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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 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 and an extra a point is awarded for completing a match
  • 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!


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Primary Venues

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Other Venues

Cartwright Gardens

Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9EL
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Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY
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Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
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Highbury Fields

Highbury Place, London, N5 1HP
Tel: 020 7226 2334
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Parliament Hill

Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
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Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
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Collapse AllIslington Tennis Centre Singles - Round 8 | Thursday 15 November 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 December 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Daniel Petersen [W4] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas Phillips 8.1 [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Hicks 8.1 [W2, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Arnaud Lefebvre [W1, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. James Duncan [L2] 2
  6. Edouard De maussion [L2] 2
  7. James Tamim 9.2 [L1] 1
  8. Giovanni Cesaroni [L1] 1

Match Results:

Thomas Phillips bt Alex Hicks (Dec 9) 6-4, 7-5
Arnaud Lefebvre bt James Tamim (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-4
Daniel Petersen bt Giovanni Cesaroni (Nov 30) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)
Thomas Phillips bt Arnaud Lefebvre (Nov 29) 6-2, 6-0
Daniel Petersen bt Edouard De maussion (Nov 23) 6-1, 6-1
Thomas Phillips bt James Duncan (Nov 22) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt Arnaud Lefebvre (Nov 21) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Soggy balls gradually mixing in with a coaches balls from the court next door didn't make for the most elegant tennis, but fun nevertheless. It just became about how much you can slice a wet ball. Thank you for the game."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt Edouard De maussion (Nov 18) 6-2, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "Edouard's strong forehand and 1st serve made for a tough match. Thank you."  -- Alex
Daniel Petersen bt Alex Hicks (Nov 16) 6-3, 7-5
Daniel Petersen bt James Duncan (Nov 16) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Wally Mbassi [W3, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Benjamin Konnert [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jon Mcgoh [W1, L1] 4
  4. Richard Tacon [W1] 3
  5. Xavier Aubrun [L2] 3
  6. Nicholas Cheras [L1] 1
  7. Theofanis Cheras [L1] 1
  8. Edward Owles

Match Results:

Reveal CommentBenjamin Konnert bt Theofanis Cheras (Dec 13) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Very good game in freezing conditions!"  -- Benjamin
Richard Tacon bt Wally Mbassi (Dec 11) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJon Mcgoh bt Nicholas Cheras (Dec 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game but very windy and slippery! "  -- Jon
Wally Mbassi bt Jon Mcgoh (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentBenjamin Konnert bt Xavier Aubrun (Nov 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very good match although played in quite hectic conditions (humid and slippery)!"  -- Benjamin
Wally Mbassi bt Xavier Aubrun (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Wally Mbassi bt Benjamin Konnert (Nov 16) 6-2, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Jim Humphris [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Marcus Boyland 9.1 [W1, L1] 4
  3. Andres Sanchez [W1] 3
  4. Joseph Rich [W1] 3
  5. Yvonne Barrett [L2] 2
  6. Neil Donovan [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMarcus Boyland bt Yvonne Barrett (Nov 29) 4-2, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of fun Yvonne and it was good to catch up again! Thanks!"  -- Marcus
Jim Humphris bt Yvonne Barrett (Nov 26) 4-1, 4-1
Reveal CommentAndres Sanchez bt Marcus Boyland (Nov 26) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Andres, lots of laughs and lots of fun. He's a great player so be warned, my fellow competitors! Thanks Andres!"  -- Marcus
Joseph Rich bt Jim Humphris (Nov 25) 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentJim Humphris bt Neil Donovan (Nov 25) 4-1, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Chilly but light enough for a good game; thanks Neil."  -- Jim

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Islington Tennis Centre archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Islington Tennis Centre.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. 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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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) 

Comments:
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)