Friendly, competitive tennis on Pavilion's public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles and doubles leagues 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.

Robby Sukhdeo who runs the brilliant Pavilion tennis centre, brilliantly
Robby Sukhdeo who runs the brilliant Pavilion tennis centre, brilliantly

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

Newsletter Subscribe
If you would like to receive a copy of our weekly newsletter, The Roundup, and other general interest e-mails please check the subscribe box below.

Vertical Tabs

This is how it works:

  • We have doubles and singles rounds!
  • Players/teams are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • The league is mixed sex, 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!)
  • In doubles teams may be any combination of gender
  • 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 available on 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 any of the upcoming rounds above.

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

Pavilion

Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL
full venue details »

Other Venues

Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15
full venue details »

Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA
full venue details »

Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
full venue details »

Friary Park

Friary Road, Friern Barnet, London, N20
full venue details »

Halliwick Recreation Grounds

Albion Avenue, Colney Hatch, London, N10
full venue details »

Priory Park

Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 8LP
full venue details »

New River Sport and Fitness

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
Tel: 0208 881 2323
full venue details »

New Southgate Recreation Grounds

Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, London, N11 1NH
full venue details »

Stationers Park

Mayfield Road, London, N8
full venue details »

Waterlow Park

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

"Great way to improve your singles game on a friendly but competitive level. I enjoyed all the games and it was nice to meet new local players. I am a big fan of Local Tennis Leagues. Great concept!" 

Alzbeta Kucerova

"I would just like to thank-you and your colleagues for the great work you have been doing with the local tennis leagues. I find it a fantastic way to get involved with local tennis and meet new rivals. I have only been playing for 1 year and I know that my progress would have been much slower if it had not been for the Pavilion league. So many thanks and I look forward to the new mens doubles league as well,"

Dan Bridge

"Thanks for organising! I really appreciate the time and energy you all put into these great leagues,"

Tim Brenan
"Great to receive a prize as a winner! and thanks for getting in touch. It  was my first doubles round and I really enjoyed it. We made a great team with Dominic and managed to win the group without losing a set :) All the players were nice and friendly and it was fairly easy to arrange all matches. I will definitely play again and can only recommend. Also the response by email from the organisers is amazingly quick and they really care about all players and a smooth running of this league. Great job. Thank you" Alzabeta Kucerova
 
Alzbeta Kucerova

"Found it to be thoroughly enjoyable and had a lot of fun"

Benyamen Shaukat

"Thanks for having me in the league - I'm annoyed I haven't got time to enter the next one! Thanks so much for organising it," 

Maggie Inchley

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

Report your results

Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 33 | Thursday 17 January 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 February 2019)

Current Rankings:

  • Ashley Bingham 7.2
  • Benji Wilson 9.1
  • Joseph Antoniou 7.2
  • Nicolo Colombo
  • Sean Combrink
  • Uche Onyema 8.1

Current Rankings:

  • Alex Cazorla 10.2
  • Andrew Sims 9.2
  • Martin Lynchehan 8.2
  • Max Olds 8.2
  • Nigel Billen 8.1
  • Stephen O'Farrell 8.2

Current Rankings:

  • Ben Shelton
  • Esther Gillham 10.2
  • Guy Veale 10.2
  • Jim Harrison 8.2
  • Maria Harrison 8.2
  • Sally Kinnes 8.2

Results

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

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 match tiebreak, 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)

Collapse AllPavilion Doubles - Round 23 | Thursday 18 October 2018 to Wednesday 9 January 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 November 2018)

An excellent winter doubles round at the Pavilion, with lots of great matches and close competition on court. Thanks for all your efforts to get lots of matches played, particularly at this busy time of year, and for taking part in a lovely spirit. Until next time!

Group Summary:

Temperatures may have dropped in this winter round, but the "action was very warm on court" in group one with lots of close competitive matches appearing on the scoreboard - well played everyone. Dominic & Robert battled to four hard fought wins to finish undefeated and deservedly clinch the prize. Sean & Sarah impressively played every match, and they combined points from both a win and epic defeats with their excellent scheduling skills to edge ahead of Maria & Jim and Esther & Ewan into second place.

Final Rankings:

  1. Dominic Allport & Robert Spencer [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Sean Combrink & Sarah Burns [W1, L4] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison [W2, L1] 5
  4. Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn [W2, L2] 5
  5. Andy Lowe & Eugene Doogan [W1] 2
  6. Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South [L3] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentSean Combrink & Sarah Burns bt Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South (Jan 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun last match of this league and a lovely evening for a game of tennis. It was a really close match with lots of the games going to deuce. "  -- Sarah
Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn bt Sean Combrink & Sarah Burns (Jan 6) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Robert Spencer bt Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South (Jan 6) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This hastily arranged match was a great way spend Sunday evening. Thanks for the game Louise and Annabel!"  -- Dominic

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Robert Spencer bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Jan 4) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "While the weather was below freezing, the action was very warm on court, with lots of close rallies and high drama. Many thanks Jim and Maria for another memorable match - it was a great tussle!"  -- Dominic
Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn bt Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South (Dec 22) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn (Dec 16) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close match against Ewan and Esther, played in a great spirit."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Sean Combrink & Sarah Burns (Nov 25) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match against Sean and Sarah including some prolonged rallies."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Robert Spencer bt Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn (Nov 11) 7-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "After discovering a flooded court at the Pavilion we managed a great match in the sun in Arnos Grove. Thanks all."  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentAndy Lowe & Eugene Doogan bt Sean Combrink & Sarah Burns (Nov 6) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Quite a tough game in periods "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Robert Spencer bt Sean Combrink & Sarah Burns (Nov 3) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the wind's best efforts to throw everyone off their game we played a good couple of sets. Thanks for the game!"  -- Dominic

Group Summary:

Imogen & James were beaten by Frances & Errol in a long three setter in their first match of the round, but they bounced back from this defeat in the best possible way, winning their next four to boost their total and move into the lead. Pauline & Stephen also had a strong round, combining early scheduling with three tough victories to finish only one point behind the new champs in second place. Hats off to Jo & Nicola for playing the most matches - a great effort!

Final Rankings:

  1. Imogen Ryall & James Taylor [W4, L1] 9 WINNER
  2. Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning [W2, L3] 4
  4. Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher [W2, L2] 4
  5. Omid Salek-Haddadi & Hannah Perks [W1, L1] 2
  6. Madeleine Mills & Deirdre Corrigan [L4] 1
  7. Jo Holden & Leanne Williams withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentImogen Ryall & James Taylor bt Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell (Jan 8) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really enjoyable game with some unbelievable angled shots from the boys! "  -- Imogen
Reveal CommentImogen Ryall & James Taylor bt Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning (Jan 7) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great rallies with some spectacular shots from all! "  -- Imogen
Reveal CommentFrances Plummer & Errol Fletcher bt Madeleine Mills & Deirdre Corrigan (Jan 6) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Really great match and so close, they definetly kept us smiling through the match! "  -- Frances

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJo Larkin & Nicola Venning bt Madeleine Mills & Deirdre Corrigan (Jan 5) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (5-7), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "great match and some fun rallies."  -- Nicola
Reveal CommentImogen Ryall & James Taylor bt Omid Salek-Haddadi & Hannah Perks (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Hope you’re feeling better Omid and you’re getting ready for the next league! "  -- Imogen
Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Dec 15) 6-2, 7-5
Omid Salek-Haddadi & Hannah Perks bt Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning (Dec 13) 6-3, 7-5
Reveal CommentPauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell bt Madeleine Mills & Deirdre Corrigan (Nov 25) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match warmed up considerably in the second set with some great rallies and we were lucky not to be pushed to a third set. "  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentPauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell bt Jo Larkin & Nicola Venning (Nov 24) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really friendly but competitive match with lots of good rallies"  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentImogen Ryall & James Taylor bt Madeleine Mills & Deirdre Corrigan (Nov 21) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Frozen fingers and a slippery court, but we powered through and had a great game. "  -- Imogen
Reveal CommentPauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Nov 17) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tight game with some good rallies and close net play from both teams "  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentFrances Plummer & Errol Fletcher bt Imogen Ryall & James Taylor (Oct 30) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "taking us right up until the lights were about to turn off at the Pavilion to get our match finished some really long rallies and great play! "  -- Frances

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Pavilion archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Doubles matches for Pavilion.

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). In doubles, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak and still count toward bonus points. 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.

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) 

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)