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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From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.


Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.


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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!

Missing Something?

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

Neil Prior

"It has been fun and the courts at Golden Lane are probably the best outdoor public courts I've played at in London, so I will probably play there again."

"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 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

"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

Thank you for organising the leagues. I only wish I had known about them sooner.

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Report your results

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

Current Rankings:

  1. Kate Ward 10.1 [W1, L1] 4
  2. Nikolaus Endstrasser [W1] 3
  3. Peter Maile [W1] 3
  4. Christopher Hill 8.2 [L1] 2
  5. Alex Bell [L1] 1
  6. Lucas Arnold

Match Results:

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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. Abel Evertse [W2] 6
  2. Julien Bonvarlet [W2] 6
  3. Felicity Thompson [L2] 2
  4. Bernat Gabor [L1] 1
  5. Lucy Huang [L1] 1
  6. David Bartlett 10.2
  7. Jane Tully 9.2
  8. Kirsty Alsop 9.2

Match Results:

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)