Friendly, competitive tennis on Parliament Hill's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for men and 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!

Close matches, close by.

Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill

Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

FREE TENNIS BALLS

Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.

SHOP NOW!

Not quite ready? Register your interest and we'll get back to you

We will add you to the e-mail notifications of upcoming rounds. If you would like to stop receiving these e-mails just let us know

Subscribe to newlsetter
If you would like to receive a copy of our weekly newsletter, The Roundup, and information about special offers e.g. the Wimbledon ballot please check the subscribe box below.

Vertical Tabs

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 everyone 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!


Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

Primary Venues

Parliament Hill

Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR
full venue details »

Other Venues

Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
full venue details »

Camden Town Sports Pitch

Camden Street, Adjacent to Richard Cobden School, London, NW1 0LL
full venue details »

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
full venue details »

Kilburn Grange Park

Camden, London, NW6 4LD
Tel: 07525 278641
full venue details »

Tufnell Park Playing Fields

Campdale Road, London, N7 0EB
full venue details »
No testimonials have been sent in about this league. Send us one now!

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Collapse AllParliament Hill Singles - Round 9 | Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 30 October 2019)

The terribly wet November may have had an effect on the total number of matches played this round, but we still had some great tennis. That's it for this year, but hope to see you all on court again in 2020. Until then we hope you have a great time over the holidays and have a great New Year!

Group Summary:

Runner-up Christopher came close to making it two group wins in a row but Ben was a step ahead of everyone this round. It would of course been fascinating to see the finish of Ben's match with Ireo but Ireo needed more matches to make a real run to the top spot. Well done Ben - a great effort!

Final Rankings:

  1. Ben Cooper 8.2 [W4, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Christopher Shackleton 10.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Alan Shaw 10.1 [W1, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Ireo Ostacchini 7.2 [W2, UF1] 5
  5. George Kaye [W2, L1] 4
  6. Antonio Lopez Montesinos [W2, L3] 4
  7. Arthur Holcombe [L6] 2
  8. Andy Macleod 10.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAntonio Lopez Montesinos bt Alan Shaw (Nov 24) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Bit slippy this morning! Alan about to serve, into the sun."  -- Alan
Ireo Ostacchini bt Arthur Holcombe (Nov 21) 6-1, 6-1
Antonio Lopez Montesinos bt Arthur Holcombe (Nov 17) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentIreo Ostacchini v Ben Cooper (Nov 17) 6-2, 3-6, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Ireo serving, 0-15"  -- Ireo
Ireo Ostacchini bt Antonio Lopez Montesinos (Nov 16) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Arthur Holcombe (Nov 13) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game of strong hitting with a hard earned beer to recover from the rain!"  -- Ben
Reveal CommentChristopher Shackleton bt Antonio Lopez Montesinos (Nov 10) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Antonio, enjoyed this game! Worth the wait for the weather to provide a window."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye bt Arthur Holcombe (Oct 31) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great conditions for tennis this morning, which lead to some really good rallies. A lot of deuce games too, the score line is a slightly unfair reflection on the match. Arthur has loads of quality and will start racking up the wins before too long. "  -- George

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentChristopher Shackleton bt Alan Shaw (Oct 27) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Close game! Very nearly lost the match after having match points in the second set. Well played Alan!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Christopher Shackleton (Oct 25) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game first in a bubble then when the lights went out in the bubble under floodlights in warm tropical storm conditions. Chris is a quality player."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentGeorge Kaye bt Alan Shaw (Oct 25) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tricky match on a slippery court, although we played some really good points as the match went on. Alan was winning the majority of the longer rallies so I had to try and keep the points as short as possible. Well played. "  -- George
Reveal CommentChristopher Shackleton bt Arthur Holcombe (Oct 21) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the damp conditions, enjoyed the game, thanks!"  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt Antonio Lopez Montesinos (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A full match of bright sunshine "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentAlan Shaw bt Arthur Holcombe (Oct 17) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable, played in two sessions over a week. Bizarrely, we were quite sun-affected!"  -- Alan
Reveal CommentBen Cooper bt George Kaye (Oct 6) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great to be back on the court with George. This was a hard fought game decided by tight margins. One game had over 20 deuces! Another had enormous gusts of side wind."  -- Ben

Group Summary:

An efficient round from Matt who had a couple of easy wins, a couple rather harder matches, picked up bonus points and ended just a point ahead of Mikhail! Dimitriy, meanwhile, earns a very creditable bronze!

Final Rankings:

  1. Matt Johnson 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Mikhail Tokarczyk 9.1 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dimitriy Mustivy [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jon Satow 8.2 [W3, L1] withdrawn 6
  5. Chris Wawak [W2, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Cécile Labouret [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Bruno Ippoliti [L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Chris Wawak bt Bruno Ippoliti (Nov 24) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentJon Satow bt Chris Wawak (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Always a pleasure to play Chris: looking forward to the next one."  -- Jon
Matt Johnson bt Chris Wawak (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentMikhail Tokarczyk bt Bruno Ippoliti (Nov 10) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great first set with lots of good points"  -- Mikhail

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJon Satow bt Mikhail Tokarczyk (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Swept the leaves off the court, and took advantage of a break in the stormy autumn weather: first set close with Mikhail placing the ball just out of reach, and Jon struggling to see in the bright low sunshine. Armed with a peaked cap the next two sets went Jon's way, but closer than the score suggests. Good match! "  -- Jon
Matt Johnson bt Jon Satow (Oct 28) 6-4, 7-5
Dimitriy Mustivy bt Cécile Labouret (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentMikhail Tokarczyk bt Chris Wawak (Oct 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Confusing game with wind causing havoc"  -- Mikhail
Reveal CommentDimitriy Mustivy bt Bruno Ippoliti (Oct 20) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, loads of break points and deuces, could go either way"  -- Dimitriy
Reveal CommentJon Satow bt Cécile Labouret (Oct 20) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very competitive first set with nearly every game to deuce. Match played in excellent spirit, but how frustrating it can be when you don't feel you've played your best... Thanks, Cecile."  -- Jon
Matt Johnson bt Mikhail Tokarczyk (Oct 20) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentDimitriy Mustivy bt Chris Wawak (Oct 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as usual with a lot of deuce points"  -- Dimitriy
Matt Johnson bt Bruno Ippoliti (Oct 19) 6-2, 7-5
Chris Wawak bt Cécile Labouret (Oct 19) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Reveal CommentCécile Labouret bt Bruno Ippoliti (Oct 18) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "I had a great Friday night game with Bruno. We had a lot of fun! "  -- Cécile
Reveal CommentMikhail Tokarczyk bt Dimitriy Mustivy (Oct 18) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game in the wet with a mini rain delay half way through. It was a bit tricky with the loss of traction but had some enjoyable points and lots of tight games"  -- Mikhail

Group Summary:

With a couple just not getting going at all we needed more tennis to do justice to the players in this group. Nevertheless, well done to Freddie for coming out on top.

Final Rankings:

  1. Freddie Downes [W2, UF1] 5 WINNER
  2. Eric Liknaitzky [W1, L1, UF1] 3 RUNNER UP
  3. Justin Nichomoff 9.2 [W1, UF1] 3
  4. Fede Alfonzo [L2] 1
  5. Marcus Boyland 9.1 [L1, UF1]
  6. Matthew Bell 8.2
  7. Tiphaine Drouault

Match Results:

Freddie Downes bt Eric Liknaitzky (Nov 20) 6-3, 6-4
Justin Nichomoff v Freddie Downes (Nov 10) 7-5, 3-6 TBC
Reveal CommentFreddie Downes bt Marcus Boyland (Oct 21) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match!"  -- Freddie
Eric Liknaitzky bt Fede Alfonzo (Oct 16) 6-0, 6-0
Eric Liknaitzky v Marcus Boyland (Oct 11) 7-5, 4-1 TBC

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJustin Nichomoff bt Fede Alfonzo (Oct 5) 3-6, 6-3, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable and well-balanced match to open the round."  -- Justin

Group Summary:

Another group where the tennis was hard to come by unfortunately - we're sure the weather played its part. Third-placed Robert earns our respect for playing more matches than anyone else, but the battle for top spot was between Paul and Jimmy who tied with two wins each. They didn't play each other so to break the tie we look at the average number of sets and games conceded and on that narrow measure, Paul is victorious.

Final Rankings:

  1. Paul Sanders 9.2 [W2] 4 WINNER
  2. Jimmy Dowsett [W2] 4 RUNNER UP
  3. Robert Molesworth 8.2 [W1, L2] 4
  4. Clara Le Chevallier 10.2 [L3]
  5. David Guardiola
  6. John Shanahan 10.2
  7. Louisa McKenzie

Match Results:

Reveal CommentRobert Molesworth bt Clara Le Chevallier (Nov 24) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Clara is a very consistent player and piled the pressure on in the first set winning the first few games. Although towards the end it was getting quite dark we managed to play 2 good sets with quite a few rallies and hard fought dueces!"  -- Robert
Reveal CommentPaul Sanders bt Robert Molesworth (Nov 23) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A game in the drizzle, but with undaunted spirit!"  -- Paul
Reveal CommentJimmy Dowsett bt Clara Le Chevallier (Nov 10) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable and close game, best of luck with the rest of the league! "  -- Jimmy
Paul Sanders bt Clara Le Chevallier (Oct 27) 6-0, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Jimmy Dowsett bt Robert Molesworth (Oct 19) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

Five excellent wins and a couple of bonus points gave Oliver a comfortable group victory. Stephen might have been able to topple him, but getting matches set up hasn't been easy this round and without bonus points it would have been quite a mountain to climb. But some lovely tennis played in the group - well done.

Final Rankings:

  1. Oliver Coddington 9.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Pereira [W4, L1] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Steve Bruce [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Elena Konovalova [W1, L3] 3
  5. Tony Foot 10.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Fabrizio Burlando 9.2 [W1] 2
  7. Gabriele Meldaikyte [L3]
  8. Jean Sebastien Dietsch

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Elena Konovalova (Nov 16) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really close and enjoyable game with a lot of long rallies, decent tennis weather but a slightly slippery surface, thanks Elena!"  -- Stephen
Oliver Coddington bt Stephen Pereira (Nov 15) 7-5, 6-2
Elena Konovalova bt Gabriele Meldaikyte (Nov 10) 6-3, 6-3
Stephen Pereira bt Gabriele Meldaikyte (Nov 3) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Steve Bruce (Nov 1) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of running in slightly damp conditions, both unscathed! Second set seesawed up and down, could have gone either way, thanks Steve! "  -- Stephen
Steve Bruce bt Elena Konovalova (Nov 1) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Steve Bruce bt Tony Foot (Oct 29) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Oliver Coddington bt Elena Konovalova (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-1
Oliver Coddington bt Tony Foot (Oct 22) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1
Oliver Coddington bt Steve Bruce (Oct 9) 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentStephen Pereira bt Tony Foot (Oct 5) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a few deuce games in both sets, Tony came back in the second but i just managed to hold on!"  -- Stephen
Oliver Coddington bt Gabriele Meldaikyte (Oct 5) 6-3, 6-4
Fabrizio Burlando bt Steve Bruce (Oct 4) 6-1, 6-4

Group Summary:

Full marks (literally if you don't count bonus points) to Juliet who played all and won all of her matches! Judith was also having a good round and should be well pleased with her silver!

Final Rankings:

  1. Juliet Young 9.2 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Judith Schulman [W3, L1] 6
  3. Pierre Vila [W2, L2] 5 RUNNER UP
  4. Camilla Munkedal [W1, L3] 2
  5. Simon Munk [L2]
  6. Catherine Minns [L3]

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Judith Schulman bt Pierre Vila (Nov 24) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Juliet Young bt Pierre Vila (Nov 23) 6-0, 6-2
Juliet Young bt Simon Munk (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-0
Judith Schulman bt Camilla Munkedal (Nov 17) 6-1, 6-3
Juliet Young bt Catherine Minns (Nov 10) 6-1, 6-0
Juliet Young bt Camilla Munkedal (Nov 9) 6-1, 6-2
Camilla Munkedal bt Simon Munk (Nov 2) Walkover
Pierre Vila bt Catherine Minns (Oct 31) 6-2, 6-1
Juliet Young bt Judith Schulman (Oct 27) 6-1, 6-1
Pierre Vila bt Camilla Munkedal (Oct 25) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentJudith Schulman bt Catherine Minns (Oct 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Catherine. Lovely to meet you!"  -- Judith

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Parliament Hill archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Parliament Hill.

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) 

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)