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!

Close matches, close by.

Robby Sukhdeo who runs the brilliant Pavilion tennis centre, brilliantly
Robby Sukhdeo who runs the brilliant Pavilion tennis centre, brilliantly

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New rounds for the Pavilion league start regularly. See next round dates and entry fees above. Entries close the Monday before a round starts. You are never committed to joining more than one round and round usually last eight weeks (ten weeks where we also run doubles rounds).

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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 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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White Hart Lane Recreation Ground

White Hart Lane, London, N22
Tel: 020 8881 2323
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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
"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
"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

"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

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

Benyamen Shaukat

"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

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 24 | Thursday 8 December 2016 to Wednesday 15 February 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 11 January 2017)

A quieter round for the Pavilion league with differing commitment between groups. Thanks to group two and three for all their efforts, it was fantastic to see such a high percentage of matches played despite the less than favourable weather conditions at this time of year. A shame we didn't see any tennis in group one, hopefully the enthusiasm will return in the next round. Here's to more tennis in 2017!

Group Summary:

No matches played - very disappointing! Maybe the winter weather put tennis to the back of the mind but next round please do let us know if you are having trouble getting matches set up and played - we'd love to help if we can!

Final Rankings:

  1. Benyamen Shaukat 7.2
  2. Dominic Beresford 8.1
  3. Joe Chacholiades 8.1
  4. Mark Crooks 7.2 withdrawn
  5. Tim Ibbotson 8.2

Group Summary:

Dan's five star performance put daylight between himself and the rest of the group as he finishes top of the pile to claim a well deserved title. Well done to Nigel who takes second place just ahead of Alex after some battling performances saw him win a number of crucial tight sets. Only one match went unplayed in this group - great work everyone!

Final Rankings:

  1. Dan Bridge 8.1 [W5] 10 WINNER
  2. Nigel Billen 8.1 [W3, L2] 7 RUNNER UP
  3. Alex Carpignano 9.1 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Ashley Bingham 9.2 [W2, L2] 4
  5. Benji Wilson 9.1 [W1, L3] 4
  6. Martin Lynchehan 9.1 [L5]

Match Results:

Dan Bridge bt Alex Carpignano (Feb 7) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Dan Bridge bt Martin Lynchehan (Feb 4) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Benji Wilson (Feb 3) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very close match. Benji scored some great winners specially with his powerful forehand. Keep in touch and let me know when you fancy a friendly re-match. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham bt Martin Lynchehan (Jan 27) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Nice to meet Martin and we had some good games."  -- Ashley
Reveal CommentDan Bridge bt Nigel Billen (Jan 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Always great to see and play against you Nigel. At least we got out of the 1 deg C quickly enough!"  -- Dan
Reveal CommentAshley Bingham bt Alex Carpignano (Jan 25) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks for the game Alex, some super rallies and some great tennis!"  -- Ashley

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Nigel Billen (Jan 22) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Nigel today. The match was very even and well played by both of us. By the time we got to third sets we were both running on empty physically and mentally. Nigel managed to scored some great volleys through out the match. Luckily, I was able to hold on to an early lead in the final set. Hope to see you again on court soon and many thanks for organizing the leagues. "  -- Alex
  • "Fantastic match played in the New River bubble... Alex avenged the loss of the first set with solid tennis, a few unbelievable lobs, and a wall-like backhand. Great fun!" -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Ashley Bingham (Jan 21) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Beautiful crisp and sunny day at the Pavilion and despite an icy sparkle the courts played very well. Tight first set with many breaks but luck was on my side in the second and I manage to get past Ashley at the nest just enough times to come out on top," -- Nigel
Dan Bridge bt Ashley Bingham (Jan 20) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentBenji Wilson bt Martin Lynchehan (Jan 20) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game. Good to meet Martyn"  -- Benji
Reveal CommentDan Bridge bt Benji Wilson (Jan 18) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A really competitive and equal match in which the tie-break could have gone either way."  -- Dan
Reveal CommentAlex Carpignano bt Martin Lynchehan (Jan 15) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was great to meet Martyn again. "  -- Alex
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Benji Wilson (Jan 7) 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "An excellent match on a gloomy afternoon - the last set more a game of blind man's bluff than tennis!" -- Nigel
Reveal CommentNigel Billen bt Martin Lynchehan (Dec 17) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on a murky afternoon - and closer than it looks!" -- Nigel

Group Summary:

Laurynas certainly made an impression on his first appearance in the Pavilion singles league finishing five wins to the good and four points clear of Jim on the top of the podium. Jim did make Laurynas work hard on the court though with a fast start putting him on the front foot but in the end Laurynas was just too strong. Thanks for all the match commentaries which revealed many close contests played in a friendly spirit. Hope you are ok Scott after your withdrawal!

Final Rankings:

  1. Laurynas Jurkonis 10.1 [W5] 12 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W2, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charlotte Appel 9.2 [W3, L2] 6
  4. Maria Harrison 9.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  5. Stephen O'Farrell 8.2 [W1, L2, UF1] 3
  6. Scott Emery [L3] withdrawn 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Stephen O'Farrell (Feb 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Steve hit some great short angled shots and had a consistently powerful first and second serve. I even thought he was going to win several more games in the second set because in our last game of the match he was ahead 40-0. I enjoyed our match and I wish Steve the best of luck for his future matches."  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Jim Harrison (Feb 11) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First time I've beaten Jim in months. I'm delighted. Jim blames it on the windy conditions."  -- Maria
Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Maria Harrison (Feb 6) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "This match was both mentally and physically tiring. I had to play my absolute best tennis throughout the match to win. Maria hit some great shots and placed the ball well. While in the end I did come out with the win, it was close and by far my most difficult match of this league. I enjoyed speaking to Maria and I wish her the best of luck for the league and her future tennis matches."  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentCharlotte Appel bt Scott Emery (Feb 4) 6-2, 2-1 Scott Emery Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Scott hit some great returns. Our match was mostly enjoyable despite not being able to complete it. I wish him the best of luck for his future leagues."  -- Charlotte
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison v Stephen O'Farrell (Jan 19) 6-1, 1-6 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Always enjoyable to play Steve. Unfortunately the courts got too icy to finish our game."  -- Maria
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Scott Emery (Jan 16) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match with Scott on a good surface at Chandos"  -- Jim

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentStephen O'Farrell bt Jim Harrison (Jan 10) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Our first attempt at this match was aborted due to an icy court. Tonight we just encountered drizzle. Steve recovered very well after losing the first set to win the second and third sets comfortably. Steve's volleying and slice shots were very effective, accumulating lots of points."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentLaurynas Jurkonis bt Stephen O'Farrell (Jan 7) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "It was a damp and slightly foggy Saturday morning. We were worried a bit that it would be slippery, but the match went very smoothly, without any injuries, but with an occasional power slide after a sprint towards the ball. First set went head to head all the way. The second set I got a bit of a break, but Steve, with his good control of the ball and great net game, kept me on my best behaviour all the way till the end. I really hope I get a chance to play Steve at some point in the future. Best of luck to him in the rest of his matches."  -- Laurynas
Reveal CommentLaurynas Jurkonis bt Maria Harrison (Dec 20) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Was a very pleasant and fun match, lot's of tricky short balls. Although the weather was a bit chilly and the court slightly damp, thus a bit slippery, it was still a very pleasant evening to play. I look forward to our next match."  -- Laurynas
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Charlotte Appel (Dec 19) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "It was a pleasure to play this match under cover at Chandos. Charlotte won the first match we played in this league and I won the second. We played some very long rallies including lots of close-quarter volleys by the net. A lot of fun."  -- Jim
Reveal CommentLaurynas Jurkonis bt Charlotte Appel (Dec 18) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First set went head to head and was quite challenging both phisically and mentally. Although I managed to get a head start at the beginning of the second set, it was very difficult to adopt to Charlottes changing tactics and she almost made a comeback. Was a very enjoyable match, the venue is great, although quite chilly even though we played inside. Best of luck to Charlotte in her future games. "  -- Laurynas
Reveal CommentLaurynas Jurkonis bt Jim Harrison (Dec 17) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A very intense and well balanced match and Jim made me work hard for every single point. The damp court and mist did provide some inconvinience, but we managed to finish the match without any incidents. Best of luck to Jim and I hope the rest of the matches are as enjoyable."  -- Laurynas
Reveal CommentLaurynas Jurkonis bt Scott Emery (Dec 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and intensive match. The outside courts at Chandos Tennis Club are amazing, no slipping even during some light rain. The rain didn't help the serves, but it was still a very enjoyable match and I look forward to playing Scott again."  -- Laurynas

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 17 | Thursday 9 February 2017 to Wednesday 19 April 2017 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan MacKenzie & Caroline Nugent
  2. Eugene Doogan & Andy Lowe
  3. Jo Holden & Ashley Bingham
  4. Peter Mattravers & Jonathan Bunney
  5. Sarah Stevenson & Annabel Walton South

Current Rankings:

  1. Jim Harrison & Maria Harrison [W2] 4
  2. Mahvish Ayoob & Catherine Macarthur [W1] 2
  3. Nicola Gibson & Nicola Venning [L1] 1
  4. Errol Fletcher & Frances Plummer [L1]
  5. Pauline Hamilton & Stephen O'Farrell [L1]
  6. Sarah Baily & Louise Sharpe
  7. Tas Gooden & Helen Gerolaki

Match Results:

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)