Friendly, competitive tennis on Pavilion's public courts

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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"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
"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

"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

"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

"Thanks again for arranging another great tournament"

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 26 | Thursday 1 June 2017 to Wednesday 26 July 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 28 June 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Francesco Malatesta [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Uche Onyema [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. John Cotterill 7.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Thomas McCarthy 8.2 [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nicolo Colombo [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark Crooks 7.2

Match Results:

John Cotterill bt Thomas McCarthy (Jun 23) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-5
Uche Onyema bt Thomas McCarthy (Jun 22) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentJohn Cotterill bt Nicolo Colombo (Jun 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Hot"  -- John
Francesco Malatesta bt Uche Onyema (Jun 18) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Francesco Malatesta bt Nicolo Colombo (Jun 13) 7-5, 6-2
Uche Onyema bt Nicolo Colombo (Jun 10) 6-2, 7-5
Francesco Malatesta bt Thomas McCarthy (Jun 10) 6-2, 6-2
Francesco Malatesta bt John Cotterill (Jun 4) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Tim Ibbotson 8.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Alex Carpignano 8.2 [W2, L1, UF1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Ashley Bingham 9.2 [W2, L1] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Dominic Beresford 8.1 [W2, L2] 7 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Nigel Billen 8.1 [L4] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Dobromir Risov [UF1]
  7. Tim Loo [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentDominic Beresford bt Nigel Billen (Jun 27) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable match and the usual high number of deuces! Thank you Nigel"  -- Dominic
Ashley Bingham bt Dominic Beresford (Jun 26) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham bt Nigel Billen (Jun 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Another very competitive match, thank you Nigel. I look forward to the next one!"  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentDominic Beresford bt Alex Carpignano (Jun 18) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Way too hot. Could more easily have been resolved by a burpee-off in a Finnish sauna. The sort of game that might suit a French foreign legionnaire."  -- Dominic
Tim Ibbotson bt Ashley Bingham (Jun 17) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alex Carpignano v Dobromir Risov (Jun 16) 6-3, 3-3 TBC
Tim Ibbotson bt Dominic Beresford (Jun 11) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1)
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Nigel Billen (Jun 9) 6-3, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Both sets very close. Lots of long well played rallies . Thanks Nigel."  -- Alex
Reveal CommentTim Ibbotson bt Nigel Billen (Jun 2) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was a really close (and long) match! Well played Nigel. Great fun!"  -- Tim
  • "Worth getting up at dawn to play this absorbing match. Tim gave me chances in the first set but was fully awake in the second so pat on the back to me for winning that. By the third Tim was in charge! Great fun," -- Nigel
Alex Carpignano bt Tim Loo (Jun 2) 6-1, 6-1

Current Rankings:

  1. Benji Wilson 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. David Beales 9.1 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Maria Harrison 9.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Anthony Crawley 9.1 [L1]
  6. Michael Ross 8.2 [L2]
  7. Andy Lowe

Match Results:

David Beales bt Anthony Crawley (Jun 26) 6-4, 6-3
Benji Wilson bt Michael Ross (Jun 26) 6-0, 6-1
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Michael Ross (Jun 23) 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyable to catch up with and play Michael. Nearly every game went to several deuces. "  -- Maria
Jim Harrison bt Maria Harrison (Jun 22) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Reveal CommentDavid Beales bt Jim Harrison (Jun 15) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Lovely day and match up at Pavilion. Bit of a topsy-turvy, but enjoyable nevertheless. Thanks Jim. "  -- David
Benji Wilson bt Maria Harrison (Jun 9) 6-3, 6-1
Benji Wilson bt David Beales (Jun 2) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Martin Lynchehan 9.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Othmane Islah 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Annabel Walton South 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sally Kinnes 8.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. John Scott 9.2 [W1] 2
  6. Bill Hemsley [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Bill Hemsley (Jun 28) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Good competitive game with lots of deuces. Thanks for the game Bill "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Annabel Walton South (Jun 23) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was very enjoyable and challenging match which was much closer than the score suggests. Annabel was a real battler who saved half a dozen match points. Thanks for the match and I look forward to playing again Martin "  -- Martin
John Scott bt Othmane Islah (Jun 22) 6-2, 7-5
Reveal CommentAnnabel Walton South bt Sally Kinnes (Jun 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Fun! Exhausting! Hot! Great play from Annabel but I was very pleased with two things: I came back from 2-5 down in the second set to level it to 5-5. And in the wildlife garden, a duck has moved into the pond! It looked much more serene that we did! Delighted to see it there."  -- Sally
Reveal CommentOthmane Islah bt Bill Hemsley (Jun 16) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game of tennis. Thank you Bill"  -- Othmane
Reveal CommentOthmane Islah bt Sally Kinnes (Jun 15) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable match despite the windy conditions. A very close second where Sally had a set point. This could have been the turning point. Thanks a lot Sally for a great game"  -- Othmane
Reveal CommentSally Kinnes bt Bill Hemsley (Jun 11) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A swirling wind was a big factor in this match with unexpected gusts picking up the ball and putting it down wherever it pleased - usually way beyond the baseline or in the tramlines (no tennis sense, these random gusts!) Despite that we had a very enjoyable match - only the second for Bill and heaven-knows-how many for me! The second set in particular was a great battle and the score in aces was Bill 2, Sally 0!"  -- Sally
Martin Lynchehan bt Othmane Islah (Jun 8) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentOthmane Islah bt Annabel Walton South (Jun 7) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very close second set. With the windy weather, it could have litteraly gone either way. Thank you for playing Annabel"  -- Othmane

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

Current Rankings:

  1. Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Richard Beswick & Jenny Preston [W2] 4
  3. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison [W1, L1] 2
  4. Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney [L1]
  5. Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton [L2]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJo Holden & Ashley Bingham bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Jun 19) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "A very competitive and fun match in sauna like conditions - thank you Jim and Maria. Jo apologises for the swearing"  -- Ashley
Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham bt Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (Jun 15) 6-4, 6-0
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney (Jun 13) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a very enjoyable match against Jonathan and Peter at Waterlow Park - a very nice setting in Highgate on a warm sunny evening."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentRichard Beswick & Jenny Preston bt Stephen O'Farrell & Pauline Hamilton (Jun 3) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Nice game, closer than score suggests, with plenty of good rallies"  -- Richard
Reveal CommentRichard Beswick & Jenny Preston bt Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham (May 22) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of close games and good rallies. Very enjoyable match."  -- Richard

Current Rankings:

  1. Tony Pelaou & David Lindsey [W2] 4
  2. Catherine Macarthur & Ameer Rasheed [W1, L1] 2
  3. Nicola Venning & Nicola Gibson [L2] 1
  4. Annabel Walton South & Sarah Stevenson
  5. Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer
  6. Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe

Match Results:

Reveal CommentTony Pelaou & David Lindsey bt Nicola Venning & Nicola Gibson (Jun 18) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A beautiful early evening, with the sun out in parts. It took Nicola and Nicola a little time to settle into the game, which they did by the second set racing into a 2-0 lead. They hit some fabulous shots down the line with power and accuracy which were impossible to a get a racket on. They also returned some our best serves and we had some really good rallys. In the end we managed to sneak into the lead and hold on to win the match, but a very enjoyable game and great to be out in the sun."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentCatherine Macarthur & Ameer Rasheed bt Nicola Venning & Nicola Gibson (Jun 14) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The match was peppered with very enjoyable games, many reverting to Duce several times. I think the scor backs this up, as many games lasted a long time. A very even match on a perfect summer's evening. Nicola V served magnificent swervy spinners, and Nicola G returned powerful winners. Nicola G slipped and fell at one point, but despite a graze on her arm, she opted to continue the match. Many thanks for a great match!"  -- Catherine
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou & David Lindsey bt Catherine Macarthur & Ameer Rasheed (May 26) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This was the first time David and I have played in any league and also the first time we have played together, so we were feeling more than a little nervous. I think this was also the first time for Ameer, although Catherine had played in the leagues previously. The match kicked-off promptly, and I was very impressed by the quality of tennis played by the opposition Ameer at times played some outstanding shots down the line, and some of Catherine's shots were unplayable. After trailing 0-2 in the first set me and David set our minds just to keep close to the opposition, which we managed, and somehow managed to sneak it at the death - which was the first time we took the lead. The second set starting very competitively. 19th hole at Maid. "  -- Tony

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)