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!

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

Benyamen Shaukat
"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

"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

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

Tim Brenan

"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

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Uche Onyema 7.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Thomas McCarthy 7.2 [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Antonio Soto 9.1 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Devrim Beyzade [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Luca Marazzi [W1, L1] 3
  6. Agustin Paz Villoria 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Andrew Sims 9.1

Match Results:

Agustin Paz Villoria bt Luca Marazzi (Sep 16) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Antonio Soto (Sep 16) 6-2 Antonio Soto Retired

Player Comments:

  • "Antonio unfortunately was suffering from an elbow injury which prevented him from continuing our match. "  -- Thomas
Uche Onyema bt Agustin Paz Villoria (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-4
Luca Marazzi bt Antonio Soto (Sep 14) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Reveal CommentDevrim Beyzade bt Thomas McCarthy (Sep 13) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A 3 hour epic played in gorgeous sunny conditions. Each set were battles littered with breaks of serve and comebacks; me from 1-4 down in the first and Thomas 3-5 and 15-40 down in the second; both of us forced a tiebreak. Thomas went 3-1 up in the third with some terrific all court play but my retrieving skills were just enough to wear down my opponent to limp to a 6-4 finish in the third. A great pleasure play in."  -- Devrim
Antonio Soto bt Devrim Beyzade (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Devrim Beyzade (Sep 10) 6-0, 6-4
Uche Onyema bt Thomas McCarthy (Sep 7) 6-3, 6-4

Current Rankings:

  1. Ashley Bingham 7.2 [W1] 2
  2. Dan Bridge 7.2 [W1] 2
  3. Tim Durham [L1] 1
  4. John Cotterill 7.2 [L1]
  5. Ben Shelton
  6. Liu Li 7.2
  7. Sean Combrink

Match Results:

Ashley Bingham bt John Cotterill (Sep 18) 6-0, 7-5
Dan Bridge bt Tim Durham (Sep 12) 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2

Current Rankings:

  1. Tim Ibbotson 8.1 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Guy Veale 10.2 [W1, L2] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jim Harrison 8.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Mariano Kalfors 8.1 [W1] 2
  5. Tony Pelaou [W1] 2
  6. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Nigel Billen 7.2 [L1]

Match Results:

Tim Ibbotson bt Martin Lynchehan (Sep 15) 6-2, 6-1
Tim Ibbotson bt Guy Veale (Sep 14) 6-4, 6-3
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Jim Harrison (Sep 13) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Another very tough and very competitive match enhanced by it being a glorious Indian summer day. Thanks Jim well played Martin "  -- Martin
Guy Veale bt Jim Harrison (Sep 12) 6-2, 6-3
Reveal CommentTony Pelaou bt Jim Harrison (Sep 11) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game, a lot of fun - thanks Jim"  -- Tony
Tim Ibbotson bt Nigel Billen (Sep 8) 6-3, 6-3
Mariano Kalfors bt Guy Veale (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-3

Current Rankings:

  1. Maria Harrison 8.2 [W2] 4
  2. Carol Romaya-Akyuz 10.2 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Mark Pritchard [L2]
  4. Esther Gillham 10.2
  5. Max Olds 8.1
  6. Sally Kinnes 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Carol Romaya-Akyuz (Sep 19) 6-0, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies and a friendly game. Thanks Carol."  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Mark Pritchard (Sep 17) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very friendly and enjoyable game. Some long rallies and the game was closer than the score reflects. Thanks Mark"  -- Maria
Reveal CommentCarol Romaya-Akyuz bt Mark Pritchard (Sep 8) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable game with a number of close rallies."  -- Mark

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 26 | Thursday 22 August 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 25 September 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva [W2, UF1] 5
  2. David Lindsey & Tony Pelaou [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Benji Wilson & Devrim Beyzade [W1] 2
  4. Dominic Allport & Trevor Reidy [W1] 2
  5. Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn [W1, L1] 2
  6. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison [L2] 1
  7. Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South [L2]
  8. Sarah Burns & Errol Fletcher [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentPerri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva bt Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South (Sep 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable a great hit!"  -- Perri
Reveal CommentDominic Allport & Trevor Reidy bt Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn (Sep 8) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "After a quick first set, the second set looked to be heading our way relatively easily, but we had not counted on Esther and Ewan taking full advantage of our Sunday laziness and taking it all the way to a tie break. It was a fun match with some good rallies - thanks for the game!"  -- Dominic
Benji Wilson & Devrim Beyzade bt Sarah Burns & Errol Fletcher (Sep 7) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentDavid Lindsey & Tony Pelaou bt Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South (Sep 4) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some really good rally's - a lot of fun. "  -- Tony
Reveal CommentDavid Lindsey & Tony Pelaou v Perri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva (Sep 3) 3-6, 6-2, 5-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable match - just a shame we couldn't finish."  -- Tony
Reveal CommentPerri Johnson & Mittens Doncheva bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Aug 27) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A more pleasant, decent and competitive couple you'll struggle to find. Jim n Maria I salute u👍..we won due in most part to my patient athletic long suffering partner. She’s a hunni❤️"  -- Perri
Reveal CommentEsther Gillham & Ewan Flynn bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Aug 26) 6-2, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "Great game on a very hot bank holiday Monday - thanks Maria and Jim"  -- Esther

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)