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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"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

"Massive thanks once again for organising! What great fun!" 

Alex Pope

 "Well, that's my last game done ... phew! First competition I've entered and think I have learned a lot. (apart from how to play on a pesky outdoor 'bouncy' court hehe!) Maybe next time someone will agree to play me on my home turf. It's been a really helpful experience and most enjoyable too, thanks for intoducing me to it," 

Ria Kearney
"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

"Thanks again for arranging another great tournament"

Pavilion - Avery Jackson

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

Tim Brenan

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 35 | Thursday 20 June 2019 to Wednesday 14 August 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 17 July 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas McCarthy 7.2 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Cazorla 9.2 [W2, L1] 4
  4. Luca Marazzi [W1] 2
  5. Sean Combrink [L2] 1
  6. Dominic Beresford 8.1 [L1] 1
  7. Tim Durham [L2]

Match Results:

Luca Marazzi bt Tim Durham (Jul 21) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlex Cazorla bt Thomas McCarthy (Jul 21) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, long rallies."  -- Alex
Thomas McCarthy bt Dominic Beresford (Jul 14) 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Thomas McCarthy bt Tim Durham (Jul 13) 6-3, 6-4
Reveal CommentAlex Cazorla bt Sean Combrink (Jul 9) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Long Macth we both run a lot for trickki points.. Great fun"  -- Alex
Uche Onyema bt Alex Cazorla (Jul 8) 6-1, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Thomas McCarthy (Jul 6) 6-1, 6-1
Uche Onyema bt Sean Combrink (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Ben Shelton [W2] 4
  2. Tony Pelaou [W1, L2] 4
  3. Mariano Kalfors 8.1 [W1, L1, UF1] 3
  4. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Anthony Crawley 8.1 [UF1] 1
  6. Guy Veale 10.2
  7. Tim Ibbotson 8.1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Tony Pelaou (Jul 21) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Tony was playing the better tennis for much of this match and has a brilliant return game that means you can never relax on your own serve. Lucky to come back from a mini break in the tiebreak to get the chance to win the match in three sets. Hugely enjoyable and exhausting on a warm summer's day. Grateful for the post-match burger from Robbie's Aussie rules BBQ!"  -- Nigel
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Mariano Kalfors (Jul 14) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "I got lucky, a very enjoyable game thanks Mariano."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentMariano Kalfors v Anthony Crawley (Jul 10) 3-6, 6-4 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "tbc"  -- Mariano
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Nigel Billen (Jul 8) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

Player Comments:

  • "Great match against Nigel, very close games with a tense tie break to finish it. "  -- Ben
Reveal CommentMariano Kalfors bt Nigel Billen (Jul 6) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "An exhausting but fun match on a humid afternoon that lasted nearly 2 and a half hours. Excellent slice serving from Mariano just when he needed it!. Great fun!" -- Nigel
Reveal CommentBen Shelton bt Tony Pelaou (Jun 28) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great close match, most games going to deuce. "  -- Ben

Current Rankings:

  1. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Geoffrey Sanders 10.2 [W1, L1] 3
  4. Carol Romaya-Akyuz [L1]
  5. Maria Harrison 8.2 [L1]
  6. Max Olds 8.1 [L1]
  7. Esther Gillham 10.2 [L1]
  8. Alan MacKenzie 9.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Martin Lynchehan (Jul 7) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very hard fought “nip and tuck” three-setter against Martin. We are very closely matched which make our league matches very edgy and close-run encounters. "  -- Jim
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Geoffrey Sanders (Jul 6) 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "An extremely competitive and very close match in hot hot conditions. Some very long rallies with Geoff slicing and Martin lobbing and everyone’s nerves being tested. Thanks for the game really look forward to playing again "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Esther Gillham (Jul 4) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and close match against Esther , played in sultry conditions. We had to deploy the “ Skin-so-Soft “ against the biting insects. "  -- Jim
Reveal CommentGeoffrey Sanders bt Max Olds (Jun 30) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Fun, close match, Max had me running all over the court"  -- Geoffrey
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Maria Harrison (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match played on a lovely summer’s evening."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Carol Romaya-Akyuz (Jun 22) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A sunny but very windy day. Carol was a very energetic player who made me cover a lot of the court. Thanks for the match "  -- Martin

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. Tony Pelaou & David Lindsey [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Sean Combrink & Alex Cazorla [W3] 6
  4. Dominic Allport & Trevor Reidy [W2, L1] 4
  5. Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alison Culshaw & Vanessa Colosi [L3]

Match Results:

Sean Combrink & Alex Cazorla bt Alison Culshaw & Vanessa Colosi (Jul 7) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentSean Combrink & Alex Cazorla bt Dominic Allport & Trevor Reidy (Jun 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Good fun"  -- Sean
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Trevor Reidy bt Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn (Jun 17) 7-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Unable to get a court at the Pavilion we instead enjoyed a close match at Arnos Grove while watching the tube trains go past. Thanks all, it was fun!"  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Trevor Reidy bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (Jun 13) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the slippery playing conditions and leaden skies the match was played with everyone in good spirits. It was closely fought with many tight games. Everyone had fun and it was a real shame it had to end. Thank you Alan and Nigel, well played all!"  -- Dominic
  • "Very much enjoyed our match. It was nice to experience a bit of banter and humour during the fairly difficult windy and slippery conditions. Good luck to you and Alan in your remaining matches!" -- Trevow
  • "Hugely entertaining match which went on, and on and on... But hunger aside - Alan's dinner was 'in the fox' - great fun in great company," -- Nigel
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou & David Lindsey bt Alison Culshaw & Vanessa Colosi (Jun 11) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "We got lucky, Vanessa and Alison played better than, but somehow we managed to scrape the win. Some great serving and ground strokes from both Alison and Vanessa - thanks for the game."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou & David Lindsey bt Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn (Jun 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "I think we would have been in trouble if Ewan's serves were a little more consistent - phew, they are fast. Really enjoyable Sunday morning - thanks Esther & Ewan."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentAlan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen bt Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn (Jun 8) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Strong, windy conditions made it difficult all round. With Ewan's ferocious serving causing us problems, first set was very tight. But the continuing gusts meant few rallies in the second set. Despite that, always an enjoyable game with Esther and Ewan."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen bt Alison Culshaw & Vanessa Colosi (Jun 4) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An entertaining and friendly match with Alison and Vanessa. Given this was their first time out as a partnership, they will get results in the future, both have seriously strong ground strokes. We played a mixed set after, great fun."  -- Alan
Sean Combrink & Alex Cazorla bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (Jun 2) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou & David Lindsey bt Alan MacKenzie & Nigel Billen (May 28) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "The rain threatened for a while but we toughed it out and the weather changed to sunshine. Some extraordinary volleys from Alan at a tremendous pace which Daivd and me just couldn't live with. However, we managed to sneak a win by the skin of our teeth. I'll be celebrating with a whisky Alan and Nigel might be sharing half a bitter. Really enjoyable match."  -- Tony

Current Rankings:

  1. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicola Venning & Jo Larkin [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Imogen Ryall & James Taylor [W1, L1] 3
  4. Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South [W1, L1] 2
  5. Jo Holden & Leanne Williams [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniela Tringale & Deirdre Corrigan

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Imogen Ryall & James Taylor (Jul 1) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and closely fought match against James and Imogen on a lovely summer evening."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentLouise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South bt Nicola Venning & Jo Larkin (Jun 17) 6-3, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really enjoyable match to play, lots of close games with almost all going to deuce. Lucky with the weather too!"  -- Louise
Reveal CommentImogen Ryall & James Taylor bt Jo Holden & Leanne Williams (Jun 17) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable match in the sunshine with some fab rally’s and lots of deuces! "  -- Imogen
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Jo Holden & Leanne Williams (Jun 3) 6-0, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match against Jo and Leanne, who got into their groove in the second set. "  -- Jim
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South (May 30) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match against Louise and Annabel. Summer must be close because the insects started biting tonight. "  -- Jim
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Nicola Venning & Jo Larkin (May 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "As always, we enjoyed a fun and friendly match against Jo and Nicola. The rain stopped in time to let us play some protracted volley rallies but the net fairy favoured us tonight. "  -- Jim
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)