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You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18+).

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:

  • 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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Primary Venues

Pavilion

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

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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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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"We are very pleased to have won our mixed doubles group. We enjoyed playing all our matches and we wish to thank you and the team for organising it so well. We also enjoy the updates and find the tips really helpful"

Maria Home

"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

 "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

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

Tim Brenan

"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

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

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 27 | Thursday 17 August 2017 to Wednesday 11 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 13 September 2017)

The groups were very closely fought in this round of the Pavilion League, with tiebreaks, three-setters and tussles for the top spots! It’s great to see that players got some really exciting as well as enjoyable matches, with tense scorelines and lively match commentaries. Well played everyone, and as always a special mention to players who scored bonus points! Here’s to the next round!

Group Summary:

Uche secured the top spot this round thanks to a clean sweep of four match wins – well played! John S and Nicolo showcased their attacking play, Dan and John C had a dramatic tiebreak, and there were plenty of close three-setters. Well done to John C for being the only player to score bonus points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema [W4] 8 WINNER
  2. Mike Smith 8.2 [W3, L2] 6 RUNNER UP
  3. John Smith 7.2 [W3, L1] 6
  4. Dan Bridge 8.1 [W2, L3] 5
  5. John Cotterill 7.2 [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Nicolo Colombo [W1, L4] 3

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJohn Smith bt John Cotterill (Oct 9) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hoping to complete the match on 9th Oct, weather permitting."  -- John
John Cotterill bt Mike Smith (Oct 8) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentJohn Smith bt Nicolo Colombo (Oct 7) 6-4, 7-6 (13-11)

Player Comments:

  • "A close match with much attacking play."  -- John
Mike Smith bt Dan Bridge (Oct 6) 6-3, 6-3
Mike Smith bt Nicolo Colombo (Oct 3) 6-2, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Nicolo Colombo (Sep 26) 6-1, 6-2
Mike Smith bt John Smith (Sep 25) 6-3, 6-4
John Smith bt Dan Bridge (Sep 18) 6-3, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Uche Onyema bt Dan Bridge (Sep 16) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Nicolo Colombo bt John Cotterill (Sep 10) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt John Cotterill (Sep 9) 6-1, 6-3
Uche Onyema bt Mike Smith (Sep 6) 6-2, 6-3
Dan Bridge bt John Cotterill (Sep 3) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Dan Bridge bt Nicolo Colombo (Sep 2) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Group Summary:

It was incredibly close at the top of Group 2 this round, with Tim and Thomas finishing the round with the same number of points. The winner was decided by their head-to-head match, which saw Tim come out on top – well played both! Sue and Tom had a close first set, Thomas and Andy had an epic encounter in the heat, Dominic and Thomas played a dramatic three sets with a tiebreak, and Nigel and Dominic had fun on the courts!

Final Rankings:

  1. Tim Ibbotson 8.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Thomas McCarthy 8.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Dominic Beresford 8.1 [W2, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Andy Lowe [W3, L2] 7
  5. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W1, L4] 4
  6. Tom Sheldon 10.2 [W1, L5] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  7. Sue Crawford [L1] withdrawn
  8. Dobromir Risov

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDominic Beresford bt Nigel Billen (Oct 10) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fair number of errors from both of us, but some really good points too. Always fun to play Dom"  -- Nigel
Tim Ibbotson bt Dominic Beresford (Oct 7) 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
Tim Ibbotson bt Andy Lowe (Oct 6) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentAndy Lowe bt Nigel Billen (Sep 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Andy Lowe beat Nigel Billen 6.2 6.1 "  -- Andy
Reveal CommentTim Ibbotson bt Nigel Billen (Sep 23) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Stole a set of Tim before the rains came - looking forward to getting this finished!"  -- Nigel
Andy Lowe bt Tom Sheldon (Sep 14) 6-3, 6-0
Reveal CommentDominic Beresford bt Tom Sheldon (Sep 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The weather held out just long enough for us to mop the courts and get the match played. Very soggy tennis balls meant a very different type of game. Good fun though. Thanks Tom"  -- Dominic
Thomas McCarthy bt Dominic Beresford (Sep 7) 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4
Tim Ibbotson bt Tom Sheldon (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-1
Andy Lowe bt Dominic Beresford (Sep 6) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Tom Sheldon (Sep 3) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice early morning match which perhaps gave me the advantage, certainly Tom's tennis skills were well awakened by the time the match drew to a conclusion!"  -- Nigel
Tim Ibbotson bt Thomas McCarthy (Sep 2) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4
Reveal CommentTom Sheldon bt Sue CRAWFORD (Aug 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game with Sue with a thrillingly close first set. Many thanks Sue and hope to play you again one day"  -- Tom

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Andy Lowe (Aug 26) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough. Tough. Tough. And hot! Could have gone either way. Thanks for the match Andy. "  -- Thomas
Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Nigel Billen (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match Nigel. Always good to catch up and learn how the Leagues are going. "  -- Thomas
Thomas McCarthy bt Tom Sheldon (Aug 22) 6-0, 6-2

Group Summary:

It’s great to see that so many players in Group 3 scored bonus points this round! Martin and Maria enjoyed some sunshine during their match, Maria and Anthony played an exciting tiebreak, Othmane and Jim had a tight three-setter, and Jim and Maria battled on through the wind! Well done to Anthony who came first place this round, and to close runner-up Jim.

Final Rankings:

  1. Anthony Crawley 9.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Othmane Islah 9.2 [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Martin Lynchehan 9.1 [W2, L3] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Maria Harrison 9.1 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Alan MacKenzie 9.2 [L1] withdrawn
  7. John Scott 9.2 [L1] withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Maria Harrison (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A blustery evening for our late match. Thank you, Maria."  -- Jim
Othmane Islah bt Martin Lynchehan (Sep 22) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt John Scott (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with John in changeable conditions."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Martin Lynchehan (Sep 3) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The difference between Martin and myself on this fine Sunday morning was that my hangover at 8.30am was less acute."  -- Jim

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentOthmane Islah bt Jim Harrison (Aug 28) 6-7, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Jim to serve"  -- Othmane
Anthony Crawley bt Martin Lynchehan (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-3
Anthony Crawley bt Maria Harrison (Aug 24) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Anthony Crawley bt Jim Harrison (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-4
Othmane Islah bt Maria Harrison (Aug 22) 6-2, 6-3
Anthony Crawley bt Othmane Islah (Aug 21) 6-3, 6-2
Martin Lynchehan bt Alan MacKenzie (Aug 19) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Maria Harrison (Aug 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough competitive game played on a lovely sunny morning. Many thanks Maria."  -- Martin

Group Summary:

Ben and Stephen played an epic three sets with a tiebreak, Kate and Bill had plenty of rallies in the sunshine, Bill and Sally had long deuce games, Sally and Kate were closely matched, Steve showcased his impressive serve, and Ben and Sally felt the effects of the sun! Well done to Stephen for winning the group, and to Sally and Kate for scoring bonus points!

Final Rankings:

  1. Stephen O'Farrell 8.2 [W4, L1] 9 WINNER
  2. Ben Degiorgio 10.1 [W4, L2] 8 RUNNER UP
  3. Michael Ross 8.2 [W3, L3] 8
  4. Sally Kinnes 8.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Kate Sheldon 10.2 [W1, L4] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Lukasz Lukaszewski 8.2 [W3] 6
  7. Bill Hemsley 10.2 [L6]

Match Results:

Stephen O'Farrell bt Michael Ross (Oct 11) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Bill Hemsley (Oct 8) 6-2, 6-3

Match of the Group:

Ben Degiorgio bt Stephen O'Farrell (Oct 5) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3
Stephen O'Farrell bt Bill Hemsley (Oct 3) 6-3, 6-2
Ben Degiorgio bt Michael Ross (Oct 2) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Ben Degiorgio bt Bill Hemsley (Sep 30) 6-4, 6-2
Reveal CommentLukasz Lukaszewski bt Michael Ross (Sep 29) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "very good match, difficult condition -Lukas"  -- Lukasz
Michael Ross bt Bill Hemsley (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-2
Michael Ross bt Sally Kinnes (Sep 23) 6-3, 6-4
Michael Ross bt Kate Sheldon (Sep 17) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lukasz Lukaszewski bt Ben Degiorgio (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentKate Sheldon bt Bill Hemsley (Sep 9) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely match on a sunny Saturday with some very enjoyable rallies. Thanks Bill and enjoy the rest of your matches. - Kate"  -- Kate
Reveal CommentSally Kinnes bt Bill Hemsley (Sep 8) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Great to see Bill again who was a real gentleman walking me out of the dark park to the road and bailing me out on the court fee (so sorry I didn't have enough cash). The next one's on me! Some amazingly long deuce games and two aces from Bill! Good fun."  -- Sally
Stephen O'Farrell bt Kate Sheldon (Sep 6) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentSally Kinnes bt Kate Sheldon (Sep 2) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nip and tuck is an understatement for this incredibly close match and a lovely sunny Saturday morning. Very enjoyable and a pleasure to meet Kate. Look forward to continuing. "  -- Sally
  • "Another hot sunny Saturday morning to complete our match. I think Kate was playing better the week before but good fun with the penultimate rally the best of the match! Hope to play again sometime," -- Sally
Ben Degiorgio bt Kate Sheldon (Aug 31) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Reveal CommentSally Kinnes bt Ben Degiorgio (Aug 27) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather for our match - we looked like roasted tomatoes by the end. Ben is a bit rusty, so I felt lucky to play him before he has got back into the swing of things. That serve is going to be extremely hard to return once he has had a few more matches. Good fun and good luck with the rest, Ben."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell bt Sally Kinnes (Aug 24) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match despite the score and some very enjoyable conversation about rural Ireland and flying geese. Steve has improved a lot since we last played a year ago - watch out for his fast and low serve! Very good to play again and all the best with the rest."  -- Sally

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 19 | Thursday 24 August 2017 to Wednesday 18 October 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 September 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashley Bingham & Jo Holden [W4, UF1] 9
  2. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison [W3, L2, UF1] 8
  3. Louise Sharpe & Ameer Rasheed [W2, UF2] 5
  4. Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton [W2, L2] 5
  5. Tony Pelaou & David Lindsey [W1] 2
  6. Dominic Young & Georgina Hopkins [W1, L3] 2
  7. Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher [L5] 1
  8. Louise Sharpe & Sarah Baily [L1] withdrawn
  9. Catherine Macarthur & Ameer Rasheed withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Oct 17) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "On a still night we enjoyed our match with Fran and Errol - lots of prolonged rallies."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham & Jo Holden bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Oct 16) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "hurricane ophelia made it rather tricky to play"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison v Louise Sharpe & Ameer Rasheed (Oct 16) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable encounter with Louise and Ameer, played in very blustery conditions, which we were unable to finish unfortunately."  -- Jim
Louise Sharpe & Ameer Rasheed bt Dominic Young & Georgina Hopkins (Oct 14) 6-2, 7-5
Ashley Bingham & Jo Holden bt Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (Oct 14) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou & David Lindsey bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Oct 13) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very tough match with some wonderful rally's. Weather was unseasonably warm with little if no wind, so match played in super conditions (except for the lights - but grateful to have them - don't get me wrong). We were behind for most of the first set only getting our noses ahead at 6-5 before Maria & Jim pulled it back to 6-6 - the tie break could have gone either way. The second set started like the first, we fell behind but somehow managed to get a lead which we hung on to. Thankful for the victory and for not being told off too much when I got home later than I promised. Very enjoyable evening which set the weekend off beautifully."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Dominic Young & Georgina Hopkins (Oct 12) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Dom and George with some great protracted rallies."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham & Jo Holden v Louise Sharpe & Ameer Rasheed (Oct 11) 6-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A fast paced first set where we didn't know if we were competing against each other or the wind and rain, the weather eventually stopped play. We hope to complete the match before the deadline!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham & Jo Holden bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another fantastic and very close, 3 set match with Maria and Jim, with long rallies and some great volleying! Thank you, Ashley"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Oct 9) 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really close and enjoyable match as always with Fran and Errol."  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (Oct 8) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "As always, enjoyable to play Pauline and Steve. Lots of good rallies."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham & Jo Holden bt Dominic Young & Georgina Hopkins (Sep 28) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "After a slight booking problem at the Pavillion, we managed to secure a last minute outside court at New River. Thank you Dominic and Georgina for an enjoyable game."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentLouise Sharpe & Ameer Rasheed bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was played in very wet conditions"  -- Louise
Reveal CommentDominic Young & Georgina Hopkins bt Frances Plummer & Errol Fletcher (Sep 25) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely way to start our league matches, hope to have as much fun with everyone else in the league."  -- Dominic
Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton bt Louise Sharpe & Sarah Baily (Sep 10) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "This was a fun match with lots of close games and good rallies especially in the second set. We were very relieved to avoid a third set."  -- Pauline

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)