Friendly, competitive tennis for women on Islington's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our singles league for 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.

Play indoors at the Islington Tennis Centre
Play indoors at the Islington Tennis Centre

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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 singles league just for women
  • Groups are put together by standard
  • 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 all women 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.

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

Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY
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Hackney Downs

Downs Park Road, London, E5 8NP
Tel: 020 8800 0680
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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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Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
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Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP
Tel: 0203 793 6880
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Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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Collapse AllIslington Women's Singles - Round 13 | Thursday 27 February 2020 to Thursday 19 March 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Original dates: Thursday 27 February 2020 to Wednesday 22 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 March 2020)

Sadly the Coronavirus crisis overtook this round. Even though some great matches were played, the round didn't make it to the midpoint and the competition was abandoned. Bonus point prizes were of course honoured and qualifying matches sent to the LTA for the purpose of BTM ratings, but this round will have no group winners. Instead, all players receive a round credit and are encouraged to join the next or a future round. Can't wait to get back on court and all players will be notified of new rounds starting!

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Cath Le Couteur [W1] 2
  2. Georgina Mackey [L1]
  3. Claire Frost 10.2
  4. Jill McLaughlin 9.1
  5. Melanie Cox 8.2
  6. Tamara Ingram

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Georgina Mackey (Mar 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great first match of the league! "  -- Georgina

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Chloe Dale-Harris 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Luisella Mazza [W1] 2
  3. Alison Hunt [W1, L1] 2
  4. Isobel Cowper-Coles [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Christin Rauter
  6. Giorgia Barboni
  7. Katelyn White
  8. Wendy Thomson 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlison Hunt bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Drizzly miserable night but good to get out and play."  -- Alison
Reveal CommentChloe Dale-Harris bt Alison Hunt (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Gorgeous day and a fun match! Cheers Alison"  -- Chloe
Luisella Mazza bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Mar 8) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentChloe Dale-Harris bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Mar 5) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Pretty wet & cold this morning but glad we made it out! Thanks Isobel for a fun game."  -- Chloe

Group Summary:

Round abandoned

Final Rankings:

  1. Alessandra Panunzio [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Orla MacSherry [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Shirry Liram 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Anne Marie Rafferty [W1, L1] 2
  5. Sabina Nizamuddin [L1] 1
  6. Gemma Champ 10.1 [L1]
  7. Sabrina Aich [L1]
  8. Jane Tully 9.2

Match Results:

Orla MacSherry bt Gemma Champ (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlessandra Panunzio bt Orla MacSherry (Mar 14) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match! Really enjoyed it! "  -- Alessandra
Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Sabrina Aich (Mar 14) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "good contest-both of us could have been more consistent!"  -- Anne Marie
Reveal CommentShirry Liram bt Alessandra Panunzio (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The second set was actually 5-3 but we run out if time and agreed we would consider the match completed. Really good fun! "  -- Alessandra
Orla MacSherry bt Sabina Nizamuddin (Mar 4) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentAlessandra Panunzio bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Mar 1) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good match! Unfortunately very windy"  -- Alessandra


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

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)