Friendly, competitive tennis on Hendon Parks' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards.

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!

Close matches, close by.

The cafe at Hendon Park
The cafe at Hendon Park

Want to Get Playing?

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.


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 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

Edgwarebury Park

Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, London, HA8 8QJ Tel: full venue details »

Hendon Park

Queen's Road, Hendon, London, NW4 2TL Tel: 020 8202 5573 full venue details »

Victoria Park

Etchingham Park Road, Finchley, London, N3 2NE Tel: full venue details »

Other Venues

Basing Hill Park

Wayside, Childs Hill, NW2 Tel: full venue details »

Bittacy Hill Park

Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill, NW7 Tel: full venue details »

Cherry Tree Recreation Ground

Summerlee Avenue, East Finchley, N2 Tel: full venue details »

Childs Hill Park

Granville Road, NW2 Tel: full venue details »

Friary Park

Friary Road, Friern Barnet, London, N20 Tel: full venue details »

Halliwick Recreation Grounds

Albion Avenue, Colney Hatch, London, N10 Tel: full venue details »

Lyttelton Playing Fields

Lyttelton Road, Hampstead Garden Suburbs, N2 Tel: full venue details »

Middlesex University London

The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT Tel: 020 8411 6343 full venue details »

Mill Hill Park

Daws Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2BD Tel: full venue details »

New Southgate Recreation Grounds

Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, London, N11 1NH Tel: full venue details »

Northway Gardens

Northway, Hampstead Garden Suburbs, N2 Tel: full venue details »

Oak Hill Park

Parkside Gardens, East Barnet, London, EN4 Tel: 020 8361 1013 full venue details »

Old Court House Recreation Ground

Manor Close, High Barnet, London, EN5 4BP Tel: full venue details »

Princes Park

Golders Green, London, NW11 Tel: 07918 638 306 full venue details »

Rushgrove Park

Rushgrove Avenue, Colindale, NW9 Tel: full venue details »

Stonegrove Park

Park Grove, Edgware, London, HA8 Tel: full venue details »

Sunny Hill Park

Watford Way, Mill Hill, London, NW9 Tel: full venue details »

Tudor Sports Ground

Clifford Road, New Barnet, London, EN4 Tel: full venue details »

Victoria Recreation Ground

Park Road, East Barnet, EN4 Tel: full venue details »

West Hendon Playing Fields

Goldsmith Avenue, West Hendon, London, NW9 Tel: full venue details »

"Thanks for the league - it was really great."


 "! have enjoyed the matches I have played and think this league is a great initiative, set up and run very professionally and effectively, and will surely continue to grow."

"This will be my 4th singles round and I am a great fan of the whole Local Tennis League setup - you do great work encouraging all of us aspiring Djokovics and Murrays to get out there and play. Thank you!"

Steven Lewis

"Had some amazing matches!"


"​​I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and will definitely do it again and encourage all my friends to take part​,"​

Guy Szablewski

"I must say it's been an enjoyable experience as this is my first competitive tournament."


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Collapse AllHendon Parks Singles - Round 22 | Thursday 10 August 2017 to Wednesday 4 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 6 September 2017)

The lovely commentaries this round are testament to the spirit of sportsmanship in the Hendon Parks League! But we need more players and more matches played. Don't forget we are here to help if getting matches set up proves hard, and if you know someone who you think would like to play, ask them to get in touch with us.

Group Summary:

It’s significant that the only two players to score bonus points this round were the two who came top of the group – keen match organisation is so important! Congratulations Steven and Paul. Paul and Ifeoma played a gripping three-setter, Steven and Murray had a marathon match with a tight second set, Thomas and Steven enjoyed some sunshine during their match, and Paul played close matches against both Thomas and Steven!

Final Rankings:

  1. Steven Lewis [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Paul Nichols [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Ifeoma Dike [L1] 1
  4. Thomas Kearns [L2]
  5. Murray Symons 9.2 [L1]
  6. Brian Tait withdrawn
  7. Luke Scherer-Thompson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSteven Lewis bt Murray Symons (Sep 3) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable tight match lasting 1 1/2 hours. "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentSteven Lewis bt Thomas Kearns (Sep 1) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very sporting contest played in the evening sunshine "  -- Steven

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentPaul Nichols bt Ifeoma Dike (Aug 27) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very close and enjoyable game. Thanks Ifeoma," --Paul
Reveal CommentSteven Lewis bt Paul Nichols (Aug 24) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Sporting match much closer than the score portrays "  -- Steven
Reveal CommentPaul Nichols bt Thomas Kearns (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game, the score did not reflect the closeness of the match," -- Paul


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

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) 

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)