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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 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 match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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 and an extra a point is awarded for completing a match
  • 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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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 Place, London, N5 1HP
Tel: 020 7226 2334
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Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP
Tel: 0203 793 6880
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Collapse AllGolden Lane Singles - Round 30 | Thursday 13 September 2018 to Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 October 2018)

This was another quiet round in Golden Lane with only one quarter of all possible matches played which is a shame! Don't forget the best way to ensure you play more matches is to be proactive in scheduling and contact your opponents early on, that way you can grab the midway bonus points too on offer every round! Do let us know if you're having problems with match scheduling too as we're here to help you get the maximum out of each round.

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Ritesh for leapfrogging 2 places to take the Group 1 crown this time, completing 3 matches and finishing one point clear of runner up Saranyu. Ritesh's only defeat was his head to head against Saranyu, which was also the only match played to the full set format (first to 6 games). Unfortunately there was a walkover and a retirement in the group and no-one earned the midway bonus points, so that's something to work on next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ritesh Singhania [W2, L1] 7 WINNER
  2. Saranyu Phusit 10.2 [W2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Richard Lewis Jones [W1, L2] 4
  4. Cyril Gradis 7.2 [W1] 3
  5. Prateek Mookerjee [L1] 2
  6. Mike Mompi 10.2 [L2] 1

Match Results:

Ritesh Singhania bt Richard Lewis Jones (Oct 24) 4-2, 4-1
Richard Lewis Jones bt Mike Mompi (Oct 23) Walkover
Cyril Gradis bt Mike Mompi (Oct 16) 4-1, 4-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentSaranyu Phusit bt Ritesh Singhania (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really exciting match with a lot of back and forth!"  -- Saranyu
Reveal CommentSaranyu Phusit bt Richard Lewis Jones (Oct 7) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match!"  -- Saranyu
Ritesh Singhania bt Prateek Mookerjee (Sep 18) 2-6, 1-1 Prateek Mookerjee Retired

Group Summary:

Only 2 matches were completed in this group and it was a win apiece for Francois and Othmane, with league debutant Francois taking the top spot by virtue of conceding fewer games. It's a shame more matches couldn't be played so hopefully next time you'll be able to schedule your matches sooner and gt to play more tennis! NB A late-reported result has been included for the record, but as the round was closed, no points were generated.

Final Rankings:

  1. Francois Feuillat [W1] 3 WINNER
  2. Othmane Islah 8.1 [W1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Lawrence Davies 10.2 [L2] 2
  4. Sophia Wynter 10.2 [W1]
  5. Benedetta Malaisi Costa [L1]
  6. Alex Jobert

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Othmane Islah bt Lawrence Davies (Oct 13) 5-3, 5-4
Sophia Wynter bt Benedetta Malaisi Costa (Oct 10) 6-4, 6-3
Francois Feuillat bt Lawrence Davies (Sep 30) 4-1, 4-1

Results

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

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. 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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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:
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)