Friendly, competitive tennis on Golders Hill Park's public courts

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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 the next round here.

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.

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Primary Venues

Golders Hill Park

West Heath Avenue, London, NW11 7QP
Tel: 020 7332 3773
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Other Venues

Parliament Hill

Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
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Roe Green Park

Kingsbury High Road, Kingsbury, NW9 9DT
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Collapse AllGolders Hill Park Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 6 June 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 July 2019)

Over 70% of matches were played in the round - well done. It's always exciting at Golders Hill to have the opportunity to play on the grass, but we have taken note of the comments you have made about the quality of the courts and will be feeding back to the City of London who manage the facility. Thank you all for supporting the league; we hope you can play again next time and if you can, please do spread the word.

Group Summary:

Unfortunately Robin had to withdraw from the round so wasn't in contention for a consecutive group win, but what we did get was a fascinating three-way tie. Fabio, Grzegorz and Ali all earned six points and while unplayed matches could have decided things, we have to look to the rule book to crown the winner. As Fabio and Grzegorz both beat Ali in their head-to-heads, it comes down to the number of sets and games each conceded. On this narrowest of measures, Fabio is our champ this time! Well done all.

Final Rankings:

  1. Fabio Tubaro 7.1 [W3] 6 WINNER
  2. Grzegorz Ksiazek [W3] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Ali Qassim 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Antonio Soto [W1, L3] 3
  5. Francesco Papa [L4] 3
  6. Robin Kearney 7.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFabio Tubaro bt Antonio Soto (Jul 29) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "entertaining match"  -- Fabio
Fabio Tubaro bt Ali Qassim (Jul 23) 6-2, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGrzegorz Ksiazek bt Antonio Soto (Jul 20) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match played on the grass. Condition are difficult, with barely visible lines and few bold patches on the court (fell down three times). Antonio and me had more serve and volleys than Djoko in the final ;-)"  -- Grzegorz
Antonio Soto bt Francesco Papa (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0
Reveal CommentFabio Tubaro bt Francesco Papa (Jul 6) 6-0, 1-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I did not expect to play on a quality grass court but to call the courts on grass in Golders Hill tennis courts is an insult to this wonderful sport, these are in reality a place for the animals to graze"  -- Fabio
Grzegorz Ksiazek bt Ali Qassim (Jul 2) 6-4, 6-2
Ali Qassim bt Antonio Soto (Jul 1) 6-4, 6-1
Grzegorz Ksiazek bt Francesco Papa (Jun 30) 6-3, 6-1
Ali Qassim bt Francesco Papa (Jun 27) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

Group Summary:

In a very competitive second group, a fantastic performance from league new-comer Barbara who completed all her matches without conceding a single set (though third-placed Jonathan got close, taking their second set to a tiebreak). With quite a bit of discussion about the quality of the grass courts, appropriately enough perhaps, Gemma Grass-Orkin just snuck in ahead of Jonathan (though as a Bunney he could surely lay claim to the grass as his surface too!) to win the silver. All but four matches were played in the group so really well done to everyone for getting your matches set up and played.

Final Rankings:

  1. Barbara Grusf [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Gemma Grass-Orkin [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jonathan Bunney 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Aron 9.1 [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Thomas Kearns [L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Stephen Ball [W1, L3] 2
  7. Jean Sebastien Dietsch [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGemma Grass-Orkin bt Jean Sebastien Dietsch (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very wet start, so a bit slippery, but a fun game nonetheless."  -- Gemma
Barbara Grusf bt Stephen Ball (Jul 30) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Jean Sebastien Dietsch (Jul 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyed the game. Good luck Jean Sebastien with the rest of your games!"  -- David
Barbara Grusf bt Gemma Grass-Orkin (Jul 16) 6-4, 6-2
Stephen Ball bt David Aron (Jul 14) 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Thomas Kearns (Jul 9) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The Golders Hill Park tennis courts have a very nice atmosphere. However I agree with Fabio in Group 1that the grass courts are hopeless. The courts are full of weeds, have poor netting around them, are not level and are generally disappointing. The Corporation of London could afford to improve them. Anyway I enjoyed my game on the tarmac courts with Thomas although it meant that I missed the second set of the Murray/Serena mixed doubles. Thank you for arranging the game Thomas."  -- David
Jonathan Bunney bt Stephen Ball (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentGemma Grass-Orkin bt Thomas Kearns (Jul 2) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Played over two mornings. Good fun."  -- Gemma
Jonathan Bunney bt David Aron (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-1
Barbara Grusf bt Thomas Kearns (Jun 30) 6-0, 6-0
Barbara Grusf bt Jean Sebastien Dietsch (Jun 28) 6-0, 6-1
Gemma Grass-Orkin bt David Aron (Jun 22) 6-0, 6-1
Jonathan Bunney bt Thomas Kearns (Jun 22) 6-2, 6-0
Barbara Grusf bt David Aron (Jun 17) 6-0, 6-2
Jonathan Bunney bt Gemma Grass-Orkin (Jun 15) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0
Barbara Grusf bt Jonathan Bunney (Jun 9) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Reveal CommentGemma Grass-Orkin bt Stephen Ball (Jun 8) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We braved the wind and damp ground to play. After a strong start from Stephen, Gemma came back and played a strong defensive match. Quite a few deuce games and some funny blustery balls!"  -- Gemma


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Golders Hill Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Golders Hill Park.

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 matchtiebreak, 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) 

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