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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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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 Tennis Club

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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"Thanks again for arranging another great tournament"

Pavilion - Avery Jackson

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

Benyamen Shaukat

"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

 "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
"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

"Just wanted let you know, I think you guys do a great job with the leagues and I’ll be ready and raring to go for the next one," 

John Scott

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 25 | Thursday 16 March 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 12 April 2017)

Current Rankings:

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

Match Results:

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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. John Cotterill 7.2 [W6] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Nicolo Colombo [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Mariano Kalfors 8.2 [W3, L2] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W3, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Ashley Bingham 9.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Benji Wilson 9.1 [L5] 2
  7. Michael Ross 8.2 [L4] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

John Cotterill bt Benji Wilson (Apr 24) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
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
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
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
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

Current Rankings:

  1. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W3, L2] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Maria Harrison 9.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Charlotte Appel 8.2 [W2] 4
  4. Stephen O'Farrell 8.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Scott Emery 9.2 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Martin Lynchehan 9.1 [W1, L1] 2

Match Results:

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
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 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 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 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

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)

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Collapse AllPavilion Doubles - Round 17 | Thursday 9 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alan MacKenzie & Caroline Nugent [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Eugene Doogan & Andy Lowe [W3] 6
  4. Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney [W1, L2] 2
  5. Sarah Stevenson & Annabel Walton South [L4]

Match Results:

Eugene Doogan & Andy Lowe bt Sarah Stevenson & Annabel Walton South (Apr 13) 6-1, 6-1
Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney bt Sarah Stevenson & Annabel Walton South (Mar 27) 6-1, 6-2
Eugene Doogan & Andy Lowe bt Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham (Mar 17) 6-3, 6-1
Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham bt Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney (Mar 13) 6-3, 6-0
Alan MacKenzie & Caroline Nugent bt Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney (Mar 11) 6-1, 6-3
Reveal CommentJo Holden & Ashley Bingham bt Sarah Stevenson & Annabel Walton South (Mar 10) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the match and the beers after!"  -- Ashley
Eugene Doogan & Andy Lowe bt Alan MacKenzie & Caroline Nugent (Mar 10) 6-1, 6-2
Reveal CommentAlan MacKenzie & Caroline Nugent bt Sarah Stevenson & Annabel Walton South (Mar 5) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A blustery, wet day with heavy rain sending us in for hot drinks after the first set, but the weather gods gave us enough of a reprieve to allow a second set, with the rain re-starting just on match point. Wish my timing was as precise! Sarah and Annabel chased everything down, keeping us on our toes throughout the match. Thanks for a good workout."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentJo Holden & Ashley Bingham bt Alan MacKenzie & Caroline Nugent (Feb 22) 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and extremely close match and although there were some challenging lighting conditions we had some specatcular and comedy rallies that I'm sure would make Mansour Bahrami proud!"  -- Ashley

Current Rankings:

  1. Jim Harrison & Maria Harrison [W5] 10
  2. Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Nicola Gibson & Nicola Venning [W2, L2] 5
  4. Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer [W1, L4] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Mahvish Ayoob & Catherine Macarthur [W2, L1] 4
  6. Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe [W1, L2] withdrawn 2
  7. Tas Gooden & Helen Gerolaki [L4] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell bt Mahvish Ayoob & Catherine Macarthur (Apr 19) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive match with some great serving from Mahvish and Cathy's usual great angles"  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentNicola Gibson & Nicola Venning bt Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer (Apr 5) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some great rallies and a fun match."  -- Nicola
Jim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe (Mar 28) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Nicola Gibson & Nicola Venning (Mar 23) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "Very much a match of two sets. Nicola and Nicola took longer to get going in the chilly and blustery conditions but once they had warmed up they played much stronger in the second set and forced a very close tie break . Jim and Maria were relieved not to have to play a third set. It is always a pleasure to play the two Nicolas."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentErrol Fletcher & Frances Plummer bt Tas Gooden & Helen Gerolaki (Mar 20) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good people."  -- Errol
Reveal CommentNicola Gibson & Nicola Venning bt Tas Gooden & Helen Gerolaki (Mar 19) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun enjoyable match"  -- Nicola
Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe bt Tas Gooden & Helen Gerolaki (Mar 18) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentJim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Tas Gooden & Helen Gerolaki (Mar 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "It was very enjoyable to play Tas and Helen in their very first doubles league match today. We know them both from attending Dan Preuss's Wednesday night coaching at the Pavilion. I think Dan would be pleased to see the four of slugging it out in a competitive match. We had some exciting long rallies and it was a lot of fun. Good luck to Tas and Helen in their forthcoming matches in this league."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentPauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell bt Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer (Mar 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A really fun match with lots of good rallies and some great serving by Errol. "  -- Pauline
Reveal CommentPauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell bt Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe (Mar 11) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun match with lots of rallies on a beautiful spring afternoon. Lots of good net play by Sarah and Louise and the match was much closer than the score suggests."  -- Pauline
Mahvish Ayoob & Catherine Macarthur bt Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer (Feb 22) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Reveal CommentJim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer (Feb 20) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable and hard fought match with lots of protracted rallies. All four of us have attended weekly coaching lessons with Dan Preuss for a few years and we recognise that the quality of our play has improved significantly since when we first started playing together which is very encouraging."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentJim Harrison & Maria Harrison bt Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell (Feb 19) 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match with Pauline and Steve in nice sunny weather."  -- Jim
Mahvish Ayoob & Catherine Macarthur bt Nicola Gibson & Nicola Venning (Feb 18) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

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)