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

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


Primary Venues

Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY Tel: full venue details »

Hackney Downs

Downs Park Road, London, E5 8NP Tel: 020 8800 0680 full venue details »

Highbury Fields

Highbury Place, London, N5 1HP Tel: 020 7226 2334 full venue details »

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL Tel: 020 7700 1370 full venue details »

Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX Tel: full venue details »

Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP Tel: 0203 793 6880 full venue details »

Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllIslington Women's Singles - Round 14 | Thursday 13 August 2020 to Wednesday 7 October 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 September 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Melanie Cox 8.2 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Marcia Mihotich 8.2 [W2] 4
  3. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Olivia Hosker [W1, L3] 2
  5. Lisa Honeyman 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Gemma Lee [L2]
  7. Caitlin McInteer

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Lisa Honeyman (Sep 18) 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • ''We played the tie break to complete the 3rd set. The winner was Jill McLaughlin with a tie break score of 7: 5 A very close match very even right to the end.'' -- Jill
Reveal CommentMarcia Mihotich bt Olivia Hosker (Sep 16) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game on a beautiful day with an excellent rally with lots of volleys in second set."  -- Marcia
Reveal CommentMarcia Mihotich bt Jill McLaughlin (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely game on a super hot afternoon. More good points than the score line would suggest!"  -- Marcia
Reveal CommentMelanie Cox bt Olivia Hosker (Sep 11) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game with some great rallies! "  -- Melanie
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Olivia Hosker (Sep 9) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fast played game as time limited - but very enjoyable I forgot to register the win so hope I have remembered the score correctly - second set? "  -- Jill
Reveal CommentMelanie Cox bt Lisa Honeyman (Sep 7) 6-0, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Once Lisa had warmed up she was a force to be reckoned with! Every point in the second set was hard fought for. As Lisa said neither of us could leave anything to chance! "  -- Melanie
Reveal CommentMelanie Cox bt Jill McLaughlin (Sep 1) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun playing against Jill. Great strong shots and serve. Very enjoyable game!"  -- Melanie
Olivia Hosker bt Gemma Lee (Sep 1) 5-3, 5-4
Reveal CommentMelanie Cox bt Gemma Lee (Aug 23) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Gemma has some great shots and we had a great few games. "  -- Melanie

Current Rankings:

  1. Alison Hunt [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jennifer Bagg 10.1 [W3] 6
  3. Jennifer Bishop [W2] 4
  4. Maeve McSherry [W2, L2] 4
  5. Fiona Wharton [L4] 1
  6. Chloe Dale-Harris 10.1 [L2]
  7. Gillian Benjamin

Match Results:

Jennifer Bagg bt Fiona Wharton (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJennifer Bishop bt Fiona Wharton (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with some really good rallies - the score doesn’t reflect how close the games were!"  -- Jennifer
Reveal CommentJennifer Bagg bt Maeve McSherry (Sep 26) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A great match with lots of great rallies!"  -- Jennifer
Reveal CommentAlison Hunt bt Chloe Dale-Harris (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Just about managed to play after the rain stopped... So a bit slippy, but a good game. Thanks Chloe, well played! "  -- Alison
Maeve McSherry bt Fiona Wharton (Sep 20) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentMaeve McSherry bt Chloe Dale-Harris (Sep 15) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "continuation today of first part of the match started on 7th September. first set was a very close 7-5 and played well over an hour. second set in sweltering heat today. really good game - thanks Chloe !"  -- Maeve
Reveal CommentJennifer Bishop bt Alison Hunt (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game! "  -- Jennifer
Reveal CommentAlison Hunt bt Fiona Wharton (Sep 6) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Really lovely to meet you Fiona and a really fun match and knockabout after. "  -- Alison
Jennifer Bagg bt Alison Hunt (Aug 29) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlison Hunt bt Maeve McSherry (Aug 15) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close first set - could have gone either way. Lots of long rallies and deuce sets... Thanks Maeve. Was fun. "  -- Alison

Current Rankings:

  1. Anne Marie Rafferty [W2] 4
  2. Rosie Davies [W1] 2
  3. Maren Froemel [W1, L1] 2
  4. Shirley Louis-Onyebuashi [W1, L1] 2
  5. Isobel Cowper-Coles [L3] 1
  6. Abby Saverino

Match Results:

Maren Froemel bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Sep 22) 6-1, 7-5
Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Maren Froemel (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "lots of deuces!"  -- Anne Marie
Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Sep 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "good match"  -- Anne Marie
Reveal CommentRosie Davies bt Shirley Louis-Onyebuashi (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match. The score doesn’t reflect the good rallys we had! "  -- Rosie
Reveal CommentShirley Louis-Onyebuashi bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Aug 28) 4-6, 6-2, [10-6]

Player Comments:

  • "It was exciting, it was hard fought, we played a 'Mixed doubles' style tie break!"  -- Shirley

Current Rankings:

  1. Lucy Shakespeare 10.2 [W4, L1] 9
  2. Asyikin Nasir 10.2 [W4, L1] 8
  3. Jane Tully 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Milena Bacalja Perianes [W1, L2] 2
  5. Marie-France Roche [L4] 1
  6. Emma Corker [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAsyikin Nasir bt Marie-France Roche (Sep 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks - it was fun! Hope to play again"  -- Asyikin
Milena Bacalja Perianes bt Marie-France Roche (Sep 24) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Milena Bacalja Perianes (Sep 14) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Milena-there were some great rallies in that match!"  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Marie-France Roche (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Marie-France- glad we survived the heat!"  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Asyikin Nasir (Sep 13) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Asyikin- really enjoyed it thanks!"  -- Lucy
Asyikin Nasir bt Milena Bacalja Perianes (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-4
Jane Tully bt Lucy Shakespeare (Sep 12) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Emma Corker (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Emma- great way to start the day!"  -- Lucy
Jane Tully bt Marie-France Roche (Sep 6) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentAsyikin Nasir bt Emma Corker (Aug 31) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun! Thanks Emma"  -- Asyikin
Asyikin Nasir bt Jane Tully (Aug 29) Walkover


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)