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 11 | Thursday 12 September 2019 to Wednesday 6 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Tara Cemlyn-Jones 10.2 [W2] 4
  2. Marcia Mihotich 8.2 [W2] 4
  3. Jennifer Bagg 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sarah Lancaster [W1] 2
  5. Georgina Papathanasiou [L2]
  6. Victoria Ridley [L2]
  7. Jill McLaughlin 9.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTara Cemlyn-Jones bt Georgina Papathanasiou (Oct 10) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "We actually started on Sept 30 and played 5 games until rain interrupted play and then resumed today"  -- Tara
Reveal CommentTara Cemlyn-Jones bt Jennifer Bagg (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Jennifer is great fun to play with - it was very windy which affected conditions."  -- Tara
Reveal CommentMarcia Mihotich bt Jennifer Bagg (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really, really enjoyable game with lots of drop shots and good rallies."  -- Marcia
Sarah Lancaster bt Georgina Papathanasiou (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-2
Jennifer Bagg bt Victoria Ridley (Sep 21) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentMarcia Mihotich bt Victoria Ridley (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match - we both made a lot of errors but it was much more competitive than the scoreline suggests."  -- Marcia

Current Rankings:

  1. Wendy Thomson [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Cath Le Couteur [W2, UF1] 4
  3. Giorgia Barboni [W2] 4
  4. Chloe Dale-Harris 10.1 [W1, UF1] 2
  5. Maeve McSherry [W1, L1] 2
  6. Jane Tully 9.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Anne Marie Rafferty [L1]
  8. Nelly Dacic

Match Results:

Reveal CommentChloe Dale-Harris bt Jane Tully (Oct 9) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - at the crack of dawn! Some good rallies and ground strokes."  -- Chloe
Wendy Thomson bt Jane Tully (Oct 9) 6-0, 6-2
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur v Chloe Dale-Harris (Oct 7) 1-1 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Rain washed us out. We're going to reschedule!"  -- Cath
Giorgia Barboni bt Anne Marie Rafferty (Oct 6) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Maeve McSherry (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match that beat the rain again. I was very lucky to be on the winning side of loads of games that went to Deuce. Score belies this! Thanks Maeve!"  -- Cath
Reveal CommentMaeve McSherry bt Jane Tully (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "a very enjoyable game delayed a bit by the rain. we had to play quite cautiously given the wet court but had very good rallies and lots of games running to deuce. "  -- Maeve
Reveal CommentCath Le Couteur bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 25) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match with Wendy. We had some fantastic games and long rallies, and all when Wendy was recovering from a flu as well. Lovely temperature too after we beat-the-rain :)"  -- Cath
Giorgia Barboni bt Wendy Thomson (Sep 16) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Luisella Mazza [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Orla MacSherry [W2, UF1] 5
  3. Melissa Pirela 10.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Maria-Sofia Papadrosou [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Eleni Kotsiou [W1] 2
  6. Milena Bacalja Perianes [L2] 1
  7. Patricia Evans
  8. Sarah Sapper withdrawn

Match Results:

Eleni Kotsiou bt Maria-Sofia Papadrosou (Oct 8) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Luisella Mazza bt Milena Bacalja Perianes (Oct 6) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Orla MacSherry bt Melissa Pirela (Oct 6) 6-4, 7-5
Orla MacSherry bt Maria-Sofia Papadrosou (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-3
Luisella Mazza bt Maria-Sofia Papadrosou (Oct 5) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentMelissa Pirela bt Milena Bacalja Perianes (Oct 5) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable and competitive match! we had a lot of fun. Thank you Milena :)"  -- Melissa
Luisella Mazza v Orla MacSherry (Sep 28) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) TBC
Luisella Mazza bt Melissa Pirela (Sep 21) 6-1, 7-5


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)