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Play indoors at the Islington Tennis Centre
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  • Players are organised into groups of 6 to 8 players of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players arrange their own matches, book courts and share costs 
  • You can play on any court that suits both players


  • For anyone over the age of 18
  • For beginners as well as advanced players


  • There are various scoring formats you can use for your match
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page the day before the Round begins
  • Players are placed in groups according to their ITF World Tennis Number
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other players in their group once during the Round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you play 3 matches before the mid-point of a Round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize
  • 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

See here for the complete rules and regulations.


Getting started

New players will need to create an account with us and include their LTA Advantage Number before joining 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.

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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours, please let us know.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

Collapse AllIslington Women's Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 26 January 2023 to Wednesday 22 March 2023 (Midpoint: Wednesday 22 February 2023)

Current Rankings:

Pos. Name Played P Won W Lost L Bonus BNS Total PTS Form
1 Tara Prabhakar 3 3 0 2 8 WWW
2 Wendy Thomson 3 2 1 2 6 WWL
3 Lara Bolton-Patel 1 1 0 0 2 W
4 Anne Marie Rafferty 1 0 1 0 0 L
5 Dorine Selana 1 0 1 0 0 L
6 Heather Laverne 1 0 1 0 0 L
7 Rebecca Lyall 2 0 2 0 0 LL
8 Alecia Wilson-Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Helen Mcnulty 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Louisa Saddington 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTara Prabhakar bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Feb 5) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Quite an achievement to have completed the match despite the blinding sunlight and flying missiles from the adjacent football court. Lovely rallies and some great winners on both sides, though. Thanks for a great game and the conversation, Anne Marie. Good luck with the rest of the league and see you soon. "  -- Tara
Reveal CommentTara Prabhakar bt Rebecca Lyall (Feb 3) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "What a gorgeous day for tennis and what a lovely game! The scoreline does not do justice to the rallies, drop shots and winners. Great chat during and after the game. Thanks, Rebecca. Good luck with the rest of the league."  -- Tara
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Dorine Selana (Jan 29) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a pleasant winter evening in Highbury fields . Joined by a fox spectator. Thanks Dorine for the match "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentTara Prabhakar bt Heather Laverne (Jan 28) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Perfect day for tennis. Some good rallies and a good chat through the game. Lovely to meet you, Heather. Good luck with the rest of the league. "  -- Tara
Reveal CommentWendy Thomson bt Rebecca Lyall (Jan 27) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great fun to play this match with Rebecca . Played the last part of the second set this morning in a sunny Highbury fields. Lovely day. And a close Match with many deuces. "  -- Wendy
Reveal CommentLara Bolton-Patel bt Wendy Thomson (Jan 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play on a pleasant Friday afternoon . Lara doesn’t miss a ball. Great rallies . Thank you though I was comprehensibly trounced. "  -- Wendy


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Islington Women's archive. 

The results listed here include the current and previous Rounds matches for Islington Women's.

Scoring Information:

You earn one point for every set you win. Players who play three or more matches by the mid-point of the Round receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize. Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link emailed to the player.

Understanding the current rankings display: 

Players' names, 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.