Friendly, competitive tennis for over sixties on Highbury Fields, Waterlow Park & other nearby public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 60+) 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 booking hut on Highbury Fields
The booking hut on Highbury Fields

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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 men and women aged 60 and over.
  • 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
  • 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.

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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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Highbury Fields

Highbury Place, London, N5 1HP
Tel: 020 7226 2334
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Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
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Other Venues

Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP
Tel: 0203 793 6880
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Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY
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Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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Collapse AllHighbury & Highgate Seniors Singles - Round 3 | Thursday 18 October 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 November 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Gerard Wilson [W5] 10
  3. Rohit Shah 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. David Aron 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Annette Zera [W1, L4] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Laura Fels [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Pete Ayrton [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt David Aron (Dec 11) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A good match with many deuces … "  -- Jill
Gerard Wilson bt Annette Zera (Dec 11) 6-1, 6-1
David Aron bt Annette Zera (Dec 6) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Pete Ayrton (Dec 3) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Pete has a devastating sweeping stroke whenever the ball comes close to him! Keep on playing! "  -- Jill
David Aron bt Pete Ayrton (Nov 30) 6-3, 6-3
Rohit Shah bt Pete Ayrton (Nov 28) 6-4, 6-1
Gerard Wilson bt Laura Fels (Nov 26) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentGerard Wilson bt Rohit Shah (Nov 23) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Intense, particularly in the second set."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentGerard Wilson bt Jill McLaughlin (Nov 22) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Close match to be continued! "  -- Jill
  • "The score disguises how close and prolonged the games were. The result could have gone either way." Gerard
Rohit Shah bt Annette Zera (Nov 9) 6-0, 6-0
Gerard Wilson bt Pete Ayrton (Nov 8) 6-0, 6-0
Jill McLaughlin bt Laura Fels (Nov 5) 6-0, 6-0
Rohit Shah bt Laura Fels (Nov 2) 6-0, 6-1
Jill McLaughlin bt Annette Zera (Oct 31) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentRohit Shah bt Jill McLaughlin (Oct 24) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, Jill. We both fought hard with some really good rallies!"  -- Rohit
Annette Zera bt Laura Fels (Oct 24) 6-0, 6-2


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Highbury & Highgate Seniors archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Highbury & Highgate Seniors.

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.

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)