Friendly, competitive tennis on Regents Park'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.

Want to Get Playing?

From the dates above, choose your round and click on the Join By link.

FREE TENNIS BALLS

Every player who completes three matches by the midway point of any round is sent a FREE can of tennis balls! Plus there are great offers all the time in our shop.

SHOP NOW!

Not quite ready? Register your interest and we'll get back to you

Vertical Tabs

This is how it works

  • Players are organised into groups of up to 8 people of a similar standard
  • 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.
  • Players are grouped by 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 played to short-set format; if a set reaches 4 games all, the next game decides the set. If the match reaches a set all, a matchtiebreak is played (see link on right)
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group
  • Players are grouped according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Everyone in the group plays each other once during the round
  • You get one point for each set you win
  • 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 each group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winners get a certificate and tennis prizes
  • Where possible, winners of the groups (and sometimes the top two) are promoted for the next round; those who come bottom (and sometimes the bottom two) are demoted

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!


Missing Something?

If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.

UPDATE OUR VENUES

Primary Venues

Regents Park Tennis Centre

York Bridge Road Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NU
Tel: 0207 486 4216
full venue details »

Other Venues

Cartwright Gardens

Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9EL
full venue details »

Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
full venue details »

 "As always it was excellent fun with some really great people.  I always recommend the league to my friends, it's such a great find," 

Katy Wealthall

"It was a great round with a lot of nice matches, especially the one against Sebastian was very close! I had lot of fun, which, I think it is more important than winning at all costs in this context of friendly matches; although I am very happy I won. Last, I would like to dedicate this victory to Rob, Max and Mark, who supported and encouraged me all the way through this round," 

Andrea Vivaldi

"I am so happy to have the experience of playing with all of these people. Thank you for setting this up!" 

Jean Smith

"Thank you so much for all the organising - if it wasn't for the league I wouldn't be able to play,"

Fay Johnstone

"It was a pleasure to discover the league and take part in the games. I look forward to taking part again" 

Nathalie Villemer

"Looking forward to my second round!  I really enjoyed the last round and even though my w/l record wasn't the greatest, I still felt the games were close and was playing within my level." 

Stacy Percy

Play Here?

We want to know what you think of playing in this league and see photos from your matches. Contact us today for an opportunity to be featured on the site!

Feedback Form

Collapse AllRegents Park Singles - Round 36 | Thursday 30 November 2017 to Wednesday 7 February 2018 (Midpoint: Wednesday 3 January 2018)

It was another successful round in Regents Park Tennis League with over two thirds of matches played and lots of competitive tennis in each of the groups. Many of you braved inclement weather conditions, including icy surfaces, to get your matches played and there were some tight scorelines with matches going to the wire in the third set. Thanks to all of you for taking part and we hope to see you back for more great tennis in the next round!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to league debutant Joao for coming top of a very competitive group, with the top 2 players tied on 19 points. Joao edged ahead though by winning one more match than runner up Stephen including crucially their head to head, a really close 3 set match which went to 10-5 in the third set tiebreak. Honours for the closest match go to Daniel and Stephen, with Daniel eventually prevailing 14-12 in the final set, while Stelian also had a tough win over Niccolo. Some great tennis across the group!

Final Rankings:

  1. Joao Salvado [W5, L2] 19 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Jones 6.2 [W4, L3] 19 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Martin Beecroft 5.2 [W5] 15
  4. Stelian Rosca 9.1 [W2, L5] 14 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Niccolò Massa [W2, L4] 13 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Daniel Potter 10.2 [W3, L1] 10
  7. George Henton [W1, L3] 7
  8. Nuno Ferrinha [L4] 4

Match Results:

Reveal CommentStelian Rosca bt Nuno Ferrinha (Feb 6) 4-0, 5-3

Player Comments:

  • "Much closer than the score shows. Was good fun with some luck from my side. "  -- Stelian
Daniel Potter bt Stelian Rosca (Feb 2) 4-0, 4-0
Stephen Jones bt Nuno Ferrinha (Jan 27) 4-2, 4-0
Reveal CommentGeorge Henton bt Stelian Rosca (Jan 20) 4-1, 2-4, [10-7]

Player Comments:

  • "Fun game on a good court at Westway; as with any tiebreak could have gone either way. "  -- George
Daniel Potter bt Joao Salvado (Jan 19) 4-2, 5-4
Stephen Jones bt Stelian Rosca (Jan 12) 4-2, 4-0
Martin Beecroft bt Niccolò Massa (Jan 11) 4-2, 4-2
Martin Beecroft bt Daniel Potter (Jan 10) 4-1, 4-1
Joao Salvado bt Nuno Ferrinha (Jan 10) 4-1, 4-0
Martin Beecroft bt Joao Salvado (Jan 7) 5-3, 4-1
Niccolò Massa bt George Henton (Jan 7) 4-1, 4-0
Reveal CommentNiccolò Massa bt Nuno Ferrinha (Jan 6) 4-2, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Good match in the fairly extreme cold! "  -- Niccolò
Stephen Jones bt George Henton (Jan 2) 4-0, 4-0
Joao Salvado bt Stephen Jones (Dec 19) 4-5, 4-2, [10-5]
Stephen Jones bt Niccolò Massa (Dec 17) 4-2, 4-0
Joao Salvado bt Stelian Rosca (Dec 15) 5-3, 5-4

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDaniel Potter bt Stephen Jones (Dec 14) 2-4, 5-3, [14-12]

Player Comments:

  • "A very close game indeed coming down to a long tiebreak. Steve won the first set 4-2 and was 3-0 up in the second only for Daniel to come back and win the second 5-3. The tiebreak went one way and then the other and then back again with Daniel taking an early lead 3-0 before finding himself 6-3, and 9-6 down and managing to retrieve it to 9-9. From there it was anyone's game. Both players were trying to punish the other players backhand and trying to avoid the same happening to them throughout."  -- Daniel
Joao Salvado bt George Henton (Dec 9) 4-2, 2-4, [10-5]
Reveal CommentJoao Salvado bt Niccolò Massa (Dec 5) 4-1, 4-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great game!"  -- Joao
Martin Beecroft bt Stelian Rosca (Dec 5) 4-1, 4-0
Martin Beecroft bt Stephen Jones (Dec 4) 4-2, 5-3
Reveal CommentStelian Rosca bt Niccolò Massa (Dec 2) 4-1, 2-4, [11-9]

Player Comments:

  • "Close first match played in a good spirit! Thanks, Steli"  -- Stelian
  • "Nice challenge ended with a very close tie break. I definitely need to improve my performance under pressure! Congrats to Stelian for the win," -- Niccolo

Group Summary:

It was a successful debut in Regents Park Tennis League for group winner Istvan, who played impressively to win all 6 of his matches to finish 3 points clear of runner up Richard. Richard was tied on match wins with third placed Laurent, both winning 4 matches, however Richard's scheduling skills in playing an extra match and picking up the midway bonus points saw him finish 4 points clear. Kudos to Laurent though for winning their head to head (which was played in 2 sessions either side of the New Year)! There were great 3 set matches wins for Gary and Olivier, showing it was a competitive group throughout!

Final Rankings:

  1. Istvan Hoffer [W6] 20 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Richard Barnes 9.1 [W4, L2] 17 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Laurent Frisch 9.2 [W4, L1] 13
  4. Olivier Vinciguerra [W2, L4] 12 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Sebastien Hung 10.1 [W2, L3] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Gary Young [W1, L4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  7. David Stark 9.1 [L6] 7
  8. Alex Hicks 8.1 [W1] 3

Match Results:

Laurent Frisch bt David Stark (Feb 7) 4-0, 4-1
Laurent Frisch bt Sebastien Hung (Jan 28) 4-2, 4-2
Istvan Hoffer bt Laurent Frisch (Jan 26) 4-0, 4-1
Reveal CommentLaurent Frisch bt Richard Barnes (Jan 23) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Poor start from Barnes, patchy finish from Frisch, with some good rallies along the way. No time to complete a third set so agreed to call it a day at the end of the second and go again in the New Year. Should be a good contest if both players bring their A games with them into 2018 ..."  -- Richard
Istvan Hoffer bt David Stark (Jan 22) 4-0, 4-0
Richard Barnes bt David Stark (Jan 17) 4-1, 4-0
Istvan Hoffer bt Olivier Vinciguerra (Jan 13) 4-2, 4-1

Match of the Group:

Gary Young bt David Stark (Jan 11) 1-4, 5-3, [10-6]
Olivier Vinciguerra bt David Stark (Jan 9) 4-2, 5-3
Laurent Frisch bt Olivier Vinciguerra (Jan 6) 6-0, 6-3
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt David Stark (Dec 30) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "A marathon 1st game and close 1st set. Thank you for a good match."  -- Alex
Sebastien Hung bt Gary Young (Dec 28) 4-1, 4-0
Sebastien Hung bt Olivier Vinciguerra (Dec 22) 4-2, 4-0
Richard Barnes bt Olivier Vinciguerra (Dec 17) 4-0, 4-1
Olivier Vinciguerra bt Gary Young (Dec 16) 4-5, 4-2, 4-2
Richard Barnes bt Sebastien Hung (Dec 14) 4-2, 4-1
Richard Barnes bt Gary Young (Dec 9) 4-1, 4-2
Istvan Hoffer bt Richard Barnes (Dec 8) 4-2, 4-2
Istvan Hoffer bt Sebastien Hung (Dec 3) 4-2, 4-1
Istvan Hoffer bt Gary Young (Dec 3) 4-1, 4-1

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Richard for jumping 3 places to finish top of the group in emphatic style, winning all 5 of his matches and finishing 5 points clear of runner up Bora. The match of the group was James' impressive 3 set win over Peter, which went to 10-4 in the championship tiebreak, while Bora played well to prevent his match against James going to a final set.

Final Rankings:

  1. Richard Keep [W5] 15 WINNER
  2. Bora Molla 9.1 [W3, L1] 10 RUNNER UP
  3. James Thornton 9.1 [W1, L3] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  4. Abel Evertse [W1, L1] 4
  5. Robin Rudd 9.2 [L2] 2
  6. David Wake 9.1 [L2] 2
  7. Peter Newman 9.1 [L1] 2

Match Results:

Richard Keep bt David Wake (Jan 25) 6-1, 6-1
Abel Evertse bt James Thornton (Jan 22) 6-5 James Thornton Retired
Richard Keep bt Bora Molla (Jan 19) 4-1, 4-0
Bora Molla bt Robin Rudd (Jan 7) 4-1, 4-1
Richard Keep bt Robin Rudd (Jan 5) 4-0, 4-0
Bora Molla bt David Wake (Jan 3) 5-3, 4-1
Richard Keep bt James Thornton (Dec 18) 4-2, 4-0
Bora Molla bt James Thornton (Dec 17) 4-0, 5-4
Richard Keep bt Abel Evertse (Dec 14) 4-0, 4-2

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentJames Thornton bt Peter Newman (Dec 9) 4-2, 1-4, [10-4]

Player Comments:

  • "James lucks this one out in conditions splendidly randomised by a frosty court and low December sun."  -- James

Group Summary:

Congratulations to Eleanor for taking the group crown with 4 match wins and no defeats, finishing one point clear of runner up and league returner Louis. Louis just sneaked ahead of Vipan by scheduling his matches early to secure the midway bonus points, although Vipan has the honour of winning their head to head in the third set tiebreak. Vipan also came back from a set down to win the group's other 3 setter, this time against Tom. Congratulations also to Louis and Tom for staying on their feet in icy conditions for their match!

Final Rankings:

  1. Eleanor Dorran 9.1 [W4] 12 WINNER
  2. Louis Schwizgebel [W2, L2] 11 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Vipan Nar [W3, L1] 10
  4. Tom Keeling [W1, L3] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Julie Lasso 10.2 [L3] 3
  6. Vibushan Sri-Pathma [L1] 1
  7. Tim Lomas

Match Results:

Eleanor Dorran bt Louis Schwizgebel (Feb 4) 5-3, 4-0
Eleanor Dorran bt Julie Lasso (Feb 2) 4-0, 4-1
Eleanor Dorran bt Tom Keeling (Jan 23) 4-2, 4-0
Eleanor Dorran bt Vipan Nar (Jan 12) 4-0, 4-1
Reveal CommentVipan Nar bt Julie Lasso (Jan 5) 4-0, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Julie & I had some great rallies, which i really enjoyed, with each point being hard fought. Her back and forehands were good and kept me on my toes. Look forward to playing with Julie again"  -- Vipan
Vipan Nar bt Tom Keeling (Dec 22) 1-4, 4-2, 4-0

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVipan Nar bt Louis Schwizgebel (Dec 19) 2-4, 4-0, 5-4

Player Comments:

  • "Very long and exciting match. We decided to go for a tiebreak at 3-3 on the third set."  -- Louis
Reveal CommentLouis Schwizgebel bt Tom Keeling (Dec 18) 5-3, 4-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very dangerous match played on a completely frozen court. "  -- Louis
Tom Keeling bt Julie Lasso (Dec 16) 4-0, 4-1
Louis Schwizgebel bt Vibushan Sri-Pathma (Dec 15) 4-1, 4-1

Results

Looking for previous matches? Visit the Regents Park archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous rounds for Regents Park. 

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win and a point for completing a match. Matches are short format. See here for details. 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)