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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 12 | Thursday 28 November 2019 to Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 January 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Arthur Bernard 10.2 [W5] 17 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Lobsang [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Daniel Petersen [W2, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Laurent Sicsic [W1, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Etan Ilfeld 8.1 [W1, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Jose Ojeda 10.2 [L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Daniel Petersen bt Laurent Sicsic (Dec 21) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentDaniel Petersen bt Etan Ilfeld (Dec 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match thanks Etan"  -- Daniel
Alex Lobsang bt Laurent Sicsic (Dec 17) 6-1, 6-3
Arthur Bernard bt Laurent SICSIC (Dec 15) 6-3, 6-1
Arthur Bernard bt Daniel Petersen (Dec 13) 6-1, 6-2
Arthur Bernard bt Etan Ilfeld (Dec 12) 4-2, 4-2
Alex Lobsang bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 10) 6-1, 6-3
Arthur Bernard bt Alex Lobsang (Dec 9) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Laurent SICSIC bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 8) 6-1, 7-5
Arthur Bernard bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 3) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentEtan Ilfeld bt Jose Ojeda (Dec 2) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "lots of running and great fun"  -- Etan

Current Rankings:

  1. Harry Vowles 7.2 [W3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Matt Hodson 8.1 [L1, UF1] 3
  3. Ireo Ostacchini 7.2 [L1, UF2] 3
  4. Matan Gluck [L1, UF1] 2
  5. Damien Clayton
  6. Varun Chandran

Match Results:

Reveal CommentIreo Ostacchini v Matt Hodson (Jan 17) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 2-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Matt to serve "  -- Ireo
Ireo Ostacchini v Matan Gluck (Jan 10) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) TBC
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Matt Hodson (Dec 23) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Matt again after well over a year. The last one was tight and this was no different. Cracking match, neck and neck throughout with most games going to the deuces. Winning a point from Matt is incredibly tough and each felt like a massive battle. Thanks for the great game - looking forward to the next one! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Matan Gluck (Dec 16) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Some nice hitting especially in the second set. Matan made a great come back in the second but was luckily enough to see it through. Thanks Matan - looking forward to the next one! "  -- Harry
Reveal CommentHarry Vowles bt Ireo Ostacchini (Dec 8) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match today against Ireo. Close throughout, with most games going to deuce. Was lucky to see this one through. Thanks Ireo - looking forward to the next one! "  -- Harry

Current Rankings:

  1. Lorenz Deserno [W4] 12
  2. James Copestick [W3, L1] 11
  3. David Lamb [W3] 9
  4. Edward De Petrucci [W2, L2] 8
  5. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1 [L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Elio Quinton [W1, L2] 5
  7. Alessandro Jovi [W1, L1] 4
  8. Vincent Gilbert [L4] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Copestick bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 19) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great game in tough conditions! Low sun and slippy courts!"  -- James
Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game"  -- Edward
Reveal CommentEdward De Petrucci bt Alessandro Jovi (Jan 19) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun game."  -- Edward
Lorenz Deserno bt Elio Quinton (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Edward De Petrucci (Jan 15) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played in great spirit. Slow and steady won the day but the best shots in the match were all Ed's serves. Thanks for the game Ed. "  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 15) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game - great sportsmanship from Vincent. Worth getting up that early for...."  -- David
Elio Quinton bt Jamie Riggs-long (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-0
Lorenz Deserno bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 12) 6-4, 6-2
Lorenz Deserno bt James Copestick (Jan 11) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Lamb bt Elio Quinton (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Match played in the best possible humour and sportsmanship."  -- David
Reveal CommentJames Copestick bt Vincent Gilbert (Jan 4) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- James
Lorenz Deserno bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 15) 6-1, 6-0
James Copestick bt Jamie Riggs-long (Dec 4) 6-2, 6-0
Alessandro Jovi bt Jamie Riggs-long (Nov 29) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Huxley May [W5] 15
  2. Michele Scarlino [W4, L1] 15 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chloe Davies [W2, L3, UF1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Calvin Bruno [W2, L2, UF1] 9
  5. Diana Grama [W1, L4] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Katharine Round [L5] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Ibrahim Bolarinwa 10.2 [W1, L1] 4
  8. Xitong Song [W1] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Calvin Bruno (Jan 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A nice match, good weather conditions today, though the court was a little bit damp and slippery! Really enjoyed the practice rallies after the match! Very well played Michele!"  -- Calvin
Reveal CommentCalvin Bruno v Chloe Davies (Jan 18) 6-4, 1-6, 4-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "So, this match needs to be continued to a finish.... What can I say - what a fun, fun match this has been this morning! There were loads of good rallies, some great shots, some incredible winners, lots of laughter and it was just such an enjoyable 1hr 45mins on the court!! A little bit of shame that we couldn't quite finish off the match in time - but no worries on that, we'll play to a finish as soon as possible. Well played today Chloe!!"  -- Calvin
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Katharine Round (Jan 12) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Katharine
Reveal CommentCalvin Bruno bt Diana Grama (Jan 12) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match, considering it was very windy today! I really enjoyed the rallies, and I think that Diana’s cross-court backhand winner at the start of the second set was shot of the day!!"  -- Calvin
Huxley May bt Ibrahim Bolarinwa (Jan 11) 6-0, 6-1
Huxley May bt Calvin Bruno (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentDiana Grama bt Katharine Round (Jan 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyed the match, Diana. :)"  -- Katharine
Huxley May bt Chloe Davies (Jan 4) 6-0, 6-0
Xitong Song bt Chloe Davies (Jan 2) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
Reveal CommentIbrahim Bolarinwa bt Katharine Round (Dec 15) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was a nice game. The weather was ideal, apart for glare from the sun and the occasional wind complicating one’s serve. It was nice to meet you Katharine, and I appreciate it’s not easy playing again after some time off. All the best in your remaining games. "  -- Ibrahim
Huxley May bt Michele Scarlino (Dec 15) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Chloe Davies (Dec 14) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, shame about the wind :)"  -- Chloe
Chloe Davies bt Katharine Round (Dec 10) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentHuxley May bt Diana Grama (Dec 8) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match, slippery conditions! "  -- Huxley
Calvin Bruno bt Katharine Round (Dec 7) 6-0, 6-2
Chloe Davies bt Diana Grama (Dec 7) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Diana Grama (Dec 1) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "n/a"  -- Michele


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) 

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)