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

Neil Prior

"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 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

"Many thanks for organizing these leagues; it's a brilliant way of meeting players outside of my regular club, and I hope to keep playing with them once the matches are finished."

"Thanks for organising the league. I met some really good and nice tennis players via Golden Lane tennis league," 

Torsten Langhans

"I really enjoyed playing and thank you very much for the tireless organisation you and Nigel carry out to make this league happen. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thank you for giving me this opportunity to play in the City"

Sachio Ando

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Collapse AllGolden Lane Singles - Round 28 | Thursday 1 March 2018 to Wednesday 2 May 2018 (Midpoint: Sunday 1 April 2018)

Just the one small group this time but thanks to everyone for taking part and getting some good competitive matches in. We hope to see numbers grow now summer is on it's way so do help spread the word if you can. See you next time!

Group Summary:

Stephan made a dream debut notching up a trio of victories to comfortably move into top spot - well played Stephan. John finished with a couple of wins under his belt, including a marathon 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Ritesh, to sneak into second place. It would be great to see some bonus points on the board next time.

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephan Apel [W3] 9 WINNER
  2. Ritesh Singhania [W2, L2] 9
  3. John Elliott [W2, L1] 7 RUNNER UP
  4. Matthew Burgess [W1, L2] 5
  5. Bernat Gabor [L2] 3
  6. Lucas Arnold [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephan Apel bt John Elliott (Apr 26) 7-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set, even during the tiebreak. Great fun."  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentStephan Apel bt Matthew Burgess (Apr 22) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun. Enjoyed the match."  -- Stephan
Reveal CommentMatthew Burgess bt Bernat Gabor (Apr 20) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close match into the dark. (3rd set played to 4 games, score 4-1)"  -- Matthew
Ritesh Singhania bt Matthew Burgess (Apr 20) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentStephan Apel bt Ritesh Singhania (Apr 13) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great march and comeback in the second set."  -- Stephan
Ritesh Singhania bt Bernat Gabor (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJohn Elliott bt Lucas Arnold (Apr 5) 4-0, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match"  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJohn Elliott bt Ritesh Singhania (Mar 15) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable"  -- John


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)