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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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 7 | Thursday 25 October 2018 to Wednesday 2 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 November 2018)

Current Rankings:

  1. Sarah Quinlan [W3, UF1] 7
  2. Fiona Spencer [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Chloe Dale-Harris 10.1 [W2, L2] 4
  4. Kate McLaren [W1, L1, UF1] 2
  5. Elizabeth Desmond [L2] 1
  6. Alanna Frieda 10.2 [L1]
  7. Nelly Dacic [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSarah Quinlan bt Chloe Dale-Harris (Dec 10) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, lots of fun rallies and running! Thanks Sarah "  -- Chloe
Reveal CommentKate McLaren bt Elizabeth Desmond (Dec 6) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "We had to re-arrange the first time due to ice (!) when we were one set all. Had to fight for that last set! - thanks for a great match Liz!"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentChloe Dale-Harris bt Kate McLaren (Dec 3) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match - had to move courts half way through as court 11 flood lights weren’t working - kept us on our toes! Thanks Katie :)"  -- Chloe
Reveal CommentChloe Dale-Harris bt Nelly Dacic (Nov 26) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match! Thanks Nelly "  -- Chloe
Fiona Spencer bt Chloe Dale-Harris (Nov 15) 6-2, 6-0
Fiona Spencer bt Elizabeth Desmond (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentSarah Quinlan bt Fiona Spencer (Nov 7) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Good battle as usual, but this time in the Autumn sunshine and rain!"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Quinlan v Kate McLaren (Nov 6) 6-3, 4-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "We were both shocked when the lights went out unceremoniously at 22.00 on the dot, leaving us in pitch darkness in the middle of Rosemary Gdns! We'd been having a good run around until then. Hopefully match to be finished in daylight hours sometime"  -- Sarah
Reveal CommentSarah Quinlan bt Alanna Frieda (Oct 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game in lovely Autumnal weather! thanks Alanna"  -- Sarah

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicki McGoh [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Melissa Pirela 10.1 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Anne Marie Rafferty [W2, L3] 5
  5. Jane Tully 9.2 [L1] 1
  6. Elena Leone 10.2 [L4]
  7. Claire Frost 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Jane Tully (Dec 15) 4-6, 6-3, [10-3]

Player Comments:

  • "very close -great match"  -- Anne Marie
Reveal CommentAnne Marie Rafferty bt Elena Leone (Dec 9) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great match-sun disruptive!"  -- Anne Marie
Reveal CommentMelissa Pirela bt Elena Leone (Dec 8) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match with Elena in a cold and windy morning"  -- Melissa
Reveal CommentNicki McGoh bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Dec 4) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of close games and long rallies!"  -- Nicki
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Elena Leone (Nov 22) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "We had some good rallies until rain stopped play..looking forward to continuing"  -- Jill
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Nov 18) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Once the sun had gone down we had.some good rallies. Fun game. "  -- Jill
Jill McLaughlin bt Melissa Pirela (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMelissa Pirela bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Nov 11) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match with Anne Marie. The court was slippery, but we managed to play very good rallies. It was an even match, with many deuces. Thank you"  -- Melissa
Reveal CommentNicki McGoh bt Elena Leone (Nov 11) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score is not at all representative of the match - i think i got very lucky! We had a lot of great rallies and games and it was really enjoyable. Thanks Elena!"  -- Nicki
Reveal CommentNicki McGoh bt Melissa Pirela (Nov 3) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "another fun game with Melissa on a slippy court!"  -- Nicki
Reveal CommentNicki McGoh bt Jill McLaughlin (Oct 29) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely game on a beautiful autumnal. Bright sunshine and slippery courts gave us an extra challenge, but we had some nice rallies and a fun game. Thanks Jill!"  -- Nicki

Current Rankings:

  1. Marie-France Roche [W1, L1] 3
  2. Milena Bacalja Perianes [W1] 2
  3. Yasmin Quayyum 10.1 [W1] 2
  4. Sarah Sapper [L2]
  5. Helen Citron
  6. Siiri Sildmae

Match Results:

Marie-France Roche bt Sarah Sapper (Dec 9) 6-3, 6-2
Milena Bacalja Perianes bt Sarah Sapper (Dec 2) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentYasmin Quayyum bt Marie-France Roche (Nov 17) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match played over two brisk (17 and 18th November) Saturday and Sunday mornings! Some intense rallies and very close games. "  -- Marie-France


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)