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
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 full venue details »

Other Venues

Clissold Park

Green Lanes, London, N16 0HY Tel: full venue details »

Hackney Downs

Downs Park Road, London, E5 8NP Tel: 020 8800 0680 full venue details »

Highbury Fields

Highbury Place, London, N5 1HP Tel: 020 7226 2334 full venue details »

Islington Tennis Centre

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

Millfields

Chatsworth Road, Lond, E5 9RA Tel: full venue details »
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Collapse AllRosemary Gardens Singles - Round 16 | Thursday 17 September 2020 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 14 October 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Hicks 7.2 [L3] 3 includes 2 bonus points
  2. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W1] 2
  3. Russell Turner [W1] 2
  4. Ilya Blanter [W1] 2
  5. Magnus Wallsten [W1] 2
  6. Tom Rache [L1]
  7. Jack Thompson

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Alex Hicks (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match with Alex. Lots of long games and deuces - more than the score indicates!"  -- Adam
Magnus Wallsten bt Alex Hicks (Sep 26) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Ilya Blanter bt Alex Hicks (Sep 24) 6-4, 6-4
Reveal CommentRussell Turner bt Tom Rache (Sep 22) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score in our “friendly” set 3 7-5 is a fairer reflection of Tom’s ability."  -- Russell

Current Rankings:

  1. James Brookner [W2] 4
  2. Luca Bariola [W1] 2
  3. Paul Sangle [L1, UF1] 1
  4. Charles Elton 10.2 [L1, UF1] 1
  5. James Connolly [L1]
  6. Jeremy Pennycook
  7. Jules G
  8. Nikiforos Papatheodorou

Match Results:

Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Charles Elton (Sep 28) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun and competitive game played with a good spirit."  -- James
Reveal CommentCharles Elton v Paul Sangle (Sep 26) 2-6, 6-4, 3-3 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match played in very blustery conditions. Me to serve next. "  -- Charles
Reveal CommentLuca Bariola bt James Connolly (Sep 24) 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)

Player Comments:

  • "Cold blood first set and a fight for the second where James didn’t quit at all. Nice match thanks "  -- Luca
Reveal CommentJames Brookner bt Paul Sangle (Sep 19) 6-3, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A fun, competitive game played in a friendly spirit."  -- James

Current Rankings:

  1. Michele Scarlino [W2] 4
  2. Sam Gold [W1, UF1] 3
  3. Julika Loecklin [UF1]
  4. Cath Le Couteur [L1]
  5. Joe Sandler Clarke 10.2 [L1]
  6. Phil Piers 9.1 [L1]
  7. Alex Dupee
  8. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1
  9. Miguel Sousa Dias

Match Results:

Michele Scarlino bt Phil Piers (Sep 27) 6-1, 6-1
Reveal CommentSam Gold v Julika Loecklin (Sep 27) 4-1, 2-2 TBC

Player Comments:

  • "Deuce, Sam to serve"  -- Sam
Reveal CommentMichele Scarlino bt Cath Le Couteur (Sep 26) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Tough game against a true Australian style Tennis player! Some great net duels"  -- Michele
Reveal CommentSam Gold bt Joe Sandler Clarke (Sep 24) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "Some good rallies among some rusty serving from us both. Enjoyed the game!"  -- Sam

Current Rankings:

  1. John Hall 10.1 [W1] 2
  2. Katharine Round [W1, L1] 2
  3. Yetunde Abdul [L1]
  4. Alessandra Panunzio
  5. Marlin Aranguren
  6. Matthew Oxenford
  7. Neeraj Pathak
  8. Tom Poldre
  9. Una Murphy

Match Results:

Reveal CommentKatharine Round bt Yetunde Abdul (Sep 27) 4-2, 4-0

Player Comments:

  • "An enjoyable game on a slightly chilly day! Pleasure to meet you Yetunde and best of luck with your remaining matches. "  -- Katharine
Reveal CommentJohn Hall bt Katharine Round (Sep 20) 7-5, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Fun match on an unseasonably warm September afternoon. Good luck with the rest of the league, Katharine."  -- John

Results

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) 

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)