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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!

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

Tim Brenan

"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

"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

 "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

"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

"Massive thanks once again for organising! What great fun!" 

Alex Pope

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Collapse AllPavilion Singles - Round 38 | Thursday 20 February 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 18 March 2020)

Group Summary:

Wow, some really good tennis played in this group and while Mark ended the round some way ahead on points, Augustin must still have thought he had a fighting chance of catching him! For Augustin, who recorded a good win over Mark, it is another reason to join with us all in cursing the Coronavirus, but at least he can enjoy his silver-medal position. For Mark, it is a totally well-deserved, gold and a pat on the back for playing all the possible matches!

Final Rankings:

  1. Mark Przyrembel 9.2 [W5, L1] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Agustin Paz Villoria 9.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Luca Marazzi [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Sean Combrink [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Devrim Beyzade [L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Antonio Soto 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  7. Ashley Bingham 7.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  8. Andrew Sims 8.2 withdrawn

Match Results:

Reveal CommentLuca Marazzi bt Sean Combrink (Mar 15) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Our best match so far, great rallies!"  -- Luca
Mark Przyrembel bt Antonio Soto (Mar 14) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Reveal CommentAntonio Soto bt Sean Combrink (Mar 13) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Very nice match "  -- Antonio
Reveal CommentAgustin Paz Villoria bt Devrim Beyzade (Mar 12) 7-5, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Nice match in a windy day! "  -- Agustin
Mark Przyrembel bt Sean Combrink (Mar 11) 6-2, 6-2
Reveal CommentAgustin Paz Villoria bt Ashley Bingham (Mar 7) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Really nice rallies! "  -- Agustin
Reveal CommentLuca Marazzi bt Ashley Bingham (Mar 6) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

Player Comments:

  • "Great weather and very competitive 2nd set. I needed 7 match points to win. Nice rallies and fair play."  -- Luca
Mark Przyrembel bt Devrim Beyzade (Mar 6) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Mark Przyrembel bt Ashley Bingham (Feb 29) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentSean Combrink bt Devrim Beyzade (Feb 28) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-1)

Player Comments:

  • "You had to be there..."  -- Sean

Match of the Group:

Agustin Paz Villoria bt Mark Przyrembel (Feb 22) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
Mark Przyrembel bt Luca Marazzi (Feb 21) 6-3, 6-3

Group Summary:

No one was able to win more than a couple of matches, though Thomas, Tim and Dan all managed that, but in this frustratingly prematurely ended round, Thomas was the player who best managed to build a winning platform. By adding bonus points and points for sets won in his two defeats, when the curtain fell he was the player left to take the bow. Well done Thomas and the chasing pack. One thing we know for certain, when the time comes, we will renew the battle with gusto!

Final Rankings:

  1. Thomas McCarthy 7.2 [W2, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Tim Ibbotson 8.1 [W2] 4
  3. Dan Bridge 7.2 [W2] 4
  4. Alex Cazorla 9.1 [W1, L1] 3
  5. Nick Kemp [W1, L2] 3
  6. Nigel Billen 7.2 [L3] 2 includes 2 bonus points
  7. James Tzanoudakis

Match Results:

Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Alex Cazorla (Mar 22) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "No handshakes. Just elbow bumps and a very competitive match which could easily have had a different result. Well played Alex, I thought you had me. "  -- Thomas
Alex Cazorla bt Nick Kemp (Mar 20) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Nick Kemp bt Nigel Billen (Mar 15) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Reveal CommentTim Ibbotson bt Nigel Billen (Mar 14) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Perhaps if the courts hadn't been quite so slippery I would have been able to make this match a little closer, but fair play to Tim - a pleasure to play as always - who adapted much better to the conditions!" -- Nigel
Dan Bridge bt Nick Kemp (Mar 14) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Match of the Group:

Dan Bridge bt Thomas McCarthy (Mar 11) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Tim Ibbotson bt Thomas McCarthy (Mar 7) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Reveal CommentThomas McCarthy bt Nigel Billen (Feb 23) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Tough competitive match with Nigel. First set was super close and could easily have gone either way. "  -- Thomas

Group Summary:

Although Esther and Max had still to get going, it looks pretty certain that Guy would have won this group even if it had gone the full distance. Not that he didn't have to work for his wins, particularly against Jim - a match that went to three sets. Martin ran Guy closest in the points chase leaving Jim to earn the bronze (despite losing to his better half for the first time in a year!).

Final Rankings:

  1. Guy Veale 10.2 [W3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Martin Lynchehan 8.2 [W2, L1] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Jim Harrison 8.2 [W1, L3] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Maria Harrison 8.2 [W1, L1] 2
  5. Carol Romaya-Akyuz 10.2 [L2] 1
  6. Esther Gillham 10.2
  7. Max Olds 8.1

Match Results:

Guy Veale bt Maria Harrison (Mar 15) 6-3, 6-1
Reveal CommentJim Harrison bt Carol Romaya-Akyuz (Mar 11) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "On a blustery day Carol came back strong in the second set to win it 6-3 and took it to an enjoyable three-setter. "  -- Jim
Guy Veale bt Martin Lynchehan (Mar 8) 6-3, 6-2

Match of the Group:

Guy Veale bt Jim Harrison (Mar 3) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Carol Romaya-Akyuz (Mar 1) 6-1, 7-5

Player Comments:

  • "It was very windy but we overcame that to enjoy a fun competitive match. Thanks for the match Carol. "  -- Martin
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison bt Jim Harrison (Feb 27) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "This is the first time in over a year that I have beaten Jim at singles. "  -- Maria
Reveal CommentMartin Lynchehan bt Jim Harrison (Feb 21) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A tough competitive match with Jim making me hard for a win that was tougher than the score suggests. Thanks for a great match. "  -- Martin

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)

Collapse AllPavilion Doubles - Round 27 | Thursday 5 December 2019 to Wednesday 26 February 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 15 January 2020)

Just a small, winter-warmer of a round this time. But spring is just around the corner so do hope you can join us for more doubles action as the weather hots up!

Group Summary:

A real case of who dares wins! Jim and Maria braved the cold of a north London winter on three occasions. Now that didn't necessarily give them the best winning record (three teams all notched up a win) but by earning a point for a set won in their loss to Louise and Annabel, Jim and Maria won the points chase! Of course more matches played could well have changed things, but well done to our champs who played all their matches and topped the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison [W1, L2] 3 WINNER
  2. Esther Gillham & Ewan Flynn [W1] 2 RUNNER UP
  3. Louise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South [W1] 2
  4. Nigel Billen & Sally Kinnes [L1] 1

Match Results:

Reveal CommentEsther Gillham & Ewan Flynn bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Jan 31) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game as always with Jim and Maria!"  -- Esther

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentLouise Sharpe & Annabel Walton South bt Maria Harrison & Jim Harrison (Jan 17) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "This was a great match to play, lots of very close games, almost all went to deuce"  -- Louise
Reveal CommentMaria Harrison & Jim Harrison bt Nigel Billen & Sally Kinnes (Jan 5) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Player Comments:

  • "A very close-fought and enjoyable match against Nigel and Sally played on the lovely courts on Highbury Fields. "  -- Jim

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)