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!

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

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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!


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Primary Venues

Pavilion

Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL
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Other Venues

Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15
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Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA
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Finsbury Park

Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
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Friary Park

Friary Road, Friern Barnet, London, N20
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Halliwick Recreation Grounds

Albion Avenue, Colney Hatch, London, N10
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Priory Park

Middle Lane, Hornsey, London, N8 8LP
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New River Sport and Fitness

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
Tel: 0208 881 2323
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New Southgate Recreation Grounds

Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, London, N11 1NH
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Stationers Park

Mayfield Road, London, N8
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Waterlow Park

Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, N6 5HG
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"Have to say the Pavilion league is a joy. Have met some nice people, the courts are kept in really good order and Robby is great," 

Liz Zahedieh

"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

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

Tim Brenan
"Really enjoyed it, I met some new people who I will continue playing with for fun, and I felt good about my mental approach which helped me get through some tight sets," John Smith
 
John Smith

"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

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 34 | Thursday 4 April 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 1 May 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema 7.2 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Antonio Soto [W2, L2, UF1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Devrim Beyzade [W2, L1, UF1] 5
  4. Joseph Antoniou 7.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Dan Bridge 7.2 [L3] 2
  6. Ashley Bingham 7.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentUche Onyema bt Devrim Beyzade (May 19) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable morning match with some amazing retrieving my Uche. I look forward to a rematch," -- Devrim
Joseph Antoniou bt Antonio Soto (May 18) 4-1 Antonio Soto Retired
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade v Antonio Soto (May 16) 7-5, 5-5 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A mammoth two sets with endless deuces in many games. Unfortunately we could not schedule completion due to other commitments."  -- Devrim
Uche Onyema bt Dan Bridge (May 12) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentAntonio Soto bt Dan Bridge (May 1) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice and tight match in a sunny warm day, perfect for tennis. Long rallies and lots of deuces. Closer than the score shows. "  -- Antonio
Uche Onyema bt Ashley Bingham (Apr 27) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade bt Ashley Bingham (Apr 26) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "In cloudy conditions this was an epic battle with Ashley with intense rallies throughout the match. Two very tight sets with all parts of the court being used. Ashley surmounted a tremendous come back from 1-4 down before I edge the set."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade bt Dan Bridge (Apr 25) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Played in wet conditions with drizzle and occasional sunshine. There was very little between us in this match, there was strong serving and very few breaks of serve (only one in the second set). I edged a tight third set. A great mental battle."  -- Devrim
Reveal CommentAntonio Soto bt Ashley Bingham (Apr 25) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " It was a very enjoyable game. Due to heavy rain this morning we decided to move it to a indoors court and get it done. Very closed match "  -- Antonio
Uche Onyema bt Joseph Antoniou (Apr 14) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Antonio Soto (Apr 7) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Thomas McCarthy 7.2 [W5, L1] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Sean Combrink [W4, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Cazorla 10.1 [W4, L1] 8
  4. Alison Culshaw [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Cotterill 7.2 [W2, L1] 4
  6. Anthony Crawley 8.1 [L3] 2
  7. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [L4] 1

Match Results:

Alex Cazorla bt Anthony Crawley (May 26) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentAlex Cazorla bt Thomas McCarthy (May 17) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • " "  -- Alex
Alex Cazorla bt Alison Culshaw (May 14) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Alex Cazorla bt Martin Lynchehan (May 10) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Alex Cazorla (May 7) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Sean
John Cotterill bt Sean Combrink (May 6) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Martin Lynchehan (May 5) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Sean
Thomas McCarthy bt Alison Culshaw (Apr 30) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Thomas McCarthy bt Martin Lynchehan (Apr 28) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlison Culshaw bt Martin Lynchehan (Apr 25) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Martin - next time astro turf :)"  -- Alison
John Cotterill bt Alison Culshaw (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Alison Culshaw (Apr 16) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Sean Combrink (Apr 14) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good good match. Although a tad chilly for the time of year. "  -- Thomas
Thomas McCarthy bt Anthony Crawley (Apr 13) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Anthony Crawley (Apr 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun"  -- Sean
Thomas McCarthy bt John Cotterill (Apr 6) 6-3, 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W5] 10
  2. Steve Robinson [W2, L1] 4
  3. Guy Veale 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  4. Maria Harrison 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Max Olds 8.1 [L2] 2
  6. Stephen O'Farrell 8.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Max Olds (May 11) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Loads of momentum changes in this tough morning challenge - and Max played some of the sweetest backhands you will see! Great fun and looking forward to the next time we play."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Guy Veale (May 6) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great bank holiday tennis with a that rarest of league players - a serve and volleyer. I had to keep my wits about me, slice a bit more and fight back after the breaks inflicted by Guys attacking game too. Really enjoyed it,."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Guy Veale (May 5) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6

Player Comments:

  • "(7-4 tie break), gruelling game and Guy was unlucky to come away without winning. Really good match!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Steve Robinson (May 4) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun on a mostly dry (just the brief hale storm!) afternoon. Thanks for the match Steve."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentSteve Robinson bt Stephen O'Farrell (Apr 29) 6-4, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match, lots of shifts in momentum and some very long service games, good fun!"  -- Steve
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Maria Harrison (Apr 22) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Maria stepped it up in the second set making the match a real battle! Great fun on a balmy Easter Monday morning."  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Stephen O'Farrell (Apr 13) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Really fun match with clever play from Stephen who switched tactics in the second set and nearly took the match to a third!"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Stephen O'Farrell (Apr 12) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyable to catch up with and to play Steve. Lots of long rallies and deuces. Thanks Steve"  -- Maria
Guy Veale bt Max Olds (Apr 7) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Pelaou [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Ben Shelton [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Deirdre Corrigan [W2, L3] 4
  4. Esther Gillham 10.2 [W2, L3] 4
  5. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Sally Kinnes 8.2 [L4]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEsther Gillham bt Sally Kinnes (May 21) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great game played over 2 different days, lots of rallies - really fun!"  -- Esther
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Sally Kinnes (May 19) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game of tennis in perfect conditions - thanks Sally."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Esther Gillham (May 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful early summers evening. We played a really enjoyable match even with a few footballs suddenly appearing on court to knock us off our rhythm. Esther play really well - some really nice points moving me around the court before putting me away. Happy to have hung on for my win."  -- Tony
Deirdre Corrigan bt Esther Gillham (May 6) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Deirdre Corrigan (May 5) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for a great game Dee!"  -- Ben
Deirdre Corrigan bt Sally Kinnes (May 3) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Esther Gillham (Apr 30) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Esther. Luck was on my side in the end but she had me sprinting all over the court to get the ball back."  -- Ben
Reveal CommentEsther Gillham bt Jim Harrison (Apr 25) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "A great game with real fight from both players! The first set was neck and neck throughout. Esther went ahead in the second set, 5-1, and was 40-0 up with 3 match points. Jim pulled out all the stops to win back the 3 match points and to win 5 consecutive games and go ahead to 6-5. It was neck and neck again with some amazingly long rallies, with Esther just taking the tie break to win 7-5, 7-6. "  -- Esther
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Deirdre Corrigan (Apr 15) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match against Dee played in very bright and blustery conditions."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Deirdre Corrigan (Apr 14) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match. Deirdre played some phenomenal shots down the line and we had some long points - many of the games went to deuce - really good fun - thanks Dierdre"  -- Tony
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Sally Kinnes (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great to play Sally nice and early on a Saturday morning. Very enjoyable match. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Jim Harrison (Apr 12) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Great game - tough deuce games throughout. What a great way to end the working week."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Jim Harrison (Apr 11) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with Jim, very close games throughout "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Ben Shelton (Apr 7) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (10-8)

Player Comments:

  • "What a brilliant match, the best match I've every played. Ben and I are evenly matched and the outcome could have gone either way. Ben played some absolutely brilliant shots on the run hitting beautiful winners down the backhand and forehand sides of the court. It was a ding dong match with great rallies the whole way through. The games ebbed and flowed and most went to deuce - thanks for the game Ben it made my Sunday."  -- Tony

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)

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Collapse AllPavilion Doubles - Round 25 | Thursday 16 May 2019 to Wednesday 24 July 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 19 June 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen
  2. Alison Culshaw & Vanessa Colosi
  3. Dominic Allport & Trevor Reidy
  4. Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn
  5. Sean Combrink & Alex Cazorla
  6. Tony Pelaou & David Lindsey

Current Rankings:

  1. Nicola Venning & Jo Larkin [W1] 2
  2. Jo Holden & Leanne Williams [L1]
  3. Daniela Tringale & Deirdre Corrigan
  4. Imogen Ryall & James Taylor
  5. Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South
  6. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNicola Venning & Jo Larkin bt Jo Holden & Leanne Williams (May 25) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really close game with some nail biting rallies. A great - and very friendly - match."  -- Nicola

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)