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!

Missing Something?

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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Report your results

Collapse AllIslington Women's Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 17 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 January 2021)

Current Rankings:

  1. Vicky Emery [W1] 2
  2. Agnes Balogh [L1]
  3. Aranya Ram
  4. Jennifer Bagg 10.1
  5. Katerina Kalargyrou
  6. Shonagh Rae 8.2

Match Results:

Vicky Emery bt Agnes Balogh (Dec 30) 4-2, 4-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Saskia Preston [W1] 2
  2. Jane Cowl [W1, L1] 2
  3. Gillian Benjamin [W1] 2
  4. Abby Saverino [L2] 1
  5. Claudia Delpero
  6. Haruka Mori

Match Results:

Jane Cowl bt Abby Saverino (Jan 3) 6-3, 7-5
Saskia Preston bt Jane Cowl (Dec 31) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentGillian Benjamin bt Abby Saverino (Dec 29) 5-7, 6-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very fun game played in near freezing weather (which just got colder as the light ebbed away!). "  -- Gillian

Current Rankings:

  1. Fiona Wharton [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Elaine Scott [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  3. Nadia Weekes [W1] 2
  4. Franziska Denk [L2]
  5. Isobel Cowper-Coles [L1]
  6. Maren Froemel
  7. Margarita Kousteni

Match Results:

Reveal CommentFiona Wharton v Elaine Scott (Jan 2) 6-3, 3-6, 3-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Planning to complete 3rd set at a future day if possible given new Covid restrictions"  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentNadia Weekes bt Elaine Scott (Dec 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice competitive match!"  -- Nadia
Elaine Scott bt Franziska Denk (Dec 22) 6-3, 6-3
Reveal CommentFiona Wharton bt Franziska Denk (Dec 20) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun Thanks for the match and post match Rallies"  -- Fiona
Reveal CommentFiona Wharton bt Isobel Cowper-Coles (Dec 19) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun Thanks Isobel"  -- Fiona


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)