Friendly, competitive tennis on Rosemary Gardens' public courts

You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league 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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Rosemary Gardens Tennis Centre
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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, 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!)
  • 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 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 match tiebreak is played. (Long format matches may be played if both players agree.)
  • 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 posted to 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 the next round here.

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

Rosemary Gardens

Southgate Road, London, N1 3JP
Tel: 0203 793 6880
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Other Venues

Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY
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Hackney Downs

Downs Park Road, London, E5 8NP
Tel: 020 8800 0680
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Highbury Fields

Highbury Place, London, N5 1HP
Tel: 020 7226 2334
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Islington Tennis Centre

Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Tel: 020 7700 1370
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Chatsworth Road, Lond, E5 9RA
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Collapse AllRosemary Gardens Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 5 September 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 2 October 2019)

Current Rankings:

  1. Etan Ilfeld 8.1 [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Omer Cavusoglu 9.2 [W3, L2] 8 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W2, L3] 6 includes 2 bonus points
  4. James Brookner [W1, L2] 5 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Giovanni Testori [W2] 4
  6. Mathew Mcdonnell [L3] 1
  7. Edouard Carakehian 10.2 [L1]
  8. Greg Riddell [L1]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentOmer Cavusoglu bt Greg Riddell (Oct 6) 7-5, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good, close first set. Second set incomplete due to rain, hoping to play the rest as soon as possible. "  -- Omer
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt Mathew Mcdonnell (Oct 3) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A wet day and Matthew appeared to love soggy ball tennis despite rain covered glasses. Can you guess which set was the wettest? Thank you for the match."  -- Alex
Etan Ilfeld bt Mathew Mcdonnell (Oct 2) 6-1, 6-4
Reveal CommentOmer Cavusoglu bt Alex Hicks (Oct 2) 6-4, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "First game in dark in many years; the glare from the light weren't kind to either of us but we managed to get a game out of it."  -- Omer
Reveal CommentEtan Ilfeld bt Alex Hicks (Sep 29) 6-2, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with lots of running!"  -- Etan
Reveal CommentAlex Hicks bt James Brookner (Sep 28) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Nice close match, at one stage James had 3 set points. Both of us were let down by our serves in the early games but eventually I got mine back on form and pulled slightly ahead. I was also helped slightly by some damp ball slices after a couple of wet games."  -- Alex
James Brookner bt Mathew Mcdonnell (Sep 23) 6-0, 6-3
Etan Ilfeld bt Edouard Carakehian (Sep 16) 7-5, 6-2
Reveal CommentGiovanni Testori bt Omer Cavusoglu (Sep 15) 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "great game! nice to play against omer! "  -- Giovanni
Giovanni Testori bt Alex Hicks (Sep 14) 6-1, 6-0
Reveal CommentEtan Ilfeld bt Omer Cavusoglu (Sep 10) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Lots of deuces and running!"  -- Etan
Reveal CommentOmer Cavusoglu bt James Brookner (Sep 6) 7-5, 5-7, [10-8]

Player Comments:

  • "In what was my first competitive game in 1.5 years and James's first ever, it was a 2.5-hour epic battle that went to the wire -- a very enjoyable game of equals in Clissold Park. "  -- Omer

Current Rankings:

  1. Alan Revel 8.1 [W3, UF1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Luke Betham 10.2 [W3, L1] 9 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Iain Loggie [L1, UF1] 1
  4. Dario Llinares 8.2 [L2] 1
  5. Luca Bariola [L2]
  6. Ben Mason 8.2

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAlan Revel v Iain Loggie (Oct 8) 5-7, 6-2, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "A see-saw match played over 2 nights and still not complete. Hopefully will be third time lucky! Well played Iain."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentLuke Betham bt Iain Loggie (Oct 6) 6-0, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with lots of deuces and great rallys! Cheers"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentAlan Revel bt Dario Llinares (Sep 27) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Player Comments:

  • "Despite the torrential rain which drove us from the court during the warm up we managed somehow to get this match played once it had relented. After taking the first set I was way behind in the second and thought a third was on the cards but somehow I managed to claw my way back into it and took the match on the tie break. Thanks for the match Dario and best of the luck for the rest of them."  -- Alan
Reveal CommentAlan Revel bt Luca Bariola (Sep 22) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Luca for the match. Good luck with the rest of them. "  -- Alan
Reveal CommentLuke Betham bt Dario Llinares (Sep 20) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Great match, with a lot of points decided by the gusty wind and later in the match by the lack of light on court 9. Cheers was good fun"  -- Luke
Reveal CommentAlan Revel bt Luke Betham (Sep 20) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable if exhausting tennis on a beautiful sunny afternoon at Highbury. Shame we did not finish."  -- Alan
  • "Thanks Luke for the match, best wishes for the rest of them," -- Alan
Reveal CommentLuke Betham bt Luca Bariola (Sep 12) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match cheers Luca!"  -- Luke

Current Rankings:

  1. Jamie Riggs-long 9.2 [W4, L1, UF1] 11 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Oscar Vadillo [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points
  3. Alex Dupee [W1, UF1] 3
  4. John Hall 10.2 [W1, L2] 3
  5. Gaspard D'Hautefeuille [W1, L4] 2
  6. James Gunn [W1, L3] 2
  7. Eva Deligianni [L2]

Match Results:

Oscar Vadillo bt Gaspard D'Hautefeuille (Oct 10) 6-3, 6-1
Jamie Riggs-long bt James Gunn (Oct 8) Walkover
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Eva Deligianni (Oct 6) 4-0, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "Thanks Eva, nice to meet you. Good luck in rest of your games "  -- Jamie
Gaspard D'Hautefeuille bt James Gunn (Oct 6) 7-5, 7-5
Alex Dupee bt Gaspard D'Hautefeuille (Oct 5) 6-2, 6-0
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long v Alex Dupee (Oct 5) 6-3, 4-6, 1-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Jamie serving at 40-0; 1-2 final set. "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt John Hall (Oct 2) 6-2, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "From 5-0 up in the 2nd, John did a good job of making it close. Thanks "  -- Jamie
James Gunn bt John Hall (Sep 28) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Oscar Vadillo bt Eva Deligianni (Sep 28) 6-0, 6-1
John Hall bt Gaspard D'Hautefeuille (Sep 22) Walkover
Reveal CommentJamie Riggs-long bt Gaspard D'Hautefeuille (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Cheers for the game. Good luck in your next match "  -- Jamie
Reveal CommentOscar Vadillo bt Jamie Riggs-long (Sep 15) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Good game"  -- Oscar
Oscar Vadillo bt James Gunn (Sep 12) 6-0, 6-0


Looking for previous matches? Visit the Rosemary Gardens archive.
The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Rosemary Gardens.

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.

In this short-format approved league, matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, and do 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) 

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)