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

Want to Get Playing?

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


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.


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If you notice any of our venue information is out of date, missing court costs or opening hours please let us know.


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 15 | Thursday 9 July 2020 to Wednesday 2 September 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 5 August 2020)

Current Rankings:

  1. Christopher Walker 10.1 [W2] 4
  2. Adam Etinson 10.1 [W1, L1] 2
  3. Alex Hicks 7.2 [W1, L1] 2
  4. Karim El Afany [L1]
  5. Stephen Young 8.1 [L1]
  6. Colette D'Alessandro
  7. Emily Arrowsmith
  8. Russell Turner

Match Results:

Reveal CommentAdam Etinson bt Alex Hicks (Jul 12) 6-1, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "The score was deceiving in this match. The second set in particular was long and hard fought. Thanks for the match, Alex! "  -- Adam
Alex Hicks bt Stephen Young (Jul 11) 6-0, 6-0
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Karim El Afany (Jul 11) 6-2, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Karim has a great technique with some excellent pacey baseline shots on both the forehand and the backhand side. Thanks for the game."  -- Christopher
Reveal CommentChristopher Walker bt Adam Etinson (Jul 10) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "The score doesn't fairly reflect the match as there were some very lengthy rallies and closely contested games with the first set lasting almost an hour! Adam played some really nice baseline shots and pulled off the shot of the match with a great cross court backhand pass from behind the baseline. Thanks for the game. "  -- Christopher

Current Rankings:

  1. James Murphy [W1] 2
  2. Martin W [L1]
  3. Andreas Viljoen
  4. Chris De Beneducci 10.2
  5. Dario Llinares 7.2
  6. Luca Bariola
  7. Richard Gail
  8. Tim Astley

Match Results:

James Murphy bt Martin W (Jul 12) 6-0, 6-0

Current Rankings:

  1. Alex Dupee
  2. Charles Elton
  3. Jamie Riggs-long 9.1
  4. Liz Sheehan
  5. Neeraj Pathak
  6. Nicholas Konstantinides
  7. Sam Gold

Current Rankings:

  1. Christine Kim [W1] 2
  3. Alex Covella
  4. John McGrath
  5. Joshua Lutzno
  6. Simon Eccles
  7. Troy Edwards 10.1

Match Results:

Christine Kim bt ANNMARIE MCGANN (Jul 13) 4-1, 4-0


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)