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!

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

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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 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
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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 10 | Thursday 4 July 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 31 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Sarah Lancaster [W2] 4
  2. Kirsten Johansson [W1, L1] 3
  3. Audrey Mahieu [W1] 2
  4. Cecile Huet [L3]
  5. Claire Frost 10.2
  6. Lynda Branch

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKirsten Johansson bt Cecile Huet (Aug 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a great match with many deuces and close games!"  -- Kirsten
Sarah Lancaster bt Kirsten Johansson (Aug 8) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Sarah Lancaster bt Cecile Huet (Jul 28) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAudrey Mahieu bt Cecile Huet (Jul 18) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match!"  -- Cecile

Current Rankings:

  1. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W4, L1] 9
  2. Jennifer Bagg 10.1 [W2] 4
  3. Ana Carrasco Frutos 10.2 [W1] 2
  4. Rosie Davies [W1, L2] 2
  5. Carly O'Callaghan [L1]
  6. Elizabeth Desmond [L1]
  7. Patricia Evans [L1]
  8. Anne Marie Rafferty [L2]

Match Results:

Jennifer Bagg bt Rosie Davies (Aug 17) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Carly O'Callaghan (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Delightful Carly is new to tennis - her enthusiasm is great - keep on playing Carly I look forward to playing you next year! "  -- Jill
Jennifer Bagg bt Jill McLaughlin (Aug 11) 6-3, 1-6, [10-7]
Reveal CommentRosie Davies bt Patricia Evans (Aug 10) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable match albeit a little blustery! The score doesn’t reflect some good rally’s and deuce in several games! "  -- Rosie
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Rosie Davies (Aug 6) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game, Rosie said she was a bit rusty but by the end of the match … the rust was wearing off! "  -- Jill
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Elizabeth Desmond (Aug 1) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good match with lots of exercise as most games went to deuce! "  -- Jill
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Jul 20) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Good match, very close 2nd set - played on the lovely new courts - accompanied by a sweet smell from some of the locals - chilling out on a summers afternoon"  -- Jill
Reveal CommentAna Carrasco Frutos bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Jul 14) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "we had to do a short match agreed both parties"  -- Ana

Current Rankings:

  1. Wendy Thomson [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Serena Mandrile [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Maria-Sofia Papadrosou [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Lucy Shakespeare 10.2 [W2, L1] 4
  5. Jane Tully 9.2 [W1] 2
  6. Sarah Sapper [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJane Tully bt Sarah Sapper (Aug 15) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jane played excellently - I clearly didnt! But it was a very enjoyable game and always a pleasure to play Jane "  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Serena Mandrile (Aug 13) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Serena! (I was a bit nervous about playing someone with your name ha ha!)"  -- Lucy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Serena Mandrile (Jul 31) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun to play Serena - some great rallies thanks for the game."  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Lucy Shakespeare (Jul 29) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great game. Every point hard won. Thanks Lucy "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Maria-Sofia Papadrosou (Jul 28) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Close match with many games to long deuce. Great that the weather cooperated so we could play in Highbury fields. My first one in the Islington league. Thanks for the game Maria-Sofia. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentSerena Mandrile bt Maria-Sofia Papadrosou (Jul 22) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very good balls and good fun with Maria!"  -- Serena
Reveal CommentMaria-Sofia Papadrosou bt Sarah Sapper (Jul 21) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "excellent match with lots of running! "  -- Sarah
Serena Mandrile bt Sarah Sapper (Jul 14) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentLucy Shakespeare bt Maria-Sofia Papadrosou (Jul 14) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match Maria-Sofia- thank you!"  -- Lucy


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)