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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 up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • Contact details are emailed
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everybody!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

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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Albert Road Recreation Ground, Albert Road, London, N22 7XL
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Bruce Castle Park

Lordship Lane, London, N17
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Chestnuts Park

St Ann's Road, London, N15
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Downhills Park

Downhills Park Road, London, N15 3RA
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Endymion Road, London, N4 4LX
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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 Tennis Club

White Hart Lane, London, N22 5QW
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New Southgate Recreation Grounds

Oakleigh Road South, New Southgate, London, N11 1NH
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Mayfield Road, London, N8
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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 16 March 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 April 2017)

An excellent round at the Pavilion with over 85% of matches played, many close contests and newly crowned champions - well played everyone and lets keep it up. We hope to see you all next time for more tennis in the summer months.

Group Summary:

Uche was an unstoppable force in this round, finishing with four wins from four and without dropping a set, he puts himself clear at the top of the table. Dan showed fantastic commitment to play all of his matches and this combined with a number of battling displays set him on his way to second place. A shout out to Thomas and Alex who played out the match of the round, a three set thriller where only a third set tie-break could separate the two.

Final Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Dan Bridge 8.1 [W3, L2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. Thomas McCarthy 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Alex Carpignano 8.2 [W1, L3] 4
  5. Joe Chacholiades 8.1 [W1] 2
  6. Tim Ibbotson 8.2 [W1, L3] 2

Match Results:

Dan Bridge bt Tim Ibbotson (May 6) 7-5, 7-5
Dan Bridge bt Alex Carpignano (Apr 28) 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Dan Bridge (Apr 17) 6-3, 6-2
Alex Carpignano bt Tim Ibbotson (Apr 16) 6-3, 6-2
Tim Ibbotson bt Thomas McCarthy (Apr 12) 6-4, 7-5
Uche Onyema bt Tim Ibbotson (Apr 10) 6-0, 6-0
Uche Onyema bt Thomas McCarthy (Apr 1) 6-2, 6-0
Joe Chacholiades bt Dan Bridge (Mar 30) 6-0, 6-1

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Alex Carpignano (Mar 26) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "I was lucky to win this one. Alex and I struggled with the wind and it could have gone either way in the third set. "  -- Thomas
Uche Onyema bt Alex Carpignano (Mar 24) 6-2, 6-2
Dan Bridge bt Thomas McCarthy (Mar 24) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Group Summary:

Every match played, the majority of bonus points earned and many three setters across the scoreboard, this was an excellent group two - a round of applause to you all. With the competition on display, John's unbeaten performance was even more impressive, and he bagged his bonus points too to take home the title in style. Well done to Nicolo for clinching the runner up spot with five hard fought victories.

Final Rankings:

  1. John Cotterill 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Nicolo Colombo [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Mariano Kalfors 8.2 [W3, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ashley Bingham 9.2 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Benji Wilson 9.1 [W1, L5] 4
  7. Michael Ross 8.2 [L6] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAshley Bingham bt Mariano Kalfors (May 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "My intention was not to get into any tactical negotiations with Mariano, this largely failed apart from on a few occasions where I managed to play a few half decent serve and volley points. Mariano was serving well and several aces at least flew by me. We soldiered on into a third set in slightly challenging conditions under a single twinkling floodlight, finishing our final match of the league with only hours left."  -- Ashley
Ashley Bingham bt Michael Ross (May 4) 6-0, 6-1
Benji Wilson bt Michael Ross (May 2) 6-1, 6-0
John Cotterill bt Benji Wilson (Apr 24) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Reveal CommentMariano Kalfors bt Nigel Billen (Apr 16) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Only my second win over Nigel in over half a decade of trying, and to get it in straight sets at that is a big W for the year. The hour-long first set was the crucial one as it turned out. Lots of service breaks (holding serve on Pavilion's courts is like gold dust) and Nigel had a chance to serve it out at 5-4 but didn't. I faced a few break points in the next game but just about held, then edged it to break Nigel for the set. I managed to ride a fair bit of momentum on the second set to 4-0, and then held off a fightback from Nigel to close the match."  -- Mariano
Reveal CommentMariano Kalfors bt Benji Wilson (Apr 16) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough and very exciting match. Benji and I played an equally wild three-setter a few years back with the main difference that I managed to come out on top this time round. Just. Benji's drop shots kept drawing me forward so I just had to embrace coming to the net a lot! And even if my approach shots were decent Benji's running forehands and backhands were quality so I just had to accept I'd get passed a lot! "  -- Mariano
Nicolo Colombo bt Nigel Billen (Apr 15) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Benji Wilson (Apr 13) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Both of us were, I think, a bit out of sorts with our game, so a match of patience (and losing it), endurance and luck. In truth, Benji deserved the second set so I was fortunate to get the win. Great fun against an opponent who is always fun to play. (Thanks Dan for interrupting your pint to get the lights switched on!)"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNicolo Colombo bt Benji Wilson (Apr 12) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "first set tie break: 7-5"  -- Nicolo
Reveal CommentJohn Cotterill bt Mariano Kalfors (Apr 9) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough match in sweltering conditions for April with Mariano playing solidly after the first set."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Cotterill bt Ashley Bingham (Apr 8) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyable playing Ashley. Good competitive match."  -- John
Nicolo Colombo bt Mariano Kalfors (Apr 5) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Michael Ross (Apr 4) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A much tighter match than it looks, but more importantly a lot of fun - thanks Michael and great to catch up with Robbie afterwards!"  -- Nigel
Ashley Bingham bt Benji Wilson (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentMariano Kalfors bt Michael Ross (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice day to start the season. Mike reminded me we played back in 2014! Good to see he's getting back into it again after becoming a Dad. A tight couple of games to begin with but then I capitalised on some inconsistencies from him. He tightened up his service game and stopped giving away double faults to avoid a bagel first set though, and carried on the good form into the second set. He got to break point a couple of times on my service game, including one which would have given him 3-1 and probably shifted the balance of the match had he converted. Good knock and I'll be keeping an eye on Mike's progress over the summer."  -- Mariano
Nicolo Colombo bt Ashley Bingham (Mar 25) 6-4, 7-5
Nicolo Colombo bt Michael Ross (Mar 23) 6-3, 6-0
John Cotterill bt Michael Ross (Mar 21) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentJohn Cotterill bt Nigel Billen (Mar 19) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another tricky one in windy conditions which could have gone either way in the first set. I somehow managed to freakishly hit more aces than the rest of my tennis career combined to close out the match."  -- John
Reveal CommentJohn Cotterill bt Nicolo Colombo (Mar 18) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Nicolo hadn't played for 6 months and struggled with the windy conditions during the match. He found his rhythm in a friendly third set, hitting some great ground shots to take it to a tie break. "  -- John

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Ashley Bingham (Mar 16) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "Totally exhausting match where neither Ashley or I could confirm our advantage by holding on to breaks of serve (except for Ashley in the second set). In the end I was just lucky in the tiebreaks. Great fun on a calm, warmish Pavilion evening."  -- Nigel

Group Summary:

"Enjoyable", "close" and "competitive were three commonly used words in the post match commentaries which is great to see. The race for the title was a battle between the Harrison's, as Jim and Maria tied at the top on nine points apiece. In keeping with the nature of this group, their head to head was a very close affair. After two sets there was still nothing to separate Jim and Maria, so it all came down to a decider and Jim got the crucial break to emerge victorious and becomes the new champ. Kudos to Scott for playing all of his matches and earning bonus points - good effort!

Final Rankings:

  1. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Maria Harrison 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charlotte Appel 8.2 [W3] 6
  4. Martin Lynchehan 9.1 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Stephen O'Farrell 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  6. Scott Emery 9.2 [L5] 3 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Martin Lynchehan (May 6) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Our first set was close. Martin is a very consistent player which made our games challenging. I wish him the best of luck for the rest of the league."  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Scott Emery (May 1) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was a competitive enjoyable match with some great rallies. Thanks for a great game Scott."  -- Martin
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Scott Emery (Apr 21) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Scott which had us both covering a lot of ground. Summer must be on its way because the midges were biting on a very still and mild evening."  -- Jim
Maria Harrison bt Stephen O'Farrell (Apr 21) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Stephen O'Farrell (Apr 13) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Steve and I played a hard fought match with no quarter given by either player - but in a very friendly spirit. Our league matches tend to be close protracted affairs and this one was no exception. It was very enjoyable and it was good to feel the warmth of the sun for the first time this year."  -- Jim
Maria Harrison bt Martin Lynchehan (Apr 11) 6-3, 6-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Maria Harrison (Mar 31) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very closely contested match, the outcome of which was never predictable. Played at the Pavilion over two sessions," Jim
Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell bt Scott Emery (Mar 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Only played Scott once before exactly a year ago in this league so we had an enjoyable and competitive match - Awkward wind to contend with too - We had a few good rallies with short balls and wide shots that kept us both on the move throughout this fast paced game ."  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Jim Harrison (Mar 26) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This is our third meeting and while our first two matches lasted longer, this was an enjoyable game. In the second set, Jim's backhand became more consistent and he changed some tactical plays which made our match a closer game. Good luck in the rest of the league and I hope to play you again sometime in the future!"  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Jim Harrison (Mar 24) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was quite a cold day but we both warmed up quickly as the match was hard fought from the start- the first game had six deuces! The score in the sixth set doesn't do Jim justice as each of the games was a slog. Thanks for a great game Martin "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Scott Emery (Mar 20) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A hard fought but very enjoyable and friendly match. Lots of good rallies. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Scott Emery (Mar 19) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "I've played Scott numerous times before and while he has not won yet he comes up with ridiculously good shots every time we play. We played in tricky conditions, it was very windy and it helped me serve several aces against him. Considering the wind, Scott did an excellent job at serving. "  -- Charlotte

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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 18 | Thursday 18 May 2017 to Wednesday 26 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  • Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham
  • Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison
  • Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney
  • Richard Beswick & Jenny Preston
  • Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton

Current Rankings:

  • Annabel Walton South & Sarah Stevenson
  • Catherine Macarthur & Ameer Rasheed
  • Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer
  • Nicola Venning & Nicola Gibson
  • Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe
  • Tony Pelaou & David Lindsey

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Pavilion archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds 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 free can of balls which we will post to you.

Legend: 
Player, [LTA rating], [win/loss/tie tally], points won

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)