Friendly, competitive tennis for over sixties on Highbury Fields, Waterlow Park & other nearby public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and women (aged 60+) 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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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • 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 men and women aged 60 and over.
  • 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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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

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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Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
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Other Venues

Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP
Tel: 0203 793 6880
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Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY
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Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
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Collapse AllNorth London Over Sixties Singles - Round 4 | Thursday 14 March 2019 to Wednesday 8 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 10 April 2019)

Good to get the North London Over Sixties league back underway in 2019 with a well contested round. There was some strong performances on court and a decent number of matches played. Thanks for taking part and we hope to see you all again next time!

Group Summary:

Rodney was in a league of his own in this group, dropping only a few games on his way to a full house of wins and a place on the top of the podium. John couldn't quite keep up with the pace at the front but did well to record four wins of his own and deservedly clinch the silver. Hats off to David too for playing every match on offer.

Final Rankings:

  1. Rodney Nelson-Jones 8.1 [W7] 16 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. John Haines [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. David Aron 9.1 [W3, L5] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Rohit Shah 8.2 [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Gerard Wilson [W2, L2] 4
  6. Jill McLaughlin 9.1 [W2, L4] 4
  7. Mark Wardman 9.2 [W1, L1] 2
  8. Patrick Swaffer [L2]
  9. Pete Ayrton [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentGerard Wilson bt John Haines (May 9) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 John Haines Retired

Player Comments:

  • "The match had to be halted due to John experiencing a leg injury. The offer to complete was dependent on John's recovery, Unfortunately this has not been achieved in time."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentGerard Wilson bt Jill McLaughlin (May 5) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The Second Set was a marathon-only resolved by a very close tie break. The result was finely balanced throughout. An exhausting match."  -- Gerard
Reveal CommentRodney Nelson-Jones bt Gerard Wilson (May 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Tennis scoring can be cruel. Gerard hit plenty of aces and other winners, but sadly none coincided with his many game points."  -- Rodney
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt David Aron (Apr 30) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game on these lovely courts "  -- Jill
Reveal CommentRodney Nelson-Jones bt John Haines (Apr 29) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good, competitive game. John played some dashing tennis."  -- Rodney
John Haines bt Patrick Swaffer (Apr 26) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentRohit Shah bt Jill McLaughlin (Apr 26) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Thank you, Jill, for an enjoyable match"  -- Rohit
Reveal CommentJill McLaughlin bt Pete Ayrton (Apr 23) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game with Pete continuing to place that ball! "  -- Jill
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt David Aron (Apr 16) 6-0, 6-0
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt Pete Ayrton (Apr 13) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Pete Ayrton (Apr 12) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed playing with Pete at the Tufnell Park courts. It was peaceful down there. A good game and I did think that Pete was going to win the second set when we were 4-4 leading to a third set."  -- David
Rohit Shah bt David Aron (Apr 10) 6-1, 6-0
John Haines bt Jill McLaughlin (Apr 5) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentDavid Aron bt Patrick Swaffer (Apr 4) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I enjoyed my game with Patrick. The first set was close although the wind played a role. Good luck with your other matches!"  -- David
Reveal CommentJohn Haines bt David Aron (Apr 3) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game, which was closer than the score suggests. "  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Haines bt Rohit Shah (Mar 29) 7-5, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable and even game. "  -- John
David Aron bt Gerard Wilson (Mar 27) 6-2, 6-3
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt Jill McLaughlin (Mar 22) 6-0, 6-0

Match of the Group:

Mark Wardman bt David Aron (Mar 22) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt Mark Wardman (Mar 20) 6-0, 6-0
Rodney Nelson-Jones bt Rohit Shah (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-0

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the North London Over Sixties archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for North London Over Sixties.

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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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) 

Comments:
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)