [W5] 15 WINNER
  2. Kate Ward 10.1 [W2, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Christopher Hill 8.2 [W1, L2] 6
  4. Lucas Arnold [W1, L1, UF1] 5
  5. Alex Bell [L5] 5
  6. Peter Maile [W1, L1, UF1] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKate Ward bt Alex Bell (Jul 25) 4-1, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable - thanks for the game!"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentLucas Arnold bt Alex Bell (Jul 20) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good match,. We both need to work on our serves!"  -- Lucas
Reveal CommentNikolaus Endstrasser bt Christopher Hill (Jul 17) 5-4, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match. Long ralleys and tight games. At the end we played more than an hour to get these two sets done. Thank you Chris "  -- Nikolaus
Reveal CommentNikolaus Endstrasser bt Lucas Arnold (Jul 15) 4-1, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match against Lucas on a windy Saturday afternoon. Some games were very close with the better end for me."-- Nikolaus
Reveal CommentLucas Arnold v Peter Maile (Jul 10) 5-4, 3-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Really good match. Unfortunately ran out of time to finish."  -- Lucas
Reveal CommentChristopher Hill bt Alex Bell (Jul 10) 4-1, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Thank you Alex"  -- Christopher
Nikolaus Endstrasser bt Peter Maile (Jul 8) 4-0, 4-0
Reveal CommentNikolaus Endstrasser bt Alex Bell (Jul 7) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a perfect evening. With a bit more confidence Alex will be a strong opponent. "  -- Nikolaus
Reveal CommentPeter Maile bt Alex Bell (Jun 28) 5-3, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - look forward to playing with you again Alex. "  -- Peter

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentKate Ward bt Christopher Hill (Jun 24) 4-0, 2-4, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "Always an enjoyable match with Chris. Thanks!"  -- Kate
Nikolaus Endstrasser bt Kate Ward (Jun 16) 4-2, 4-0

Group Summary:

Group 2’s score table was very close this round, including at the top of the group, with David just one point ahead of Bernat to secure the top spot – congratulations. It was obviously a very tightly fought round! Bernat and Jane had a gripping three-setter, Abel and Jane had two intense sets, and David and Kirsty enjoyed getting back into the game! Well played everyone.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Bartlett 10.2 [W4] 12 WINNER
  2. Bernat Gabor [W3, L2] 11 RUNNER UP
  3. Jane Tully 9.2 [W2, L3] 10
  4. Abel Evertse [W3] 9
  5. Felicity Thompson [W1, L5] 8
  6. Julien Bonvarlet [W2] 6
  7. Kirsty Alsop 9.2 [L3] 3
  8. Lucy Huang [L2] 2

Match Results:

Jane Tully bt Felicity Thompson (Jul 20) 4-0, 4-2
Felicity Thompson bt Lucy Huang (Jul 18) 4-0, 4-0
David Bartlett bt Felicity Thompson (Jul 18) 6-0, 6-0
David Bartlett bt Jane Tully (Jul 16) 4-0, 4-1
Abel Evertse bt Jane Tully (Jul 16) 4-2, 4-2
Bernat Gabor bt Felicity Thompson (Jul 13) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Bartlett bt Kirsty Alsop (Jul 13) 4-1, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good game, both rusty!! "  -- David
Reveal CommentBernat Gabor bt Kirsty Alsop (Jul 8) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was quite enjoyable, thanks !"  -- Bernat

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentBernat Gabor bt Jane Tully (Jul 8) 4-1, 1-4, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, Jane was wonderful in game and for rescheduling!"  -- Bernat
Jane Tully bt Kirsty Alsop (Jul 1) 4-2, 4-1
David Bartlett bt Bernat Gabor (Jun 30) 4-0, 4-1
Abel Evertse bt Bernat Gabor (Jun 26) 4-0, 4-1
Julien Bonvarlet bt Felicity Thompson (Jun 25) 4-0, 4-2
Abel Evertse bt Felicity Thompson (Jun 22) 4-0, 4-1
Julien Bonvarlet bt Lucy Huang (Jun 13) 4-0, 4-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Golden Lane archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Golden Lane. 

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. Matches are short format. See here for details. 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

Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)