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 9 | Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Barbara Reissner 8.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jodie Wong [W2] 4
  3. Claire Frost 10.2 [W2] 4
  4. Claire Whittaker 10.1 [L1]
  5. Elizabeth Desmond [L3]
  6. Chloe Dale-Harris 10.1 [L2]
  7. Angela Parra Sanchez Molini

Match Results:

Claire Frost bt Chloe Dale-Harris (Jun 5) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentClaire Frost bt Elizabeth Desmond (May 24) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Miraculously we managed to finish the game just before the heavens opened and the light completely failed!"  -- Claire
Reveal CommentJodie Wong bt Barbara Reissner (May 18) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match! Great consistent rallying from us both! Jodie "  -- Jodie
Reveal CommentJodie Wong bt Elizabeth Desmond (May 17) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Was a pleasure to play with Liz. Was a great match with very close deuce games! :) "  -- Jodie
Reveal CommentBarbara Reissner bt Elizabeth Desmond (May 15) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for match, good fun, lots of great hitting, Liz has excellent top spin. "  -- Barbara
Barbara Reissner bt Claire Whittaker (May 6) 6-0, 6-1
Barbara Reissner bt Chloe Dale-Harris (Apr 25) 7-5, 7-5

Current Rankings:

  1. Lisa Honeyman 10.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  2. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W2, L1] 4
  3. Kate McLaren [W1] 2
  4. Caro Fraser 10.2 [L1, UF1]
  5. Piera Bello [L3]
  6. Cath Le Couteur

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLisa Honeyman bt Piera Bello (Jun 16) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you for the match Piera-some great passing shots! "  -- Lisa
Reveal CommentLisa Honeyman v Caro Fraser (May 28) 6-4, 4-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Match to be continued"  -- Lisa
Reveal CommentLisa Honeyman bt Jill McLaughlin (May 28) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great match Jill! As we both decided the score in the first set in no way reflects the effort we both put in! Lisa"  -- Lisa
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Piera Bello (May 26) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Piera got me running around the court, with a little more confidence she would have scored many more points - "  -- Jill
Kate McLaren bt Piera Bello (May 19) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Caro Fraser (Apr 18) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A lovely start to the league - the sun was shining, lovely and warm and Caro was a great opponent - very enjoyable game with some good points and unforced errors on both parts! "  -- Jill

Current Rankings:

  1. Kirsten Johansson [W5] 10
  2. Jennifer Bagg 10.2 [W3, L1] 6
  3. Anne Marie Rafferty [W2, L2] 5
  4. Melissa Pirela 10.1 [W1, L3] 3
  5. Yasmin Quayyum 9.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  6. Alessandra Panunzio [L4, UF1] 2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKirsten Johansson bt Alessandra Panunzio (Jun 11) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had many disturbances on the tennis courts at Rosemary Gardens. We are rescheduling for another weekend. "  -- Kirsten
Reveal CommentMelissa Pirela bt Alessandra Panunzio (Jun 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Another exciting and exhausting match with Alessandra! It was a pleasant day to play tennis. I really enjoyed the match and the chat :) "  -- Melissa
Jennifer Bagg bt Melissa Pirela (Jun 2) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Alessandra Panunzio (Jun 2) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very windy & I don't think Either of us were @ our best"  -- Anne Marie
Yasmin Quayyum v Alessandra Panunzio (Jun 1) 2-6, 6-3, 3-2 TBC
Reveal CommentKirsten Johansson bt Anne Marie Rafferty (May 31) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had a great match!"  -- Kirsten
Reveal CommentKirsten Johansson bt Yasmin Quayyum (May 25) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a good match! Lots of good rallies and the sun was shining. "  -- Kirsten
Jennifer Bagg bt Alessandra Panunzio (May 19) 6-3, 6-1
Jennifer Bagg bt Yasmin Quayyum (May 11) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Melissa Pirela (May 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "This was super close but sadly less than heroic since we both made many unforced errors! 7:5 on tie break 2nd set was exciting as was the projectile missile of the football hitting poor Melissa on the head! we are taking action to try and lobby for a newt on the football pitch which makes play hazardous @ Rosemary Gdns both ways since kicking the ball blindly from the court could potentially hit small kids in the play area. there is also some anti-social behaviour there, which would be great to tackle by removing or re-siting the basket ball nets."  -- Anne Marie
Reveal CommentKirsten Johansson bt Melissa Pirela (May 6) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Despite being rained out on Friday, we were still able to play on Monday, May 6." Kirsten
Yasmin Quayyum bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Apr 26) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3
Kirsten Johansson bt Jennifer Bagg (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Luisella Mazza [W2, L1] 5
  2. Elena Leone 10.2 [W1] withdrawn 2
  3. Jane Tully 9.2 [W1] 2
  4. Hazel Macmillan [L1] withdrawn
  5. Sarah Sapper [L2]
  6. Milena Bacalja Perianes withdrawn

Match Results:

Luisella Mazza bt Hazel Macmillan (May 29) Walkover
Jane Tully bt Luisella Mazza (May 27) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3
Luisella Mazza bt Sarah Sapper (May 26) 6-2, 6-4
Elena Leone bt Sarah Sapper (May 19) 6-2, 6-2


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)